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Mexico February 2015: Market shoots up 22% to record level

March 11th, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet Matiz Mexico February 2015The Chevrolet Matiz is inside the Mexican Top 10 for the 2nd straight month.

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The Mexican new car market is evolving a record-breaking levels in 2015: up another 22% in February to a best-ever 97,558 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 201,255 units, also up 22% on 2014. Nissan stands its ground: up 23% to 25,286 registrations and 25.9% share above Chevrolet (+21%), Volkswagen (+10%) and FCA Mexico (+19%). Toyota (+26%), Honda (+50%) and Mazda (+63%) impress while Hyundai is getting back up close the Top 10 at #11 and 1.6% share. Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo dominates once again, ahead of the Nissan Versa (+31%) and VW Vento (+57%) while the Chevrolet Spark (+36%), Nissan March (+60%), Nissan Sentra (+33%) and Chevrolet Matiz (+206% year-to-date) flex their muscles.

Previous post: Mexico Full Year 2014: Now with Top 258 All-models and All-brands

Previous month: Mexico January 2015: Chevrolet Matiz in Top 10, market up 21%

One year ago: Mexico February 2014: VW Vento up to #4

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Mexico Full Year 2014: Now with Top 258 All-models and All-brands

March 2nd, 2015 No comments

Dodge Vision Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy automotores-rev.comThe Dodge Vision (a rebadged Fiat Gran Siena) lands at #174 in Mexico.

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I can now share with you All-models and All-brands rankings for Mexico for the Full Year 2014. Beyond the familiar Top 10 models there is a lot of movement in the ranking this year. In the Top 20, the Chevrolet Matiz is up 30% to #15, the Mazda3 up 17% to #17, the Chevrolet Trax is down two spots to #18 despite sales up 18% and the Ford F-Series (-4% to #19) is now threatened by the Ram Pickup (+16% to #20).

Ram 1500 Canada 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Ram Pickup is now inside the Mexican Top 20.

Helped by the new generation, the Toyota Corolla is up 24% and 5 ranks on 2013 to #22, the Renault Duster gains another 15% to crack the Mexican Top 25, the Nissan X-Trail is up 94% to #28, the Toyota Yaris triples its sales year-on-year thanks to the new model at #36, the Honda City is up 60% to #39, the Jeep Cherokee jumps to #50 for this generation’s first full year in market, the Seat Toledo is up 45% to #61, the Audi A3 up 129% to #68 and the Toyota Highlander up 119% to #69.

Renault Logan Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comRenault Logan

Looking at the all-new entrants in the Mexican sales charts in 2014, logically Hyundai dominates: the Grand i10 lands at #59, the ix35 ranks 67th and the Elantra 77th. These are the only all-new nameplates in the Top 100. Further down, we find the Renault Logan at #114, the VW Caddy at #150, Lincoln MKC at #156, Mitsubishi Mirage at #164, Peugeot 2008 at #167, Hyundai Sonata at #169, Acura TLX at #173, Dodge Vision at #174 and Porsche Macan at #185.

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Mexico January 2015: Chevrolet Matiz in Top 10, market up 21%

February 10th, 2015 No comments

Chevrolet Matiz Mexico January 2015Chevrolet Matiz

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After missing out on an all-time record year by a mere 4.310 units last year, the Mexican new car market is on track to smash all its records in 2015, with January sales up a very impressive 21% year-on-year to 103,697 units, a January record and the first time sales cross the 100,000 unit-barrier in January – previous best was 97,673 in 2007. Nissan continues to lodge outstanding month after outstanding month, outperforming the market in January at +27% to 26.4% share and increasing the gap with its followers Chevrolet (+15%), Volkswagen (+13%) and Ford (+10%). Honda (+44%), Toyota (+28%), Mazda (+42%), Seat (+24%), Renault (+23%) and Mitsubishi (+79%) take off and Hyundai ranks 12th.

Nissan X-Trail Mexico January 2015Nissan X-Trail

In the models sales charts, the Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead by far with 6.1% share but only improves by 12% year-on-year whereas its pursuants frankly outperform the market: the Nissan Versa is up 41% and the VW Vento up 112%. The Nissan March is up 71%, the Chevrolet Spark up 47% and the Chevrolet Matiz makes its first appearance inside the Mexican Top 10 since BSCB has been following this market monthly in 2010. Notice also the excellent performances of the Chevrolet Trax at #12 with 2,196 sales and the Nissan X-Trail at #14 with 2,141 units.

Previous post: Mexico Full Year 2014: Chevy Aveo leads, VW Vento shines, Hyundai lands

One year ago: Mexico January 2014: VW Vento lands in 7th place

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Mexico Full Year 2014: Aveo leads, VW Vento shines, Hyundai lands

January 11th, 2015 3 comments

VW Vento Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy of autosactual.comThe VW Vento jumps to #4 in Mexico this year.

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Exactly as I predicted last month, the Mexican new car market finishes 2014 as the 2nd strongest ever year, up a robust 7% to 1.135.409 deliveries thanks to the best December score in 8 years at 133.273 registrations (+12%). Only in 2006 (1.139.718) did Mexican consumers purchase more vehicles. And with no clouds on the economic horizon, local organisation AMDA predicts a 2015 market up 5% to break all-time records to 1.2 million units. Mexico is the only market in the world where Nissan is #1 and this year the Japanese manufacturer further increased the gap that separates it from other brands, with sales up a fantastic 11% to 291,729 units and 25.7% share. Chevrolet (+8%), Volkswagen (+2%) and Ford (-8%) follow like in 2013 while Toyota (+15%) overtakes Chrysler (-13%) to rank 5th.

Hyundai Grand i10 Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy of autocosmos.com.mxHyundai finally made its entrance into the Mexican market in 2014.

The big manufacturer event in 2014 in Mexico is the (very) late arrival in the country of Korean manufacturer Hyundai, hitherto bound to Dodge with licensing agreement and hence selling the i10 as the Dodge i10 here. With an astutely selected range – Grand i10, Elantra, Sonata, Veloster, ix35 and Santa Fe to start with, Hyundai managed to crack the Mexican Top 10 in December with 2,311 sales, only 7 months after the brand launched. A magnificent achievement that means Hyundai can target 25,000 sales and a 2% share for its first full year in market in 2015.

Nissan March Mexico 2014Mexican Nissan March sales are up 61% in 2014.

In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo lodges another very stable year at 65,394 deliveries to be titled Mexico’s best-seller for the third year running. It is followed by the Nissan Versa (+10%) and the antediluvian Nissan Tsuru, still in the catalogue despite its old age and holding very well at -2% and 45,524 units. Volkswagen launched the Vento at the end of 2013 and it has become the success story of 2014, landing in 4th position for its first full year in market but killing the VW Clasico in the process (-47%). Notice also the Nissan March up a very impressive 61% to #5. Further down, the Chevrolet Matiz is up 30% to #15, the Mazda3 up 17% to #17, the Chevrolet Trax is down two spots to #18 despite sales up 18% and the Ford F-Series (-4% to #19) is now threatened by the Ram Pickup (+16% to #20).

Dodge Vision Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy automotores-rev.comThe Dodge Vision (a rebadged Fiat Gran Siena) lands at #174 in Mexico.

Helped by the new generation, the Toyota Corolla is up 24% and 5 ranks on 2013 to #22, the Renault Duster gains another 15% to crack the Mexican Top 25, the Nissan X-Trail is up 94% to #28, the Toyota Yaris triples its sales year-on-year thanks to the new model at #36, the Honda City is up 60% to #39, the Jeep Cherokee jumps to #50 for this generation’s first full year in market, the Seat Toledo is up 45% to #61, the Audi A3 up 129% to #68 and the Toyota Highlander up 119% to #69.

Renault Logan Mexico 2014. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comRenault Logan

Looking at the all-new entrants in the Mexican sales charts in 2014, logically Hyundai dominates: the Grand i10 lands at #59, the ix35 ranks 67th and the Elantra 77th. These are the only all-new nameplates in the Top 100. Further down, we find the Renault Logan at #114, the VW Caddy at #150, Lincoln MKC at #156, Mitsubishi Mirage at #164, Peugeot 2008 at #167, Hyundai Sonata at #169, Acura TLX at #173, Dodge Vision at #174 and Porsche Macan at #185.

Previous post: Mexico November 2014: Nissan March on podium

Previous year: Mexico Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Aveo and VW Clasico on top

Two years ago: Mexico Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Aveo and Nissan Versa take control

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Mexico November 2014: Nissan March on podium

December 9th, 2014 No comments

Nissan March Mexico November 2014First podium ranking for the Nissan March in Mexico.

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Thanks to all-time high November sales at 111.645 registrations (+11% YOY), the Mexican new car market breaks the one million unit-barrier after just 11 months for the first time in history. Its previous best at this time of year was reached in 2006 at 999.344 units, 2014 betters this with 1.002.136 deliveries, a 6% increase on the same period in 2013. 2014 is now assured to be among the three best-ever years in the history of Mexican new car sales and could well be an outright record year. The two benchmark years are 2006 (1.139.718 registrations) and 2005 (1.131.768). December sales will have to hit 137,600 units or a 15% YOY surge for 2014 to be an all-time annual high. It seems just a tiny bit far-fetched, but not completely impossible, a more realistic forecast would be 2014 as the second best year in history in-between 2006 and 2005 around 1.135.000 deliveries.

Honda CR-V Mexico November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda CR-V is back up to #8 in Mexico this month.

Nissan confirms it is master in command in Mexico – the only country in the world where it ranks #1, by increasing its sales 18% YOY to 28,365 units and 25.4% share. Chevrolet (+8%), Volkswagen (-1%), Ford (+12%) and Toyota (+7%) follow, while Mazda (+37%), Renault (+36%) and Mitsubishi (28%) deliver impressive gains. Hyundai is once again just units away from the Top 10 at #11 and 2,031 sales vs. 2,075 for Seat. Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead despite sales down 16% YOY, the Nissan Versa is up 26% to 5% share and the Nissan March is the hero of the month, up a huge 70% on November 2013 thanks to the new model to land on the Mexican podium for the first time in the nameplate’s history at #3 and 3,984 sales. Notice also the VW Vento up 52%, the Nissan Sentra up 22% and Honda CR-V up 27% thanks to its facelift.

Previous month: Mexico October 2014: Nissan March at highest in two years

One year ago: Mexico November 2013: Chevrolet Aveo at highest share in one year

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Mexico October 2014: Nissan March at highest in two years

November 7th, 2014 No comments

Nissan March Mexico October 2014Nissan March

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Mexican new car sales have never been in better shape: up 14% year-on-year in October to 100,923 registrations, the 4th consecutive month of double digit year-on-year gains. This is the best ever October on record and first time sales for this month top the symbolic 100,000 units-mark. Year-to-dater, the market is up 6% to 890.941 units and should finish 2014 around 1.13-1.14 million sales, keeping in mind the all-time record year for Mexico is 2006 when 1.139.718 deliveries occurred. The market will have to push up 13% over the last two months of the year to beat this record – to be compared with a 15% gain over the past 3 months… Mexico is the only country in the world where Nissan is #1, and the Japanese carmaker further cements this status this month by largely out-performing the market with sales up 23% to 26.6% share.

Hyundai Elantra. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com6 months after the brand’s launch in Mexico, Hyundai is almost in the Top 10.

Other great performing brands include Toyota up 27%, Mazda up 45%, Hyundai beating its record again at 1,812 sales and 1.8% share (only 48 units off a Top 10 ranking), Suzuki up 36% and Infiniti up 95%. In the models ranking, the podium returns to its YTD order with the Chevrolet Aveo (-6%), Nissan Versa (+16%) and Tsuru (stable) in the lead, the VW Vento is back to its best-ever ranking at #4 and the Nissan March reaches its best position in Mexico since December 2012 at #5 thanks to sales doubling compared to October 2013 to 3,659 units and 3.6% share. Nissan places 6 models in the Top 9 with the Sentra (+31%) and Tiida (+20%) also performing very well.

Previous month: Mexico September 2014: Chevrolet Spark confirms podium spot

One year ago: Mexico October 2013: Chevrolet Aveo reclaims pole position

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Mexico September 2014: Chevrolet Spark confirms podium spot

October 10th, 2014 No comments

Chevrolet Spark Mexico September 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comChevrolet Spark (EV model shown)

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The Mexican new car market is euphoric in September at +14% year-on-year to 89,116 registrations, the best September score since 2006. This brings the year-to-date total to 789,568 units, up 4.5% on 2013. Brand-wise, Nissan is even stronger than usual at 26.9% share, up 22% on September 2013, with Chevrolet and Volkswagen shyer at +8% and +9% respectively. Toyota is up a flamboyant 44% and climbs to 4th place, overtaking Ford (-25%) while Honda (+16%), Mazda (+22%), Renault (+50%) and Seat (+18%) all shine. Only 5 months after its late launch in the country, Hyundai is already getting closer and closer to a Top 10 ranking at #11 with 1,500 sales and 1.7% share. Notice also Mitsubishi up 82%, Audi up 25%, Acura up 28%, Infiniti up 88% and Subaru up 71%. After a freak absence last month, the models ranking is back albeit as an August-September combo given AMDA only publishes year-to-date data. Below the Chevy Aveo and Nissan Versa, the Chevy Spark confirms its newly acquired podium ranking but remains #4 year-to-date below the Nissan Tsuru.

Previous month: Mexico August 2014: Nissan, Chevrolet and Toyota impress

One year ago: Mexico September 2013: VW Clasico and Nissan Tsuru back in the game

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Mexico August 2014: Nissan, Chevrolet & Toyota impress

September 17th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Corolla Mexico August 2014Toyota sales are up 47% year-on-year in Mexico in August.

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Weirdly, this month the AMDA did not publish any models data for the first time BSCB has been following monthly figures for Mexico, only brands data. We sincerely hope this is a fluke and all will return to normal next month… In any case Mexican new car sales are in great shape this month, up a huge 18% year-on-year to 103,881 registrations, an all-time record August score in Mexico and the first time over 100,000 new cars found a buyer in August. This exceptional performance brings the year-to-date total to 700,452 units, up 3.5% on 2013. In the lead, Nissan is up 20% to 25.5% share, followed by Chevrolet (+37%) and Volkswagen (+3%) while Toyota (+47%), Mercedes (+37%) and Isuzu (+47%) also impress. Newcomer for 2014, Hyundai remains at the Top 10s’ doorstep at #11 with 1.3% market share.

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One year ago: Mexico August 2013: VW Clasico confirms top spot

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Mexico July 2014: Chevrolet Spark on podium

August 7th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Spark Mexico July 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comChevrolet Spark

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Neither here or there for the past 12 months, the Mexican new car market get a definite boost in July: up a robust 11% year-on-year to 96,211 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total back on track at 596,571 units, up 1% on 2013 and the best 7 month-score in 6 years. Brand-wise, Nissan (+15%) and Chevrolet (+14%) lead and both outperform the market, ahead of Volkswagen (+7%) and Ford (-12%). Honda impresses at +18% in 5th place as do Toyota (+19%), Mazda (+26%) and Seat (+14%). Only launched in the country last May, Korean manufacturer Hyundai continues to climb the ladder: up 30% on June to stop just short off a Top 10 ranking at #11 and 1.4% share. Notice also Mitsubishi up 57%, Subaru up 113%, Infiniti up 61% and Porsche up 59%.

In the models ranking, in pole position the Chevrolet Aveo is up an impressive 65% on July 2013 to 7,109 sales and 7.4%, its highest market share in Mexico since November 2012. In fact the entire podium shows great gains: the Nissan Versa is up 44% to #2 and the Chevrolet Spark is up 103% to a best-ever third place at 4,406 units. The VW Vento confirms it is here to stay among the top sellers at a cool 5th position, the Nissan Sentra is up 59%, Nissan March up 56% and the Honda CR-V is back inside the Top 10 at #10.

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One year ago: Mexico July 2013: VW Clasico ends 19 months of Chevy Aveo reign

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Mexico 6 months 2014: Now with exclusive All-models ranking!

August 2nd, 2014 No comments

Mazda3 Mexico June 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Mazda3 is back inside the Mexican Top 20 thanks to the new model.

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After the Full Year 2013, it is now time to share with you an All-models ranking for the first half of 2014 for Mexico. This is exclusive to BSCB and you won’t find it anywhere else on the net! Slightly different Nissan truck splits mean the Nissan Pick up finds its way inside the Top 10 over the period at #10 whereas it does not appear in the monthly rankings I publish. Other than that, the Top 13 is in line with what we observed in June. In fact, with the Chevrolet Trax up 17% year-on-year to #16, the entire Top 16 is composed of only Nissan (7), Chevrolet (4) and Volkswagen models (4), bar one: the Honda CR-V at #13. Compared to H1 2013, there are two newcomers inside the Top 20: the all-new VW Vento landing directly at an astonishing 7th place with 16,192 sales and the Mazda3 up 14% to #19 at 6,835 units thanks to the new model.

Chevrolet Silverado Mexico June 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comChevrolet Silverado sales are up 33% year-on-year in Mexico.

Further down, notice the Mazda CX-5 up 59% to #21, the Toyota Corolla up 38% to #22, Renault Duster up 16% to #23, Chevrolet Silverado up 33% to #25 and Nissan Frontier up 23% to #30. Other great gainers inside the Top 100 include the Toyota Yaris up 240% to #42, Honda City up 51% to #46, Toyota Avanza up 26% to #47, Seat Toledo up 38% to #61, Audi A3 up 133% to #71, VW Amarok up 240% to #74, Toyota Highlander up 79% to #76, Mitsubishi ASX up 3466% to #80, Nissan Versa Note up 860% to #88 and the GMC Sierra up 231% to #95.

Hyundai Elantra Mexico June 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comFirst appearance in the Mexican ranking for the Hyundai Elantra.

On top of the VW Vento, there are 15 new nameplates making their first appearance in the Mexican sales charts over the period, led by the Jeep Cherokee at #60 with 2,098 sales and the Suzuki S-Cross at #87 and 1,287 units. But the big event is the (very late) launch of the Korean manufacturer Hyundai in the country, accounting for 5 new models on its own: the Grand i10 at #115 with 597 sales, the ix35 at #118 (587 units), Elantra at #125 (503 sales), Veloster at #230 (13) and Genesis at #250 (one). Finally, let’s welcome the Peugeot 2008 at #165 and the Porsche Macan at #211.

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