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Argentina March 2012: Ford Ecosport up to 4th place

The current gen Ford Ecosport is now in runout mode before the 2013 model (above) comes in.

* See the Top 185 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *

After losing ground for the first time in over 2 years last month, car sales in Argentina are frankly back in positive, growing by 35% year-on-year in March to 81,901 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 252,887 units, up 12% on 2011 which was already a record year. 2012 could well be the first time over 1 million vehicles are sold in Argentina in a single year!

Fiat Fiorino Qubo

No surprises on the podium, unchanged on last month: the Chevrolet Classic leads the way with 4,125 sales and 5% share, ahead of the VW Gol Trend (current generation) at 3,544 units and 4.3% and the Peugeot 207 Compact with 2,770 sales and 3.4%. The Ford Ecosport is back to levels it hadn’t seen in a year and in particular since the launch of the Renault Duster, probably starting to be in runout mode before the 2013 model (pictured above) comes in. It is up to #4 at 2,746 units while the Duster is up 9 spots on February to #14 with 1,697 sales.

Audi R8

Other great performers this month include the Chevrolet Celta up to #8, the Peugeot 308 up 17 ranks on February to a best-ever #32, the Fiat 500 also reaching its highest position ever in Argentina at #54 and the Fiat Fiorino Qubo landing directly at #60 with 275 sales for its very first month in the country. Notice also the Audi R8 selling one unit this month.

Previous month: Argentina February 2012: Chevrolet Classic leads, VW Fox up to #7

One year ago: Argentina March 2011: VW Gol leads, Peugeot 408 lands

Full March 2012 Top 185 Ranking Table below.

Argentina March 2012:

PosModelMar%Feb2012%Pos2011
1Chevrolet Classic4,1255.0%111,7254.6%11
2VW Gol Trend3,5444.3%210,0034.0%23
3Peugeot 207 Compact2,7703.4%39,3403.7%32
4Ford Ecosport2,7463.4%87,3322.9%66
5VW Suran2,4743.0%57,8803.1%47
6Toyota Hilux2,4623.0%115,6722.2%108
7VW Gol Power2,3572.9%47,8423.1%54
8Chevrolet Celta2,0432.5%125,5952.2%1222
9Renault Clio1,9462.4%66,1822.4%714
10VW Fox1,9402.4%75,9642.4%824
11Chevrolet Agile1,8162.2%135,5922.2%1313
12Renault Sandero1,7862.2%145,6362.2%115
13Chevrolet Aveo1,7182.1%105,8202.3%910
14Renault Duster1,6972.1%235,1742.0%1548
15Ford Ka1,5591.9%154,6541.8%1615
16Fiat Siena1,4081.7%214,5361.8%1716
17Toyota Corolla1,3581.7%204,4741.8%1826
18Renault Kangoo1,3321.6%223,6401.4%2211
19VW Voyage1,2911.6%184,1081.6%2117
20Fiat Uno 20101,2751.6%174,4661.8%1919
21Ford Ranger1,2431.5%243,2731.3%2420
22VW Amarok1,2061.5%164,2101.7%2018
23Ford Focus II1,1941.5%95,4562.2%1412
24Peugeot Partner1,1151.4%362,9501.2%2821
25Peugeot 4089881.2%273,5401.4%2337
26Fiat Strada9591.2%252,9821.2%2739
27Ford Fiesta One8721.1%601,7020.7%4331
28Ford Fiesta Kinetic8361.0%193,2641.3%2523
29Renault Fluence7911.0%312,5781.0%3029
30Fiat Fiorino7871.0%302,4391.0%3135
31Fiat Uno Fire7440.9%262,7921.1%2928
32Peugeot 3087390.9%491,8040.7%39121
33Citroen C46870.8%332,1640.9%3332
34Renault Logan6860.8%292,9871.2%2625
35Chevrolet Cruze6800.8%391,9800.8%3556
36Chevrolet S106530.8%322,0610.8%3433
37Fiat Punto6080.7%352,2260.9%3236
38Fiat Palio5950.7%421,6860.7%4430
39VW CrossFox5620.7%371,7480.7%4158
40VW Vento5490.7%341,9540.8%3627
41Chevrolet Meriva5460.7%411,7920.7%4034
42Citroen Berlingo5160.6%381,9440.8%3744
43Chevrolet Prisma5150.6%281,8480.7%3881
44Fiat Palio Weekend4220.5%471,4010.6%4545
45VW Saveiro3930.5%558470.3%5652
46Dodge Journey3900.5%751,1330.4%5155
47Renault Master3860.5%441,2020.5%5049
48Citroen C33820.5%401,3250.5%4647
49Honda Civic3730.5%895260.2%6968
50Honda Fit3720.5%431,7360.7%4240
51Toyota RAV43720.5%649180.4%5569
52Chevrolet Montana3350.4%539820.4%5363
53Fiat Idea3150.4%511,2080.5%4950
54Fiat 5003120.4%747330.3%62122
55Peugeot 2062990.4%767890.3%5843
56Renault Symbol2980.4%509940.4%5238
57Citroen C3 Aircross2970.4%461,2800.5%4851
58VW Bora2930.4%451,2850.5%479
59Toyota Hilux SW42850.3%677120.3%6362
60Fiat Fiorino Qubo2750.3% –2750.1%89 –
61Chery Tiggo2670.3%529670.4%5466
62Citroen C3 Picasso2590.3%588110.3%5767
63Chery QQ2540.3%547400.3%6075
64Mercedes Sprinter2350.3%567430.3%5959
65Citroen Xsara Picasso2040.2%577050.3%6460
66Audi A11730.2%625620.2%6791
67Audi A3/S31680.2%734510.2%7288
68Renault Megane III1630.2%636140.2%6580
69Renault Koleos1600.2%663910.2%7582
70Mercedes C Class1530.2%695570.2%6874
71Iveco Daily1440.2%793710.1%7977
72Honda CR-V1400.2%487370.3%6153
73Hyundai Tucson1370.2%653860.2%7693
74VW Passat1260.2%614780.2%7185
75Peugeot 30081100.1%713660.1%8084
76Audi A4/S41010.1%804230.2%7489
77VW Tiguan1010.1%783130.1%8486
78Fiat Linea970.1%723600.1%8183
79Chevrolet Captiva940.1%992450.1%9394
80Honda City890.1%705100.2%7054
81VW Gol Country870.1%932110.1%10079
82Ford Focus One860.1%594440.2%7371
83Ford Kuga860.1%902880.1%8773
84Peugeot Hoggar860.1%912370.1%96158
85Fiat Ducato840.1%872710.1%9187
86Nissan Frontier810.1%685640.2%6657
87Peugeot Boxer750.1%882390.1%95112
88Chevrolet Spark750.1%952160.1%9996
89BMW 1 Series750.1%971990.1%101113
90Audi Q5720.1%862970.1%85101
91Chery Face700.1%832750.1%8899
92Jeep Patriot690.1%941520.1%106114
93Citroen DS3680.1%842340.1%97111
94Hyundai Santa Fe660.1%772890.1%8692
95Hyundai i10660.1%1061640.1%10476
96Peugeot Expert640.1%962200.1%98103
97Chevrolet Classic SW570.1%923830.2%7764
98Audi A5/RS5550.1%981770.1%103102
99BMW 3 Series500.1%1021580.1%105108
100Mini Cooper500.1%1001400.1%108128
101Jeep Grand Cherokee490.1%822420.1%94152
102Ford F100450.1%812720.1%9078
103Nissan Sentra420.1%853800.2%7861
104Hyundai H1420.1%1271910.1%10295
105Toyota Land Cruiser420.1%1211240.0%114115
106Mercedes GLK400.0%1091510.1%107106
107Peugeot RCZ380.0%1161010.0%118130
108Citroen Jumper380.0%131800.0%124126
109Kia Soul380.0%171480.0%136119
110Mitsubishi L200370.0%1051360.1%11098
111Citroen C4 Picasso360.0%1041370.1%109109
112Kia Sportage340.0%1031130.0%117138
113Peugeot 5008340.0%118660.0%128n/a
114Kia Sorento330.0%1231350.1%111105
115Ford Mondeo290.0%1141140.0%115132
116Jeep Compass290.0%117630.0%130151
117Kia K2500280.0%1191240.0%11397
118BMW X1270.0%1101130.0%116137
119Toyota Camry270.0%125960.0%119145
120VW Golf250.0%120880.0%122107
121Ford Transit240.0%1131330.1%112100
122Mercedes E Class230.0%149490.0%135139
123VW Sharan230.0%144440.0%140147
124Jeep Cherokee220.0%122730.0%127129
125VW Touareg200.0%137780.0%126173
126Mitsubishi Outlander200.0%173290.0%149155
127BMW 5 Series190.0%138440.0%141136
128Chevrolet Astra170.0%1012490.1%9246
129Peugeot 307160.0%1123150.1%8342
130Hyundai Genesis160.0%107920.0%120116
131Audi Q7160.0%111630.0%129171
132Smart Fortwo160.0%132550.0%132117
133Alfa Romeo Giulietta160.0%133510.0%134172
134Nissan Tiida150.0%1083320.1%8241
135Mercedes B Class140.0%128790.0%125110
136Ford S-Max140.0%140520.0%133150
137Renault Latitude140.0%136420.0%142141
138Audi TT130.0%126620.0%131135
139Hyundai i30130.0%129450.0%138118
140Porsche Cayenne130.0%143390.0%143169
141Subaru Forester130.0%151260.0%154161
142Volvo XC60120.0%158330.0%145166
143Honda Accord110.0%142330.0%144134
144Alfa Romeo Mi.To100.0%157310.0%147124
145Mercedes SLK100.0%154280.0%150170
146Subaru Outback100.0%152220.0%158143
147BMW Z4100.0%166150.0%164n/a
148Nissan Murano90.0%134910.0%121127
149SsangYong Actyon90.0%145270.0%151n/a
150Volvo C3090.0%147260.0%152159
151Audi A690.0%161190.0%160n/a
152Range Rover90.0%176110.0%167n/a
153Volvo S6080.0%135460.0%137n/a
154Chevrolet Sonic80.0%115320.0%146 –
155Chrysler Town & Country80.0%130260.0%153n/a
156Nissan X-Trail70.0%124850.0%123142
157Kia Cerato70.0%141290.0%148123
158Audi A770.0%150240.0%157n/a
159Mercedes Viano70.0%148220.0%159n/a
160Jeep Wrangler50.0%146450.0%139120
161Citroen C550.0%139250.0%155148
162BMW X550.0%153170.0%162160
163Chevrolet Vectra40.0%170250.0%15670
164Subaru Impreza40.0%155160.0%163144
165Suzuki Fun40.0%172130.0%16665
166Subaru Legacy40.0%16790.0%170177
167BMW X630.0%160140.0%165154
168Volvo S4030.0%165100.0%168168
169Alfa Romeo 15930.0%16860.0%174176
170Hyundai Veloster30.0% –30.0%177 –
171Toyota Prius20.0%159170.0%161157
172Mitsubishi Lancer20.0%15680.0%172167
173Land Rover Freelander10.0%162100.0%169n/a
174Mitsubishi Nativa10.0%16490.0%171n/a
175Mercedes ML Class10.0%16380.0%173153
176VW Beetle10.0% –40.0%176163
177Chevrolet Corsa II10.0% –20.0%18072
178BMW X310.0% –20.0%181n/a
179Audi R810.0% –10.0%185n/a
180Chrysler PT Cruiser10.0% –10.0%186104
181Hyundai Sonata10.0% –10.0%187n/a
182Mercedes CLC10.0% –10.0%188156
183Seat Leon10.0% –10.0%189140
184Mitsubishi Montero10.0% –10.0%196n/a
185Suzuki Grand Vitara10.0% –10.0%201125

Source: autoblog.com.ar

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Chery is the only Chinese automaker in Argentina. Due to extreme protectionism most Chinese automakers don’t sell cars in Argentina yet.

  2. Only Chery made inroads in the market as they are produced at the Socma (formerly retooled SEVEL) factory in Uruguay. The others haven’t taken by storm the market as happened in neighboring countries.

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