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Uruguay August 2018: Suzuki leads, Volkswagen snaps YTD top spot

Suzuki is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in August.

* See the Top 40 All-brands by clicking on the title *

The Uruguayan new car market plunges another 12.4% year-on-year in August to 3.875 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down 16.3% to 28.935 units. Suzuki leaps up 19% year-on-year and 11 spots on July to #1 with a fantastic 15.5% market share vs. 9.3% so far in 2018. It is followed by Fiat up 80% to 15.1% and Volkswagen down 16% to 12.3%. Renault (-23%) and Chevrolet (-22%) both implode to complete the Top 5. This results in a complete reshuffle of the YTD order, with Volkswagen (-16%) snapping the top spot despite a hefty loss, ahead of Fiat (+4%) and Renault (+33%). Further down the ranking, Kia (+210%), Jeep (+90%), Toyota (+74%), Chana (+58%) and Mazda (+11%) are the rare carmakers standing out, while at the other end of the scale Chery (-97%), Geely (-94%), BYD (-84%), FAW (-77%), Mitsubishi (-62%), Ford (-60%), Honda (-56%), Mercedes (-47%), Dongfeng (-43%) and Subaru (-42%) all implode. As a whole, Chinese carmakers are down 59% year-on-year to just 6% share vs. 7.9% YTD.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2018: Volkswagen #1 again, teases Renault for YTD lead

One year ago: Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

Full August 2018 Top 40 All-brands ranking below.

Uruguay August 2018 – brands:

PosBrandAug-18%/17Jul2018%/17PosFY17
1Suzuki60015.5%19%122,7059.3%-16%55
2Fiat58615.1%80%23,89413.5%4%23
3Volkswagen47812.3%-16%13,94013.6%-20%11
4Renault41110.6%-23%33,88813.4%33%34
5Chevrolet3428.8%-22%42,98810.3%-39%42
6Nissan2356.1%-18%52,2087.6%7%66
7Peugeot1985.1%-23%71,1393.9%-39%88
8Hyundai1955.0%5%61,3894.8%-22%77
9Toyota1654.3%74%99463.3%8%911
10Citroen1112.9%-39%89393.2%-11%1010
11Kia932.4%210%106202.1%36%1215
12Ford701.8%-60%116742.3%-50%119
13Lifan511.3%-30%155812.0%5%1313
14Great Wall461.2%-34%133151.1%-23%1517
15Honda381.0%-56%193421.2%-26%1416
16Chana300.8%58%30850.3%-33%2826
17JAC290.7%-70%222230.8%-5%1822
18Mercedes250.6%-47%172210.8%-17%1920
19FAW230.6%-77%232500.9%-65%1712
20DongFeng200.5%-43%181980.7%-38%2019
21Jeep190.5%90%211060.4%-1%2527
22BMW180.5%-31%241700.6%-9%2123
23Audi160.4%-6%271060.4%-23%2625
24BYD130.3%-84%143051.1%-36%1614
25Mitsubishi110.3%-62%161210.4%-30%2324
26Subaru110.3%-42%251050.4%22%2729
27Mazda100.3%11%28720.2%-27%2928
28Changhe90.2%0%32340.1%-32%3031
29Haima50.1%150%31190.1%-44%3234
30Mini40.1%-20%33280.1%-39%3130
31Geely30.1%-94%201200.4%-70%2418
32Land Rover20.1%-50%29160.1%220%3346
33Chery10.0%-97%261230.4%-57%2221
34Brilliance10.0%n/a –100.0%400%3537
35Porsche10.0%-50% –60.0%-25%3943
36Ram10.0%n/a –50.0%-55%4139
37Jaguar10.0%n/a –50.0%67%4247
38Zotye10.0%-50% –20.0%-95%4433
39Foton10.0%n/a –10.0%-92%4638
40Iveco10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a47 –
 –Chinese2336.0%-59% –2,2757.9%-41% – –

Source: Autodata

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