Uruguay January 2017: Chevrolet rallies back up 61% to #1

Chevrolet is back in charge of the Uruguayan market. 

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New car sales in Uruguay leap up 17% year-on-year in January to 3.877 units. Once unquestioned market leader, Chevrolet had gone down to a paltry 5th place over the Full Year 2016. The American brand rallies back 61% in January to snap the top spot with 15.8% share, distancing Volkswagen at 13.7% (+27%), Suzuki at 10.9% and 2016 leader Fiat at 7.2% (-29%). The rest of the Top 10 outpaces the market: Renault (+19%), Nissan (+48%), Peugeot (+58%), Ford (+63%), Kia (+96%) and Hyundai (+134%). Further down, notice Great Wall (+92%), Dongfeng (+48%) and Mercedes (+50%) with Chinese carmakers (-19%) accounting for 11.3% of the Uruguayan market this month vs. 12.8% over FY16.

Previous post: Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat takes control in market down 8%

One year ago: Uruguay January-February 2016: Suzuki holds fort, market down 23%

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Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat takes control in market down 8%

Fiat Uno Way Uruguay 2016. Picture courtesy carplace.uol.com.brFiat becomes the most popular brand in Uruguay in 2016. 

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It’s a third consecutive year of decline for the Uruguyan new car market at -8% to 45.636 registrations. The brands ranking is completely reshuffled, with Fiat surging 31% to 12.1% share and snapping a last-minute pole position off Volkswagen, down 4% to 11.9% share. Leader last year, Suzuki (-35%) drops to third place, ahead of Renault (+34%), Chevrolet (-32%) and Nissan (-15%). Ford soars 61% to #8 and Toyota is up 41% to #10. The 30 Chinese manufacturers present in Uruguay hold a total 12.8% market share, down from 16.6% in 2015, and are now led by Geely (+37%), distancing Lifan (-5%), BYD (-33%), FAW (-28%), Chery (-70%), Great Wall (-14%) and Dongfeng (-28%).

Previous month: Uruguay November 2016: Fiat reclaims top spot, VW #1 year-to-date

Previous year: Uruguay Full Year 2015: Suzuki takes charge in market down 8%

Two years ago: Uruguay Full Year 2014: Chevrolet #1, Suzuki Celerio best-seller

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Uruguay November 2016: Fiat reclaims top spot, VW #1 year-to-date

Fiat Uno Way Uruguay August 2016. Picture courtesy carplace.uol.com.brFiat is back in charge in Uruguay, but for November only. VW is still #1 YTD. 

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The new light vehicle market is up by a very vigorous 31% year-on-year in Uruguay to 4.779 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally is still down 10% at 39.649 units. Fiat jumps 49% to take the lead this month, distancing Volkswagen (+62%) and Renault (+52%). The German manufacturer remains in the year-to-date lead however with 4.815 deliveries (-5%) vs. 4.739 for Fiat (+34%): the title of best-selling manufacturer for 2016 will be hard fought indeed. Notice also Ford up 191%, Hyundai up 83%, Toyota up 66%, Geely up 58%, Honda up 138% and Lifan up 1367%.

Previous month: Uruguay October 2016: Volkswagen takes YTD lead, Renault up 74%

One year ago: Uruguay November 2015: Fiat up 80% to 2nd place below Suzuki

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Uruguay October 2016: Volkswagen takes YTD lead, Renault up 74%

VW Saveiro Uruguay October 2016. Picture courtesy icarros.com.brVolkswagen is now #1 year-to-date in Uruguay so far this year. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is down 3% year-on-year both in October to 3.816 registrations and year-to-date at 34.870. Just as the brand is getting pummelled in neighbouring Brazil, Volkswagen is up 5% in October to hit 14.2% share, and with Fiat down 33% to #4, this means VW is now the best-selling manufacturer in Uruguay so far in 2016, this for the very first time. Renault surges 74% to 12.6% share vs. 9.4% year-to-date but Suzuki freefalls 39% to 9.1%. Ford (+220%), Hyundai (+35%), Kia (+43%), Toyota (+38%), Geely (+71%) and Tata (+117%) impress whereas Peugeot (-21%), Chevrolet (-54%) and BYD (-41%) struggle. All-in-all, Chinese manufacturers follow the market at -3% to 13.3% share vs. 14% year-to-date.

Previous month: Uruguay September 2016: Suzuki reclaims top spot

One year ago: Uruguay October 2015: Suzuki up 70% in market down 8

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Uruguay September 2016: Suzuki reclaims top spot

Suzuki Alto K10 Uruguay June 2015. Picture courtesy topspeed.inSuzuki is the best-selling brand in Uruguay for the first time since January.

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New car sales in Uruguay are down 6.5% year-on-year in September to 3.474 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 15% to 30.887. For the first time since last January, 2015 market leader Suzuki is back in the brands leadership position despite sales down 25% year-on-year to 401 and 11.5% share. The Japanese manufacturer distances Volkswagen (-17%) whereas Renault (+53%) and Ford (+139%) go completely agains the grain to post spectacular year-on-year gain. Hyundai (+14%), Peugeot (+39%), Toyota (+67%), BYD (+31%), Geely (+35%) and Tata (+211%) also shine.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2016: Fiat back to #1, Renault and Ford shine

One year ago: Uruguay September 2015: Suzuki, Volkswagen and Fiat on top

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Uruguay August 2016: Fiat back to #1, Renault and Ford shine

Fiat Uno Way Uruguay August 2016. Picture courtesy carplace.uol.com.brFiat is the most popular manufacturer in Uruguay in August. 

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In August, the Uruguayan new car market posts a year-on-year gain for the first time this year at +6% to 3.691 registrations. The year-to-date tally now stands at 27.403, down 16% on the same period in 2015. Outsold by Volkswagen in July, Fiat reclaims the lead of the brands ranking it holds year-to-date with 421 sales and 11.4% share vs. 418 and 11.3% for VW. Renault shoots up 81% to #3 and Ford is up 119% to #5 but Suzuki, leader a year ago, tumbles down 36% to #4. Toyota (+88%), Kia (+64%), Geely (+34%), FAW (+50%), Mitsubishi (+167%) and Honda (+213%) all post spectacular year-on-year gains.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2016: Volkswagen takes lead for the first time

One year ago: Uruguay August 2015: Suzuki leads, Fiat up to 11% share

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Uruguay July 2016: Volkswagen takes lead for the first time

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New car sales in Uruguay are struggling once again at -11% year-on-year in July to 3.433 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total down 18% to 23.711. For the first time in recent memory, Volkswagen become the most popular brand in the country thanks to sales up 1% to 548 for a splendid 16% market share. Fiat (+41%) and Renault (+21%) follow while last year’s leader Suzuki implodes at -48% in 4th place and the perennial Uruguayan leader Chevrolet is down 33% to #5. Hyundai (+7%), Mitsubishi (+15%), Citroen (+21%), Ford (+29%), Toyota (+42%), Lifan (+51%), Tata (+70%), Honda (+210%), Geely (+377%) and Jeep (+3600%) all go against the grain and post frank year-on-year gains. Chery remains at a standstill while Haval registers its very first two units in Uruguay. All-in-all, Chinese brands represent 12% of the market (-28%) vs. 14.9% year-to-date (-41%).

Previous month: Uruguay June 2016: Fiat and Renault shine in market down 11%

One year ago: Uruguay July 2015: Suzuki holds strong in pole position

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Uruguay June 2016: Fiat and Renault shine in market down 11%

Renault Sandero Uruguay June 2016. Picture courtesy of uol.com.brRenault sales are up 48% in June in Uruguay. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is down 11% year-on-year in June to 3.603 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally halfway through 2016 down 20% to 20.277 units. Thanks to sales almost doubling at +93% on June 2015, Fiat remains the most popular manufacturer in the country with 16.2% of the market, distancing Volkswagen at 14.2% (-4%) while Renault rounds up the podium with volumes up 48% to 8.9% share. Chevrolet (-45%), Nissan (-24%) and Suzuki (-68%) follow but all falter. On the other hand, BYD (+52%), Toyota (+55%), Ford (+28%), Lifan (+25%), Jeep (+7000%) and Great Wall (+41%) all take off.

Previous month: Uruguay May 2016: Fiat up 154% to keep pole position

One year ago: Uruguay June 2015: Suzuki leads, VW overtakes Chevrolet year-to-date

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Uruguay May 2016: Fiat up 154% to keep pole position

Fiat Uno Uruguay 2015Fiat sales go against the grain in Uruguay at +154% in May.

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The freefall continues for the Uruguayan new car market with May sales down another 15% year-to-date to 3.253 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 21% to 16.666 deliveries. Fiat is completely oblivious to the depressed context, improving by a whopping 154% year-on-year to hold onto the #1 spot for just two sales in May at 457 and 14% share vs. 455 for Volkswagen (-4%), also #2 year-to-date. Renault stays on the podium thanks to volumes up 15% while last year’s leader Suzuki tumbles down 57% to just 266 sales and Chevrolet is hit even harder at -60% to 183. Toyota doubles its May 2015 result to hit #8 while BYD (#11) , Geely (#12) and Lifan  (#13) lead Chinese carmakers on the whole down 36% in May and 40% so far this year due to the demise of Chery, down to a mere 3 sales this month.

Previous month: Uruguay April 2016: Fiat now #1 year-to-date, Lifan shines

One year ago: Uruguay May 2015: Suzuki cements leadership

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Uruguay April 2016: Fiat now #1 year-to-date, Lifan shines

Lifan 330 Uruguay April 2016Lifan 330 – Lifan sales are up 42% year-on-year in Uruguay in April. 

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Hellish figures continue to pop up month after month in Uruguay with April volumes down another 22% year-on-year to just 3.339 units, pulling the year-to-date total down 23% to 13.403 units. One manufacturer goes completely against the grain this month in Uruguay and it’s Fiat, up an incredible 76% on April 2016 to 455 units and 13.6% share and by the same token taking the lead year-to-date of the very first time thanks to sales up 57% to 1.589. The Italian manufacturer now distances Suzuki at 1.533 (-39%), Chevrolet at 1.362 (-26%) and Volkswagen at 1.345 (-24%) whereas these three carmakers all outsold Fiat last year. Renault (+29%) is also pulling very good numbers this year, up 5% year-to-date. Notice also Peugeot up 34% to #6 and Lifan up a spectacular 42% in 7th place, now by far the best-selling Chinese manufacturer in Uruguay.

Previous month: Uruguay March 2016: Fiat shoots up to #1 in market down 19%

One year ago: Uruguay April 2015: Suzuki and Volkswagen on top

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