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After a 17.3% surge in May, 13.7% in June and a more discreet 2.3% in July, the Brazilian new car market soars 17.8% in August to 209.871 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5.8% to 1.380.088. This is the largest year-on-year gain in well over four years, since the 29% surge of April 2013. Brazilian car sales are well and truly out of trouble. Brand leader Chevrolet manages to outpace the galloping market with a 25% surge to 18.2% share, distancing Fiat at 14% (-1%) and Volkswagen at 12.5%, up 41% on a particularly weak August 2016 score. Hyundai (+18%) remains in 4th place above Ford (+6%) and Toyota (+7%). Honda (+30%) and most strikingly Jeep (+95%) beat the market in the Top 10, while below Peugeot (+23%), Mercedes (+40%), Suzuki (+62%), Lifan (+74%) and Chery (+100%) also do so, the latter enjoying a fourth consecutive month inside Brazil’s Top 20 brands.
Nothing car stop the frenzied sales trajectory of the Chevrolet Onix, up another 49% year-on-year in August to an astounding 8.8% share, its highest since last February (9%). The Hyundai HB20 (+1%) and Ford Ka (+8%) on the other hand lose share vs. August 2016. The Chevrolet Prisma (+27%) duplicates the success of the Onix and leaps on to 4th place this month ahead of the VW Gol back up 51% on a dismal August 2016. Notice also the Fiat Mobi up 40% to #8 and the VW Fox up 47% to #9. The Jeep Renegade reclaims the SUV title at #12 overall, distancing the Honda HR-V (-10%), Hyundai Creta up to a record #14 also hit last April and the Jeep Compass down 5 spots on July to #165. The Fiat Argo timidly gains one spot on last month to #17, crossing the 4.000 monthly sales mark for the first time in August. Finally the Renault Kwid soars 50 ranks on last month to break into the Top 30 at #27. The Chery QQ remains the most popular Chinese nameplate in Brazil at #69 ahead of the Lifan X60 (+160%) at #82 and the JAC T5 (+213%) at #88.
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