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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

Full August-September Top 10 models and Sept Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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.

Previous month: Mexico July 2014: Chevrolet Spark on podium

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

Full August 2014 Top 30 models Ranking Table below.

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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.

Previous post: Mexico 6 months 2014: Now with exclusive all-models ranking!

Previous month: Mexico June 2014: Nissan Versa threatens Chevrolet Aveo for top spot

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

Full July 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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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.

Previous All-models post: Mexico Full Year 2013: Now with All-models ranking for the first time!

Previous post: Mexico June 2014: Nissan Versa threatens Chevrolet Aveo for top spot

One year ago: Mexico 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Aveo leads, 6 Nissans in Top 10

Full 6 months 2014 Top 254 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Mexico June 2014: Nissan Versa threatens Chevy Aveo for top spot

July 8th, 2014 2 comments

Nissan Versa Mexico June 2014Nissan Versa

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In June the Mexican new car market is up a shy 0.5% year-on-year to 84,127 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to just above half a million units at 500,360, down 0.3% on 2013. Brand-wise, if you are a regular BSCB reader you will know that Mexico is the kingdom of Nissan and this month is no exception, with the Japanese manufacturer grabbing 26% of the market thanks to sales up 5% year-on-year to 21,915 units. General Motors (-11%) and Volkswagen (+1%). Chrysler (-20%) is in trouble, while Toyota (+12%), Honda (+17%) and Renault (+29%) shine. Hyundai, which launched just last month in Mexico, is up 42% on its May score to 1,002 sales and 1.2%. A very encouraging start for the Korean brand.

VW Vento Mexico June 2014. Picture courtesy of autosactual.comThe VW Vento hits its highest market share yet in Mexico this month.

In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo remains best-seller with 4,337 sales and 5.2% share, but it is now threatened by the Nissan Versa for the top spot, the latter selling 4,292 units for a 5.1% share. Note the Versa has already ranked 2nd many times since its launch here in 2011 but never #1 so far. Below the Nissan Tsuru down 7%, the VW Vento hits its highest ranking yet in Mexico at #4 (also reached last February) and its strongest market share at 3.8% thanks to 3,193 sales. The Nissan Sentra (+24%) and March (+26%) impress as does the Honda CR-V (+34%).

Previous month: Mexico May 2014: Chevrolet Spark up, Hyundai launches

One year ago: Mexico June 2013: VW Clasico teases Chevrolet Aveo for first place

Full June 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico May 2014: Chevrolet Spark up, Hyundai launches

June 11th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Spark USA May 2014The Chevrolet Spark is now #4 year-to-date in Mexico.

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Pfew! In May, new car sales in Mexico are back to their traditional positiveness, albeit by just 0.8% to 88,244 registrations, with the year-to-date total still damaged by the shocking 8% drop from last month at -0.5% over the first 5 months in 2014 to 416,233 units. The models sales charts podium is unchanged on April with the Chevrolet Aveo crowned once again 5.7% share above the Nissan Versa and Tsuru both at 4%. The Tsuru remains #2 year-to-date above the Versa, but the main change year-to-date comes from the Chevrolet Spark: thanks to a beautiful 4th spot in May with sales up 20% year-on-year to 3,378 units, it gains two spots to also rank #4 so far in 2014. The VW Vento also shine in 5th place this month with 3,209 sales, as does the Nissan March up a fantastic 35% on May 2013 to 2,809 units in 6th position.

Hyundai Grand i10 Mexico May 2014. Picture courtesy of autocarindia.comThe Hyundai Grand i10 on sale in Mexico is imported from India.

Very rare event this month in Mexico: Korean manufacturer Hyundai launches in the country. Yes you have read well, Hyundai was absent in Mexico until now, with some models (like the i10) sold under the Dodge brand. Not anymore. Hyundai’s objective for its first ever month of sales here was 500 units and it over delivered, selling 705 units to land in 15th place in between Mercedes and BMW and already way above Fiat and Peugeot… The split by model is as follows: ix35 250, Grand i10 245 and Elantra 210. It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the brand over the coming month as its tremendous success in the USA (best-ever month in May) and in the rest of Latin America bode very well indeed. 20 dealerships are currently active, including 12 in Mexico City.

Previous post: Mexico Full Year 2013: Now with full all-models ranking for the first time!

Previous month: Mexico April 2014: VW Jetta up to #4 in market down 8%

One year ago:  Mexico May 2013: Nissan Versa back on podium

Full May 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico Full Year 2013: Now with All-models ranking for first time!

May 31st, 2014 6 comments

Seat Toledo Mexico 2013. Picture courtesy of automovilonline.com.mxDid you know the Seat Toledo was on sale in Mexico?

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For the first time in the history of BSCB I can finally give you a lot more detail on the annual models ranking in Mexico, usually restricted to the Top 10-15 each month. It’s a fascinating insight in an otherwise pretty ‘secret’ ranking. Below the usual suspects let’s first notice the VW Gol down 27% and 6 spots to #13, the Ford F-Series down 7% but up one rank to #14, the Chevrolet Trax up 883% to #15 with 16,613 sales, Seat Ibiza down 17% to #17 and the Dodge i10 down 1% to #19. Yes, you have read well, the Hyundai i10 is sold under the Dodge brand in Mexico even though it still sports a Hyundai badge…

Dodge i10 Mexico 2013. Picture courtesy of autoplaza.com.mxDodge i10

Outside the Top 20, the Chevrolet Silverado is down 7% to #21, the Mazda3 up 10% to #22, Renault Duster up 30% to #26, Toyota RAV4 up 108% to #28, Mazda CX-5 up 96 spots on 2012 to #29, Ford Ikon up 45% to #30, Toyota Hilux up 66% to #35, Honda Accord up 37% to #41, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 20% to #43 and the VW Polo up fro #147 in 2012 to #44 this year.

Nissan Versa Note Mexico 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comNissan Versa Note

Among all-new models for 2013, the VW Vento lands directly at #51 with 5,190 sales, the Seat Toledo is almost all-new, going from 73 units in 2012 to #77 and 3,058 sales this year, the Nissan Versa Note arrives at #104, Peugeot 301 at #109, Peugeot 208 at #116, Fiat Uno at #119, Mitsubishi ASX at #132 and Honda CR-Z at #146.

Previous post: Mexico April 2014: VW Jetta up to #4 in market down 8%

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

Full Year 2013 Top 252 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Mexico April 2014: VW Jetta up to #4 in market down 8%

May 8th, 2014 5 comments

VW Jetta Mexico April 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comVW Jetta

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Shock, horror: in April the Mexican new car market is going backward and not by a little margin: down 8% to 76,865 registrations, the harshest year-on-year decline since December 2009 and only the 5th downward month in the past 4 years… The year-to-date total also plunges into negative at -1% and 327,989 units. Would Mexican car sales have peaked out already? Answer in the next couple of months. The Chevrolet Aveo remains the best-seller in the country by far with 6.5% share vs. 4.4% for the Nissan Versa and 4.1% for the Nissan Tsuru. The VW Jetta goes against the market: up 13% to #4 with 2,660 sales and 3.5%, while the VW Vento is back up 3 ranks on March to #6 at 2,450 units and 3.2%

Previous month: Mexico March 2014: Chevrolet Spark up to 4th place

One year ago: Mexico April 2013: Nissan March back in Top 10

Full April 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico March 2014: Chevrolet Spark up to 4th place

April 8th, 2014 4 comments

Chevrolet Spark Mexico March 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frChevrolet Spark (French model shown)

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New car sales in Mexico are back into positive territory in March at +3.5% year-on-year to 85,682 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 251,124 units, up 2% on 2013. The brands ranking is desperately stable: the Top 8 best-sellers are unchanged vs. February and year-to-date, with Nissan still way ahead of the pack at 22,060 sales and 25.7% share. Chevrolet (18.5%) and Volkswagen (15.1%) follow while Renault is up 25% on March 2013, BMW up 62%, Mitsubishi up 64% and Lincoln up 54%. Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo stays on top with 5.078 sales and 5.9% ahead of the Nissan Tsuru at 4,088 units and the Nissan Versa at 3,942 sales. In spite of sales down 10% year-on-year, the Chevrolet Spark is up to 4th place with 3.4% share, while the Honda CR-V is back inside the Top 10 at #7, up 38% on March 2013. Notice also the VW Vento already down 5 spots to #9.

Previous month: Mexico February 2014: VW Vento up to #4

One year ago: Mexico March 2013: VW Clasico and Chevrolet Spark shine

Full March 2014 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico February 2014: VW Vento up to #4

March 7th, 2014 No comments

VW Vento Mexico February 2014. Picture courtesy of am.com.mxVW Vento

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For only the 4th time in the last 4 years, the Mexican new car marker is (shock, horror!) down year-on-year albeit by a meagre 0.3% in February to 79,938 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 165,442 units, still up 0.6% on 2013. Brand-wise, Mexico is still Nissan territory, with the Japanese carmaker holding a 25.7% market share this month, followed by Chevrolet at 18.4%, Volkswagen at 15.8% and Ford at 7.7%. The Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead of the models ranking in spite of sales down 9% on February 2013 to 4,452 units and 5.6% share.

Nissan Tsuru Mexico February 2014. Picture courtesy of imcdbNissan Tsuru

The antediluvian Nissan Tsuru resists valiantly in 2nd place, up 10% to 3,895 sales and 4.9%, followed closely by the Nissan Versa. But the big event this month is the arrival of the all-new VW Vento (aka VW Polo Sedan) inside the Mexican Top 5 for the very first time at #4 with 2,820 sales and 3.5%, passing the Nuevo Jetta and Clasico to become the brand’s best-seller in the country only a few months into its launch in Mexico… Notice also the Nissan March up 87% to #8 and the Chevrolet Trax up 59% to #12.

Previous month: Mexico January 2014: VW Vento lands in 7th place

One year ago: Mexico February 2013: Chevrolet Spark back up to #6

Full February 2014 Top 12 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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