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Mexico Full Year 2012: Chevrolet Aveo & Nissan Versa take control

Chevrolet Aveo

* See the Top 13 best-selling models and Top 30 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

Mexican new car sales are up a solid 9% year-on-year in 2012 to reach 987,747 registrations, and the best annual figure since 2008. If in 2011 the VW Clasico and Nissan Tsuru were in charge, this year it’s a complete change of guard atop the Mexican models ranking: #1 each month of the year the Chevrolet Aveo brilliantly takes control with 66,099 sales and 6.7%, up a huge 79% on 2011. It is followed by the Nissan Versa, up 127% and 7 spots to 47,506 units and 4,8% for its first full year in market. The Clasico (-22%) and Tsuru (-38%) are relegated to #3 and #4 respectively.

Nissan Versa

The other models that shine in 2012 are the Nissan March up 33% to #7, the Honda CR-V up 139% to #9 thanks to the new generation, the Chevrolet Spark up 47% to #10 and the Seat Ibiza up to #12. Brand-wise, Nissan holds onto its pole position and behaves exactly like the market, up 9% to 244,962 sales and 24.8% share, making Mexico once again the only country in the world where Nissan is #1. General Motors and Volkswagen stay #2 and #3 while Chrysler passes Ford to rank #4. Honda is up 52% at #7 and Fiat up 95% at #17.

Previous month: Mexico December 2012: Nissan Sentra and March at best-ever

Previous year: Mexico Full Year 2011: VW Clasico ends Nissan Tsuru’s 8 year-reign

Full Year 2012 Top 13 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Mexico Full Year 2012 – models:

PosModel2012%/112011%Pos
1Chevrolet Aveo66,0996.7%79%36,9724.1%4
2Nissan Versa47,5064.8%127%20,8942.3%8
3VW Clasico45,0694.6%-22%57,7826.4%1
4Nissan Tsuru34,5693.5%-38%55,7416.2%2
5VW Nuevo Jetta30,5913.1%23%24,8532.7%5
6Nissan Tiida sedan28,6422.9%-27%39,0834.3%3
7Nissan March25,3062.6%33%18,9952.1%10
8Nissan Chasis Largo25,2202.6%20%21,0622.3%7
9Honda CR-V24,7232.5%139%10,3461.1%n/a
10Chevrolet Spark23,1072.3%47%15,7181.7%11
11Nissan Sentra21,5742.2%10%19,5822.2%9
12Seat Ibiza18,3791.9%n/an/an/an/a
13Chevrolet Matiz16,0481.6%n/an/an/an/a
Dodge Journey13,0341.3%6%12,321n/an/a
Nissan Pick Up DC8,8470.9%21%7,2880.8%n/a
Ford Escape8,6180.9%-21%10,9381.2%n/a
Renault Duster8,4640.9%new00.0% –
Jeep Patriot8,0920.8%2%7,9040.9%n/a
Ford F3506,7020.7%-6%7,1290.8%n/a
Ford new F1506,4020.6%n/an/an/an/a
Chevrolet Silverado6,3870.6%n/an/an/an/a
Toyota Camry5,9660.6%43%4,1670.5%n/a

Mexico Full Year 2012 – brands:

PosModel2012%/11Pos2011%Pos
1Nissan244,96224.8%9%1224,50924.8%1
2General Motors186,38318.9%11%2168,50318.6%2
3Volkswagen133,96413.6%6%3126,83114.0%3
4Chrysler88,0238.9%7%482,0729.1%5
5Ford82,3288.3%-4%585,9889.5%4
6Toyota56,2785.7%16%648,5895.4%6
7Honda52,3515.3%52%734,4263.8%7
8Mazda25,4242.6%-15%829,8603.3%8
9Renault25,0302.5%8%923,1322.6%9
10Seat21,1142.1%17%1018,1152.0%10
11Suzuki10,7331.1%17%119,1791.0%12
12Audi9,4821.0%18%128,0580.9%13
13Mercedes8,9660.9%15%137,8230.9%14
14Mitsubishi8,7530.9%-17%1410,4961.2%11
15BMW8,0060.8%21%156,6340.7%15
16Peugeot5,2040.5%-10%165,7960.6%16
17Fiat5,0380.5%95%172,5800.3%18
18Mini3,8210.4%27%183,0030.3%17
19Acura2,1640.2%21%191,7830.2%20
20Lincoln2,0540.2%2%202,0160.2%19
21Isuzu1,7060.2%5%211,6290.2%21
22Smart1,6340.2%11%221,4700.2%22
23Volvo1,5130.2%13%231,3340.1%23
24Land Rover9270.1%51%246130.1%24
25Infiniti7360.1%219%252310.0%27
26Porsche6500.1%21%265390.1%26
27Subaru2830.0%-52%275870.1%25
28Jaguar1170.0%117%28540.0%28
29Alfa Romeo930.0%210%29300.0%29
30Bentley100.0%67%3060.0%30

Source: www.amda.mx

This Post Has 5 Comments
  1. @Jonno
    I know the Focus was the best selling car in China last year and I have to admit is a pretty good car, but I was referring to the mexican market, where Ford has an almost premium price given the salaries of most people, and to finish my reply, the Escape and Fusion have been recalled at least twice since their launch in the US…

    No offense intended, I appreciate your opinion.

  2. ah Jake, Have a look at Fords sales in China my man, best selling car of 2012 I believe, and the best selling nameplate worldwide. not bad for a company with ” expensive, unreliable cars”

  3. The Chevrolet Aveo is a beast!! almost 8k unit in december alone, I don’t remember any vehicle selling at that level ever, not even the Tsuru who is effectively dying.
    Nissan should be proud for the best selling brand in the country, good products.
    Ford on the other hand… crappy results even with the launch of the Escape & Fusion, and is deseved because their products are so expensive and unreliable.

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