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Uruguay May 2011: Chevrolet Classic #1, Chinese brands up

Chevrolet Classic

The Uruguayan car market improves on an already record-breaking year, up 33% at 19,087 units over the first 5 months of 2011. Thanks to Sebastian from Montevideo, Uruguay, we now have a better insight into the best-selling brands and models in the country, many thanks Sebastian!

Chery QQ

Chevrolet holds 28% of the market, VW is at 13% and Fiat at 8%. In the continuity of last year, Chinese brands are making enormous progress in Uruguay: they are now 8 in the Top 20 best-selling brands!

BYD F0

Chery ranks #5 at a very impressive 5.3% of the market, which means it is ahead of Peugeot, Ford, Renault, Toyota and Hyundai. The Chery QQ accounts for an estimated 80% of Chery sales, likely putting the model on the podium! BYD is #12, Great Wall #14, ahead of Effa (#15), FAW (#16), Geely (#17), Lifan (#19) and Chana (#20).

Lifan 320

The Chevrolet Classic is still the best-seller in Uruguay, with the VW Gol, Chevrolet Celta, Agile, Aveo Sedan, Fiat Uno and Peugeot 207 Compact also strong sellers. Among Chinese models, the BYD F0 and Lifan 320 (built locally) are among the favourites.

Full Top 20 Brands Ranking Table below.

Uruguay 5 months 2011:

PosBrand5m 2011%/105m 2010Pos
1Chevrolet5,32327.9%27%4,1951
2VW2,54513.3%40%1,8142
3Fiat1,5007.9%25%1,1963
4Nissan1,1315.9%51%7504
5Chery1,0055.3%new0
6Peugeot8774.6%31%6725
7Ford7213.8%50%4829
8Renault7904.1%35%5877
9Suzuki6033.2%65%36510
10Toyota5312.8%-21%6726
11Hyundai5232.7%5%4998
12BYD3421.8%54%22216
13Citroen3161.7%-6%33511
14Great Wall3151.7%24%25512
15Effa2811.5%31%21517
16FAW2351.2%96%12022
17Geely2171.1%66%13121
18Mercedes1760.9%33%13220
19Lifan1690.9%15%14719
20Chana1660.9%-2%17018
Total Market19,087100%33%14,318

Source: ACAU, many thanks to Sebastian S for the info!

Chery QQ photo: www.trekearth.com

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