Argentina August 2016: Renault takes charge in market up 39%

Renault Duster Oroch Argentina August 2016Renault Duster Oroch – Renault is the #1 marque in Argentina in August. 

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New vehicle sales in Argentina are up a stunning 39% year-on-year in August to 69.805 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up a solid 10%  to 464.265. For the second time in the past three months – and this year – Renault is the most popular manufacturer in the country with deliveries stepping up frankly at +64% to 10.987 and 15.7% share, riding on the success of the Clio Mio (#3), Sandero (#7), Kangoo (#11), Duster (#21), Logan (#23) and Duster Oroch (#25). Renault edges past Volkswagen (+10%) at 10.498 sales and 15% share, with the facelifted Gol taking the lead of the models ranking with 2.847 sales, ending 4 consecutive months of reign by the Toyota Hilux.

VW Gol Argentina August 2016. Picture courtesy motorpress.com.brThe facelifted VW Gol ends four consecutive months of Toyota Hilux domination. 

Chevrolet (+28%) takes the third spot of the brands ranking: the Onix (+73%) and Prisma (+75%) continue to progressively replace the once dominant Classic (-50%). Ford (+22%) places three nameplates inside the Top 10: the Focus (#6), Ranger (#9) and Fiesta (#10). Fiat (+38%) evolves like the market and sees the Palio climb up 55% just as the Toro (#35) overtakes the Strada (#36) and the Mobi breaks into the Top 50 at #46. Toyota (+26%) has the Hilux at #2 and the Etios at #5. Peugeot surges 123% to #7 and 9% share, Citroen is up 55% to #8, Nissan up 88% to #11, while further down Volvo (+98%), Audi (+175%), BMW (+631%) and Jeep (+1832%) all post extravagant gains. Chery (#14) is not the only Chinese brand in the Argentinean Top 25 anymore: Lifan is up to #23 this month with 52 units.

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Previous month: Argentina July 2016: Chevrolet Classic passes relay to Prisma and Onix

One year ago: Argentina August 2015: Chevrolet Classic dominates market down 12%

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Argentina July 2016: Chevrolet Classic passes relay to Prisma & Onix

Chevrolet Onix Argentina July 2016Chevrolet Onix 

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The Argentinean new light vehicle market confirms it is on the mend with a 4% year-on-year gain in July to 62.019 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 6% to 394.460 registrations. Volkswagen reclaims the brands lead it holds year-to-date despite sales down 11% to 9.179, and is followed this month by Renault (+1%), Chevrolet (+19%), Ford (+5%) and Toyota (+4%) with Fiat (-1%) rounding out the Top 6. Peugeot (+25%), Honda (+53%), Nissan (+39%), Audi (+63%) and most strikingly Volvo (+162%), BMW (+625%), Mini (+975%) and Jeep (+981%) all post spectacular gains.

Fiat Mobi Argentina July 2016The Fiat Mobi lands in Argentina in July. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux celebrates four consecutive months in pole position with 2.932 sales and 4.7% share, distancing the Fiat Palio at 2.680, the Renault Clio Mio at 2.470 and the VW Gol Trend at 2.457. Once upon a time, the Chevrolet Classic – the overall market leader from 2009 to 2013 – dominated Argentinean sales charts. This month seems to mark the passing of relay between the Classic (-54%) and Chevrolet’s much newer – and just facelifted – duo the Onix (#5 at +153%) and Prisma (#12 at +112%), already outstanding successes in Brazil. July also sees the arrival of the Fiat Mobi at #95 while the brand’s June launch, the Toro, climbs up 21 spots to #37.

Previous month: Argentina June 2016: Toyota Hilux stays on top, Fiat Toro lands

One year ago: Argentina July 2015: Volkswagen & Renault buck negative trend

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Argentina June 2016: Toyota Hilux stays on top, Fiat Toro lands

Toyota Hilux Argentina June 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxThe Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling vehicle in Argentina. 

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The Argentinean new car market is down 8% year-on-year in June to 51.944 registrations, yet the half-year tally remains in positive territory at +7% to 332.441 units. Renault (+11%), Ford (-7%) and Toyota (+23%) are challenging the perennial domination by Volkswagen (-27%) and Chevrolet (-22%), relegated to #3 and #5 respectively and lost in a damaging price war while Fiat (-18%) is stuck at #6. Peugeot (+5%), Audi (+25%), Hyundai (+28%), Honda (+121%), Volvo (+395%), BMW (+636%) and Jeep (+1538%) gain ground year-on-year. Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux is the most popular for the third consecutive month with the new generation boosting sales by 29% to 2.988. The Fiat Palio (-5%), Renault Clio Mio (+19%), Toyota Etios (+13%), Ford Focus (+68%) and Chevrolet Onix (+206%) follow. Among recent launches, the Ford Ka shines at #9, the Renault Duster Oroch is strong at #23 and the Fiat Toro lands at #58 with 120 sales.

Previous month: Argentina May 2016: Toyota Hilux takes the YTD lead

One year ago: Argentina June 2015: Chevrolet Classic #1, Renault Sandero in Top 10

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Argentina May 2016: Toyota Hilux takes the YTD lead

Toyota Hilux Argentina May 2016The Toyota Hilux is now the most popular nameplate in Argentina in 2016.

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Argentinean new car sales confirm they are on the road to recovery in May, gaining 25% year-on-year to 58.906 units, leading to a year-to-date total up 10% to 280.497 deliveries. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the country but loses share year-on-year due to a meagre 7% improvement to 9.311 units and 15.8%. Ford (+14%), Renault (+77%) and Toyota (+53%) all overtake Chevrolet (+7%), knocked down to 5th place vs. #2 year-to-date. Honda (+37%), Peugeot (+66%), Agrale (+117%), BMW (+397%) and Jeep (+768%) all brilliantly outperform the market inside the Top 20. Model-wise, we have a new leader: thanks to deliveries up 91% to 3.362 with the new generation, the Toyota Hilux bypasses the Chevrolet Classic in the year-to-date ranking at 13.092 (+28%) vs. 12.716 (+46%) while the 2015 leader, the VW Gol Trend, is down 3% to #4 and 11.460 units. The VW Amarok is up a stunning 76% to land in 4th place overall, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Argentina this month.

Previous month: Argentina April 2016: Toyota Hilux leads, Renault Duster Oroch lands

One year ago: Argentina May 2015: Can the new Sandero save Renault?

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Argentina April 2016: Toyota Hilux leads, Renault Duster Oroch lands

Toyota Hilux Argentina April 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxThe Toyota Hilux is the best-selling nameplate in Argentina in April. 

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New car sales in Argentina are up a very encouraging 16% year-on-year in April to 59.550 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 7% to 221.591 registrations. Volkswagen (+7%) underperforms but stays in the lead with 17.1% share above Chevrolet (+21%) and Ford (+11%). Renault (#3) and Peugeot (#7) are the most dynamic in the Top 10, each gaining a stunning 67% on April 2015 thanks respectively to the all-new Duster Oroch pickup landing directly at #20 with 1.022 sales vs. just 358 for the “standard” Duster and the 2008 soaring to #23. Toyota (+40%), Fiat (+23%), Citroen (+46%), Honda (+51%) and Nissan (+41%) also outpace the market while Jeep is up 13-fold thanks to the arrival of the Renegade.

Renault Duster Oroch Argentina April 2016. Picture courtesy carroonline.terra.com.brThe Renault Duster Oroch lands directly at #20 in Argentina.

Model-wise the Toyota Hilux snaps the pole position thanks to the new generation now spreading into dealerships with sales up 28% to 3.135 and 5.3%. It is the first time since October 2014 that the Hilux ranks #1 in Argentina and this fine performance propels it to #2 year-to-date at 9.739 units, still a fair distance from the Chevrolet Classic (10.658) which is enjoying a new youth in 2016 with sales up another 71% in April to 2.728. The Fiat Palio (+38%), Renault Clio Mio (+27%), Toyota Etios (+35%), VW Amarok (+74%) and Peugeot 208 (+48%) all post spectacular gains in the Top 10.

Previous month: Argentina March 2016: Chevrolet Classic gets second life at #1

One year ago: Argentina April 2015: VW Gol Trend back in charge

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Argentina March 2016: Chevrolet Classic gets second life at #1

Chevrolet Classic Argentina March 2016The Chevrolet Classic is the best-selling nameplate in Argentina so far this year. 

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Would the Argentinean new car market now be out of the woods? It is up 16% year-on-year to 55.814 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into positive at +3% to 159.987 units. Volkswagen holds onto the pole position despite growing slower than the market at +10% to 10.050 sales and 18% share, but Chevrolet (+58%) is catching up at 9.020 units and 16.2%. VW also leads year-to-date at 26.796 (-8%) vs. 25.762 (+26%) for Chevy. Fiat is back up 3 spots to #3 and 12% share, Ford is down 11% at #4, threatened by Renault (+27%) and Toyota (+23%). Honda (+95%), Nissan (+40%), Agrale (+78%) and BMW (+196%) all post spectacular gains. In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Classic, #1 in Argentina from 2010 to 2013 and unchanged in the past 6 years, is having the time of its life with sales up 95% year-on-year to 3.092 units, consolidating its year-to-date leadership at 7.930 sales (+53%) vs. 7.318 (+28%) for the Fiat Palio in 2nd place. The VW Gol Trend is up 83% to #2, the Toyoa Etios up 44% to #5, Chevrolet Onix up 202% to #7 and Chevrolet Prisma up 160% to #15.

Previous month: Argentina February 2016: Volkswagen and Gol Trend back in charge

One year ago: Argentina March 2015: Ford Focus edges past Toyota Hilux to #1

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Argentina February 2016: Volkswagen and Gol Trend back in charge

Peugeot 2008 Argentina February 2016. Picture courtesy autoblog.com.arThe new Peugeot 2008 is not turning Peugeot’s fortunes around in Argentina just yet. 

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The Argentinean new car market is smiling in February: up 13% year-on-year to 47.662 registrations, which reduces the year-to-date fall to -3% at 104.173 units. Outsold by Chevrolet in January, Volkswagen reclaims the top spot this month with 8.359 sales and 17.5% share but is up just 3% vs. +64% for Chevrolet at 8.253 units and 17.3%. Year-to-date, Volkswagen is back to #1 for… four sales but drops 17% on 2015 vs. +14% for VW. Renault shines in 4th place (+28%) as does Toyota at #5 (+35%). Honda (+78%), Nissan (+46%), Agrale (+155%) and BMW (+194%) post spectacular gains. Model-wise, the VW Gol Trend is back in charge with 2.179 sales above the Chevrolet Classic (1.904) and Toyota Hilux (1.793) but remains #2 year-to-date below the Fiat Palio for 8 sales. The Toyota Etios impresses in 5th place (+50%), the VW Amarok is up to #7, the Chevrolet Onix up 63% to #11, the Prisma up 68% to #15 and the Tracker up 207% to #20. Not quite surfing on the SUV wave just yet, the Peugeot 2008 is sill very shy for its first full month of sales at #80 with 30 deliveries.

Previous month: Argentina January 2016: Chevrolet outsells Volkswagen in market down 15%

One year ago: Argentina February 2015: Gol Trend and Ecosport top market down 28%

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Argentina January 2016: Chevrolet outsells VW in market down 15%

Fiat Palio Argentina January 2016The Fiat Palio takes the lead of the Argentinean sales charts in January. 

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After showing sign of recovery during the last Quarter of 2015 (+21% in October+29% in November and +3% in December), the Argentinean new car market is back in negative territory in January at -15% to 56.511 registrations, that’s a 48% drop on the January 2014 figure. Like it did in December, Chevrolet tops the brands charts with 8.489 sales and 15% share (-12%), edging past traditional leader Volkswagen at 8.387 (-30%) and Ford at 8.177 (-9%). Fiat is up two spots on last month to #4, Toyota is actually up 19% year-on-year in 5th place whereas Peugeot (-21%) and Renault (-33%) plunge.

Notice Honda more than doubling its sales year-on-year (+115%) to land in 10th place thanks to the HR-V (#27), Agrale doing the same at +111%, and Audi (+7%), Ram (+14%), Volvo (+30%) and BMW (+32%) also posting positive results. Model-wise, the Fiat Palio (+11%) takes the lead above the Chevrolet Classic (+28%), Toyota Hilux (-2%) and Fiat Siena (+11%) while the Toyota Etios (+29%) and Corolla (+77%) impress at #5 and #6 respectively.

Previous post: Argentina Full Year 2015: VW Gol Trend leads, market still troubled

One year ago: Argentina January 2015: The freefall continues at -39%

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Argentina Full Year 2015: VW Gol Trend leads, market still troubled

VW Gol Trend Argentina 2015The VW Gol Trend is the best-selling nameplate in Argentina in 2015.

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On paper, the Argentinian new vehicle market has controlled its freefall, reducing its decline from a horrendous -29% in 2014 to just -6% in 2015, helped by year-on-year gains across the last quarter (+21% in October+29% in November and +3% in December). However the reality is a lot more unstable: if last year the market was affected by a significant tax hike, this time the lack of stock at dealerships and extravagant pricing commanded by some brands have made Argentina start looking like a bit of a minefield. Among the Top 5 brands, leader Volkswagen (+3%) and Chevrolet up two spots to #3 (+4%) go agains the grain and post year-on-year gains, but Ford (-1%), Fiat (-17%) but also Toyota (-28%) and Citroen (-23%) drop. Model-wise, the VW Gol Trend (+3%) remains on top, the Chevrolet Classic (+13%) is back up two spots to #2 above the Toyota Hilux, Ford Fiesta Kinetic, Fiat Palio and Ford Ecosport.

Previous month: Argentina November 2015: VW Amarok breaks onto podium

Previous year: Argentina Full Year 2014: VW Gol new leader in market down 29%

Two years ago: Argentina Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Classic #1, Renault Clio Mio #3 in record year

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Argentina November 2015: VW Amarok breaks onto podium

VW Amarok Argentina November 2015. Picture courtesy whichcar.com.auThe VW Amarok smashes its ranking record “at home” in Argentina. Picture whichcar.com.au

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This is official: the Argentinean new car market has turned around: up another 29% year-on-year in November to 49.707 units after gaining 21% last month. It is however too late to save the year-to-date total from a 2015 decline with sales down 8% after 11 months to 593.400. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country even though it gains less ground than the market at just +6% to 8.800 sales and 17.7% share, and this month Renault climbs to 2nd place thanks to deliveries more than doubling compared to November 2014 at +120% to 6.882. Chevrolet also shines at +52% in third place but Ford drops to #4 vs. #2 year-to-date with sales up just 4%. Citroen, Nissan (+51%), Fiat (+59%), Audi (+63%), BMW (+78%) and Volvo (+97%) impress.

The VW Gol Trend holds onto the models pole position despite sales down 4% year-on-year to 2.193 while the Chevrolet Classic is back to the 2nd spot it also holds year-to-date. But the main event in the charts is the fantastic third place of the locally-assembled VW Amarok, smashing its previous Argentinean ranking record of #8 established exactly a year ago in November 2014. Its sales are up 56% year-on0year to 1.905, beating the Toyota Hilux (1.892) to become Argentina’s most popular pickup truck. This is only the 4th time in history that Amarok sales outpace the Hilux – and the first time in almost four years – after December 2010, November 2011 and January 2012.

Previous month: Argentina October 2015: Toyota Etios up to 4th place in market up 21%

One year ago: Argentina November 2014: Ford Ecosport back on podium

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