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Puerto Rico (USA) June 2014: Hyundai Accent on podium

July 12th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai Accent Puerto Rico June 2014Hyundai Accent

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No sign of improvement for new car sales in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) in June: down 16% on June 2013 to 7,916 registrations, which is the the harshest year-on-year decline since BSCB started following Puerto Rico sales monthly (September 2012). The year-to-date total now stands at 45,552 units, down 8% on 2013. 25 of the 30 most popular vehicles here are Asian, led as usual by the Toyota Corolla (8.4% share) and Yaris (6.9%). This month the Hyundai Accent is up to third place and the Kia Rio up to #4, both overtaking the Mitsubishi Mirage which however remains #3 year-to-date. The Jeep Wrangler is the only US model in the Top 10 (#9), and is joined in the Top 30 by the Ford Escape (#13), F-Series (#16), Fiesta (#18) and Jeep Grand Cherokee (#27). Notice also the Nissan Versa up to #6 vs. #12 year-to-date, the Hyundai Sonata up to #17 vs. #35 and the Kia Sedona up to #23 vs. #64.

Previous post: Puerto Rico (USA) April 2014: Market down 14.5%

One year ago: Puerto Rico (USA) June 2013: Kia places Rio and Forte in Top 5

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Puerto Rico (USA) April 2014: Market down 14.5%

May 19th, 2014 1 comment

Mazda CX-5 Puerto Rico April 2014. Picture courtesy of fblife.comMazda bucks the trend at +64%…

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In April, only 6,545 new light vehicles were sold in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), down 14.5% on April 2013. It is the sharpest year-on-year decline since BSCB started following Puerto Rico sales monthly (September 2012) and the weakest April result since 2010 (6,174). GUIA President José Ordeix said the local auto industry continues to show a worrisome sustained sales contraction, adding that 2014 could be as low as 2011 when the industry sold 93,687 units. The local auto industry posted a sustained slide in sales in December, January and February before rebounding 6% in March. Bad weather and concerns over the island’s economy were to blame for buyers staying away from auto dealers during the first months of the year. Year-to-date sales as of April amounted to 30,306 units, a 6% decrease on 2013.

Mitsubishi ASX Puerto Rico April 2014…as does Mitsubishi at +57%

Most major automotive brands were hit, including Smart (-40%), Mini (-39%), Mercedes (-26%), Volkswagen (-26%), Ford (-25%), Acura (-24%), Toyota (-21%), Honda (-19%), Lexus (-18%), Nissan (-17%), Land Rover (-17%), Kia (-16%), Audi (-16%), Chrysler (-13%), Hyundai (-12%) and General Motors (-10%). Carmakers bucking the trend were Mazda (+64%) and Mitsubishi (+57%). In the models ranking, the Top 4 best-sellers are identical to the year-to-date ranking with the Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Mitsubishi Mirage and Hyundai Accent leading the way. The Toyota RAV4 is solid at #5, the Mitsubishi Lancer climbs back to #12 vs. #21 year-to-date but #7 in 2013 and the Ford F-Series is up to #14.

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Puerto Rico (USA) February 2014: Mitsubishi Mirage confirms podium spot

March 18th, 2014 No comments

Mitsubishi Mirage Puerto Rico February 2014. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auMitsubishi Mirage (Australian model shown)

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New car sales in Puerto Rico are down a disappointing 9% year-on-year in February to 7,166 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 14,628 units, down 8% on 2013. The Top 6 best-sellers remain unchanged vs. January: the Toyota Corolla continues to evolve at stratospheric heights, selling 694 units for a 9.7% market share, above the Toyota Yaris at 579 sales and 8.1%. The Mitsubishi Mirage confirms its third position and improves its market share to a very impressive 6.6% thanks to 471 units sold. The Nissan Rogue also impresses again at 317 sales and 4.4%. Notice also the Toyota Highlander breaking into the Top 10 at #10 and the Hyundai Veloster up 16 spots to a world-best 17th place.

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) January 2014: Mitsubishi Mirage and Nissan Rogue amaze

One year ago: Puerto Rico (USA) February 2013: Corolla and Lancer on top

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Puerto Rico (USA) January 2014: Mirage and Rogue amaze

March 9th, 2014 2 comments

Mitsubishi Mirage Puerto Rico January 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Mitsubishi Mirage is the third best-selling vehicle in Puerto Rico in January.

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New car sales in Puerto Rico start the year in negative at 7,464 registrations, down 6% on January 2013. Below the Toyota Corolla at 10.3% share and the Toyota Yaris at 6.8%, both above their Full Year 2013 levels, we have a big surprise in the Puerto Rican models ranking this month: the Mitsubishi Mirage is up 9 spots on its FY2013 ranking to simply round up the podium thanks to 365 sales and 4.9%! But wait there’s more: boosted by the new model, the Nissan Rogue is up 12 ranks on 2013 to land in 4th place at 323 units and 4.3%, relegating the Hyundai Accent at #5, the Toyota RAV4 at #6 and the Kia Rio at #7.

2014 Nissan RogueNissan Rogue

As usual American models are very weak in Puerto Rico, however this month we find 6 of them inside the Top 20 vs. just 3 over the Full Year 2013. They are led by the Jeep Wrangler at #9, the Ford Fiesta at #10, Jeep Grand Cherokee at #15, Ford F-Series at #18, Ford Escape at #19 and the Ford Econoline at #20. Notice also the Infiniti Q50 at #75 and Mercedes CLA at #76.

Previous post: Puerto Rico (USA) Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla takes the lead

One year ago:  Puerto Rico (USA) January 2013: Mitsubishi Lancer and Toyota Tacoma up

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Puerto Rico (USA) Full Year 2013: Toyota Corolla takes the lead

January 21st, 2014 3 comments

Toyota Corolla Puerto Rico 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comToyota Corolla

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Very stable market in Puerto Rico this year: up 0.1% on 2012 to 102,641 registrations, and we have a change in leadership: the Toyota Corolla snaps the pole position away from its lil sis the Toyota Yaris thanks to sales up a fantastic 26% to 8,365 and 8.1% share vs. 5,821 and 5.7% (-34%) for the Yaris. The Hyundai Accent remains third with 4,056 sales and 4% while the Kia Rio is up 38% and 3 spots to #4 and 3.6% share. Very impressive progressions of the Toyota RAV4 at #5 (+82%) and the Nissan Sentra at #6 (+150%). Notice also the Mitsubishi Mirage landing directly at #12 with 2,021 sales and 2% share, the Honda Accord up 78% to #17, Nissan Pathfinder up 196% to #31 and the Chevrolet Sonic up 254% to #39. There are only 3 US models in the Top 20 (vs. 4 in 2012): the Jeep Wrangler at #8 (-12%), Ford Fiesta at #14 (-1%) and Jeep Grand Cherokee at #18 (-7%).

Previous post: Puerto Rico (USA) September 2013: Toyota Corolla takes off to 11% share

One year ago: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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Puerto Rico (USA) September 2013: Toyota Corolla takes off to 11% share

October 28th, 2013 No comments

Toyota Corolla Puerto Rico September 2013Toyota Corolla

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After a one month-absence, Puerto Rico is back! We also celebrate one year since this territory is covered (almost) monthly by BSCB. In September, the Puerto Rican new car market is down a harsh 11% year-on-year to 7,346 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now up by only 1% on 2012 to 73,739 units. Boosted by the arrival of the 11th generation in dealerships, the Toyota Corolla takes off to over 11% market share thanks to 817 sales this month and reinforces its 2013 year-to-date pole position at 5,630 units and 7.6% vs. 4,299 and 5.8% for the Toyota Yaris which was #1 in 2012. Both the Hyundai Accent and Toyota RAV4 are also faithful to their YTD rankings at #3 and #4 respectively.

Mitsubishi Mirage Puerto Rico September 2013. Picture courtesy of autogo.caMitsubishi Mirage

In September we welcome an all-new model inside the Puerto Rican Top 10! A very rare event indeed. The Mitsubishi Mirage lands directly at #9 with 139 sales and 1.9% share for its first appearance in the territory. It is already the brand’s best-seller, with the Lancer down a horrendous 13 spots to #21 this month. Let’s also salute the solid performances of the Honda CR-V at ##15, Chevrolet Sonic at #23 and Mitsubishi Outlander at #26. The Jeep Wrangler leads the US contingent at #7, followed by the Ford Fiesta at #14 and Jeep Grand Cherokee at #16.

Previous post: Puerto Rico (USA) July 2013: Kia Rio lands on podium

One year ago: Puerto Rico (USA) September 2012: Toyota dominates, US brands low

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Puerto Rico (USA) July 2013: Kia Rio lands on podium

August 25th, 2013 3 comments

Kia Rio Puerto Rico Puerto Rico July 2013Kia Rio

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After two months of decline, the Puerto Rican new light vehicle market is back into positive territory in July , up 2% year-on-year to 8,110 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 57,650 units, also up 2% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla (7.4%) and Yaris (6.2%) keep the lead but Kia delivers another outstanding month, #2 brand on the island for the 2nd time in a row thanks to 981 sales and 12.1% share and now #3 year-to-date. The Korean manufacturer places the Rio in third position in the models ranking at 434 units and 5.4%, up one spot on June while the Forte is down 4 to a still excellent #9 and 2.4%. The Toyota RAV4 also excels thanks to the new generation, up 4 ranks to #4 and 3.8%.

Ford Fiesta Puerto Rico July 2013The Ford Fiesta manages a spot in the Top 10 in Puerto Rico this month.

It’s a relatively good month for US models (compared to traditionally mediocre results), with 6 of them in the Top 26 best-sellers this month. The Jeep Wrangler leads the way as usual at #7 (+2), followed by the Ford Fiesta, up an excellent 12 spots to #10, the Ford Escape at #19 (+6), Chevrolet Sonic at #22 (+11), Jeep Grand Cherokee at #23 (-5) and Ford F-Series at #26 (+8). Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander down 6 to a still very solid #18, the Fiat 500 up an astounding 44 spots to #29, Mazda CX-5 up 8 to #32 and the Scion tC up 34 to #42.

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) June 2013: Kia places Rio and Forte in Top 5

Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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Puerto Rico (USA) June 2013: Kia places Rio and Forte in Top 5

July 17th, 2013 No comments

Kia Forte Puerto Rico June 2013Kia Forte

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Once again, as the mainland US market continues to be very dynamic at +9% in June, Puerto Rican sales are down 2% year-on-year to 9,388 registrations. The year-to-date total is however still in positive halfway through 2013 at 49,540 units, up 2% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla confirms it’s the new darling of Puerto Rican car buyers, up to 7.7% share thanks to 725 sales in June and reinforcing its 2013 year-to-date leadership at 3,603 units and 7.3% vs. 2,814 and 5.7% for the Toyota Yaris, #1 in 2012 but down to #3 this month. But the big movements are below. Firstly, the Nissan Versa is up a further two spots on May to #2 with a formidable 508 sales and 5.4% share.

Mitsubishi Outlander Puerto Rico June 2013Mitsubishi Outlander

The big winner this month in Puerto Rico is Kia, up from #6 brand with 8.3% share in May to #2 at 13.9%! The Korean manufacturer places two models inside the Top 5: the Rio is up 2 ranks on last month to #4 at 422 units and 4.5%, while the new model pushes the Forte nameplate up a huge 24 spots to #5 with 333 sales and 3.5% and goes from #20 to #13 year-to-date as a result. But wait there’s more: the Kia Sorento is up 29 ranks to #15, the Sportage up 9 to #19 and the Sedona up… 153 spots to #21! Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander up 37 to #12, only two American in the Top 20 as usual (Jeep Wrangler at #9 and Grand Cherokee at #18) and the Chevrolet Sonic up 29 to #33.

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) May 2013: Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Versa shine

Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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Puerto Rico (USA) May 2013: Toyota RAV4 & Nissan Versa shine

June 19th, 2013 2 comments

Nissan Versa Puerto Rico May 2013Nissan Versa

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While the mainland USA market is on fire in May (+8%), new car sales in Puerto Rico are disappointingly down 5% to 7,865 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 40,152 units, up just 3% on 2012. Toyota renews its exceptional performance from last month and places once again 3 models on the podium: the Corolla leads the way with 542 sales and 6.9% and reinforces its 2013 YTD leadership at 2,878 units and 7.2%. The Yaris ranks 2nd both in May with 379 sales and 4.8% and year-to-date at 2,369 units and 5.9% while the RAV4, boosted by the new generation, rounds up the podium like in April thanks to 341 sales and 4.3%. It is now #5 so far in 2013.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Puerto Rico May 2013Jeep Grand Cherokee

But the performance of the month goes to the Nissan Versa, up 7 spots on April to #4 with 303 units and 3.9%, way above its YTD level of 2.7% and now #6 in 2013. Normally extremely (and surprisingly) weak in Puerto Rico, American models fare ok this month: the Jeep Grand Cherokee is up a whopping 34 ranks to #11, the Jeep Patriot is up 6 to #16 vs. #34 YTD, the Ford Explorer up 5 to #21 vs. #31, Dodge Ram up 9 to #27 vs. #42, Ford Focus up 26 to #30 and the Jeep Compass is up 12 ranks to #34…

Previous month: Puerto Rico April 2013: Podium 100% Toyota, RAV4 #3

Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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Puerto Rico (USA) April 2013: Podium 100% Toyota, RAV4 #3

May 15th, 2013 No comments

Toyota RAV4 Puerto Rico April 2013Toyota RAV4

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Good news for new car sales in Puerto Rico this month: frankly back in positive territory at +11% year-on-year to 7,638 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 32,276 units, up 5% on 2012. Very impressive showing from Toyota this month: the Japanese manufacturer monopolises the models podium by placing the Corolla at #1 with 598 sales and 7.8%, the Yaris at #2 with 403 units and 5.3% and the RAV4 up 2 spots to #3 with 369 sales and 4.8%!

Jeep Wrangler Puerto Rico April 2013Jeep Wrangler

Another great performer this month is the Jeep Wrangler, up 3 spots on March to land in 5th place at 249 units and 3.3%, the only non-Asian model in the Top 20 with the Ford Edge up 11 ranks to #20. Notice also the Jeep Patriot up 18 spots to #22, the Ford Explorer up 10 to #26, the Chevrolet Sonic up a further 3 ranks to #29 and the Kia Sorento up 15 to #35.

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) March 2013: Toyota RAV4 up to #5

Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top

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