Latin America best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2019

Latin America best selling cars

Latin America best selling cars in 2019 is dominated by the Chevrolet Onix singing the only double-digit growth within the Top10, together with the Renault Kwid. The Toyota Hilux conquered the third place, while the Nissan Versa is holding a disappointing trend.


Economic Environment

Latin American’s economic growth outlook was cut for the fifth consecutive month in August, following a poor first half of 2019. A challenging global environment, plagued by persistent trade tensions and slowing growth, is seen holding back activity. Internal issues, such as Argentina’s economic adjustment, policy uncertainty in Mexico and declining confidence, also add to the downbeat outlook.


Best Selling Cars

As far as the best selling cars ranking, while our report assembly data for 41 countries, this ranking is heavy conditioned by the trend in the top markets (Brazil, Mexico and Argentina), which counts near the half of the regional sales.

The ranking, updated at year-to-date 2019, reports that regional leadership unchanged from the previous with the Chevrolet Onix leader for the fourth year in a string with 156.706 sales (+16.5%) with a wide gap over all the followers.

The Chevrolet Onix is sold only in this region and in the 2017 ranked as 79th in the focus2move Global Best Selling Cars Ranking. It is a subcompact car launched in the 2012 to succeed Chevrolet Corsa and some versions of Chevrolet Celta. Made in Brazilian plan at Gravataí, is only available with five-door hatchback, two flex-fuel engines (999 cm³ and 78/80 cv, 1,389 cm³ and 98/106 cv), five-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive. It’s sedan derivative is sold under the name Prisma and distributed in selected markets.

The Ford Ka holds the second place with 98.123 units (-4.4%). The third generation of this city car, produced in Brazil, is available as a five-door hatchback and as a four-door sedan. Launched in the fall of 2014, it was initially only available in Brazil and South America, later being introduced in India, Mexico, South Africa (where it is marketed as the Ford Figo) and in Europe (marketed as Ford Ka+).

In the third place, the Toyota Hilux with 72.796 (-4.5%) ahead of the Volkswagen Gol – up one spot – with 68.418 (-6.3%) and the Nissan Versa with 67.037 sales (-12.7%).

The Renault Kwid ranks 6th with 64.258 units (+26.2%) followed by the Hyundai HB20 with 63.321 sales (+4.1%), the Chevrolet Prisma with 59.099 (-2.5%), the Nissan Kicks with 52.180 (+5.9%) and in the 10th place the Volkswagen Polo with 49.566 (-16.1%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD July 2019Sales July 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/-July 2019
11Chevrolet Onix156.70623.80516,5%17,1%
22Ford KA98.12315.300-4,4%-8,6%
34Toyota Hilux72.79610.728-4,5%5,4%
45Volkswagen Gol68.41810.692-6,3%2,1%
53Nissan Versa67.03810.285-12,7%-6,4%
610Renault Kwid64.25810.17826,2%41,4%
76Hyundai HB2063.3219.2684,1%-0,7%
87Chevrolet Prisma59.0999.982-2,5%23,8%
913Nissan Kicks52.1808.5115,9%30,1%
109Volkswagen Polo49.5667.874-16,1%-9,1%
1111Toyota Corolla49.0848.780-10,8%19,1%
128Renault Sandero48.5946.662-21,1%-18,5%
1314Fiat Argo48.4728.018-1,6%-5,9%
1430Toyota Yaris47.8177.97177,6%35,1%
1525Jeep Renegade47.0947.07626,6%27,9%
1617Fiat Strada46.4537.5645,8%17,7%
1719Chevrolet Beat46.3426.45817,9%14,6%
1812Chevrolet Aveo45.4176.814-3,2%0,0%
1918Honda HR-V43.3326.352-3,6%9,0%
2015Nissan March42.6796.253-11,4%-6,9%
2116Nissan NP30041.6426.024-10,4%0,0%
2220Jeep Compass38.6636.8301,9%14,3%
2324Fiat Toro38.4086.7594,2%2,4%
2421Fiat Mobi37.9015.869-11,4%18,9%
2526Hyundai Creta37.5286.36813,6%18,1%
2623Kia Rio37.2854.997-0,5%-1,1%
2727Renault Duster33.9074.7980,3%-11,6%
2822Ford Ecosport33.2504.616-15,1%-15,5%
2928Volkswagen Saveiro31.1274.549-13,2%-8,7%
3029Volkswagen Vento29.5764.762-9,4%3,5%
3135Volkswagen Virtus29.1304.39720,2%-11,2%
3232Kia Sportage27.3833.675-9,9%0,7%
3333Ford Ranger27.3283.867-6,4%-12,1%
3431Renault Logan25.7123.334-18,8%-23,8%
3541Volkswagen Jetta25.4204.450-0,3%21,4%
3638Renault Captur24.7054.1566,0%4,7%
3745Honda Civic24.2763.5172,3%10,2%
3846Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox24.1183.31210,3%5,8%
3937Volkswagen Amarok23.5603.216-11,8%-10,2%
4072Toyota Yaris sedan23.5583.080232,3%128,7%
4144Chevrolet Spark23.0262.546-11,4%-15,9%
4239Chevrolet S1022.2313.917-16,2%2,8%
4334Nissan Sentra21.4103.618-19,7%-1,8%
4442Volkswagen Voyage21.3393.488-9,2%-2,8%
4556Toyota RAV420.2222.76711,5%10,8%
4640Fiat Cronos19.7182.222-8,4%-54,0%
4747Chevrolet Sail19.6992.799-20,8%3,7%
4857Hyundai HB20S19.2353.3175,0%15,1%
5055Honda Fit18.9112.887-1,0%8,1%
5154Suzuki Swift18.6402.6313,2%-1,2%
5249Hyundai Accent18.3672.638-8,1%1,5%
5368Volkswagen Tiguan18.3322.79850,2%51,5%
5452Hyundai Tucson18.0852.502-7,0%-8,5%
5536Chevrolet Tracker17.9862.285-39,0%-44,5%
5660Renault Oroch17.2701.804-1,7%-24,9%
5761Mitsubishi L20017.1772.1091,9%0,2%
5859Chevrolet Spin17.0903.3874,8%58,2%
5971Fiat Uno16.9233.14667,8%95,6%
6058Honda CR-V16.5902.535-9,5%-0,4%
6162Honda City16.0592.3591,4%5,2%
6270Hyundai Grand i1014.9951.9224,8%-0,2%
6350Peugeot 20814.4432.324-39,4%-14,8%
6467Mazda CX-514.2101.8407,8%2,5%
6543Volkswagen Up!14.1612.320-44,3%-40,5%
6664Nissan X-Trail13.7632.043-7,9%-2,1%
6776Fiat Fiorino13.3732.52710,9%67,3%
6866Kia Picanto12.8601.604-20,4%-13,9%
69209Citroen C4 Cactus12.5741.960481,3%391,2%
7077Kia Forte11.9131.9157,3%0,0%
71665volkswagen T-Cross11.7533.768
7251Toyota Etios11.5452.117-52,6%-21,4%
7383Nissan Frontier11.4861.6548,3%32,5%
7475Fiat Siena11.1781.455-18,6%-4,7%
7678Ford Figo10.9372.043-16,6%0,0%
7763Toyota Etios Hatch10.8251.866-49,2%4,2%
7880Chevrolet Cruze Sedan10.6671.549-6,6%-2,0%
7982Ford F-Series10.2031.258-6,2%0,0%
8073Peugeot Partner9.8091.332-33,2%-36,1%
8185Mazda CX-39.6621.519-9,7%-4,2%
8269Chevrolet Cobalt9.4571.196-23,7%-53,4%
8374Peugeot 20089.4221.422-31,3%-16,0%
8448Ford Fiesta9.2871.298-64,7%-54,9%
8597Kia Soul9.1411.09311,2%3,0%
8687Hyundai Elantra8.9841.676-11,9%2,6%
8795Suzuki Vitara8.4351.1582,2%-9,4%
8890Chevrolet Trax8.3771.676-3,1%0,0%
8989Chevrolet Cavalier8.3501.438-17,0%0,0%
9096Honda WR-V8.2851.433-9,4%22,7%
91665Toyota Hilux SW47.8581.193
9298Toyota Hiace7.7601.311-4,0%0,0%
93100Chevrolet Montana7.6991.09812,5%-24,3%
9486Ford Focus7.4551.002-41,7%-23,3%
95103Kia Cerato7.387978-15,2%-3,2%
9692Dodge Attitude7.3401.380-22,4%0,0%
9779Toyota Etios Sedan7.3091.138-54,8%-9,6%
98104Seat Ibiza7.1621.218-11,1%2,8%
9981Renault Kangoo6.938736-52,1%-60,8%
100127Mercedes Sprinter6.89456638,2%13,2%