With the Olympics only a stones throw away advertisers have started to use the Olympics as inspiration for all of their marketing needs. From Subway to Virgin Media a lot of popular brands now have Olympic fever, and at Central Contracts we are no different.
So to stick with the Olympic theme here is the ultimate list of the most popular models and manufacturers in each Olympic nation. As that is 216 countries this will be part one of10, so come back soon to see the rest of the list.
Afghanistan – Toyota Corolla: Afghanistan seems to be the Toyota Corolla graveyard, with an immense number of second hand models making their way to Afghanistan from a multitude of different countries. In fact the Corolla accounts for approximately 90% of vehicles in Kabul alone. This figure is perhaps not that surprising as the model was so popular and well-sold, sparking nine different generations of the model.
Albania – Luxury SUVs: The Albanian terrain perhaps has a part to play in the abundance of luxury SUVs, as these models are well-suited to the hilly and uneven landscapes and terrain. Some of the most driven SUV’s include the BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, various Range Rover models, the Porsche Cayenne and the Mercedes GL-Class!
Andorra – BMW, Land Rover & Audi: In Andorra it seems that citizens like nothing more than a luxury vehicle, with some of the most well-sold vehicles being premium models. In fact, 4 out of the 5 top sold models are all premium vehicles, including models from BMW, Land Rover, Audi and Mercedes. The fifth manufacturer being Volkswagen, which is also popular in Andorra.
Antigua and Barbuda – Toyota Altezza: Japan’s ’1999 Car of the Year’ the Altezza has great torque and is a quick model, going from 0-100kph in 7.5 seconds. It was a well-driven model the world over, so it is no surprise that it is still popular in Antigua and Barbuda. The Toyota Altezza is also the most popular vehicle in Aruba, so no need to mention Aruba separately.
Angola – Hilux and Mitsu L200: Angola has a very developed car market, with an extensive range of different models on the Angolian streets and motorways. That said, there are two models that are the most well-driven, the Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200. Other popular models include the Chevrolet Aveo, Toyota Fortuner and Suzuki Jimny.
Algeria – Renault Symbol and Toyota Hilux: Although sales data is not readily available for Algeria, various sources indicate that the Renault Symbol is currently the most popular model in Algeria. Figures indicate that almost 9,000 units were sold in 2011 alone, closely followed Argentina
by the Toyota Hilux with 6,400 units.
Argentina – Chevrolet Classic: Although the Argentian car market has been in decline over the last few years it still seems to be the case that the Chevrolet Classic is the most popular model. Yet this lead is only marginal as it has only sold 200 more units than the VW Gol Trend.
Armenia – Lada: As the Lada has been incredibly popular in Eastern Europe over the last 40 years it is perhaps not surprising that it is still well-driven in Armenia. More recently released models that are also popular in Armenia include the Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Suzuki Grand Vitara and Dacia Logan.
Australia – Mazda and Toyota Hilux: This year highlights a momentous occasion for the Australian car market as Mazda has recently become the most sold car in Australian, taking the top spot from the homemade Holden car company. Good news for Japan but not for Australia, let’s hope Australia has a better performance during the Olympics.
Check back soon to discover the most popular car models in Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Burundi, Belgium, Belize, Benin and Bermuda.