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Argentina March. Car’s sales booming albeit economy pace is still slow

Argentina Auto Sales Renault Sandero 2017

Argentina Auto Sales boomed in the first quarter of the year above any positive expectations, scoring one of the best performance worldwide. Indeed, economic reforms just started delivering the first tepid effects.

Argentina’s economy expanded in annual terms for the first time in almost a year in January, suggesting that activity is continuing to firm up, albeit at an uneven pace. Comprehensive data for Q4 GDP point to an increase in export volumes as the main driver behind the improved momentum, with the domestic economy stuck in the doldrums.

The government’s economic policymaking, however, has earned praise from credit rating agencies, with S&P Global Ratings upgrading Argentina’s sovereign bond rating to B from B- on 4 April

Following the positive 2016 trend, which has finally broken the previous sharp decline, in the 2017 the automotive sector is expected to consolidated the growth with full year sales projected at 750.000.

Indeed, according to data released by the ACARA and the ADEFA, in the first three months of the year total light vehicles sales had been 227.927, up a huge 45.4%, a level well above any expectations, projecting final year sales near 0.9 million.

Volkswagen led the recovery with 38.275 sales (+42.8%) followed by Chevrolet with 29.549 (+14.7%), Ford with 29.484 (+44.7%),  Renault with 28.987 (+89.6%), Toyota with 24.732 (+34.5%), Fiat with 22.077 (+19.1%) and Peugeot with 21.003 (+46.5%).

At model wise, the Volkswagen Gol with 9.702 (+40.4%) followed by the Toyota Hilux with 9.622 units (+45.9%) and the Renault Sandero with 8.747 (+715%).

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will report year to date data updated.

Rank March Rank 2017 Brand Sales March Somma di YTD Mar 17 Variation March Variation YTD Share March Share YTD 2017
1 1 Volkswagen 13.128 38.275 30,6% 42,8% 17,4% 16,8%
2 2 Chevrolet 10.511 29.549 16,5% 14,7% 13,9% 13,0%
3 3 Ford 9.858 29.484 48,8% 44,6% 13,0% 12,9%
4 4 Renault 9.843 28.987 58,3% 89,6% 13,0% 12,7%
6 5 Toyota 7.764 24.732 26,2% 34,5% 10,3% 10,9%
5 6 Fiat 7.824 22.077 17,2% 19,1% 10,3% 9,7%
7 7 Peugeot 5.780 21.003 32,7% 46,5% 7,6% 9,2%
8 8 Citroen 2.243 8.062 10,6% 38,9% 3,0% 3,5%
10 9 Mercedes 1.608 5.265 175,3% 89,9% 2,1% 2,3%
9 10 Honda 1.703 4.995 72,5% 95,4% 2,3% 2,2%
11 11 Nissan 1.449 3.923 87,5% 82,7% 1,9% 1,7%
12 12 Jeep 740 1.756 1221,4% 1200,7% 1,0% 0,8%
14 13 Iveco 490 1.517 42,4% 11,6% 0,6% 0,7%
13 14 Chery 570 1.470 115,9% 75,4% 0,8% 0,6%
15 15 BMW 328 1.010 362,0% 519,6% 0,4% 0,4%
17 16 Hyundai 286 915 717,1% 526,7% 0,4% 0,4%
18 17 Audi 243 866 72,3% 101,9% 0,3% 0,4%
16 18 Kia 291 776 153,0% 180,1% 0,4% 0,3%
19 19 Scania 165 557 57,1% 76,8% 0,2% 0,2%
20 20 Volvo 164 478 355,6% 246,4% 0,2% 0,2%
22 21 Ram 96 376 41,2% 59,3% 0,1% 0,2%
22 22 DS 96 309 300,0% 137,7% 0,1% 0,1%
21 23 Lifan 106 292 863,6% 2333,3% 0,1% 0,1%
23 24 Agrale 61 214 -49,2% -40,6% 0,1% 0,1%
24 25 Dodge 57 174 5600,0% 4250,0% 0,1% 0,1%
25 26 Mini 51 161 628,6% 436,7% 0,1% 0,1%
26 27 Alfa Romeo 44 104 41,9% 35,1% 0,1% 0,0%
27 28 Mitsubishi 28 102 3,7% 13,3% 0,0% 0,0%
28 29 Smart 24 80
28 30 Subaru 24 71
29 31 Suzuki 18 57
31 32 Porsche 14 52
32 33 JMC 9 44
34 34 Hino 7 36
33 34 Land Rover 8 36
30 35 Geely 16 28
36 Puma de Tat 17
36 37 Chrysler 2 5
38 Jaguar 3
35 38 Foton 3 3
39 Mack 2
40 Xcmg 1
40 Zoomlion 1

Rank March Rank 2017 Group Sales March Sales YTD 2017 Variation March Variation YTD Share March Share YTD 2017
1 1 Volkswagen 13.550 39.750 31,6% 44,3% 17,9% 17,4%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 11.292 32.910 61,6% 88,7% 14,9% 14,4%
3 3 General Motors 10.511 29.549 16,5% 14,7% 13,9% 13,0%
4 4 Ford 9.858 29.484 48,8% 44,6% 13,0% 12,9%
6 5 PSA 8.119 29.374 26,7% 44,9% 10,7% 12,9%
5 6 FCA 9.253 26.009 28,9% 27,9% 12,2% 11,4%
7 7 Toyota 7.771 24.768 26,3% 34,7% 10,3% 10,9%
9 8 Mercedes Daimler 1.632 5.345 179,5% 92,8% 2,2% 2,3%
8 9 Honda 1.703 4.995 72,5% 95,4% 2,3% 2,2%
10 10 Hyundai-Kia 577 1.691 284,7% 299,8% 0,8% 0,7%

Rank March Rank 2017 Model Sales March Sales YTD 2017 Variation March Variation YTD 2017
1 1 Volkswagen Gol 3.632 9.722 20,6% 40,4%
2 3 Renault Sandero 3.100 8.747 715,2%
3 2 Toyota Hilux 2.853 9.622 23,1% 45,9%
4 4 Toyota Etios 2.799 8.276 45,6% 43,5%
5 5 Chevrolet Onix 2.728 7.271 56,4% 79,8%
6 6 Fiat Palio 2.531 6.775 2,4% -7,4%
7 8 Chevrolet Prisma 2.481 6.394 125,8% 108,1%
8 13 Ford KA 2.473 5.662 658,6% 1565,3%
9 10 Ford Fiesta 2.182 6.101 84,3% 41,2%
10 12 Volkswagen Amarok 1.954 5.796 38,6% 33,1%
11 9 Ford Focus 1.832 6.106 29,7% 32,0%
12 7 Peugeot 208 1.796 6.452 9,8% 40,1%
13 11 Volkswagen Suran 1.731 6.082 62,8% 69,5%
14 17 Ford Ecosport 1.668 4.661 0,0% 1,0%
15 14 Ford Ranger 1.627 5.470 153,0% 72,1%
16 22 Fiat Mobi 1.546 3.459
17 18 Toyota Corolla 1.529 4.657 16,6% -0,2%
18 19 Chevrolet Cruze 1.513 4.308 520,1% 425,4%
19 15 Renault Kangoo 1.468 4.978 58,9% 85,2%
20 20 Renault Duster 1.441 4.057 377,2% 169,9%
21 16 Peugeot Partner 1.401 4.925 98,7% 88,3%
22 27 Chevrolet S10 1.332 3.277 146,2% 102,7%
23 24 Volkswagen Up! 1.331 3.402 38,8% 64,2%
24 21 Peugeot 308 1.301 3.803 61,8% 23,5%
25 28 Renault Oroch 1.271 3.263
26 26 Fiat Toro 1.217 3.356
27 23 Renault Logan 1.124 3.448 84,9% 257,3%
27 25 Honda HR-V 1.124 3.381 89,5% 89,2%
28 32 Volkswagen Voyage 1.079 2.550 25,0% 14,6%
29 33 Chevrolet Spin 838 2.194 80,6% 8,8%
30 29 Fiat Siena 815 3.072 -49,4% -40,2%
31 31 Chevrolet Tracker 802 2.574 18,1% 9,6%
32 37 Volkswagen Saveiro 732 1.912 -11,6% 2,3%
33 41 Renault Captur 728 1.761
34 42 Jeep Renegade 702 1.614
35 34 Citroen C4 Lounge 639 2.063 8,1% 11,2%
36 30 Peugeot 2008 603 3.024
37 43 Nissan March 600 1.609 203,0% 155,8%
38 44 Fiat Fiorino 595 1.595 14,4% 3,5%
39 45 Fiat Strada 573 1.573 22,7% 33,0%
40 47 Volkswagen Fox 558 1.229 12,5% 1,1%

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