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Argentina May 2012: Market back up, peak may not be reached?

Chevrolet Classic

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The Argentinean new car market is taking us on a roller coaster in this first half of 2012. After being down 4% last February,  up 35% in March and down 8% in April when dealerships admitted there was a slowdown in the demand of new cars, sales are back up 12% year-on-year in May to 75,824 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 389,909 units, up 7% on 2011. The market may not have peaked out after all…

The Chevrolet Classic tops the models ranking for the 6th consecutive time with 4,465 sales and 5.9%, one full percentage point above its 2012 ytd share standing at 4.9% thanks to 18,930 units. The VW Gol Trend stays #2 with 3,397 sales and 4.5%, ahead of the old generation VW Gol Power at 2,779 units and 3.7%, now #4 year-to-date at 3.2%. The Peugeot 207 Compact is stable at #4 and 3.3%.

Excellent month for the Renault Sandero up 5 spots on April to #5 and 3.2%, followed by the Renault Kangoo also up 5 to #6 and 3% vs. 1.9% and #18 year-to-date. The VW Voyage shines at #12, the Peugeot 308 climbs to a best-ever #16 and the Chevrolet Sonic makes its very first appearance in the Argentinean Top 50 at #49 with 403 sales and 0.5%.

Previous month: Argentina April 2012: Has the market peaked out?

One year ago: Argentina May 2011: Chevrolet Classic and VW Gol Power on top

Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Argentina May 2012:

1Chevrolet Classic4,4655.9%118,9304.9%11
2VW Gol Trend3,3974.5%215,9364.1%23
3VW Gol Power2,7793.7%812,4643.2%44
4Peugeot 207 Compact2,5123.3%413,8963.6%32
5Renault Sandero2,4463.2%109,7262.5%95
6Renault Kangoo2,2563.0%117,3341.9%1811
7Renault Clio2,2062.9%910,0572.6%714
8Ford Ecosport2,0992.8%711,4202.9%66
9Toyota Hilux2,0922.8%39,8392.5%88
10VW Suran1,9752.6%611,8533.0%57
11Ford Ka1,9512.6%58,6172.2%1115
12VW Voyage1,7612.3%147,1451.8%2017
13Chevrolet Agile1,7452.3%168,5722.2%1213
14Chevrolet Celta1,6472.2%218,3032.1%1422
15Fiat Siena1,6202.1%177,3631.9%1716
16Peugeot 3081,6132.1%184,6041.2%27121
17Renault Duster1,5262.0%128,1272.1%1548
18Chevrolet Aveo1,4341.9%198,3572.1%1310
19VW Fox1,4151.9%138,7952.3%1024
20Toyota Corolla1,4151.9%157,1461.8%1926
21VW Amarok1,4011.8%206,7101.7%2118
22Peugeot Partner1,2561.7%225,2511.3%2421
23Ford Focus II1,1151.5%237,5851.9%1612
24Fiat Palio1,0131.3%303,3380.9%3430
25Fiat Uno 20109861.3%256,3341.6%2219
26Ford Fiesta Kinetic9391.2%275,0331.3%2523
27Peugeot 4089341.2%245,3731.4%2337
28Renault Fluence8891.2%294,1321.1%2929
29VW Vento8621.1%363,3000.8%3727
30Renault Logan8031.1%544,0311.0%3125
31Fiat Strada7811.0%284,4591.1%2839
32Chevrolet S107741.0%393,3030.8%3633
33Ford Ranger7431.0%264,8701.2%2620
34Citroen C47231.0%313,5190.9%3332
35Fiat Uno Fire7170.9%334,0491.0%3028
36Chevrolet Cruze7170.9%413,1190.8%3856
37Fiat Fiorino6770.9%323,7301.0%3235
38Citroen Berlingo6020.8%373,0280.8%3944
39Chevrolet Meriva5980.8%452,7500.7%4034
40Fiat Fiorino Qubo5780.8%431,2650.3%59 –
41Fiat Punto5670.7%353,3030.8%3536
42Honda CR-V5620.7%551,5330.4%5653
43VW Saveiro5330.7%421,7950.5%4952
44Peugeot 2064620.6%471,5620.4%5543
45VW CrossFox4450.6%402,6520.7%4158
46Fiat 5004370.6%441,5720.4%54122
47VW Bora4260.6%601,9100.5%469
48Renault Symbol4050.5%481,6960.4%5038
49Chevrolet Sonic4030.5%n/a4350.1%n/a –
50Honda Civic3960.5%641,0970.3%6568


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