The Toyota Hilux tops an estimated 37 markets worldwide. It’s time for an update on the best-selling nameplates in 177 markets around the planet, detailing how many countries in which a specific model ranked #1. In 2019, 65 nameplates have at least won one market in the world. This list is once again topped by the Toyota Hilux with an estimated 37 pole positions worldwide. This information is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere else. Note this article isn’t a reflection of the highest worldwide sales volumes which are the subject of a separate report for the Full Year 2018 with the Top 1300 models detailed. Our methodology is the following: when official data is available, First Half 2019 rankings are used. If no H1 2019 data is available, the most recent data is used and for the countries with no data at all, the #1 model is estimated based on thorough observations in these countries’ streets via … [Read more...] about World First Half 2019: Discover all the #1 models in 177 markets
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The future car buyers of Nigeria. Picture © Devesh Uba, all rights reserved. Africa is progressively shedding its image of a continent embroiled in poverty, corruption and never-ending wars. Yet the dramatic Ebola outbreak in Western Africa is a harsh reminder that the road to development is a long and tortuous one. Three years ago, I created the Africa Project to jump start the collection of new car sales data in a region that remains very secretive. From only a couple of countries in 2012, official sales data for Africa on BSCB now covers 23 nations, and its scope is expanding every month. New car sales on the continent are still for the most part in their infancy, making Africa the last frontier in terms of automotive development. If the economic growth we have witnessed in the past decade continues at the same rate, could Africa become the new China and replace it as the world automotive sales engine of growth? As is often the case in such … [Read more...] about STRATEGY: Is Africa the new China?