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The Argentinian new car market shoots up 19.6% year-on-year in February to 68.406 registrations, a new all-time record for the month lifting the year-to-date tally up 24.8% to a record 187.300 units after just two months. Toppled by Renault in January, Volkswagen reclaims its traditional pole position this month but vastly trails the market at just +9% to 16.2% share. Renault shines at +35%, distancing Chevrolet (+12%) and Ford (+17%) while Fiat (+48%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10 followed closely by Nissan (+45%). Further down, Smart (+543%), Jeep (+164%), Audi (+88%), Kia (+40%) and Hyundai (+35%) impress but once again it is Chinese carmakers that post some of the most spectacular gains: Chery (+64%), Lifan (+138%), Geely (+856%) and Dongfeng (+1975%) all evolve frankly higher than their respective 2017 levels, with Chinese manufacturers as a whole up a whopping 118% to 1.4% share.
Over in the models ranking, the freshly facelifted Toyota Etios posts its first ever win in Argentina thanks to deliveries up 26% to 3.9% share. The race for the February title was extremely tight with the Etios distancing the Toyota Hilux by just 32 units, the VW Gol by 41 and the Chevrolet Onix (+47%) by 54. Year-to-date, the Onix holds onto the top spot thanks to a very strong January result. The Fiat Palio (+26%), Peugeot 208 (+31%), Chevrolet Prisma (+38%) and Renault Kangoo (+39%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. For its 4th month of sales, the Renault Kwid breaks into the Argentinean Top 10 for the first time at #10. Other great performers include the VW Polo (+405%), Ford Ka (+137%), Jeep Renegade (+137%), Renault Captur (+85%) and Fiat Mobi (+83%).
Full February 2018 Top 45 All-brands and Top 220 All-models below.