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Chile March 2019: Leaders falter, MG (+60.8%), Mitsubishi (+46.5%) impress in market down 9.5%

MG sales soar 60.8% year-on-year in March in Chile.

The February 2019 article has now been updated with the Top 25 models.

The Chilean new light vehicle market falls for the 2nd straight month in March at -9.5% to 30.199 units, leading to a year-to-date tally now down -3.5% at 94.654, still the 2nd largest Q1 volume in history below last year. Strikingly, the Top 6 best-selling brands all post ghastly double-digit drops, led by Chevrolet (-16.4%), Nissan (-14.6%), Hyundai (-13.5%) and followed by Kia (-20.2%), Suzuki (-22.2%) and Toyota (-24.6%). In contrast, Mitsubishi (+46.5%), Peugeot (+12.1%) and Ford (+9.8%) all score solid gains in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Opel (+112.9%), MG (+60.8%), Maxus (+48%), JAC (+39.2%), Changan (+15.7%), Chery (+14.6%) and the Great Wall Group (+13.1%) post some of the largest improvements, with Chinese brands overall up 10.8% to 13.9% share.

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

One year ago: Chile March 2018: Chevrolet reclaims lead, Chinese up 39%

Full March 2019 Top 50 brands and Top 25 models below.

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