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Argentina July 2016: Chevrolet Classic passes relay to Prisma & Onix

Chevrolet Onix Argentina July 2016Chevrolet Onix 

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The Argentinean new light vehicle market confirms it is on the mend with a 4% year-on-year gain in July to 62.019 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 6% to 394.460 registrations. Volkswagen reclaims the brands lead it holds year-to-date despite sales down 11% to 9.179, and is followed this month by Renault (+1%), Chevrolet (+19%), Ford (+5%) and Toyota (+4%) with Fiat (-1%) rounding out the Top 6. Peugeot (+25%), Honda (+53%), Nissan (+39%), Audi (+63%) and most strikingly Volvo (+162%), BMW (+625%), Mini (+975%) and Jeep (+981%) all post spectacular gains.

Fiat Mobi Argentina July 2016The Fiat Mobi lands in Argentina in July. 

Model-wise, the Toyota Hilux celebrates four consecutive months in pole position with 2.932 sales and 4.7% share, distancing the Fiat Palio at 2.680, the Renault Clio Mio at 2.470 and the VW Gol Trend at 2.457. Once upon a time, the Chevrolet Classic – the overall market leader from 2009 to 2013 – dominated Argentinean sales charts. This month seems to mark the passing of relay between the Classic (-54%) and Chevrolet’s much newer – and just facelifted – duo the Onix (#5 at +153%) and Prisma (#12 at +112%), already outstanding successes in Brazil. July also sees the arrival of the Fiat Mobi at #95 while the brand’s June launch, the Toro, climbs up 21 spots to #37.

Previous month: Argentina June 2016: Toyota Hilux stays on top, Fiat Toro lands

One year ago: Argentina July 2015: Volkswagen & Renault buck negative trend

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