The Kwid (+98.1%) helps boost Renault sales up 47.1% in Brazil.
New light vehicle sales in Brazil are back to stunning shape with May deliveries up a whopping 20.2% year-on-year to 234.173, the second double–digit gain this year after last February and the 24th month in positive out of the past 25. The year-to-date tally is now up 11.1% to 1.035.481, the highest level at this stage of the year since 2015 (1.065.252). Strikingly, 3 of the Top 4 most popular brands outpace the already galloping market: Chevrolet (+27.4%), Volkswagen (+30.3%) and Renault (+47.1%) are all in outstanding shape with Fiat (+17.9%) and Hyundai (+14.8%) lagging behind slightly but still commanding double-digit upticks. Below, Jeep (+8.6%) slows down its gains to single-digits for the first time in 15 months but signs a third consecutive monthly volume record at 10.864. Also smashing its volume best for the third straight time is Chery (+308.9%) at 1.750 vs. 1.449 in April. This is the largest volume by any Chinese carmaker in Brazil in over 6 years, since JAC sold 1.988 units in April 2013. Citroen (+59.8%) and Volvo (+40.6%) also shine in the remainder of a Top 20 lifted mostly by the best-sellers as Land Rover (-43.1%), Kia (-20.9%), Mercedes (-17.6%) and Peugeot (-13.6%) struggling mightily at the tail end of the charts.
Over in the models ranking, the Chevrolet Onix continues to evolve in a world of its own, securing a 46th consecutive monthly win (no interruption since August 2015) thanks to another staggering year-on-year lift (+48.4%) and reaching its 2nd largest ever monthly volume at 22.279 (record is 22.324 last October). The Onix thus widens the gap further with its immediate pursuants the Hyundai HB20 (+18.8%) and Ford Ka (+24.2%). The Renault Kwid (+98.1%) delivers the largest gain in the Top 30 with the Chevrolet Prisma (+49.5%), VW Gol (+43.9%) and Fiat Strada (+27.9%) also outpacing the market in a Top 11 exclusively composed of nameplates registering double-digit year-on-year gains… With the Sedan variant now over one year old, the Toyota Yaris Hatch (#25) becomes the most popular recent launch but the VW T-Cross (#27) is catching up fast, up 11 spots on its inaugural score in April. The Chery Tiggo 5X breaks into the Brazilian Top 60 for the first time.
Full May 2019 Top 20 brands and Top 150 models below.