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Colombia: 1990-2013 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.

Previous post: Colombia October 2013: Renault Duster and Chevy Tracker in Top 3

One year ago: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

Full Year 2013 Top 70 models and Top 62 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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.

Previous post: Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top 10

October Top 5 models Ranking Table below.

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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

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 62 All-brands and Top 70 best-selling models! Click on title to see. Many thanks to Juan Felipe *

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.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2012: Hyundai City and Renault Duster shine

Full 6 months 2013 Top 70 models and Top 62 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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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.

Previous post: Colombia 6 months 2012: Hyundai City and Renault Duster shine

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2011: Old gen Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead

Full Year 2012 Top 70 Ranking Table below.

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Colombia 6 months 2012: Hyundai City and Renault Duster shine

July 28th, 2012 No comments

Renault Duster

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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%.

Hyundai City Plus

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.

Kia Picanto

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.

JAC Veloce

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

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2011: Old gen Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead

One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2011: Chevrolet Spark GT threatens Aveo

Full 6 months 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Colombia February 2012: Chevrolet Aveo keeps the pole position

March 31st, 2012 No comments

Chevrolet Aveo

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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Colombia Full Year 2011: Old gen Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead

January 26th, 2012 2 comments

Chevrolet Aveo

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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%.

Chevrolet Spark GT

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.

Chevrolet N300

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%).

Previous post: Colombia 6 months 2011: Chevrolet Spark threatens Aveo

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2010: Chevrolet Aveo and Spark in command

Full Year 2011 Top 195 Ranking Table below.

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Colombia 6 months 2011: Chevy Spark threatens Aveo UPDATED

December 17th, 2011 6 comments

Chevrolet Spark GT

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 70 best-selling models and Top 143 Passenger Cars! Click on the title to see, many thanks to Juan *

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.

Chevrolet Captiva

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%.

Chevrolet N200

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.

Great Wall Florid

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.

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Colombia Full Year 2010: Chevrolet Aveo & Spark in command

January 30th, 2011 2 comments

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.

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