Jordan 2010: old gen Lancer likely to be #1
Absolutely no car sales data coming from Jordan, so I’m using YouTube videos of Amman’s streets to find out more about this market. This is complete speculation based on very little information so please get it touch if you have any more info!
It looks like the old generation Mitsubishi Lancer is holding the #1 spot in Jordan, having been kept in the range alongside the new gen Lancer EX. Not far behind, we could find the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Elantra, possibly followed by the Honda Civic and Kia Picanto. The Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200 should be the best-selling commercial vehicles. I also noticed a few Chery QQ’s in the streets of Amman.
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To put these facts into context, it’s interesting to notice that the Syrian market had a decidedly more Korean influence in the past. The streets of Amman are literally swarming with 2004 Hyundai Elantras, 1997 Daewoo Nubiras and the 1995 & 2000 Hyundai Accents built in neighbouring Egypt. Some of this heritage has ‘translated’ today into the relative strength of the Hyundai Elantra, but it looks like the Korean brands have taken a step back in Jordan during the last 3 to 5 years.