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Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

Volkswagen is now the best-selling brand in Uruguay in 2017. 

* See the Top 40 All-brands ranking by clicking on the title *

The Uruguayan new car market continues to gallop ahead in August with sales up 20% year-on-year to 4.423, leading to a year-to-date tally up 26% to 34.571 units. This month we witness a change of guard in the brands ranking: thanks to deliveries up 37% to 12.9% share, Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet – despite the latter being up 89% to 10% share – to lead the YTD ranking with 4.929 units (+50%) vs. 4.902 (+114%) for the American brand. In fact, the Top four best-selling carmakers in the country in August frankly beat the market growth, with Renault up 46% to #2 and Suzuki up 51% to #3. Fiat, leader over the Full Year 2016 but down to #5 this year, is with Ford (-33%) the only manufacturer to lose ground in the Top 10 (-23%). Notice also Nissan up 49%, Peugeot up 36% and Citroen up 59%. Chinese carmakers follow the market at +20% to 13% share, led by FAW at #11 (+45%), JAC at #12 (+791%), BYD at #15 (-10%), Lifan at #16 (-5%), Great Wall at #17 (+141%) and Geely at #18 (-52%). In total, 15 of the 40 brands selling at least one unit in Uruguay this month are Chinese.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2017: VW leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

One year ago: Uruguay August 2016: Fiat back to #1, Renault and Ford shine

Full August 2017 Top 40 All-brands ranking table below.

Uruguay August 2017 – brands:

PosBrandAug-17%/16Jul2017%/16PosFY16
1Volkswagen57212.9%37%14,92914.3%50%12
2Renault53612.1%46%52,9228.5%19%54
3Suzuki50511.4%51%23,2259.3%23%43
4Chevrolet44110.0%89%34,90214.2%114%25
5Fiat3257.3%-23%43,75310.9%7%31
6Nissan2856.4%49%62,0736.0%27%66
7Peugeot2565.8%36%71,8585.4%58%79
8Hyundai1854.2%13%81,7795.1%47%87
9Citroen1814.1%59%91,0503.0%46%1013
10Ford1743.9%-33%111,3603.9%31%98
11FAW1002.3%45%127172.1%75%1216
12JAC982.2%791%252340.7%26%2224
13Toyota952.1%-21%108742.5%-16%1110
14Honda872.0%85%134641.3%28%1517
15BYD791.8%-10%144801.4%-31%1415
16Lifan731.7%-5%155551.6%-26%1314
17Great Wall701.6%141%204101.2%56%1721
18Geely511.2%-52%173981.2%-48%1812
19Mercedes471.1%4%182650.8%9%2119
20DongFeng350.8%-17%193180.9%35%1922
21Chery320.7%n/a162870.8%6%2020
22Kia300.7%-74%214551.3%-25%1611
23Mitsubishi290.7%-55%271720.5%-55%2418
24BMW260.6%30%221860.5%12%2326
25Chana190.4%-37%241270.4%-19%2627
26Subaru190.4%58%28860.2%-2%2930
27Audi170.4%13%231370.4%6%2528
28Jeep100.2%-62%291070.3%-42%2725
29Mazda90.2%-10%26980.3%-8%2829
30Changhe90.2%80%33500.1%28%3133
31Tata70.2%-81%30520.2%-58%3023
32Mini50.1%67%31460.1%24%3234
33Land Rover40.1%300% –50.0%-38%4543
34Zotye20.0%-33%38410.1%-42%3331
35Haima20.0%0%34340.1%750%3438
36Haval20.0%n/a32150.0%650%3647
37Shineray20.0%100%4080.0%-20%4041
38Porsche20.0%n/a –80.0%60%4245
39JMC10.0%n/a3970.0%-22%4342
40Maserati10.0%n/a –70.0%600%4446
 –Chinese57513.0%20% –3,56910.3%-9% – –

Source: Autodata

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