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Brazil March 2013: Hyundai HB20 knocks at podium’s door

Hyundai HB20 Brazil March 2013. Picture courtesy of CarPlaceHyundai HB20

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More limited data for now on Brazil as my traditional Fenavabre source has not been updated for a month. And the big event in March is once again the irremediable progression of the Hyundai HB20: up a further 23% on a record month of February to reach an unbelievable 12,537 sales. While it is still in 4th position the Top 3 models are not out of reach anymore, which is an incredible feat in itself. Both the VW Gol at 19,228 units (-9%) and the Fiat Uno at 15,328 sales (-34%!) feel the impact of the HB20 arrival while the Palio is up a modest 4% to 13,459 units and saves its spot on the podium for a mere 922 sales...

Chevrolet Prisma Brazil March 2013Chevrolet Prisma

The Chevrolet Onix also beats its monthly volume record for the third time in a row but is a lot shyer than the HB20 at #5 with 9,408 units, up 4% on last month. The only other big move in the Top 50 models this month is the return of the Chevrolet Prisma now that the new generation is on sale - it is now a booted version of the Onix - up a whopping 88 spots on February to #17 with 4,264 sales, itself up 73% year-on-year. Notice also the Toyota Hilux up 101% to #24, Honda City up 56% to #27 and the Toyota Etios Sedan up a timid 2 ranks to #32, its highest ranking so far in Brazil.

Previous month: Brazil February 2013: Hyundai HB20 confirms 4th position

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

Full March 2013 Top 50 models Ranking Table below.

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  1. JJ
    April 8th, 2013 at 03:33 | #1

    @Miguel The focus its prucuced in Argentina

  2. April 7th, 2013 at 02:37 | #2

    Congratulations to Fiat that stills impress in Brazil turning to number 1 again.
    Congratulatins to Ford that increases its sales in a competitive and important market.
    The Focus ( MKII 2005-2012, that still beeing produced in Brazil impresses and sell well )

  3. Pete M
    April 7th, 2013 at 00:42 | #3

    What an amazing performance from Hyundai. Expect even greater things with the launch of the HB20 sedan in the near future.

  4. TheK
    April 6th, 2013 at 21:25 | #4

    Let#s try to understand this: Chevy Celta is a Corsa B, Chevy Agile (and Classic) an overhauled Corsa B, Chevy Onix/Prisma Gamma I plattform, Chevy Cobalt Gamma II plattform and then there’s also the “real” Sonic? And because this is to less choice, the Chevy Spark is also available in many South American countries. ;)

    Not as others are that much different: Volkswagen has Gol G4, New Gol, Fox and Polo – and Fiat? No idea…

  5. zz
    April 6th, 2013 at 18:47 | #5

    Sandero – Duster – Logan are made in Curitiba plant. The plant was closed from December to start February.
    Fluence, Clio are made in Argentina (Cordoba).

  6. Rick
    April 6th, 2013 at 17:53 | #6

    Is the Brazilian market in March up or down?

    Pretty extreme movements:
    Renault Sandero & Duster i/a downward trend. Clio massively up.
    Some Nissan’s, Chevy’s and Ford’s are down, some are up, both in the dubble digits.

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