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Chile January 2017: Nissan takes lead in market up 7%

Nissan is #1 overall in Chile in January 

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New car sales in Chile gain 7% year-on-year in January to 27.308 registrations, and this time Nissan (+29%) snaps the brands top spot with 2.581 sales and 9.5% share vs. ranking 5th over the Full Year 2016. That’s just 7 units above Chevrolet at 9.4% (+4%) and 52 above Hyundai at 9.3% (+19%). Kia (-1%) and Suzuki (-3%) go in reverse, Toyota gains 9%, Ford is up 21% and Peugeot up 12% but Mazda (-19%) and Mitsubishi (-27%) struggle. Outside the Top 10, Volkswagen (+44%), Chery (+53%), Mercedes (+64%), FAW (+83%), JAC (+94%), Lifan (+123%) and Foton (+420%) take off, meaning Chinese carmakers monopolise the four largest year-on-year gains this month. As a whole, Chinese brands are up 29% to represent 9.3% of the Chilean market in January vs. 8% over the Full Year 2016.

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