Colombia 6 months 2011: Chevy Spark threatens Aveo UPDATED
* NOW UPDATED with the Top 70 best-selling models and Top 143 Passenger Cars! Click on the title to see, many thanks to Juan *
Thanks to Juan Cortes from 4wd-mag I can share with you the Colombian Top 70 models ranking for the first half of 2011 as well as the Top 143 best-selling Passenger Cars. Sales are up a huge 48% over the period to 150,464 units, a new record for the country.
Best-seller since 2006, the Chevrolet Aveo stays solid with 16,556 sales (+21%) but see its market share drop from 13.4% a year ago to 11%. It is now threatened by the Chevrolet Spark, boosted by the new generation called 'GT' here, up 139% year-on-year to 15,462 units and 10.4% vs. 6.4% a year ago.
Renault also shines with both the Sandero (from 5.3% to 6.2%) and Logan (from 4.9% to 5.9%) vastly improving their market share compared to 2010. The Chevrolet Captiva stays 5th and also increases its share from 2.5% to 3.3% with 5,002 sales.
Excellent performance of the Nissan Tiida going from 1.1% a year ago to 2.5% and #7 thanks to 3,824 sales. Notice the Hyundai City at #6 with 4,423 sales and 2.8%, none other than a 2nd generation Hyundai Atos solely sold as a taxi with tremendous success. The Ford Fiesta is the best-selling newcomer at #11 with 2,598 units and 1.7%.
Chinese manufacturers are starting to get noticed in Colombia. Wuling exports its Hongtu minivan and sells it as the Chevrolet N200 to the delight of Colombian consumers: it ranks #23 overall with 1,739 sales and 1.2% share.
In the Passenger Car ranking, no less than 7 Chinese brands are represented in Top 100! These are Chery, BYD, JAC, Great Wall, Geely, Haima and Lifan. The Chery Face is the best-selling Chinese passenger car at #38 with 222 sales, followed by the BYD F0 (201), JAC Veloce/Star (199), Great Wall Florid (53), Geely MK (47), Chery QQ and JAC B-Cross (39), with 6 additional models ranking within the Top 100.
Previous post: see the Colombia Full Year 2010 post here.
Full 6 months 2011 Top 70 and Passenger Cars Top 143 Ranking Tables below.