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Uruguay Full Year 2019: Volkswagen and Renault top weakest market since 2009 (-7.3%)

The Renault Kwid repeats at #1 in Uruguay in 2019.

Discover one decade of Uruguay Historical Data here.

13/02 update: Now with Top 10 light commercial models.

23/01 update: Now with Top 200 models (passenger cars).

It’s another difficult year for new light vehicle sales in Uruguay, down -7.3% in 2019 to just 40.594 units, the lowest annual score since 2009. Volkswagen (+1.3%) and Renault (+5.6%) swim upstream with solid gains, improving their respective market shares to 15% and 14.6%. Despite a steep fall, Suzuki (-10.9%) overtakes Fiat (-21.3%) to climb onto the podium just as Chevrolet (-14.3%) and Nissan (-25.1%) round out the Top 6 like in 2018. Citroen (+22.8%) and Peugeot (+22.1%) post the largest and only double-digit gains in the Top 10, with Toyota (-0.3%) stable and Hyundai (-12%) in difficulty. Dongfeng (+163.6%) soars 9 spots on 2018 to end the year at #11, distancing Great Wall (-4.6%), a resurgent Chery (+290.2%), JAC (-23%) and Geely (+20.1%) in the Chinese charts, all fitting within the Top 20. All-in-all, Chinese carmakers improve their share of the Uruguayan car market from 7.3% to 7.6% thanks to sales down just -3.6%. Other great performers further down include Haval (+260%), Land Rover (+54.5%), Ram (+25%), Changhe (+23.3%) and Chana (+19.3%). Seat lands at #31.

In the models ranking, the Renault Kwid (+2%) repeats its annual win of 2018 in 2019, extending its lead over the Chevrolet Onix (-9.5%). #3 in 2018, the Fiat Mobi (-69.8%) implodes down to #13 this year, and as a result the Suzuki Alto (-14.1%), VW Up (-9.4%), Fiat Strada (+4.7%) and VW Saveiro (-4%) all step up one spot regardless of their year-on-year evolution. The Suzuki Celerio (+63.1%), Renault Oroch (+12%) and VW Gol (#9) also post solid scores in the remainder of the Top 10.

Previous post: Uruguay October 2019: Volkswagen (+37.1%) cements lead in market up 1.2%

Previous year: Uruguay Full Year 2018: Renault Kwid secures first win in the world, market down 19.6%

Two years ago: Uruguay Full Year 2017: Volkswagen and Chevrolet Onix #1, market up 19.5%

Full Year 2019 Top 52 All-brands ranking and Top 210 models (including Top 10 light commercials) vs. Full Year 2018 figures below.

Full November and December 2019 Top 40 All-brands rankings below.

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