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Uruguay October 2014: Chevrolet and Fiat back on top

November 14th, 2014 No comments

Fiat Strada Uruguay October 2014. Picture courtesy of autowebargentina.com.arFiat Strada. 57% of Fiat sales in Uruguay this month are commercial vehicles.

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The Uruguayan new light vehicle market is down a harsh 25% year-on-year in October to just 4,124 deliveries, bringing the year-to-date total to 43,113 units, down 6% on 2013. Below Chevrolet improving its market share to 12.6% vs. 11.9% year-to-date thanks to 521 sales, Fiat and Volkswagen return to their traditional respective 2nd and third spot after two months of exceedingly good sales from Suzuki, now back down to #4. If Fiat is pushed by its commercial vehicle sales – mainly the Strada pickup – which account for 57% of its total, both Chevrolet (86%) and Volkswagen (67%) rely heavily on their passenger car sales. Nissan is solid at #5 and 7.8% share followed by Renault at 5.8% passing Hyundai at 5.1%. After falling to 20.6% share last month, Chinese manufacturers are back up to 21.4% in October vs. 22.7% in 2014 YTD and 23.3% in 2013. They are led by Chery (#8), BYD (#10), Geely (#12), Great Wall (#15), Lifan (#18), JMC (#19) and FAW (#20).

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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