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

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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.

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Colombia October 2015: Mazda, Foton and Hino up, market down 29%

Mazda2 Colombia October 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auMazda sales are up 34% year-on-year in a Colombian market down 29%.

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Each month the Colombian new car market is falling further into recession, with sales down an abysmal 29% year-on-year in October to just 22.407 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 10.5% to 232.779. Market leader Chevrolet follows the market at -27% to 6.049 sales and 27% share, three percentage points above its year-to-date level of 24%. Renault continues to catch up with sales down just 10% and resulting in a strong 18.1% share vs. 17.2% year-to-date. Kia (-30%) and Nissan (-18%) follow while Mazda impresses once again with deliveries up a whopping 34% to 1.433 and 6.4% market share vs. 3.4% a year ago. In fact, Foton, up 4% and overtaking Chery this month to become the #1 Chinese brand, and Hino (+19%) are the only two other manufacturers to improve their volume year-on-year in the Top 30.

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Colombia September 2015: Renault and Mazda impress

Renault Sandero Colombia September 2015. Picture courtesy of uol.com.brThe new Renault Sandero has finally landed in Colombia.

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No sign of improvement for the Colombian market, down another 16% year-on-year in September to 24.841 deliveries and pulling the year-to-date total down 8% to 210.372 registrations. Chevrolet falls faster than the market at -23% to 23% market share vs. 23.7% year-to-date (-15%) and French manufacturer Renault is catching up with sales up 21% to 4.954 and 19.9% share vs. 17.1% (+5%) so far in 2015. The (late) arrival of the new generations Logan and Sandero must have a lot to do with this performance. A handful of other manufacturers defy the odds and post positive results this month: Mazda is up a gigantic 36% to break into the Top 5, Mercedes is up 9% to #11, Volvo up 153% to #19 and Jeep up 1% to #20.

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Colombia August 2015: Mazda and Mercedes lodge double-digit gains

Mazda2 Colombia August 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deMazda sales are up a whopping 45% year-on-year in Colombia.

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After seemingly stabilising in June (-3%) and July (-4%), the Colombian new car market is back to hell in August with sales down 15% to 23.222 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 7% to 185.531 deliveries. Chevrolet remains master in command despite sales down a harsh 31% on August 2014 to 5.096 and 21.9% share with Renault continuing to catch up at +1% to 4.210 units and 18.1%. Kia (-8%) rounds up the podium above Nissan (+3%), Ford (-7%) and Hyundai (-26%). In 7th position, Mazda posts a spectacular 45% year-on-year gain, the largest improvement in the entire market and only one of two manufacturers lodging double-digit gains this month with Mercedes (+21%).

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Colombia July 2015: Renault catches up on Chevy in stabilising market

Renault Clio Colombia July 2015Renault sales are up 12% year-on-year in Colombia despite an ageing range.

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After two consecutive months in hell at -16% (April and May), Colombian new car sales seem to be stabilising: -3% in June, and now -4% in July to 26.608 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 162.309 units, down 5.5% on 2014. Chevrolet takes a beating at -16% but stays on top of the brands ranking with 23.1% share, while Renault, despite still selling previous generations Clio, Sandero and Logan, is up 12% to 18.1% share. Kia (+1%), Nissan (+23%) and Ford (-13%) follow while Mazda (+96%), Suzuki (+67%) and Mercedes (+23%) lodge the largest year-on-year gains. All Chinese carmakers in the Top 30 take a plunge: Chery (-27%), JAC (-34%), Dongfeng (-22%), Foton (-43%) and Great Wall (-11%).

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Colombia 1st Half 2015: Discover the Top 10 best-selling models

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2015. Picture courtesy youtube.comChevrolet Sail Selección Colombia

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We can now share with you the 10 most popular models in Colombia over the First Half of 2015. Despite sales down 1%, the Chevrolet Sail remains the best-selling nameplate in the country with over 2.500 additional deliveries than the #2, the Renault Sandero (+16%) while the Chevrolet Spark GT rounds up the podium with sales down 24%. Notice the Ford Fiesta (+14%), Chevrolet Spark (+44%), Mazda3 (+352%) and Nissan March (+35%) all improving frankly year-on-year.

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Colombia June 2015: Chevrolet leads, Mazda doubles sales

Mazda3 Colombia June 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comMazda is up 126% year-on-year in Colombia in June.

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Good news coming from Colombia: the market slows its year-on-year fall drastically at just -3% in June vs. -16% in May to 23.082 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 135.701 units, down 6% on 2014. Chevrolet drops faster than the market at -6% but remains on top by far at 5.490 sales and 23.8% share vs. 24.3% year-to-date. Renault is up 4% to 15.9% in 2nd place, above Kia (-14%), Nissan (+13%) and Ford (-10%). Once again Mazda defies logic with sales up a gargantuan 126% to 1.300 units and 5.6% share in 6th place, while Suzuki is up 65% to #9, Dodge up 23% to #13 and Hino up 43% to #15.

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Colombia May 2015: Mazda & Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

Mazda2 Colombia May 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auMazda sales are up a fantastic 52% year-on-year in May in Colombia.

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The Colombian new car market is falling deeper and deeper into recession with sales down a depressing 16% again in May to 22.513 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 6% on 2014 to 113.216 units. Chevrolet bucks the negative trend with sales up 1% year-on-year in May to 6.035 units for a strong 26.8% market share vs. 24.2% so far in 2015 (-10%), Renault (-15%), Kia (-23%) and Nissan (-24%) all tumble down while Mazda (+52%) and Suzuki (+16%) deliver outstanding performances inside the Top 10. Toyota (-52%), Hyundai (-38%), Ford (-36%) and Volkswagen (-32%) are the hardest hit. Outside the Top 10, notice Mercedes up 15%, Foton up 4% and Subaru up a gigantic 168%.

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