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

June 29th, 2015 No comments

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

May 23rd, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy carsguide.com.auKia Sportage

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Colombia is a new monthly update on BSCB, and after January up 5%, February down 4% and March up 2%, April sales tumble down 16% year-on-year to just 21.862 units, pulling the year-to-date total into negative at -4% and 90.703 units. 2015 may not be another record year for Colombian new car sales after all. The models rankings shows a rather unusual instability apart from the top 2 best-sellers – the Chevrolet Spark/Spark GT and Chevrolet Sail: the Kia New Sportage jumps to an outstanding 3rd position (vs. #29 in 2014) while the Kia New Rio is up to #4 vs. #19 last year. Over the first 4 months of the year however, Renault places 3 nameplates inside the Top 5: the Sandero (5.204 sales), Duster (3.905) and Logan (3.280).

JAC Veloce Cross Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy latercera.comJAC is now the 2nd best-selling Chinese brand in Colombia below Chery.

Brand-wise, Chevrolet keeps the lead by far despite sales down 25% in April and 13% year-to-date, while Renault improves its share at -10% and +4% to 16.5%. Kia, Hyundai and Nissan follow but inside the Top 10 it’s Mazda (+27%) and Suzuki (+35% in April, +42% this year) that impress the most, while Toyota (-27%) and Volkswagen (-21%) are the worst performers so far in 2015. Chery remains the top-selling Chinese manufacturer at #12 in April (-32%) and #11 year-to-date (-9%) but Foton now follows (#13), overtaking JAC (#14) with Dongfeng at #16.

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Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

May 21st, 2015 No comments

Renault Duster Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy renault.com.coRenault Duster

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Only an All-brands and Top 5 models rankings are available for now for Colombia, if you have access to more detailed data for the Full Year 2014 please get in touch. Thanks to registrations up a solid 12% on 2013, the Colombian new vehicle market hits a new all-time record in 2014 at 328.529 units, edging past the previous record of 2011 (324.570). Chevrolet remains the most popular manufacturer in the country but sees its market share thaw a bit to 25.2% with sales up 8%. The American manufacturer is followed by Renault up 16%, Kia up 11% and Ford up 24%. Nissan (+5%), Hyundai (-6%) and Toyota (-4%) all lose market share this year, while Suzuki shoots up 73% to break into the annual Top 10 at #10.

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy autojunction.inThe Chevrolet Sail is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in 2014.

JAC remains the best-selling Chinese carmaker in Colombia despite sales down 20% at #13, but is now threatened by Foton at #14 (+57%) and Dongfeng at #15 (+40%).Model-wise, the Chevrolet Sail lodges a second consecutive month atop the ranking thanks to sales up 21% to 20.515 units, with the Renault Sandero (+17%) remaining 2nd. The Chevrolet Spark GT (+42%) is up 4 spots to land on the last step of the podium, while the Renault Duster (+26%), Kia Picanto/Eko (+21%) and Ford Fiesta (+54%) also perform well within the Top 10.

Chevrolet N300 Colombia 2014The Chevrolet N3oo is the best-selling “Chinese” model in Colombia…

Chery Y380 Colombia 2014…followed by the Chery Y380.

Notice the Renault Clio up 62% to 311, the Kia Rio Spice up 34% to #18, the Ford Ecosport up 54% to #26, Suzuki Swift up 186% to #32 and the Mazda CX-5 doubling its sales year-on-year to #35. Even though it is called Chevrolet N300 in Colombia, the Wuling Rongguang is the best-selling Chinese vehicle in the country once again in 2014 thanks to 3.586 sales at #22, followed by the Chery Van/Y380 at #36, Chery Tiggo at #43 and Dongfeng C37/V25/V29 van at #44.

Kia Eko Taxi Colombia 2014Kia Eko Taxi

Another specificity of the Colombian new car market is the fact that taxis are sold under different nameplates. The best-seller in this segment is the Hyundai City (aka i10) with 5.465 sales ahead of the Kia Eko (aka Picanto) at 3.841, Hyundai Super Pony (aka Accent) at 1.346, Chevrolet Chronos (aka Spark) at 925 and JAC HFC (aka J5) at 835. Colombia is the only country in the world to use these nameplates.

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Colombia First Half 2014: Chevrolet Spark takes the lead

August 29th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Spark Colombia June 2014Chevrolet Spark GT

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For the first time on BSCB I can share with you an all-models ranking for Colombia, even including medium and heavy commercial vehicles! These add up to no less than 448 models… The Colombian new car market is up 3% year-on-year over the First Half of 2014 to 144,142 registrations, which could indicate a Full Year 2014 above 300,000 units as the Second Half is traditionally stronger in Colombia. There is a (rare) change of leadership in the models ranking: the Chevrolet Spark overtakes the Sail to lead the way over the period thanks to sales up 15% to 9,038 units and 6.3% share vs. 8,580 and 6% for the Sail, leader over the Full Year 2013. Keep in mind however that the Spark sales figures include the previous generation (named Spark Life) as well as the current one (Spark GT) in Colombia.

Renault Duster Colombia June 2014The Renault Duster is up to #4 in Colombia this year.

Renault places 3 models in the Top 6 like one year ago, but in a different order: the Sandero rounds up the podium once again with 6,948 sales and 4.8% share, the Duster is up two spots to #4 and 5,451 units and the Logan is down two to #6, just above the Chevrolet Tracker stable at #7. Excellent performance of the Kia Picanto up 64% to 5th place, as well as the Ford Fiesta up 46% to #8, Kia Rio up 20% to #9 and Hyundai i10 up 185% to #10. Notice also the Kia Sportage up 119% to #12, Renault Clio up 82% to #14, Ford Escape up 42% to #19 and the Kia Cerato up 80% to #27.

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Colombia 6 months 2014 (brands): Chevrolet, Renault and Kia on top

July 23rd, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2014Chevrolet Sail

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Thanks to Juan Felipe I can now share with you brands data for the first half of 2014 in Colombia, when the market grew 3% year-on-year to 143,900 units. Hopefully models data will follow shortly. The Top 7 best-selling manufacturers are unchanged compared to the same period last year but evolve in different ways. Chevrolet stays ahead by far in spite of sales down 1% to 36,349 and 25.3% market share, Renault is up a splendid 13% to 21,806 and 15.2% and Kia up 7% to 14,497 sales, now above 10% market share at 10.1%. Notice also Ford up 22% at #6, Mazda up 16% to #8, Suzuki up 53% to #10, Mercedes up 60% to #12 and Dongfeng up 40% to #14. Chinese manufacturers are led by Chery (#11) and follow the market at +3% to 9,296 units and 6.5% share vs. 6.4% one year ago.

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Colombia: 1990-2014 Historical Data now available

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Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

February 1st, 2014 3 comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2013Chevrolet Sail

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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.

Chevrolet Tracker Colombia 2013The Chevrolet Tracker lands directly at #6

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%.

Zotye Duna Colombia 2013Zotye Duna

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.

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Colombia October 2013: Renault Duster & Chevy Tracker in Top 3

November 16th, 2013 13 comments

Renault Duster Colombia October 2013Renault Duster

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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.

Chevrolet Tracker Colombia October 2013Chevrolet Tracker

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.

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Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top10

July 25th, 2013 9 comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia June 2013. Picture courtesy of autoportal.comChevrolet Sail

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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.

Chevrolet Tracker Colombia June 2013. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auFirst Top 10 ranking for the Chevrolet Tracker (aka Trax)

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.

Renault Sandero Stepway Colombia June 2013The Renault Sandero (no new gen yet) still ranks at an impressive #2.

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%.

Chery Yoki Colombia June 2013Chery Yoki

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.

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Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

January 24th, 2013 No comments

The new model could help the Sandero keep the Colombian pole position in 2013…

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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.

Renault Duster at the 2013 Dakar Rally

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.

Chevrolet Sail

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.

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