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Mexico January 2013: Seat Ibiza at best ranking, volume & share

Seat Ibiza Mexico January 2013Seat Ibiza

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After its amazing run of 33 consecutive months of year-on-year growth was stopped last month, the Mexican new car market is back in familiar, positive territory in January: up a solid 11% year-on-year to 84,267 units. This means the market has been down only twice in the last 3 years: in February 2010 (-3%) and December 2012 (-4%), showing its exceptional strength. The Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular model in the country for the 14th time in a row with 4,768 sales and 5.7% but its margin over the #2, the Nissan Versa, has dramatically thawed: now just 164 units and 0.2%, with the Versa up 84% year-on-year to 4,604 sales and 5.5%. The VW Clasico rounds up the podium at 3,606 units and 4.3%, double its exceptionally weak January 2012 score.

Chevrolet Trax Mexico January 2013Chevrolet Trax

But the big event of the month is to be found a little lower in the Mexican ranking: the Seat Ibiza (an AMDA error said it was the Altea) beats all its records this month: it is up to #8 with 2,095 sales and 2.5%, its highest ever ranking in the country and first time above 2,000 monthly units as well as 2% market share. A lot of firsts indeed for the Spanish model! The Nissan Sentra is down 2 spots on December to #6 but still much higher than its usual levels at 3.5% share thanks to the new generation. Notice also the Chevrolet Sonic up to #11, the Chevrolet Trax making its first appearance at 1,117 sales and 1.3% share and the Renault Duster at 870 units and 1%.

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Full January 2013 Top 12 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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