Argentinian Car Market boomed 36% in April 2013. Ford surged in second place.

In April, the light vehicles sales were 78.367, up 36.1% with the first four months sales at 315.317 units, up 4.9%. Following almost a year of depressed performance, this increase arrived absolutely unexpected and could represent the base for a stable growth for the rest of 2013.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Volkswagen in 1st sold 14.266 vehicles with a share of 18.2%, down 0.7 points of share from the previous month and up 0.7 points from the first quarter of 2013. Year-to-date April sales were 56.008 with a share of 17.78%. Volkswagen held 8 models in the top 50, with the Gol as market leader.

Ford jumped to the 2nd position (4th year-to-date) selling 11.500 units with a share of 14.7%, up 1.8 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 41.601 with a share of 13.1%. Ford held 5 models in the top 50, with the Ecosport in 4th position.

Renault in 3rd sold 10.637 units with a share of 13.6%, down 0.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 44.378 with a share of 14.0%. Renault held 5 models in the top 50, with the Clio Mio in 3rd position.

Chevrolet fell to the 4th position (2nd year-to-date) selling 10.061 units with a share of 12.8%, down 2.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 46.513 with a share of 14.7%. The Classic was 5th.

Fiat in 5th sold 10.006 vehicles, only 55 models less than Chevrolet, with a share of 12.8%, up 2.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 37.341 with a share of 11.8%. The top model was the Siena in 10th position.

Peugeot was 6th, selling 8.079 units with a share of 10.3%, stable from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 33.888 with a share of 10.7%. The best-selling model was the 207 in 2nd position.

Toyota was 7th, selling 4.661 units with a share of 5.9%, down 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 19.251 with a share of 6.1%. The top model was the Hilux in 7th position.

Citroen was 8th, selling 3.433 units with a share of 4.4%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 14.250 with a share of 4.5%. The best-selling was the Nuevo C3 in 29th position.

In the table below the Top 25 brands ranked for year to date position:

Rank Ytd

Brand

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Mar

Q1 2013

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

Volkswagen

14.266

56.008

21,1%

18,8%

19,8%

18,9%

17,5%

18,2%

17,7%

2

Chevrolet

10.061

46.513

16,6%

16,1%

16,5%

16,0%

15,3%

12,8%

14,7%

3

Renault

10.637

44.378

14,8%

16,4%

13,9%

13,0%

14,2%

13,6%

14,0%

4

Ford

11.500

41.601

11,3%

12,2%

12,8%

12,9%

12,6%

14,7%

13,1%

5

Fiat

10.006

37.341

10,7%

8,7%

8,8%

10,4%

11,5%

12,8%

11,8%

6

Peugeot

8.079

33.888

10,0%

11,1%

10,4%

10,3%

10,8%

10,3%

10,7%

7

Toyota

4.661

19.251

6,0%

5,4%

5,9%

6,3%

6,1%

5,9%

6,1%

8

Citroen

3.433

14.250

3,3%

3,7%

4,7%

4,8%

4,5%

4,4%

4,5%

9

Honda

720

4.410

2,1%

2,5%

2,1%

1,3%

1,5%

0,9%

1,4%

10

Mercedes

777

3.188

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

11

Audi

839

2.971

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

12

Chery

631

2.680

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

13

Nissan

653

1.763

0,5%

0,5%

0,3%

0,7%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

14

BMW

399

1.575

0,2%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

15

Hyundai

231

1.570

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

0,3%

0,5%

16

Jeep

312

1.214

0,2%

0,2%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

17

Kia

182

736

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

18

Dodge

218

686

0,3%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

0,2%

0,3%

0,2%

19

Mini

65

282

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

20

Mitsubishi

39

209

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,0%

0,1%

21

Alfa Romeo

70

199

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

22

Volvo

47

188

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

0,1%

23

Subaru

53

145

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

0,0%

0,1%

0,0%

24

Smart

31

124

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

25

Land Rover

41

124

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

0,0%

Looking at the best models performance, the Volkswagen Gol in 1st sold 5.373 units with a share of 6.9%, stable from March. Year-to-date sales were 20.174 with a share of 6.4%.

The Peugeot 207 was 2nd selling 3.596 units with a share of 4.6%, up 0.1 points from the previous month, followed by the Clio Mio in 3rd with 3.246 sales and a share of 4.1%, up 0.5 points from the previous month.

The Ecosport was 4th, selling 2.981 units with a share of 3.8%, up 0.4 points from the previous month, followed by the Classic in 5th, down 2 spots from March, with 2.948 sales and a share of 3.8%, down 1.3 points from the previous month, and by the Fiesta in 6th, up 2 spots from March, with 2.676 sales and a share of 3.4%, up 0.4 points from the previous month.

The Hilux was7th selling 2.657 units with a share of 3.4%, stable from March, followed by the Duster in 8th with 2.359 sales and a share of 3.0%, down 0.4 points from the previous month.

Behind it was a positive month for the Chevrolet Agile in 21st, up 40 spots from the previous month, for the Renault Sandero in 25th, up 15 spots, and for the Renault Logan in 50th, up 18 spots from March.

It was a negative month for the Volkswagen Voyage in 23rd, down 7 spots from the previous month, and for the Chevrolet Sonic in 43rd, down 20 spots from March.

In the table below, the Best 50 selling models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Apr

Rank Mar

Rank 2012

Model

Apr

Ytd Apr

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Mar

Q1 2013

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

1

1

Volkswagen Gol

5.373

20.174

7,8%

7,7%

8,0%

6,9%

6,2%

6,9%

6,4%

2

3

3

Peugeot 207

3.596

13.335

3,3%

3,9%

3,4%

4,5%

4,1%

4,6%

4,2%

3

4

124

Renault Clio Mio

3.246

11.243

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

3,6%

3,4%

4,1%

3,6%

4

5

10

Ford Ecosport

2.981

10.839

3,0%

2,2%

1,2%

3,4%

3,3%

3,8%

3,4%

5

2

2

Chevrolet Classic

2.948

13.754

5,8%

5,1%

4,7%

5,1%

4,5%

3,8%

4,3%

6

8

18

Ford Fiesta

2.676

9.034

1,5%

1,8%

1,3%

3,0%

2,7%

3,4%

2,9%

7

6

6

Toyota Hilux

2.657

10.282

2,9%

2,8%

3,4%

3,4%

3,2%

3,4%

3,2%

8

7

11

Renault Duster

2.359

10.807

2,2%

2,7%

1,9%

3,4%

3,5%

3,0%

3,4%

9

11

9

Renault Kangoo

2.161

7.698

2,6%

2,9%

1,6%

2,7%

2,3%

2,8%

2,4%

10

15

21

Fiat Siena

1.927

7.291

2,0%

1,3%

1,8%

1,9%

2,3%

2,5%

2,3%

11

9

8

Ford Ka

1.886

6.674

2,8%

2,5%

4,0%

3,0%

2,0%

2,4%

2,1%

12

22

17

Ford Ranger

1.882

6.432

1,0%

2,7%

3,0%

1,5%

1,9%

2,4%

2,0%

13

12

4

Volkswagen Suran

1.879

8.381

3,0%

2,8%

3,8%

2,6%

2,7%

2,4%

2,6%

14

24

15

Fiat Uno

1.877

6.275

3,6%

1,7%

1,1%

1,4%

1,8%

2,4%

2,0%

15

18

14

Ford Focus

1.872

5.949

1,9%

2,4%

2,1%

1,7%

1,7%

2,4%

1,9%

16

10

12

Chevrolet Celta

1.865

7.256

2,1%

2,3%

2,6%

2,7%

2,3%

2,4%

2,3%

17

13

25

Peugeot 308

1.667

7.704

2,1%

2,1%

2,0%

2,2%

2,5%

2,1%

2,4%

18

19

27

Fiat Palio

1.572

6.108

1,3%

2,0%

1,5%

1,6%

1,9%

2,0%

1,9%

19

14

20

Toyota Corolla

1.545

6.485

2,0%

1,9%

1,7%

2,1%

2,1%

2,0%

2,0%

20

20

19

Peugeot Partner

1.514

5.832

1,8%

2,4%

1,2%

1,6%

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

21

61

13

Chevrolet Agile

1.440

4.943

2,3%

2,0%

2,2%

0,2%

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

22

17

23

Volkswagen Amarok

1.342

5.204

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

1,6%

23

16

22

Volkswagen Voyage

1.273

4.963

2,2%

1,9%

1,4%

1,9%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

24

27

24

Volkswagen Fox

1.185

4.025

2,0%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

25

40

7

Renault Sandero

1.056

4.408

3,0%

3,1%

2,1%

0,7%

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

26

29

33

Fiat Strada

1.052

3.771

1,0%

0,6%

0,8%

1,1%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

27

26

30

Volkswagen Vento

955

3.983

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

28

25

39

Volkswagen Bora

922

3.668

0,6%

0,8%

0,9%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

29

31

129

Citroen Nuevo C3

886

2.990

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,1%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

30

28

26

Peugeot 408

859

4.167

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

31

32

35

Citroen Berlingo

769

3.030

0,8%

1,0%

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

32

35

40

Fiat Punto

750

2.550

0,9%

0,5%

0,1%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

33

34

34

Chevrolet S10

685

3.682

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

1,3%

0,9%

1,2%

34

33

28

Renault Fluence

670

3.166

1,1%

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

35

39

42

Volkswagen Saveiro

641

2.410

0,7%

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

36

47

37

Fiat Fiorino

615

2.086

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

37

30

38

Fiat Qubo

600

2.827

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,1%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

38

36

80

Chevrolet Spin

572

2.590

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

39

38

32

Citroen C4

571

2.298

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

40

45

52

Fiat Palio Weekend

567

1.793

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

41

48

 

Chevrolet Cruze

536

1.742

1,1%

1,2%

0,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

42

37

48

Citroen C3 Aircross

508

2.228

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

43

23

50

Chevrolet Sonic

506

3.477

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,4%

1,2%

0,6%

1,1%

44

21

16

Chevrolet Aveo

481

4.139

2,0%

1,7%

1,6%

1,5%

1,5%

0,6%

1,3%

45

43

46

Renault Symbol

421

1.592

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

46

41

55

Citroen C3 Picasso

403

1.961

0,1%

0,2%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

47

   

Chevrolet Cobalt

399

425

     

0,0%

0,0%

0,5%

0,1%

48

49

49

Mercedes Sprinter

361

919

0,1%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

0,2%

0,5%

0,3%

49

50

61

Chery Tiggo

315

1.038

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,3%

50

68

29

Renault Logan

315

1.256

1,1%

1,3%

0,9%

0,2%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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