By on March 5, 2012

Over the past few of weeks we have travelled to IsraelBelarusEritrea and Chile. Since last week you decide which country we go to next and today we make a stop to Georgia, the country, not the US State. Why? Because SexCpotatoes (cool nick!) asked for it.

Now you are sick of ex-USSR countries and have had too much vodka already, make sure you don’t drive and check out the 159 additional countries I have prepared for you to explore in my blog

Georgia has no sales data available. So there will be no article… Just kidding.

By now you will be familiar with my methodology when there is no data available for a specific country.

It’s simple.

I go online and visit my old mate YouTube, check out recent videos of the streets of the main cities of that country and voila!

Georgian consumers have been very fast to shed their Soviet past: there are virtually no Ladas anymore in the streets of the capital city Tbilisi…

(no, not a BMW!)

Instead, chances are the Toyota Corolla is in the lead of the models ranking, making Georgia the only European country and one of 18 countries in the world where it is estimated to be in pole position.

Other popular models in Georgia are the Hyundai ix35…

Toyota Camry…

Nissan Tiida…

Toyota RAV4…

and Mitsubishi Pajero. If you go to Georgia in the near future you will also notice a lot of second hand 1991 Opel Astras and various Mercedes in the streets.

This speculation is based on the observation of recent YouTube videos of the streets of Tbilisi. If you do have official models data for this country make sure to get in touch…

Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.

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9 Comments on “Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Georgia Has Forgotten About Russia...”


  • avatar
    skor

    When I think of Georgia, I don’t think about cars. What I think about is their president, Wall St. installed puppet, Mikheil
    Saakashvili. Remember when America’s neo-conmen honestly thought they were going to overthrow big, bad Russia by siccing their little Georgian purse-dog on them? Who remembers the video of Saakashvili sitting in his presidential palace chewing on his tie…literally chewing on his tie….while the Russian MIG’s were flying figure eights overhead? Pure comedy gold.

    • 0 avatar
      TOTitan

      Actually Georgia did pretty well for itself against the Russians, shooting down 8 aircraft and destroying 40 armored vehicles before being overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

      • 0 avatar
        gtemnykh

        Actually if you read something besides Georgian news briefs, it was 4 aircraft total, 2 to friendly fire. a dozen or so BMPs/t72s, and 75 KIA. Numbers on the ground in the first day of fighting when Tshkinvali was liberated were in fact skewed towards Georgian superiority. Georgia was pretty much wiped off the map militarily, besides the armor that was destroyed, a further 44 T72s were captured, along with some rather comical looting of Georgian faux-NATO gear (made in China).

    • 0 avatar
      tonto goldstein

      I don’t think the Georgian’s being murdered by Russian mercs thought it was very funny. I guess Russia simply prefers not to be surrounded by fledgling democracies. They see it as a threat for some reason. Typical Russian behavior though – pick on a relatively defenseless opponent. The results of the recent election have me wondering if Russia will ever approach real first-world status instead of being content with the role of regional agitator while her citizens gorge on pointless military triumph and booze. (check out their average life-span statistics)

      • 0 avatar
        gtemnykh

        Fledgling democracies armed by the USA and Israel that launch Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (‘Grad’) and large caliber artillery at a sleeping city while the world is distracted by the opening of the Olympics apparently aren’t ‘preferred.’ An EU report confirmed that Georgia started the war, it is indisputable fact. Dozens of Russian peacekeepers were killed in the initial barrage. Russia had a UN mandate to have peacekeepers in South Ossetia, when it was attacked, Russia reacted, end of story.

      • 0 avatar
        skor

        Wall St. sent their stooge, Saakashvili, his marching orders and he had his “army” attack the Russians, not the other way around. The Russians promptly handed them their asses and Saakashvili spent the next several weeks chewing through his tie collection.

        This is what a tie eating Wall St errand boy looks like.

  • avatar
    mikedt

    what? no Dacia Sandero?

  • avatar
    MrWhopee

    Being attacked by Russia not too long ago might have soured Georgian’s mood toward Russian products in general…

    Anyway, that “Camry” looks somewhat different than the Camrys I know of.

  • avatar
    RegistrationPlease

    That’s one hot babe, but the commercial’s been done before by Toyota:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8lKDggda9c&feature=player_embedded


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