Brazil Vehicles Sales in April fell 25%. Jeep Renegade within top 10!

Brazil Vehicles Sales in April

Brazil Vehicles Sales in April fell 25% posting the 16th year on year decline in a row. Chevrolet confirmed leadership again ahead of Fiat and Volkswagen while the Jeep Renegade ranked within the top 10, first time ever.

Market Outlook

Brazil entered the deepest recession in over two decades last year as high inflation, abysmal confidence levels and low prices for exports rocked the economy.

At the outset of 2016, the recession shows no sign of abating. Industrial production tallied the largest drop since December 2013 in February and consumer confidence fell in March.

Moreover, political noise is drawing the government’s focus away from much-needed fiscal adjustments and economic reforms—interfering with a potential recovery.

As all key industrial sector, the automotive has been fully hit by the recession and is falling down at never expected level, losing month after month. As reported by the Anfavea, the Brazilian Association of Car Manufacturers, in April the total light vehicles sales in the largest South American market have been 157.579 falling 25.5% with year to date the sales fell down 27.6%, at 622.621 units.

Competitive Arena

In April, the top brands ranking was unchanged from the previous month and Chevrolet confirmed the leadership with 25.827 vehicles (-24.3%) sold while Fiat was second with 24.402 sales (-35.6%) followed by Volkswagen with 21.292 (-31.6%). 

Hyundai ranked 4th with 16.453 (-3.4%) followed by Ford with 12.512 (-46.2%), Renault with 12.157 (-22.6%) and Honda with 10.601 (-22.5%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was FCA with 18.5% of market share, ahead of General Motors with 16.7%, Volkswagen with 14.3%, Hyundai-Kia with 10.6% and Toyota with 9.0%.

The Hyundai HB20 (including the sedan version) was again the best selling model with 13.166 sales (+2.6%) while the second was the Ford Ka (hatch and sedan) with 11.752 (-21.4%) ahead of the Fiat Palio with 8.841 (-35.3%).

The Chevrolet Onix (both sedan and hatch) was fourth with 8.783 (+14.3%) followed by the Fiat Strada with 8.598 (-41.4%) and Fiat Uno with 8.011 (-40.6%).

The whole ranking by model is inside the report dedicated to the Brazilian best selling models.

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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 always have the year to date data updated.

Rank AprRank 2016BrandSales AprSales YTDApr VarYTD VarApr %YTD %

Rank AprRank 2016GroupSales AprSales YTDApr VarYTD VarApr %YTD %
22General Motors25.867101.806-24,2%-30,4%16,4%16,4%

Rank AprRank YTDModelSales AprSales YTDApr VarYTD VarApr %YTD %
11Hyundai HB2013.66452.1973,5%3,8%11,3%10,1%
22Chevrolet Onix10.60746.07719,0%20,8%8,8%8,9%
33Ford KA7.11029.174-32,2%-39,5%5,9%5,6%
47Volkswagen Gol6.53319.638-33,7%-13,2%5,4%3,8%
54Toyota Corolla5.82521.0493,4%1,1%4,8%4,1%
65Honda HR-V5.44720.500179,0%9,9%4,5%4,0%
76Chevrolet Prisma4.99820.284-17,4%-14,8%4,1%3,9%
812Renault Sandero4.84715.649-38,1%-33,0%4,0%3,0%
98Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox4.22218.799-37,3%-35,5%3,5%3,6%
1011Jeep Renegade4.04717.2862519,1%603,8%3,4%3,3%
1114Volkswagen Up!3.27813.584-35,1%-12,0%2,7%2,6%
1215Fiat Siena3.14313.235-40,9%-34,4%2,6%2,6%
1313Fiat Uno3.12413.686-56,2%-61,0%2,6%2,6%
1410Toyota Etios2.40617.335-5,5%-52,5%2,0%3,4%
1517Ford Ecosport2.2338.364-32,5%-23,5%1,9%1,6%
1616Honda Fit2.2199.047-49,3%-35,3%1,8%1,8%
1718Chevrolet Cobalt2.1337.163-22,6%-1,2%1,8%1,4%
1819Renault Duster1.9327.161-33,6%-33,2%1,6%1,4%
1923Chevrolet Spin1.7356.081-38,5%-35,7%1,4%1,2%
2021Nissan Versa1.6966.481137,9%29,2%1,4%1,3%
2126Honda Civic1.4115.547-45,8%-48,2%1,2%1,1%
2227Chevrolet Classic1.2845.109-62,8%-57,0%1,1%1,0%
2324Honda City1.2435.838-47,0%-51,3%1,0%1,1%
2429Ford Fiesta1.2144.833-73,7%-70,9%1,0%0,9%
2525Nissan March1.1875.677-34,0%-28,2%1,0%1,1%
2634Hyundai Tucson1.0673.527-21,3%41,1%0,9%0,7%
2722Renault Clio1.0136.2541,0%-12,7%0,8%1,2%
2833Chevrolet Tracker9923.80316,0%38,0%0,8%0,7%
2936Peugeot 20089513.37861,8%82,2%0,8%0,7%
3040Toyota Hilux SW49473.009-11,4%-5,2%0,8%0,6%
3131Ford Focus9463.856-44,0%-52,4%0,8%0,7%
3230Citroen C39233.932-32,1%-26,9%0,8%0,8%
3339Hyundai ix358073.121-37,2%-53,2%0,7%0,6%
3437Peugeot 2088063.182-45,2%-23,5%0,7%0,6%
3532Fiat Punto7673.841-33,9%-48,8%0,6%0,7%
3643Chevrolet Cruze Sedan5921.944-62,5%-59,2%0,5%0,4%
3742Volkswagen Jetta5872.375-8,5%-7,7%0,5%0,5%
3845Renault Fluence4781.7923,0%14,9%0,4%0,3%
3944Mitsubishi Outlander4161.896-10,0%-20,3%0,3%0,4%
409Fiat Palio41118.641-55,5%-95,4%0,3%3,6%