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Chile May 2019: Chevrolet and Suzuki top market down for 4th consecutive month (-11.7%)

The Baleno is Suzuki’s best-seller in Chile.

This article has been updated with the Top 25 models.

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

New light vehicle sales in Chile drop for the 4th straight month in May at a steep -11.7% to 31.204 units, leading to a year-to-date volume down -6.1% to 158.574. Chevrolet (-2.3%) and Suzuki (-6.3%) manage to contain their fall to stay on top of the brands ranking, distancing a slew of 5 brands dropping faster than the market: Nissan (-15.5%), Hyundai (-22%), Toyota (-20%), Kia (-13.9%) and Peugeot (-14.2%). In fact there are no gainers in the Top 12, with MG (+62.4%), Changan (+11%), the Great Wall Group (+9%), Subaru (+3.8%) and the Chrysler Group (+2%) the only ones in the Top 20. Chinese brands drop -3.4% year-on-year but improve their share to 14.3%.

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

One year ago: Chile May 2018: Hyundai leads, Chinese up 56% in market up 18.1%

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

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