Uruguay October 2017: Volkswagen back on top in market up 14.8%

VW Saveiro Uruguay October 2016. Picture courtesy icarros.com.brVolkswagen is the best-selling carmaker in Uruguay in October and YTD.

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New car sales in Uruguay are up 14.8% year-on-year in October to 4.379 units, leading to the year-to-date volume up 24.4% to 43.369. After dropping to #2 in September, Volkswagen reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to deliveries up a market-beating 21% to 14.9% share. This is however the weakest gain in the Top 4, with Fiat up 77%, Chevrolet up 244% and Suzuki up 22%… Reversely Renault tumbles down 26% in 5th place, distancing Nissan up 57%. Citroen (+34%) also shines in the Top 10. Below, notice FAW (+46%), Honda (+445%), Great Wall (+33%), Subaru (+155%) and Haima (+600%). Overall, Chinese carmakers underperform with a 5% year-on-year drop to 11% share vs. 11.3% so far in 2017.

Previous month: Uruguay September 2017: Fiat snaps lead in market up 20.8%

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

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Uruguay September 2017: Fiat snaps lead in market up 20.8%

Fiat is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in September. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is up a very solid 20.8% year-on-year in September to 4.412 units, leading the year-to-date tally to a 26.2% surge to 38.983 registrations. Once again the top selling brands frankly beat the market: Fiat jumps four spots on last month and 188% year-on-year to lead the ranking for the first time since last April, Volkswagen is up 66% to 14.3% share, cementing its newfound YTD lead and Chevrolet is up 229% to 12.9% share. Suzuki (+8%), Renault (+6%) and Nissan (+12%) follow but lose share while below, Hyundai (-19%), Peugeot (-17%) and Ford (-38%) struggle. Citroen (+49%), Audi (+88%) and Honda (+258%) shine. FAW (+71%) leads Chinese carmakers above BYD (#12), Great Wall (#14), Lifan (#16), Dongfeng (#17) and Geely (#18). All-in-all, Chinese brands add up to 10.8% share, trailing the market growth this month at +4%.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

One year ago: Uruguay September 2016: Suzuki reclaims top spot

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Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

Volkswagen is now the best-selling brand in Uruguay in 2017. 

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The Uruguayan new car market continues to gallop ahead in August with sales up 20% year-on-year to 4.423, leading to a year-to-date tally up 26% to 34.571 units. This month we witness a change of guard in the brands ranking: thanks to deliveries up 37% to 12.9% share, Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet – despite the latter being up 89% to 10% share – to lead the YTD ranking with 4.929 units (+50%) vs. 4.902 (+114%) for the American brand. In fact, the Top four best-selling carmakers in the country in August frankly beat the market growth, with Renault up 46% to #2 and Suzuki up 51% to #3. Fiat, leader over the Full Year 2016 but down to #5 this year, is with Ford (-33%) the only manufacturer to lose ground in the Top 10 (-23%). Notice also Nissan up 49%, Peugeot up 36% and Citroen up 59%. Chinese carmakers follow the market at +20% to 13% share, led by FAW at #11 (+45%), JAC at #12 (+791%), BYD at #15 (-10%), Lifan at #16 (-5%), Great Wall at #17 (+141%) and Geely at #18 (-52%). In total, 15 of the 40 brands selling at least one unit in Uruguay this month are Chinese.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2017: VW leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

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

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Uruguay July 2017: Volkswagen leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

The new R7 SUV helps FAW up 96% in Uruguay in July. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is up 14% year-on-year in July to 3.925 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up a whopping 27% to 30.148 units. Volkswagen takes the lead of the brands ranking for the second time in the past three month despite gaining less ground than the market at +5% to 14.7% share and remains #2 YTD for now. Suzuki soars 54% to #2 and 12% and Chevrolet is up 50% but only ranks third at 10.2% share. Fiat drops 12% to a round 10%. Citroen (+40%), Nissan (+62%) and Peugeot (+108%) make themselves noticed in the Top 10 while beyond, FAW (+96%) leads the Chinese offensive at #12 above BYD (-30%), Lifan (-42%), Chery and Geely (-57%) while Dongfeng (+61%) and Great Wall (+89%) take off. All-in-all, Chinese marques represent 10.8% of the Uruguayan market in July vs. 10.5% year-to-date. Honda (+177%), Mercedes (+61%) and BMW (+46%) also impress.

Previous month: Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

One year ago: Uruguay July 2016: Volkswagen takes lead for the first time

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Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

Chevrolet is the best-selling manufacture in Uruguay both in June and year-to-date. 

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After a 46% jump in May, the Uruguayan new car market is up 38% in June to 4.967 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 29% to 26.223 units. Chevrolet tops the brands ranking thanks to deliveries up 3-fold on June 2016 to 15.3% share and cements its year-to-date leadership (it ranked #5 over the Full Year 2016). The American brand distances Fiat at 12.5% (+6%) and Volkswagen at 12.4% (+221%). Suzuki (+146%), Peugeot (+146% also) and Citroen (+83%) all frankly beat the market inside the Top 10. Chinese manufacturers account for 10.3% of the market in June vs. 9.9% so far in 2017 and slow down their fall at -3% vs. -14% year-to-date. They are led by FAW (+144%), BYD (-41%), Great Wall (+22%), Geely (-18%), Dongfeng (+2%), Lifan (-52%) and Chery, all ranking inside the top 20.

Previous post: Uruguay April 2017: Fiat leads market up 16%

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

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Uruguay April 2017: Fiat leads market up 16%

Fiat is the best-selling carmaker in Uruguay for the second month running. 

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The Uruguayan market is definitely on the mend with April sales up another 16% to 3.887 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 23% to 16.484 deliveries. Fiat continues to catch up on lost time earlier in the year with a second consecutive pole position thanks to sales up 39% to 634. The Italian manufacturer now ranks third year-to-date at 11.3% share. It distances this month Volkswagen (+48%) and Chevrolet (+159%) both posting spectacular gains, as do Nissan (+72%), Hyundai (+81%) and Citroen (+76%) inside the Top 10. Reversely Renault (-4%), Peugeot (-23%) and Suzuki (-31%) fall into negative territory in April. FAW (+89%) leads Chinese carmakers ahead of Lifan (-67%), Great Wall Motors (+12%), Chery (+7%), BYD (+90%) and Geely (-68%). All-in-all, Chinese carmakers are down 24% to 9.4% share this month.

Previous post: Uruguay February 2017: Chevrolet shoots up 155% to pole position

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

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Uruguay February 2017: Chevrolet shoots up 155% to pole position

Chevrolet is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in February.

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New car sales in Uruguay continue to rebound at +34% in February to 3.907 units, meaning the year-to-date tally now stands at 7.784, up 27% on the same period a year ago. Chevrolet takes off at +155% to claim the brands pole position like in January vs. #5 over the Full Year 2016. Volkswagen (+82%) follows, ahead of Suzuki (+21%), Renault (+48%) and Ford up a gigantic 244% on its February 2016 score. Hyundai (+28%), Peugeot (+60%) and Fiat (+70%) also do extremely well in the Top 10, while FAW (+69%) leads the Chinese attack composed of 15 brands adding up to 10.4%. Among them, Lifan (#12), Geely (#13), Great Wall (#14), BYD (#15) and Dongfeng (#17) all find a spot within the Uruguyan Top 20.

Previous post: Uruguay Full Year 2016 models: Fiat Uno #1, Renault Oroch instant blockbuster

Previous month: Uruguay January 2016: Chevrolet rallies back up 61% to #1

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

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Uruguay Full Year 2016 / models: Fiat Uno #1, Renault Oroch instant blockbuster

The Renault Oroch lands directly in 5th place and is the #1 LCV in Uruguay in 2016. 

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We now have access to models data for Uruguay, you can check out the Full Year 2016 brands article here. The Top 3 best-sellers surge ahead with the Fiat Uno more than doubling its sales year-on-year to 4.038 units and a very imposing 8.8% share. The VW Up gains an equally impressive 79% to step onto the 2nd position ahead of the Chevrolet Onix up 75% to #3. But the most impressive new arrival inside the Ururguyan Top 10 this year is without contest the Renault Oroch, a pick-up variant of the Renault/Dacia Duster. It lands directly in 5th place overall with 1.700 units sold, also placing it #1 among e Light Commercial Vehicles ahead of such household names as the Toyota Hilux, VW Saveiro and Fiat Strada… Other new entrants in the overall Top 15 this year include the Ford Ecosport at #9, the Kia Picanto at #12, Geely LC at #13 and Chevrolet Prisma at #14.

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

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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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