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Best selling car by country

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Cool list.

Looks like the data is from 2019.

Might be a bit different now.
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mr_raider wrote: https://www.visualcapitalist.com/wp-con ... l-res.html


Always though Benz s class was number 1 in Saudi.
Yeah like Hyundai is their #1 seller in Saudi Arabia?!?! Who would have guessed? Looks like it's the only place outside of Korea where Hyundai tops the list (I could have missed others though, just took a quick glance).
Badman wrote: Cool list.

Looks like the data is from 2019.
2019 is basically all you can look at though, as data is skewed after that due to you know what. Maybe 2022 or 2023 will be the next relevant year to look at.
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It's all relative unless we know the marginal differences between # 1, 2, 3 etc.
Is is less than 100, hundreds, thousands difference.
For example 40,000 Hyundai in Saudi Arabia but number 2 and 3 spots held by Mercedes S class and Toyota Landcruisers with numbers of 30k and 39K respectively.
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You’ll probably find the S Class or Landcruiser is the best selling car to Saudis, but the Hyundai beats it in volume because of all the non Saudi residents.

Not unexpected to see Toyota everywhere, especially the ubiquitous Hilux.
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Cool. Thanks for sharing.
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With the popularity of the Hilux I wonder why its not available in North America? Just can't compete with the F150?
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kr0zet wrote: With the popularity of the Hilux I wonder why its not available in North America? Just can't compete with the F150?
It did exist and it was literally known as the "Toyota pickup" in the 80s to very early 90s, but we're dealing with Toyota of America so they decided to Americanize it in the 90s and turn it into the Tacoma. It wasn't the only thing Toyota decided to Americanize either, they were really big on this in the 90s.
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kr0zet wrote: With the popularity of the Hilux I wonder why its not available in North America? Just can't compete with the F150?
Baby pickup trucks don't sell.

Mind you I bet it would sell in eastern Canada and maybe BC.
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I've been in a few dozen countries over the last five to ten years. Based on what I have seen: Toyota rules in Africa and South America but VW is strong in both those continents; Europe is a mixed bag but VW is super strong there; Asia is a mix of Hyundai and Toyota. Obviously, all brands have their niches and they vary by region. Since this map doesn't seem to include the manufacturer of tuk-tuks, it is not representative of what I have seen around the world.
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kr0zet wrote: With the popularity of the Hilux I wonder why its not available in North America? Just can't compete with the F150?
Yeah they made a "more American" Tacoma instead, as mentioned. The Tacoma does alright but it can't even come close to F150 or Silverado. It sells about as much as the Sierra so it's not poor selling it just can't really compete with the other guys. Sells about 1/3rd what the Ram does too. As a side note, if you combine the Sierra and Silverado numbers (which really you should), they outsell the F150.

OTOH the Tacoma is not meant to compete with the F150, that's what the Tundra does. However those sales are, well, lulz. Tacoma sells about as much as the Ranger.

Basically unlike "the big guys", Toyota's small truck outsells its larger one.
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Anyone noticed Kosovo and Algeria?

James May would love it there.
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kr0zet wrote: With the popularity of the Hilux I wonder why its not available in North America? Just can't compete with the F150?
It's too "utilitarian" for North American market, plus not powerful enough to tow 3.5 tons at 130km/h over a mountain pass... Not as good on road, but far superior off road - it can actually wade through something deeper than a puddle. Same with most of the other international pickups*.

*Although that's mostly just because of legalese.
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Andy34 wrote: It's too "utilitarian" for North American market, plus not powerful enough to tow 3.5 tons at 130km/h over a mountain pass... Not as good on road, but far superior off road - it can actually wade through something deeper than a puddle. Same with most of the other international pickups*.

*Although that's mostly just because of legalese.
So how is hilux pronounced?

Hilux like "bollocks'

or Hilux like "linux"?
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Depends on region I think.. Usually hear it referred to as "he-lux" but I've heard many Americans pronounce it as "high-lux". Not sure if one is correct over the other.
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North America,land of the "Hicks". Lol
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mr_raider wrote: So how is hilux pronounced?

Hilux like "bollocks'

or Hilux like "linux"?
Hii-Lux

As in "Hi, how are you".
Ecsta wrote: Depends on region I think.. Usually hear it referred to as "he-lux" but I've heard many Americans pronounce it as "high-lux". Not sure if one is correct over the other.
Only ever heard it pronounced the latter in Africa, Europe and Australia, but the Japanese may have meant it to be pronounced differently and we all butchered it...

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