Colombia July 2016: Mazda stays afloat in market imploding down 34%

Mazda3 Colombia July 2016At -9%, Mazda is the best performing brand in the Top 10 in July. 

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The declining trend that has been hitting the Colombian new car market for the past year and a half is taking a dramatic turn in July with deliveries down an abysmal 34% year-on-year to 17.545. This is the sharpest decline since the market turned its back on a record 2014 year. Year-to-date, new car sales in Colombia are down 17% to 134.788. The brands podium is hit equally hard: Chevrolet (-30%), Renault (-26%) and Kia (-30%) all plunge. If Renault had been going against the grain and showing positive results for the most part of the past year, this month’s decline almost cancels its 2016 progression, with year-to-date sales now up just 1%. Mazda (-9%) results very well in 4th place, as do BMW (+10%), JAC (-5%), Foton (+3%), Changan (+35%) and Volvo (+53%). At the other end of the scale, Toyota (-50%), Audi (-53%), Mercedes (-57%), Chery (-59%), Jeep (-62%), Dongfeng (-73%) and Hyundai (-78%) really struggle.

Previous month: Colombia June 2016: Renault, Mazda and Ford shine in market down 8%

One year ago: Colombia July 2015: Renault catches up on Chevrolet in stabilising market

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Colombia June 2016: Renault, Mazda and Ford shine in market down 8%

Mazda3 Colombia June 2016. Picture courtesy u-car.com.twMazda sales are up 17% year-on-year in June in Colombia. 

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At -8% year-on-year to 20.630 registrations and leading to a half year total down 14%, June marks only the second month of 2016 to limit the year-on-year decline to single digits in Colombia. While market leader Chevrolet continues to struggle at -10% to 4.959 deliveries and 24% share, the performers of the past few months continue on their positive run: Renault gains 13% at #2 where Ford and Mazda goth improve by 17% to rank at #4 and #5 respectively. Kia also returns to positive this month at +2% in third position, as do Toyota at +5% and #7, Hino (+38%), Honda (+24%) and Ssangyong (+11%). Foton leads the 7 Chinese carmakers present in the Top 30 despite sales down 32% to 160, ahead of JAC (-19%), Chery (-48%) and Dongfeng (-47%).

Previous month: Colombia May 2016: Renault and Ford post double-digit gains, market at -13%

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Colombia May 2016: Renault & Ford post double-digit gains, market at -13%

Ford Explorer Colombia May 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFord sales are up 14% year-on-year in May in Colombia. 

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Colombia is back in hell in May: after -21% in January-11% in February and -20% in March there was a glimmer of hope in April at -7% but May volumes are back down 13% to 19.485 units, pulling the market down 15% year-to-date to 96.613 sales. Market leader Chevrolet (-22%) keeps its distance with fast-growing Renault (+11%) at 24.3% share this month vs. 18.6% for the French manufacturer, these figures to be compared with a respective 24.5% (-14%) and 20.1% (+6%) year-to-date. These two brands dominate the Colombian market head and shoulders so far this year, with Kia (-7%), Ford (+14%) and Mazda (+4%) rounding up the May Top 5. Notice also Mitsubishi (+4%), Toyota (+7%), Ssangyong (+21%), Honda (+27%), Hino (+38%) and Changan (+61%) all posting positive results inside the Top 30.

Previous month: Colombia April 2016: Market slows down its fall, Chevrolet breathes

One year ago: Colombia May 2015: Mazda and Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

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Colombia April 2016: Market slows down its fall, Chevy breathes

Chevrolet Sail Colombia April 2016Chevrolet holds 26.3% of the Colombian market in April. 

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The Colombian market slows down its fall in April with sales down “just” 7% to 20.309 units, meaning the year-to-date total is now down 15% to 77.128. After being seriously threatened by Renault last month, Chevrolet takes its distance again thanks to sales up 1% to 5.339 and 26.3% share vs. 4.020 and 19.8% (+13%) for the French carmaker. Mazda (+35%), Hino (+97%), Honda (+13%) and Subaru (+37%) beat the market while Hyundai (-49%), Suzuki (-43%) and Chery (-51%) disappoint.

Previous month: Colombia March 2016: Renault just one percent share below Chevrolet

One year ago:: Colombia April 2015: Kia Sportage on podium, market down 16%

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Colombia March 2016: Renault now just one percent point share below Chevrolet

Renault Logan Colombia March 2016Can Renault overtake Chevrolet to dominate Colombia this year?

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2016 is shaping up to be a year to forget for the Colombian new car market: after -21% in January and -11% in February, new car sales plunge back down 20% in March to just 19.762 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 17% to 56.819. Chevrolet holds onto its traditional #1 spot yet drops even faster than the market this month at -26% to 22% share. As a result, Renault edges even closer to overtaking the American manufacturer: thanks to stable sales due to a renewed lineup, the French carmaker leaps to 20.8% share in March and adds up to 20.5% so far in 2016 (+2%) vs. 24% for Chevrolet (-16%). Mazda is the other brand to shine with sales up an outstanding 53% to 1.409 and 7.1% share in 5th place overall. Nissan (-11%) and Volkswagen (-6%) are the only other carmakers to improve their share year-on-year inside the Top 10. Further down, Hino (+47%), Subaru (+38%) and Chinese manufacturer BAIC (+14%) are the only gainers in the Top 30.

Previous month: Colombia February 2016: Renault edges closer to #1 Chevrolet

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Sail #1, Renault gains two points share

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Colombia February 2016: Renault edges closer to #1 Chevrolet

Renault Logan Colombia 2015Renault is up 10% in a market down 11% in February.

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After losing a harsh 21% in January, the Colombian new car market slows down its decline in February at -11% to 20.294 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 37.057 units, down 16% on the same period in 2015. Perennial leader Chevrolet remains in the top spot, even improving its market share slightly at 24.4% thanks to sales down 9% to 4.949. But the Renault threat is getting more pressing each month: thanks to a renewed lineup, the French carmaker manages to lift its sales by 10% to 4.300, resulting in a much improved 21.2% share. Kia and Nissan both drop 7% but Mazda impresses once again at +23% to 1.433 sales in 5th place. Mercedes (+23%), Hino (+6%) and Volvo (+97%) are the only other manufacturers gaining ground in February.

Previous month: Colombia January 2016: Chevrolet resists on top, Mazda up to 4th place

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Sail #1, Renault gains two points share

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Colombia January 2016: Chevrolet resists on top, Mazda up to 4th place

Mazda 3 Colombia 2015. Picture courtesy f1latam.com:autosMazda is the only manufacturer in the Top 10 to gain ground year-on-year.

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The Colombian new car market continues its freefall at -21% in January to 16.763 registrations. Chevrolet keeps the led and improves its share thanks to sales down “just” 11% to 4.324 units, followed by Renault (-5%) and Kia (-14%). At +10%, Mazda is the only manufacturer in the Top 10 to gain ground year-on-year. Notice also Mercedes down just 3% at #11, Hino up 13% to #12, Subaru down 3% to #23 and ChangAn up 19% to #25. Other Chinese brands are suffering, with Chery down 59% (#13), Foton down 61% (#15) and JAC down 70% (#20).

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Colombia Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Sail #1, Renault gains 2 points share.

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe Chevrolet Sail is the best-seller in Colombia for the third year running.

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After hitting an all-time record in 2014, the Colombian new vehicle market is hit full frontal in 2015 at -14% to 281.885 registrations, despite a first quarter stable year-on-year. Sales were down 29% in October, 18% in November and 27% in December, indicating 2016 could see another sharp decline. Except taxis with stable sales at 15.191, all segments are affected by the decline, but pickups (-27%), LCVs (-27%) and SUV (-17%) suffer the most, while passenger cars are down 10%. Chevrolet remains the most popular carmaker in the country despite falling harder than the market at -19% to 23.7% market share and is followed like in 2014 by Renault down just 4% to improve its share by two percentage points on 2014 to 17.3%.

Mazda 3 Colombia 2015. Picture courtesy f1latam.com:autosMazda3 sales in Colombia is up 3-fold on a year ago thanks to the new model.

Kia rounds up the podium like last year at 9.9% share (-13%). Nissan (-6%) and Hyundai (-15%) overtake Ford (-25%) to rank 6th and 7th respectively and Toyota tumbles down 37%. Mazda goes completely against the grain with a very impressive 39% increase to 15.667 sales, with the Mazda3 the total hero of the year in the models ranking: sales of the compact nameplate are up 3-fold to shoot up from #34 a year ago to #8 in 2015. Suzuki (+8%), Hino (+9%) and Subaru (+36%) are the only other manufacturers gaining ground in the Top 30. Chery is once again the best-selling Chinese brand in Colombia but drops 37% to 3.160 sales ahead of Foton at 2.573 (-17%), JAC at 2.223 (-34%) and Dongfeng at 1.908 (-32%).

Renault Sandero Colombia 2015. Picture courtesy f1latam.com:autosThe Renault Sandero is #2 in Colombia like in 2015, improving its market share to 5.8%.

Model-wise, the Chevrolet Sail posts a third consecutive year atop the charts, losing less ground than the market at -12% to with 18.031 units sold and Renault monopolises the remaining spots in the Top 4 with all its nameplates improving their market share compared to a year ago thanks to minimal losses: the Sandero (incl. Stepway) is down 1% at #2, the Duster down 3% at #3 and the Logan stable at #4. The Chevrolet Spark GT (-25%), Tracker (-16%) and Spark (+6%) follow. Other great performers this year include the Nissan March (+34%), Kia New Sportage (+86%), Hyundai Super Pony – a bare bones version of the i25/Accent dedicated to taxi use (+280%) and the Mazda CX-5 (+42%). The Nissan Doble Cabina is the best-selling newcomer at #42 and the Chery Tiggo the best-selling Chinese at #47 – however both the Chevrolet Sail (#1) and N300 (#26) are imported from China.

Hyundai Super Pony Taxi Colombia 2015. Picture courtesy carroya.comHyundai Super Pony Taxi. Picture courtesy carroya.com

Previous month: Colombia November 2015: Kia and Mazda up in market down 18%

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

Two years ago: Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

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Colombia November 2015: Kia and Mazda up in market down 18%

Kia Soul Colombia November 2015Kia sales are up 3% year-on-year in Colombia in November.

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No sign of improvement for the Colombian new car market, down another 18% year-on-year to 21.021 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 11% to 253.800 units. Chevrolet stays on top despite falling harder than the market at -22% to 23.5% market share vs. 24% year-to-date. Renault is down 14% to 18% in 2nd place, while Kia is actually up 3% to round up the podium at 11.6% vs. 9.8% so far in 2015. There are only two other manufacturers posting positive results inside the Top 30: Mazda up 28% to #6 and heavy vehicle maker Hino up 52% to #12. Nissan (-3%), Volkswagen (-5%), Mercedes (-2%) and Volvo (-6%) also gain market share.

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Colombia September 2015: Now with Top 50 best-selling models

Renault Logan Colombia 2015The new generation Renault Logan has finally launched in Colombia.

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This month we give you an exclusive Top 50 models ranking for Colombia with one month delay – September data. This is passenger cars and LCVs only and excludes medium/heavy commercial vehicles. The Chevrolet Sail keeps the lead with just under 7% share above the Chevrolet Spark at 5.7%, but Renault monopolises the remaining spots in the Top 5. Now that the new generation Logan and Sandero have finally launched in the country, this may even change in the next few months as the two leading Chevrolets are under threat to continue their implacable reign.

Chery Y380 Colombia 2014The Chery Y380 is the most popular Chinese nameplate in Colombia.

The Sandero holds 5.3% of the Colombian market in September vs. 4.7% year-to-date, followed by the Logan at 4.8% vs. 4.1% and the Duster at 4% vs. 3.7%. Notice also the Hyundai City Taxi at an excellent 6th spot, the Nissan Frontier leading all pickups at #9, the Suzuki Grand Vitara holding strong at #12 and the Chery Y380 topping all Chinese nameplates at #36.

Previous post: Colombia October 2015 (brands): Mazda, Foton and Hino up, market down 29%

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