Chile November 2017: Suzuki on top, Chinese up 55%, market up 19.9%

Suzuki sales are up 56% year-on-year in Chile this month. Picture autocosmos.com

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Another excellent month for new light vehicle sales in Chile: up 19.9% year-on-year to 34.458 registrations, lifting the year-to-date volume up 19.1% to 326.139 units, the second best ever score after eleven month after 2013 (340.215). Thanks to deliveries shooting up 56% on November 2016, Suzuki is up five spots on October takes the lead of the Chilean brands ranking for the first time since BSCB started following Chile two years ago. Hyundai is up three ranks to #2 despite a 5% drop, and is followed by Kia (+4%) and YTD leader Chevrolet (-8%). Mitsubishi (+34%), Mazda (+36%) and Peugeot (+39%) also frankly beat the market within the Top 10. Beyond, Foton (+65%), JAC (+65%), Renault (+68%), Changan (+69%), Chery (+84%), FAW (+89%), Volkswagen (+125%) and Maxus (+1227%) post the most spectacular gains. Chinese carmakers surge 55% year-on-year to 10.9% market share in November, slightly above the 10.2% they command year-to-date.

Previous month: Chile October 2017: Toyota leads market up 17.9%

One year ago: Chile November 2016: Hyundai and Chevrolet in front

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Chile October 2017: Toyota leads market up 17.9%

Toyota is the best-selling carmaker in Chile in October.

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The Chilean new car market is up a splendid 17.9% year-on-year in October to 30.114 registrations, resulting in a year-to-date volume up 19% to 291.681 units. Toyota climbs one step on September to land in pole position thanks to deliveries up 48% to 8.9% share vs. 7.6% year-to-date (+32%). It is followed this month by Nissan up six ranks on last month and a very solid 37% on October 2016. Chevrolet (+4%) remains third and holds onto the YTD top spot, Kia (-1%) is up one spot to #4 but Hyundai is down 7% and four ranks to #5. Inside the Top 10, Mazda (+30%), Peugeot (+37%) and Mitsubishi (+48%) shine while beyond, Volkswagen (+59%), Fiat (+38%), Chery (+97%), Honda (+52%), BAIC (+138%) and Maxus (+759%) make themselves noticed. Chinese carmakers are up a market-beating 39% to 10.1% share.

Previous month: Chile September 2017: Hyundai #1, Chinese up 77% in market up 9.5%

One year ago: Chile October 2016: Hyundai and Kia dominant

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Chile September 2017: Hyundai #1, Chinese up 77% in market up 9.5%

Maxus is up 12-fold year-on-year in Chile thanks to the arrival of the T60 pickup.

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New light vehicle sales in Chile are up 9.5% year-on-year in September to 35.458 units, which is the largest monthly volume for any month since December 2013 (38.025). Year-to-date, Chilean sales are up 19.1% to 261.567. This month Hyundai is the best-selling carmaker in the country despite sales down 4% year-on-year to 9.8% share, getting dangerously closer (250 sales) to YTD leader Chevrolet, up 5% to #3 in September. Toyota (+7%) is up four spots to #2 overall while Suzuki is up 15% to #4. Mitsubishi, Mazda (+20% each) and Ford (+24%) post the largest gains in the Top 10, while below Citroen (+19%), Fiat (+34%), Renault (+47%), Jaguar (+82%) and Volvo (+99%) shine. Chinese carmakers once again post spectacular figures, up 77% year-on-year to 10.5% share overall vs. 10.1% (+53%) year-to-date. They are led by Chery (+60%), the Great Wall Group (+26%), JAC (-3%), Dongfeng (+37%), Changan (+87%) and MG (+104%) with Maxus (+1128%), BAIC (+163%), Lifan (+43%), Foton (+42%) and FAW (+30%) also very impressive.

Previous month: Chile August 2017: Nissan #1 again, Chinese up 82% in market up 44%

One year ago (1): Chile September 2016: Hyundai cements leadership with 59% surge

One year ago (2): Chile September 2016: Discover the Top 75 best-selling nameplates

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Chile August 2017: Nissan #1 again, Chinese up 82% in market up 44%

BAIC sales are up 7-fold in Chile thanks to the launch of the X25 (pictured), X35 and X55 SUVs.

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New light vehicle sales in Chile are up a flamboyant 44% year-on-year in August to 35.354 registrations, the largest year-on-year gain since March 2011 (+56.8%). This spectacular result lifts the year-to-date total up 20.8% to 226.109 units. Nissan manages to hold onto the top spot it snapped last month thanks to deliveries more than doubling year-on-year at +102% to 9.8% share, but remains in 4th place year-to-date at 8.4% (+32%). Chevrolet (+32%), Hyundai (+10%) and Kia (+18%) round up the Top 4 but all trail the market growth and lose share year-on-year. Ford (+50%), Toyota (+56%) and Renault (+71%) also shine inside the Top 10 while below, Volkswagen (+114%), the Great Wall Group (+89%), JAC (+77%), Chery (+147%), Dongfeng (+56%), BAIC (+624%) and MG (+125%) all post spectacular gains. All-in-all, Chinese carmakers are up a whopping 82% year-on-year this month to 11.1% share vs. 10% so far in 2017.

Previous month: Chile July 2017: Nissan leads, Chinese up 37% in market up 25%

One year ago: Chile August 2016: Hyundai overtakes Kia and takes charge

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Chile July 2017: Nissan leads, Chinese up 37% in market up 25%

MG GS. MG sales are up 224% year-on-year in Chile in July. 

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New car sales in Chile are up 25% year-on-year in July to 28.092 registrations, pushing the year-to-date tally up 17% to 190.755 units. This month Nissan takes command of the brands ranking thanks to a 60% surge yo 9.,3% share, only 7 units above YTD leader Chevrolet up 25% to 9.3% also. Hyundai (+4%) and Kia (-7%) follow while Toyota (+39%), Ford (+46%) and Renault (+54%) frankly beat the market in the Top 10 and Suzuki and Peugeot (+24% both) follow the overall growth. Further down, notice Volkswagen (+73%), Fiat (+52%), Citroen (+44%) and Honda (+50%). Chinese carmakers soar 37% to 10.4% share vs. 9.8% YTD (+44%): Chery leads the way and doubles its sales year-on-year ahead of the Great Wall Group (+58%), JAC (+15%), Dongfeng (+20%), MG (+224%), Changan (+28%), BAIC (+34%) and Foton (+16%).

Previous month: Chile June 2017: Chevrolet back to #1, Chinese brands up 46%

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

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Chile June 2017: Chevrolet back to #1, Chinese brands up 46%

Chery sales are up 142% year-on-year in Chile in June. 

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Chile returns on BSCB after a few months’ hiatus. June sales are up a very robust 15.6% year-on-year to 27.326 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 16% to 162.663 sales. Chevrolet (+20% in June and +19% YTD) reclaim the brands pole position it lost last year to Hyundai, itself now in 2nd place (+9%) ahead of Kia and Nissan, both up 5% this month. Inside the Top 10, Toyota (+32%), Ford (+33%) and Mitsubishi (+16%) beat the market while outside it’s Renault (+28%), Chery (+142%), the Great Wall Group (+45%), JAC (+79%), Changan (+29%), MG (+179%), Audi (+88%), BAIC (+66%), Foton (+106%), Lifan (+158%), FAW (+63%) and Maxus (+219%). The large majority of these spectacular increases is delivered by Chinese manufacturers which, as a whole, are up a fantastic 51% to 10.6% share in June and up 46% to 9.7% halfway through 2017.

 

Previous post: Chile January-February 2017: Chery Tiggo2 inside Top 20

One year ago: Chile June 2016: Hyundai and Kia now both above Chevrolet year-to-date

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Chile January-February 2017: Chery Tiggo2 inside Top 20

The Chery Tiggo2 is already among the Top 20 best-sellers in Chile.

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Today we can give you an update on Chilean models charts for January and the brands charts for February. Access to monthly models data for Chile is rare, so enjoy it while it lasts! The main interest of this ranking – that sees the Hyundai Accent take the lead followed by the Kia Morning and Suzuki Swift – is to be able to detail how well the latest Chinese (and other) launches are doing.

The Dongfeng Joyear X3 is inside the Top 60 in January. 

One nameplate that is turing out to be a blockbuster is the Chery Tiggo2, landing directly at #17 with 263 sales for the month and instantly becoming the best-selling Chinese vehicle in Chile. The Nissan Kicks also hit its target at #20. The second best-selling Chinese nameplate in Chile this month is the JAC S2 at an excellent 25th place, followed by the JAC S3 (#47), Chery Tiggo (#48), MG3 (#51), MG GT (#52) and Dongfeng Joyear X3 (#55). Tellingly, the Top four and five out of the six Chinese vehicles entering the January Top 60 are SUVs.

Chevrolet is the best-selling brand in Chile in February and year-to-date. 

February market data shows a 10% year-on-year gain to 23.805 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.6% to 51.113 units. Chevrolet gains 19% to cross the symbolic 10% market share milestone at 10.1%, also taking the year-to-date lead at 9.7%. The American manufacturer is followed by Hyundai at 9.3%, Kia at 9.2%, January’s leader Nissan at 8.4% and Suzuki at 8.2%. Toyota (+24%), Citroen (+30%), Mercedes (+34%) and Volkswagen (+78%) post some of the largest gains in the market. Among Chinese manufacturers – accounting for 9.6% of total sales (+27%) – JAC dominates at #17 (+66%) ahead of the Great Wall Group (+26%), Chery (+36%), Changan (+32%), Dongfeng (-7%) and MG (+29%). 16 of the 50 brands selling at least one unit in Chile this month are Chinese.

Previous post: Chile January (brands): Nissan takes lead in market up 7%

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

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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.

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

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

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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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