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Chile July 2020: Market stuck at -63.6% despite improving sanitary situation

Brilliance is one of only two carmakers in positive in July.

Chile is showing signs of controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in July with new daily cases slowing down to under 2.000. However its new vehicle market remains devastated at -63.6% year-on-year in July to 11.464 units. This leads to a year-to-date tally down -47.7% to 114.210. Passenger cars continue to be the most affected at -72.7% to 3.315 units, SUVs drop -66.8% to 3.855 and light commercials are off -51.8% to 2.416. The year-to-date situation is similar with LCVs down -42.8% to 20.557, SUVs off -48.4% to 40.873 and PCs dropping -53.55% to 39.121.

Chile monthly sales 2018-2020. Source ANAC

Chevrolet (-58.3%) easily keeps the lead of the brands ranking at 10.8% share, distancing Kia (-64.9%), Nissan (-63.2%) and Suzuki (-66.1%). Ford (-54.5%) and Peugeot (-56.1%) are the only additional Top 10 brands outpace the market, while further down Fuso (+266.7%) and Brilliance (+58.5%) post the only gains in market, Ferrari is stable and Foton (-23.8%), Porsche (-12.1%), Audi (-27.2%), Opel (-38.1%) and Skoda (-40%) contain their loss. Chinese carmakers as a whole are down -60.1% to improve their share to 17.1%, albeit still below the 18.7% they command YTD.

The Peugeot Partner steps up to #5 overall in Chile in July.

Model-wise, the Mitsubishi L200 (-45%) cements its lead at 3.3% share, distancing the Toyota Hilux (-55.9%) and Suzuki Baleno (-57.8%) while the Nissan NP300 (-55.2%) makes it three pickups in the Top 4. The Peugeot Partner (-39.6%) scores the best hold in the Top 10 and advances to #5, with the Nissan Versa (-43.6%) and Ford Ranger (-48.9%) also resisting well. The Chevrolet Prisma lands at #15. Among the Chinese, the MG ZS drops one spot on June to #9 ahead of the Foton Midi (#13), Maxus T60 (#19) and JAC S2 (#26).

Previous month: Chile June 2020: Ram breaks into Top 10 in market stuck in hell (-68.5%)

One year ago: Chile July 2019: Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Chinese edge market up 0.6%

Full July 2020 Top 60 All-brands and Top 25 models below.

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