Chile October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominant

hyundai-creta-chile-october-2016-picture-courtesy-autoblog-com-arMarket leader Hyundai holds 9.9% of the Chilean market in October, the same as Kia. 

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Another very dynamic month for the Chilean new car market at +12% year-on-year in October to 25.552 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7% to 245.158. New car sales in Chile have now gained ground year-on-year for 9 of the first 10 months of 2016. Market leader Hyundai holds onto the pole position by the skin of its teeth at 2.533 sales and 9.9% share vs. 2.522 for Kia. Chevrolet is up 31% to #3 with 9.5% share, distancing Nissan, Toyota and Suzuki. Ford surges 58% to #7, Mercedes is up 80%, Fiat up 84% and Chrysler Group up 51%, Chinese manufacturers represent 8.6% of the market vs. 8.9% year-to-date, they are led by JAC (+36%), Great Wall Group (+7%), Chery (-10%), Changan (+27%) and Dongfeng (+21%).

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Chile September 2016: Discover the Top 75 best-selling nameplates

Chevrolet Sail Chile September 2016The Chevrolet Sail is the best-selling passenger car in Chile in September. 

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We have access to rare data this month for Chile with the Top 75 best-selling passenger cars for September.  Note this ranking excludes pickup trucks. The Chevrolet Sail takes the lead with just under 1.400 deliveries, followed by the Hyundai Accent at 1.170 and the Kia Rio at 915. The Nissan Qashqai (#5), Ford Ecosport (#6), Toyota RAV4 (#8) and Mazda CX-5 (#16) are the best-selling SUVs in the country this month, while the most popular newcomer (<12 months) is the Suzuki Baleno already ranking at #19, followed closely by the Hyundai Creta at #21. In the Chinese aisle, the all-new JAC S2 (#35) dominates ahead of the JAC S3 (#41), Chery Tiggo (#42) and MG3 (#53).

Suzuki Baleno Chile September 2016The Suzuki Baleno is the most popular newcomer at #19… Hyundai Creta Chile September 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com…followed by the Hyundai Creta at #21…JAC S2 Chile September 2016. Picture courtesy toutiao.com…and the JAC S2 at #35.

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Chile September 2016: Hyundai cements leadership with 59% surge

Hyundai Tucson Chile September 2016Hyundai sales are up 59% year-on-year in Chile in September. 

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The Chilean new car market is up a very encouraging 13% year-on-year in September to 32.377 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7% to 219.596 units. Hyundai confirms its newfound YTD market leadership with a clear advantage ion September at 3.621 sales and 11.2%, up a whopping 59% year-on-year. It is followed this month by Toyota (+26%), Chevrolet (+12%) and Kia (-2%). Inside the Top 10, Nissan gains 24% at #5, Ford is up 14% to #7 and Peugeot up 12% to #8 whereas Suzuki drops 4% and Mitsubishi skids down 19%. Further down, Volkswagen is up 54%, Mercedes up 47%, Fiat up 52%, Honda up 49% and JAC up 118% to take the lead of Chinese manufacturers ahead of Chery (+24%), the Great Wall Group (+22%), Dongfeng (+65%), Changan (+40%), MG (-8%) and Foton (+262%). All-in-all, Chinese carmakers account for 6.5% of the Chilean market in September vs. 7.5% a year ago and 7.8% year-to-date.

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Chile August 2016: Hyundai overtakes Kia and takes charge

Hyundai Elantra Chile April 2016Hyundai is now the #1 brand in Chile so far in 2016. 

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New light vehicle sales in Chile gain a minimalistic 0.7% year-on-year in August to 24.544 units, meaning the year-to-date tally remains in positive territory at +5.7% to 187.219. Hyundai is the hero of the month in China: thanks to deliveries shooting up 24% on August 2015 to 2.982, the Korean manufacturer overtakes sister-brand Kia to take the lead of the year-to-date brands ranking at 18.505 sales after 8 months (+15%) vs. 18.214 for Kia. Chevrolet (-7%), Suzuki (-8%), Nissan (-9%) and Toyota (+5%) follow, while just below Mazda (+23%) and Peugeot (+32%) impress. JAC (+19%) leads Chinese manufacturers at #15 just above the Great Wall Group (Great Wall+Haval) at #16, Changan at #21, Chery at #23 and Dongfeng at #25.

Previous month: Chile July 2016: Kia takes control with sales up 16%

One year ago: Chile August 2015: Renault shoots up to 7th place

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Chile July 2016: Kia takes control with sales up 16%

Kia Sportage Chile July 2016Kia becomes the best-selling manufacturer in Chile so far this year. 

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The Chilean new car market is up 1% year-on-year in July to 22.528 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total up 6.5% to 162.675 units. After overtaking Chevrolet in the year-to-date ranking to snap the 2nd place last month, Korean carmaker Kia goes one step further in July: thanks to deliveries up 16% year-on-year to 2.467 for a 11% market share, it becomes the best-selling brand in Chile so far in 2016 with 15.546 units (-2%) ahead of Hyundai at 15.523 (+14%) and Chevrolet at 15.110 (-24%). Despite an overall market in positive, marques gaining ground year-on-year in July aren’t that numerous: Peugeot (+36%), Renault (+10%), Fiat (+28%), JAC (+117%), Mercedes (+46%), Dongfeng (+40%), Honda (+35%), BMW (+17%), Volvo (+20%), BAIC (+184%) and Foton (+242%) are among them. Chinese manufacturers hold 9.4% of the market in July vs. 8% year-to-date.

Previous month: Chile June 2016: Hyundai and Kia now both above Chevrolet year-to-date

One year ago: Chile July 2015: Chevrolet resumes domination

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Chile June 2016: Hyundai and Kia now both above Chevrolet YTD

Kia Sportage Chile June 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxKia overtakes perennial leader Chevrolet year-to-date in Chile. 

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Things are going in the right direction for new light vehicle sales in Chile, up 4% year-on-year in June to 23.636 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7% to 140.147 units halfway through 2016. After Hyundai overtook perennial market leader Chevrolet in the year-to-date order last month, it is now the turn of sister brand Kia to do so, relegating Chevy to third spot overall. The June charts reflect this new order: Hyundai leads with 2.262 sales (+11%) above Kia at 2.204 (-8%) and Chevrolet at 2.155 (-5%). Nissan (+23%), Peugeot (+49%), Volkswagen (+93%), Fiat (+46%), Citroen (+30%) and Mercedes (+66%) shine but Mitsubishi (-20%), Ssangyong (-25%) and Subaru (-18%) struggle. At #18, the Great Wall Group (including Haval) leads Chinese manufacturers that add up to 8.1% share in June vs. 7.7% so far this year.

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Chile May 2016: Hyundai overtakes Chevrolet to snap #1 spot YTD

Hyundai Creta Chile May 2016. Picture courtesy carsmagazine.com.arHyundai just launched its Creta in Chile along with the new Tucson. 

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After a 3% dip in April, the Chilean new car market is back into frankly positive territory this month at +13% to 24.002 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8% to 116.511 units. If Kia takes the lead in May with 2.362 sales and 9.8% share (+5%), the star of the month is sister brand Hyundai up a flamboyant 38% on its May 2015 score to hit 2.336 deliveries and 9.7% share, enabling it to overtake perennial leader Chevrolet to now rank #1 in the year-to-date ranking at 11.008 sales (+16%) vs. 10.875 for Kia (-4%) and 10.870 (-29%) for Chevrolet, under attack in most of Latin America. As far as BSCB is aware, Hyundai never ranked #1 in Chile in a Full Year and will be able to count on a new SUV offer with the Creta and new Tucson just launching in the country now. Other great performers in Chile this month include Toyota (+41%), JAC (+48%), Renault (+53%), Fiat (+60%), Mahindra (+68%), Peugeot (+77%) and Citroen (+79%). The Great Wall Group (including the Haval brand) leads Chinese manufacturers at #19 ahead of Chery (#21) and Dongfeng (#22) but all-in-all these are losing ground at -7% to 7.2% share vs. 8.8% a year ago.

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Chile April 2016: Hyundai up 57% to #1 but trails Chevrolet YTD

Hyundai Elantra Chile April 2016

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After three consecutive months in positive, the Chilean market is back in troubled waters in April with sales down 3% to 22.401 units. The year-to-date total is still up 7% on the same period in 2015 at 92.509 units. Despite holding the top spot for the past three months with sales up 57% in April to 2.174 and 9.7% share, Korean manufacturer Hyundai still lags behind Chevrolet year-to-date at 8.672 deliveries (-9%) vs. 8.789 (-43%) for the American carmaker and 8.513 (-25%) for Kia in third place. In the Top 10, Suzuki (+11%), Peugeot (+50%) and Ford (+30%) gain ground.

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One year ago (March): Chile March 2015: Nissan up to #2 in market down 23%

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Chile February 2016: Hyundai on top in market up 18%

Hyundai Elantra Chile February 2016The new Elantra has just launched in Chile. 

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The Chilean market confirms it is on the mend by lodging a second consecutive month in positive after a 16-month drought: February sales are up 18% to 21.571 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now up 12% to 47.055 units. Perennial leader Chevrolet is toppled this month: Hyundai is up 51% to take the overall lead with 2.088 sales just as the American manufacturer tumbles 41% to 2.009 deliveries. Kia isn’t far below at 1.995 sales, down 1% on February 2015. Further down the ranking, Nissan (+42%), Ford (+87%), Peugeot (+59%), Mazda (+38%), Mitsubishi (+44%), Renault (+153%) and Fiat (+162%) frankly beat the market to deliver exceptional growth rates.

Previous month: Chile January 2016: Chevrolet down 18% but holds off Kia

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Chile January 2016: Chevrolet down 18% but holds off Kia

Chevrolet Sail Chile January 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comChevrolet Sail

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The Chilean new car market hadn’t lodged a positive month since August 2014 (16 months), it is now done, with January sales up 7% year-on-year to 25.484 registrations. After topping the brands ranking for the 33rd consecutive year in 2015, Chevrolet confirms it is the most popular brand in Chile, but with sales down 18% to 2.483 and 9.7% share, the American manufacturer is only 47 units above Kia at 2.436 and 9.6% (+1%) while Hyundai is down 39% to 2.124. Below, Suzuki (+22%), Nissan (+40%), Toyota (+31%), Peugeot (+91%) and Ford (+38%) all display explosive growth, but none as much as Renault up 119% to #11.

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