Chile August 2017: Nissan #1 again, Chinese up 82% in market up 44%
BAIC sales are up 7-fold in Chile thanks to the launch of the X25 (pictured), X35 and X55 SUVs.
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New light vehicle sales in Chile are up a flamboyant 44% year-on-year in August to 35.354 registrations, the largest year-on-year gain since March 2011 (+56.8%). This spectacular result lifts the year-to-date total up 20.8% to 226.109 units. Nissan manages to hold onto the top spot it snapped last month thanks to deliveries more than doubling year-on-year at +102% to 9.8% share, but remains in 4th place year-to-date at 8.4% (+32%). Chevrolet (+32%), Hyundai (+10%) and Kia (+18%) round up the Top 4 but all trail the market growth and lose share year-on-year. Ford (+50%), Toyota (+56%) and Renault (+71%) also shine inside the Top 10 while below, Volkswagen (+114%), the Great Wall Group (+89%), JAC (+77%), Chery (+147%), Dongfeng (+56%), BAIC (+624%) and MG (+125%) all post spectacular gains. All-in-all, Chinese carmakers are up a whopping 82% year-on-year this month to 11.1% share vs. 10% so far in 2017.
Previous month: Chile July 2017: Nissan leads, Chinese up 37% in market up 25%
One year ago: Chile August 2016: Hyundai overtakes Kia and takes charge
Full August 2017 Top 50 All-brands ranking table below.