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

May 2nd, 2013 1 comment

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Puerto Rican new car sales are down 7% year-on-year in March to 8,364 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 24,638 units, up 3% on 2012. The March Top 4 models is identical to the year-to-date one and Toyota monopolises the Top 2 spots: the Corolla leads the way with 594 sales and 7.1% followed by the Yaris at 463 units and 5.5% while the Mitsubishi Lancer rounds up the podium with 443 sales and 5.3% and the Hyundai Accent ranks 4th at 387 units and 4.6%.

Excellent performance of the Toyota RAV4, boosted by the generation and up to #5 with 354 sales and 4.2% and now up to #6 year-to-date vs. #12 in 2012. The Mitsubishi ASX is back up 13 ranks on February to #6 and is now #7 so far in 2013 vs. #13 last year. Other great performers this month include the Kia Forte up 20 spots to #12 and the Chevrolet Sonic up 19 to #32. There is only one non-Asian model in the Top 25: the Jeep Wrangler at #9!

Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) February 2013: Corolla and Lancer on top

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

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

March 14th, 2013 1 comment

Mitsubishi Lancer Puerto Rico February 2013Mitsubishi Lancer

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The Puerto Rican new car market is stable in February at 8,005 registrations (just 3 more than in February 2012!), bringing the year-to-date total to 16,269 units, up 9% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla takes the lead both this month with 574 sales and 7.2% and year-to-date at 1,144 units and 7%. It is followed by the Mitsubishi Lancer #2 at 495 units and 6.2% vs. #121 in the USA (!) and the Toyota Yaris with 466 sales and 5.8%.

Nissan Sentra Puerto Rico February 2013Nissan Sentra

Excellent hold of the Nissan Sentra, up 2 spots on January to #5 at 294 units and 3.7% vs. #22 in 2012, while the Toyota Tacoma resists at #8 vs. #11 in 2012, the Toyota RAV4 is up 12 ranks to #9, Ford Econoline up 29 to #12, Hyundai Tucson up 15 to #14, Toyota Prius C up 17 to #15 and Nissan Pathfinder solid again thanks to the new generation at #16 vs. #62 in 2012. Notice also the Hyundai Santa Fe up to #38 vs. #91 last year, the Chevrolet Cruze at #42 vs. #94 and the Mazda6 at #60 vs. #155.

Previous month: Puerto Rico: Mitsubishi Lancer and Toyota Tacoma up

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

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