Historical Data spanning the past 24 years is now available for Colombia on BestSellingCarsBlog. A Chevrolet has led the models ranking in the country every single year since 2002 (Corsa, Aveo then Sail) except in 2012 when the Renault Sandero topped the sales charts. You will find below the links to the annual articles:
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The Colombian new car market is down 7% year-on-year in 2013 to 293,846 registrations. For the 28th consecutive year (!), Chevrolet is the most popular carmaker in the country thanks to 75,689 sales and 25.8% share, followed by Renault at 44,358 units and 15.1%, up 2% on 2012, and Kia at 28,422 sales and 9.8%. There is one Chinese carmaker in the Top 10 brands this year: Chery at #10 with 4,421 units and 1.5%, and 18 Chinese in the overall ranking, led by JAC at #13, Dongfeng at #17, Hafei at #21 and Great Wall at #23.
For its first full year in market, the Chevrolet Sail becomes the best-seller in Colombia with 16,894 sales and 5.7%, up a gigantic 135% on 2012. The Chevrolet Spark remains #2 at 15,158 units and 5.2% while the Renault Sandero, leader in 2012, is down to #3 this year with 14,270 sales and 4.9%, the Renault Logan stays #4 at 3.6% and the Renault Duster is up one spot and 18% year-on-year to #5 with 10,344 units. Astounding landing for the Chevrolet Tracker, launched early in 2013 and already #6 with 9,076 sales and 3.1%.
Other great performers this year in Colombia include the new Kia Sportage up 179% to #8, the Chevrolet Sonic up 155% to #11, Nissan March up 24% to #13, Renault Clio Campus up 353% to #18, Ford Escape up 93% to #22, Ford Ecosport up 168% to #26 and the Chevrolet Cobalt directly at #35 for its first year in market. Finally, there are 3 Chinese models inside the Colombian Top 75: the Chery Tiggo at #56, Chery X-Cross at #64 and Zotye Duna at #73.
Full Year 2013 Top 70 models and Top 62 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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New car sales in Colombia gain ground year-on-year for only the third time so far this year after April and July, up 1% to 26,701 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 239,177 units, down 6% on 2013. The Chevrolet Sail remains by far the most popular model in the country with 1,948 sales and 7.3% share vs. 5.9% over the first half of 2013, and with it Chevrolet is the best-selling brand here.
But there are lots of change inside the Top 5: the Renault Duster is up 4 spots vs. H1 2013 to land at a fantastic 2nd place thanks to 1,060 sales and 4% and the Chevrolet Tracker, launched less than one year ago in the country, manages to jump onto the podium at #3 with 1,051 units and 3.9%! The Renault Logan and Sandero follow but should get back atop the ranking once the new generations are unleashed.
October Top 5 models Ranking Table below.
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Thanks to Juan Felipe we can go on our biannual update of the Colombian new car market, down 13% year-on-year over the first 6 months of 2013 to 140,269 registrations. We are now looking at 290,000 units for the Full Year 2013, which would be down 8% on 2012 but still the third best result in history for Colombia after the 324,570 units reached in 2011 and the 315,968 units from 2012. Big change atop the models ranking: launched at the end of last year to replace all generations of Chevrolet Aveo (leader over the first 6 months of 2012), the Chevrolet Sail takes the lead thanks to 8,268 sales and 5.9% share.
As a result the Renault Sandero/Stepway, #1 over the Full Year 2012, is kicked down to 2nd place at 6,259 units and 4.5% while the Renault Logan is up 2 spots year-on-year to #3 in spite of sales down 11% to 5,010 sales and 3.6% share. Both Chevrolet Spark GT (-23%) and Hyundai City Taxi (-16%) drop one rank to #4 and #5 respectively, whereas the Renault Duster is up 42% and 5 spots compared to this time last year to #6 at 4,796 units and 3.4% which is the ranking it held over the Full Year 2012.
Another nice surprise for Chevrolet follows: the Tracker (aka Trax) lands directly inside the Top 10 for its first appearance in the Colombian ranking at #7 with an excellent 4,297 sales and 3.1%. Colombia is the first country in the world where this model has managed a Top 10 ranking so far… Last piece of good news for the American manufacturer: the Chevrolet Sonic, #35 over the Full Year 2012, is up to #11 thanks to 2,678 units and 1.9%.
Further down, the Nissan March is up 32% and 11 spots to #13, the Chevrolet N300 (aka Wuling Rongguang) remains the most popular ‘Chinese’ model at #18 in spite of sales down 25%, the Renault Clio is up 5917% (!) to #28, the Ford Ecosport up 177% to #30, Kia new Sportage up 198% to #31, Ford Escape up 205% to #32 while the Ford Focus (#49) and Chevrolet Cobalt (#50) are the other two all-new models in the Top 50 over the period. Notice also the Chery Van at #42 (-46%), JAC Veloce at #46 (+11%), DongFeng Van at #47 (+40%) and Chery Yoki up 15933% to #52.
Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot
Full 6 months 2013 Top 70 models and Top 62 All-brands Ranking Tables below.
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After a record year in 2011, the Colombian new car market is down a reasonable 3% year-on-year in 2012 to 315,968 registrations, still the 2nd best-ever annual tally in the country. Big change atop the models ranking: the Renault Sandero/Stepway snaps up the top spot and puts an end to 6 consecutive years of Chevrolet Aveo domination thanks to 14,837 sales and 4.7%, albeit down 13%. The Chevrolet Spark GT gains one spot on 2011 to land at #2 with 13,506 units and 4.3% (-18%) with the Chevrolet Aveo down 39% to #2 because of the arrival of the Chevrolet Sail directly at #10 with 7,197 sales.
The Renault Logan loses 29% on 2011 but stays #4, the Hyundai City (the taxi version of the i10) is up 3 ranks to #5 while the best performing all-new model in Colombia in 2012, the Renault Duster, lands directly at an outstanding 6th place with 8,763 units and 2.8%. Further down, great performers include the Kia Picanto up 38% to #11, the Kia Rio and Hyundai Tucson both up 31% to #13 and #14 respectively, the Toyota Prado up 34% to #15, Hyundai i25 up 70% to #17, Chevrolet N300 (aka Wuling Rongguang) up 171% to #18, Nissan Versa up 606% to #22 and Nissan March up 475% to #24.
Notice also the VW Gol up a fantastic 135% to #29, the Chevrolet Sonic arriving at #35 with 2,240 sales, the Hyundai i35 up 203% to #46, Renault Fluence up 37% to #49. Apart from the Chevrolet Sail and N300, there are 3 additional Chinese imports in the Colombian Top 60 this year: the Chery Van is #43, the DongFeng Van #53 and the JAC Veloce (aka J3) ranks #56.
Full Year 2012 Top 70 Ranking Table below.
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After a record year in 2011, the Colombian new car market is stable over the first 6 months of 2012 at 150,149 registrations, down 1% on 2011. But beyond this quiet outlook the evolution of the different segments is very uneven: at + 114% year-on-year, commercial vehicles are the sole reason behind the stability of the market, with passenger cars and pick-ups both down 12% and taxis down 9%.
The Chevrolet Aveo from two generations ago is still the favourite model in Colombia with sales up 4% year-on-year to 9,765 units for a 6.5% market share. It is followed by the Renault Sandero/Stepway at 6,852 sales and 4.6% (-26%) and the Chevrolet Spark GT at 6,420 units and 4.3% (-30%). The only model to progress in the Top 9 reflects a particularity of the Colombian car market where taxis take a significant part of overall sales. The Hyundai City, the taxi version of the Hyundai Santro/i10 is up 4 spots and 30% on last year to #4 with 5,744 sales and 3.8% share, thanks to the arrival of the City Plus aka i10.
The best-performing model in the Top 10 is the Kia Picanto, boosted by the new generation of the model, up 91% and 13 ranks to #10 with 3,412 units and 2.3%. The Renault Duster is by very far the best-selling all-new model over the period at #11 with 3,376 sales and 2.2%. A couple of Koreans also deliver brilliant results: the Kia Rio is up 9 spots and 70% to #12 and the Hyundai i25 is up 23 and 187% to #13. The other two all-new models in the Top 50 are the Nissan Versa landing directly at #22 and the Nissan March at #24.
Chinese models continue to gain higher market shares in Colombia over the period. Let’s start with the Chevrolet N300, a rebadged Wuling Rongguang, up a fantastic 4132% to land directly at #13 with 2,624 sales and 1.7%. The Chery Van is up 13 spots and 136% to #30 with 1,524 units and 1% while the JAC Veloce (aka J3 Turin in Brazil) becomes the best-selling Chinese passenger car, up 119% and 23 ranks to #48 with 619 sales. There are 8 additional Chinese models in the Top 90, including the Great Wall Wingle at #73 and the Geely CK Taxi at #85.
Previous post: Colombia February 2012: Chevrolet Aveo keeps pole position
Full 6 months 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.
After breaking a record in 2011, new car sales in Colombia start even better in 2012 with 23,456 registrations in January, up 13% year-on-year, and 27,371 in February, up 7%. The 2012 year-to-date total stands at 51,253 units, up 11%.
Chevrolet confirms its newly acquired brands top spot over the period with 15,125 sales and close to 30% market share, and the Chevrolet Aveo is already on its way to top the Colombian models ranking for the 7th year in a row with 2,588 sales 9.5% share in February alone. Note the biggest selling version of the Aveo in Colombia should still be the 2003 first generation pictured above.
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Record year in Colombia with 324,570 registrations, up a massive 26% on 2010 which was already a record year! The Chevrolet Aveo keeps the pole position for the 6th year in a row with 19,779 sales and 6.1% share, up an impressive 32% given this is the previous generation model… The Renault Sandero/Stepway is up one spot and 31% to #2 with 17,105 units and 5.3%.
Excellent first full year for the Chevrolet Spark GT, up 4 ranks and 137% on 2010 to #3 with 16,420 sales and 5.1%. The Renault Logan also excels, up 40% to #4 with 16,040 units and 4.9%. The Chevrolet Aveo Emotion (current generation) is down 4% and 3 spots to #5 at 4.3%, ahead of the Chevrolet Spark previous generation, also down 4% to 3.5%. The Chevrolet Captiva impresses at +79% in 7th place, as does the Nissan Tiida, up 139% and 12 ranks to #10.
Further down the ranking, the Ford Fiesta is up 245% to #13, the Kia Picanto is up 79% to #15 and the Hyundai i25 (aka Accent) is the best-selling all-new model in Colombia this year, landing directly at #27 with 2,948 sales. It is followed by the Chevrolet N300 (aka Wuling Rongguang) at #37 and 1,809 units.
The Chinese progress this year, led by the Chery Van at #38 (+1522%!), Zotye Nomade at #63 (-9%), DongFeng Van at #66 (+38%), DongFeng Pick-up at #77 (+50%), Great Wall Wingle at #78 (+469%) and BYD F0 at #84 (+604%).
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Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2010: Chevrolet Aveo and Spark in command
Full Year 2011 Top 195 Ranking Table below.
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Thanks to Juan Cortes from 4wd-mag I can share with you the Colombian Top 70 models ranking for the first half of 2011 as well as the Top 143 best-selling Passenger Cars. Sales are up a huge 48% over the period to 150,464 units, a new record for the country.
Best-seller since 2006, the Chevrolet Aveo stays solid with 16,556 sales (+21%) but see its market share drop from 13.4% a year ago to 11%. It is now threatened by the Chevrolet Spark, boosted by the new generation called ‘GT’ here, up 139% year-on-year to 15,462 units and 10.4% vs. 6.4% a year ago.
Renault also shines with both the Sandero (from 5.3% to 6.2%) and Logan (from 4.9% to 5.9%) vastly improving their market share compared to 2010. The Chevrolet Captiva stays 5th and also increases its share from 2.5% to 3.3% with 5,002 sales.
Excellent performance of the Nissan Tiida going from 1.1% a year ago to 2.5% and #7 thanks to 3,824 sales. Notice the Hyundai City at #6 with 4,423 sales and 2.8%, none other than a 2nd generation Hyundai Atos solely sold as a taxi with tremendous success. The Ford Fiesta is the best-selling newcomer at #11 with 2,598 units and 1.7%.
Chinese manufacturers are starting to get noticed in Colombia. Wuling exports its Hongtu minivan and sells it as the Chevrolet N200 to the delight of Colombian consumers: it ranks #23 overall with 1,739 sales and 1.2% share.
In the Passenger Car ranking, no less than 7 Chinese brands are represented in Top 100! These are Chery, BYD, JAC, Great Wall, Geely, Haima and Lifan. The Chery Face is the best-selling Chinese passenger car at #38 with 222 sales, followed by the BYD F0 (201), JAC Veloce/Star (199), Great Wall Florid (53), Geely MK (47), Chery QQ and JAC B-Cross (39), with 6 additional models ranking within the Top 100.
Previous post: see the Colombia Full Year 2010 post here.
Full 6 months 2011 Top 70 and Passenger Cars Top 143 Ranking Tables below.
The Colombian car market is up an astounding 43% in 2010, reaching 258,548 registrations which is a new record for the country, beating the 253,034 registrations from 2007. The Chevrolet Aveo is the best selling car in Colombia for the 5th year in a row at 29,490 sales and 11.4%.
The Chevrolet Spark is boosted by the arrival of the new gen, called Spark GT, and finishes the year at 18,995 sales (7.3%), reaching 8.7% in H2. The Renault Sandero takes the 3rd spot at 5.1% (43% of its sales come from the Stepway version) ahead of the Logan at 4.4%. Excellent performance of the Chevrolet Captiva, 23rd in 2009 but 5th in 2010 with 6,433 sales and 2.5%.
The best-selling Chinese car is the Zotye Nomada at #37 with 886 sales. More commentaries, more photos and the Full Year 2010 Top 50: see below.