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Mexico 2001: Nissan back to #1, Tsuru first nameplate above 100.000 annual sales in 4th straight record year

The Nissan Tsuru (aka Sentra) sells over 100.000 units in Mexico in 2001.

The Mexican new car market breaks its annual record for the 4th year in a row in 2001, lifting it 4.3% to 932.164. Nissan (+10.4%) reclaims the brands top spot for the first time since 1996, toppling Chevrolet (-4.7%) while Volkswagen (-5.9%), Ford (+12.6%), Dodge (+20.7%), Chrysler (-5.6%) and Honda (+13.1%) hold onto their 2000 ranking. Seat makes a very impressive landing at #8 while Peugeot (+85.7%) gets closer to the Top 10 at #12. In the models ranking, the Nissan Tsuru (+19.3%) celebrates 5 consecutive years at #1 and to our knowledge becomes the first nameplate to sell over 100.000 annual units in Mexico. The Chevrolet Joy/Swing (+2.6%) based on the Opel Corsa ranks #2 for the 4th year in a row while the VW Pointer (-19%) remains on the third step of the podium despite a steep fall. The Nissan Sentra (+23.7%) is up two spots to #4, the VW Jetta (+3.8%) remains at #5 but the VW Beetle (-9.9%) drops to #6. The Dodge Stratus (+50.3%) is back inside the Top 10 and the Chevrolet Silverado (+305.3%) replaces the C/K Pickup at #8.

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Full Year 2001 Top 32 All-brands and Top 172 All-models below.

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