Uruguay car market 2012: Volkswagen is threatening Chevrolet leadership

In the first part of 2012, the Uruguay car market was still positive in spite of a slower pace, after many years of consecutive sales records. Last year, the industry was 51.406 and focus2move.com is projecting 2012 sales in the range of 53.000, up 3%.

Chevrolet is confirming its leadership in the market with 2.692 sales year-to-date and 17.5% share. Volkswagen was only 12 units behind in April, with 602 sales and a fabulous 17.0% market share, an all-time record. Year-to-date, Volkswagen share was 12.5%.

Nissan was third with 1.135 sales year-to-date and 7.6% market share, but Fiat, at 7.4%, and Suzuki, at 7.2% are very close. In April Fiat was third, with 303 sales.

In the table below, the Top 30 Brands, ranked by year-to-date sales:

 

Rank

Brand

Q1

Apr

Ytd Apr

 

Q1

Apr

Ytd Apr

1

Chevrolet

2.078

     614

       2.692

 

17,6%

17,4%

17,5%

2

Volkswagen

1.326

     602

       1.928

11,2%

17,0%

12,5%

3

Nissan

     895

     277

       1.172

7,6%

7,8%

7,6%

4

Fiat

     832

     303

       1.135

7,0%

8,6%

7,4%

5

Suzuki

     905

     202

       1.107

7,7%

5,7%

7,2%

6

Peugeot

     735

     102

           837

6,2%

2,9%

5,4%

7

Chery

     650

     185

           835

5,5%

5,2%

5,4%

8

Hyundai

     573

     184

           757

4,8%

5,2%

4,9%

9

Renault

     521

     174

           695

4,4%

4,9%

4,5%

10

Ford

     425

     103

           528

3,6%

2,9%

3,4%

11

Toyota

     296

         81

           377

2,5%

2,3%

2,5%

12

FAW

     216

         83

           299

1,8%

2,3%

1,9%

13

Citroen

     246

         50

           296

2,1%

1,4%

1,9%

14

Geely

     225

         65

           290

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

15

BYD

     276

           7

           283

2,3%

0,2%

1,8%

16

Great Wall

     163

         69

           232

1,4%

2,0%

1,5%

17

Kia

     160

         47

           207

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

18

JAC

     113

         43

           156

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

19

EFFA

     111

         32

           143

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

20

Chana

         89

         50

           139

0,8%

1,4%

0,9%

21

Mercedes

         93

         35

           128

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

22

Honda

         93

         18

           111

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

23

Lifan

         56

         26

             82

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

24

Mitsubishi

         61

         13

             74

0,5%

0,4%

0,5%

25

Audi

         47

         16

             63

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

26

BMW

         44

         11

             55

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

27

Chance

         52

           3

             55

0,4%

0,1%

0,4%

28

Mazda

         46

           5

             51

0,4%

0,1%

0,3%

29

Dodge

         40

         10

             50

0,3%

0,3%

0,3%

30

ZX Auto

         43

           5

             48

0,4%

0,1%

0,3%

 

We wish to thank our friend Scott Landy for editing.

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