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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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Full H1 2014 Top 448 All-models Ranking Table below.

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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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One year ago: Colombia 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Sail new leader, Tracker in Top 10

Full 6 months 2014 Top 93 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Colombia: 1990-2013 Historical Data now available

May 28th, 2014 No comments
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Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

February 1st, 2014 3 comments

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2013Chevrolet Sail

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 62 All-brands & Top 70 models! Thanks Andy & Carlos *

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.

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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.

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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%).

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Full Year 2011 Top 195 Ranking Table below.

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