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Uruguay January 2017: Chevrolet rallies back up 61% to #1

Chevrolet is back in charge of the Uruguayan market. 

* See the Top 43 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title *

New car sales in Uruguay leap up 17% year-on-year in January to 3.877 units. Once unquestioned market leader, Chevrolet had gone down to a paltry 5th place over the Full Year 2016. The American brand rallies back 61% in January to snap the top spot with 15.8% share, distancing Volkswagen at 13.7% (+27%), Suzuki at 10.9% and 2016 leader Fiat at 7.2% (-29%). The rest of the Top 10 outpaces the market: Renault (+19%), Nissan (+48%), Peugeot (+58%), Ford (+63%), Kia (+96%) and Hyundai (+134%). Further down, notice Great Wall (+92%), Dongfeng (+48%) and Mercedes (+50%) with Chinese carmakers (-19%) accounting for 11.3% of the Uruguayan market this month vs. 12.8% over FY16.

Previous post: Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat takes control in market down 8%

One year ago: Uruguay January-February 2016: Suzuki holds fort, market down 23%

Full January 2017 Top 43 All-brands ranking below.

Uruguay January 2017 – brands:

PosBrandJan-17%/16DecFY16
1Chevrolet61115.8%61%15
2Volkswagen53213.7%27%32
3Suzuki42110.9%0%43
4Fiat2807.2%-29%21
5Renault2717.0%19%54
6Nissan2586.7%48%86
7Hyundai2416.2%134%97
8Peugeot2025.2%58%69
9Ford1483.8%63%78
10Kia1333.4%96%1011
11Toyota1163.0%1%1110
12Lifan862.2%12%1314
13Geely681.8%-34%1412
14Citroen611.6%-29%1213
15FAW531.4%-30%1616
16Great Wall461.2%92%1521
17BYD461.2%-43%1915
18Honda401.0%-18%1817
19Chery391.0%-60%2220
20DongFeng371.0%48%2122
21JAC210.5%0%2424
22BMW200.5%18%2626
23Mercedes180.5%50%1719
24Mitsubishi170.4%-45%2318
25Jeep170.4%n/a2525
26Tata160.4%60%2023
27Zotye130.3%-13%2931
28Mazda120.3%-14%2729
29Subaru90.2%80%3030
30Audi70.2%-50%2828
31Chana70.2%-42%3227
32Haima40.1%n/a3338
33Foton40.1%n/a3536
34ZNA40.1%n/a4040
35Mini30.1%-25%3434
36Changhe30.1%-25%3733
37Shineray30.1%n/a41
38Porsche30.1%0%45
39Maserati20.1%n/a3646
40Haval20.1%new4247
41Ram10.0%-50%3839
42BAIC10.0%n/a3937
43Dodge10.0%-50%35
Chinese43711.3%-19%

Source: Autodata

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