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Colombia March 2018: Renault topples Chevrolet for #1 brand

Renault is the #1 brand in Colombia in March and the Sandero returns to #1 model YTD.

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The Colombian new car market drops a steep 7% year-on-year in March to 19.572 registrations, pulling the Q1 volume down 3.3% to 54.369 units. Renault (-6%) overtakes traditional leader Chevrolet (-21%) to snap the brands pole position for the third time in the past 10 months after last July and December. Nissan (+7%) passes Kia (-5%) to #3 but it’s once again Toyota (+49%) that posts the most impressive year-on-year gain in the Top 10, with Mazda (+4%) also in positive but Hyundai (-32%), Ford (-29%), Volkswagen (-12%) and Suzuki (-9%) all crashing faster than the market. Among smaller brands, Citroen (+222%), Peugeot (+141%), Jeep (+88%), Mini (+36%), Audi (+34%), BMW (+22%) and Foton (+22%) are among the most dynamic in the Top 30.

The Chevrolet Beat is up to #6 this month in Colombia.

Model-wise, thanks to a very strong March result at 1.741 sales and 8.9% share, the Renault Sandero reclaims the YTD pole position off the Chevrolet Spark (1.022 and 5.2% in March). The Kia Picanto cements its third place above the Renault Logan and Chevrolet Sail while the newly launched Chevrolet Beat leaps up 18 spots on February to a best-ever 6th place, now ranking at #19 so far in 2018. The Mazda2 replaces the CX-5 in the Top 10, the Nissan Versa is up 9 spots on last month to #19, the Fiat Uno is up 10 to #30 while the Toyota Corolla (#34), Nissan Sentra (#42) and Mercedes C Class ( #45) make rare appearances inside the Colombian Top 50.

Previous month: Colombia February 2018: Toyota up 49%, Kia Picanto up to #3

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

Full March 2018 Top 30 brands and Top 50 models below.

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