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Japan brands rein in used vehicle sales in Dubai

UAE used car platform CarSwitch.com shows Toyota in the lead in Dubai’s second-hand automotive market, with an 11% share, followed by Nissan, with a 10% share

The CarSwitch.com data is based on the input from 6,000 customers who contacted the platform to sell their vehicles.
The CarSwitch.com data is based on the input from 6,000 customers who contacted the platform to sell their vehicles.

CarSwitch.com, the UAE’s first certified used car online platform, has revealed from its data that Japanese brands are the most in demand for retail on Dubai’s second-hand automotive market.

Based on the current data, Toyota leads the market with an 11% share, led by its Corolla, Camry and Land Cruiser models, while Nissan follows with a 10% share of the market, led by its Altima and Patrol models.

The German brands are close behind, with BMW and Mercedes occupying the 3rd and 4th places, respectively – each with a 9% market share, and led by the BMW X5 and the Mercedes E-class.

Ford rounds off the top 5 with an 8% market share, owing in no small part to its Mustang, while Mitsubishi, Chevrolet and Porsche bring up the rear, with around 4% market share each.

CarSwitch launched its online platform in early 2016, providing direct seller-to-buyer services, while bringing transparency and a proprietary 200-point inspection and guaranteed warranty for every car, to the process.

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