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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.

Chile February 2019 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-19%/18Jan2019%/18PosFY18
1Chevrolet2,78310.0%14.4%16,2199.6%15.7%11
2Kia2,2738.1%-7.1%25,5288.6%8.6%24
3Suzuki2,1727.8%-11.8%35,1288.0%-1.7%32
4Nissan (incl. Infiniti)1,8636.7%-20.6%44,4366.9%-9.9%45
5Hyundai1,8416.6%-21.7%64,0526.3%-21.5%63
6Toyota1,7406.2%-14.0%54,0786.3%-12.7%56
7Peugeot1,3814.9%15.5%102,9934.6%4.5%98
8Mitsubishi1,3664.9%21.7%73,1144.8%33.9%711
9Ford1,3604.9%6.4%93,0204.7%6.9%89
10Mazda1,1604.2%-11.7%82,8794.5%-7.2%107
11Volkswagen9453.4%-8.5%112,0963.3%4.1%1110
12Renault7312.6%-33.8%121,8462.9%-32.0%1212
13Great Wall Group6892.5%23.7%161,4402.2%19.3%1520
14ChangAn6882.5%19.0%141,5492.4%30.8%1318
15JAC6662.4%24.7%131,5312.4%27.8%1415
16Chrysler Group6012.2%12.3%151,4122.2%20.5%1614
17Chery5522.0%-4.2%171,2742.0%-3.4%1716
18Mercedes4771.7%13.3%191,1851.8%35.1%1822
19MG4711.7%78.4%211,0511.6%109.4%2123
20Subaru4681.7%-22.4%201,0771.7%-14.8%2017
21DongFeng4581.6%0.4%221,0131.6%10.6%2224
22Fiat4291.5%-20.6%249331.4%-19.1%2321
23Citroen4041.4%-18.9%181,1141.7%-21.1%1913
24SsangYong3781.4%-27.3%239131.4%-27.3%2419
25Maxus3011.1%40.0%266281.0%55.1%2628
26Honda2751.0%1.9%256291.0%-2.8%2526
27BMW2420.9%-24.8%294910.8%-23.8%2825
28Mahindra2190.8%0.9%274950.8%-11.0%2727
29Foton1620.6%-5.8%303490.5%-3.1%2929
30Audi1050.4%-22.8%312620.4%-19.4%3132
31Brilliance950.3%31.9%351520.2%-7.3%3234
32Volvo760.3%-24.8%283270.5%2.2%3030
33BAIC700.3%-64.8%321400.2%-64.2%3331
34Opel600.2%100.0%331270.2%92.4%3437
35Skoda430.2%79.2%43510.1%-45.7%4036
36Land Rover340.1%-15.0%34950.1%4.4%3538
37Geely330.1%n/a40620.1%n/a38n/a
38ZNA260.1%4.0%36750.1%15.4%3641
39Mini250.1%-3.8%38650.1%-4.4%3739
40Lexus200.1%11.1%39500.1%-3.8%4140
41Porsche170.1%112.5%37580.1%75.8%3942
42Jaguar110.0%-50.0%41310.0%-22.5%4243
43Fuso110.0%-35.3%110.0%-67.6%4444
44DS100.0%100.0%42210.0%162.5%4345
45Iveco50.0%-44.4%4480.0%-38.5%4548
46Ferrari30.0%n/a30.0%n/a4850
47Proton20.0%-71.4%4550.0%-66.7%4647
48Maserati20.0%0.0%4640.0%-42.9%4746
Total Chinese4,21115.1%7.8%9,27614.4%12.6%
Others1690.6%322.5%3780.6%372.5%

Source: ANAC

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. It’s good to see Chinese makers getting larger piece of the pie. But I wonder how they do on the follow up, i.e. service and parts availability…. the key to sustaining a presence.

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