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Chile February 2019: Chevrolet, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Chinese strong in market down 5.1%

Chevrolet (+14.4%) posts the only year-on-year gain among the Top 6 brands.

The January 2019 post has now been updated with the Top 20 models.

The Chilean new light vehicle market drops 5.1% year-on-year in February to 27.912 units, tilting the year-to-date tally into negative – just – at -0.1% to 64.455. Chevrolet (+14.4%) isn’t affected, even posting the largest gain in the Top 6. In fact, all remaining brands in the Top 6 are frankly in negative: from Hyundai (-21.7%), Nissan (-20.6%) and Toyota (-14%) to Suzuki (-11.8%) and Kia (-7.1%). In contrast, Mitsubishi (+21.7%) once again shine as well as Peugeot (+15.5%). Further down, Porsche (+112.5%), Opel (+100%), Skoda (+79.2%), MG (+78.4%), Maxus (+40%), Brilliance (+31.9%), JAC (+24.7%), the Great Wall Group (+23.7%) and Changan (+19%) score the biggest improvements, confirming the Chinese continue to be among the most dynamic in market. As a whole, Chinese carmaker indeed defy the negative context with a 7.8% gain to 15.1% share vs. 13.3% a year ago in February 2018.

Previous month: Chile January 2019: Mitsubishi (+45.1%), Kia (+23.2%), Chevrolet (+16.7%) shine in record market

One year ago: Chile February 2018: Chinese manufacturers up 71% in record market

Full February 2019 Top 48 All-brands ranking below.

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