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Over the first 6 months of 2013, the Mexican new car market is up a lovely 9% on 2012 to 501,987 registrations and passing the half-million mark at this stage of the year for the first time since 2008. All indicators are pointing towards a millionaire year in 2013 for Mexico, the first one in 5 years. Nissan continues to dominate the brands ranking by far with 25,3% of the Mexican market, even managing to place no less than 6 models inside the year-to-date Top 10! The Chevrolet Aveo remains the most popular model in the country thanks to sales up 14% to 31,150 and 6.2% share, however the VW Clasico is catching up: after a painful year in 2012, it is back in the game, up 50% and 3 spots year-on-year over the period to #2 with 25,866 sales and 5.2%.
The Nissan Versa rounds up the podium at 23,514 units and 4.7%, up 9% like the overall market. Interesting rebound of the antediluvian Nissan Tsuru, market leader for 8 years up until 2010, up 21% to #4 with 22,077 sales and 4.4%. It is followed by the VW Nuevo Jetta (+25%), Chevrolet Spark (+19%) and the Nissan Sentra delivering the biggest year-on-year gain in the Top 10 at +78% thanks to the new model. Nissan also has the Tiida sedan at #8, Chasis Largo at #9 and March at #10! Notice also the all-new Chevrolet Trax selling 7,446 units and the Renault Duster at 4,861 sales.
Full 6 months 2013 Top 12 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.