Best Selling Cars Around The Globe: Yemen Hearts Hilux

Matt Gasnier
by Matt Gasnier
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Alright so let’s keep these ‘round the world’ updates as relevant to world news as possible: After Libya, I decided to go to troubled Yemen to give you an idea of what cars the Yemeni consumer prefers.

Now if you don’t really care about Yemeni car sales but would like to know all about the best selling models in 153 other countries around the planet, simply go here. It’s my blog and I swear you will love it. Yes I do.

The best pupils in the TTAC class room will have noticed that I alternate countries with official car sales data ( Argentina, Brazil, Spain), and countries without ( Libya, North Korea and now Yemen) just to keep things interesting…

So no prizes here for you guys if you guessed that there are no official car sales figures coming from Yemen. But as you should know by now that doesn’t mean we can’t find out which cars sell the most. Not sure how they spell You Tube in Yemen, but it was again very useful to observe the streets of the country’s biggest cities and count the cars…

As it happens, Yemen is very similar to a lot of its middle-east neighbors in the fact that Toyota has established a seemingly unassailable domination of the market.

The va

liant Toyota Hilux should be the best selling vehicle in Yemen, as it is in 27 other countries in the world. Especially in those where one looks for a near bullet-proof base for a light (or even heavy) machinegun.

Yes the Hilux (not the Corolla) should be the vehicle that reaches the #1 spot in the highest amount of countries around the planet. If that kind of data pushes your buttons, you should check this out. It’s the (estimated) list of the 57 cars that are #1 somewhere in the world.

Below the dominating Hilux, the 2nd best selling vehicle and best selling passenger car in Yemen should be the Toyota Yaris Sedan, sometimes also called Vios, Vitz or Belta is other parts of the world (mainly Asia).

As far as I could see, Toyota should place two other regional best-sellers in the following positions: the huge Toyota Land Cruiser should be 3rd and the Toyota Camry should be 4th.

Yes Toyota in all likelihood delivers an impressive 1-2-3-4 in Yemen. The only brand that seems to somehow ‘compete’ with Toyota in Yemen is Hyundai. The Hyundai Getz, Sonata, and Tucson should find their way into the Yemeni Top 10 best selling cars.

There you go, that’s the Yemeni best selling cars ticked off…

So what country do you want me to cover next? Go on, let me know…

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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  • Ben Ben on Mar 27, 2011

    Please do a piece on a small Pacific island next, say Samoa who recently went from LHD to RHD.

  • Matt Gasnier Matt Gasnier on Mar 28, 2011

    Guys this is great. I was planning to visit Mongolia in the near future (this year or next) so I suggest I do a full-on video report when I'm there. How does that sound? So you can discover the Mongolian car market at the same time as i do...

    How about Nigeria? Anyone?

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