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Argentina February 2022: Fiat Cronos and Peugeot 208 top market down -4%

The Fiat Cronos holds almost 13% of the Argentinean market in February.

The Argentinean new vehicle market is down -4% year-on-year in February to 28,928 sales, bringing the year-to-date tally down -8.9% to 72,463. Toyota (-13.7%) returns to the brands top spot it held over the Full Year 2021 when it put an end to 17 consecutive years of Volkswagen domination. Fiat (+12.7%) drops one spot on January to #2 while both Renault (+9.9%) and Volkswagen (-49.7%) are up one to #3 and #4 respectively. Peugeot (+19.6%) is down two ranks on last month to #5 but significantly up year-on-year. Citroen (+92.6%) and Mercedes (+43.4%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10 whereas Chevrolet (-30.2%) is in difficulty. Outside the Top 10, Hyundai (+82.1%), Chery (+78.7%), BMW (+58.5%), Ram (+54.8%), Scania (+50%) and Iveco (+45%) excel.

Model-wise, the Fiat Cronos (+17.8%) tightens its grip on the market with an outstanding 12.9% share, levels not reached by any Fiat since the Duna in 1993. The Peugeot 208 (+8.3%) remains in 2nd place overall above a struggling Toyota Hilux (-31.1%) which however retains its pickup crown for 69 sales above the VW Amarok (+5.6%). The Toyota Etios (+6.9%) and Chevrolet Cruze (+49.9%) ensure the Top 6 is unchanged on January. The Renault Kangoo (+123.5%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10, with the Renault Sandero (+69.5%) also shining below. The Toyota Corolla Cross (#13) is the best-selling recent launch head of the VW Taos (#16), Ford Bronco (#40) and Maverick (#45).

Previous month: Argentina January 2022: Fiat #1 for first time in 23 years thanks to Cronos shattering share record

One year ago: Argentina February 2021: Toyota cements new leadership in market up 10.8%

Full February 2022 Top 50 All-brands and Top 180 All-models below.

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