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Uruguay September 2014: BYD best-selling Chinese at #8

October 15th, 2014 1 comment

BYD New F3 Uruguay September 2014. Picture courtesy of autoblog.com.uyBYD New F3

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New car sales in Uruguay are down 3% year-on-year in September to 4.280 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 38,989 units, down 4% on 2013. Chevrolet keeps the lead of the brands ranking with 11.7% share but Suzuki is decidedly becoming more and more threatening as the months come by, managing a third straight month in 2nd place thanks to 477 sales and 11.1%, and for now still #4 year-to-date below Fiat and Volkswagen, kicked down to #3 and #4 respectively in September. Below Mitsubishi up 7 spots on its year-to-date ranking at #7, we have a very rare event in Uruguay: BYD overtakes Chery to become the country’s most popular Chinese manufacturer in 8th position thanks to 207 sales and 4.8% share vs. #14 and 2.4% for Chery, in fact also passed by Lifan at #11 and 2.8% share. Notice also BAIC (Beijing Auto) selling its first 32 units of the year in Uruguay this month at #23. All-in-all, Chinese brands account for 20.6% of the Uruguyan new car market in September vs. 22.8% year-to-date and 23.3% in 2013.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2014: Suzuki remains in 2nd place with 10.8%

Previous year: Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full September 2014 Top 42 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay August 2014: Suzuki remains in 2nd place with 10.8%

September 30th, 2014 1 comment

Suzuki Ciaz Uruguay August 2014. Picture courtesy of Top GearSuzuki just unveiled the Ciaz in Uruguay

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The Uruguayan new car market is down a harsh 16% year-on-year in August to 4,198 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 34,709 units, down 4% on 2013. Chevrolet remains the most popular brand in the country with a very stable 11.8% market share (vs. 11.9% year-to-date) while Suzuki improves further on an already very strong month of July at 454 sales and 10.8% share in 2nd position vs. #4 and 8.1% so far in 2014. Volkswagen (8.9%) overtakes Fiat (8.1%) and Nissan stays 5th at 7.4%. As far as Chinese manufacturers are concerned, Chery is two spots on July to #6, BYD is down one to #11, Lifan up 5 to #13, Geely up two to #15 and Chana down one to #17. All-in-all, the Chinese hold ‘just’ 21.1% of the Uruguayan market in August vs. 28% year-to-date.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2014: Suzuki #2, only 4 units below Chevrolet

Previous year: Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full August 2014 Top 40 brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay July 2014: Suzuki #2, only 4 units below Chevrolet

August 15th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Celerio Uruguay July 2013Suzuki Celerio

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New car sales in Uruguay are down 2% year-on-year in July to 4,461 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 30,511 units. Overtaken by Fiat in June, Chevrolet reclaims the brands pole position this month but just: only 4 units separate it from Suzuki, up to a fantastic 436 sales and 9.8% share vs. 440 and 9.9% for Chevy… Volkswagen is weak at 8% share while Nissan (#5) and Hyundai (#6) pass Renault and Chery, down to #8. Chinese manufacturers ‘only’ hold 21.8% of the Uruguayan market this month vs. 25% year-to-date, however 6 of them still manage to find their way inside the Top 20: below Chery we find BYD (#10), FAW (#14), Chana (#16), Geely (#17) and Lifan (#18).

Previous month: Uruguay (brands) June 2014: Surprise – Fiat takes the lead

Previous year: Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full July 2014 Top 45 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay (brands) June 2014: Surprise – Fiat takes the lead

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Fiat Strada Uruguay June 2014Fiat Strada

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4,623 new light vehicles found a buyer in Uruguay in June, adding up to 26,050 year-to-date. Shock in pole position: in a market dominated by Chevrolet for years, Fiat becomes the most popular manufacturer in the country potentially for the first time ever thanks to 515 sales and 11.1% sales, edging past Chevrolet at 501 units and 10.8%. Volkswagen and Suzuki are kicked down to #3 and #4 respectively while Chery jumps 5 spots on May to a brilliant 5th place with 300 sales and 6.5%. With BYD (#9), Geely (#11), Lifan (#14) and FAW (#15) also in the Top 15, Chinese manufacturers hold a gigantic 24.1% of the Uruguayan market this month vs. 23.7% year-to-date and 23.3% over the Full Year 2013

Previous month: Uruguay (brands) May 2014: Suzuki on podium

Previous year: Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full June 2014 Top 46 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay (brands) May 2014: Suzuki on podium

June 19th, 2014 No comments

Suzuki Alto 800 Uruguay May 2014The Suzuki Alto 800 is on sale in Uruguay, imported from India

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New car sales in Uruguay are down 10% year-on-year to 4,635 registrations in May, bringing the year-to-date total into negative at 21,427 units, down 2% on 2013. Chevrolet remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 611 sales and 13.2% share this month vs. 12.4% year-to-date, ahead of Volkswagen at 9.2%. Suzuki is up 3 spots on April to land on the podium at #3 and 7.6%, passing Fiat (7.3%), Nissan (6.8%) and Hyundai (6.4%) while Renault (6.7%) is up 4 ranks to #6. BYD is the best-selling Chinese brand for the 2nd month running at #9 (5.3%) above Chery at #10, FAW at #11, Geely at #14 and Great Wall at #15. That’s 4 Chinese in the Top 15 vs. 3 year-to-date, and this month Chinese carmakers hold 22.7% of the Uruguayan car market vs. 23.6% year-to-date and 23.3% in 2013.

Previous month: Uruguay (brands) April 2014: BYD passes Chery to #1 Chinese carmaker

Previous year: Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in four new cars is Chinese!

Full May 2014 Top 47 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay April 2014: BYD passes Chery to #1 Chinese carmaker

May 14th, 2014 No comments

BYD New F3 Uruguay April 2014. Picture courtesy of autoblog.com.uyBYD markets the L3 as the ‘New F3′ in Uruguay.

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New car sales in Uruguay may have plateaued for a bit: they are down 2% year-on-year in April to 4,281 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up 2% on 2013 to a record 17,140 units. Chevrolet remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 511 sales and 11.9% share, slightly below its 2014 level (12.5%) while Fiat lodges a second consecutive month in 2nd position above Volkswagen (10.2% share vs. 9.5%) but remains below the German manufacturer year-to-date (8.6% vs. 9.4%). Nissan is up one spot on March to #4 and Hyundai up two to #5.

Chevrolet Prisma Uruguay April 2014. Picture courtesy of munoautomotor.comChevrolet remains the most popular carmaker in Uruguay.

Jumping from #11 and #3 Chinese in March to #8 and #1 Chinese in April is BYD with 220 sales and 5.1%, two units above Chery in 9th place. Notice also Mitsubishi shooting up from #27 to #11 potentially thanks to the arrival of the Mirage and Chana up 11 spots to #20. Chinese manufacturers are down to 21.1% of the market in April after holding 26.4% in February, but their year-to-date share still stands at an incredible 24.9% so far vs. 23.3% in 2013 and 19.5% in 2012.

Previous month: Uruguay (brands) March 2014: Fiat up to 2nd place

One year ago: Uruguay 4 months 2013: Chevrolet down, Chery and FAW up

Full April 2014 Top 44 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay (brands) March 2014: Fiat up to second place

April 24th, 2014 No comments

Fiat Siena Uruguay March 2014The Siena was Fiat’s best-seller in Uruguay in 2013.

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New car sales in Uruguay are stable in March to an estimated 4,151 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 12,977 units, up 5% on 2013 which was already a record year. Chevrolet remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 502 sales and 12.1% share, but this month Fiat is only 11 units below at 491 and 11.8%. Volkswagen remains #3 at 8.7% but #2 year-to-date at 9.3% while Suzuki is up one spot on February to #4. Up to a record 2nd place last month, Chinese carmaker Chery is back down to #8 in March but still ranks at an excellent 5th place so far in 2014. FAW (#10), BYD (#11), Geely (#13) and Dongfeng (#15) are the other Chinese brands inside the Uruguayan Top 15 this month.

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Previous month: Uruguay February 2014: Chery up to 2nd place and 9.3% share!

Full March 2014 Top 45 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay Full Year 2013: Now with Top 10 best-selling models!

March 25th, 2014 No comments

Chery QQ Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of autoblog.com.uyThe Chery QQ is #2 in Uruguay, its best annual ranking in the world in 2013.

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Thanks to Leandro and Autoblog Uruguay I can share with you today and for the very first time on BSCB a models ranking for Uruguay! Exciting times indeed. And in line with the exceptional strength of Chinese carmakers in the country (23.3% share in 2013, #2 in the world below Bolivia), we have 3 Chinese models inside the Top 8 best-sellers…

FAW N5 Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of mercadolibre.com.uyThe FAW N5 is the 8th best-selling model in Uruguay in 2013.

Another interesting observation is the extreme fragmentation of the market, with the #1 seller, the Chevrolet Spark, only holding a 2.4% market share at 1,355 sales. The Chery QQ is the 2nd best-seller in Uruguay thanks to 1,267 units and 2.2% with the VW Gol rounding up the podium. The BYD F0 ranks 5th at 1.5% share and the FAW N5 is 8th at 1.4%.

Previous post: Uruguay February 2014: Chery up to 2nd place and 9.3% share!

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Full Year 2013 Top 10 models Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay February 2014: Chery up to 2nd place and 9.3% share!

March 21st, 2014 No comments

Chery Beat Uruguay February 2014Can Chery break the 10% market share milestone in Uruguay this year?

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Building on a record year in 2013, the Uruguayan new car market is up 17% year-on-year in February to 4,588 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total after two months to 8,768 units, up 7% on 2013. Once again the main piece of news in Uruguay is the strength of Chinese carmakers. Already holding a world-best (outside China) 23.3% market share over the Full Year 2013, they improve this score to 26.4% so far in 2014! Brilliantly illustrating this trend, Chery shoots up to 2nd place overall in February thanks to 425 sales and 9.3% share, an all-time record for the brand in Uruguay! Only Chevrolet at 504 units and 11% manages to sell more, and that’s a particularly weak market share for the US manufacturer… Chinese performances can also be seen further down the ranking: BYD is up to #9 and 5.2% in February vs. #15 and 2% over the Full Year 2013, FAW ranks 11th vs. 10th, Geely is #14 vs. #13, Great Wall #15 vs. #16, Lifan #17 vs. #18 and JAC #18 vs. #20.

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Full February 2014 Top 45 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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Uruguay (brands) Full Year 2013: One in 4 new cars is Chinese!

February 11th, 2014 No comments

FAW S80 Uruguay 2013The S80 is one of 20 models Chinese manufacturer FAW sells in Uruguay.

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In 2013, Uruguayan new car sales reach an all-time record for the 4th consecutive year, up 8% on 2012 to 57,333 registrations. Let’s not beat around the bush: the main interest in Uruguay is how amazingly strong Chinese carmakers are here, carving themselves a place in the sun and even impacting the top sellers’ share. Leader Chevrolet has gone from 25% of the market in 2010 to just 15.1% this year, down 13% on 2012, while Volkswagen is down 12% to just 10.7% vs. 13% in 2012. Granted, Fiat (+38%) and Nissan (+11%) seem untouched but who else than Chery do we see pop up in 5th position overall, up 32% on 2012 to 3,364 sales and 5.9% share?

Geely LC Cross Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of gearheads.co.zaGeely LC Cross. Geely only sold 25 units less than Toyota in Uruguay in 2013.

As a whole, Chinese manufacturers hold a world-best 23.3% market share in Uruguay in 2013 (vs. 19.5% in 2012) thanks to sales up 29% to 13,359 units. This means one in every 4 new cars bought in the country is Chinese, making Uruguay by far the overseas market where the Chinese are the most popular. In fact, out of 54 brands selling at least one unit here in 2013, 26 are Chinese, 21 of them gaining ground on 2012! First Automobile Works (FAW) is up 20% year-on-year to become the 2nd Chinese brand to ever break into the Uruguayan Top 10 at #10 and 3.3%.

Zotye Hunter Uruguay 2013. Picture courtesy of all-carz.comZotye Hunter. Zotye is one of 6 Chinese carmakers to have launched in Uruguay in 2013.

Further down, Geely is up a spectacular 67% to pass Citroen at #13, only 25 units short off beating Toyota (!), BYD up 28% to #15, Great Wall up 7% to #16, DongFeng up 12% to #17, Lifan up a mammoth 158% to #18, JAC up 8% to #20, Haima up 113% to #22, ChangHe doubles its sales to #27 and Gonow is up 15% to #29. And the Chinese offensive is not slowing down: no less than 6 manufacturers make their first appearance in the Uruguayn annual sales in 2013: Zotye (#35), MG (#36), ZNA (#40), JMC (#47), Higer (#49) and BAIC (#53).

Previous post: Uruguay 4 months 2013: Chevrolet down, Chery and FAW up

Full Year 2013 Top 54 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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