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Colombia April 2018: Chevrolet and Renault top market up 18.2%

The Renault Sandero remains the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in 2018.

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After dropping 4.6% in January, gaining 2.2% in February and dropping 7% in March, the Colombian new vehicle market rebounds back up 18.2% in April to 20.209 registrations, leading to a YTD tally back in positive territory at +1.7% and 74.578 units. Chevrolet (+19%) reclaims the brands top spot it holds YTD off Renault (+24%), leader in March. Nissan (+21%) and Kia (+30%) mean the Top 4 brands all outperform the market this month. Below Mazda (+8%), Toyota surges 77% in 6th place, replicating the YTD Top 6. Fiat (+6650%), Honda (+223%), Mini (+127%), Peugeot (+92%), Jeep (+71%), Mitsubishi (+69%) and Volvo (+67%) also impress. Model-wise, the Renault Sandero remains on top just under 10% share, ahead of the Chevrolet Spark at 6.5% and the Chevrolet Sail at 5%. The Renault Logan and Kia Picanto round up the Top 5 while the Mazda2 gains two spots on March to #8 and the Chevrolet Beat is down four to #10.

Previous month: Colombia March 2018: Renault topples Chevrolet for #1 brand

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

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Colombia March 2018: Renault topples Chevrolet for #1 brand

Renault is the #1 brand in Colombia in March and the Sandero returns to #1 model YTD.

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The Colombian new car market drops a steep 7% year-on-year in March to 19.572 registrations, pulling the Q1 volume down 3.3% to 54.369 units. Renault (-6%) overtakes traditional leader Chevrolet (-21%) to snap the brands pole position for the third time in the past 10 months after last July and December. Nissan (+7%) passes Kia (-5%) to #3 but it’s once again Toyota (+49%) that posts the most impressive year-on-year gain in the Top 10, with Mazda (+4%) also in positive but Hyundai (-32%), Ford (-29%), Volkswagen (-12%) and Suzuki (-9%) all crashing faster than the market. Among smaller brands, Citroen (+222%), Peugeot (+141%), Jeep (+88%), Mini (+36%), Audi (+34%), BMW (+22%) and Foton (+22%) are among the most dynamic in the Top 30.

The Chevrolet Beat is up to #6 this month in Colombia.

Model-wise, thanks to a very strong March result at 1.741 sales and 8.9% share, the Renault Sandero reclaims the YTD pole position off the Chevrolet Spark (1.022 and 5.2% in March). The Kia Picanto cements its third place above the Renault Logan and Chevrolet Sail while the newly launched Chevrolet Beat leaps up 18 spots on February to a best-ever 6th place, now ranking at #19 so far in 2018. The Mazda2 replaces the CX-5 in the Top 10, the Nissan Versa is up 9 spots on last month to #19, the Fiat Uno is up 10 to #30 while the Toyota Corolla (#34), Nissan Sentra (#42) and Mercedes C Class ( #45) make rare appearances inside the Colombian Top 50.

Previous month: Colombia February 2018: Toyota up 49%, Kia Picanto up to #3

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

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Colombia February 2018: Toyota up 49%, Kia Picanto up to #3

The Kia Picanto is up to third place overall in Colombia in February. 

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New car sales in Colombia edge up 2.2% year-on-year in February to 18.350 units, yet the year-to-date volume remains in negative territory at -1.1% to 34.797 registrations. The Top 2 brands are in decline though: Chevrolet drops 6% to 20.6% share while Renault is down 11% to 18.4%. Reversely, Kia (+6%), Nissan (+2%), Mazda (+11%) and most strikingly Toyota (+49%) all post year-on-year gains in the remainder of the Top 6. Volkswagen (+31%) and BMW (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 whereas Ford struggles at -20%. Further down, Citroen (+190%), Peugeot (+158%), Audi (+125%), Dongfeng (+116%), JMC (+115%), Subaru (+91%), Mitsubishi (+88%), Honda (+85%), Jeep (+74%), Foton (+55%) and Mercedes (+37%) all help the market up. Over in the models ranking, the Renault Sandero (-11%) reclaims the top spot off the Chevrolet Spark (+16%), while the Kia Picanto is up 3 spots on January to #3 ahead of the Renault Logan and Chevrolet Sail. The Toyota Hilux (+220%), Fortuner (+137%) and Prado (+63%) are the heroes of the Top 50, with the all-new Chevrolet Beat making its very first appearance directly at #24.

Previous month: Colombia January 2018: Chevy Spark leads, Renault Alaskan #3 pickup

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

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Colombia January 2018: Chevy Spark leads, Renault Alaskan #3 pickup

The Chevrolet Spark is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia in January.

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The Colombian new car market is down 4.6% year-on-year in January to 16.447 registrations, its lowest January level since 2010 (14.788). Leader over the Full Year 2017 but #2 in December, Chevrolet reclaims the monthly pole position and drops just 1.5% to 16% share, widening the gap with Renault down 13% to 12.6%. Nissan (-16%), Mazda (-16%) and Kia (-14%) all under-perform in the remainder of the Top 5 whereas Toyota soars 46% at #6. Both Volkswagen (+21%) and Hyundai (+19%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10, while below, Peugeot (+279%), JMC (+184%), Citroen (+156%), Audi (+98%), Mitsubishi (+76%), Subaru (+57%), Mini (+33%), Mercedes (+23%) and BMW (+22%) also impress.

The Renault Alaskan ranks #3 pickup below the Toyota HIlux and Nissan Frontier. 

In the models ranking, the Chevrolet Spark leaps to 10.5% and the pole position (vs. 6.9% over the FY2017), taking a significant advantage over 2017 leader the Renault Sandero down to 7.7%. The Chevrolet Sail rounds up the podium ahead of the Renault Duster and Logan with the Kia Picanto at #6. The Chevrolet Tracker is up two spots on FY2017 to #7 while Mazda places both the 3 (#8) and 2 (#10) in the Top 10. The Toyota Prado surges to #13 vs. #24 in FY2017, the Hilux is up to #15 vs. #30, the Fortuner is up to #24 vs. #36 and the Renault Alaskan breaks into the Colombian Top 30 for the very first time at #29 or third best-selling pickup below the Hilux and Frontier. The Chevrolet Equinox makes its first appearance in the Top 50 at #42.

Previous post: Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

One year ago: Colombia January 2017: Chevrolet drops 5%, Renault up 15%

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Colombia Full Year 2017: Renault Sandero repeats win, market down 6.1%

The Renault Sandero is #1 in Colombia for the third time ever after 2012 and 2016. 

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It’s another difficult year for new car sales in Colombia: down for the third time in a row at -6.1% to 238.238 registrations, the lowest annual score this decade. Brand leader Chevrolet continues to fall much faster than the market, dropping a steep 15% this year to 21.5% share vs. 23.7% in 2016. Renault once again resists much better at -8% but also loses share at 19.7% vs. 20.1%. Perhaps a sign of things to come, Renault was the #1 brand in Colombia in June and December. Nissan stuns with a 15% year-on-year gain, up one spot to land on the podium, knocking Kia (-25%) down to #4. Below, Mazda (+3%) and Ford (-5%) hold onto their ranking, while Toyota (+12%) overtakes Volkswagen (+8%) fo 7th place. Hyundai surges 44% and steps up on spot to #9, with Peugeot (+176%), Citroen (+142%), Subaru (+13%) and BMW (+12%) the most impressive in the remainder of the Top 30. Chinese imports are down 16.2% to 10.774 or 4.5% share vs. 5.1% a year ago, led by JAC up 20% to #12, Foton (#14), Dongfeng (#21), Chery (#22), Changan (#27) and Great Wall (#29).

The JAC S2 is the best-selling Chinese-branded vehicle in Colombia in 2017. 

For the second consecutive year and the third time ever (add 2012), the Renault Sandero is the best-selling vehicle in Colombia, improving 6% to hit 8.5% share. Note the Sandero is the only Renault to have managed an annual pole position in Colombia in the past 30 years. In contrast, the next 9 best-sellers (!) all lose volume year-on-year, led by the Chevrolet Spark (-4%), Sail (-12%), Renault Logan (-8%) and Kia Picanto (-13%). The Renault Duster/Oroch (-35%), Chevrolet Tracker (-27%) and Mazda3 (-20%) are the most harshly hit. Just outside the Top 10, the Mazda CX-5 surges 34% and five spots to #11 while the Nissan Frontier cements its title of best-selling pickup in Colombia at #14 and the Nissan Kicks is the most popular all-new launch for 2017, landing directly at #15. The all-new JAC S2 leads all Chinese-branded nameplates at #48 but the Chevrolet N300 (aka Wuling Rongguang) is actually the best-selling Chinese import at #41. The Renault Captur (#21), Hyundai Creta (#53) and Renault Alaskan (#69) also make their first appearance in the Colombian charts.

The Renault Alaskan is inside the Colombian Top 70 for 2017. 

Previous month: Colombia November 2017: Hyundai recovers in market down 5.7%

Previous year: Colombia Full Year 2016: Renault keeps strong momentum, places Sandero #1

Two years ago: Colombia Full Year 2015: Chevrolet Sail #1, Renault gains two points share

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Colombia November 2017: Hyundai recovers in market down 5.7%

The Hyundai Creta is up to #25 in Colombia in November.

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New vehicle sales in Colombia are down 5.7% year-on-year in November to 21.134 units, leading the year-to-date volume down 3.4% to 212.814. For once Chevrolet (-9%) resists better than #2 Renault (-24%) but both manufacturers lose market share year-on-year as opposed to Nissan (+9%) and Mazda (+36%) holding the third and fourth spots respectively. Volkswagen (+13%), Toyota (+17%), Suzuki (+31%) and most strikingly Hyundai (+856%) also post positive results in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Foton (+20%), Great Wall (+46%), Citroen (+150%) and Peugeot (+153%) all up spectacularly. Model-wise, the Top 7 best-sellers are unchanged on October and YTD with the Renault Sandero in the lead once again but threatened this month by the Chevrolet Spark only 20 sales below. The Chevrolet Sail, Renault Logan and Kia Picanto round up the Top 5 with the Renault Duster and Mazda3 in tow. The Chevrolet Tracker and Ford Fiesta exchange positions while the Mazda2 climbs three spots on last month to #10 just above the CX-5. The Nissan Kicks nudges up a further one rank to snap a record 13th place, while the Toyota Hilux is up to #22, the Hyundai Creta up 14 spots to #25 and the Suzuki Swift up 5 to #27.

Previous month: Colombia October 2017: Market back in positive at +2.7%

One year ago: Colombia November 2016: Renault up 28%, Changan up 542%

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Colombia October 2017: Market back in positive at +2.7%

The Chevrolet Tracker is back inside the Colombian Top 10 this month.

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The Colombian new vehicle market edges up 2.7% year-on-year in October to 19.709 registrations, meaning the year-to-date volume is now down 3.1% to 191.680 units. As it has been the case most months this year, brand leader Chevrolet trails the market at -9% to 22% share and is slowly but surely being caught up by Renault down 2% to 18.9%. Nissan soars 20% to 8.9% whereas Kia tumbles down 24% to 8.2%, ahead of Mazda (+9%) and Ford (+4%). Toyota (+30%), Volkswagen (+57%) and most impressively Hyundai (+394%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Suzuki (+30%), Honda (+33%), Subaru (+34%), BMW (+36%), Dodge (+36%), Peugeot (+245%) and Citroen (+310%). JAC remains the most popular Chinese carmaker at #13 (+14%) ahead of Foton at #14 (-18%), Dongfeng at #21 (+31%), Great Wall (+43%), Changan (+67%) and Chery (-86%).

Model-wise, the Top 6 best-sellers are unchanged on September and YTD: the Renault Sandero reigns supreme above the Chevrolet Spark and Sail, with the Renault Logan, Kia Picanto and Renault Duster in tow. The Mazda3 is back up two spots to reclaim the #7 spot it holds YTD, with the Top 11 identical to YTD as the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Tracker, Nissan March and Mazda CX-5 following. The Nissan Kicks is up two spots on September to #14, the Ford Escape is up one to #16, the Renault Captur up 8 to #20 and the Hyundai Grand i10 up 10 to #21. Notice also the Toyota Hilux up to #24, the Toyota Fortuner up to #27, Mazda CX-3 up to #33 and Hyundai Creta up to #39.

Previous month: Colombia September 2017: Mazda CX-5 up to #7 in market down 9.7%

One year ago: Colombia October 2016: Kia and Ford improve in market down 14%

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Colombia September 2017: Mazda CX-5 up to #7 in market down 9.7%

The Mazda CX-5 is the best-selling SUV in Colombia this month. Picture elcarrocolombiano.com 

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No sign of improvement for new car sales in Colombia, down another 9.7% year-on-year in September to 19.320 registrations which brings the year-to-date tally down 3.7% to 171.971 units. Chevrolet is the best-selling brand in the country but falls twice as fast as the market at -21% to 20.7% share, teased by Renault down just 7% to 19.5%. Nissan goes completely against the grain and gains 21% to reach a round 10% share vs. 8.9% so far in 2017. Ford (+14%) and most strikingly Hyundai (+253%) are the only two other carmakers registering a sales gain in the Top 10. In contrast, Toyota (-13%), Volkswagen (-19%) and Kia (-34%) all post double-digit declines. Further down, Subaru (+39%) is the only brand in positive in the remainder of the Top 20 while Peugeot (+250%) and Citroen (+670%) catch up for lost time below. There are six Chinese manufacturers in the Colombian Top 30 this month, led by JAC (-18%), Foton (-15%) and Dongfeng (-7%).

The Renault Sandero keeps its stranglehold on the Colombian models ranking just under 9% share, distancing the Chevrolet Spark, Sail, Renault Logan, Kia Picanto and Renault Duster/Oroch in the same order as the YTD charts. The Mazda CX-5 shoots up five spots on August to land in 7th place, becoming the best-selling SUV in the country above the Chevrolet Tracker (#12). The Chevrolet Onix is boosted by the arrival of its “crossover” variant Onix Activ up to #14, the Nissan Kicks remains at #16, the Suzuki Vitara is up to #23, the Toyota SW4 Fortuner up to #33 and the Hyundai Creta up to #41.

Previous month: Colombia August 2017: Chevrolet and Renault Sandero on top

One year ago: Colombia September 2016: Renault Sandero takes charge

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Colombia August 2017: Chevrolet and Renault Sandero on top

The Renault Sandero continues to dominate the Colombian models ranking. 

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The Colombian new vehicle market is down 6.8% year-on-year in August to 20.925 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 2.9% to 152.651 units. This is the weakest result for the month of August since 2009 (15.062). The Top 11 best-selling brands are in the same order this month as they are year-to-date, with Chevrolet in the lead but down 18%, being caught up by Renault down just 6%. Nissan surges 23% at #3, with Suzuki (+38%) and Hyundai (+190%) the only two other manufacturers in positive in the Top 10. Further down, Audi (+18%), Subaru (+35%), Volvo (+45%), BMW (+72%), Peugeot (+153%) and Citroen (+829%) shine. Model-wise, the Renault Sandero continues to clearly dominate the charts with 9.3% market share, over two percentage points above the Chevrolet Spark at 7.2% with the Chevrolet Sail rounding up the podium at 5.8%. The Renault Logan is back up to #4, above the Kia Picanto, Renault Duster and Mazda3. The JAC S2 leads Chinese nameplates at #45, the only one of them in the Top 50 this month.

Previous month: Colombia July 2017: Chevrolet back to #1, Nissan up 29%

One year ago: Colombia August 2016: Concentration around four top selling marques

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Colombia July 2017: Chevrolet back to #1, Nissan up 29%

The Nissan Kicks ranks 16th in July in Colombia, helping Nissan up 29%.

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The Colombian new car market is up 6% year-on-year in July to 18.625 registrations, however the July 2016 base was particularly low, impacted by the “truck stop” of mid-2016. In fact, July 2017 is the third weakest result for the month in the past decade, above July 2016 (17.545) and July 2009 (16.273). The year-to-date total is now down just 2% to 131.726 units. In the brands ranking, Chevrolet (-7%) reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date off Renault (+3%), #1 in June. Nissan (+29%), Kia (-12%) and Mazda (+4%) round up the Top 5 with Suzuki (+25%), Volkswagen (+26%), Toyota (+81%) and Hyundai (+96%) all impressive inside the Top 10. Further down, Honda (+33%), Foton (+34%), Subaru (+51%), Mitsubishi (+56%), Audi (+111%), Peugeot (+400%) and Citroen (+737%) also impress. In the models ranking, the Renault Sandero remains sovereign with a strong 9.3% share, distancing the Chevrolet Sail (7.2%) and Spark (6%) with the Kia Picanto (4.6%) and Renault Logan (4.5%) rounding up the Top 5. The Hyundai Tucson leaps up to #15, the Nissan Kicks is up to #16, the Chevrolet Sonic up to #20 and the Suzuki Vitara up to #23.

Previous post: Colombia First Half 2017: Sandero #1, Alaskan above Amarok, Ranger

One year ago: Colombia July 2016: Mazda stays afloat in market imploding down 34%

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