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The Uruguayan new car market is stuck in recession with sales down 15% year-on-year in August to 3.584 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 32.653 units, down 6% on 2014. Suzuki confirms it is the new uncontested leader in the country with another strong month at 14.5% market share, distancing Volkswagen at 11.7% while Fiat is up one spot thanks to a very vigorous 392 units and 10.9% share. Chevrolet, #1 only last year, drops under 10% of the market to a paltry fourth position. Citroen jumps 5 spots on July to #9 with 4.2% vs. 2.3% so far this year and Geely is back up 10 ranks to #13. As a whole, Chinese carmakers hold 16% of the Uruguayan market in August as well as year-to-date.
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Full August 2015 Top 40 brands Ranking Table below.