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Egypt 2008 – now updated with more photos

Speranza A516 in Cairo, Egypt December 2008

**Full Updated Photo Report and estimated Top 20 models ranking: click on ‘Read more’ below**

No available car sales data for Egypt, so this speculation is the result of my observations in the streets of Cairo and Luxor during my trip to Egypt in December 2008. If you have any more info about the Egyptian market please make sure to get in touch!

At the top of the ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo and the Hyundai Elantra are fighting it out for the 1st place, possibly followed by the Speranza A516. “The what?” I hear you say…

Well. One of the most interesting characteristics of the Egyptian market is the prevalence of Chinese models. Chery cars are built in a former Daewoo plant in Cairo under the brand Speranza (exclusive to Egypt), with significant success: the Speranza A516 (Chery A5) could well be in 3rd position, whereas the A620 (Chery Easter) and A113 (Chery A1) should find a place in the Top 20.

Brilliance cars are relatively common too: the Galena is very likely to be in the Top 15, and the FRV was just starting a promising Egyptian career by the time I was there.

Brilliance Galena in Luxor, Egypt December 2008

Egyptian Top 10 in pictures (estimation):

1. Chevrolet Aveo

2. Hyundai Elantra

3. Speranza A516

4. Toyota Yaris Sedan

5. Chevrolet Optra

6. Mitsubishi Lancer

7. Toyota Corolla

8. Hyundai Matrix

9. Mitsubishi Lancer EX

10. Hyundai Verna

On top of the Elantra, Hyundai should also place the Matrix and the Verna (Accent) in the Top 10, whereas Toyota should see the Yaris Sedan ranked 4th and the Corolla ranked 7th. The Chevrolet Optra is likely to be 5th, the Skoda Octavia 11th, and the Daihatsu Terios is likely to be the best-selling 4WD in Egypt.

Daihatsu Terios

Speculation on Top 20 models in Egypt in 2008:

Pos Model
1 Chevrolet Aveo
2 Hyundai Elantra
3 Speranza A516
4 Toyota Yaris Sedan
5 Chevrolet Optra
6 Mitsubishi Lancer
7 Toyota Corolla
8 Hyundai Matrix
9 Mitsubishi Lancer EX
10 Hyundai Verna
11 Skoda Octavia
12 Daihatsu Terios
13 Kia Cerato
14 Brilliance Galena
15 Speranza A620
16 Nissan Tiida
17 Honda Civic
18 Nissan Sunny
19 Speranza A113
20 Hyundai i10

Brilliance FRV

Speranza A620

Speranza A113

Speranza A216 (aka Chery QQ6)

Note: I took all pictures featured on this page in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan during my trip to Egypt in December 2008/January 2009.

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