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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.

This article has been updated with the Top 25 models.

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. Model-wise, the Mitsubishi L200 (-11.3%), Kia Rio (+6%) and Morning (-7.7%) stay on top while the JAC S2 (#21), Changan CX70 (#22) and MG ZS (#25) make their appearance in the Top 25.

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 and Top 25 models below.

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