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Uruguay March 2018: Renault (+74%) repeats in market down 14.1%

Renault is the most popular carmaker in Uruguay for the 2nd straight month.

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New car sales in Uruguay continue to skid down at -14.1% in March to 4.126 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 7.5% to 11.652 units. Renault ignores the surrounding gloom with deliveries shooting up 74% to 14,7% share, cementing its newfound YTD leadership at 16.3% (+95%). Chevrolet (-1%) climbs back up one spot to #2 whereas Fiat freefalls 39% to #3. Citroen (+19%), Nissan (+54%) and most strikingly Kia (+219%) also defy the odds in the Top 10. Further down, JAC (+127%), Changhe (+50%), Subaru (+42%), Great Wall (+41%) and BYD (+13%) impress but Chinese carmakers are down 37% overall to 7.3% share in March and down 24% to 8.7% year-to-date.

Previous month: Uruguay February 2018: Renault snaps lead in market down 12%

One year ago: Uruguay March-April 2017: Fiat leads market up 16%

Full March 2018 Top 37 All-brands ranking below.

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