Brazilian car sales are up a healthy 10% this year at 1,620,657 registrations. The VW Gol’s reign reaches Year 18, even though the 4th generation launched this year left car critics unimpressed with a leap backwards in interior design. VW’s cash cow sells 179,457 units (-1%) for a 11.1% market share.
The Chevrolet Corsa reclaims the #2 spot, a position it has held 3 out of the last 4 years, with 129,862 sales (8%), just above the Fiat Palio at 126,457 units (-1%) and the Chevrolet Celta at 119,898 (-2%). The Fiat Uno is up 29% but stays 5th at 119,496 sales, followed by the Ford Fiesta (+35%), VW Fox (+35%) and Ford Ecosport (+17%).
Full Year 2005 Top 20 brands and Top 50 models vs. Full Year 2004 figures below.