Toyota Land Cruiser named the UAE's most popular car in new study

The vehicle also takes the top spot in other Gulf countries, including Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Lebanon

It's a ubiquitous sight on the UAE's roads, so it comes as little surprise that the Toyota Land Cruiser has been named the country's favourite car in a new study.

According to research by car insurance quote provider carinsurance.ae, the hefty SUV is the UAE's best-selling car.

The Land Cruiser also takes the top spot in a number of other countries around the region, including Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Lebanon.

The four-wheel-drive was first unveiled in 1951, and has since sold more than 10 million units around the world.

The Land Cruiser was the second most-popular model globally, in terms of the number of countries it proved a bestseller, according tocarinsurance.ae, which profiled sales in more than 100 countries. It was the most popular model in 10 countries, including Tanzania and Angola.

The Hyundai Accent, meanwhile, was named Saudi Arabia's best-selling car, and the marque's Tuscon also scored the No 1 spot in Jordan.

When it comes to total sales, the most in-demand vehicle worldwide was the Toyota Corolla, according to figures from Best Selling Cars.

Research estimated that around 1.48 million units of the Corolla were sold in 2019. The Ford F-Series came in second place, with 1.07 million sales, followed by Toyota's Rav4, with just shy of 970,000 sales.

In the popularity stakes, however, Toyota's Hilux takes the top spot, being named the most-popular ride in 17 countries, including Australia, Thailand and South Africa.

Sandwiched by the Land Cruiser, the Skoda Octavia was named the third most-popular model globally, proving a best-seller in countries such as Austria, Croatia and Switzerland.

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