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Chile October 2021: Market up 6.4% to record October volume

The Great Wall Poer breaks into the Chilean Top 10 this month.

New light vehicle sales in Chile grow 6.4% year-on-year in October to 38,551 units, the largest October volume in history. It brings the year-to-date tally up 66.8% to 335,824 sales, the second largest volume at this stage of the year below 2018 (348,539). In the brands ranking, Chevrolet reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date but is relatively weak at 8.8% share vs. 9.9% so far this year. Suzuki is up 3 spots on September to #2 and 8.5% vs. 6.1% while Hyundai remains in third place at 7.3% of the market. Chery rallies back up four ranks to #4, distancing Toyota and Kia both up one and Changan up two. Below Mitsubishi also up two spots to #8, JAC breaks into the Chilean Top 10 for the first time at #9 whereas Nissan freefalls 6 ranks to #10. Surprise #1 for the first time last month, MG drops to a paltry 15th spot in October with just 2.4% share vs. 5.3% YTD. Other great performers include Great Wall at #14, Ssangyong at #17, Haval at #20 and Jeep at #21. All-in-all, Chinese brands account for 30.4% of the Chilean market in October, up on the 27.7% they hold year-to-date but down on the previous couple of months as they reached a record 33.5% last August.

Over in the models ranking, the Mitsubishi L200 scores its first win of the year, displacing the Chevrolet Groove down one spot to #2. The Chevrolet Sail rallies back from outside the September Top 20 directly to #3 vs. #5 so far this year, ahead of the Suzuki Baleno up one spot to #4. The Chery Tiggo 2 is back up 7 ranks to #5 and snaps the year-to-date lead off the MG ZS, having a very forgettable month at just 0.3% share vs. 2.6% year-to-date. The Suzuki S-Presso is also up 7 spots to #6, distancing the Toyota Hilux (+2) and Nissan Navara (+6). The new Great Wall Poer is up 7 ranks to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #9 just as the JAC S2 remains in 10th place.

Previous month: Chile September 2021: Record market (+33.6%), MG #1 brand for the first time, Chevy Groove #1 model again

Previous year: Chile Full Year 2020: Chevrolet and Mitsubishi L200 lead, MG places ZS at #3 in market off -30.6%

Full October 2021 Top 65 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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