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Brazil April 2018: Largest year-on-year gain this decade at +37.8%

The Kwid helps Renault up 70% to 4th place overall in April.

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This is it: the Brazilian new car market is back in the swing (samba?) of it: a 37.8% year-on-year surge in April to 209.995 units marks 12 months of year-on-year gains and the biggest surge since we started following Brazil monthly on BSCB in September 2010. YTD volume is now up 20.4% to 737.282 units, the highest at this time of year since 2015 (860.262). Once again Chevrolet trails the market but still gains 27% to 16.1%, over one percentage point below its YTD level of 17.3%. The next three manufacturers all vastly outpace the market: Volkswagen is up 61% to 14.4%, Fiat up 52% to 13.4% and Renault is the most impressive with a 70% surge to 9.6% share at #4, its best score since last September (#4 and 10.6%). Ford (+38%) and Hyundai (+21%) are both knocked down one spot vs. last month by the French manufacturer, while Toyota (+24%) and Honda (+4%) underperform but hold onto their March ranking. Jeep (+34%) is back above Nissan (+83%) in the tail end of the Top 10. Further down, notice Volvo (+107%), Kia (+81%), BMW (+60%) and Land Rover (+57%) whereas JAC (+20%) steps out of a Top 20 without any Chinese brand for the first time since last October and only the fourth time in the past 20 months.

The Fiat Cronos is up 13 spots on March to #23.

The Chevrolet Onix unsurprisingly remains the most popular nameplate in Brazil, and by far: despite underscoring the market at +31% it holds a strong 7.9% share vs. 4.6% for the Hyundai HB20 back to #2 nationally both this month and YTD. The Ford Ka (+32%) and Chevrolet Prisma (+44%) follow while the Renault Kwid is the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) in the country at #5 overall like in March, with the VW Polo following at #7 (-1) and the Fiat Argo at #12 (+1). Two sedans based on the latter two hatches and launched in the last days of 2017 vastly improve this month: the VW Virtus is up 6 spots to #18 and the Fiat Cronos up 13 to #23. The Chevrolet Tracker (+280%), Kia Sportage (+169%), Nissan Frontier (+141%), VW Amarok (+127%), Renault Captur (+112%) and Mitsubishi ASX (+104%) also impress.

Previous month: Brazil March 2017: Chevrolet struggles, Volkswagen, Renault and Nissan up

One year ago: Brazil April 2017: Chevrolet up, VW and Fiat down in market down 3.2%

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Brazil March 2018: Chevrolet struggles, VW, Renault and Nissan up

The new Virtus helps Volkswagen up 23% in Brazil in March.

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New car sales in Brazil are approaching a full year of growth with March the 11th consecutive month of year-on-year gains at +8.9% to 200.101 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 14.7% to 537.312 registrations. However things are not going according to plan for market leader Chevrolet, enduring its first year-on-year decline since December 2016 at -1% to 15.3% share. In contrast, Volkswagen soars 23% to 14.4%, far above Fiat also down at -2% to 11.7%. Ford (+16%), Renault (+27%), Honda (+13%), Nissan (+27%) and Jeep (+17%) all outpace the market inside the Top 10 while Toyota (-1%) and Hyundai (-6%) lose ground. Further down, Volvo (+74%), Kia (+71%), JAC (+49%) – the only Chinese carmaker in the Brazilian Top 20 this month – Land Rover (+36%) and Mitsubishi (+26%) all post spectacular gains in the Top 20.

The Nissan Kicks posts its first Top 10 ranking in Brazil.

Atop the models ranking, the Chevrolet Onix endures its second year-on-year decline in the past four months but its first double-digit drop in over two years at -12% (previous was -16% in December 2015). It however remains comfortably in the lead at 6.5% share and 7.9% so far in 2018 (+3%). The Ford Ka gains 22% to take the 2nd spot off the Hyundai HB20 (-13%) both in March and YTD. The Chevrolet Prisma counteracts its hatchback variant’s decline with a vigorous 16% uplift to #4, its highest ever ranking also reached in January 2016, September 2016 and August 2017. The Renault Kwid is stuck at a majestic 5th place, overtaking the VW Polo down two spots on last month to #6 but still #4 YTD.

The JAC T40 is the best-selling vehicle in Brazil for the first time in March.

The Fiat Strada is up 22% to top commercial vehicles while the Nissan Kicks surges 58% to break into the Brazilian Top 10 for the very first time at #9, almost two years after its launch (July 2016). Further down, the Honda HR-V is up 24% to #11, reclaiming the title of #1 SUV in Brazil off the Jeep Compass itself up 17% to #12 and the Jeep Renegade is up 21% year-on-year and 9 spots on last month to #15. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Fiat Argo is down one rank on February to #12, the VW Virtus is up 10 to #24, the Fiat Cronos is up 87 to break into the Brazilian Top 50 for the first time at #36 and the Honda WR-V is down 6 to #47. The JAC T40 ranks at #81 and snaps the best-selling Chinese nameplate title off the Chery QQ at #84 and the Lifan X60 at #99.

Previous month: Brazil February 2018: Chevrolet & Volkswagen strong, Kwid up to #5

One year ago: Brazil March 2017: First year-on-year gain in over 2 years at +6.1%

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Brazil February 2018: Chevrolet & Volkswagen strong, Kwid up to #5

The new Polo (#4) helps Volkswagen up 29% year-on-year in Brazil this month.

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It’s a 10th consecutive positive result in Brazil with February new car sales up 14.6% to 151.691 units, the market’s 8th double-digit year-on-year gain in the past 10 months. This leads to a year-to-date volume up 18.6% to 327.237 registrations. Both Chevrolet (+18%) and Volkswagen (+29%) outpace the market atop the brands ranking, hitting 18.1% and 14.7% share respectively, but Fiat isn’t benefitting from the market’s recovery at all, with deliveries actually down at -8% to just 11.4% share. Below, Hyundai (+19%) is back up to 4th place, overtaking Ford (+16%) while Toyota (+10%) underperforms at #6. Renault soars 31%, Nissan is up 28%, Kia up 117%, Land Rover up 28%, JAC up 57% to return to #1 Chinese brand in Brazil and Volvo up 39%.

The Renault Kwid is up to #5 in Brazil this month.

The Chevrolet Onix remains the #1 car in Brazil by far but trails the market for once at +7% to 8.4% share. The Hyundai HB20 (+13%) reclaims the 2nd spot it held over the FY2017 off the Ford Ka (+14%) for only the 2nd time in the past 6 months and the new VW Polo confirms it is the brand’s new best-seller, managing to hold onto the 4th spot it hit last month. There is one surprise in the Top 10: the Renault Kwid shooting up 16 spots on January to land in 5th place, it did a similar stunt last September when it snapped the 2nd place overall. Regardless of the nameplate’s irregularity, this is good news for the French carmaker. The VW Gol retracts by 2% whereas the Jeep Compass (+39%) and Fiat Strada (+26%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Below, the Fiat Argo already drops 4 ranks on last month to a disappointing #12, the all-new VW Virtus is up 75 spots to #34 while the Fiat Cronos is stuck at #123 for now (+6).

Previous month: Brazil January 2018: VW Polo storms into 4th place in market up 22.3%

One year ago: Brazil February 2017: Fiat Toro up to #7 in market down 6.8%

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Brazil January 2018: VW Polo storms into 4th place in market up 22.3%

The VW Polo outsells the Fiat Argo for the first time in Brazil. 

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New car sales in Brazil enjoy their 9th consecutive month of year-on-year growth in January at +22.3% to 175.554 units, the 7th double-digit gain in the past 9 months. Brand leader Chevrolet follows the market at +23% but is at much higher level than FY2017 at 19.3% share vs. 18.1%. Volkswagen more than double the market growth at +45% to 15% share vs. 12.5% in 2017, climbing back into #2 for the second time in the last 3 months as it overtakes Fiat (+18%). In the remainder of the Top 10, only Nissan (+26%) and Renault (+23%) beat the market, albeit slightly, with Hyundai (+20%), Ford (+19%), Jeep (+19%), Honda (+15%) and Toyota (+10%) all losing share year-on-year. Beyond, Volvo (+53%), BMW (+31%) and Mercedes (+27%) shine whereas Citroen (-6%) is the only Top 20 carmaker in negative. Chery is the only Chinese brand in the Brazilian Top 20 for January, replacing JAC.

VW Virtus 

The Chevrolet Onix easily remains the most popular nameplate in Brazil, selling more than double any other model in market even though its share thaw from a record 9.7% a year ago to 9.1% this month. In 2nd place, the Ford Ka outsells the Hyundai HB20 for the third time in the past four months but the hero of the month is the new VW Polo storming into 4th place for its third month in market and becoming the German carmaker’s best-seller in Brazil for the first time. The Chevrolet Prisma leaps up 46% to #5, the Fiat Argo stays at a record 8th place above the Fiat Mobi (+48%) and Jeep Compass (+47%). The Nissan Kicks is up 69% to #14, the Renault Kwid tops all recent launches (<12 months) at #21 above the Honda WR-V at #32 (+13 on December) and the Chevrolet Equinox at #65 (+6). We welcome the Fiat Cronos at #129 just as the VW Virtus (a Polo sedan) gains 10 spots to #109.

Previous post: Brazil Full Year 2017: Chevrolet Onix threepeats in market back up 9.4%

One year ago: Brazil January 2017: Modest 4% drop; Chevy Onix, Jeep Compass shine

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Brazil Full Year 2017: Chevrolet Onix threepeats in market back up 9.4%

The Chevrolet Onix has been the best-selling vehicle in Brazil for three straight years.

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After four consecutive years of freefalling that brought the market from a record 3.63 million units in 2012 to just 1.99 million in 2016, the Brazilian new light vehicle market finally catches its breath and returns to positive territory for the first time in five years with 2017 volumes up a sturdy 9.4% to 2.172.235 registrations. The dominating trifecta in the brands ranking remains unchanged on 2016 but shows very different evolutions: Chevrolet once again easily outpaces the market at +14% to sail off in the distance with a 18.1% share just as Fiat stumbles at -4% and drops two percentage points of market share to 13.4%. Volkswagen rallies back up 19% but 2016 was such a paltry year for the German manufacturer that despite this gain, it still trails Fiat by almost 20.000 units for the year. Ford rebounds up 15% to climb back up to #4, overtaking Hyundai (+2%) and Toyota (+5%), both losing share. Renault beats the market with a 11% but stays at #7 followed by Honda (+7%) while Jeep surges 49% thanks to the new Compass and passes Nissan (+29%) to #9. Suzuki (+32%) also shines while JAC (#20) and Chery (#21) now top the Chinese ladder, dislodging Lifan (#21 in 2016).

Launched in June, the Fiat Argo broke into the Brazilian monthly Top 10 in November.

The Chevrolet Onix outpaces the Brazilian market for the fifth consecutive year with a stunning 23% year-on-year gain leading to a record 188.654 sales and 8.7% share, hitting an all-time high 9.7% in January. The Onix has now been the best-selling vehicle in Brazil for three straight years, whereas the brand had not had an annual #1 in the country since 1986 and the Monza. The 2017 podium is unchanged on 2016 but the Hyundai HB20 hits the wall at -13% to 4.9% share vs. 6.1% last year, even losing its #2 spot to the Ford Ka – up 24% to 4.4% share this year – in May, October and November. After a dismal 2016 that saw it plunge to a worst-ever #9, the VW Gol rallies back up 29% to #4, but long gone are its 25 years clocked up at the year-end top spot.

The Jeep Compass is Brazil’s new best-selling SUV.

Below, the Chevrolet Prisma (+4%) is down one spot, the Renault Sandero (+7%) up one and the Toyota Corolla (+2%) down two while the Fiat Strada (-8%) manages to remain the best-selling commercial vehicle in the country at #8 after being overtaken by the Fiat Toro (#10) during the course of the year. It’s a time of change for Fiat, with age-old blockbuster nameplates such as the Palio (-69%), Siena (-25%) and Punto (-76%) being given the boot and new ones introduced: the Mobi ends its first full year in market inside the Top 10 at #9 while the Argo, launched in June, lands at #27 but broke into the monthly Top 10 in November to peak at #8 in December.

The Hyundai Creta is the most popular 2017 launch in Brazil. 

The SUV segment has a new leader: the locally-produced Jeep Compass, up 49 spots to an outstanding 11th place for its first fill year in market with just under 50.000 sales. The Honda HR-V (-14%) is knocked down two spots to #12 while the most popular all-new launch for the year, the Hyundai Creta, lands at #3 in the segment and #16 overall, cracking the Top 10 in December (#10). Other notable improvers include the VW Voyage up 57% to #17, the Nissan Kicks up 212% to #22 and the Chevrolet Cruze Sedan up 59% to #38. Among 2017 newcomers, the Renault Kwid has the most surprising landing, shooting up to an incredible 2nd place in September with 10.153 sales to then fall outside the Top 15 for the rest of the year. It finishes 2017 at #36, followed by the Honda WR-V (#43), Renault Captur (#46) and VW Polo (#57) relaunched in the country in October and already up to #11 in December.

Previous month: Brazil November 2017: VW Polo returns in market up 13.7%

Previous year: Brazil Full Year 2016: Chevrolet takes control in market down 20%

Two years ago: Brazil Full Year 2015: Onix first Chevrolet best-seller in 30 years

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Brazil November 2017: VW Polo returns in market up 13.7%

The VW Polo nameplate is back to Brazil. 

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The Brazilian new car market continues to recover with November sales up 13.7% year-on-year to 197.247 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now up 10.1% to 1.967.392 deliveries. Chevrolet follows the market with a 14% improvement to 18.9% share, while Volkswagen makes up for a particularly weak November 2016 score with registrations shooting up 59% to 13% share in 2nd place, its highest level since February and only the second time it ranks #2 this year along with last April. Fiat struggles at -9% to 12.6%, the only carmaker to lose ground in the Top 12. Ford (+22%), Jeep (+34%) and Nissan (+57%) also beat the market in the Top 10 while below, Peugeot (+41%), Suzuki (+34%) and Lifan (+33%) also do so. JAC (#20) is the best-selling Chinese carmaker in the country for November but remains below Chery year-to-date.

The Ford Ka ranks #2 for the second month running and the third time ever.

The Chevrolet Onix confirms it is the success story of these past two years: up 19% year-on-year, it posts its 2nd highest ever market share in Brazil at 9.4% (best: 9.7% last January) and has now been #1 without interruption for 28 months (since August 2015). The Ford Ka manages a second consecutive month in 2nd place (and third time ever) thanks to deliveries also up 19% on November 2016. The Hyundai HB20 fastens its fall at -30% in third place, whereas the VW Gol is on the up at +21%. The Fiat Mobi is down one spot on October but up 39% year-on-year while the Fiat Argo breaks into the Brazilian Top 10 for the first time at #9, posting record volume (5.015) and share (2.5%). The Jeep Compass confirms it is the most popular SUV in the country by remaining in the Top 10 (+80%), just above the Hyundai Creta up four spots to a best-ever #11. The VW Voyage (+103%) and Nissan Kicks (+142%) impress inside the Top 15.

Chevrolet Equinox 

We welcome (back) the all-new VW Polo at #16 with 1.9% share, helping the German manufacturer to 2nd place overall as detailed above, and the Chevrolet Equinox at #63 with 0.2% share. Among other recent launches, the Renault Kwid freefalls down 15 ranks on last month to #32 (it ranked #2 in September), the Renault Captur is down 9 to #40 and the Honda WR-V down four to #43. Also of note, the Fiat Palio, overall best-seller over the Full Year 2014, implodes down 94% to #74, the nameplate’s lowest ever ranking in Brazil.

Previous month: Brazil September 2017: Ford Ka shines in market up 27%

One year ago: Brazil November 2016: Onix, HB20 shine, Jeep Compass lands

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Brazil October 2017: Ford Ka shines in market up 27%

The Ford Ka is up 56% year-on-year to 2nd place overall. 

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More and more impressive: after soaring 17.8% in August and 24.9% in September, the Brazilian new light vehicle market gains a stunning 27% year-on-year in October to 196.635 registrations., lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.7% to 1.770.167 units. Chevrolet trails the market slightly at +23% but improves to 18.6% share vs. 18% so far this year. Fiat underperforms at just +5% to 13.1% vs. 13.6% year-to-date, while Volkswagen compensates for a particularly weak October score (+122%) but remains below its YTD level at 12% vs. 12.5%. Ford shines with a 29% year-on-year gain to 10.3% share, overtaking Hyundai (+10%) in the YTD ranking to snap the 4th place overall. After surging to #4 in August, Renault falls back to #7 this month but still beats the market at +31%. Excellent performances of Jeep (+57%), Nissan (+45%), Peugeot (+40%) and further down Land Rover (+51%) and Suzuki (+155%).

The Chery QQ remains the best-selling Chinese vehicle in Brazil. 

Model-wise, the Chevrolet Onix continues to defy gravity with a 30% year-on-year improvement to a stellar 9.3% market share, while the Ford Ka does even better at +56% to 2nd place overall with 4.9% share. This is only the 2nd time in Brazilian history that the Ka ranks that high after last May. The Hyundai HB20 is in difficulty at -22% in third place while the VW Gol, like most VW nameplates, posts a gigantic 237% increase but on a very low September 2016 base. The Fiat Mobi is back up 9 spots on September to #7 and the Jeep Compass celebrates one year in market with a strong 9th place, its 2nd best ranking in Brazil after the 8th spot it hit last April. The Fiat Argo drops one spot on last month to #12 but improves its volume to a record 4.159 units, all the while the Hyundai Creta is up to a solid #15. Author of one of the biggest surprises of the year last month when it hit an incredible 2nd place overall, the Renault Kwid falls back hard this month, down 62% and 15 spots on September to #17, slipping down just below the Sandero. The Captur on the other hand is up 15 ranks to #31.

Previous month: Brazil September 2017: Kwid surges to #2 overall, lifts Renault to 10.6% share

One year ago: Brazil October 2016: Volkswagen crashes again, Toro best-selling Fiat

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Brazil September 2017: Kwid surges to #2 overall, lifts Renault to 10.6% share

The Renault Kwid is only outsold by the Chevrolet Onix this month in Brazil.

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The Brazilian new car market has turned the corner in spectacular fashion, with September sales shooting up 24.9% year-on-year to 193.580 after lifting 17.8% in August. The year-to-date tally is now up 7.9% or 115.000 units to 1.573.562. The September surge is the largest since the 29% increase of April 2013. Brand leader Chevrolet exactly follows the market at +25% to 18.2% share but Fiat trails it at +15% to 13%. Volkswagen compensates for a September 2016 score plagued by a supplier crisis and gains 97% to 12% share, still below the 12.5% it commands year-to-date. The most spectacular performer in Brazil this month is French manufacturer Renault up a fantastic 69% to 10.6% share, up almost 3 full percentage points on August and to BSCB’s knowledge the carmaker’s first ever month above 10% share in Brazil, smashing its previous record of 8.5% established in December 2014. The reason behind this sudden surge is a model that has already proven a hit in India: the Kwid.

In what is surely one of the biggest surprises of 2017, the Kwid soars 259% and 25 spots on its August score to land directly in 2nd place for its fourth appearance in the Brazilian sales charts. At 10.358 sales, it hits a similar monthly volume as the ones delivered in India a few months back, but is markedly above its Indian performance in terms of overall ranking. In the remainder of the Renault lineup, the Sandero (-21%), Duster (-48%) and Oroch (-66%) are hit hard but the Logan (+28%) isn’t, on the contrary. The Kwid has already overtaken the Fiat Argo, launched on the same month, with a total volume to-date of 13.603 vs. 13.163, and is shaping up to be a truly global success for Renault.

Back to the brands ranking: among the rest of the Top 20, only Peugeot (+28%), Jeep (+57%) and Mercedes (+88%) outpace the market this month while Chery becomes the best-selling Chinese carmaker in the country year-to-date, overtaking JAC. Over in the models charts, the Chevrolet Onix continues to gallop well ahead of the market with a 37% imp[rovemnet in September, while below the newcomer the Kwid, the Ford Ka (+32%) passes the Hyundai HB20, down a rare 15%. The Chevrolet Prisma (+15%) trails the market while the Toyota Corolla (+26%) matches it and the VW Gol (+176%) and Fox (+96%) catch up for lost time a year ago. The Jeep Compass is back inside the Top 10, the Fiat Argo is up 6 spots to a record #11 while the Fiat Mobi goes from #8 in August to #16 this month, potentially already affected by the Kwid.

Previous month: Brazil August 2017: Chevrolet Onix and Renault Kwid shine, market up 17.8%

One year ago: Brazil September 2016: Supplier crisis sinks Volkswagen down 56% to #7

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Brazil August 2017: Chevy Onix & Renault Kwid shine, market up 17.8%

Nothing can stop the Chevrolet Onix in Brazil: up another 49% in August. 

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After a 17.3% surge in May, 13.7% in June and a more discreet 2.3% in July, the Brazilian new car market soars 17.8% in August to 209.871 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5.8% to 1.380.088. This is the largest year-on-year gain in well over four years, since the 29% surge of April 2013. Brazilian car sales are well and truly out of trouble. Brand leader Chevrolet manages to outpace the galloping market with a 25% surge to 18.2% share, distancing Fiat at 14% (-1%) and Volkswagen at 12.5%, up 41% on a particularly weak August 2016 score. Hyundai (+18%) remains in 4th place above Ford (+6%) and Toyota (+7%). Honda (+30%) and most strikingly Jeep (+95%) beat the market in the Top 10, while below Peugeot (+23%), Mercedes (+40%), Suzuki (+62%), Lifan (+74%) and Chery (+100%) also do so, the latter enjoying a fourth consecutive month inside Brazil’s Top 20 brands.

The Renault Kwid is now inside the Brazilian Top 30. 

Nothing car stop the frenzied sales trajectory of the Chevrolet Onix, up another 49% year-on-year in August to an astounding 8.8% share, its highest since last February (9%). The Hyundai HB20 (+1%) and Ford Ka (+8%) on the other hand lose share vs. August 2016. The Chevrolet Prisma (+27%) duplicates the success of the Onix and leaps on to 4th place this month ahead of the VW Gol back up 51% on a dismal August 2016. Notice also the Fiat Mobi up 40% to #8 and the VW Fox up 47% to #9. The Jeep Renegade reclaims the SUV title at #12 overall, distancing the Honda HR-V (-10%), Hyundai Creta up to a record #14 also hit last April and the Jeep Compass down 5 spots on July to #165. The Fiat Argo timidly gains one spot on last month to #17, crossing the 4.000 monthly sales mark for the first time in August. Finally the Renault Kwid soars 50 ranks on last month to break into the Top 30 at #27. The Chery QQ remains the most popular Chinese nameplate in Brazil at #69 ahead of the Lifan X60 (+160%) at #82 and the JAC T5 (+213%) at #88.

Previous month: Brazil July 2017: Fiat Argo breaks into Top 20 in market up 2.3%

One year ago: Brazil August 2016: Onix and HB20 sparkle, VW at lowest ever share

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Brazil July 2017: Fiat Argo breaks into Top 20 in market up 2.3%

The Fiat Argo is up to #18 this month in Brazil.

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The Brazilian new car market celebrates a third consecutive month of growth, albeit at a much more modest rate: +2.3% to 178.847 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 3.9% to 1.170.308 sales. As it has become the routine, Chevrolet advances much faster than the market at +13% to 18.7% share whereas Fiat struggles at -14% to 13.8%. Volkswagen (12.7%) is up 6% and Hyundai (9.6%) is up 7%, overtaking Ford year-to-date to snap the 4th spot. Honda (+15%) and most impressively Jeep (+54%) are the other two manufacturers managing a double-digit year-on-year gain in the Top 10. Mercedes (+11%), Land Rover (+19%) and Suzuki (+35%) also impress while Chinese carmaker Chery spends a third consecutive month inside the Top 20.

Renault Sandero sales are up 17% year-on-year. 

Model-wise, Brazilian customers decidedly can’t get enough of the Chevrolet Onix: the nameplate is up another flamboyant 31% year-on-year in July to 8.5% share, its highest since las February. In contrast, both the Hyundai HB20 (-4%) and Ford Ka (+0.2%) lose share. The Renault Sandero impresses at +17% in 4th place, distancing the Chevrolet Prisma (+6%), Toyota Corolla (+6%) and VW Gol (-4%). The Fiat Toro (+17%) cements its status of #1 commercial vehicle at #8 overall, the Fiat Mobi (+20%) continues to improve and the Jeep Compass is brilliantly back inside the Top 10. Further down, the Fiat Argo breaks into the Top 20 at #18: it will need to climb much higher to stop the sales haemorrhage Fiat is suffering at the moment. Other newcomers have stabilised: the Hyundai Creta is down three spots to #20, the Honda WR-V up two to #36 and the Renault Captur up 4 to #45. Notice also the Renault Kwid jumping 50 spots on June to #77.

Previous post: Brazil First Half 2017: Sales rebound, Jeep Compass leads new SUV charge

Previous month: Brazil June 2017: Fiat Argo lands, double-digit gains for 2nd straight month

One year ago: Brazil July 2016: Nissan Kicks lands for Olympics, market down 20%

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