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Uruguay October 2018: Suzuki (+45%) triumphs in market down 21.2%

Suzuki sales gain 45% year-on-year to reach 17.9% market share vs. 10.8% YTD.

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The Uruguayan new car market plunges another 21.2% year-on-year in October to 3.449 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume down 17.4% to 35.825 units. Suzuki braves the adverse conditions to surge 45% year-on-year and remain the best-selling carmaker in the country for the 2nd month running at 17.9% share vs. 10.8% so far this year where it snaps the #4 spot overall off Chevrolet (-73%). Volkswagen (-25%) rallies back up two spots on September to #2 overall, managing to remain in the YTD lead at 13.6%, holding off the Renault assault with the French manufacturer gaining 21% in October to end the race only 111 sales behind Volkswagen in the YTD order. Toyota (+100%) and Peugeot (+17%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10, whereas Hyundai (-59%), Fiat (-43%) and Citroen (-27%) implode but Nissan (-16%) resists slightly better. Further down, Great Wall (+18%) becomes the best-selling Chinese carmaker, with Mitsubishi (+111%), Changhe (+100%), Chana (+15%), Jeep (+14%), JAC (+12%) and Kia (+8%) also managing rare gains. All-in-all, Chinese manufacturers freefall 45% year-on-year to just 7.6% share, in line with the 7.5% they command YTD (-43%).

Previous month: Uruguay September 2018: Toyota, Suzuki, Renault shine, market at -22%

One year ago: Uruguay October 2017: Volkswagen back on top in market up 14.8%

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Uruguay September 2018: Toyota, Suzuki, Renault shine, market at -22%

The Toyota Rush has landed in Uruguay.

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2018 is a year to forget for new car sales in Uruguay, down another 22% year-on-year in September to 3.442 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 16.9% to 32.376 sales. Suzuki surges 27% year-on-year to spend a 2nd consecutive month in the brands pole position, however this is not enough to move the brand from the #5 spot it holds year-to-date – like in 2017. Chevrolet (-20%) is up 3 spots on August to #2 despite a market-matching drop while Renault (+23%) edges up one spot to #3 and Volkswagen (-30%) tumbles down to #4 but remains the YTD leader by just 50 sales above Renault. Toyota (+102%) more than doubles its sales year-onyear to leap up to #7 with Nissan (-6%) and Peugeot (-11%) losing a lot less ground than the market but Fiat (-52%), Hyundai (-32%) and Citroen (-28%) crumbling down. Outside the Top 10, notice JAC (+88%), Kia (+81%), Subaru (+80%) and Chana (+33%) posting spectacular gains, but Chinese brands as a whole are down a damning 71% to 4.9% share vs 7.6% YTD.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2018: Suzuki leads, Volkswagen snaps YTD top spot

One year ago: Uruguay September 2017: Fiat snaps lead in market up 20.8%

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Uruguay August 2018: Suzuki leads, Volkswagen snaps YTD top spot

Suzuki is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in August.

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The Uruguayan new car market plunges another 12.4% year-on-year in August to 3.875 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down 16.3% to 28.935 units. Suzuki leaps up 19% year-on-year and 11 spots on July to #1 with a fantastic 15.5% market share vs. 9.3% so far in 2018. It is followed by Fiat up 80% to 15.1% and Volkswagen down 16% to 12.3%. Renault (-23%) and Chevrolet (-22%) both implode to complete the Top 5. This results in a complete reshuffle of the YTD order, with Volkswagen (-16%) snapping the top spot despite a hefty loss, ahead of Fiat (+4%) and Renault (+33%). Further down the ranking, Kia (+210%), Jeep (+90%), Toyota (+74%), Chana (+58%) and Mazda (+11%) are the rare carmakers standing out, while at the other end of the scale Chery (-97%), Geely (-94%), BYD (-84%), FAW (-77%), Mitsubishi (-62%), Ford (-60%), Honda (-56%), Mercedes (-47%), Dongfeng (-43%) and Subaru (-42%) all implode. As a whole, Chinese carmakers are down 59% year-on-year to just 6% share vs. 7.9% YTD.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2018: Volkswagen #1 again, teases Renault for YTD lead

One year ago: Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

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Uruguay July 2018: Volkswagen #1 again, teases Renault for YTD lead

Volkswagen is the #1 brand in Uruguay for the 4th consecutive month.

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Another difficult month for new car sales in Uruguay, down 30.5% year-on-year in July to 2.727 units, leading to a YTD tally down 16.9% to 25.060. Volkswagen (-8%) is the most popular marque for the 4th consecutive month, falling much slower than the market to 19.4% share and now standing only 15 units below Renault (-4% in July) in the battle for the YTD top spot. Fiat (-5%) also frankly outpaces the market with a tiny decline and is up three ranks on June to #2, whereas Chevrolet (-47%), Nissan (-36%), Hyundai (-16%) and Peugeot (-42%) all tumble down. Toyota (+11%) and most strikingly Kia (+133%) go against the grain and are the only Top 10 brands to post year-on-year gains. Further down, Mitsubishi (+250%), Jeep (+200%), JAC (+42%), Subaru (+86%) and Great Wall (+12%) also shine.

Previous month: Uruguay June 2018: Volkswagen defies market down 39.1%

One year ago: Uruguay July 2017: VW leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

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Uruguay June 2018: Volkswagen defies market down 39.1%

Volkswagen limits its fall to -7% in Uruguay in June, resulting in a 18.9% share.

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2018 is turning out to be a year to forget for Uruguayan new car sales with June bringing a 5th consecutive year-on-year decline and the steepest so far at -39.1% to just 3.024 units, pulling the YTD volume down 14.8% to 22.335. Volkswagen (-7%) resists very well to remain in the brands lead with a smashing 18.9% share vs. 13.1% so far in 2018. Renault (-30%) rallies back up two spots on May to #2, holding onto the YTD lead at 14.1% share (+54%). Nissan (+4%) is the only carmaker in positive in the Top 6, gaining two ranks on May to #3. Suzuki (-39%), Fiat (-59%) and Chevrolet (-67%) sink while Toyota (+11%) and Hyundai (+1%) also manage a positive result inside the Top 10. Further down, Lifan surges 51% to land in 11th place with 2.1% share, with Haima (+150%), Subaru (+83%), JMC (+50%), Kia (+16%), BMW (+13%) and Mitsubishi (+8%) also advancing.

Previous month: Uruguay May 2018: Volkswagen, Fiat and Suzuki in photo finish

One year ago: Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

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Uruguay May 2018: Volkswagen, Fiat and Suzuki in photo finish

Suzuki gains 35% and ranks equal #2 in May.

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4th consecutive month of decline for new car sales in Uruguay in May at a steep -19.9% to 3.818 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume down 9.1% to 19.311. Volkswagen (-33%) remains on top at 14.4% share despite a harsh drop but it’s a photo finish on the podium with Fiat (-3%) and Suzuki (+35%) equal 2nd only 8 sales below VW. Renault surges 43% year-on-year but drops two spots on April to #4, however remaining in the YTD lead at 14.8% share (+77%). Nissan (+6%) is the only other manufacturer to lodge a positive result in the Top 10, with Citroen (-4%) resisting while Chevrolet tumbles down 65% at #6. Further down, notice Jeep (+111%), JAC (+63%) and Mercedes (+48%) posting fantastic gains.

Previous month: Uruguay April 2018: Volkswagen back to #1 but Renault shines at +53%

One year ago: Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

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Uruguay April 2018: Volkswagen back to #1 but Renault shines at +53%

Renault sales surge 53% year-on-year in April in Uruguay, earning the #2 brands spot.

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The Uruguayan new car market edges down 1.2% year-on-year in April to 3.845 registrations, leading to a YTD tally down 6% to 15.497 units. Volkswagen jumps up five spots on March but only 2% year-on-year to snap the brands pole position for the second time this year after January and the 7th time in the past 12 months. The German carmaker however ranks at a low #4 so far in 2018 with the YTD leader still Renault, up another 53% in April to #2 overall. Chevrolet (-15%) disappoints on the third step of the podium whereas Suzuki stuns with a 85% year-on-year gain at #4. Just below, Fiat (-41%), Nissan (-22%) and Hyundai (-30%) all post steep declines. Honda (+143%), Kia (+133%), Audi (+113%), Mercedes (+81%), Jeep (+67%), JAC (+62%), Toyota (+44%) and Lifan (+43%) sign some of the largest gains in market but Chinese carmakers as a whole are down again at -31% to 7.4% share in April and -26% to 8.4% so far this year.

Previous month: Uruguay March 2018: Renault (+74%) repeats in market down 14.1%

One year ago: Uruguay April 2017: Fiat leads market up 16%

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Uruguay March 2018: Renault (+74%) repeats in market down 14.1%

Renault is the most popular carmaker in Uruguay for the 2nd straight month.

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New car sales in Uruguay continue to skid down at -14.1% in March to 4.126 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 7.5% to 11.652 units. Renault ignores the surrounding gloom with deliveries shooting up 74% to 14,7% share, cementing its newfound YTD leadership at 16.3% (+95%). Chevrolet (-1%) climbs back up one spot to #2 whereas Fiat freefalls 39% to #3. Citroen (+19%), Nissan (+54%) and most strikingly Kia (+219%) also defy the odds in the Top 10. Further down, JAC (+127%), Changhe (+50%), Subaru (+42%), Great Wall (+41%) and BYD (+13%) impress but Chinese carmakers are down 37% overall to 7.3% share in March and down 24% to 8.7% year-to-date.

Previous month: Uruguay February 2018: Renault snaps lead in market down 12%

One year ago: Uruguay March-April 2017: Fiat leads market up 16%

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Uruguay February 2018: Renault snaps lead in market down 12%

Renault takes a commanding lead in Uruguay in February, potentially thanks to the Kwid.

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The Uruguayan new car market is down 12% year-on-year in February to 3.440 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume into negative territory at -3.3% to 7.526 units. Renault snaps the brands lead thanks to sales surging 120% year-on-year to a dominant 21.3% share, distancing the Fiat up an extravagant 524% to 18.9%. Renault (+108%) edges past Fiat (+226%) for just 7 sales to also grab the #1 spot YTD with 16.7% share. Below, Chevrolet (-54%) and Volkswagen (-48%) both freefall, while Nissan (+39%) rounds up the Top 5. Other great gainers include BMW (+110%), Citroen (+93%), JAC (+70%) and Lifan (+38%).

Previous month: Uruguay January 2018: Fiat (+118%) and Renault (+93%) shine

One year ago: Uruguay February 2017: Chevrolet shoots up 155% to pole position

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Uruguay January 2018: Fiat (+115%) and Renault (+93%) shine

Fiat sales are up 115% year-on-year in January in Uruguay. 

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New car sales in Uruguay start the year up 5.4% in January to 4.086 units. Volkswagen is up 14% to maintain the lead it snapped in 2017 at 14.9% but it’s Fiat (+115%) and Renault (+93%) that impress the most just below on the podium. Chevrolet, #1 a year ago, is down 18% to #4 while Nissan gains 34% to round up the Top 5. Leading all Chinese manufacturers by far, Lifan is up 59% to #8 overall vs. #13 over the Full Year 2017, followed by BYD at #15 (+4%), Dongfeng at #16 (+14%), FAW at #17 (-23%) and Great Wall at #18 (-15%). All-in-all, the Chinese hold 9.6% of the Uruguayan market in January, down 11% year-on-year and to be compared with 11.3% over the FY2017. Below, Audi (+129%), Chana (+114%), Subaru (+78%) and Honda (+38%) sign some of the most impressive year-on-year gains.

Previous post: Uruguay Full Year 2017: Volkswagen & Chevy Onix #1, market up 19.5%

One year ago: Uruguay January 2017: Chevrolet rallies back up 61% to #1

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