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Venezuela February 2014: Mitsubishi Lancer #1 in market at -90%

March 9th, 2014 7 comments

Venezuela Protests. Picture courtesy of telegraph.co.ukAnti-government demonstrator walks towards riot policemen during a protest in Caracas.

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Social instability in Venezuela has brought the new car market to a standstill, down 90% year-on-year in February to 817 registrations, with the year-to-date total standing at 1,539 units, down 89% on 2013. While car sales figures are a trivial subject in difficult times like these, like in January BSCB can report that only Toyota and Mitsubishi have managed to maintain a reasonable level of sales over the period, with 38.3% and 37% of the market respectively. The Mitsubishi Lancer is the best-seller in February like in January at 24.1% share, followed by the Toyota Corolla (17.1%), Civetchi Pick-up (13%), Toyota Fortuner (12.6%) and Toyota Hilux (7.8%).

Previous month: Venezuela January 2014: Mitsubishi and Toyota sole survivors in devastated market

One year ago: Venezuela February 2013: DongFeng S30 now #1 year-to-date!

Full February 2014 Top 10 models and brands Ranking Tables below.

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Venezuela January 2014: Mitsubishi & Toyota sole survivors in devastated market

February 11th, 2014 No comments

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Venezuela January 2014Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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The Venezuelan new car market shockingly comes to a screeching halt in January: down a devastating 87% year-on-year to just 722 registrations. Only 9 carmakers manage to actually sell cars (vs. 20 in normal times), with traditional leader General Motors only selling 48 units and perennial #2 Ford only achieving two sales! In fact, only Mitsubishi and Toyota survive this massacre: the former with almost 40% share and 288 sales and the latter with 225 units and 31.2%. The Mitsubishi Lancer is the most ‘popular’ model this month with 186 sales and 25.8% share, followed by the Toyota Corolla at 106 units and 14.7% and the Toyota Fortuner at 92 sales and 12.7%. Hopefully the market will return to normal in February…

Previous post: Venezuela Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Aveo and Mitsubishi Lancer on top

One year ago: Venezuela January 2013: Fiat Siena and DongFeng S30 on top

Full January 2014 Top 10 models and Top 9 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Venezuela Full Year 2013: Chevy Aveo & Mitsubishi Lancer on top

January 15th, 2014 No comments

Mitsubishi Lancer Venezuela 2013Mitsubishi Lancer sales are up 23% in Venezuela in 2013.

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It was a very tough year for the Venezuelan new car market, down a harsh 24% on 2012 to 98,878 registrations, not helped by a month of December down 64% to just 2,959 sales. The models ranking is dominated by ‘oldies’: the Chevrolet Aveo is the best-seller in the country for the 9th consecutive year in spite of sales down 33% to 11,118 units and 11.2% share. However the Aveo on sale in Venezuela is the one from two generations ago. Similar situation in 2nd place: the previous generation Mitsubishi Lancer is up a fantastic 23% and 3 spots year-on-year to 7,975 sales and 8.1%. The Toyota Corolla rounds up the podium even though it is down 21% on 2012 to 4,828 units and 4.9%.

DongFeng S30 Venezuela 2013Dongfeng S30

There are two newcomers in the Venezuelan Top 10 this year: the Chevrolet Orlando is up 370% to land at #7 with 3,490 sales and 3.5% share for its first full year of sales in the country, and in 8th position we have the big surprise of the year: the Dongfeng S30 up 377% to 3,307 sales and 3.3% and even topping the year-to-date ranking in February! Notice also the Mazda BT-50 up 17% to #11, the Dodge Forza (a locally produced badge-engineered previous gen Fiat Siena) up to #17 with 1,965 sales and peaking at #3 in December, the Fiat Siena up 84% to #18, Civetchi Pickup (aka Dongfeng Rich) up 74% to #20 and the Haima 7 up 376% to #22.

Previous month: Venezuela November 2013: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport inside Top 10

One year ago: Venezuela Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Aveo leads, Cruze up to #3

Two years ago: Venezuela Full Year 2011: Chevrolet Aveo leads for 7th time

December Top 20 and Full Year 2013 Top 60 models/Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Venezuela November 2013: Mitsubishi Montero Sport inside Top 10

December 9th, 2013 No comments

Mitsubishi Montero Sport Venezuela November 2013The Mitsubishi Montero Sport breaks into the Venezuelan Top 10 for its 2nd month in market.

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The Venezuelan new car market falls deeper into recession this month, down 51% year-on-year to just 5,912 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 95,919 units, down 22% on 2012. The Chevrolet Aveo reigns supreme like last month with 1,002 sales and 16.9% share, lifting its year-to-date share to 11.3% vs. 12.7% over the Full Year 2012. The Mitsubishi Lancer lodges another outstanding month at 631 units and 10.7%, reinforcing its #2 spot year-to-date at 8%. The Ford Fiesta is up 11 spots on October to round up the podium while the Toyota Land Cruiser is up a further two at #4 and the Chevrolet Silverado is also up 11 to #5. The Dodge Forza, a rebadged previous generation Fiat Siena produced locally, is down 3 ranks on last month to a still excellent 8th place with 202 sales and 3.4%. It is followed by the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, up from outside the Top 30 in October to break into the Venezuelan Top 10 for its 2nd month in market at #9 with 193 units and 3.3%.

Previous month: Venezuela October 2013: Chevrolet Aveo at 20%, Dodge Forza up to 5th place

One year ago: Venezuela November 2012: Mazda BT-50 #1, Chevrolet Orlando lands

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Venezuela October 2013: Chevy Aveo at 20%, Dodge Forza up to 5th place

November 11th, 2013 3 comments

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6th consecutive month of year-on-year decline for Venezuelan new car sales in October, and it’s no small one: down a harsh 26% to just 8,057 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 90,007 units, down 18% on 2012. Kept away from its traditional pole position for the last 2 months, the Chevrolet Aveo is back with a vengeance and lodges its highest market share so far this year at a mammoth 20.1% thanks to 1,651 sales, enabling it to be back above 10% year-to-date at 10.9% and 9,818 units. Leader for the last 2 months, the Mitsubishi Lancer is down to #2 in October with a still excellent 8.1% and 649 sales, followed by the Chevrolet Orlando at 6.2%. The surprise of the month is the Dodge Forza, a locally-produced rebadged previous gen Fiat Siena, up to #5 with 461 units and 5.7%.

Previous month: Venezuela September 2013: Mitsubishi Lancer holds onto #1 spot

One year ago: Venezuela October 2012: State orders keep Toyota Land Cruiser high

Full October 2013 Top 30 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela September 2013: Mitsubishi Lancer holds onto #1 spot

October 9th, 2013 No comments

Mitsubishi Lancer Venezuela September 2013. Picture courtesy of jaskicars.comThe Mitsubishi Lancer sold in Venezuela is the previous generation of the model.

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New car sales in Venezuela are not showing any signs of recovery this year, down another 20% year-on-year to 7,649 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 81,950 units, down 17% on 2012. It looks like there is a little coup coming up in the models ranking: the Mitsubishi Lancer is #1 for the 2nd month in a row and the third time in the last 4 months thanks to 820 sales and a huge 10.7% market share, now adding up to 6,366 and 7.8% vs. 8,167 and 10% for the Chevrolet Aveo, back up to #2 this month. The two record-breaking Chevrolets from last month stay at very high levels, both at 7.6% share and within one unit of each other: the Cruze is #3 and Orlando #4. Notice also the Toyota Land Cruiser up 5 spots to #6 thanks to government orders and the Chevrolet Tahoe up 7 to #13.

Previous month: Venezuela August 2013: Chevrolet Cruze and Orlando break records

One year ago: Venezuela September 2012: Renault Duster lands at #20

Full September 2013 Top 40 models Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela August 2013: Chevrolet Cruze & Orlando break records

September 7th, 2013 1 comment

Chevrolet Orlando Venezuela August 2013Chevrolet Orlando

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The Venezuelan new car market continues to struggle, down a harsh 25% year-on-year in August to 8,335 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 74,301 units, down 17% on 2012. This is one of these months in Venezuela when the models ranking is completely messed around! The Mitsubishi Lancer takes the lead for the second time in the last 3 months thanks to 859 sales and 10.3% share, while the two Chevrolets on the podium both break their market share records in the country…

Jeep Cherokee Venezuela August 2013Jeep Cherokee

The Cruze ranks at a best-ever #2, also reached in July, August and September 2012, with 772 units and 9.3%, its previous best being 9% in August 2012. The Orlando is up 2 spots on July to reach a record #3 with 766 sales and 9.2% share, making Venezuela the first country in the world to welcome the Orlando inside its monthly podium. In the meantime, the Aveo is down to #6 but still leader year-to-date. Notice also the Jeep Cherokee up 14 spots to #5, the Toyota Land Cruiser back at #11 thanks to government orders and the Dodge Forza (aka Fiat Siena) at #14.

Previous month: Venezuela July 2013: Chevrolet Orlando up to best-ever #5

One year ago:  Venezuela August 2012: Chevrolet Cruze up to record 9% share

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Venezuela July 2013: Chevrolet Orlando up to best-ever #5

August 10th, 2013 No comments

Chevrolet Orlando Venezuela July 2013. Picture courtesy of larevueautomobile.comChevrolet Orlando

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New car sales in Venezuela are down a painful 21% year-on-year in July to 8,686 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 65,966 units, down a harsh 16% on 2012. Passed by the Mitsubishi Lancer last month, the Chevrolet Aveo reclaims its traditional #1 spot in July thanks to a huge 1,450 sales and 16.7% share, its highest in over one year. The Aveo is by far the most popular vehicle in the country so far in 2013 at 7,167 units and 10.9% vs. 4,687 and 7.1% for the Mitsubishi Lancer, down to #2 this month but still extremely robust at 8.7% share. The Chevrolet Cruze is up 12 spots to brilliantly round up the July podium with 520 sales and 6%.

Chevrolet C3500 Venezuela July 2013Chevrolet C3500

The Toyota Corolla is also in great shape, up 4 ranks to #4, but the performer of the month is the Chevrolet Orlando, also up 4 spots on June to break its ranking and market share records in Venezuela at #5 with 427 units and 4.9%. Excellent showing also of the Chevrolet C3500 up 18 ranks to #7, the Dodge Forza (a rebadged Fiat Siena) at #12, the VW Fox at #14 and Nissan Frontier at #23. Finally, notice the Dongfeng S30 down 8 spots to #21 but still #3 year-to-date with 3,307 sales and 5%.

Previous month: Venezuela June 2013: Mitsubishi Lancer #1, Dodge Forza #4!

One year ago: Venezuela July 2012: Chevrolet Cruze up to #2

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Venezuela June 2013: Mitsubishi Lancer #1, Dodge Forza #4!

July 5th, 2013 No comments

Mitsubishi Lancer Venezuela June 2013Mitsubishi Lancer

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Big slap for Venezuelan new car sales in June, down a horrid 39% year-on-year to just 7,732 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 57,280 units, down 15% on 2012. After ranking 4th in February, third in March and April and 2nd in May, the Mitsubishi Lancer brilliantly takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to an outstanding 752 sales and 9.7% share. This is the first time the Lancer tops the Venezuelan sales charts since the creation of BSCB in 2010! Note the Lancer on sale in Venezuela is still the previous generation originally launched in 2003… The traditional leader, the Chevrolet Aveo, is down to #2 this month at 667 units and 8.6% but holds onto its 2013 year-to-date pole position with 5,717 sals and a round 10% market share.

Dodge Forza Venezuela June 2013Dodge Forza

Excellent performance of the Ford Explorer, up one further rank on May to land on the third step of the podium at 557 units and 7.2% but the biggest surprise this month comes next: whereas it had only sold a mere 15 units last December, the Dodge Forza – a rebadged Fiat Siena – lands directly at #4 with 424 sales and 5.5% share! Now car sales reporting in Venezuela is patchy at best so this may actually be a 6 month-total. Other great performers this month include the Chevrolet Orlando maintaining itself inside the Top 10 at #9 and the Jeep Cherokee up 17 spots to #10. Finally, notice the DongFeng S30 holding onto its #3 spot year-to-date in spite of dropping to #13 this month.

Previous month: Venezuela May 2013: Chevrolet Orlando shoots up to #7

One year ago: Venezuela June 2012: Ford F350 up to #2

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Venezuela May 2013: Chevrolet Orlando shoots up to #7

June 9th, 2013 1 comment

Chevrolet Orlando Venezuela 2013Chevrolet Orlando

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After surging by 29% last month, the Venezuelan new car market is disappointingly back down 5% year-on-year in May to 11,145 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 49,548 units, down 10% on 2012. Faithful to its volatile tradition, the models rankings gets another shuffle this month apart from the pole position closely guarded by the Chevrolet Aveo at 1,314 sales and 11.8% share. The Mitsubishi Lancer impresses again, up one spot on April to #2 at 980 units and an outstanding 8.8% share, followed by the Ford F350 up 2 ranks to #3 and the Ford Explorer up 5 to #4.

The Chevrolet Orlando delivers the best performance of the month, up 13 spots to reach a best-ever 7th spot with 400 sales and 3.6%, beating the #10 spot it reached for its first month in market last November. The DongFeng S30 is easing down slowly to #8 this month but remains on the 2013 year-to-date podium with just under 3,000 units sold and 6% market share.

Previous month: Venezuela April 2013: DongFeng S30 holds

One year ago: Venezuela May 2012: Ford F350 hits highest share ever at 7.8%

Full May 2013 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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