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Chile April 2019: JAC (+54%), Changan (+43.1%), Mitsubishi (+22.4%) defy market down 7.8%

Changan is the most popular Chinese carmaker in Chile in April.

This article has been updated with the Top 25 models.

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

It’s a third consecutive month of decline for Chilean new light vehicle sales with April deliveries down -7.8% to 32.716 leading to a year-to-date volume down -4.6% at 127.370. Chevrolet (-2.3%) resists much better than the market and cements its brands pole position at 9.7%, almost two percentage points above the #2 Suzuki (-12.4%) with Hyundai (-12.1%) rounding up the podium. Nissan (-2.3%) also holds on well at #4 but it’s Mitsubishi (+22.4%) that once again shines the brightest in the Top 10 with the only double-digit gain in there. Ford (+3%) also posts an uptick at #10. Further down, Changan (+43.1%) takes the lead of the Chinese horde both this month and year-to-date, while JAC (+54%), Maxus (+27.6%), the Great Wall Group (+18.8%) and Chery (+11.3%) also make themselves noticed, posting the only other double-digit gains in the Top 25.

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

One year ago: Chile April 2018: Suzuki (+78%), Chinese (+73%) lift market up 43.7%

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

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