The latest numbers are out, and we can see which car make and models are proving to be popular choices in the UAE. It’s not surprising that 4x4s have a heavy influence on the list, but there are one or two surprises, too. These are the top-five selling car models in the UAE.
Toyota Land Cruiser
The Land Cruiser is the best-selling car model in the UAE, and it’s not hard to see why. The four-wheel drive from Toyota is the company’s longest-running model and has comfortably outsold all other car types in the UAE. A great choice for off-road capabilities – a feat that holds high importance in the UAE – the Land Cruiser offers a 2.8-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 174bhp. Costs start from 163,454 AED.
In second place is the Nissan Patrol, a direct competitor to the Toyota Land Cruiser. The car dominates the road with its big and bold look, fitting in nicely with other popular 4x4s in the UAE. The top-spec models come with satellite navigation, and there’s a powerful 5.6-litre V8 engine that pumps out plenty of torque. It may not be an upmarket, luxury 4×4, but it was never meant to be. For durability, though, you can’t go wrong. Prices start from 257,059 AED.
Toyota enjoys a good relationship with car buyers in the UAE, featuring twice in the top-five list for car sales. The Hilux starts from 88,000 AED and is in its eighth generation. The pick-up features high durability which has made it a popular car choice in the Middle East. Even in the harshest off-road environment, the Hilux still performs admirably. Features include air-con, Bluetooth, heated door mirrors and satellite navigation.
Starting from 175,302 AED, the Pajero ranks fourth in the UAE’s most popular car models. The Pajero has a 3.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder turbo diesel engine and consumes around 9l/100km on the combined cycle. The high-range four-wheel drive means it can be driven on all surfaces, no matter the conditions. The car has excellent on-road handling, yet is still a contender for great off-road use.
Mitsubishi makes their second entry on the list, this time with the Lancer EX, in fifth place. The Japanese car combines a sporty look with family practicality and offers a comfy interior. The base model is front-wheel-drive and is powered by a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4, with a five-speed manual gearbox. The Sedan is popular with many families in the UAE and costs around 44,000 AED.
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