Sudan 2010: Hilux ahead of an armada of Hyundais
The Sudanese car market is pretty straight forward to decipher as a few cars emerge clear winners. The Toyota Hilux is in all likeliness the best selling car in Sudan: the streets of Khartoum are filled with the pick-up in its Africa-specific stenciled delivery.
Hyundai is extremely strong in Sudan and should place 3 models in the Top 5: the Hyundai Atos, Accent Era and Getz are favorites of the Sudanese consumer. Other successful models include the Toyota Corolla, even though the last generation doesn’t seem to have had the success of the previous one, the Mitsubishi Lancer (old gen) and L200, and the Toyota Camry.
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To give a bit of perspective to this speculation it is interesting to notice that the 2000 Hyundai Accent has enjoyed enormous success in the country, with more than 40 units picked up on roughly 30 minutes worth of YouTube videos of the streets of Khartoum. The 2 previous generations of Hyundai Atos are also ubiquitous, showing that the model has been within the best sellers in Sudan since its appearance in 1997. In the same vein, the 2000 Toyota Corolla can be seen everywhere, but strangely this has not translated into outstanding sales for the new model.
Below are a few links to YouTube videos of the streets of Khartoum which give a better understanding of the structure of the car market in Sudan.
This speculation is based on the observation of recent YouTube videos of the streets of Khartoum. If you have any more information about the Sudanese car market please make sure to get in touch!