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Argentina January 2014: Ford Ecosport leader for the first time!

Ford Ecosport Argentina January 2014Ford Ecosport

* See the Top 204 All-models and Top 34 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

New car sales in Argentina are down 2% year-on-year in January to a still formidable 107,945 registrations, January traditionally being the strongest month of the year in Argentina. It had been creeping up the sales charts ever since it first launched in 2003 and it now gets the coronation it deserves: the Ford Ecosport is the most popular model in Argentina for the very first time this month thanks to a record-breaking 3,902 sales. It is also the first time the Ecosport tops any ranking in the world. It previous best ranking was #2 last May and June but strangely enough but illustrating the increasing fragmentation of the Argentinean new car market, the 3.6% market share it commands this month is not its highest ever, and by far: it reached 4.4% back in December 2010 but at the time it was only good enough for 3rd place.

VW Amarok Argentina January 2014The VW Amarok reaches a record 9th place this month.

Could the Argentinean models ranking be on the verge of a massive reshuffle? Leader in FY2013, the Chevrolet Classic is down to a horrid #20 this month, while the VW Gol Trend (#2 in FY2013) is down to #4 and the Renault Clio Mio (#3) is down to #10… Another long-term trend we are going to witness in 2014 is a shift towards pick-up trucks as they have become cheaper as a result of a change in taxation for passenger cars starting in 2014 (more on this – in Spanish – here). Illustrating this, the Toyota Hilux jumps up to #2 with 3,501 sales and 3.2% share this month, already ranking and volume records for the nameplate in Argentina and 2nd best-ever share below the 3.5% it hit in April 2012.

Renault Logan Argentina January 2014. Picture courtesy of Nuevo Logan

Similarly, the locally-produced VW Amarok is up to a record 9th place with 2,598 sales and 2.4% share, beating its previous bests of #10, 2,336 units and 2.3% share reached in January 2011. Other great performers this month in Argentina include the Peugeot 308 amazingly up 10 spots to #3 (this is still the first generation), the Peugeot 208 back up 22 ranks to #6, the Fiat Palio up 13 to #11, Toyota Etios up 12 to a best-ever #14, Renault Nuevo Logan up 18 to #16 and Citroen C4 up 12 to #17 vs. #43 over FY2013. The Chery Tiggo (#60) leads the Chinese attack ahead of the Chery QQ (#70) and Fulwin (#99).

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Full January 2014 Top 204 All-models and Top 34 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Argentina January 2014 – brands:

26Land Rover460.0%264460.0%27
27Alfa Romeo330.0%237000.1%24

Argentina January 2014 – models:

1Ford Ecosport3,9023.6%632,4453.4%4
2Toyota Hilux3,5013.2%727,2372.9%7
3Peugeot 3083,4453.2%1319,7832.1%14
4VW Gol Trend3,2553.0%434,0403.6%2
5Renault Duster3,1382.9%130,7843.2%5
6Peugeot 2083,1362.9%2813,3511.4%24
7Fiat Siena3,1102.9%922,5432.4%11
8VW Suran2,8952.7%523,1552.4%9
9VW Amarok2,5982.4%1615,6541.6%22
10Renault Clio Mio2,4962.3%233,1333.5%3
11Fiat Palio2,3942.2%2417,8711.9%18
12Peugeot Partner2,2402.1%1718,2531.9%17
13Renault Sandero2,1732.0%322,8822.4%10
14Toyota Etios2,1352.0%263,3320.3%60
15Toyota Corolla2,0131.9%2315,7601.7%21
16Renault Nuevo Logan1,9101.8%344830.1%122
17Citroen C41,7641.6%297,3060.8%43
18Ford Fiesta Kinetic1,7501.6%2018,5711.9%16
19Ford Focus III1,7031.6%83,4610.4%57
20Chevrolet Classic1,6621.5%1137,0183.9%1
21Ford Ranger1,5761.5%1520,2962.1%13
22Renault Kangoo1,5681.5%1020,9532.2%12
23Peugeot 207 Compact1,5621.4%2129,2363.1%6
24VW Voyage1,5311.4%1913,7481.4%23
25Chevrolet Spin1,5211.4%229,9961.0%33
26VW Gol Power1,4671.4%1223,8582.5%8
27Chevrolet Celta1,4651.4%1417,2301.8%19
28Chevrolet Onix1,4631.4%308,3360.9%39
29Citroen Nuevo C31,4421.3%3511,1581.2%27
30Peugeot 4081,3881.3%3310,7321.1%29
31Chevrolet S101,2741.2%3110,2071.1%31
32Fiat Strada1,1741.1%439,0951.0%34
33VW Vento1,0811.0%3610,5391.1%30
34Fiat Punto1,0721.0%548,2030.9%40
35Ford Ka1,0040.9%1818,8282.0%15
36Chevrolet Prisma9910.9%407,3330.8%42
37VW Fox9620.9%3812,1361.3%26
38VW Saveiro9240.9%427,1830.8%44
39Chevrolet Agile8990.8%3216,0451.7%20
40Fiat Uno 20108920.8%4510,0421.1%32
41Chevrolet Aveo8900.8%258,8790.9%36
42Chevrolet Tracker8600.8%472,1480.2%73
43Citroen Berlingo8370.8%398,4560.9%38
44Fiat Qubo8200.8%447,4810.8%41
45VW Bora8120.8%419,0150.9%35
46Renault Fluence7460.7%278,8570.9%37
47Chevrolet Cruze6910.6%505,5050.6%51
48Chevrolet Sonic6570.6%625,7350.6%48
49Honda Civic6520.6%533,9230.4%55
50Mercedes Sprinter6100.6%484,8710.5%52
51Citroen C3 Picasso5880.5%515,5620.6%49
52Fiat Fiorino5550.5%566,0700.6%46
53Fiat Uno Fire5270.5%496,6990.7%45
54Fiat Palio Weekend5250.5%654,3240.5%54
55Citroen C3 Aircross4870.5%605,5170.6%50
56Honda Fit4850.4%613,4100.4%59
57Fiat 5004780.4%692,7180.3%65
58Chevrolet Cobalt4310.4%526,0390.6%47
59Renault Nuevo Master4250.4%462,5510.3%67
60Chery Tiggo2990.3%633,2550.3%62
61VW CrossFox2910.3%942,4020.3%69
62Nissan Tiida2650.2%791,9580.2%77
63Fiat Doblo2620.2%803,2130.3%63
64Chevrolet Captiva2520.2%749760.1%96
65Peugeot 30082410.2%641,9670.2%76
66Toyota RAV42400.2%553,2720.3%61
67Renault Megane III2240.2%682,0610.2%75
68Fiat Idea2160.2%902,4050.3%68
69Toyota Hilux SW42070.2%592,7850.3%64
70Chery QQ2030.2%573,4490.4%58
71Iveco Daily2020.2%582,1820.2%71
72Chevrolet Spark1940.2%856980.1%112
73Nissan March1850.2%991,1300.1%91
74Nissan Versa1810.2%876150.1%117
75Honda City1800.2%1042,1650.2%72
76Peugeot Boxer1470.1%1036620.1%114
77Audi A3/S31430.1%711,2450.1%90
78VW Tiguan1420.1%911,3810.1%87
79Mercedes A Class1410.1%668700.1%101
80VW Passat1400.1%721,6260.2%82
81Peugeot Expert1380.1%963100.0%141
82Renault Logan1350.1%3711,0141.2%28
83Fiat Ducato1340.1%1001,4020.1%85
84Citroen DS31330.1%1067880.1%106
85Fiat Linea1330.1%1227810.1%107
86Honda CR-V1320.1%772,5600.3%66
87Peugeot Hoggar1230.1%1174810.1%123
88Audi A11090.1%821,6570.2%81
89Mercedes C Class1030.1%762,1140.2%74
90Fiat Bravo1010.1%811,0040.1%95
91Jeep Grand Cherokee1010.1%838530.1%103
92Ford Kuga980.1%671,3970.1%86
93Hyundai i10980.1%1101,0630.1%93
94Peugeot 4008970.1%751600.0%175
95Audi A4/S4920.1%841,3440.1%88
96Ford Fiesta One910.1%704,7590.5%53
97Peugeot 5008890.1%898580.1%102
98Hyundai Tucson820.1%1022,3510.2%70
99Chery Fulwin810.1%1094070.0%133
100Mercedes CLA800.1%781720.0%170
101VW Scirocco790.1%1158890.1%100
102Nissan Frontier740.1%981,4430.2%84
103Renault Symbol730.1%733,6430.4%56
104BMW 3 Series720.1%931,4560.2%83
105Peugeot 508690.1%1149670.1%97
106Citroen Jumper670.1%1133160.0%140
107Chevrolet Montana620.1%971,8960.2%79
108Chevrolet Camaro590.1%107460.0%189
109Jeep Compass560.1%867400.1%110
110Chevrolet Trailblazer560.1%924310.0%129
111Mercedes B Class560.1%957570.1%109
112Renault Koleos550.1%881,2530.1%89
113Mini Cooper510.0%1237000.1%111
114Dodge Journey490.0%1081,9190.2%78
115Smart Fortwo490.0%1324100.0%132
116Audi Q5480.0%1019300.1%99
117Audi A5/S5/RS5460.0%1125930.1%119
118Mitsubishi Outlander460.0%1292950.0%143
119Kia K2500/K2900450.0%1382730.0%149
120Mercedes GLK440.0%1117880.1%105
121Mercedes E Class420.0%1203520.0%137
122Hyundai i30370.0%161580.0%186
123Mercedes ML Class340.0%1452140.0%160
124Audi Q3320.0%1051,0610.1%94
125BMW 1 Series310.0%1261,0760.1%92
126Hyundai Veloster300.0%1195040.1%121
127Honda Accord290.0%1252390.0%153
128Kia Sorento290.0%1276470.1%116
129Range Rover Evoque290.0%1333530.0%136
130Ford Transit280.0%1349370.1%98
131Citroen C4 Picasso270.0%1167600.1%108
132Ford Mondeo260.0%1442240.0%157
133Mitsubishi L200250.0%1433230.0%139
134Hyundai Santa Fe240.0%1402760.0%147
135Toyota Land Cruiser220.0%1314420.0%127
136Chery Face220.0%1494170.0%130
137Ford S-Max210.0%1241990.0%161
138Jeep Wrangler210.0%1543690.0%135
139Toyota Camry200.0%1532970.0%142
140BMW X3200.0%1644670.0%124
141Suzuki Grand Vitara200.0% –10.0%241
142Kia Sportage190.0%1186500.1%115
143Hyundai Genesis190.0%1302620.0%151
144Volvo V40190.0%169430.0%195
145Dodge Ram180.0%1211670.0%173
146Nissan X-Trail180.0%1373410.0%138
147Peugeot 207180.0%1712690.0%150
148Alfa Romeo Mi.To170.0%1284660.0%125
149Citroen C4 Aircross170.0%152290.0%199
150Hyundai H1170.0%1592240.0%158
151Citroen DS4170.0%1744510.0%126
152Kia Soul170.0%1791640.0%174
153Alfa Romeo Giulietta160.0%1352320.0%156
154VW Sharan160.0%1571750.0%169
155Mercedes SLK140.0%1391900.0%165
156Toyota 86 FT/GT140.0%1482360.0%155
157Hyundai Elantra140.0%162350.0%196
158Land Rover Freelander140.0%170340.0%198
159Jeep Patriot130.0%1368010.1%104
160Subaru Forester120.0%1421220.0%179
161Mitsubishi Lancer120.0%168580.0%185
162BMW 5 Series120.0%1721900.0%164
163Mercedes CLS120.0%186440.0%192
164Volvo S60110.0%1601700.0%172
165BMW X1110.0%1762470.0%152
166Audi TT100.0%1511710.0%171
167Audi A690.0%147960.0%180
168Peugeot RCZ90.0%1832360.0%154
169VW Touareg80.0%1462150.0%159
170Chrysler Town & Country80.0%158850.0%182
171Kia Rio80.0%185770.0%183
172Porsche Cayenne70.0%1411960.0%162
173Chery Skin70.0%1562760.0%148
174Chrysler 300C70.0%173140.0%209
175BMW X670.0%1752800.0%146
176Audi Q760.0%1501900.0%166
177Volvo XC6060.0%1552910.0%144
178Nissan Murano60.0%197440.0%194
179Audi A750.0%167760.0%184
180BMW Z440.0%196440.0%193
181Audi R840.0% –50.0%220
182Volvo C3030.0%181540.0%188
183Mercedes GL Class30.0%193120.0%210
184Renault Clio30.0%1943730.0%134
185Citroen C530.0%200230.0%203
186Land Rover Defender30.0%20490.0%214
187Chevrolet Meriva30.0% –6110.1%118
188Porsche Boxster30.0% –120.0%211
189Volvo XC9030.0% –100.0%213
190Subaru XV20.0%1651780.0%167
191BMW X520.0%1661760.0%168
192Subaru Outback20.0%1801230.0%178
193Mercedes Viano20.0%190460.0%190
194Toyota Prius20.0%199250.0%202
195Ferrari 45820.0%20550.0%219
196Citroen Xsara Picasso20.0% –6770.1%113
197Subaru Tribeca10.0%163140.0%208
198VW Gol Country10.0%1784110.0%131
199Jeep Cherokee10.0%1841410.0%177
200Citroen C310.0%1884310.0%128
201Porsche 91110.0%191350.0%197
202Mini Countryman10.0%202150.0%207
203Audi A810.0%203110.0%212
204Kia Cerato10.0% –960.0%181

Source: ACARA,

Note: The brands ranking includes heavy commercial vehicles, the models ranking doesn’t.

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