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Mexican car sales confirm they are starting the year in the best of shapes (the best in 4 years actually), up 11% in February at 74,704 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 150,000 units exactly, up 10% on 2011. After the VW Clasico put a stop to 8 consecutive years of Nissan Tsuru domination last year, 2012 could well be the year of yet another leadership change: the Chevrolet Aveo tops the models ranking for the third consecutive month in February and improves its market share again to a record 6% thanks to 4,502 sales.
This is the ‘low cost effect’ that benefitted the VW Clasico last year: while its successor the Sonic is now in dealerships, the Aveo stays available at a reduced price and sees its sales take off. Year-to-date, the Aveo already has a 2,000 sales advantage over the Tsuru at 8,460 units (+48%) vs. 6,455 (-38%).
3 Nissans follow: equalling its best ranking ever, the new Versa excels this month with 3,789 sales and 5.1%, ahead of the Tsuru at 4.4% and the Tiida sedan at 3.7%. The VW Clasico recovers partly from an horrific month of January, back up to #5 at 3.4% but still down 54% on 2011 year-to-date. Outstanding hold of the new generation Honda CR-V in 6th position at 2,476 units and 3.3%, that’s almost 3 times better than in February 2011…
Previous month: Mexico January 2012: Chevrolet Aveo holds onto pole position
One year ago: Mexico February 2011: VW Clasico leads the way!
Full February 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.