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Colombia May 2016: Renault & Ford post double-digit gains, market at -13%

Ford Explorer Colombia May 2016. Picture courtesy motortrend.comFord sales are up 14% year-on-year in May in Colombia. 

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Colombia is back in hell in May: after -21% in January-11% in February and -20% in March there was a glimmer of hope in April at -7% but May volumes are back down 13% to 19.485 units, pulling the market down 15% year-to-date to 96.613 sales. Market leader Chevrolet (-22%) keeps its distance with fast-growing Renault (+11%) at 24.3% share this month vs. 18.6% for the French manufacturer, these figures to be compared with a respective 24.5% (-14%) and 20.1% (+6%) year-to-date. These two brands dominate the Colombian market head and shoulders so far this year, with Kia (-7%), Ford (+14%) and Mazda (+4%) rounding up the May Top 5. Notice also Mitsubishi (+4%), Toyota (+7%), Ssangyong (+21%), Honda (+27%), Hino (+38%) and Changan (+61%) all posting positive results inside the Top 30.

Previous month: Colombia April 2016: Market slows down its fall, Chevrolet breathes

One year ago: Colombia May 2015: Mazda and Suzuki stay afloat in market down 16%

Full May 2016 Top 30 brands ranking below.

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