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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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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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