Mexico April 2017: First year-on-year decline in 3 years

The Nissan Versa is back to #1 in Mexico. Picture carros.ig.com.br 

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It had to happen one day: after 35 consecutive months of year-on-year gains and 27 consecutive monthly records, the Mexican new light vehicle market posts its first decline in 3 years at -3.3% to 114.486 registrations in April. Uncertainty about export tariffs to the U.S. has partly managed to slow down the Mexican market to the point of negative growth. The year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive however at a record 492.761 units after four months, up 5.8% on a the same period a year ago. It’s the best-selling manufacturers that pull the market down this month, with Nissan (-5%), Chevrolet (-15%) and Volkswagen (-14%) all falling faster than the market. Toyota on the other hand gains 17% to remain in 4th place while Kia (+79%) manages to rank at a splendid 5th place for the second time ever after last February. Mercedes (+16%), BMW (+11%), Fiat (+45%), Isuzu (+59%) and Smart (+49%) are among the rare brands posting a double-digit gain this month, in a market showing a very different outlook than what we got used to in the past few years.

The Kia Rio now ranks #11 in Mexico, with 61% or its April total produced locally.

In the models ranking, the Nissan Versa reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to sales up 10% to 5.8% market share, dethroning the Chevrolet Spark up 18% to 5.3% with the Nissan Pickup rounding up the podium at +32%. The Honda CR-V is up 123% to 7th place overall: the new model is receiving a warm welcome from Mexican buyers. Just outside the Top 10, the Kia Rio surges 154% to #11 with 61% of its April sales produced locally. The Sportage meanwhile is up 34% year-on-year and 9 spots on last month to #12 with the Ford Figo (+23%), Toyota Hilux (+53%), Chevrolet Cruze (+226%) and Kia Forte (+120%) also posting solid gains inside the Top 25. This month we welcome the Jeep Renegade at #92 and the Nissan GT-R at #196.

Previous month: Mexico March 2017: Chevy Spark, Nissan Pickup top market up 17%

One year ago: Mexico May 2016: Chevrolet teases Nissan in 17th straight record month

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Mexico March 2017: Chevy Spark, Nissan Pickup top market up 17%

Chevrolet Spark Mexico 2016. Picture courtesy americanbrands.comFirst monthly win for the Chevrolet Spark in Mexico.

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After two months of single-digit gains (+3% in January and +6.5% in February), a feat that had not occurred in almost three years, in March the Mexican new car market returns to the pace it got us used to in the past couple of years at +17.2% to 137.021 units. This lifts the year-to-date tally up 8.9% to a record 378.275. As it has now become the routine, March establishes a new record for the month, this is the 35th consecutive month of year-on-year gains and the 27th monthly record in a row. Brand-wise, Nissan outpaces the market at +20% ahead of Chevrolet (+15%) and Volkswagen (+6%) both trailing market growth. Toyota (+23%) Honda (+19%) and Hyundai (+29%) also shine inside the Top 10 but once again it’s Kia that makes itself noticed with a 101% year-on-year gain to 7th overall. Further down the ranking, notice Alfa Romeo (+96%), Mercedes (+75%), Acura (+61%), Fiat (+56%), Isuzu (+48%) and BMW (+39%) all posting spectacular gains.

The locally-produced Kia Rio is getting closer to a Top 10 ranking in Mexico this month.

The models ranking gets a reshuffle this month: for the first time in Mexican history the Chevrolet Spark is the best-seller in the country thanks to deliveries up 51% to 7.647, edging past the Nissan Pickup at 7.630 (+48%) and the Nissan Versa – the year-to-date leader – up just 5% to 7.571. In fact, the majority of the Top 10 best-sellers frankly outpace the market this month with the Chevrolet Aveo up 63%, the VW Vento up 27%, the Nissan March up 44%, the Nissan Sentra up 51% and the Honda CR-V up 136%. Only the VW Jetta (-10%) and Nissan Tsuru (-17%) underperform. Outside the Top 10, the Nissan Kicks is up 8 spots on last month to break its ranking record at #12, the Kia Rio is up 12 ranks on February and 170% year-on-year to #14, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Mexico thanks to the recent kickstart of local output representing 61% of its total sales for the month.

Previous month: Mexico February 2017: Kia breaks into Top 5, market up 6.5%

One year ago: Mexico April 2016: Kia impresses in 16th consecutive record month

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Mexico February 2017: Kia breaks into Top 5, market up 6.5%

First Top 5 ranking for Kia in Mexico, the Sportage is up to a record 15th spot.

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After slowing down to just +3% in January, the Mexican new car market steps up again in February at +6.5% to 117.985 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 4.7% to a record 241.254 units after two months. February figures establish a new record for the month, and Mexico has now posted year-on-year gains for 34 consecutive month and monthly records for the 26th time in a row. The deceleration of the market isn’t to be disputed though: January and February mark two consecutive months of single digits year-on-year gains, a feat that had not occurred in almost three years: since May (+0.8%) and June (+0.5%) 2014. Market leader Nissan follows the market at +5% to 29.907 deliveries ad 25.3% share, ahead of Chevrolet at 15.7% (+8%) and Volkswagen at 13.3% (-2%) thus making the Mexican podium identical to both FY2016 and YTD2017 rankings.

The Nissan Versa remains the best-selling nameplate in Mexico.

Toyota soars 16% to return to the 4th place it held in 2016, but once again the best performer atop the Mexican market is recent newcomer and local producer Kia: more than doubling its sales year-on-year (+104%), the Korean marque establishes a new market share record at 5.4% but most impressively breaks into the Mexican brands Tpp 5 for the very first time, distancing Ford (-12%), Honda (-2%) and Mazda (-8%). Sister brand Hyundai is also in great shape at +44%, ahead of Dodge (+23%) and Ram (+20%). Further down, biggest gainers include Volvo (+18%), Mercedes (+27%) and Fiat (+51%) whereas at the other end of the stick Chrysler (-24%), Jeep (-42%), Isuzu (-44% and Land Rover (-61%) struggle.

The Chevrolet Spark is up 39% to third position in February. 

Model-wise, like in January Nissan manages a 1-2, placing the Versa in pole position at 6.776 sales (+5%) and the Pickup in 2nd place at 6.363 (+33%). The Chevrolet Spark leaps up two spots on last month to land on the podium thanks to deliveries up a fantastic 39% to 6.246 thanks to the new model. In fact, the entire Top 6 best-selles list double-digit gains this month, indicating a slight concentration of the market around ‘tried and tested’ nameplates. The Chevrolet Aveo surges 59% to 4th place, the VW Vento is up 12% at #5 and the Nissan March up 24% to #6/ The Nissan Sentra (+15%) and VW Gol (+13%) also shine inside the Top 10 while the discontinued Nissan Tsuru logically sinks 28% at #9. Just outside the Top 10, the Ford Figo gains 113% to 2.087 units while the Nissan Kicks signs its 2nd month among Mexico’s 20 best-sellers at #20, the previous occurrence being last November (#19).

The Renault Captur finally reaches Mexican shores. 

Now looking at Kia’s stellar performance in the detail. This month, the brand’s best-seller in the Sportage up 45% year-on-year to 1.753 sales and 14 spots on January to a record-breaking 15th place – previous best was #16 in July 2016. As a reminder, the Sportage ranked at #19 over the Full Year 2016. Just below the Sportage, the Kia Forte is up 122% to 1.744 deliveries and four ranks on last month to #16, also breaking its ranking record – previous best was #20 last month. 100% of Kia Forte sold in January are made in Mexico. The Kia Rio is the brand’s third best-seller this month, up a gigantic 244% to 1.178 sales at #26. This month marks the start of local Mexican output for the Rio with 746 sales or 63.3% of its total produced locally. Finally, we welcome the Renault Captur at #140 and the Jaguar F-Pace at #215.

Previous month: Mexico January 2017: Nissan Versa and Pickup top market up just 3%

One year ago: Mexico February 2016: Nissan Versa sails off in market up 13.5%

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Mexico January 2017: Nissan Versa and Pickup top market up just 3%

The Nissan Pickup ranks #2 in Mexico in January. 

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Donald Trump’s talk of taxing all Mexican imports into the U.S. has the potential to seriously damage the Mexican automotive industry, and by ricochet local sales, if ever implemented. If Mexican sales remain in positive in January, the pace of growth has seriously dampened, to a level not seen in years. At +3% to 123.269 registrations – a new record for the month, this is Mexico’s 33rd consecutive month of year-on-year gains, the 25th monthly record in a row and 18th straight month above 100.000 units, but also the first single digit year-on-year gain since August 2015 and the smallest increase since June 2014… The Top 4 best-selling carmakers even go into reverse mode with Nissan down 6% to 23.4% share, Chevrolet down 1% to 14.4%, Volkswagen also down 1% to 12.6% and Honda down 2% to 6.9%.

Kia hits a record 4.7% market share this month in Mexico. 

In fact, Toyota and Ford (both up 5%) are the only brands in the Top 6 to gain ground on January 2016. How come the overall Mexican market ended up in positive I hear you ask? Simple: a healthy amount of smaller brands post giant gains, starting with Kia up 86% to 5.780 units for an all-time record 4.7% market share and a best-ever 7th place, also hit last September and October. In order, Dodge (+49%), Hyundai (+32%), Renault (+32%), Seat (+16%), Suzuki (+17%), Mercedes (+39%), BMW (+20%) and Fiat (+51%) all shoot up this month whereas Mazda (-18%), Buick (-30%), GMC (-33%), Jeep (-43%), Subaru (-43%) and Land Rover (-82%) all struggle.

The Suzuki Ignis has landed in Mexico. 

Model-wise, the Nissan Versa reclaims the top spot it held over the FY2016 and Nissan manages a 1-2 with the Pickup (+29%) in 2nd place. The Chevrolet Aveo (+24%) is back down to #3, distancing the VW Vento (+18%), Chevrolet Spark (+21%), Nissan March (+6%) and VW Jetta (+4%). The discontinued Nissan Tsuru (-42%) begins its slow slide to the bottom, while the Ford Figo (+108%) breaks into the Mexican Top 10 for the very first time. Notice also the Honda HR-V up to #14, the Kia Forte up to #20, Honda Civic up to #21, Kia Rio up to #26 and Hyundai Creta up to #36. This month we welcome the Suzuki Ignis at #132.

Previous post: Mexico Full Year 2016: Record market pounces up 18.6% above 1.6m

One year ago: Mexico January 2016: Nissan Versa #1, Kia > Hyundai in market up 15%

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Mexico Full Year 2016: Record market pounces up 18.6% above 1.6m

Nissan Versa Mexico 2016. Picture courtesy carros.ig.com.brThe Nissan Versa is the new best-seller in Mexico. 

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2016 is a replica of 2015 with 12 solid months of all-time records culminating in an out-of-this world December score of 192.578 registrations, the highest month in history and 20% above the previous record of December 2015. The annual all-time high of 1.351.764 established last year is eclipsed after just 11 months and the record is lifted up 18.6% to a stunning 1.603.777 for the Full Year 2016. Market leader Nissan gains slightly less ground than the market at +16% but becomes the first brand to sell over 400.000 units in a single year at 402.055 for a 25.1% share (25.7% in 2015). Chevrolet is up 21%, Volkswagen up 15%, Toyota up 16%, Ford up 22% and Honda up 20% in a Top 6 unchanged on 2015.

chevrolet-aveo-mexico-2016The Chevrolet Aveo sold a record 13.161 units in December alone. 

The big brand launch of 2015, Kia has turned out to be even more of a success than its sister brand Hyundai that landed in Mexico in 2014. It peaked at 4.5% share in September and ranked 7th for the most part of the year, a position it holds at year-end with 58.112 sales and 3.6% share, knocking Mazda (-4%), Dodge (+33%), Hyundai (+28%) and Renault (+23%) all down one spot. Further down, Audi gains 23% to #15, with Lincoln (+20%), Volvo (+21%), Porsche (+24%), Smart (+24%), Jaguar (+47%) and Alfa Romeo (+80%) also beating the market.

Chevrolet Spark Mexico 2016. Picture courtesy americanbrands.comFirst ever annual podium ranking for the Chevrolet Spark in Mexico.

We have a new winner in the models ranking: the Nissan Versa has progressively been advertised to taxi companies as the replacement for the discontinued Tsusu, and it worked: sales are up 40% to 90.543, resisting a last minute rally from the Chevrolet Aveo, #1 in September, November and December, and up 4% for the year to 80.052. The Versa is the first Nissan to top the annual Mexican sales charts since the Tsuru in 2010. Now that the antediluvian Matiz has ended its career, the Chevrolet Spark surges 73% to land on the podium with a record 74.078 sales. In a record-breaking December, these three models sold over 10.000 units each – the first time this happened in Mexico – with the Aveo (13.161), Versa (11.2476) and Spark (10.707) leading the charts.

nissan-kicks-mexico-2016-picture-courtesy-autocosmos-comThe Nissan Kicks broke into the Mexican Top 20 in November.

The Spark knocks all the following five nameplates down one spot: the Nissan Pickup (+17%), VW Vento (+19%), Jetta (+19%), Nissan March (+13%) and Tsuru (+0.4%). The Chevrolet Sonic (+58%) and Sentra (+28%) exchange position to round up the Top 10. Below, the Chevrolet Trax gains three ranks to get closer to an annual Top 10 ranking at #12, the Ford Figo is up 62 spots to end its first full year in market at #14 while the Toyota Yaris (+49%), Dodge Attitude (+48%), Kia Sportage (+220%), Honda HR-V (+48%), City (+32%), Chevrolet Equinox (+305%), Toyota Hilux (+31%), VW Polo (+45%), Kia Forte (+443%), Chevrolet S10 (+438%), Hyundai Tucson (+279%) and Mazda CX-3 (+446%) all beat the market inside the Top 50.

Dodge Neon Mexico 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe Fiat Tipo/Egea is sold as the Dodge Neon in Mexico. 

The best-selling all-new nameplate in Mexico for 2016 is the Kia Rio landing directly at #35 with 12.38 sales, ahead of the VW Up at #57 and 6.262 units, the Nissan Kicks at #68 but peaking at #19 in November, the Kia Soul at #71, Dodge Neon at #102, Kia Optima at #106 and Hyundai Creta at #107. The Fiat Mobi also makes its appearance at #175 after just one month of sales – it ranked #84 in December and could climb much higher in 2017.

Previous month: Mexico November 2016: Market up 22.5%, annual record eclipsed

Previous year: Mexico Full Year 2015: 12 months of records lead market up 19%

Two years ago: Mexico Full Year 2014: Chevy Aveo leads, VW Vento shines, Hyundai lands

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Mexico November 2016: Market up 22.5%, annual record eclipsed

chevrolet-aveo-mexico-november-2016The Chevrolet Aveo leads Mexican sales for the second time in the past three months.

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Nothing can stop the Mexican new car market: up another 22.5% year-on-year in November to 154.627 units, the highest November volume on record and the 2nd highest monthly result ever, below just December 2015 (160.675). This is the 31st consecutive month of year-on-year gains in Mexico as well as the 23rd straight monthly record and 16th month in a row above 100.000 units. But the most impressive record beaten this month is the Mexican annual volume after just 11 months: at +18.5% on the same period a year ago, 2016 sales reach 1.411.199 units, eclipsing the record of 1.351.764 deliveries established in 2015.

Nissan continues its race at the top, outpacing the market at +28% to reach 24.7% share, but Chevrolet is catching up at +40% to a round 20% share, two percentage points above its year-to-date level. Below, Volkswagen (+8%), Toyota (+16%), Honda (+11%) and Ford (+17%) are all up but lose market share compared to a year ago. Kia (+143%) remains in a stunning 7th place but may have reached its cruising speed, down from 6.011 sales in October to 5.460 this month, its first drop after 15 months of uninterrupted growth since its launch in the country in July 2015. GMC (+36%), Hyundai (+38%), Mercedes (+39%), Buick (+59%), Porsche (+59%) and Smart (up 89-fold!) also impress in November.

Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo is back to pole position for the second time in the past three months thanks to sales up 35% to 11.272 and 7.3% share and now in positive territory year-to-date at 66.891 (+1%). This is still way below the Nissan Versa, market leader at 79.296 (+41%) and up 42% in November at 9.487 units. The Nissan Pickup (+34%), Chevrolet Spark (+142%) and VW Vento (+44%) complete the Top 5 and all outpace the market. Nissan places six models inside the Top 11, adding the March (+38%), Sentra (+39%), Tsuru (-0.1%) and X-Trail (+60%). Notice also the Chevrolet Sonic up 38% to #8, the Ford Figo up 94% to #12 and the Nissan Kicks up 18 spots on October to break into the Top 20 at #19.

Previous month: Mexico October 2016: Nissan Versa and VW Vento lead market up 15%

One year ago: Mexico November 2015: Chevrolet Aveo leads, Ford Figo up

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Mexico October 2016: Nissan Versa and VW Vento lead market up 15%

Nissan Versa Mexico October 2016. Picture courtesy carros.ig.com.brThe Nissan Versa is back atop the Mexican sales charts. 

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Donald Trump’s keenness to repeal the NAFTA agreement and his suggestion to tax Mexican car imports into the United States constitute a real threat to the Mexican car industry if ever implemented. But for now, Mexican new car sales continue to roar ahead with October up a further 15% year-on-year to 137.383 units, the highest ever October score in Mexico lifting the year-to-date tally up a mammoth 19% to 1.256.572. After just ten months’ worth of sales, this is already Mexico’s 2nd largest annual tally in history below just the 1.351.648 hit last year, a score that has now already been annihilated as we write these lines. As it has been the case for the past couple of years now, this month breaks a bunch of other records: it’s the largest non-December monthly score in history – December traditionally being pumped up with end-of-year deals, the 30th consecutive month of year-on-year gains, the 22nd consecutive monthly record and 15th consecutive month above 100.000 units.

VW Vento Mexico October 2016. Picture courtesy automovilonline.com.mxVW Vento sales are up 57% year-on-year in October. 

Nissan remains the most popular brand despite seeing its market share thaw again compared to the same month last year at 25.9% due to a 10% gain slightly weaker than the market as a whole. Chevrolet on the other hand edges a little faster than the market at +17%, with Ford also over-performing at +28%. In the Top 6, Volkswagen, Toyota and Honda all gain 10%. The latest new entrant in the Mexican producers circle, Kia, extends its honeymoon with the local market with a 10th consecutive record month at 6.011 units, up 1.8% on September and 229% year-on-year. This figure includes 1.539 locally-produced Forte. Further down, Mini (+25%), BMW (+27%), Lincoln (+30%), Suzuki (+30%), Dodge (+32%), Hyundai (+34%) and Chrysler (+52%) all frankly beat the market whereas Audi (-4%), Mazda (-6%), Seat (-7%), Mitsubishi (-11%) and Jeep (-44%) are the only manufacturers losing ground inside the Top 20.

chevrolet-trax-mexico-october-2016-picture-courtesy-autocosmos-com-mxChevrolet Trax 

After being overtaken by the Chevrolet Aveo last month, the Nissan Versa reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to 8.047 sales (+32%) adding up to 69.809 so far in 2016 (+41%). The VW Vento (+57%) and Nissan Pickup (+1%) complete the podium while the Chevrolet Spark (+55%), Nissan Sentra (+27%) and Chevrolet Sonic (+32%) shine inside the Top 10. Just below, the Chevrolet Trax more than doubles its sales year-on-year )(102%), the Ford Figo posts another solid score at #12, the Dodge Attitude soars 55% and the Nissan Frontier is up 49%. The Kia Rio (#25) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Mazda CX-3 (#35), Nissan Kicks up 15 spots on September (#37), Dodge Neon (#70), Kia Soul (#71) and Hyundai Creta (#78). Finally, the Infiniti QX30 (#210), Chrysler Pacifica (#225) and Fiat 124 Spider (#232) make their first appearance in the Mexican charts.

Previous month: Mexico September 2016: Chevrolet Aveo edges past Nissan Versa to #1

One year ago: Mexico October 2015: Chevrolet Aveo back to #1, or is it?

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Mexico September 2016: Chevrolet Aveo edges past Nissan Versa to #1

chevrolet-aveo-mexico-september-2016The Chevrolet Aveo is the best-selling vehicle in Mexico this month. 

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There’s no stopping the Mexican new light vehicle market this year. Up 18% year-on-year to a September record 131.454 sales, this is the 29th consecutive month of year-on-year gains in Mexico, the 21st consecutive monthly record and 14th consecutive month above 100.000 units. The year-to-date tally is also up 18% to 1.119.178 units, equivalent to the annual result reached just two years ago in 2014 (1.135.409), and on track to flirt with a 1.6 million unit Full Year score. Atop the brands ranking, both Nissan and Chevrolet gain 19%, followed by Volkswagen (+13%), Ford (+33%), Toyota (+16%) and Honda (+5%). Kia (+245%) posts a 9th consecutive record month, up 3.5% on August to 5.903 units and now threatening Honda for 6th place overall. Dodge (+39%), Hyundai (+31%), Mercedes (+46%), GMC (+43%) and Volvo (+50%) all frankly beat the market.

nissan-kicks-mexico-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autocosmos-comFor its 2nd month in market, the Nissan Kicks already ranks just outside the Top 50.

The Chevrolet Aveo reclaims the models pole position for just 60 units this month thanks to sales up 48% to 7.088 vs. 7.028 (+41%) for the Nissan Versa, still #1 year-to-date at 61.762 sales (+42%) vs. 51.638 (+64%) for the Chevrolet Spark at #2 and 49.263 (-4%) for the Aveo at #3. The VW Vento surges 36% to third place in September, with other great performers atop the ranking including the Chevrolet Sonic (+30%), Trax (+24%), VW Polo (+74%), Toyota Yaris (+61%), Kia Sportage (+120%), Nissan Frontier (+197%) and Honda City (+38%). The Kia Forte (+204%) continues to progress at #26 with 1.377 sales including 1.356 produced locally. The Ford Figo (#11) leads recent launches (<12 months) by very far, distancing the Kia Rio (#28) and Mazda CX-3 (#43). Launched last month, the Nissan Kicks is up 148 spots to #52.

Previous month: Mexico August 2016: Newest local Kia fires ahead, market up 20%

One year ago: Mexico September 2015: Nissan Versa confirms top spot

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Mexico August 2016: Newest local Kia fires ahead, market up 20%

kia-sportage-mexico-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autocosmos-comKia Sportage sales are up 89% year-on-year. 

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Mexican new light vehicle sales continue on their crazy ride with deliveries up another whopping 20% year-on-year in August to 134.054, an all-time high for the month lifting the year-to-date tally up 18.5% to 987.724. We are now looking at 28 consecutive months of year-on-year gains, 20 consecutive monthly records, 13 consecutive months above 100.000 units and a full year 2016 score aiming at an incredible 1.6 million units. Market leader Nissan is once again slightly below pace at +14% to a still dominant 24.8% share, flanked by Chevrolet at 17.6% (+23%) and Volkswagen at 13.3% (+16%). Just below, Ford (+27%), Toyota (+20%) and Honda (+37%) are all on- or above pace.

Ford Figo Mexico August 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe Ford Figo continues to climb up the Mexican sales charts: #12 this month. 

It has become a bit of a routine: September’s best performer is newcomer Kia, pulling an 8th consecutive record month at 5.702 sales and 4.3% share, up 3.5% on July and now stuck at an all-time high 7th place above Mazda (-1%) and sister brand Hyundai (+27%). This month’s Kia sales figure includes 1.313 Forte built in the shining new Nuevo Leon plant. Dodge (+24%), Renault (+31%), Mercedes (+39%) and BMW (+26%) are the other strong gainers in the Top 20. Further down, notice Isuzu (+84%), Volvo (+46%), Cadillac (+34%), Smart (+33%), Alfa Romeo (+141%) and Jaguar (+55%) also in great shape.

nissan-kicks-mexico-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autocosmos-comWe welcome the Nissan Kicks in Mexico in August. 

The Nissan Versa holds onto the models pole position, outpacing the market at +25% to 7.065 sales and 5.3% share but the Chevrolet Spark is once again breathing on its neck at +116% to 6.502 with the Chevrolet Aveo rounding up the podium at 6.337 (+22%). The VW Jetta (+13%), Vento (+37%) and Nissan Pickup (+45%) follow. The March (#7), Tsuru (#8) and Sentra (#10) make it five Nissans in the Top 10 this month. By far the most popular recent launch (<12 months), the Ford Figo continues to progress: up a further two spots on July to #12. It is followed by the Kia Rio (#30), Chevrolet Equinox (#34), Hyundai Tucson (#39), Mazda CX-3 (#45) and Kia Soul (#55). Launched last month, the Hyundai Creta is up 16 spots to #60 while the Dodge Neon (aka Fiat Tipo/Egea) is up 9 to #69. Finally, we welcome the Nissan Kicks at #200 with 10 sales.

Previous month: Mexico July 2016: Kia steps up local presence in market up 18%

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Mexico July 2016: Kia steps up local presence in market up 18%

Dodge Neon Mexico July 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comThe Dodge Neon lands in Mexico in July. 

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Nothing can stop the galloping Mexican new car market, up another 18% year-on-year in July to 131.772 registrations, lifting its incredible streak to 27 consecutive months of year-on-year gains, 19 consecutive monthly records and 12 consecutive months above 100.000 units. The year-to-date tally now stands at a record-breaking 853.670 deliveries, up 18% on the same period last year which was already an all-time record. As it has been the case for the past few months, market leader Nissan is struggling to keep pace with the market but still sign a very vigorous 16% gain to 33.201 sales and 25.2% share, distancing Chevrolet at 18.4% (+19%), Volkswagen at 13.3% (+19%) and Ford at 6.3% (+15%). Hyundai (+20%), Renault (+24%), Suzuki (+27%), Toyota (+39%) and Mercedes (+50%) are the most dynamic carmakers inside the Top 20.

Kia Forte Mexico July 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comKia sells 1.010 Mexico-made Forte this month.

But the hero of the month is once again newcomer Kia celebrating one year of presence in Mexico with a 7th consecutive record month, up 6% on June to 5.510 units and overtaking Mazda to access a highest ever 7th place overall. For the first time, Kia also sells over 1.000 locally produced units (1.010 Forte) coming from its shining new Nuevo Leon factory. After relinquishing its crown to the Chevrolet Spark in June, the Nissan Versa resumes its domination of the Mexican models ranking thanks to sales up a whopping 51% year-on-year to 8.019 vs. 7.116 (+188%) for the Spark, knocked down to 2nd place. The Chevrolet Aveo remains in third place despite deliveries down 12%, ahead of the VW Vento (+13%), Nissan Pickup (+33%) and Chevrolet Sonic (+36%). Notice also the Nissan Sentra up 37%, the Kia Sportage up 80%, Toyota Yaris up 124% and Honda Fit up 140%.

Hyundai Creta Mexico July 2016. Picture courtesy autocosmos.comFirst month of sales for the Hyundai Creta in Mexico.

The Ford Figo is the most popular recent launch (<12 months) at #14 with 2.088 sales, distancing the Kia Rio at #20, Chevrolet Equinox at #30, Hyundai Tucson at #44, Kia Soul at #48, Mazda CX-3 at #50 and VW Up at #52. Finally, we welcome three new nameplates in July in the Mexican sales charts. The Hyundai Creta (#76) isn’t an unknown nameplate if you are a regular BSCB reader: also known as ix25 in China, it has taken emerging markets by storm including India and Mexico should prove a fertile ground for the diminutive SUV. The Dodge Neon (#78), although not a new nameplate per se, is in fact a rebadged Fiat Tipo/Egea and fits the Mexican tastes for low-cost sedans. The Volvo S/V90 appears at #222 with a lonely two sales for now.

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