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Brazil December 2012: Hyundai HB20 up to #7, Chevy Onix #8

Hyundai HB20

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New car sales in Brazil are up 4% year-on-year in December to 343,770 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to a record 3,634,421 units, up 6% on 2011. The VW Gol is now way above the competition at 28,033 sales and 8.2%, while the Fiat Palio confirms its return to #2 (seen at mid-month) for the first time since April 2010 at 18,430 units and 5.4%, just above the Uno at 18,260 and 5.3%. The Hyundai HB20 gains one spot vs. mid-month and 2 vs. November to land at #7 with 10,665 sales and 3.1%, up 32% on November and to my knowledge the very first time a Hyundai model manages to sell more than 10,000 units in a single month in Brazil, and the highest ever monthly ranking for a Hyundai in the country...

Chevrolet Onix

Up to #6 at mid-month, the Chevrolet Onix retracts somewhat to finish December at #8, still up 3 ranks and 42% on last month with 10,500 sales and 3.1%. Other great performers this month include the Ford Ecosport up 10 to #14, the Renault Duster up 3 to #15, Chevrolet Spin at #27, Ford Focus up 11 to #31, VW Amarok up to #33 vs. #42 in FY and the Ford Ranger up to #35 vs. #55 in FY.

Full Year post: Brazil Full Year 2012: VW Gol celebrates 25 years at #1, Fiat Palio up to #3

Previous post: Brazil mid-December 2012: Fiat Palio #2, Chevrolet Onix #6!

Previous month: Brazil November 2012: Hyundai HB20 #9, Chevrolet Onix #11

One year ago: Brazil December 2011: Fiat Uno edges out VW Gol for the 2nd time!

Full December 2012 Top 150 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Guilherme
    January 18th, 2013 at 11:55 | #1

    Hey I’ve just begun to use your website, just a tip if you want a better data base about car sales in Brazil try to use this website http://carros.ig.com.br/ranking/vendas/01.html
    there you’ll be able to see sale of all cars solds in Brazil by model or brand, every monthy it’s updated and there are the annual and monthly ranks, the only thing is it’s all in portuguese but any doubt you can try to contact me or show to someone who you know and speak portuguese.

  2. tuga
    January 7th, 2013 at 09:59 | #2

    Hyundai Brasil struck gold with the HB20. Not only is it selling at unheard numbers for a Hyundai, it’s sitting just below it’s major Big 2 competitors ( Gol, Palio ), and it completely crushed the Toyota Etios, which is also made locally.

    And Hyundai hasn’t even begun selling the HB20 sedan…

  3. Dario
    January 7th, 2013 at 08:30 | #3

    more than 5000 puntos! thats quite a lot

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