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.

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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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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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