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Mexico July 2015: Kia launches in record market up 16%

August 24th, 2015 No comments

Kia Forte Mexico July 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comKia has now officially launched in Mexico.

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New car sales in Mexico continue to freewheel its way through 2015. July sales are the best in history for this month, as it has been the case for each and every month so far this year! At 111.714 units, the market breaks the 100.000 mark for July for the first time in history, up 16% on July 2014 which was the previous record. Year-to-date deliveries are booming 21% to a record 721.539 units. Nissan has gotten into the habit of out-performing a euphoric market each month and July falls within this category: the Japanese manufacturer is up 22% to 28.557 sales and 25.6% share above General Motors (+2%), Volkswagen (+13%) and FCA Mexico (+24%). Notice also Mazda (+24%), Hyundai (+95%), Peugeot (+28%), Mini (+40%), Isuzu (+100%) and Volvo (+88%) delivering ecstatic results.

Kia Sorento Mexico July 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.com.mxThe Sorento is part of Kia’s initial lineup in Mexico.

But the big news in Mexico in July is the official launch of the Kia brand. Just over a year after introducing the Hyundai brand in the Mexican market in May 2014, the success of the operation is undeniable: Hyundai now featuring among the 10 most popular car brands in the country. The Korean manufacturer has therefore decided to introduce its sister brand in the country, Kia, from July 1 through 21 dealerships in 10 major cities across Mexico, increasing this figure to 47 dealerships by January 2016 and 65 by January 2017. Three models compose the initial Kia Mexican lineup: the Forte, Sportage and Sorento, with the Optima joining the crew in November. Initial results are very good: Kia lands directly at #12 this month thanks to 1.499 sales and 1.3%. For comparison, Hyundai sold 708 units for a 0.8% share and 15th place for its first month in market back in May 2014.

Nissan NP300 Frontier MexicoThe Nissan NP300 Frontier is now the 4th best-selling pickup in Mexico in 2015.

Over in the models ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead despite sales down 10% to 6.389 units, followed like in the year-to-date order by the Nissan Versa (+1%) with the VW Vento rounding up the podium thanks to sales up a fantastic 44% to 4.544. The VW Nuevo Jetta is down two spots on June but up 57% to 4th place, the Nissan March is up 40% to #6 but the Chevrolet Spark is down 44% to #9. Notice also the Nissan X-Trail holding its place inside the Mexican Top 10 at #10 and 2.445 sales, the Chevrolet Trax not far off at 2.054 deliveries and the Nissan Frontier, Pickup Doble Cabina (+44%) and Ford Ranger (+119%) all taking off.

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Mexico 1st Half 2015: Nissan surfs on record wave, Hyundai in Top 10

August 20th, 2015 No comments

Nissan X-Trail Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe all-new X-Trail helps push Nissan up 26% so far this year in Mexico.

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It’s an extraordinary year for the Mexican new car market so far: up a stunning 22% or 109.000 units on 2014 over the First Half to an all-time record of 609.825 registrations. The previous H1 record dated from 2006 at 533.596 units, a full 14% below this year’s score… Uncontested leader Nissan has been regularly outpacing the market with sales up a gargantuan 26% year-on-year over the period to 160.579 and 26.3% share, nearly one percentage point above its level a year ago. Chevrolet is also strong at +23% to 116.251 units, above Volkswagen (+10%), Ford (+13%) and Toyota (+22%). Below, Honda (+34%), Mazda (+51%), Ram (+59%) and Mitsubishi (+54%) all frankly outperform the market while Hyundai manages to rank inside the Top 10 for only its 2nd full half-year thanks to a cool 11.004 units and 1.8% share, already above such established manufacturers as Renault, Audi, Suzuki and BMW.

VW Vento Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxVW Vento Mexican sales are up 70% so far in 2015.

The Chevrolet Aveo keeps the lead of the models sales charts but under-performs at +19%, resulting in a slightly lower 5.8% market share, same story for the Nissan Versa at #2 (+22%). Reversely, the VW Vento – aka VW Polo Sedan – advances 70% to land on the podium in third position with 27.500 deliveries, marking the death of the VW Clasico, #5 last year and now #26. Even the Nissan Tsuru manages to gain ground year-on-year at #4 (+11%), but is now threatened by the Nissan March (+58%) and Chevrolet Spark (+36%).

Dodge Attitude Mexico April 2015The Dodge Attitude ranks inside the Mexican Top 30 so far this year.

The Mazda3 more than doubles its sales now that it is assembled locally and breaks into the Top 10, the Chevrolet Matiz is up 84% to #11, the Nissan X-Trail shoots up to #13 with almost 12.000 sales thanks to the new model and the Chevrolet Trax is also getting closer to a historical Top 10 ranking at #14 and +35%. Further down, the Ram Pickup enters the Mexican Top 20 thanks to sale up 69%, the Hyundai Grand i10 leaps up to #25, the Honda City is up 109% to #28 and the Dodge Attitude – aka Mitsubishi Attrage – lands directly at #29. Notice also the Honda HR-V at #43, the VW Golf at #45, Mitsubishi Mirage at #59 and Renault Logan at #66.

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

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Mexico June 2015: Now with Top 225 models (BSCB exclusive)

August 20th, 2015 No comments

Nissan NP300 Frontier Mexico June 2015Thanks to the new model, Nissan NP300 Frontier sales are up 143% in June in Mexico.

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Today we have access to complete brands and models rankings for Mexico in June, apart from BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and Mercedes models which are the best-kept secret in the country’s industry. Nissan manages to place seven nameplates inside the Top 12, cementing their legendary domination in Mexico, that is also unique in the world. The Chevrolet Sonic makes a surprise appearance inside the Top 10 in 7th place thanks to 3.509 sales, the Chevrolet Trax doubles its sales year-on-year but remains far off the Top 10 at #15, the Nissan NP300 Frontier surges 143% thanks to the arrival of the new generation surprisingly not on sale yet in the neighbouring U.S.

Hyundai Grand i10 Mexico June 2015The Hyundai Grand i10 ranks 20th in Mexico this month.

As it has been the case in every single market it has launched so far, the Honda HR-V is a smashing success in Mexico: already up to #19 in June with 1.655 sales but it has had a negative impact on its larger brother the CR-V down 20% to #22. Launched just over a year ago, the Hyundai Grand i10 leads the Korean charge and breaks into the Mexican Top 20 in June at #20, the Ram Pickup is up 66% to #21, the Dodge Attitude lands at #23, the Ford Ikon is up 99% to #27 and the Ford Ranger up 105% to #31.

Renault Logan Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.com.mxThe Renault Logan lands at #50 in Mexico in June.

Further down, notice the Toyota Avanza up 114% to #38, the VW Golf arriving at #43, the Mitsubishi Mirage at #48 and the Renault Logan at #50 after a failed attempt at selling the previous generation of the model as the Nissan Aprio locally. The Mazda2 is up 129% to #53, the Fiat Uno up 152% to #75 and the Ford Mustang smashes into the Mexican Top 100 at #94 and 176 sales, up 12-fold on June 2014.

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Mexico June 2015: Sixth consecutive monthly all-time record

July 7th, 2015 No comments

Nissan March Mexico June 2015Mexican Nissan March sales are up an explosive 72% year-on-year in June.

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The Mexican new car market has gone to the next level in 2015, posting a 6th consecutive monthly record in June at 106.890 units, up an astounding 27% year-on-year and the first time Mexican June sales break the 100.000 sales-milestone, beating the previous 2006 June record of  87.083 units by an extravagant 23%. The result is a six-month tally at an all-time high 609.825 registrations, up 22% or more than 100.000 units on 2014. As is now the norm, market leader Nissan outpaces the market to cement its implacable domination at +29% to 28.235 sales and 26.4% share, while General Motors is up an even more impressive 43% to 20.1%. Volkswagen (+9%) loses share at #3, FCA (+27%) and Ford Motor (+29%) follow the market but Toyota (+21%) and Honda (+14%) undeperform. Hyundai posts another record month at 2.472 sales and 2.3% share, establishing itself inside the Top 10 at #9.

Nissan X-Trail Mexico June 2015. Picture courtesy nissannews.com.mxThe Nissan X-Trail is up to 8th place overall in Mexico this month.

The Chevrolet Aveo remains the best-selling vehicle in Mexico with sales up a splendid 53% year-on-year above the VW Nuevo Jetta (+59%) and Nissan March (+72%) while the Nissan Versa (+1%) is back above the VW Vento (+33%) at #2 year-to-date, the Nissan X-Trail leaps to a fantastic 8th place overall with 2.695 sales and 2.5% share and the Chevrolet Trax is flirting with the Top 10 thanks to sales doubling year-on-year.

Previous month: Mexico May 2015: Hyundai hits record share one year on

One year ago: Mexico June 2014: Nissan Versa threatens Chevrolet Aveo for top spot

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Mexico May 2015: Hyundai hits record share one year on

June 10th, 2015 No comments

Hyundai Elantra Mexico May 2015. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comHyundai Elantra 

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Mexican car buyers are snapping up more new vehicles than ever before this year: May marks the 5th consecutive record month with a best-ever 101.982 registrations, up a fantastic 16% on 2014 and the first time May sales are above the 100.000 mark. Year-to-date levels are up a massive 21% on 2014 to an all-time high 502.935 units after 5 months. Once again Nissan outpaces the market with sales up 21% on May 2014 to 26.545 deliveries and 26% share, while the next six manufacturers all gain ground but lose market share: General Motors (+10%), Volkswagen (+13%), FCA (+8%), Ford, Toyota (both at +13%) and Honda (+12%) follow Nissan. Mazda takes off at +44% in 8th place and Hyundai celebrates one year in market by breaking its ranking and share volume at #9 and 2% thanks to 2.049 sales.

VW Vento Mexico May 2015. Picture courtesy of autosactual.comVW Vento

Over in the models ranking, the Chevrolet Aveo logically keeps its throne thanks to 5.473 sales but the VW Vento is fast catching up: up 55% year-on-year and back up to 2nd place like last March but only 510 units below the Aveo – the smallest gap between the two nameplates so far to be compared with 1.356 in April and 920 in March. The Nissan Versa follows with the antediluvian Tsuru back above the Chevrolet Spark at #4.

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Mexico April 2015: Top 220 All-models and All-brands now available

May 30th, 2015 1 comment

Dodge Attitude Mexico April 2015The Dodge Attitude is only 115 units off a Top 20 ranking in Mexico this month.

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For the 2nd second month in a row I can share with you detailed sales figures for Mexico, giving us a great insight into this booming market. The Mazda3 shines once again with sales up 133% for a stunning 9th place finish (it didn’t show up in our previous monthly update because AMDA separates sedan and hatchback variants), the Ram Pickup overtakes the Ford F-Series potentially for the first time ever in Mexico, thanks to sales up 82% to 1.503 vs. 1.360 (+23%), the Dodge Attitude stops 115 units shy off a Top 20 ranking at #21 vs. #33 in March, the Honda City is up 6 ranks to #23 and the Hyundai Grand i10 is stable at a strong #31. Further down, the Mitsubishi Mirage is up 44 spots to #47, the Hyundai Elantra (#50) and ix35 (#51) are frankly above their year-to-date levels (#58 and #68) and the Honda HR-V makes its very first appearance in the Mexican sales charts at #103 with 134 sales.

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Mexico April 2015: Fourth consecutive record month

May 8th, 2015 No comments

Mazda3 Mexico April 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comMazda sales are up 61% year-on-year in Mexico in April.

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The Mexican new car market is very consistent at very high year-on-year gains in 2015: up another 23% in April to 94.796 registrations, marking a fourth consecutive monthly record (previous April best was in 2005 at 86.426) and bringing the year-to-date total to 400.953 units, up 22% on 2014. Once again Nissan outperforms the market with sales up 26% to 24.566 and 25.9% market share, above General Motors at 19.6% (+24%), Volkswagen at 12.4% (+1%) and FCA Mexico at 7.9% (+15%). Notice Mercedes up 29%, Peugeot up 38%, Acura up 48%, Honda up 51% and Mazda up 62%, while Hyundai stops two units short off a Top 10 ranking at 1.726 sales and 1.8% share. Model-wise there is not much change in the ranking, with the Chevrolet Aveo still holding the top spot with 5.1% above the Nissan Versa (+26%), VW Vento (+63%) and Chevrolet Spark (+50%) while the Nissan March shoots up 67% year-on-year in 6th place.

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Mexico 1st quarter 2015: Mazda3 breaks into Top 10

May 4th, 2015 No comments

Mazda3 Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comMazda3

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After the traditional monthly look at the Top 10 and a more detailed look at March sales earlier today, we now explore the First Quarter 2015 figures in Mexico to extract longer-term trends. The main learning from this complete ranking is the 10th place of the Mazda3 with sales up a fantastic 161% to 7.003 units at #10. This was not picked up in our monthly rankings as AMDA traditionally detail the monthly Top 5 best-sellers by segment and the Mazda3 is split between sedan and hatch variants by AMDA and therefore falls down the ranking. The reason behind this sudden surge is the recent relocation of the North American production to Mexico, giving Mexican car buyers an immediate price reduction on the model. Other nameplates to see their sales soar this year because of a Mexican production kick start include the Honda Fit up 345% to #27.

Dodge Vision Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy Autocosmos.comDodge Vision

Notice also some very significant gains by the Nissan X-Trail thanks to the new model (+359%), the Ram Pickup (+53%) getting dangerously close to the Ford F-Series (+8%) at 3.631 units vs. 3.943 and the Toyota Yaris up 130% thanks to the new generation hatch. We detailed in the detailed March update the switching on of the Dodge Attitude (+1046%) and VW Golf (+7847%). Below the Hyundai Grand i10 leading the all-new nameplates at #33, we find the Renault Logan at #59: Renault-Nissan is relaunching the Logan in Mexico indeed: it tried 7 years ago with the first generation called Nissan Aprio here. Better luck with Renault branding? Notice also the Dodge Vision – a rebadged Fiat Gran Siena – at #88 and the Suzuki Ciaz, new for 2015 but already inside the Top 100 at #91.

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Mexico March 2015: Top 222 All-models and All-brands now available

May 4th, 2015 No comments

Dodge Attitude Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy youtube.comThe Dodge Attitude is a rebadged Mitsubishi Attrage exclusive to Mexico.

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This month we have the opportunity to have a much more detailed look at the Mexican market. March figures for now, a full First Quarter update with full references to 2014 figures. Different methodologies from ADMA mean the Nissan Pickup now ranks #8. Great gainers in March include the Nissan X-Trail up 6-fold on a year ago to #11, the Chevrolet Matiz up 151% to #12, the Mazda3 up 125% to #15, Ram Pickup up 54% to #21, Nissan Frontier up 38% to #25, Honda Fit (now produced locally) up 642% to #28, Honda City up 283% to #29 and the Mazda2 (now domestically assembled) up 176% to #43.

VW Golf Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy motortrend.comVW Golf

Two nameplates deserve a specific paragraph on their own. Firstly the Dodge Attitude. Born as a rebadged Hyundai Accent that had to be ditched when Hyundai entered the Mexican market last year, the Dodge Attitude is now a rebadged Mitsubishi Attrage. And it suits it well, because sales of the nameplate literally take off over the past year: from 39 units in March 2014 to 869 this month and 1903 year-to-date. Secondly, the VW Golf, which used to be moribund nameplate in Mexico, is now making a name for itself now that Mexican car buyers are on the hunt for more sophisticated options in the market. Golf March sales go from a lonely four units in 2014 to 529 this month, earning the nameplate a spot in the Top 50 at #46.

Previous March post: Mexico March 2015: VW Vento up to 2nd place in market up 22%

One year ago: Mexico March 2014: Chevrolet Spark up to 4th place

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Mexico March 2015: VW Vento up to 2nd place in market up 22%

April 13th, 2015 No comments

VW Vento Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy of am.com.mxVW Vento

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The Mexican market is hot like a jalapeño this year: March marks the third consecutive all-time best score, and like in January 2015 is the first year March sales cross the symbolic 100,000 unit-mark at 104,902 deliveries, up a stunning 22% year-on-year. First quarter sales add up to a record 306,157 units, also up 22% on 2014 – the previous best Q1 was hit in 2006 (282,177), and at this rhythm 2015 could close around 1.35 million units, smashing the previous record of 1.140 million reached back in 2006… Nissan outperforms the market once again at +30% to 28,575 sales and 27.2% share, above Chevrolet (+27%) and Volkswagen (+11%) with Toyota (+29%), Honda (+41%), Mazda (+57%), Mini (+84%) and Infiniti (+130%) the biggest gainers.

Nissan X-Trail Mexico March 2015. Picture courtesy nissannews.com.mxThe Nissan X-Trail breaks into the Mexican Top 10 in March.

In the models ranking, below the Chevrolet Aveo faithful to its pole position at 6,022 units, the VW Vento is up a fantastic 124% on March 2014 to breaks its Mexican ranking, volume and share records in 2nd place with 5,102 sales and 4.9% share, knocking down the Nissan Versa to #3 while the antediluvian Nissan Tsuru remains at #4. The Chevrolet Spark is up 41% at #5, the Nissan March up 53% to #6 and the Nissan Sentra up 26% to #8 whereas the Nissan X-Trail breaks into the Mexican Top 10 for the first time thanks to the new model and 2,379 deliveries for the month.

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

One year ago: Mexico March 2014: Chevrolet Spark up to 4th place

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