Brazil mid-November 2011: Renault Duster knocks at Top20′s door
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Brazilian car sales are stable vs. 2010 over the first half of November at 160,251 registrations. The top of the ranking is pretty boring: the 9 best-selling models are exactly the same as in October, with the VW Gol leading the pack at 8.3% ahead of the Fiat Uno at 7.5% and the Chevrolet Celta at 4%. The Renault Sandero is strong again at #8 and 2.8% and the Chevrolet Agile hits its highest market share ever at 2.7% in 9th place.
It's outside the Top 20 that the ranking gets shaken a bit! Only 2 months after its launch in the country, the Renault Duster leads its category: it is up 15 spots on October to #21 with 1,955 sales and 1.2% share, already beating the Ford Ecosport! This means Renault's Top 3 best-sellers in Brazil are all Dacias originally (Sandero #8, Duster #21 and Logan #22) with the first 'true' Renault, the Clio, ranking only #37 this month...
Other excellent performers over the period include the Chevrolet Cruze, up 6 spots on October to #25 at 1,451 units and 0.9%, the Nissan March up 13 ranks to #36, the Hyundai Veloster strong again at #39, the Fiat 500 breaking into the Brazilian Top 50 for the very first time, up 20 spots to #44, the Hyundai Elantra up 18 ranks to #63 and the Fiat Freemont up 18 spots to #78.
A few new models make their first appearance in the Brazilian ranking: the Nissan Versa lands in 124th position with 117 sales over the period, the Hafei Start Pick-up is #149 at 61 units, the Range Rover Evoque sells 46 units and the Chevrolet Cobalt, an Agile sedan, is at 26 sales, most probably dealership models.
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Full mid-November 2011 Top 150 Ranking Table below.