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Bad news again for the Chilean new car market: down for the 2nd consecutive year at -16% to 282.232 registrations. Despite sales down an abysmal 31% year-on-year, Chevrolet remains the most popular manufacturer in Chile for the 33rd consecutive year, but is now under threat from Kia (-10%) and Hyundai (-22%) which took turns taking the lead for a couple of months each this year. Nissan (+7%) is up two spots to land in 4th above Suzuki (+2%), Toyota (-20%), Mitsubishi (-2%) and Mazda (+2%). Ford is the best-selling non-Asian brand in the country at a paltry 9th spots and 4.1% share. Renault (+44%), Subaru (+3%) and GAC Gonow (+213%) are the only other carmakers gaining ground in the Top 30. Great Wall is once again the best-selling Chinese brand but is down 45% and 6 spots to #19. It is followed by Chery (#21), JAC (#22), ChangAn (#24) and Dongfeng (#26). There are 25 Chinese brands in the ranking, adding up to 8.4% share vs. 10.6% in 2014.
In the models ranking, the Hyundai Accent reclaims an annual title it last held back in 2010 by the tiniest of margins: it sells one single unit more than the #2, the Mitsubishi L200, at 9.988 vs. 9.987… The Kia Rio rounds out the podium, followed by the Chevrolet Sail and Suzuki Swift. Notice also the solid performances of the SsangYong Actyon (#9), Suzuki Grand Nomade (#11) and Mazda CX-5 (#13). The GAC Gonow Way (1.340 sales) fights with the Chevrolet N300 Max (1.423) for the title of best-selling China-made commercial vehicle.
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Full Year 2015 Top 60 All-brands and Top 20 models below.