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The Mexican new car market is up a splendid 8% year-on-year in December to reach 119,364 registrations, its highest monthly figure in 6 years (since the 126,350 hit in December 2007), and bringing the final 2013 total to 1,063,363 units, also up a very robust 8% on 2012. This is the first time since 2008 that Mexico is above one million annual sales. Brand-wise, both Nissan at 24.8% share and Chevrolet at 19% evolve like the market, while Volkswagen shoots up 17% to 156,313 sales and 14.7%. Ford (+4%) passes Chrysler (-10%) with Toyota (+8%), Honda (+11%) and Mazda (+33%) following. Notice Audi up 23%, BMW up 20%, Fiat up 63% and Peugeot up 33%.
Model-wise, the Chevrolet Aveo is the most popular vehicle in the country for the second year running in spite of sales down 1% to 65,331 for a 6.1% market share. After leading the market in 2011 but falling down to #3 last year, the VW Clasico is back up one spot and 21% to #2 at 54,603 units and 5.1%, topping the monthly charts 4 times this year and passing the Nissan Versa up just 3% to 49,004 sales and 4.6%. Incredibly, the antediluvian but cheap Nissan Tsuru manages to gain 34% year-on-year to remain #4 at 46,298 units and 4.4%, keeping its distance with the VW Nuevo Jetta up 19% at #5.
Excellent year for the Chevrolet Spark up 28% to #6 and for the Nissan Sentra up 29% to #7, both models gaining 4 spots on their 2012 ranking. Finally, notice the Chevrolet Sonic landing at #12, the Chevrolet Trax selling 16,613 units and the Renault Duster at an impressive 10,994 sales both models having just launched this year.
December and Full Year 2013 Top 10 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.