Chile January 2017: Nissan takes lead in market up 7%

Nissan is #1 overall in Chile in January 

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New car sales in Chile gain 7% year-on-year in January to 27.308 registrations, and this time Nissan (+29%) snaps the brands top spot with 2.581 sales and 9.5% share vs. ranking 5th over the Full Year 2016. That’s just 7 units above Chevrolet at 9.4% (+4%) and 52 above Hyundai at 9.3% (+19%). Kia (-1%) and Suzuki (-3%) go in reverse, Toyota gains 9%, Ford is up 21% and Peugeot up 12% but Mazda (-19%) and Mitsubishi (-27%) struggle. Outside the Top 10, Volkswagen (+44%), Chery (+53%), Mercedes (+64%), FAW (+83%), JAC (+94%), Lifan (+123%) and Foton (+420%) take off, meaning Chinese carmakers monopolise the four largest year-on-year gains this month. As a whole, Chinese brands are up 29% to represent 9.3% of the Chilean market in January vs. 8% over the Full Year 2016.

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Chile Full Year 2016: Chevrolet Sail resumes domination, Hyundai #1

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

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After two consecutive years of decline, the Chilean new car market is back in positive territory in 2016 at +8% to 305.540 registrations. Change of guard ahead of the brands ranking: Hyundai gains 22% to leapfrog past Chevrolet (-11%) and Kia (+2%) and snap the annual pole position with 31.398 sales and 10.3% share. Suzuki (+9%) overtakes Nissan (+5%) for 4th place, while Toyota (+14%), Peugeot (+39%), Ford (+28%) and Mazda (+12%) all post double-digit gains inside the Top 10. Further down, Mercedes (+29%), Volkswagen (+32%), Citroen (+36%) and Fiat (+41%) stand out. JAC surges 48% to become the #1 Chinese manufacturer in Chile above Great Wall (+6%) and Chery (-4%), with Changan (+20%) and Dongfeng (+43%) also stepping inside the overall Top 25. Chinese carmakers account for 8% of the Chilean market in 2016 vs. 8.4% last year.

Hyundai Creta Chile 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comHyundai takes the lead of the brands ranking in 2016. 

Model-wise, we also witness a change of guard: the Chevrolet Sail, lifted by a new generation, is back to the pole position it held from 2012 to 2014 with sales soaring up 43% to 12.770. The Hyundai Accent, leader in 2015, is knocked down to 2nd place at 10.988 (+10%) with the Kia Rio (-12%), Morning (+23%) and Suzuki Swift (+5%) rounding up the Top 5. The Toyota RAV4 (+31%) is the best-selling SUV in the country ahed of the Ford Ecosport (#10), Nissan Qashqai (#11), Mazda CX-5 (#12) and Hyundai Tucson (#13). The Hyundai Grand i10 impresses at +79% to 7th place overall, while the Renault Symbol breaks into the Top 10. The most popular recent launches (<12 months) are the Hyundai Creta (#38), JAC S2 (#53) and Suzuki Baleno (#60) and the best-selling Chinese nameplates are the Chery Tiggo (#39), JAC S3 (#40) and Great Wall Haval M4 (#51).

Previous month: Chile November 2016: Hyundai and Chevrolet in front

Previous year: Chile Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent edges past Mitsubishi L200

Two years ago: Chile Full Year 2014: Chevrolet leads in market down 11%

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Chile November 2016: Hyundai and Chevrolet in front

hyundai-creta-chile-november-2016-picture-courtesy-autoblog-com-arHyundai is headed towards the title of best-selling manufacture in Chile in 2016.

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The Chilean new car market is up a splendid 21% year-on-year in November to 28.730 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.5% to 273.878 units. Both Hyundai and Chevrolet outperform with 11.7% and 10.7% share respectively vs. 10.2% and 9.4% year-to-date, and while Kia is exactly at the same share as its YTD level (9.5%), it gets knocked down to third place. At this rate, the American manufacturer could even slide past Kia in one month for the 2nd place overall in 2016. Nissan, Toyota, Suzuki and Ford follow, with the Great Wall Group leading the Chinese offensive at #19 ahead of JAC (#20), Changan (#21), MG (#22) and Chery (#24) in tow.

Previous month: Chile October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominant

Previous year: Chile Full Year 2015: Hyundai Accent edges past Mitsubishi L200

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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.

Previous month: Chile August 2016: Hyundai overtakes Kia and takes charge

One year ago: Chile September 2015: Kia passes Chevrolet and Hyundai to #1

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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.

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

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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.

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

One year ago: Chile May 2015: Kia threatens Chevrolet for #1 spot

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