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New car sales are stable in Brazil at 287,941 registrations this month, up 1% year-on-year, bringing the 2011 figure to 1,926,020, up a robust 8%. The fight for the top spot hasn’t lost its intensity: the VW Gol leads at end-month for the 6th time this year with 25,884 sales and 9.1% share and is #1 in 2011 at 171,139 units and 8.9% but the Fiat Uno is not far behind at all. It adds 24,929 units in July (8.7%) to reach 158,324 sales year-to-date (8.2%).
The Chevrolet Celta ranks #3 for the 5th consecutive month, this time with 12,073 sales and 4.2% share. The Fiat Strada jumps up to 4th place, possibly its highest ever position, at 11,298 units and an impressive 3.9%. This month’s top performer is the Renault Sandero: boosted by its recent facelift, it progresses to 8th place, the highest it’s ever been in Brazil, with 8,690 sales and a whopping 3% share, a full percentage point above its 2011 level and by far its strongest market share so far.
The VW Voyage is down from #6 at mid-month to #9 but stays solid at 3% share, while the Chevrolet Corsa hatch (#17) and Fiat Punto (#20) make an appearance in the Top 20. JAC sees both its models slow down slightly: – 8 spots for the J3 (#44) and – 5 for the J3 Turin (#61) while the Chery QQ is back in the Top 50 at #49 and the Chery Tiggo breaks into the Top 100 at #98.
Previous month: see the June 2011 Brazil post here.
Full July 2011 Top 150 Ranking Table below.