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Colombia January 2017: Chevrolet drops 5%, Renault up 15%

The Chevrolet Spark is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in January. 

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The Colombian new car market is up 3% year-on-year in January to 17.215 registrations. Building on a trend we witness all across 2016, the two most popular carmakers in the country evolve in opposite ways: Chevrolet continues to decline at -5% to 4.123 registrations and 24% share whereas Renault gains another 15% to 3.692 and 21.4% share vs. 20.1% in FY16. Nissan (+38%) and Mazda (+25%) frankly outpace the market, both overtaking Kia (-19%) while Ford (+23%), Toyota (+45%) and Volkswagen (+26%) also shine inside the Top 10. Suzuki tumbles down 24% and Hyundai continues to implode at -72%.

The Renault Captur breaks into the Colombian Top 15.

At #11 overall, JAC (+169%) is the most popular of the 23 Chinese brands present on the Colombian market, distancing Foton at #15 (+63%), Chery at #17 (-32%), Dongfeng at #18 (+10%) and Changan at #26 (+5%). Overall, Chinese carmakers account for 4.2% of the Colombian market in January. In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Spark (1.175) and Sail (1.039) pass the Renault Sandero (1.022) to take the lead of the charts, with the Renault Duster/Oroch strong at #4 and the Mazda3 up two spots on its FY16 ranking at #5. Notice also the Renault Clio up to #8 vs. #15 in FY16, the Nissan Frontier up to #11 vs, #14 and the Chevrolet Onix (#12) and Renault Captur (#13) breaking into the Top 15.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2016: Renault keeps strong momentum, places Sandero #1

One year ago: Colombia January 2016: Chevrolet resists on top, Mazda up to 4th place

Full January 2017 Top 65 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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