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Argentina May 2018: Toyota Etios best-seller in market up 9.4%

The Toyota Etios is #1 in Argentina for the second time ever. 

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The Argentinean new car market gains 9.4% year-on-year in May to 82.706 registrations, the second best ever score for the month after May 2013 (89.644), lifting the year-to-date volume up 18% to 431.479 units, an all time record after five months, eclipsing the previous best of 422.225 established in 2013. Volkswagen remains the most popular carmaker in the country but is panting a little at just +3% whereas Renault soars 29% in 2nd place, distancing Ford (+4%), Chevrolet (-5%) and Toyota also impressive at +26%. Jeep (+131%), Nissan (+93%) and Chery (+41%) post spectacular gains in a Top 14 unchanged on April. Chinese manufacturers continue to gallop ahead, surging 94% to 1.212 sales and 1.5% vs. +54% and 1.1% YTD. Lifan (+81%), Dongfeng (+2580%!), Geely (+113%) and newcomers BAIC (#27), Great Wall (#38) and Haval (#43) are the best performers.

First Top 10 ranking for the Fiat Argo in Argentina.

The Toyota Etios is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina for the second time in the past four months – and ever – after last February thanks to deliveries surging 51% year-on-year to 4.7% share, widening the small advantage it has over the #2 vehicle YTD, the Hilux (+22% in May) to 668 sales. The Ford Ka (-3%) drops two spots on April to #3, ahead of the Chevrolet Prisma (-2%) and Onix (-14%). The Fiat Argo is up 7 ranks on last month to easily break into the Argentinean Top 10 for the first time at #6, the VW Polo is up 8-fold on May 2017 to #9 thanks to the generation and the Renault Kwid is down 3 spots but remains inside the Top 10 at #10. Notice also the Fiat Cronos up 9 ranks to #13, the VW Virtus up 7 to #33 and the Chery Tiggo 2 (#178), Great Wall Wingle (#179) and Haval H6 (#188) making their first appearance.

Previous month: Argentina April 2018: Ford Ka posts first #1 finish in record market

One year ago: Argentina May 2017: Market up 28%, on track for 2nd best year ever

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Argentina April 2018: Ford Ka posts first #1 finish in record market

The Ford Ka is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina in April.

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New car sales in Argentina soar 21.3% year-on-year in April to 76.554 units, the highest score for the month since 2013 (81.411). The year-to-date volume now stands at an all-time high 348.713, up 20.3% on the same period in 2017. In the brands ranking, Volkswagen (+2%) reclaims the top spot it holds YTD but Renault (+33%) and Ford (+16%) do much better just below while March leader Chevrolet (+4%) drops three spots to #4. Stunningly, five of the six next best-sellers all outpace the market, led by Jeep up a gargantuan 279%, Nissan (+124%), Peugeot (+39%), Citroen (+35%) and Toyota (+35%). Only Fiat (+20%) isn’t able to match the market growth, but just. Audi (+85%), Agrale (+68%), Kia (+58%) and Suzuki (+48%) also shine further down the ranking but it’s the Chinese that monopolise the largest gains, overall up 79% in April to 1.4% share and 46% YTD to 1%, boosted by Dongfeng (+2000%), Geely (+322%), Lifan (+68%) and Chery (+46%).

Model-wise, the Ford Ka posts its very first monthly win thanks to deliveries up 32% year-on-year, distancing the Toyota Hilux (+29%), Etios (+39%), Chevrolet Onix (+14%) and Prisma (+26%). The fight for the FY2018 title promises to be very tight this year with the Toyota Etios (+33%) in the lead after 4 months, only 106 units above the Toyota Hilux (+15%) and 175 above the Chevrolet Onix (+43%). The Renault Kwid leaps a further two spots on March to reach #7 with new volume and share records at 2.384 and 3.1%. The VW Polo (+866%) and Renault Logan (+193%) also impress inside the Top 10 with the Ford Ecosport (+79%) shining just outside. Among recent launches (< 12 months), the Fiat Argo is up one spot to #13, followed by the Fiat Cronos at #22 (+10), the Nissan Kicks at #32 (+6), VW Virtus at #40 (+83) and Citroen C4 Cactus at #60 (+1).

Previous month: Argentina March 2018: Chevrolet Prisma signs first win in record market

One year ago: Argentina April 2017: VW Gol cements leadership in market up 9%

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Argentina March 2018: Chevrolet Prisma signs first win in record market

The Chevrolet Prisma is the best-selling vehicle in Argentina for the first time.

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It’s a third record month in a row for Argentinean new car sales, up 9.4% to 83.954 units, beating the previous March record of 81.901 established back in 2012. The year-to-date volume now stands at a record 272.159, up 19.9% on the same period in 2017. Chevrolet soars 13% and gains two spots on February to snap the brands top spot with 14.2% share, just 44 units above Volkswagen (-10.1%) at 14.1%. Renault (+14%) drops one spot to #3 at 13.4%, distancing Ford (+8%), Fiat (+19%) and Toyota (+13%) all above 10% share. The remainder of the Top 10 features great performers Nissan (+38%), Citroen (+18%) and Peugeot (+17%) while Mercedes (-11%) is the worst performer. Further down, Dongfeng (+1250%), Geely (+525%), Smart (+213%), Subaru (+113%), Suzuki (+106%), Audi (+103%), Lifan (+96%), JMC (+89%), Jeep (+81%), Agrale (+70%) and Dodge (+37%) stand out.

Model-wise, Chevrolet posts a stunning 1-2 with the Prisma lodging its first-ever monthly win thanks to deliveries up 51% (previous best: #5) and the Onix up 24% to #2, cementing its year-to-date leadership with sales up 52% to 4.1% share. The Toyota Etios, #1 in February, is down to #3 but holds onto a solid 2nd place YTD. The Ford Ka is up 32% year-on-year and 7 ranks on last month to #4, the Toyota Hilux is up 13% but down 3 spots to #5 while the Renault Kwid edges up one spot to break its ranking record at #9 and the Ford Escosport is up 77% and 12 spots to #10. The VW Polo is propelled up 7-fold to #12 by the new generation, the Fiat Argo is up 9 spots to #14 and the Fiat Cronos up 22 to #32. The VW Virtus lands at #123.

Previous month: Argentina February 2018: Toyota Etios posts first win in record market

One year ago: Argentina March 2017: VW Gol and Renault Sandero on top

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Argentina February 2018: Toyota Etios posts first win in record market

First monthly win for the Toyota Etios in Argentina. 

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The Argentinian new car market shoots up 19.6% year-on-year in February to 68.406 registrations, a new all-time record for the month lifting the year-to-date tally up 24.8% to a record 187.300 units after just two months. Toppled by Renault in January, Volkswagen reclaims its traditional pole position this month but vastly trails the market at just +9% to 16.2% share. Renault shines at +35%, distancing Chevrolet (+12%) and Ford (+17%) while Fiat (+48%) posts the largest gain in the Top 10 followed closely by Nissan (+45%). Further down, Smart (+543%), Jeep (+164%), Audi (+88%), Kia (+40%) and Hyundai (+35%) impress but once again it is Chinese carmakers that post some of the most spectacular gains: Chery (+64%), Lifan (+138%), Geely (+856%) and Dongfeng (+1975%) all evolve frankly higher than their respective 2017 levels, with Chinese manufacturers as a whole up a whopping 118% to 1.4% share.

The Renault Kwid breaks into the Argentinean Top 10 for the first time.

Over in the models ranking, the freshly facelifted Toyota Etios posts its first ever win in Argentina thanks to deliveries up 26% to 3.9% share. The race for the February title was extremely tight with the Etios distancing the Toyota Hilux by just 32 units, the VW Gol by 41 and the Chevrolet Onix (+47%) by 54. Year-to-date, the Onix holds onto the top spot thanks to a very strong January result. The Fiat Palio (+26%), Peugeot 208 (+31%), Chevrolet Prisma (+38%) and Renault Kangoo (+39%) all beat the market inside the Top 10. For its 4th month of sales, the Renault Kwid breaks into the Argentinean Top 10 for the first time at #10. Other great performers include the VW Polo (+405%), Ford Ka (+137%), Jeep Renegade (+137%), Renault Captur (+85%) and Fiat Mobi (+83%).

Previous month: Argentina January 2018: Renault and Chevrolet Onix topple perennial leaders

One year ago: Argentina February 2017: VW Gol back in charge, market up 20%

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Argentina January 2018: Renault & Chevy Onix topple perennial leaders VW & Gol in all-time record market

First monthly win for the Chevrolet Onix in Argentina.

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The Argentinean new car market starts 2018 with a bang: up a whopping 27.9% year-on-year, January sales shoot up to 118.924 units, the highest monthly volume in Argentinean history, eclipsing the previous record of 112.607 established back in January 2012. In the brands ranking, Renault (+58%) outsells 14-year leader Volkswagen (+20%) for the second time in the past 7 months after last July, with Chevrolet (+47%), Ford (+21%) and Toyota (+23%) also above the symbolic 10% market share mark. Jeep (+172%), Suzuki (+152%), Agrale (+91%), Nissan (+74%), Mitsubishi (+49%) and Audi (+39%) all post spectacular gains but the most impressive improvement comes from Chinese brands: up 164% year-on-year as a whole to 1.3% share, all Chinese carmakers score extravagant growth this month: Chery is up 72%, Lifan up 208%, Geely up 4633% (!), JMC up 47% and Dongfeng up 400% while BAIC makes its very first appearance in the Argentinean sales charts at #30 and newcomer Foton is up to #33 vs. #37 over the FY2017.

The locally-produced Fiat Cronos is a sedan version of the Argo.

Over in the models charts, after ranking on the podium for 7 of the last 8 months of 2017, the Chevrolet Onix – the overall best-seller in Brazil for the past three years – scores its very first monthly win in Argentina thanks to deliveries soaring 84% year-on-year. The Toyota Hilux (+13%) trails the market in 2nd place, distancing the Toyota Etios (+45%), Ford Ka (+95%) and 2017’s leader the VW Gol (+32%). In the Top 50, notice also the Jeep Renegade (+152%), VW Polo (+146%), Renault Captur (+125%), VW Up (+102%), Fiat Mobi (+93%), Renault Duster Oroch (+81%), Chevrolet Tracker (+80%) and Renault Kangoo (+80%) all in extremely good shape. The Chery Tiggo at #47 (+73%) is the best-selling Chinese nameplate above the Chery QQ at #64 (+79%), the Lifan Foison at #75 (+169%) and Lifan Myway at #91. The Renault Kwid tops all recent launches (<12 months) at #20, ahead of the Fiat Argo (#29), Nissan Kicks (#51) and Peugeot 301 (#52). New arrivals for January include the Fiat Tipo (#119), Cronos (#123), BAIC X35 (#134), Fiat 500X (#142) and BAIC X55 (#159).

BAIC makes its entrance on the Argentinean market just as Chinese carmakers gain 164%. 

Previous post: Argentina Full Year 2017: Gol, Sandero and Onix top market up 27%

One year ago: Argentina January 2017: Renault Sandero leads passenger cars for 1st time

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Argentina Full Year 2017: Gol, Sandero and Onix top market up 27%

The VW Gol signs its 13th annual win in Argentina. 

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The Argentinean new car market posts a second consecutive double-digit gain in 2017, surging 27% or nearly 200.000 units to 900.942 registrations, only the second time in history after 2013 (955.023) that the annual volume in Argentina is above 900.000 units. Brand leader again, Volkswagen advances faster than the market at +33%, resulting in a higher 16% share. Chevrolet (+23%), Renault (+16%) and Ford (+20%) trail the market slightly but hold onto their 2016 ranking. Fiat (+28%) overtakes Toyota (+20%) for 5th place, with Honda, up a stunning 80%, swapping places with Mercedes (+45%) at the tail end of the Top 10. Below, Dodge (+437%), DS (+316%), Jeep (+184%), Hyundai (+95%), Volvo (+92%), Nissan (+82%), Subaru (+69%), BMW (+65%) and Mini (+60%) all post spectacular gains. Chinese carmakers also improve vastly in 2017 in Argentina: more than doubling their sales vs. 2016 (+109%), they now account for 1% of the market. Leader Chery is up 65% to #14 overall, followed by Lifan up 355% and two spots to #21, Geely up from 3 sales in 2016 to over 500 this year at #26, JMC up 160%, Foton up from 4 units to over 100 and Dongfeng up 119%.

The Renault Sandero soars 119% to land at #2 in 2017. Picture carsmagazine.com.ar

The models ranking is completely reshuffled compared to last year. After a freak interruption by the Toyota Hilux in 2016, the VW Gol reclaims the lead for the third time in the past four years and the 13th time overall, the first one being over 20 years ago in 1996. The Renault Sandero soars 119% and 13 spots to land at #2, followed by the Chevrolet Onix up 96% and 10 ranks to #3. The Toyota Hilux is up just 6% but down three spots to #4 above the Toyota Etios (+36%) remaining at #5. The Chevrolet Prisma (+109% and 13 ranks) and Ford Ka (+125% and 14 spots) also impress in a Top 10 rounded up by the Peugeot 208 (+38%) and VW Amarok (+23%). Other great gainers in the Top 20 include the Fiat Mobi (+419%), Chevrolet Cruze (+178%) and Fiat Toro (+236%). The Peugeot 301 (#59) is the best-selling new launch for 2017 ahead of the Fiat Argo (#67), Nissan Kicks (#68),  Citroen C4 Cactus (#94) and Renault Kwid (#114).

Previous month: Argentina November 2017: VW Gol and Toyota Etios top market up 19.9%

Previous year: Argentina Full Year 2016: Toyota Hilux takes control for the first time

Two years ago: Argentina Full Year 2015: VW Gol Trend leads, market still troubled

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Argentina November 2017: VW Gol & Toyota Etios top market up 19.9%

Argentina remains the Toyota Etios’ best-performig market. 

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The Argentinean market continues to recover in spectacular fashion with sales up 19.9% year-on-year to 71.850, leading to a year-to-date volume up 27.3% to 852.126 registrations. Volkswagen holds onto the brands top spot, frankly beating the market at +47% to 16.1% share, distancing Chevrolet also over-performing at +23% to 14.7%. Renault on the other hand posts a 10% decline to 11.6% in this place, just above Ford (+17%) and Fiat (+37%). Mercedes (+23%), Toyota (+34%) and most strikingly Nissan (+110%) also improve their market share year-on-year. Further down the ranking, notice Jeep (+236%), Land Rover (+233%), Lifan (+149%), Subaru (+83%), Chery (+53%), Iveco (+41%), Volvo (+39%) and Alfa Romeo (+38%) among the largest gainers.

The VW Gol shoots up 144% to hold fort at 4.9% share, with the entire Top 6 best-selling nameplate gaining more ground than the market this month: the Toyota Etios is up 55% to #2, the Chevrolet Onix up 72% to #3, ahead of the Renault Sandero (+60%), Toyota Hilux (+21%) and Chevrolet Prisma (+88%). The Ford Ka (+60%) and VW Amarok (+65%) also shine inside the Top 10. Beyond, the Fiat Toro is up 71% to a best-ever #13, the Chevrolet Cruze up 139%, Fiat Mobi up 73%, Chevrolet S10 up 77% and Jeep Renegade up 209%. The Fiat Argo (#35) leads recent launches above the Nissan Kicks (#52) and Peugeot 301 (#53) while we welcome the Renault Kwid directly at #71.

Previous month: Argentina October 2016: VW Gol, Chevy Onix and Prisma shine in market up 23.1%

One year ago: Argentina November 2016: Toyota Etios leads passenger cars for 1st time

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Argentina October 2017: VW Gol, Chevy Onix & Prisma shine in market up 23.1%

The Chevrolet Prisma is up 127% year-on-year in Argentina this month.

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New vehicle sales in Argentina are up a robust 23.1% year-on-year in October to 76.096 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up a splendid 29% to 768.599 deliveries. There is however uncertainty in the market as the government announced a tax reform that has the potential to affect car prices greatly. The brands podium remains unchanged on last month: Volkswagen is up 45% to 16.4% share above Chevrolet up 44% to 14.8% and Ford up 19% to 13.1%. Fiat (+30%), Renault (-13%) and Toyota (+26%) are also above the symbolic 10% market share, with Citroen (+51%) and Nissan (+134%) the biggest gainers inside the Top 10. Below, Lifan (+334%), Jeep (+145%), Chery (+88%), DS (+81%), Mitsubishi (+64%), Audi (+46%) and Alfa Romeo (+44%) are among the best performers.

The Lifan Myway breaks into the Argentinean Top 100. 

The VW Gol Trend continues to dominate the Argentinean models ranking, surging 79% year-on-year this month, a gain topped by the #2 the Chevrolet Onix soaring up 121%. The Toyota Hilux (+16%) and Etios (+26%) follow, while the Renault Sandero (+50%), Chevrolet Prisma (+127%) and Ford Ka (+57%) all post spectacular gains just below. It is also the case for the VW Up (+96%), Amarok (+41%), Fiat Mobi (+95%), Toro (+58%), VW Suran (+66%), Chevrolet Cruze (+146%), Tracker (+84%) and S10 (+75%), all within the Top 25. The Renault Captur (#35) leads recent launches above the Fiat Argo up 57 spots on last month to #43, the Citroen C-Elysee (#45), Nissan Kicks (#52) and Peugeot 301 (#55). The Lifan Myway is up 34 spots to break into the Argentinean Top 100 for the first time at #87, ranking #3 Chinese nameplate below the Chery QQ (#68) and Lifan Foison (#69).

Previous month: Argentina September 2017: Golf, Onix and Sandero on top

One year ago: Argentina October 2016: Renault #1 brand, Toyota Hilux leads models

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Argentina September 2017: Gol, Onix and Sandero on top

The Chevrolet Onix is up 321% year-on-year to #2 in Argentina this month. 

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The Argentinean new vehicle market is up by a solid 10.9% year-on-year in September to 78.889 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 28.3% to 700.348 units, only the second time in history that sales cross the 700.000 units after just 9 months along with 2013 (752.724). Market leaders Volkswagen (+23%) and Chevrolet (+20%) double the overall growth to improve their shares to 16.3% and 14.5% respectively. Ford (+2%) and Renault (-11%) on the other hand lose share but Fiat (+20%), Citroen (+27%), Honda (+33%) and most strikingly Nissan (+95%) impress. Outside the Top 10, Iveco (+47%), Chery (+50%), Subaru (+78%), Jeep (+118%), DS (+126%) and Lifan (+349%) are the most dynamic, making it two Chinese brands inside the Argentinean Top 20.

Lifan is up 349% to break into the Argentinean Top 20.

In the models ranking, the VW Gol Trend celebrates its 7th win in the past 8 months with deliveries up 57% to 6% share vs. 4.8% so far in 2017. It is followed like in August by the Chevrolet Onix up 4-fold on September 2016 and the Renault Sandero up 62%. The Toyota Etios (+30%) completes a Top 4 vastly outperforming the market. In fact, the Toyota Hilux (-7%) and Fiat Palio (+4%) are the only Top 10 nameplates not posting a double-digit gain: the Chevrolet Prisma (+188%), Ford Ka (+83%), Peugeot 208 (+67%) and VW Amarok (+24%) all impress. Further down, notice the VW Up up 52% (boosted by the new Pepper variant), the Fiat Toro up 70% to #14 (its highest ranking so far in Argentina), the Fiat Mobi up 122% to #17, the Chevrolet Cruze up 80% and the Jeep Renegade up 113%. The Renault Captur (#34) leads recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Citroen C-Elysee (#48), Nissan Kicks (#50) and Peugeot 301 (#59).

Previous month: Argentina August 2017: Chevy Onix up to #2, Renault Oroch in Top 10

One year ago: Argentina September 2016: Toyota Hilux back in charge

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Argentina August 2017: Chevy Onix up #2, Renault Oroch in Top 10

The Renault Oroch breaks into the Argentinean Top 10 for the first time this month. 

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Argentinean new vehicle sales are up a splendid 21.3% year-on-year in August to 84.687 units, meaning the year-to-date total is now up an equally impressive 30.2% to 604.478 registrations, the second highest result at this stage of the year below the 669.607 units sold in the first eight months of 2013. Brand-wise, Volkswagen is back to the #1 spot it holds year-to-date thanks to a 26% surge to 15.6% share, distancing Renault at 14% (+8%), Chevrolet at 13.7% (+21%) and Ford at 11.8% (+10%). Below, Mercedes (+36%), Citroen (+49%), Honda (+63%), Nissan (+68%), Volvo (+81%), Chery (+101%) and Jeep (+165%) are among the most dynamic in the Top 20 while Lifan (+256%) and DS (+227%) dominate smaller brands. In the models ranking, the VW Gol Trend holds onto the top spot thanks to deliveries up 55% year-on-year, but in 2nd place the Chevrolet Onix is catching up at +111%, ahead of the Renault Sandero up 77% and the Peugeot 208 up 67%. The Renault Oroch – a Duster pickup – is up one spot on July to break into the Argentinean Top 10 for the very first time at #10 thanks to sales up 81%. It’s the 2nd best-selling pickup in the country below the Toyota Hilux at #6. Among recent launches, notice the Nissan Kicks up 18 spots on last month to #56, the Citroen C4 Cactus up 46 to #61 and the Fiat Argo landing at #152.

Previous month: Argentina July 2017: Renault leads, Oroch above Duster YTD

One year ago: Argentina August 2016: Renault takes charge in market up 39%

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