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Mexico August 2015: Nissan Versa topples Chevrolet Aveo

Nissan Versa Mexico August 2015The Nissan Versa ends 22 consecutive months of Chevrolet Aveo reign.

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The Mexican new car market delivers an astounding 8th consecutive monthly record at 112.038 registrations in August, up 8% on the previous record in 2014. The year-to-date total now stands at an all-time high 833.577 units after 8 months, up a smashing 19% on the same period last year. Manufacturer-wise, Nissan continues its one-man-show, once again outpacing the market with sales up 10% to 29.179 and 26% share, distancing General Motors at 17.9% (-14%), Volkswagen at 13.7% (+17%) and FCA Mexico at 7.5% (+17%). Toyota is up two spots on July to #5, Ford down two to #6 and Honda down one to #7. Hyundai holds its rank within the Top 10 thanks to sales up 82% to lodge a third consecutive record month at 2.553 units while sister brand Kia improves 8% on its launch month to 1.620 registrations at #12. Lincoln is up 35%, Peugeot up 38% and Volvo up 40%.

Nissan March Mexico August 2015At #4, the March is one of six Nissan nameplates in the Mexican Top 10.

We witness a rare event in the models sales charts: for the first time since September 2013, the Chevrolet Aveo isn’t the best-selling nameplate in Mexico. This honour goes to the Nissan Versa, topping the Mexican popularity contest for the first time in the nameplate’s history with 5.673 sales and 5.1% share. This is only the fourth month in the past four years that the Aveo is not #1 in Mexico, the others being in July, August and September 2013 (VW Clasico). Nissan illustrates its domination by placing no less than 6 nameplates in the August Top 10: the Versa (#1), March (#4), Tsuru (#5), Sentra (#6), Tiida (#9) and X-Trail (#10). The VW Nuevo Jetta is up one spot on last month to #3 and the VW Vento falls back to #7.

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Previous month: Mexico July 2015: Kia launches in record market up 16%

One year ago: Mexico August 2014: Nissan, Chevrolet and Toyota impress

Full August 2015 Top 10 models and Top 30 manufacturers below.

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