The Brazilian market is in very good shape in 2010 and even if September shows a slight decrease compared to Sept 09 (-2%), the year to date sales total shows an increase of 7% over 2009.
In fact, Brazil has passed Germany, be it in September (291,409 sales vs 259,748 in Germany) or year to date (2,368,932 sales vs. 2,166,852 in Germany), to become the 4th biggest car sales market in the world behind China, the USA and Japan.
In this context, the top 2 sellers in the country achieve very high numbers: the VW Gol is #1 at 25,338 sales. This is more than the VW Golf in Germany this month! (23,205 sales “only”). Nevertheless VW can be a tad worried as the Gol has found its match this year in the form of the new Fiat Uno: with 23,880 sales in September and a 8.2% market share (higher than the Punto’s market share in Italy!), the Fiat Uno is getting closer to the Gol every month. From 1,761 units in August, the difference drops to 1,458 this month.
See the complete ranking table and more info below.