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Argentina October 2018: Toyota Hilux & Etios lead, Fiat Cronos on podium

The Fiat Cronos leaps up to third place overall in Argentina in October.

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The freefalling of the Argentinean new vehicle market continues to accelerate at -36.5% in October at 48.330 registrations after September down 33.6%August down 22.8%July down 14.4% and June down 9.4%. The year-to-date tally is now down 5.2% to 728.306. Best-selling brand this month, Toyota (+2%) is the only Top 10 carmaker in positive alongside Jeep (+18%) at #10. Chevrolet (-55%), Fiat (-48%), Citroen (-47%), Ford (-46%), Volkswagen (-45%) and Peugeot (-43%) fall even faster than the market while Nissan (-14%) and Renault (-16%) resist well. Further down, Dongfeng (+200%), Smart (+52%), DS (+33%) and Subaru (+23%) are among the rare marques in positive. Changan (#46) is the 6th Chinese carmaker to launch in Argentina this year after BAIC, Great Wall, Haval, JAC and Shineray – however all remain below 0.2% share so far.

The Toyota Hilux (-6%) and Etios (-25%) hold onto the Top 2 positions, swapping their roles YTD to reflect that order also. The Fiat Cronos leaps up 9 spots on September to both break into the Top 10 and the podium at #3, 18 sales above the Renault Kwid, another recent launch (<12 months). The Toyota Corolla (+6%) is the only Top 10 nameplate in positive whereas the VW Gol (-67%), Chevrolet Onix (-49%) and Peugeot 208 (-39%) all implode. The Toyota Yaris (+395%) and VW Polo (+251%) both shine.

Previous month: Argentina September 2018: Toyota Hilux, Etios top market down 33.6%

One year ago: Argentina October 2016: VW Gol, Chevy Onix and Prisma shine in market up 23.1%

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