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Uruguay January-February 2016: Suzuki holds fort, market down 23%

Suzuki Celerio Uruguay February 2016Suzuki is #1 in Uruguay so far in 2016

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The Uruguayan new car market is in great difficulty in this start of 2016 with January sales down 21% to 3.225 units and February deliveries down 27% to 2.908, pulling the year-to-date total down 23% to 6.133. Suzuki holds onto the #1 spot it acquired for the first time last year at 12.3% share over the first two months of the year but drops to #2 below Chevrolet in February. Volkswagen (-6%) ties for 2nd place with the American manufacturer so far this year. Nissan and Renault are in positive in February, Chery (#7) returns to the top of the ranking with 5.6% share that month but was outsold by Geely in January, with BYD (#10), FAW (#15), Great Wall (#17), Dongfeng (#19) and JAC the other Chinese in the February Top 20. Chinese brands hold 17.4% of the Uruguyan market so far in 2016, in decline over the same period in 2015 when they commended a 20% share.

Previous post: Uruguay Full Year 2015: Suzuki takes charge in market down 8%

One year ago (Jan): Uruguay January 2015: Suzuki snaps top spot again

One year ago (Feb): Uruguay February 2015: Suzuki takes off, cements new leadership

Full January and February 2016 Top 40 All-brands Ranking Table below.

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