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

The Chevrolet Onix is the best-selling vehicle in Uruguay in 2017. 

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The Uruguayan new car market stops three consecutive years of decline in 2017 with a robust 19.5% year-year gain to 54.522 registrations, getting dangerously close to the all-time annual volume record set in 2013 at 57.333. The brands ranking is completely reshuffled, with Volkswagen snapping the lead for the first time in at least a decade thanks to deliveries up 48% to 14.7% share. Chevrolet does even better, almost doubling its sales year-on-year (+92%) and up three spots to #2 overall at 13.4%. Leader in 2016, Fiat skids to third place this year even though its sales are up 15%. Renault (+17%) remains in 4th place, overtaking Suzuki (+12%) while below, Citroen (+42%), Peugeot (+29%), Nissan (+28%) and Hyundai (+27%) all frankly beat the market inside the Top 10.

FAW tops all Chinese carmakers in Uruguay in 2017. 

Uruguay used to be overseas market in the world where Chinese carmakers held the largest share: 23.3% in 2013. This has since gone down drastically, with sales for the 19 Chinese brands selling at least one unit in the country (out of a total of 47) edging up just 1% to 10.9% share in 2017. Once dominated by Chery which was the third best-selling brand overall in 2011, there’s a change of guard in 2017: FAW tops the Chinese ranks with sales up 58% to #12 overall, followed by Lifan (#13), BYD (#14), Great Wall (#17), Geely (#18), Dongfeng (#19), Chery (#21) and JAC (#22).

The Up (+28%) helps Volkswagen snap its first brands crown in at least a decade.

The models ranking also get a complete makeover for 2017: thanks to deliveries shooting up 146% the Chevrolet Onix takes the lead for the first time at an overbearing 8.3% market share, while the VW Up (+28%) manages to maintain itself in 2nd place and is joined on the podium by the VW Saveiro up a stunning 181% and 7 ranks to #3. Best-seller in 2016, the Fiat Uno implodes 37% to #4 this year ahead of the Chevrolet Prisma (+192%) and Fiat Strada (+131%). The Hyundai HB20 (#9) and Peugeot 208 (#11) also shine while the all-new Nissan Kicks lands directly at #13. The VW Amarok breaks into the Top 10 best-selling light commercials at #9.

Previous month: Uruguay October 2017: Volkswagen back on top in market up 14.8%

Previous year (brands): Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat takes control in market down 8%

Previous year (models): Uruguay Full Year 2016: Fiat Uno #1, Renault Oroch instant blockbuster

Two years ago: Uruguay Full Year 2015: Suzuki takes charge in market down 8%

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

VW Saveiro Uruguay October 2016. Picture courtesy icarros.com.brVolkswagen is the best-selling carmaker in Uruguay in October and YTD.

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New car sales in Uruguay are up 14.8% year-on-year in October to 4.379 units, leading to the year-to-date volume up 24.4% to 43.369. After dropping to #2 in September, Volkswagen reclaims the pole position it holds year-to-date thanks to deliveries up a market-beating 21% to 14.9% share. This is however the weakest gain in the Top 4, with Fiat up 77%, Chevrolet up 244% and Suzuki up 22%… Reversely Renault tumbles down 26% in 5th place, distancing Nissan up 57%. Citroen (+34%) also shines in the Top 10. Below, notice FAW (+46%), Honda (+445%), Great Wall (+33%), Subaru (+155%) and Haima (+600%). Overall, Chinese carmakers underperform with a 5% year-on-year drop to 11% share vs. 11.3% so far in 2017.

Previous month: Uruguay September 2017: Fiat snaps lead in market up 20.8%

One year ago: Uruguay October 2016: Volkswagen takes YTD lead, Renault up 74%

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

Fiat is the best-selling brand in Uruguay in September. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is up a very solid 20.8% year-on-year in September to 4.412 units, leading the year-to-date tally to a 26.2% surge to 38.983 registrations. Once again the top selling brands frankly beat the market: Fiat jumps four spots on last month and 188% year-on-year to lead the ranking for the first time since last April, Volkswagen is up 66% to 14.3% share, cementing its newfound YTD lead and Chevrolet is up 229% to 12.9% share. Suzuki (+8%), Renault (+6%) and Nissan (+12%) follow but lose share while below, Hyundai (-19%), Peugeot (-17%) and Ford (-38%) struggle. Citroen (+49%), Audi (+88%) and Honda (+258%) shine. FAW (+71%) leads Chinese carmakers above BYD (#12), Great Wall (#14), Lifan (#16), Dongfeng (#17) and Geely (#18). All-in-all, Chinese brands add up to 10.8% share, trailing the market growth this month at +4%.

Previous month: Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

One year ago: Uruguay September 2016: Suzuki reclaims top spot

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Uruguay August 2017: Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet to #1 YTD

Volkswagen is now the best-selling brand in Uruguay in 2017. 

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The Uruguayan new car market continues to gallop ahead in August with sales up 20% year-on-year to 4.423, leading to a year-to-date tally up 26% to 34.571 units. This month we witness a change of guard in the brands ranking: thanks to deliveries up 37% to 12.9% share, Volkswagen overtakes Chevrolet – despite the latter being up 89% to 10% share – to lead the YTD ranking with 4.929 units (+50%) vs. 4.902 (+114%) for the American brand. In fact, the Top four best-selling carmakers in the country in August frankly beat the market growth, with Renault up 46% to #2 and Suzuki up 51% to #3. Fiat, leader over the Full Year 2016 but down to #5 this year, is with Ford (-33%) the only manufacturer to lose ground in the Top 10 (-23%). Notice also Nissan up 49%, Peugeot up 36% and Citroen up 59%. Chinese carmakers follow the market at +20% to 13% share, led by FAW at #11 (+45%), JAC at #12 (+791%), BYD at #15 (-10%), Lifan at #16 (-5%), Great Wall at #17 (+141%) and Geely at #18 (-52%). In total, 15 of the 40 brands selling at least one unit in Uruguay this month are Chinese.

Previous month: Uruguay July 2017: VW leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

One year ago: Uruguay August 2016: Fiat back to #1, Renault and Ford shine

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Uruguay July 2017: Volkswagen leads, FAW shine in market up 14%

The new R7 SUV helps FAW up 96% in Uruguay in July. 

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The Uruguayan new car market is up 14% year-on-year in July to 3.925 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up a whopping 27% to 30.148 units. Volkswagen takes the lead of the brands ranking for the second time in the past three month despite gaining less ground than the market at +5% to 14.7% share and remains #2 YTD for now. Suzuki soars 54% to #2 and 12% and Chevrolet is up 50% but only ranks third at 10.2% share. Fiat drops 12% to a round 10%. Citroen (+40%), Nissan (+62%) and Peugeot (+108%) make themselves noticed in the Top 10 while beyond, FAW (+96%) leads the Chinese offensive at #12 above BYD (-30%), Lifan (-42%), Chery and Geely (-57%) while Dongfeng (+61%) and Great Wall (+89%) take off. All-in-all, Chinese marques represent 10.8% of the Uruguayan market in July vs. 10.5% year-to-date. Honda (+177%), Mercedes (+61%) and BMW (+46%) also impress.

Previous month: Uruguay June 2017: Chevrolet up 3-fold to snap pole position

One year ago: Uruguay July 2016: Volkswagen takes lead for the first time

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