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, keeping the leadership with +9.5%.  The Ford KA overtook Nissan Versa, jumping in the second place.  The Toyota Yaris stood up with an excellent performance – up 98.2% – placing in eighth place of the Top 10.

Economic Environment

Latin American’s economy recovery appeared to veer off the rails somewhat through last year’s fourth quarter, ending a chaotic year for the regional economy. The regional economic growth appears increased by year-on-year 1.2%  in the fourth quarter.

Fourth-quarter national accounts for Brazil and Mexico stunted the regional outturn. In Brazil, weaker fixed investment weighed on domestic demand, which ground to a near-halt despite more upbeat household spending. Export growth, meanwhile, jumped despite regional tumult and a deteriorating external-sector backdrop. Mexico, on the other hand, was bruised by a faltering industrial sector, which notched losses due to plunging mining output and decreased construction activity. Manufacturing output, a bellwether for the economy, decelerated through last year-end in line with the slowdown stateside.

Conversely, fourth-quarter national accounts for Colombia and Peru revealed year-end pick-ups. Across both economies, fixed investment fueled faster domestic demand. Notably, neither was afflicted by the uneven regional economic recovery: exports of goods and services accelerated in both countries.

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 41.835 sales (+9.5%) 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 conquered the second place with 25.313 units (-1%). 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 21.910 (-1.2%) ahead of the Nissan Versa, sliding in the 4th place, with 20.623 (+0.3%) and the Volkswagen Golf with 16.584 sales (-24%).

The Chevrolet Prisma ranked 6th with 16.131 units (-2.2%) followed by the Hyundai HB20 with 15.446 sales (-3.5%), the Toyota Yaris with 14.341, the Renault Sandero with 13.856 (-7.5%) and in the 10th place the Volkswagen Polo with 13.812 (-13%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

F.Y. 2018
2019 YTD
YTD +/-
February +/-
11Chevrolet Onix41.83520.2929,5%-2,0%
22Ford KA25.31312.271-1,0%1,4%
43Toyota Hilux21.91010.614-1,2%-10,5%
34Nissan Versa20.62310.2760,3%-2,5%
55Volkswagen Gol16.5847.833-24,0%-30,5%
76Chevrolet Prisma16.1317.804-2,2%-16,4%
67Hyundai HB2015.4468.126-3,5%-23,4%
268Toyota Yaris14.3416.87598,2%99,6%
89Renault Sandero13.8566.716-7,5%-16,3%
910Volkswagen Polo13.8126.336-13,0%-15,6%
1311Fiat Argo13.6757.53222,6%-6,2%
1212Nissan Kicks13.6097.0602,7%-1,6%
1113Renault Kwid13.3936.59335,4%83,3%
1814Honda HR-V13.1166.822-1,0%-10,1%
1515Nissan March12.9395.896-4,5%2,8%
1016Toyota Corolla12.6995.703-15,3%-16,8%
1717Fiat Strada12.4006.95810,0%-16,5%
1418Chevrolet Aveo12.3185.22346,8%123,8%
2419Jeep Renegade12.1735.91545,9%33,2%
1620Nissan NP30012.0006.681-14,1%-27,0%
1921Chevrolet Beat11.3105.03450,3%151,9%
2022Fiat Mobi11.2615.667-11,4%-26,4%
2223Ford Ecosport10.1504.177-4,6%-8,2%
2124Jeep Compass9.8615.0354,3%-6,3%
2925Kia Rio9.7854.7422,7%4,4%
2526Hyundai Creta9.7235.34512,3%3,9%
2727Renault Duster8.9284.4734,4%-10,1%
3028Volkswagen Vento8.6114.443-13,8%-22,0%
2329Fiat Toro8.2323.702-4,0%-10,8%
3330Kia Sportage8.2123.9330,3%4,4%
2831Volkswagen Saveiro8.0263.943-12,0%-15,8%
4532Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox7.8803.79538,7%31,7%
3433Nissan Sentra7.4983.684-5,0%-8,6%
3534Volkswagen Virtus7.4433.411383,3%
3235Ford Ranger7.4383.135-6,4%-9,4%
4136Volkswagen Jetta7.4194.2615,1%-12,3%
4037Fiat Cronos6.9912.7341674,4%5812,5%
3738Renault Captur6.8152.9868,7%1,6%
4439Honda Civic6.7413.22717,3%32,1%
3640Volkswagen Amarok6.6262.957-20,8%-24,8%
3141Renault Logan6.1783.523-17,8%-31,9%
7342Toyota Yaris sedan6.1263.028173,2%189,3%
3943Chevrolet Tracker5.9092.889-33,1%-40,5%
5044Hyundai Tucson5.8233.0751,5%-2,0%
3846Chevrolet S105.5432.502-24,8%-33,1%
5947Toyota RAV45.3791.87317,7%43,2%
5448Honda Fit5.2972.741-13,8%-25,6%
4249Volkswagen Voyage5.2612.193-20,3%-18,3%
5250Suzuki Swift5.1582.4612,6%4,9%
5551Chevrolet Sail5.1072.852-5,4%-11,4%
5752Honda CR-V5.0542.581-15,0%-26,6%
4753Hyundai Accent5.0392.776-8,9%-17,9%
6254Honda City4.9642.60035,2%33,9%
7055Fiat Uno4.8802.65252,5%18,1%
6056Renault Oroch4.8411.643-8,3%-8,8%
6157Mitsubishi L2004.7932.3175,4%10,7%
5358Chevrolet Spark4.6892.545-11,6%-22,3%
4859Peugeot 2084.5762.189-42,0%-49,1%
6760Volkswagen Tiguan4.5002.14933,3%34,4%
5661Hyundai HB20S4.1842.116-18,1%-22,0%
4662Ford Fiesta4.1792.099-51,2%-57,0%
4963Toyota Etios4.1421.753-49,2%-52,9%
6664Mazda CX-53.9742.023-1,5%-3,0%
7165Kia Picanto3.8612.122-6,3%-10,1%
6966Hyundai Grand i103.8351.935-2,7%-5,0%
5867Chevrolet Spin3.7041.360-30,5%-18,1%
6468Nissan X-Trail3.6931.895-10,0%-18,8%
7469Fiat Siena3.5241.744-30,8%-41,4%
4370Volkswagen Up!3.5231.658-56,5%-62,1%
7871Ford Figo3.5212.028-22,0%-40,0%
7672Fiat Fiorino3.4981.69821,4%6,8%
20773Citroen C4 Cactus3.4871.909714,7%533,7%
10774Volkswagen Suran3.47292213,5%38,4%
6575Toyota Fortuner3.4131.491-4,0%3,6%
7276Peugeot Partner3.2741.439-22,8%-28,7%
8077Chevrolet Cruze Sedan3.1201.486-7,2%3,2%
8378Ford F-Series3.0201.4208,0%16,3%
8279Nissan Frontier3.0131.6319,7%4,5%
6880Chevrolet Cobalt2.9421.472-8,0%-14,8%
7581Peugeot 20082.9221.270-33,2%-39,0%
7782Kia Forte2.8401.408-2,2%-4,3%
9283Dodge Attitude2.7161.297-0,1%-0,3%
9784Kia Soul2.6181.2923,1%6,3%
6386Toyota Etios Hatch2.6111.298-56,8%-60,4%
8687Mazda CX-32.6041.330-3,8%-7,5%
8188Renault Kangoo2.5461.226-59,8%-65,6%
10289Seat Ibiza2.4221.318-0,9%-2,0%
8790Hyundai Elantra2.3761.305-4,3%-5,5%
10691BMW 3 Series2.2571.419-3,4%-25,7%
10492Kia Cerato2.2551.4414,3%18,3%
9493Suzuki Vitara2.2411.153-2,8%-1,3%
10194Kia Sorento2.2211.054-4,4%-6,3%
8995Chevrolet Trax2.18298038,6%102,4%
8596Ford Focus2.173998-60,0%-62,3%
9597Honda WR-V2.1451.204-32,3%-51,9%
9898Toyota Hiace2.062948-1,8%-3,2%
9199Chevrolet Cavalier2.05766993,5%252,3%
100100Mazda BT-502.05387313,0%25,0%