In 2005, Al Yousuf Motors broke all previous sales records, and 2006 looks to be an even bigger, better year for the General Motors cars dealer, according to top executives with the UAE-based company.
In a first-of-its-kind achievement, Al Yousuf Motors, a division of Al Yousuf LLC, sold 67% of all Chevrolet cars in 2005 in the UAE. Al Yousuf Motors realized growth of 88% in 2005 over 2004. The company sold 2,693 Chevrolet cars in 2004; in 2005, 5,078.
Al Yousuf effectively doubled its target set by General Motors, Chevrolet’s parent company. “These record-breaking figures demonstrate that we at Al Yousuf understand what our customers want and are able to accommodate all their different needs. This is more important than ever before as customers are buying new vehicles more frequently than they used to, and we want to maintain and build on our relationship,” said Suhail Zain Eldeen, Chief Operations Officer, Al Yousuf Group.
“We believe that the automobile market in the UAE is booming, and we expect even bigger sales gains in 2006,” added Zain Eldeen.
Executives at Al Yousuf Motors say that the average time to trade up to a new model is now two years, and not five years, as previously. Besides competitive prices, the high sales were attributed to a number of special package deals, tailor-made buying solutions and the easy financing facilities that accompany them.