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Colombia June 2018: Toyota (+41%), VW (+40%) can’t help negative market

Toyota Hilux sales surge 139% year-on-year so far in 2018 in Colombia.

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The Colombian new vehicle market returns to negative territory in June at -7.6% year-on-year to 18.324 registrations, yet the YTD tally halfway through 2018 manages to remain positive, but just: +0.3% to 113.491 units. As it was the case at almost each end of quarter over the past year (June 2017, December 2017 and March 2018), Renault (-13%) benefits from  backloaded sales to take the lead of the brands ranking with a strong 19.9% share vs. just 18.4% for Chevrolet (-19%) which nevertheless retains the YTD top spot at 20.8% share vs. 19.6% for Renault. Nissan (+10%) and Mazda (+14%) deliver solid scores and remain at #3 and #4 respectively, but it’s Toyota (+41%) and Volkswagen (+40%) who post, and by far, the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 15. At the other end of the scale, Hyundai (-58%), Foton (-38%), Ford (-32%) and BMW (-22%) implode. Further down, Fiat (+340%), JMC (+218%), International (+213%) and Jeep (+184%) all score spectacular gains in the remainder of the Top 30.

FIrst Half 2018 models ranking is also available, showing the continued domination of the Renault Sandero, solid at +4% whereas the remainder of the podium is in negative: the Chevrolet Spark (-5%) and Renault Logan (-8%), The Logan, as well as the Kia Picanto up a very satisfying 13% both gain one spot vs. a year ago, benefiting from the freefalling of the Chevrolet Sail (-33%) in the wake of the Chevrolet Beat’s arrival, the most popular new launch over the period landing directly at #15. Inside the Top 15, the Chevrolet Onix (+39%), Nissan March (+22%), Mazda CX-5 (+17%) and Mazda2 (+16%) also brilliantly post double-digit gains. Further down, the Toyota Hilux (+139%), Fortuner (+117%), VW Amarok (+115%), VW Jetta (+102%) and Hyundai Grand i10 (+80%) also impress.

Previous month: Colombia May 2018: Volkswagen, Toyota, Fiat pull market up 3.4%

One year ago: Colombia First Half 2017: Sandero #1, Alaskan above Amarok, Ranger

Full June 2018 Top 30 brands and H1 2018 Top 50 models below.

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