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Brazil March 2012: Fiat Uno leads with highest margin on Gol ever

Fiat Uno

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Car sales in Brazil are down 2% year-on-year in March at 284,166 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 772,755 units, down 1% on 2011. For the third time after February and December 2011, the Fiat Uno passes the VW Gol to become the best-selling model in the country but this time its margin is very substantial: in February it was 481 units, in December just 32 and this month it is 2,079 at 23,109 sales and 8.1% vs. 21,030 and 7.4% for the Gol.

2007 Fiat Palio: the last time the Fiat Palio ranked above the VW Gol was in August 2007.

In the last 10 years, only two models have managed to dethrone the Gol in the Brazilian monthly rankings: the Fiat Palio in September 06, October 06 and August 07 and now the Uno has done it 3 times as well. The arrival of the new generation Palio, #3 this month at 4.7% share vs. 4.9% in February, has not affected the Uno at all but has made the Gol slightly weaker, enough to allow the Uno to grab the pole position. So far a very well executed two-pronged attached from Fiat...

Nissan March

Further down, the Renault Sandero equals the best position it also reached last September at #7, the Nissan March continues its irresistible progression, up 6 spots on last month to a best-ever 15th place, while the Chevrolet Cruze (#18), Fiat 500 (#32), Fiat Freemont (#40), Peugeot 308 (#84), Range Rover Evoque (#86) and Mitsubishi Lancer (#89) all deliver their best month-end ranking ever in Brazil. Newcomers this month are the Dodge RAM at #112 and JAC J5 at #143.

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  1. Fabricio
    May 21st, 2012 at 07:38 | #1


    This new Fiat Uno is really a very tight car!! My wife’s cousing rented it and it can’t bring three adults in the back seats decently – my wife was the 3rd adult and arrived in home with pain the legs (and she is a little woman with little more than 1,5m of height). It never happened before in any car (including an 1st generation Uno) we got a ride (at least in the last 7 years).

  2. April 14th, 2012 at 16:29 | #2

    Fiat Uno is also still available in its 1st generation, what likely boosts its sale figures due to the low cost, good fuel-economy and reasonable internal space.

  3. April 10th, 2012 at 23:47 | #3

    Fiat registrations in Brazil are up in March 2012 with the Brazilian market in decline. Fiat remains in first place in sales in Brazil, ahead of Volkswagen and General Motors. Was launched in 2010 the new version of the Fiat Uno, best-selling car in March in Brazil and started sales of the Fiat Bravo and Fiat 500. The new Fiat Palio debuted in early 2012. In March 2,381 Fiat 500 sold in Brazil.

    Source: http://www.carsitaly.net/fiat-car-sales_brazil.htm

  4. gary52
    April 6th, 2012 at 22:33 | #4

    ohh, very good Fiat… very strong market Brazil!

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