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Chile: 2004-2013 Historical Data now available!

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Chile Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail confirms top spot

February 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail Chile 2013. Picture courtesy of olx.clChevrolet Sail

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The Chilean new car market is up a very solid 11% year-on-year in 2013 to 378,240 registrations, way higher than the 350,000 forecast at the start of the year and to my knowledge an all-time record for the country. In the brands ranking, Chevrolet remains the best-seller by far in spite of sales down 1% to 56,596 units, losing almost two percentage points of market share at 15%. Hyundai is down from 10.4% to 9.2% but stays #2 while Kia passes Nissan to become the third best-selling car market in the country with 8.4% share. Notice also Mazda up 48% and 9 spots to #9, SsangYong up 17% to #11, Mahindra up 52% to #15, Fiat up 49% to #16 and Mercedes up 62% to #19.

SsangYong Actyon Chile 2013. Picture courtesy of avtoclon.ruSsangYong Actyon

There are no less than 19 Chinese carmakers in the Chilean ranking this year: Great Wall still leads the way but is down 1% and 3 spots to #13, Chery down 4 to #20, JAC is up 25% but down two to #21, BYD is up 39% to #26, ChangAn up 79% to #29, Dongfeng up 109% to #30, MG up 50% to #31, ZNA up 63% to #35 and Foton up 200% to #36.

Nissan Terrano Chile 2013Nissan Terrano (NP300)

Model-wise, the most recent ranking available is for the first half of the year, if you have access to more recent data please make sure to get in touch! Over the period, the Chevrolet Sail leads the way by far with 4,453 sales, ahead of the Kia Rio at 2,670 units, the Nissan Terrano at 2,500 sales, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Morning. Notice also the SsangYong Actyon at #6 and the Renault Samsung SM3 (aka Fluence) at #8

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Chile Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Sail dominates for the first time

January 19th, 2013 3 comments

Chevrolet Sail

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The Chilean new vehicle market is up 1% year-on-year in 2012 to 338,826 registrations. After two years of Hyundai Accent domination, the Chevrolet Sail, imported from China, takes the lead of the models ranking in Chile in 2012 with 14,760 sales and 4.4%, far above the Accent at 9,769 units and 2.9% while the Kia Rio rounds up the podium with 9,113 sales and 2.7%. The Chevrolet Spark follows, ahead of the Toyota Yaris, Nissan Tiida, Chevrolet Spark GT and Kia Morning. Notice also the Samsung SM3 at #9 – its highest in the world vs. #24 at home in South Korea, if we exclude its #2 spot in Turkey where it is sold as the Renault Fluence.

Samsung SM3

In the brands ranking, Chevrolet dominates with 16.7% of the market, followed by Hyundai at 10.4%, Nissan at 10.2%, Kia at 8.6% and Toyota at 7.8%. Suzuki is the only other carmaker to sell over 10,000 units in the country this year at #6. There are no less than 18 Chinese carmakers in the ranking, led by Great Wall at #11, Chery at #16, JAC at #20, Geely at #26, BYD at #27, Hafei at #30 and Lifan at #31. Notice also MG at #32, ChangAn at #33, Zotye at #38 and Brilliance at #42.

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Chile 3 months 2012: Chevrolet Sail passes Hyundai Accent at #1

August 29th, 2012 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail

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Over the first 3 months of 2012, the Chilean new car market is down 6% year-on-year to 102,773 registrations, and today I can share with you a very rare Top 10 models ranking for this country. While in 2010 and potentially in 2011 the Hyundai Accent was the king of the roads in Chile, so far in 2012 it is the Chevrolet Sail, imported from China, that has taken control of the models ranking with 3,007 sales and 2.9% share.

Hyundai Accent

This means the Hyundai Accent is kicked down to #2 at 2,833 units and 2.8%, with the Kia Rio brilliantly rounding up the podium thanks to 2,616 sales for a 2.5% market share. Once in the Top 2 most popular models in Chile, the Nissan Tiida is down to #4 with 2% of the market, followed by the Chevrolet Spark, Toyota Yaris and Spark GT. Notice the Samsung SM3 at #9.

Thanks to ANAC and es.autoblog.com I have more recent brands information for Chile: over the first 7 months of 2012 the market is down 2% to 183,738 registrations, and in the passenger car segment Chevrolet is in the lead by far with 27,830 sales, followed by Hyundai at 17,444 and Kia at 14,897.

Chery Destiny (aka Rely V5)

The interesting part in this ranking is seeing Chinese manufacturers climbing up the ladder little by little: Chery is #11 with 2,843 units sold – above Volkswagen!, ahead of Great Wall at #13 and 2,644 sales – above Peugeot, JAC at #17 with 1,729 – above Renault, BYD at #19 -above Mercedes, BMW and Honda, Geely at #24, Lifan at #30, MG at #31, Haima at #33, Zotye at #34 and Brilliance at #37. In the overall market brands ranking including commercial vehicles and 4wds, Great Wall leads the Chinese charge at #11.

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One year ago: Nissan Tiida, Terrano and Chevrolet Sail on top

Full 3 months 2012 Top 10 models & 7 months 2012 Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Chile January 2012: Hyundai Accent & Chevrolet Sail shine

March 25th, 2012 No comments

Hyundai Accent

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Excellent start of the year for the new generation Hyundai Accent: it takes the lead of the Chilean passenger cars ranking in January with 1,016 sales and is followed by the China-imported Chevrolet Sail at 979 units and the Nissan Tiida, leader in 2011, with 808 sales. The Kia Rio also excels thanks to the new generation now on sale and ranks 4th with 745 units sold in January.

Kia Rio

There are a couple of other newcomers in the Top 10: the Nissan March climbs to a very respectable 5th position with 685 sales and the Nissan Versa is #7 at 541 units. We welcome the Toyota Yaris back within the Top 10 thanks to its facelift at #6 with 656 sales while the Chevrolet Spark GT manages a solid 9th place at 495 units.

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Full January 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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Chile July 2011: Nissan Tiida, Terrano & Chevrolet Sail on top

October 22nd, 2011 2 comments

Chevrolet Sail

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For the first time in 2011 I can share with you a Chilean models ranking. Car sales in Chile are up a massive 32% year-on-year over the first 7 months of 2011 at 187,736 units. Three models sit within 0.1% share of each other on the podium: the Nissan Tiida is the best-selling model in the country over the period with 7,739 sales and 4.1% share, but is closely followed by the Chevrolet Sail, imported from China, at 7,674 units. The Sail was even #1 over the 1st half of the year.

Nissan Tiida

The Nissan Terrano (aka Frontier, the previous gen Navara) rounds up the podium and leads the commercial vehicles ranking with 7,549 sales and 4% share. The Terrano has been the best-selling pick-up in Chile for the last 6 years. The Chevrolet Spark is #4 at 6,979 units and 3.7%, followed by the 2010 market leader, the Hyundai Accent down to #5 with 5,309 sales and 2.8%.

Nissan Terrano

Notice the Samsung SM3 holding itself very well in 7th place at 2.5% share and the Suzuki Alto breaking into the overall Top 10 at 1.9%. In the SUV ranking, the Hyundai New Tucson (2,326 sales) and Santa Fe (2,226) dominate, while the Great Wall Hover ranks #10 at 975 units. In the commercial vehicles segment, the SsangYong Actyon (2,662 sales) takes the 3rd spot and the VW Amarok ranks #9 at 1,253 units.

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Full 7 months 2011 Top 12, SUV & pick-up Top 10 Ranking Tables below.

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Chile Full Year 2010: Hyundai Accent on top

January 16th, 2011 2 comments

275,270 cars were sold in Chile in 2010, up an outstanding 68% over 2009, and a new record. Very little models ranking information is available, only that the Hyundai Accent is the best selling car in Chile in 2010 with 12,142 units sold (4.4%), ahead of the Chevrolet Aveo at 10,350 (3.8%) and the Nissan Tiida at 8,048 (2.9%).

Source: ANAC, es.autoblog.com. Picture: Flickr

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Chile January 2010: Chevrolet Aveo close winner

November 7th, 2010 No comments

Two models fight it out for the first place in Chile: the Chevrolet Aveo is first in January 2010 with 1,094 sales and 5.6% of the market, just ahead of the Hyundai Accent at 1,030 sales and 5.2%. The Chevrolet Spark takes the 3rd place with 3.7%. The first 4WD is the Hyundai Santa Fe in 5th position and 3.3%.

Full Top 13 ranking table below.

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Chile 7 months 2009: Hyundai Accent snaps 1st place

October 5th, 2009 No comments

After 3 years of uninterrupted reign, the Toyota Yaris drops to #5 over the first 7 months of 2009, in a very tight ranking: only 232 sales separate the #1 from the #5. The Hyundai Accent holds the top spot with 2,941 sales, reflecting the progression of Korean brands in the country.

It is followed by no less than 3 Chevrolets: the Aveo is #2 at 2,808 sales, the Corsa is #3 at 2,796 and the Spark is #4 at 2,709. The vaillant Nissan V16 is still doing very well in 6th with 2,143 sales. Pick-ups are down, with best -seller Nissan Terrano Pick-up in 8th. 7 months 2009 Top 15 below.

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Chile 2006-2008: Toyota Yaris in command

January 7th, 2009 No comments

In Chile the Toyota Yaris takes the lead in 2006 and holds this position in 2007 and 2008, while seeing its market share slip down from 8.4% to 5.9%, in line with the progressive fragmentation of the market.

The Chevrolet Corsa drops to 2nd in 2006 and stays there too, while the veteran Nissan V16 (aka Tsuru in Mexico) jumps on the podium in 2006 in 2007. The Nissan Terrano Pick-up is the best selling pick-up throughout the period, peaking at #3 in 2008.

2006 Top 10, 2007 and 4 months 2008 Top 20 below.

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