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

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

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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.

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