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Argentina May 2016: Toyota Hilux takes the YTD lead

Toyota Hilux Argentina May 2016The Toyota Hilux is now the most popular nameplate in Argentina in 2016.

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Argentinean new car sales confirm they are on the road to recovery in May, gaining 25% year-on-year to 58.906 units, leading to a year-to-date total up 10% to 280.497 deliveries. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the country but loses share year-on-year due to a meagre 7% improvement to 9.311 units and 15.8%. Ford (+14%), Renault (+77%) and Toyota (+53%) all overtake Chevrolet (+7%), knocked down to 5th place vs. #2 year-to-date. Honda (+37%), Peugeot (+66%), Agrale (+117%), BMW (+397%) and Jeep (+768%) all brilliantly outperform the market inside the Top 20. Model-wise, we have a new leader: thanks to deliveries up 91% to 3.362 with the new generation, the Toyota Hilux bypasses the Chevrolet Classic in the year-to-date ranking at 13.092 (+28%) vs. 12.716 (+46%) while the 2015 leader, the VW Gol Trend, is down 3% to #4 and 11.460 units. The VW Amarok is up a stunning 76% to land in 4th place overall, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Argentina this month.

Previous month: Argentina April 2016: Toyota Hilux leads, Renault Duster Oroch lands

One year ago: Argentina May 2015: Can the new Sandero save Renault?

Full May 2016 Top 34 All-brands and Top 182 All-models below.

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