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Mexico August 2011: Clasico #1, Nissan Versa & March in Top10

Nissan Versa

* Now corrected – See ‘Read more’ for the Top 12 best-selling models *

* AMDA data is monthly figures for the year-to-date Top 10 so new models take a while to appear… Thanks to Pablo we now have the correct Top 12, including the Nissan Versa at #3 and Nissan March at #7 *

The Mexican car market is up 13% year-on-year this month at 75,680 registrations and up 11% year-to-date at 557,359 units. The VW Clasico confirms its leadership, ranking #1 for the 6th time in the last 7 months with 5,446 sales and 7.2%, comfortably above the Nissan Tsuru, #2 at 6.1%. Nissan has indeed slowed the production of the Tsuru down to make room for the new Versa, already #3 in August with 4,353 sales and 5.8%.

Nissan March

The Chevrolet Aveo is #4, followed by the VW Nuevo Jetta and the Nissan Tiida, in the process of being replaced by the Versa. The Nissan March is up to a robust 7th place with 2,156 sales and 2.8%. With the Chasis Largo at #8 and the Sentra at #12, Nissan places no less than 6 models in the Top 12, confirming its status of Mexico’s favourite car brand with 25% of the market.

Ford Escape

The other great performer this month is the Ford Escape breaking into the Top 10 at #10 with 1,554 sales and 2.1% market share.

Previous month: see the Mexico July 2011 Top 10 best-selling models here.

Full August 2011 Top 12 Ranking Table below.

Mexico August 2011:

PosModelAug%Jul2011%/10Pos2010
1VW Clasico5,4467.2%140,2227.2%75%12
2Nissan Tsuru4,6246.1%237,8066.8%-3%21
3Nissan Versa4,3535.8%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
4Chevrolet Aveo2,6923.6%322,2044.0%26%44
5VW Nuevo Jetta2,2893.0%516,4633.0%new5 –
6Nissan Tiida2,1562.8%426,4844.8%25%33
7Nissan March2,0642.7%n/an/an/an/an/an/a
8Chevrolet Chevy 3pts1,9912.6%614,4692.6%12%65
9Nissan Chasis Largo1,6682.2%713,8552.5%16%77
10Ford Escape1,5542.1%n/a6,3631.1%n/a1815
11Chevrolet Chevy 4pts1,2671.7%910,1661.8%-8%108
12Nissan Sentra 2.01,2381.6%813,0452.3%8%86

Source: www.amda.mx, www.alvolante.info

This Post Has 10 Comments
  1. @Pablo Grayeb
    Yes, I see… the majority of the cars sold in Mexico are similar to those sold in the U.S. The Nissan Versa for instance is an american specific Nissan model. We can say the same about the Sentra. The Tsuru is a very old Nissan Sunny Seadn of the eighties. The VW Classico is an ancient Bora launched in 1997 with a different grille and rear end and the Chevrolet Chevy is in fact a Opel Corsa MKII. I saw some VW classics and Nissan Versa, called Sentra when I´ve been in Brazil last year maybe imported from Mexico.

  2. @matgasnier
    Full numbers and more detailed information are usually released late each month, Al Volante has great info on sales numbers but i would also suggest http://www.portalautomotriz.com and a Website you are familiar with, which is Autoblog on its “espanol” version. So expect more detailed info for August on the last 10 days of September and so on each month. Cheers from Mexico.

    1. Great thank you very much for this Pablo! I am amending the post right now.
      Thanks for the link, is there any way to get the full numbers each month? Does Al Volante publish sales in Mexico each month?
      Thanks
      Matt

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