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Mexico July 2013: VW Clasico ends 19 months of Chevy Aveo reign

VW Clasico Mexico July 2013. Picture courtesy of David CurryVW Clasico in Mexico City, Mexico June 2013. Many thanks to my friend David for the pic!

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Once again the Mexican new car market is in great shape, up 3% year-on-year in July to 86,645 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 588,632 units, up 9% on 2012. After 19 consecutive months of reign, the Chevrolet Aveo is upset by the VW Clasico this month, with the latter selling 4,682 units for a 5.4% market share (up 45% on July 2012) vs. 4,315 and 5% for the Aveo. It’s the first time since November 2011 that the Clasico manages to rank #1 in Mexico, and also the first time since November 2011 that the Aveo is not #1. Based on photos taken by my friend David C in Mexico City it’s fair to say the Clasico can thank taxi companies for its newly acquired pole position. Year-to-date however, the Aveo is still #1 by far with 35,465 sales and 6% vs. 30,548 and 5.2% for the Clasico.

Chevrolet Sonic Mexico July 2013Chevrolet Sonic

The Nissan Tsuru continues to amaze given its old age, up a whopping 61% year-on-year to #3 at 4,047 units and 4.7% while the Nissan Versa is up 4% at #4 and the VW Nuevo Jetta up 23% at #5. The other great performer this month – and potentially part of the explanation for the Aveo falling down from its throne – is the Chevrolet Sonic beating its ranking record in the country for the 2nd month in a row, up two ranks on June to #6 thanks to 2,362 sales and 2.7%. The Honda CR-V is up a fantastic 59% year-on-year to get back inside the Top 10 at #7 and the Nissan Sentra is down 2 to #11 in spite of sales up 85% year-on-year.

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