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Brazil mid-May 2013: 4 Fiats in Top 5, Hyundai HB20S up to #22

Hyundai HB20S Brazil May 2013. Picture courtesy of noticiasautomotivas.com.brHyundai HB20S

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A very healthy first half of May for new car sales in Brazil, up 6% to 155,653 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 1,259,979 units, up 8% on 2012. While the Brazilian models ranking is traditionally extremely stable to the point of being borderline boring, this year we have events every second week! If the VW Gol unsurprisingly stays on top with 10,586 sales and 6.8%, 4 Fiats follow for potentially the first time ever in the country... The Uno is back in great shape at 10,073 units and 6.5% (vs. 5.7% year-to-date), the Palio is #3 with 8,326 sales and 5.3%, the Strada is up 2 spots on April to #4 at 5,766 units and 3.7% and the Siena is up 3 to #5 with 5,612 sales and 3.6%. An extraordinary performance from Fiat indeed.

Fiat Strada Brazil May 2013Fiat Strada

A far as the two superstar newcomers, roles are reversed this month: the Chevrolet Onix is back up 3 spots to #6 at 5,362 units and 3.4%, however still below its year-to-date level of 3.5%, while its sedan version the Prisma is up 2 ranks to #15 with 2,794 sales and 1.8%. The Hyundai HB20 was tickling the Fiat Palio for 4th position a couple of months back, it is now down to #9 at 4,831 units but its sedan version the HB20S is up 37 spots to #22 with 2,104 sales and 1.4%. Notice also the Peugeot 208 up 12 ranks to #33.

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  1. Marcelo de Vasconcellos
    June 2nd, 2013 at 08:57 | #1

    What did I tell you Matt? GM is finally producing Onix family full steam. Hyundai can’t compete. They passed VW! Don’t know for how ling, though probably for remainder of year as Up will probably only come next year. Hyundai probably won’t hold fifth either. Lots of savy customers are waiting on nee Sandero and Logan.

    Seems people are finding Onix and Prima a joy. Cobalt gets good grades from buyers too. HB20? Not so much.

    • matgasnier
      June 2nd, 2013 at 10:57 | #2

      Hey Marcelo – I know I thought of you when I saw that ranking and how you said the Onix will prevail :)

  2. Steam
    May 27th, 2013 at 05:37 | #3

    Also the leadership of Fiat is getting stronger. So to Fiat the brazilian market seems to be a kind of paradise, since the market-share in europe is declining.

  3. Sonico
    May 22nd, 2013 at 17:52 | #4

    Steam :Chevrolet ahead of Volkswagen – surprise!


  4. Steam
    May 22nd, 2013 at 08:10 | #5

    Chevrolet ahead of Volkswagen – surprise!

  5. Rick
    May 20th, 2013 at 01:26 | #6

    “is traditionally extremely stable to the point of being borderline boring”

    well phrased Matt! ;-)

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