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Mexico April 2021: Market up 139.5% on 2020 but down -14.8% on 2019

The new gen lifts Hyundai Grand i10 sales up 1678.4%. Picture

New light vehicle sales in Mexico shoot up 139.5% year-on-year in April to 83.611 units on weak, covid-impacted year-ago volumes. The year-to-date tally is now up 3.3% to 342.650 sales. Note April 2021 volumes remain down on pre-pandemic levels at -14.8% over April 2019 (98.118). Nissan (+151.4%) outpaces the market to hold 20.8% share vs. 21.6% so far this year, as opposed to Chevrolet (+119%) trailing behind. Volkswagen (+134.3%) and Toyota (+104%) are also a little shy in context, whereas Hyundai (+209%), Honda (+207.5%), Kia (+206.8%) and Suzuki (+196.1%) are strong in the remainder of the Top 10. Further down, Fiat (+532%), Mini (+507.8%), Buick (+341.2%), Volvo (+301.6%), Subaru (+300%), Peugeot (+247.7%), Mitsubishi (+231.4%), JAC (+228.5%) and Jeep (+218.3%) are among the biggest gainers.

Model-wise, the Nissan Versa (+164.9%) and Pickup (+139.1%) remain in command while the Chevrolet Aveo (+205.8%) advances two spots on March to land on the third step of the podium, distancing the Chevrolet Beat (+74.6%) down one to #4 and the Kia Rio (+193.1%) up one to #5. Still #3 year-to-date which makes the podium 100% Nissan, the Nissan March (+107.2%) is down two ranks on last month to #6. The Nissan Sentra (+367.2%) packs a formidable punch at #8 but isn’t as spectacular as the Hyundai Grand i10 (+1678.4%) up to #10. The VW Taos becomes the best-selling recent launch (<12 months), stepping up three spots on March to #12 overall. It topples the Chevrolet Tracker (#16). Below are the Chevrolet Captiva (#42), Suzuki Jimny (#63) and Ford Bronco Sport (#77).

Previous month: Mexico March 2021: Nissan Versa and Pickup lead, VW Taos up in market edging up 9.1%

One year ago: Mexico April 2020: Ram, Toyota, Mazda resist in market down -64.5%

Full April 2021 Top 40 All-brands and Top 290 All-models below.

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