The Nissan Tsuru resumes its domination of the Mexican market.
It’s another record year for Mexican new car sales in 2005, up 4% to 1.157.137 units, only the 2nd time in history above one million. Nissan (+0.1%) edges up to retain the brands pole position with 20.3% share but Chevrolet (+2%) is getting closer at 19.7% while Ford (+7.7%) widens the gap with Volkswagen (-12.2%). Dodge (+6.5%) remains at #5, Honda (+30.3%) is up one spot to #6 and Toyota (+47.9%) up two to #7. After two years at #2, the Nissan Tsuru (-0.6%) reclaims the models top spot despite losing 400 sales on 2004, benefiting from larger drops by the Chevrolet Chevy C2 (-5.8%) and VW Pointer (-25.4%) just as the Nissan Platina (-11.3%) bounces back up two spots to #3 in spite of falling by the double-digits. The Chevrolet Corsa (+8.8%) and Ford Fiesta (+49.2%) advance to #5 and #6 respectively.
In 2006, the Mexican market edges up another 0.6% to a new record 1.164.008 units. The Top 5 brands remain unchanged: Nissan (-2.8%) leads the way with 19.6% share above Chevrolet (-5.7%), Ford (-7.1%), Volkswagen (-9.3%) and Dodge (+11.8%). Toyota (+70.1%) surges to a record 6th place, becoming the best-selling Japanese carmaker ahead of Honda (+22.8%) while Pontiac (+55.5%) returns to the Top 10 at #9. The Nissan Tsuru (-2.9%) and Chevrolet Chevy C2 (-4%) remains the best-selling nameplates in the country, distancing the VW Jetta (+7.6%), Nissan Platina (-29%) and Sentra (+1.7%).
Full Year 2005 Top 43 All-brands and Top 285 All-models below.