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Argentina March 2018: Chevrolet Prisma signs first win in record market

The Chevrolet Prisma is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina for the first time.

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It’s a third record month in a row for Argentinean new car sales, up 9.4% to 83.954 units, beating the previous March record of 81.901 established back in 2012. The year-to-date volume now stands at a record 272.159, up 19.9% on the same period in 2017. Chevrolet soars 13% and gains two spots on February to snap the brands top spot with 14.2% share, just 44 units above Volkswagen (-10.1%) at 14.1%. Renault (+14%) drops one spot to #3 at 13.4%, distancing Ford (+8%), Fiat (+19%) and Toyota (+13%) all above 10% share. The remainder of the Top 10 features great performers Nissan (+38%), Citroen (+18%) and Peugeot (+17%) while Mercedes (-11%) is the worst performer. Further down, Dongfeng (+1250%), Geely (+525%), Smart (+213%), Subaru (+113%), Suzuki (+106%), Audi (+103%), Lifan (+96%), JMC (+89%), Jeep (+81%), Agrale (+70%) and Dodge (+37%) stand out.

Model-wise, Chevrolet posts a stunning 1-2 with the Prisma lodging its first-ever monthly win thanks to deliveries up 51% (previous best: #5) and the Onix up 24% to #2, cementing its year-to-date leadership with sales up 52% to 4.1% share. The Toyota Etios, #1 in February, is down to #3 but holds onto a solid 2nd place YTD. The Ford Ka is up 32% year-on-year and 7 ranks on last month to #4, the Toyota Hilux is up 13% but down 3 spots to #5 while the Renault Kwid edges up one spot to break its ranking record at #9 and the Ford Escosport is up 77% and 12 spots to #10. The VW Polo is propelled up 7-fold to #12 by the new generation, the Fiat Argo is up 9 spots to #14 and the Fiat Cronos up 22 to #32. The VW Virtus lands at #123.

Previous month: Argentina February 2018: Toyota Etios posts first win in record market

One year ago: Argentina March 2017: VW Gol and Renault Sandero on top

Full March 2018 Top 45 All-brands and Top 212 All-models below.

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