Bolivia 2011: Hilux, Frontier and 4Runner in command
* Click on title for the estimated Top 30 best-selling models – thanks to Pablo Cesar! *
As we are getting into the end of the month and February sales updates are getting close to complete, I thought I would put a few countries under the spotlight. First up, Bolivia. No official sales data available for this country so if you have anything please make sure to get in touch!
The most recent information I had about Bolivia dated back to 2005 and my trip there. Now thanks to Pablo Cesar who visited the country last month I can share with you a much more up-to-date estimation of the country’s best-selling models. The Bolivian new car market is very heavily skewed towards SUVs and pickups with 25 of the Top 30 models belonging to these two categories!
Like in neighbour Peru, the Toyota Hilux should be the best-selling car in Bolivia, with the Nissan Frontier taking the 2nd spot. The Toyota 4Runner rounds up the podium, which would make Bolivia its best country in the world.
The Suzuki Grand Vitara has been a runaway hit in the country for 2 generations and should land in 4th place, followed by the best-selling Passenger Car the Hyundai Accent at #5 and the Kia Picanto at #6. The Mitsubishi L200 ranks 7th and the Mitsubishi Montero 8th.
Notice the BMW X5 at #13, the Toyota FJ Cruiser at #14, the BMW 5 Series at #21 and the Range Rover Sport at #28. The presence of such luxurious models that high in the ranking is understandable: it is the result of Bolivian new car sales being still very limited in volume and reserved to an elite, the characteristics of a car market still in its infancy.
Full 2011 Estimated Top 30 Ranking Table below.
|4||Suzuki Grand Vitara|
|11||Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 120|
|14||Toyota FJ Cruiser|
|16||Mitsubishi Montero Sport|
|17||Toyota Land Cruiser 200|
|21||BMW 5 Series|
|25||Mercedes M Class|
|28||Range Rover Sport|
|30||Jeep Grand Cherokee|
This is a rough estimation by Pablo Cesar based on its observations in the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia in September 2011. Many thanks to Pablo Cesar for sharing the info!