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Mexico March 2014: Chevrolet Spark up to 4th place

April 8th, 2014 3 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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Mexico January 2014: VW Vento lands in 7th place

February 13th, 2014 No comments

VW Vento Mexico January 2014. Picture courtesy of autosactual.comVW Vento

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New car sales in Mexico continue on their good trajectory in January, up 1.5% year-on-year to 85,504 registrations. The Chevrolet Aveo stays on top by far thanks to 5,582 sales and 6.5% while unbelievably the antediluvian Nissan Tsuru is back up two spots on December to #2 with sales up 27% year-on-year to 3,995 units and 4.7%, passing the Nissan Versa (-19%) and VW Clasico (-10%). But the big event this month is the thunderous arrival of the all-new VW Vento (aka Polo sedan) inside the the Mexican Top 10 at #7 with 2,244 sales and 2.6%. Cheap(ish), small sedan in a country that virtually only buys affordable sedans, that’s a good choice for Volkswagen. The Nissan March also shines, up 23% to #8.

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

One year ago: Mexico January 2013: Seat Ibiza at best ranking, volume and share

Full January 2014 Top 12 models and Top 30 models Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico: 2003-2013 Historical Data now available!

January 24th, 2014 No comments

Nissan TsuruThe Nissan Tsuru led the Mexican market for 7 consecutive years between 2004 and 2010.

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Mexico now has a dedicated Historical Data page, covering the last decade. If you have access to older data, please make sure to get in touch either by commenting on this article or filling your details in the ‘Contact’ section of the site. 7 of the past 10 years were dominated by the Nissan Tsuru, a stripped back third generation 1991 Nissan Sentra still on sale in the country today and very successful with taxi companies. The VW Gol is called Pointer here and topped the charts in 2003, while a facelifted 1999 VW Bora, the VW Clasico, was #1 in 2011 and the Chevrolet Aveo dominated the 2012 and 2013 rankings.

Mexico Historical Data:

Mexico 2003: VW Pointer leads, Chevy & Tsuru follow

Mexico 2004-2006: Nissan places Tsuru & Platina on top

Mexico 2007: Nissan Tsuru & Chevrolet Chevy above 5%

Mexico 2008: Tsuru, Chevy & Jetta still on top

Mexico 2009: Nissan Tsuru #1 for 6th year in a row, Chevrolet Aveo #3

Mexico 2010: Nissan Tsuru invincible

Mexico 2011: VW Clasico ends Nissan Tsuru’s 7 year-reign

Mexico 2012: Chevrolet Aveo and Nissan Versa take control

Mexico 2013: Chevrolet Aveo and Clasico on top

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

January 9th, 2014 1 comment

Chevrolet Aveo Mexico 2013The Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular model in Mexico for the 2nd year running. 

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The Mexican new car market is up a splendid 8% year-on-year in December to reach 119,364 registrations, its highest monthly figure in 6 years (since the 126,350 hit in December 2007), and bringing the final 2013 total to 1,063,363 units, also up a very robust 8% on 2012. This is the first time since 2008 that Mexico is above one million annual sales. Brand-wise, both Nissan at 24.8% share and Chevrolet at 19% evolve like the market, while Volkswagen shoots up 17% to 156,313 sales and 14.7%. Ford (+4%) passes Chrysler (-10%) with Toyota (+8%), Honda (+11%) and Mazda (+33%) following. Notice Audi up 23%, BMW up 20%, Fiat up 63% and Peugeot up 33%.

Nissan Tsuru Mexico 2013 imcdbThe Nissan Tsuru is up an amazing 34% in 2013.

Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular vehicle in the country for the second year running in spite of sales down 1% to 65,331 for a 6.1% market share. After leading the market in 2011 but falling down to #3 last year, the VW Clasico is back up one spot and 21% to #2 at 54,603 units and 5.1%, topping the monthly charts 4 times this year and passing the Nissan Versa up just 3% to 49,004 sales and 4.6%. Incredibly, the antediluvian but cheap Nissan Tsuru manages to gain 34% year-on-year to remain #4 at 46,298 units and 4.4%, keeping its distance with the VW Nuevo Jetta up 19% at #5.

Chevrolet Trax Mexico 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frChevrolet Trax

Excellent year for the Chevrolet Spark up 28% to #6 and for the Nissan Sentra up 29% to #7, both models gaining 4 spots on their 2012 ranking. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Sonic landing at #12, the Chevrolet Trax selling 16,613 units and the Renault Duster at an impressive 10,994 sales both models having just launched this year.

Previous month: Mexico November 2013: Chevrolet Aveo at highest share in one year

Previous year: Mexico Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Aveo and Nissan Versa take control

Two years ago: Mexico Full Year 2011: VW Clasico ends Nissan Tsuru’s 8 year-reign

December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico November 2013: Chevrolet Aveo at highest share in 1 year

December 10th, 2013 5 comments

Chevrolet Aveo Mexico November 2013. Picture courtesy of montrealracing.comChevrolet Aveo

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New car sales in Mexico are up a splendid 9% year-on-year in November to 100,423 registrations, the strongest November figure since 2006 and bringing the year-to-date total to 943,999 units, up 8% on 2012 and now assured to pass the 1 million mark by the end of the year for the first time since 2008. After reclaiming the top spot last month, the Chevrolet Aveo now takes off to 7,302 sales and 7.3%, its highest market share in the country in exactly one year, since November 2012. Its year-to-date total now stands at an unassailable 56,624 units and 6% vs. 49,727 and 5.3% for the VW Clasico and 43,884 and 4.6% for the Nissan Versa.

Fiat Uno Mexico November 2013Fiat sales are up 132% year-on-year in Mexico in November.

The antediluvian Nissan Tsuru continues to amaze with a 58% year-on-year gain this month at #4 and 3,862 sales, as does the Nissan Tiida sedan, doubling its volume vs. November 2012 to #6 with 2,417 units. The Nissan Sentra is up two spots on October but down 13% year-on-year at #7, the Nissan March is back inside the Top 10 at #8, making it 5 Nissans in the Top 8, the Honda CR-V is up 63% year-on-year to #9 and the Renault Duster edges out the Chevrolet Trax at 1,367 sales vs. 1,258. Brand-wise, notice Toyota up 43% year-on-year, Mazda up 46%, Fiat up 132%, BMW up 31%, Mitsubishi up 19% and Peugeot up 45%.

Previous month: Mexico October 2013: Chevrolet Aveo reclaims pole position

One year ago: Mexico November 2012: VW Jetta and Nissan Sentra shine

Full November 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico October 2013: Chevrolet Aveo reclaims pole position

November 7th, 2013 No comments

Chevrolet Aveo Mexico October 2013Chevrolet Aveo

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It’s back to positive for Mexican new car sales in October: up 6% year-on-year to 88,261 registrations, the best October score in the country since 2007, bringing the year-to-date total to 843,576 units, up 7% on 2012 and the highest level at this time of year since 2008. After disappearing from the top spot for 3 consecutive months, the Chevrolet Aveo is back in charge in October in spite of sales down 20% year-on-year to 5,441 units and 6.2% share. The Aveo thus reinforces its 2013 year-to-date leadership at 49,322 sales and 5.8% vs. 44,706 and 5.3% for the VW Clasico, down 14% to #2 this month but up 30% year-to-date.

BMW 3 Series Mexico October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comBMW sales are up 42% year-on-year in Mexico this month.

Like it does year-to-date, the Nissan Versa rounds up the October podium at 4,062 units and 4.6%. Notice also the Nissan Tsuru up 32% on October 2012 at #4, the Chevrolet Spark up 78%, Nissan Tiida up 136%, Nissan Sentra up 67% and Chevrolet Sonic up a round 100%. In the brands ranking, Nissan continues to reign supreme just under 25% share, followed by Chevrolet (18.4%) and Volkswagen (15.9%), Ford is up 22% on October 2012 to #4, Mazda up 38%, BMW up 42%, Fiat up 66%, Peugeot up 29%, Mini up 25%, Land Rover up 44% and Subaru up a whopping 311%!

Previous month: Mexico September 2013: VW Clasico and Nissan Tsuru back in the game

One year ago: Mexico October 2012: Chevrolet Aveo and VW Clasico up

Full October 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico September 2013: VW Clasico & Nissan Tsuru back in the game

October 9th, 2013 6 comments

Nissan Tsuru Mexiaco September 2013The Nissan Tsuru is up 41% year-on-year this month!

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Shock, horror: for only the second time this year and the third time in the last 43 months, the Mexican new market is actually down year-on-year at -2% to 78,351 registrations in September, however the year-to-date total is still up by a comfortable 8% to 755,315 units. And there are more shocks in the models ranking: after putting an end to 19 consecutive month of Chevrolet Aveo reign in July, the VW Clasico lodges its third month in a row in pole position in September thanks to 4,643 sales and 5.9%, and is now followed by the Nissan Tsuru up a fantastic 41% year-on-year to 4,032 units and 5.1% and the Nissan Versa up 16% to 3,963 sales and 5.1%, kicking down the Chevy Aveo to #4 at 4.9% share, down a harsh 41% on September 2012.

The Aveo still leads the way by far in the year-to-date ranking at 43,881 units and 5.8% vs. 39,861 and 5.3% for the Clasico (+39%) and 35,416 and 4.7% for the Nissan Versa. The Chevrolet Spark remains #6 but is up 94% on September 2012, the Nissan Sentra is up 85% year-on-year but down 2 spots on August to #10 and the Chevrolet Sonic, Trax and Renault Duster all seem to have plateaued somehow.

Previous month: Mexico August 2013: VW Clasico confirms top spot

One year ago: Mexico September 2012: Chevrolet Aveo breaks record again

Full September 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Mexico August 2013: VW Clasico confirms top spot

September 13th, 2013 2 comments

VW Clasico Mexico August 2013VW Clasico

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Another very healthy month for Mexican new car sales, up 6% year-on-year in August to 88,332 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 676,964 units, up 9% on 2012. After ending 19 months of Chevrolet Aveo reign in July, the VW Clasico confirms its newly reacquired top spot this month thanks to 4,670 sales and 5.3% share vs. 4,579 and 5.2% for the Aveo, which nevertheless remains #1 year-to-date at 40,044 units and 5.9% vs. 35,218 and 5.2%. In fact, it’s a little like we’re back into the past in August, with the Nissan Tsuru also coming out of its tomb to land in third place with 4,436 sales and 5%, up a whopping 56% year-on-year and its strongest market share since October 2010! The Nissan Versa is also in good shape at 4.6% while the Ford Escape is back up to 1.6% thanks to the new generation.

Previous month: Mexico July 2013: VW Clasico ends 19 months of Chevy Aveo reign

One year ago: Mexico August 2012: Chevrolet Aveo hits highest ever share

Full August 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 All-Brands Ranking Tables below.

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

August 9th, 2013 2 comments

VW Clasico Mexico July 2013. Picture courtesy of David CurryVW Clasico in Mexico City, Mexico June 2013. Many thanks to my friend David for the pic!

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Once again the Mexican new car market is in great shape, up 3% year-on-year in July to 86,645 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 588,632 units, up 9% on 2012. After 19 consecutive months of reign, the Chevrolet Aveo is upset by the VW Clasico this month, with the latter selling 4,682 units for a 5.4% market share (up 45% on July 2012) vs. 4,315 and 5% for the Aveo. It’s the first time since November 2011 that the Clasico manages to rank #1 in Mexico, and also the first time since November 2011 that the Aveo is not #1. Based on photos taken by my friend David C in Mexico City it’s fair to say the Clasico can thank taxi companies for its newly acquired pole position. Year-to-date however, the Aveo is still #1 by far with 35,465 sales and 6% vs. 30,548 and 5.2% for the Clasico.

Chevrolet Sonic Mexico July 2013Chevrolet Sonic

The Nissan Tsuru continues to amaze given its old age, up a whopping 61% year-on-year to #3 at 4,047 units and 4.7% while the Nissan Versa is up 4% at #4 and the VW Nuevo Jetta up 23% at #5. The other great performer this month – and potentially part of the explanation for the Aveo falling down from its throne – is the Chevrolet Sonic beating its ranking record in the country for the 2nd month in a row, up two ranks on June to #6 thanks to 2,362 sales and 2.7%. The Honda CR-V is up a fantastic 59% year-on-year to get back inside the Top 10 at #7 and the Nissan Sentra is down 2 to #11 in spite of sales up 85% year-on-year.

Previous post: Mexico 6 months 2013: Chevrolet Aveo leads, 6 Nissans in Top 10

Previous month: Mexico June 2013: VW Clasico teases Chevrolet Aveo for first place

One year ago: Mexico July 2012: Chevrolet Sonic in Top 10

Full July 2013 Top 12 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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