Argentina May 2017: Market up 28%, on track for 2nd best-ever year

The previous generation Chevrolet Onix remains on sale in Argentina as the Onix Joy 

* See the Top 43 All-brands and Top 210 All-models by clicking on the titlAfter a soft 6% gain in April, the Argentinean new car market is back to double-digit year-on-year gains for the 4th time this year at a splendid +28% to 75.570 registrations. The year-to-date tally is up an even more impressive 30% to 365.556 units. At this rate, 2017 will be the second biggest year for new car sales in Argentina below the all-time record of 955.023 hit back in 2013. Brand leader Volkswagen follows the market at +29% to 15.9% share, slightly below its YTD level of 16.6%, and the brands ranking is once again exceptionally stable with the Top 11 unchanged on April (and March). Chevrolet (+53%) and Fiat (+40%) beat the market but Ford (+10%), Renault (+12%), Toyota (+12%), Peugeot (+4%) and Citroen (+15%) all underperform. It’s below that we witness extravagant gains: Honda (+188%) and Mercedes (+54%) round up the Top 10 while just outside, Nissan (+93%), Jeep (+120%), BMW (+132%), Hyundai (+365%), Audi (+109%) and Volvo (+100%) all post spectacular improvements. Chinese Lifan (+330%) continues to climb, ranking just outside the Top 20.

The Ford Ka ranks third in May and sixth year-to-date. 

Over in the models ranking, we witness a concentration process towards most popular nameplates, with the top five best-sellers each more than doubling their sales year-on-year, an extremely rare feat. The VW Gol confirms it has reclaimed its hold on the Argentinean market with close to 4.000 sales this month and 16.808 year-to-date (+47%). The Gol led the Argentinean sales charts in 2014 and 2015 before being toppled by the Toyota Hilux last year. The Chevrolet Onix jumps 197% year-on-year and 3 spots on last month to #2, with sales split almost evenly between the previous generation, renamed Joy (1.650), and the current one (1.517). The Ford Ka is up 157% to #3 and now ranks #6 year-to-date, the Renault Sandero is up 118% to #4 and climbs to #2 YTD and the Chevrolet Prisma is up 273% to #5. Market leader at the same time last year, the Toyota Hilux (-18%) is down to #6 this month and #3 year-to-date. Among recent launches, the Fiat Mobi (#14) and Toro (#17) hit record rankings in Argentina (in the case of the Mobi also hit last month), the Peugeot 301 flies off to #60 vs. #154 in April and we welcome the Audi Q2 at #142.

Previous month: Argentina April 2017: VW Gol cements leadership in market up 9%

One year ago: Argentina May 2016: Toyota Hilux takes the YTD lead

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Argentina April 2017: VW Gol cements leadership in market up 6%

The VW Gol is #1 in Argentina for the third straight month. 

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The Argentinean new vehicle market continues to fare well so far this year yet April results are a little shyer at +6% on a year ago to 63.091 sales, leading to a year-to-date tally up 31% to 289.986. The brands ranking shows exceptional stability with the Top 11 best-sellers identical to March. Volkswagen ends the month in pole position by a large margin: four percentage points of market share separate it from the #2 Chevrolet. Both manufacturers beat the market with a 9% improvement. The next three carmakers do better with double-digit gains: Ford (+12%), Renault (+11%) and Fiat (+14%) shine whereas Toyota (-15%), Peugeot (-26%) and Citroen (-19%) struggle. This month many brands manage very impressive year-on-year gains, among them Honda (+81%), Mercedes (+48%), Hyundai (+291%), Kia (+44%), BMW (+113%), Audi (+46%), Volvo (+103%) an Lifan (+516%) in order of ranking.

Model-wise, the VW Gol posts a third consecutive month in pole position thanks to sales up 20%, yet the next best-sellers show vastly more dynamic gains: the Renault Sandero is up 170% to rank 2nd for the second straight month and the Ford Ka up 166% to third place. Below the Toyota Hilux down 26%, the Chevrolet Onix (+137%) and Prisma (+209%) also impress. The Fiat Palio (-11%), VW Amarok (-18%) and Ford Focus (-19%) disappoint Among recent launches, the Fiat Mobi is up two spots on March to #14, the Fiat Toro does the same at #23 and the Renault Captur also at #32. We welcome the Peugeot 301 at #154.

Previous month: Argentina March 2017: VW Gol and Renault Sandero on top

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

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Argentina March 2017: VW Gol and Renault Sandero on top

The Renault Sandero is #2 in Argentina this month. Picture uol.com.br 

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Argentina continues to post very strong sales results this year with March deliveries up another 37.5% year-on-year to 76.745, pushing the Q1 tally up 41.8% to 226.895. Volkswagen leads by far but trails the market growth at +31%, just as Chevrolet does at +17%. On the other hand, Ford (+49%), Renault (+58%), Honda (+73%) and Mercedes (+175%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. Beyond, let’s notice Jeep up 13-fold thanks to the Renegade, BMW up 362%, Kia up 153% and Hyundai up 717%. Model-wise, the VW Gol retains the top spot and overtakes the Toyota Hilux to now also rank #1 year-to-date thanks to 9.722 sales (+41%) vs. 9.622 (+46%) for the pick-up truck. The Renault Sandero multiplies its sales by 3 to land in 2nd place overall with 4% share, with the Toyota Etios (+46%) and Chevrolet Onix (+56%) rounding up the Top 5. The Chevrolet Prisma (+126%) and Ford Ka (+659%) also post gigantic gains inside the Top 10. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Fiat Mobi is up 14 spots on February to #16, the Renault Duster Oroch up 3 to #24 and the Fiat Toro up 9 to #25.

Previous month: Argentina February 2017: VW Gol back in charge, market up 20%

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

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Argentina February 2017: VW Gol back in charge, market up 20%

The VW Gol is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina in February.

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After a 63% surge in January, Argentinean new car sales are up by a more modest but still very robust 20% in February to 57.205 units, lifting the year-to-date total up a very vigorous 44% to 150.150 units. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker, beating the market with a 22% gain to 10.168 units and 17.8%. The German manufacturer distances Chevrolet at 13.5% (-7%) with Renault posting a strong 38% year-on-year improvement to land in third place like in January with 12.8% share. Ford (+13%), Toyota (+18%) and Peugeot (+28%) follow. Further down, notice Kia (+113%), Volvo (+255%), BMW (+470%), Jeep (+510%) and Hyundai (+528%) whole Lifan remains in 23rd place, the 2nd best-selling Chinese marque in Argentina this month below Chery (#14).

Model-wise, the VW Gol snaps the pole position for the first time since last August, extending a stretch f February top spots that goes back to 2015. The Gol gains 28%, distancing the Hilux (+36%), Renault Sandero (+249% now that the Clio Mio is well and truly discontinued) and Toyota Etios (+35%), making the entire Top 4 frankly above market growth. The Chevrolet Onix (+57%), VW Suran (+142%), Peugeot 208 (+50%), Chevrolet Prisma (+64%) and Renault Kangoo (+107%) also take off, all within the Top 10. Among recent launches, the Renault Duster Oroch (#27), Fiat Mobi (#30) and Toro (#34) dominate but remain a fair way from the top and clearly below the rankings they are reaching in neighbouring Brazil.

 

Previous month: Argentina January 2017: Renault Sandero leads passenger cars for the first time

One year ago: Argentina February 2016: Volkswagen and Gol Trend back in charge

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Argentina January 2017: Renault Sandero leads passenger cars for 1st time

The Renault Sandero ranks 2nd overall in Argentina below the Toyota Hilux.

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The Argentinean new car market takes off in January: up a staggering 63% year-on-year to 92.945 registrations. Volkswagen holds onto the brands pole position it held last year with sales up 70% to 15.4% share, ahead of Ford (+54%) with Renault tripling its sales year-on-year to 11.121 and 12% share, distancing Chevrolet (+28%), Toyota (+50%) and Peugeot (+65%). Some manufacturers manage to frankly outpace the market such as Audi (+166%), Volvo (+181%), Honda (+212%), Kia (+264%), Hyundai (+424%), BMW (+791%) and Jeep (+3576%).

The Peugeot 2008 breaks into the Argentinian Top 20 for the first time this month. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux remains the best-selling vehicle in the country with 4.333 sales (+74%) but the Renault Sandero takes the lead of passenger car sales for the very first time thanks to a spectacular 706% year-on-year surge to 3.355 units, only 10 sales above the Toyota Etios (+48%) and 61 above the VW Gol (+91%). The Peugeot 208 (+61%), Ford Focus (+31%) and Chevrolet Onix (+137%) follow, with the Chevrolet Prisma (+135%), Peugeot Partner (+106%), Renault Duster (+236%), Chevrolet Cruze (+511%), Honda HR-V (+150%) and Renault Logan (+818%) lodging the biggest gains in the Top 30. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Ford Ka leads the way at #11, followed by the Peugeot 2008 (#19), Fiat Toro (#23), Renault Duster Oroch (#27) and Fiat Mobi (#28).

Previous post: Argentina Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux takes control for the first time

One year ago: Argentina January 2016: Chevrolet outsells Volkswagen in market down 15%

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Argentina Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux takes control for the first time

Toyota Hilux Argentina 2016First ever Argentinean annual win for the Toyota Hilux.

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The Argentinean new vehicle market is up by a robust 10% year-on-year in 2016 to 709.482 units, still a far way off the all-time record of 955.023 hit back in 2013. Volkswagen remains the most popular manufacturer in the country and the only one with six-digit sales figures in 2016 at 108.463 despite losing 8% on 2015. But Chevrolet (+16%)  and most impressively Renault (+28%) are both catching up fast, ending 2016 only a few hundred sales short off 100.000. Ford (+2%) dives from #2 to #4, Toyota (+16%) overtakes Fiat (+5%) with Peugeot (+22%), Citroen (+15%), Mercedes (-3%) and Honda surging 80% to round up the Top 10. Further down, Jeep is up 10-fold and 10 spots to #14 thanks to the Renegade, BMW is up 5-fold to #16, Volvo up 100%, Smart up 144%, Mini up 259%, Subaru up 174% and Suzuki up 228%. Chinese carmaker Lifan launches in Argentina this year, landing at #23 with 405 sales, still a fair distance off Chinese leader Chery (3.779), and DS appears at #28.

Renault Duster Oroch Argentina 2016The Renault Duster Oroch lands at #26.

For the first time in the history of Argentinean sales, a commercial vehicle takes the lead of the annual charts: the Toyota Hilux soars 16% and two spots on last year to land the pole position by a very comfortable 4.500 sales margin, putting an end to two consecutive years of reign by the VW Gol, down 12% to #3. The Fiat Palio is up 11% and 3 spots to #3, the Renault Clio Mio is up 18% to #4 and even led the overall ranking in December even though it is now discontinued. The Toyota Etios gains 15% to #5 and was the #1 passenger car for the first time in November, while the Chevrolet Classic, #1 in Argentina from 2009 to 2013, is down 23% to #6. Further down, the Chevrolet Onix is up 62% to #13, the Renault Nuevo Sandero up 73% to #15 and Chevrolet Prisma up 55% to #19. The Ford Ka leads all-new nameplates at #21 ahead of the Renault Duster Oroch at #26, the Peugeot 2008 at #35 and the Fiat Toro at #43.

Previous month: Argentina November 2016: Toyota Etios leads passenger cars for 1st time

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

Two years ago: Argentina Full Year 2014: VW Gol new leader in market down 29%

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Argentina November 2016: Toyota Etios leads passenger cars for 1st time

Toyota Etios Argentina November 2016The Toyota Etios hits a highest-ever 2nd spot overall in Argentina, #1 passenger car. 

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The Argentinian new vehicle market rebounds back up 17% year-on-year in November to 58.078 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 10% to 653.878. Renault is starting to get a handle on the Argentinian brands pole position, achieving this feat for the fourth time in the past six months after JuneAugust and October thanks to sales soaring 35% to 9.287 and 16% share vs. 13.4% year-to-date. The French manufacturer is now 3rd year-to-date below Volkswagen (-11% in November), Chevrolet (+26%) but above Ford (+13%). Honda (+159%), Chery (+35%), Jeep (up 16-fold thanks to the Renegade), Hyundai (+263%), BMW (+628%), Audi (+113%), Kia (+54%), Volvo (+90%) and Smart (up 17-fold) all post spectacular gains. In the models charts, below the Toyota Hilux sovereign once again at 2.163 deliveries, the Toyota Etios becomes the best-selling passenger car in the country for the very first time thanks to a smashing 2.001 sales. It now ranks 5th year-to-date below the HIlux, Fiat Palio and VW Gol. The Renault Sandero is up 3 spots on October to a brilliant 4th place, the Chevrolet Onix is up 7 to #5, the Renault Kangoo up 4 to #7, VW Suran up 15 to #11, Renault Duster Oroch up two to #15 and the Peugeot 2008 is up 4 to #23 vs. #35 year-to-date. We welcome the Renault Captur at #71 with 77 units sold.

Previous month: Argentina October 2016: Renault #1 brand, Toyota Hilux leads models

One year ago: Argentina November 2015: VW Amarok breaks onto podium

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Argentina October 2016: Renault #1 brand, Hilux leads models

Renault Duster Oroch Argentina October 2016The Renault Duster Oroch breaks its ranking record in October at #17.

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The Argentinean new car market is up 7% year-on-year in October to 61.816 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8% to 595.800. Renault takes the reins of the brands ranking for the third time in the past five months after June and August thanks to sales shooting up 24% to 9.549 and 15.4% share just as YTD #1 Volkswagen drops 24% to 8.598 and 13.9%, ending the month just above Ford at -1% to 8.330. Chevrolet gains 13% to #4, Fiat is up 2% to #5, Peugeot up 25% to #7 and Honda up a stunning 157% to #10 thanks to the HR-V. Jeep is up boosted up almost 18-fold by the Renegade, BMW is up 660%, Hyundai up 161%, Ram up 119%, Volvo up 109% and Audi up 55%.

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux remains sovereign despite sales down 1% year-on-year to 2.534, cementing its year-to-date lead at 27.504 (+19%). The VW Gol (-26%), Toyota Etios (+1%), Fiat Palio (-1%) and Renault Clio Mio (-8%) round up the Top 5. Below, notice the Renault Nuevo Sandero (+56%), Chevrolet Onix (+106%), Peugeot Partner (+94%) and Renault Duster (+97%) all posting spectacular improvements, while the Renault Duster Oroch hits an all-time high 17th spot.

Previous month: Argentina September 2016: Toyota Hilux back in charge

One year ago: Argentina October 2015: Toyota Etios up to 4th place in market up 21%

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Argentina September 2016: Toyota Hilux back in charge

Toyota Hilux Argentina September 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxThe Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina so far in 2016. 

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Argentinean new vehicle sales are up 7% year-on-year in September to 69.719 deliveries, lifting the year-to-date tally up 10% to 533.984 units. Volkswagen reclaims the #1 brands spot it holds year-to-date off Renault despite a 15% year-on-year drop to 10.442 and 15% vs. 10.327 and 14.8% (+22%) for the French manufacturer. Chevrolet gains 15% to 9.563 in third place, ahead of Ford (-3%), Toyota (+0.5%) and Fiat (-3%) all struggling. The next five best-sellers all beat the market and post double-digit gains: Peugeot (+27%), Citroen (+38%), Mercedes (+23%), Honda (+85%) and Nissan (+28%). Further down, Jeep takes off (+1492%) thanks to the Renegade, with BMW (+550%), Land Rover (+375%), Mini (+275%), Suzuki (+120%), Volvo (+76%) and Kia (+69%) also posting spectacular gains.

Fiat Toro Argentina September 2016. Picture courtesy quatrorodas.com.brThe Fiat Toro is up to #26 in Argentina in September. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date off the VW Gol thanks to sales up 4% to 3.088, adding up to 24.970 year-to-date, up a whopping 21% on the same period in 2015. Below the VW Gol, the Renault Clio Mio rounds up the podium for the second straight month, gaining a splendid 32% on September 2015 and distancing the Toyota Etios (+5%), Ford Fiesta (-10%), Chevrolet Classic (-33%), Fiat Palio (-19%) and Renault Sandero, up a robust 16%. The Ford Ka continues to gear up at #16, the Renault Duster Oroch is up 3 spots on August to #21, while both the Fiat Toro (#26) and Mobi (#36) are up 9 ranks on last month.

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

One year ago: Argentina September 2015: Chevrolet Classic #1 again

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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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