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New car sales in Chile celebrate 30 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in October with a splendid +23.3% surge to 37.132 registrations, a new record for the month smashing the previous best of 34.175 established in 2012. This is also the 20the double-digit gain in the past 25 months, propelling the year-to-date tally up 19.5% to a record 348.539 units after 10 months, eclipsing the 305.857 units of 2013. Chevrolet (+31%) reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date, even though it is only its third monthly win since last April. Hyundai (+38%) and Suzuki (+61%), both in excellent shape, round up the podium while Mazda (+29%), Ford (+27%) and Mitsubishi (+23%) post the next best gains in the remainder of the Top 10 where Toyota (-13%) and Nissan (-11%) struggle. Further down, Opel (+293%), the Chrysler Group (+116%), Skoda (+100%), Citroen (+69%) and Mercedes (+69%) impress but once gain it’s Chinese manufacturers, all-in-all up 58% to 13% share, that lodge some of the most spectacular gains, with Brilliance (+145%), MG (+143%), Changan (+138%), JAC (+84%), the Great Wall Group (+55%), Chery (+38%), Dongfeng (+35%), Maxus (+31%) ZNA (+31%) and FAW (+29%) making themselves noticed.
One year ago: Chile October 2017: Toyota leads market up 17.9%
Full October 2018 Top 50 brands ranking below.