2020 was a tough year but it did not undermine the value of car companies releasing new models.
Nissan had a poor 2020 with sales down 24% when the market was down 14%. But they launched new versions of two of their SUVs. The new small Duke was released in May and resulted in a total year’s sales increase of 44%. So far this year the sales are up over eight times the same period last year.
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The upgraded, large Nissan Patrol arrived in November; in December their sales were double the year before.
Kia launched a new model of their large SUV, the Sorento. So far this year sales are up 2 and half times.
The people mover market nearly halved in 2020 but market leader Kia launched an all-new Carnival in January 2021. In February Carnival sales were up 57%
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