* See ‘Read more’ for the Top 12 best-selling models – thanks to Matthias for the tip! *
For the first time in 2011 I can share with you a Chilean models ranking. Car sales in Chile are up a massive 32% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2011 at 187,736 units. Three models sit within 0.1% share of each other on the podium: the Nissan Tiida is the best-selling model in the country over the period with 7,739 sales and 4.1% share, but is closely followed by the Chevrolet Sail, imported from China, at 7,674 units. The Sail was even #1 over the 1st half of the year.
The Nissan Terrano (aka Frontier, the previous gen Navara) rounds up the podium and leads the commercial vehicles ranking with 7,549 sales and 4% share. The Terrano has been the best-selling pick-up in Chile for the last 6 years. The Chevrolet Spark is #4 at 6,979 units and 3.7%, followed by the 2010 market leader, the Hyundai Accent down to #5 with 5,309 sales and 2.8%.
Notice the Samsung SM3 holding itself very well in 7th place at 2.5% share and the Suzuki Alto breaking into the overall Top 10 at 1.9%. In the SUV ranking, the Hyundai New Tucson (2,326 sales) and Santa Fe (2,226) dominate, while the Great Wall Hover ranks #10 at 975 units. In the commercial vehicles segment, the SsangYong Actyon (2,662 sales) takes the 3rd spot and the VW Amarok ranks #9 at 1,253 units.
Previous post: see the Chilean Full Year 2010 article here.
Full 7 months 2011 Top 12, SUV & pick-up Top 10 Ranking Tables below.