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

Latin America best selling cars

Latin America best selling cars in 2019 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 Volkswagen Gol has overtaken the Nissan Versa.


Economic Environment

Latin American’s economic activity is seen growing weakly this year and prospects were cut for a third month running in June. Trade tensions and a slowing global economy are seen stunting export growth broadly. On top of this, Argentina is in the midst of a tough economic adjustment; fiscal and political challenges weigh on Brazil’s outlook; and uncertainty is high in Mexico owing to tension with the U.S.

FocusEconomics analysts expect Latin America’s economy to expand 1.7% this year, down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the regional economy is projected to grow 2.4%.

In Brazil, growth is seen staying tepid this year, plagued by a challenging environment both at home and abroad. While improved sentiment and accommodative monetary policy should help fuel a modest acceleration, reform uncertainty and subdued external demand will limit the uptick. An inflow of weak data led our panel to downgrade Brazil’s growth outlook for a third month in May.

In Argentina the economy will contract this year, as sky-high interest rates, runaway inflation and nosediving public investment weigh on domestic demand. Nevertheless, external accounts should improve markedly, thanks to higher agricultural output and a weaker peso. The uncertain outcome of this October’s elections and possible financial turbulence cloud the 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 132.842 sales (+16.4%) 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 82.828 units (-3.5%). 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 62.981 (-4.6%) ahead of the Volkswagen Gol – up one spot – with 57.769 (-7.7%) and the Nissan Versa with 56.956 sales (-13.5%).

The Hyundai HB20 ranked 6th with 54.053 units (+5%) followed by the Renault Kwid  with 52.153sales (+19.3%), the Chevrolet Prisma with 49.120 (-6.6%), the Nissan Kicks with 43.821 (+2.5%) and in the 10th place the Renault Sandero with 42.162 (-21%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelsSales YTD 2019Sales June'+/- June'+/- YTD 2019
11Chevrolet Onix132.84222.13412,5%16,4%
22Ford KA82.82814.0931,2%-3,5%
34Toyota Hilux62.9819.103-8,6%-4,6%
45Volkswagen Gol57.7699.90211,4%-7,7%
53Nissan Versa56.95610.200-11,6%-13,5%
66Hyundai HB2054.0538.312-2,3%5,0%
710Renault Kwid52.1539.12335,7%19,3%
87Chevrolet Prisma49.1207.217-1,6%-6,6%
913Nissan Kicks43.8218.00830,5%2,5%
108Renault Sandero42.1626.403-36,0%-21,0%
119Volkswagen Polo42.1157.037-8,7%-16,5%
1212Chevrolet Aveo40.6278.2510,0%1,3%
1314Fiat Argo40.4588.086-15,2%-0,7%
1430Toyota Yaris40.3046.921105,8%91,6%
1525Jeep Renegade40.1727.03438,5%26,9%
1619Chevrolet Beat39.1236.1560,0%16,2%
1711Toyota Corolla39.1097.1902,6%-18,0%
1817Fiat Strada38.8546.73512,0%3,7%
1918Honda HR-V37.5486.35112,3%-4,1%
2015Nissan March36.7886.344-6,3%-11,3%
2116Nissan NP30036.0526.3350,0%-10,8%
2223Kia Rio32.1985.688-0,1%-0,6%
2321Fiat Mobi32.1365.599-4,0%-15,1%
2420Jeep Compass31.8655.686-0,8%-0,3%
2524Fiat Toro31.7115.443-8,4%4,8%
2626Hyundai Creta31.2605.75141,7%13,1%
2727Renault Duster29.4416.09214,5%3,7%
2822Ford Ecosport28.4924.084-17,1%-15,5%
2928Volkswagen Saveiro26.4044.323-14,7%-14,5%
3029Volkswagen Vento25.3194.6281,5%-9,7%
3135Volkswagen Virtus24.4424.159-16,2%26,7%
3232Kia Sportage23.9723.908-5,9%-10,4%
3333Ford Ranger23.2513.538-11,9%-6,2%
3431Renault Logan22.6693.628-26,9%-16,9%
3541Volkswagen Jetta21.7244.55322,8%-0,5%
3644Chevrolet Spark21.0013.9180,0%-8,5%
3746Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox20.8072.645-19,0%11,1%
3845Honda Civic20.7603.4334,4%1,1%
3938Renault Captur20.7115.16757,1%7,1%
4072Toyota Yaris sedan20.4782.791233,9%256,6%
4137Volkswagen Amarok20.2412.963-18,6%-12,5%
4234Nissan Sentra19.0993.725-1,8%-16,9%
4339Chevrolet S1018.3153.489-15,2%-19,3%
4442Volkswagen Voyage17.8573.023-8,1%-10,3%
4540Fiat Cronos17.4962.245-45,5%4,8%
4647Chevrolet Sail17.0963.6210,0%-22,9%
4856Toyota RAV416.8962.551-1,0%8,1%
4955Honda Fit16.1842.3534,1%-1,5%
5054Suzuki Swift16.1092.7100,3%4,6%
5157Hyundai HB20S15.9182.624-1,7%3,1%
5236Chevrolet Tracker15.7691.983-45,4%-37,8%
5352Hyundai Tucson15.7232.403-5,3%-5,9%
5449Hyundai Accent15.5792.6490,0%-10,4%
5568Volkswagen Tiguan15.3592.39318,9%48,3%
5661Mitsubishi L20015.1142.0001,2%2,4%
5760Renault Oroch14.3512.119-14,8%-5,4%
5862Honda City13.9052.2292,1%2,3%
5958Honda CR-V13.8982.254-0,7%-12,0%
6059Chevrolet Spin13.7132.5283,2%-3,1%
6171Fiat Uno13.4892.417175,8%59,1%
6270Hyundai Grand i1013.1622.3640,0%6,3%
6364Nissan X-Trail12.3042.166-0,4%-4,3%
6450Peugeot 20812.1512.156-27,9%-42,4%
6543Volkswagen Up!11.6302.255-32,7%-46,0%
6666Kia Picanto11.5232.017-19,6%-19,3%
6767Mazda CX-511.5111.8180,0%1,1%
6876Fiat Fiorino10.8471.740-6,4%2,8%
69209Citroen C4 Cactus10.6141.557313,0%501,7%
7083Nissan Frontier10.0041.80111,2%6,9%
7177Kia Forte9.9861.8850,0%8,7%
7275Fiat Siena9.7701.61611,7%-19,9%
7382Ford F-Series9.5431.9620,0%-0,9%
7451Toyota Etios9.4281.637-44,8%-56,5%
7678Ford Figo9.1451.6050,0%-17,4%
7780Chevrolet Cruze Sedan9.1181.187-13,2%-7,4%
7865Toyota Fortuner9.114794-61,7%-23,9%
7963Toyota Etios Hatch8.9591.436-50,6%-54,1%
8073Peugeot Partner8.6481.167-35,8%-31,4%
8148Ford Fiesta8.4601.463-56,3%-63,9%
8269Chevrolet Cobalt8.2731.147-37,7%-15,8%
8397Kia Soul8.0191.020-0,6%12,0%
8474Peugeot 20088.0121.137-29,6%-33,3%
85665volkswagen T-Cross7.9852.935#DIV/0!#DIV/0!
8685Mazda CX-37.8431.407-8,6%-14,0%
8789Chevrolet Cavalier7.6931.8500,0%-10,7%
8887Hyundai Elantra7.5391.544-3,0%-12,0%
8995Suzuki Vitara7.4871.046-8,7%7,4%
9090Chevrolet Trax7.3551.6530,0%5,5%
9198Toyota Hiace6.7631.0870,0%-0,1%
9296Honda WR-V6.6921.028-21,5%-16,1%
93100Chevrolet Montana6.6031.090-8,3%22,5%
94103Kia Cerato6.431639-22,4%-16,5%
9592Dodge Attitude6.3241.3040,0%-21,7%
9686Ford Focus6.302986-15,1%-45,1%
9779Toyota Etios Sedan6.171975-47,3%-58,7%
98104Seat Ibiza6.1151.0590,0%-11,0%
9981Renault Kangoo6.061794-53,6%-52,0%
100102Kia Sorento5.657964-3,1%-17,6%