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Venezuela April 2012: Civetchi Pick-up/Dongfeng Rich up to #7

Civetchi Pick-up/Dongfeng Rich

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New car sales in Venezuela are in the green again, up 5% year-on-year in April to 9,908 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 43,152 units, up 22% on 2011. For the first time since November 2011, the Ford Fiesta is the best-selling model in Venezuela this month with 893 sales and 9% share, kicking the Chevrolet Aveo down to #2 at 813 units and 8.2%. The Aveo is still on top by far in the year-to-date ranking though with 5,943 sales and 13.8% vs. 2,995 and 6.9% for the Fiesta. The Ford F350 stays robust and rounds up the podium again.

Below the Mitsubishi Lancer in excellent shape at #4, government deliveries push the Toyota Land Cruiser up to #5 while the Ford Explorer excels at 5.5% share in 6th place. But the big event this month is the 7th position of the Dongfeng Pick-up, assembled locally and sold under the name Civetchi Pick-up! Selling no less than 499 units for a 5% market share, the Chinese commercial vehicle launched in January this year and is up 346% on its March sales figure, making Venezuela the latest Latin American country to succumb to the Chinese charms after BrazilUruguay, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Paraguay and Cuba.

Previous month: Venezuela March 2012: Chevrolet Aveo #1, Peugeot 408 lands

One year ago: Venezuela April 2011: Fiat Siena #3

Full April 2012 Top 40 Ranking Table below.

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