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Uruguay June 2018: Volkswagen defies market down 39.1%

Volkswagen limits its fall to -7% in Uruguay in June, resulting in a 18.9% share.

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2018 is turning out to be a year to forget for Uruguayan new car sales with June bringing a 5th consecutive year-on-year decline and the steepest so far at -39.1% to just 3.024 units, pulling the YTD volume down 14.8% to 22.335. Volkswagen (-7%) resists very well to remain in the brands lead with a smashing 18.9% share vs. 13.1% so far in 2018. Renault (-30%) rallies back up two spots on May to #2, holding onto the YTD lead at 14.1% share (+54%). Nissan (+4%) is the only carmaker in positive in the Top 6, gaining two ranks on May to #3. Suzuki (-39%), Fiat (-59%) and Chevrolet (-67%) sink while Toyota (+11%) and Hyundai (+1%) also manage a positive result inside the Top 10. Further down, Lifan surges 51% to land in 11th place with 2.1% share, with Haima (+150%), Subaru (+83%), JMC (+50%), Kia (+16%), BMW (+13%) and Mitsubishi (+8%) also advancing.

Previous month: Uruguay May 2018: Volkswagen, Fiat and Suzuki in photo finish

One year ago: Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

Full June 2018 Top 45 All-brands ranking below.

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