* See the January 2017 Top 60 models and February Top 50 All-brands by clicking on the title *
Today we can give you an update on Chilean models charts for January and the brands charts for February. Access to monthly models data for Chile is rare, so enjoy it while it lasts! The main interest of this ranking – that sees the Hyundai Accent take the lead followed by the Kia Morning and Suzuki Swift – is to be able to detail how well the latest Chinese (and other) launches are doing.
One nameplate that is turing out to be a blockbuster is the Chery Tiggo2, landing directly at #17 with 263 sales for the month and instantly becoming the best-selling Chinese vehicle in Chile. The Nissan Kicks also hit its target at #20. The second best-selling Chinese nameplate in Chile this month is the JAC S2 at an excellent 25th place, followed by the JAC S3 (#47), Chery Tiggo (#48), MG3 (#51), MG GT (#52) and Dongfeng Joyear X3 (#55). Tellingly, the Top four and five out of the six Chinese vehicles entering the January Top 60 are SUVs.
February market data shows a 10% year-on-year gain to 23.805 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.6% to 51.113 units. Chevrolet gains 19% to cross the symbolic 10% market share milestone at 10.1%, also taking the year-to-date lead at 9.7%. The American manufacturer is followed by Hyundai at 9.3%, Kia at 9.2%, January’s leader Nissan at 8.4% and Suzuki at 8.2%. Toyota (+24%), Citroen (+30%), Mercedes (+34%) and Volkswagen (+78%) post some of the largest gains in the market. Among Chinese manufacturers – accounting for 9.6% of total sales (+27%) – JAC dominates at #17 (+66%) ahead of the Great Wall Group (+26%), Chery (+36%), Changan (+32%), Dongfeng (-7%) and MG (+29%). 16 of the 50 brands selling at least one unit in Chile this month are Chinese.
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Full January 2017 Top 60 models and February 2017 Top 50 All-brands below.