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Uruguay July 2011: Chery QQ and Suzuki Celerio make their mark

Chery QQ and Suzuki Celerio

* Many thanks to Seba from Montevideo, Uruguay for making this post possible! *

New car sales in Uruguay are still buoyant at +43% in June, +6% in July and +30% year-to-date at 27,978 units. 2011 will be a record-breaking year for the Uruguayan market. Sales info by brand enables us to get a good idea of how the models ranking is behaving over the period.

If the Chevrolet Classic should in all logic stay on top, two brands have had amazing results over the last couple of months and this was due to their lead model. Chery managed an incredible 2nd place in the brands ranking behind only Chevrolet in June with an outstanding 12.2% of the market! By far the highest market share ever achieved by a Chinese brand in Uruguay (and possibly anywhere in the world outside China!)… The Chery QQ is the brand’s best-seller in the country.

Suzuki also impresses at #4 and 8.4% share in June and #3 at 7.1% in July, thanks to the new Celerio (aka Alto). Over the first 7 months of 2011 the brand has delivered 1,294 units, up a massive 159% year-on-year! Notice also BYD breaking into the Top 10 brands in July at #9 with 2.3%, mostly BYD F0s. Great Wall, Effa, Geely, Dongfeng, FAW and Lifan also rank in the Top 20.

Previous post: see the May 2011 Uruguay post here.

Full June, July and year-to-date Top 20 best-selling brands Ranking Tables below.

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