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After two months of decline, the Puerto Rican new light vehicle market is back into positive territory in July , up 2% year-on-year to 8,110 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 57,650 units, also up 2% on 2012. The Toyota Corolla (7.4%) and Yaris (6.2%) keep the lead but Kia delivers another outstanding month, #2 brand on the island for the 2nd time in a row thanks to 981 sales and 12.1% share and now #3 year-to-date. The Korean manufacturer places the Rio in third position in the models ranking at 434 units and 5.4%, up one spot on June while the Forte is down 4 to a still excellent #9 and 2.4%. The Toyota RAV4 also excels thanks to the new generation, up 4 ranks to #4 and 3.8%.
It’s a relatively good month for US models (compared to traditionally mediocre results), with 6 of them in the Top 26 best-sellers this month. The Jeep Wrangler leads the way as usual at #7 (+2), followed by the Ford Fiesta, up an excellent 12 spots to #10, the Ford Escape at #19 (+6), Chevrolet Sonic at #22 (+11), Jeep Grand Cherokee at #23 (-5) and Ford F-Series at #26 (+8). Notice also the Mitsubishi Outlander down 6 to a still very solid #18, the Fiat 500 up an astounding 44 spots to #29, Mazda CX-5 up 8 to #32 and the Scion tC up 34 to #42.
Previous month: Puerto Rico (USA) June 2013: Kia places Rio and Forte in Top 5
Previous year: Puerto Rico Full Year 2012: Toyota Yaris and Corolla on top
Full July 2013 Top 182 All-models and Top 28 All-brands Ranking Tables below.