Brazil mid-April 2013: Hyundai HB20 and VW Voyage shine
* NOW UPDATED with the Top 20 brands and Top 50 models! Click on title to see – thanks to Mamy Furax *
After a one month hiatus, thanks to the tip of a French fan of BSCB Mamy Furax, the Brazilian mid-month summaries can now resume! Over the first half of April, Brazil new car sales are up a booming 20% year-on-year to 160,566 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 948,207 units, up 5% on 2012. The top of the models ranking seems to have stabilised somehow after a very eventful start of 2013: the VW Gol is at 7.1% share over the period, very close to its YTD 7.2%, and is followed by the Fiat Uno at 5.8% vs. 5.6% and the Fiat Palio at 5.1% vs. 5.6%.
The Hyundai HB20 is on the podium’s doorstep again thanks to 6,819 sales and 4.2% share, but this time the best performer within the Top 10 is the VW Voyage boosted by its facelift and up 4 spots on March to land in 6th place at 5,957 units and 3.7% share. The Chevrolet Onix is down a painful 5 ranks to #10, while the Chevrolet Prisma is stable at #17, the Toyota Etios HB up a further 5 spots to #22 and the Sedan up one to #31.
Previous month: Brazil March 2013: Hyundai HB20 knocks at podium’s door
One year ago: Brazil mid-April 2012: VW Gol back to #1, new gen Fiat Siena up
Full mid-April 2013 Top 50 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.