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Colombia April 2015: Kia Sportage on podium, market down 16%

May 23rd, 2015 No comments

Kia Sportage Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy Sportage

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Colombia is a new monthly update on BSCB, and after January up 5%, February down 4% and March up 2%, April sales tumble down 16% year-on-year to just 21.862 units, pulling the year-to-date total into negative at -4% and 90.703 units. 2015 may not be another record year for Colombian new car sales after all. The models rankings shows a rather unusual instability apart from the top 2 best-sellers – the Chevrolet Spark/Spark GT and Chevrolet Sail: the Kia New Sportage jumps to an outstanding 3rd position (vs. #29 in 2014) while the Kia New Rio is up to #4 vs. #19 last year.

JAC Veloce Cross Colombia April 2015. Picture courtesy latercera.comJAC is now the 2nd best-selling Chinese brand in Colombia below Chery.

Brand-wise, Chevrolet keeps the lead by far despite sales down 25% in April and 13% year-to-date, while Renault improves its share at -10% and +4% to 16.5%. Kia, Hyundai and Nissan follow but inside the Top 10 it’s Mazda (+27%) and Suzuki (+35% in April, +42% this year) that impress the most, while Toyota (-27%) and Volkswagen (-21%) are the worst performers so far in 2015. Chery remains the top-selling Chinese manufacturer at #12 in April (-32%) and #11 year-to-date (-9%) but Foton now follows (#13), overtaking JAC (#14) with Dongfeng at #16.

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Panama Full Year 2014: Toyota Hilux leads, Yaris shoots up

May 23rd, 2015 No comments

Toyota Yaris Panama 2014The Toyota Yaris hatch on sale in Panama is the Thai/Chinese spec, not US.

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New car sales in Panama are up by a dynamic 7% year-on-year in 2014 to 60.304 registrations.  If in 2013 Toyota just edged past Hyundai (only 105 additional sales), this year the Japanese manufacturer’s advance atop the sales charts extends to a very comfortable 5 share points thanks to deliveries up 19% to 14.223 vs. sales down 10% at Hyundai to 10.640. Kia and Nissan keep their rankings while Honda overtakes Suzuki for 5th place. The Toyota Hilux posts a second consecutive year in the models pole position (+10%), now followed by the Toyota Yaris (+54%) and Hyundai Accent (-9%). The Kia Rio and Picanto deliver significant gains and the Hyundai i10 and Kia Sportage leap back inside the annual Top 10.

Previous year: Panama Full Year 2013: Toyota Hilux and Hyundai Accent on top

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Bolivia Full Year 2014: Suzuki Grand Vitara likely leader

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Suzuki Grand Vitara Bolivia 2014Suzuki Grand Vitara

New car sales in Bolivia are estimated to be up 3% year-on-year in 2014 to 37.412 registrations, according to the Cámara Automotor Boliviana (CAB). Unexpectedly, Bolivia is among the countries in the world where the largest number of brands are sold: a whopping 185! Among them, the 12 top sellers account for 80% of the market, with the remaining 173 share 20% of overall sales. In fact, the Top 3 brands hold over half of the entire market (51.6%). Suzuki leads with 29.6% ahead of Toyota at 13% and Nissan at 9%. The Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota Hilux are estimated to be the best-selling nameplates in the country, with the Hilux accounting for 50% of all Bolivian sales of the Toyota Group (Toyota, Daihatsu and Lexus). After holding a world-best 27.9% of the market in 2012, Chinese manufacturers were down to 25.8% in 2013 and 22.2% in 2014.

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Peru Full Year 2014: Toyota Yaris stays on top in market down 8%

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Toyota Yaris Peru 2014. Picture courtesy nilemotors.netToyota Yaris

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According to the Automotive Association of Peru (AAP), sales of new vehicles are down 8% year-on-year in 2014 to 183,913 registrations, split between 86.139 passenger cars, 36.494 SUVs, 21.275 pickups and vans and 16.079 trucks. However, AAP president Edwin Derteano is optimistic for 2015 as stimulus packages arranged by the Government should help the market grow by 12-13%. Toyota maintains its leadership of the Peruvian market by far with 18.9% share above Hyundai and Kia while the Toyota Yaris remains the best-selling nameplate in the country above the Hilux and Kia Rio. More detail below the jump.

Previous year: Peru Full Year 2013: New gen pushes Toyota Yaris above Hilux

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Guatemala Full Year 2014: Pickup trucks gain momentum

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Toyota Hilux Guatemala 2014. Picture by GFWilliamsSurprise surprise: the Toyota Hilux is the best-selling vehicle in Guatemala in 2014.

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For the first time on BSCB I can share with you official sales data for Guatemala, albeit for the first quarter of 2014 – results coming through a year late however indicative of the Full Year 2014 situation. If you have more recent information about the Guatemala market please make sure to get in touch. After a 3.5% drop in 2013 to 26.370 registrations compared to 27.351 in 2012, 2014 sales are up a very dynamic 30% year-on-year over Q1 to 6.609 registrations. Over the period, pickup trucks are up 35% to 1.768 sales, SUVS up 10% to 1.458 units, hatchbacks up 36% to 1.107 and sedans are up 51% to 967 deliveries.

Mazda BT-50 Guatemala 2014The Mazda BT-50 should rank on the Guatemalan podium this year.

Local Asociación de Importadores y Distribuidores de Vehículos Automotores (AIDVA) ranks brands for the Top 3 segments in the country and at this little game Toyota wins both pickups (42.4% share) and SUV (23.8%) rankings while Hyundai is leader in hatchback sales at 33.9% share. Reading between the lines, this means the Toyota Hilux is by far the best-selling vehicle in the country with 749 sales and 11.3% share over the period, with the 2nd spot a battle between the Hyundai Accent and Mazda BT-50. The highest-ranking Chinese manufacturers all do so in the pickup charts: Chana at #9, JMC at #11 and Great Wall at #12.

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Costa Rica Full Year 2014: Toyota market leader

May 22nd, 2015 2 comments

Toyota Hilux Costa Rica 2014The Toyota Hilux should top sales in Costa Rica.

After dropping 22% in 2012 and 3% in 2013, the Costa Rican car market is on the mend in 2014 with sales of new and used vehicles up 6% over the first 9 months of the year. Local association AIVEMA reports 27.161 sales over the period vs. 25.609 in 2013. However, the total market – new and used imports registered for the first time in the country – stands at 86.764 sales in 9 months, a 14% improvement over the 75.910 units sold in the same period in 2013. Confused? I am too. But wait there’s more. Nowadays in Costa Rica there are more new cars sold than used ones, however the new cars imported into the country a falling: from 22.439 over the first 8 months of 2012, to 19,485 in 2013 and 18.153 in 2014. One thing is certain, Toyota is market leader with 19.1% market share in 2014, and the logic would dictate that the Hilux is the best-seller here. If you have more detailed information about the Costa Rican market, please make sure to get in touch by commenting on this article or clicking on the Contact tab at the top of this page. See the full article here.

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El Salvador Full Year 2013-2014: Toyota Hilux most popular

May 22nd, 2015 No comments

Toyota Hilux El Salvador 2014. Picture courtesy of Hilux

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New car sales in El Salvador are stable in 2014 at an estimated 11.900 registrations vs. 11.846 in 2013 which was a 12% year-on-year increase. The high of 2007 (17.000 units) is still a long way off. A very interesting trend in El Salvador is the booming of motorbike sales over the past 5 years (since the global recession), now clearly outselling cars – see evolution on the graph below.

El Salvador market. Picture courtesy

I have bundled 2013 official data (the first of its kind on BSCB) with 2014 as the structure of the Salvadorian car market has been extremely stable over the past decade, so what is valid for 2013 is more than likely the same for 2014. Toyota is the best-selling carmaker in the country, followed by Kia and Hyundai, with the Toyota Hilux and Nissan Frontier topping the models ranking in a Top 5 composed at 100% of pickup trucks. More detail below the jump.

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World Full Year 2014: Discover all the #1 models in 167 countries

May 21st, 2015 No comments

The Toyota Hilux is #1 in an estimated 43 countries in 2014 (2015 model pictured).

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Today the new generation Toyota Hilux was unveiled simultaneously in Thailand and Australia. What better day then to recap on all the #1 best-sellers in 167 countries around the planet, a list topped once again by the Toyota Hilux in 2014 with a record-breaking estimated 42 pole positions worldwide. This list is exclusive to BSCB, you won’t find it anywhere elseTo refresh your memory you can see the 2013 Report hereNote this is not a reflection of the highest worldwide sales volumes which will be the object of another report very shortly, only how many countries a specific model ranked #1 in. If no FY2014 data is available, the most recent data is used, and for about 60 countries (mostly in Africa) the #1 spot is estimated based on thorough observations of the streets of those countries via local BSCB contacts and/or recent YouTube videos.

Toyota Corolla Singapore 2014The Toyota Corolla tops 14 countries in 2014, like in 2013.

Toyota places 9 different nameplates in pole position in at least one country in 2014, compared to 11 in 2013 and 10 in 2012. This also means 77 countries in the world have a Toyota as their best-selling nameplates, nearly half of all markets in the world. As it has now been the case for over a decade, the Toyota Hilux is by far the most popular nameplate in the world in terms of countries where it ranks #1: an incredible 43 this year compared to 35 in 2013 and 31 in 2012. However 31 out of these 43 countries are in Africa where the volumes are still extremely low. Most significantly, as African data becomes more readily available, we now have a total of 13 countries where the Hilux is confirmed #1 with official data vs. only 8 last year – notable additions are El Salvador, Iraq, Malawi and Uganda.

Skoda Octavia World 2014. Picture courtesy autobild.deMost improved: the Skoda Octavia at 10 pole positions.

Like in 2013, the Toyota Corolla comes in second place at a stable 14 countries, including 8 confirmed (vs. 4 in 2013). It is followed by the VW Golf losing one country to 12, all in Europe and including 9 confirmed. This is a milestone as up until 2013 the VW Golf had the most officially confirmed #1 countries (10 vs. 8 for the Hilux) but this year the Hilux is ahead as far as confirmed countries are concerned (13). The ‘most improved’ award for 2014 goes to the Skoda Octavia landing in 4the place overall with 10 countries (9 confirmed – as many as the VW Golf), whereas it only topped 5 in 2013. The Toyota Land Cruiser adds one to 7, and the Dacia Logan and Prado both manage four pole positions each.

Dongfeng Rich World 2014The Dongfeng Rich (2015 model pictured) is the only Chinese nameplate to officially top an overseas market in 2014.

We welcome a dozen new nameplates in the list of worldwide top rankers, most notably the Peugeot Pars/405 jumping to #1 in Iran despite its valiant 27 years of activity, the Daihatsu Tanto outselling the Toyota Aqua to claim the #1 spot in Japan, the Chevrolet D-Max snapping up the Egyptian pole position and its Isuzu twin the KB doing the same in Zimbabwe, the Mini reclaiming the Monaco throne it last held in 2012, the Fiat Palio crowned for the very first time in Brazil, the Nissan Qashqai in Cyprus, Suzuki Super Carry in Myanmar, Seat Leon at home in Spain in a change of guard with the smaller Ibiza and, last but not least, the Dongfeng Rich becoming the first and only Chinese nameplate to officially top an overseas market in 2014: Venezuela. The other two are unofficial: the Geely CK in Cuba and the Hawtai Lusheng E70 in North Korea.

Previous year: World Full Year 2013: Discover the #1 models in 160 countries

Two years ago: World Full Year 2012: All the #1 in 170 countries

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Colombia Full Year 2014: Chevrolet Sail tops record market

May 21st, 2015 No comments

Renault Duster Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy Duster

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Only an All-brands and Top 5 models rankings are available for now for Colombia, if you have access to more detailed data for the Full Year 2014 please get in touch. Thanks to registrations up a solid 12% on 2013, the Colombian new vehicle market hits a new all-time record in 2014 at 328.529 units, edging past the previous record of 2011 (324.570). Chevrolet remains the most popular manufacturer in the country but sees its market share thaw a bit to 25.2% with sales up 8%. The American manufacturer is followed by Renault up 16%, Kia up 11% and Ford up 24%. Nissan (+5%), Hyundai (-6%) and Toyota (-4%) all lose market share this year, while Suzuki shoots up 73% to break into the annual Top 10 at #10.

Chevrolet Sail Colombia 2014. Picture courtesy autojunction.inThe Chevrolet Sail is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in 2014.

JAC remains the best-selling Chinese carmaker in Colombia despite sales down 20% at #13, but is now threatened by Foton at #14 (+57%) and Dongfeng at #15 (+40%).Model-wise, the Chevrolet Sail lodges a second consecutive month atop the ranking thanks to sales up 21% to 20.515 units, with the Renault Sandero (+17%) remaining 2nd. The Chevrolet Spark GT (+42%) is up 4 spots to land on the last step of the podium, while the Renault Duster (+26%), Kia Picanto/Eko (+21%) and Ford Fiesta (+54%) also perform well within the Top 10.

Chevrolet N300 Colombia 2014The Chevrolet N3oo is the best-selling “Chinese” model in Colombia…

Chery Y380 Colombia 2014…followed by the Chery Y380.

Notice the Renault Clio up 62% to 311, the Kia Rio Spice up 34% to #18, the Ford Ecosport up 54% to #26, Suzuki Swift up 186% to #32 and the Mazda CX-5 doubling its sales year-on-year to #35. Even though it is called Chevrolet N300 in Colombia, the Wuling Rongguang is the best-selling Chinese vehicle in the country once again in 2014 thanks to 3.586 sales at #22, followed by the Chery Van/Y380 at #36, Chery Tiggo at #43 and Dongfeng C37/V25/V29 van at #44.

Kia Eko Taxi Colombia 2014Kia Eko Taxi

Another specificity of the Colombian new car market is the fact that taxis are sold under different nameplates. The best-seller in this segment is the Hyundai City (aka i10) with 5.465 sales ahead of the Kia Eko (aka Picanto) at 3.841, Hyundai Super Pony (aka Accent) at 1.346, Chevrolet Chronos (aka Spark) at 925 and JAC HFC (aka J5) at 835. Colombia is the only country in the world to use these nameplates.

Previous post: Colombia 1st Half 2014: Chevrolet Spark takes the lead

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2013: Chevrolet Sail takes the lead

Two years ago: Colombia Full Year 2012: Renault Sandero snaps up top spot

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Martinique (France) Full Year 2014: Peugeot leads, Dacia on podium

May 21st, 2015 No comments

Peugeot 2008 Martinique 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot is the best-selling carmaker in Martinique in 2014.

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The Martinique island is a French overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea, however even though it is thousands of kilometres away from Metropolitan France, car purchase tastes are very similar. In a market up 3% on a 2013 figure which was the lowest in 19 years to 13.233 units (all-time high: 17.900 registrations in 2005), Peugeot takes the lead of the brands ranking in 2014 thanks to sales up 18%, knocking Renault down to 2nd place. Dacia manages to lodge an impressive podium finish, passing Citroen thanks to sales up 14%. Notice also Kia in 5th place whereas it doesn’t rank inside the Top 10 in Metropolitan France.

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