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Brazil August 2011: VW Voyage at highest in 20 years

VW Voyage

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Brazilian new car sales are up 4% in August at 307,824 registrations and 8% year-to-date at 2,233,757 units. The VW Gol keeps the lead for the 6th month in a row with 27,203 sales and 8.8% with the Fiat Uno 2nd at 24,947 units and 8.1%. The two models were neck-to-neck over the 2nd half of August though at 13,694 and 13,565 sales respectively, both at 8.1% share...

The Chevrolet Celta holds onto its 3rd place at 3.8% share and the VW Fox confirms its return in shape, up 2 spots on July to 4th place with 3.7%, just above the Fiat Strada and Chevrolet Corsa Sedan. The VW Voyage is up to #8, the highest ranking the nameplate has reached since 1991 (it was discontinued between 1996 and 2008), with 8,960 sales and 2.9%.

Chevrolet Camaro

The Renault Sandero stays extremely solid in 9th place at 8,693 units and 2.8%, the Fiat Punto holds itself within the Top 20 at #20 and 1.2% and the Chery QQ continues to improve, up 10 spots on July to a best-ever #39 with 1,893 sales and 0.6%.

Notice the Ford New Fiesta at #52, the Renault Megane GT up 19 spots to #65, the Peugeot 408 up 8 spots to #73, the Chevrolet Camaro at #131 and the Fiat 500 for the first time in the Top 150 at #143. JAC places the new J6 in 97th position with 493 sales and the J5 at #147 and 104 units for their first full months.

JAC J5

Previous posts: see the mid-August 2011 Top 150 here and the July 2011 Top 150 here.

Full August 2011 Top 150 Ranking Table below.

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  1. September 7th, 2011 at 17:33 | #1

    David, I´ve been in Brazil several times too. Full imported cars are quite expensive with a tax of almost 80% over! The porsche 911 sold in Brazil (only 2 models available there and extremely rare on the roads) are directely imported from porsche Brazil in São Paulo together with the cayenne 4×4. The class C, Bmw serie 1 and 3, Lexus IS, LS, Ford Mustang, Fusion, Edge are considerated luxury cars but are not so expensive and we can see some on the roads mainly in São Paulo. Porsche sold about 30 or 40 cars per year maximum.

  2. david friedman
    September 7th, 2011 at 11:10 | #2

    Matt, great resource! Just curious, having been to Brazil a number of times, I thought that many of the cars on your list were brought over by importers. For example, C class cars. However, now that I checked, Mercedes is selling directly in Brazil.
    Do you know where I can find a list of cars that are sold as imports on a one-off basis, such as porsche 911’s, etc.? Are these “grey market” imports tracked?

  3. September 6th, 2011 at 23:53 | #3

    The Ford Fiesta and Focus sold in Brazil are the previous models.

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