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Latin America best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2018

Latin America best selling cars Volkswagen-Polo_2018

Latin America best selling cars ranking year to date 2018 dominated by the Chevrolet Onix, leader for the third consecutive. The Ford Ka at best ranking ever, in second place, while the new Volkswagen Polo joined the Top 10 and the Renault Kwid ranks 12th.

Economic Environment

Latin American economy’s recovery lost steam at the start of the year. Regional GDP increased a moderate 1.6% year-on-year in the first quarter, matching last month’s preliminary reading and marking a slowdown from the fourth quarter’s 2.0% expansion. Over half of the region’s economies—including major players Brazil and Mexico—lost steam in the period, although the downturn was also influenced by unfavorable calendar effects.

In recent years the Central and South American countries vehicles market had been penalized by a tough economic crisis, started from Brazil and expanded in all the South, while Mexico and surrounding countries have benefit of a vigorous economy and by the expansion of the automotive sector. This trend totally changed since early 2017, when South region countries have taken a recovery pathway, while Mexico was hurt by new US policy and moderated the growth. At the moment this is the trend in place, for the 2018 as well.

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 August 2018, reports that regional leadership unchanged from the previous with the Chevrolet Onix leader for the third year in a string with 178.694 sales (+7.6%) with a huge 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.

In second place the Ford Ka with 128.574 sales (+16.9%). 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 September the Nissan Versa conquered the third place with 99.724 units (+7.5%).

In fourth place the best LCVs and pick up, the Toyota Hilux gaining 2 spots with 99.623 units (+4.9%) followed by the Volkswagen Gol with 94.150 sales (-22.9%), the Hyundai HB20 with 79.391 (+0.9%)  the Chevrolet Prisma up 4 spots with 77.135 (+2.3%).

In eight place the Renault Sandero with 76.962 units (-24.8%) ahead of the Volkswagen Polo with 75.505 (+543%) and the Toyota Corolla with 70.967 units (-11.6%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 MODEL Sales 2018 Sales September Variation 2018 Variation September
1 1 Chevrolet Onix 178.694 20.833 7,6% -5,5%
2 3 Ford KA 128.574 13.556 16,9% -7,4%
3 4 Nissan Versa 99.724 11.642 7,5% 14,0%
4 5 Toyota Hilux 99.623 11.014 4,9% 2,3%
5 2 Volkswagen Gol 94.150 10.802 -22,9% -12,9%
6 8 Hyundai HB20 79.391 8.697 0,9% 1,1%
7 9 Chevrolet Prisma 77.135 8.579 2,3% -12,3%
8 6 Renault Sandero 76.962 7.811 -24,8% -23,3%
9 69 Volkswagen Polo 75.705 7.334 545,3% 318,4%
10 7 Toyota Corolla 70.967 7.467 -11,6% -19,1%
11 63 Fiat Argo 65.396 7.700 396,7% 86,7%
12 75 Renault Kwid 64.471 7.063 374,0% -31,8%
13 11 Nissan March 62.101 6.491 -1,6% -11,3%
14 18 Nissan Kicks 61.421 7.265 37,6% 9,9%
15 10 Nissan NP300 59.046 6.279 -9,5% -1,8%
16 12 Honda HR-V 57.164 4.776 -0,9% -21,6%
17 19 Fiat Strada 55.830 5.201 24,7% -7,6%
18 16 Chevrolet Aveo 54.922 7.580 4,6% 91,3%
19 13 Fiat Mobi 51.806 4.278 -8,5% -22,7%
20 20 Ford Ecosport 50.006 5.298 10,0% -16,2%
21 29 Jeep Compass 49.643 5.576 35,3% 20,4%
22 44 Chevrolet Beat 48.860 4.768 258,8% -9,3%
23 17 Fiat Toro 48.319 4.883 -4,4% -12,6%
24 30 Jeep Renegade 47.337 4.734 21,9% 8,6%
25 22 Volkswagen Saveiro 46.651 5.471 3,3% 13,2%
26 21 Hyundai Creta 44.073 5.225 5,8% 7,5%
27 37 Toyota Yaris 42.719 8.360 36,7% 137,9%
28 25 Renault Duster 42.625 4.743 2,8% 9,7%
29 15 Volkswagen Vento 42.238 4.987 -18,1% -5,9%
30 24 Renault Logan 41.376 5.058 -2,3% -13,9%
31 34 Kia Rio 39.517 4.172 10,5% -3,6%
32 32 Ford Ranger 37.642 3.977 -1,7% -16,2%
33 36 Kia Sportage 36.146 4.149 3,3% 0,7%
34 53 Chevrolet Tracker 34.790 2.873 41,6% 10,0%
35 43 Volkswagen Amarok 34.539 4.071 10,3% 7,2%
36 27 Nissan Sentra 34.383 3.690 -10,1% -19,9%
37 23 Ford Fiesta 34.043 2.113 -20,9% -51,2%
38 Volkswagen Virtus 33.663 4.028
39 33 Chevrolet S10 33.173 3.202 -12,2% -33,7%
40 62 Renault Captur 31.501 3.655 61,4% 43,2%
41 26 Volkswagen Jetta 31.482 2.361 -25,8% -36,7%
42 Fiat Cronos 30.985 4.220
43 31 Volkswagen Up! 30.764 2.835 -21,5% -37,1%
44 28 Volkswagen Voyage 30.266 3.487 -24,3% -26,6%
45 38 Honda Civic 29.806 2.876 -12,6% -6,3%
46 51 Toyota Etios 29.628 2.291 9,5% -36,3%
47 39 Peugeot 208 29.033 2.492 -13,0% -45,9%
48 40 Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox 28.670 2.919 -17,3% -39,9%
49 60 Hyundai Accent 26.467 3.697 25,4% -12,8%
50 14 Chevrolet Spark 24.903 2.823 -59,3% -18,2%
51 50 Hyundai Tucson 24.819 2.815 -6,7% -13,7%
52 58 Suzuki Swift 24.490 3.458 14,9% 15,2%
53 48 Honda Fit 24.185 2.351 -8,4% 22,2%
54 47 Chevrolet Sail 24.067 2.383 -17,5% -22,6%
55 57 Hyundai HB20S 23.966 2.451 3,8% -12,3%
56 42 Toyota Etios Hatch 23.909 1.165 -23,0% -58,7%
57 52 Mazda3 23.249 2.470 -6,8% 1,5%
58 46 Honda CR-V 23.219 2.503 -19,1% -7,5%
59 64 Toyota RAV4 22.829 2.640 11,3% 12,6%
60 61 Mitsubishi L200 22.629 3.082 6,3% -0,1%
61 68 Renault Oroch 21.606 1.919 7,9% 10,7%
62 55 Chevrolet Spin 20.915 2.180 -13,2% -28,5%
63 56 Honda City 20.417 2.404 -15,3% -1,2%
64 54 Nissan X-Trail 18.965 1.953 -22,5% -31,2%
65 49 Ford Focus 18.342 1.124 -32,2% -58,6%
66 70 Peugeot Partner 18.324 1.498 -4,9% -20,8%
67 59 Toyota Etios Sedan 18.298 851 -19,7% -64,3%
68 76 Hyundai Grand i10 18.120 1.767 1,3% 33,0%
69 72 Peugeot 2008 17.389 1.597 -5,4% -29,6%
70 77 Kia Picanto 17.346 1.847 0,3% 2,6%
71 67 Chevrolet Cobalt 17.210 2.270 -13,9% 4,8%
72 45 Fiat Siena 17.069 1.598 -43,4% -49,2%
73 66 Ford Figo 16.904 1.633 -19,4% -34,1%
74 73 Renault Kangoo 16.802 578 -5,7% -68,0%
75 79 Mazda CX-5 16.448 1.814 8,2% 9,9%
76 98 Volkswagen Tiguan 16.409 2.057 131,4% 39,4%
77 41 Fiat Uno 16.166 2.551 -55,3% -36,1%
78 78 Fiat Fiorino 15.987 1.468 2,8% -27,7%
79 87 Kia Forte 15.933 2.313 12,7% 53,2%
80 71 Chevrolet Cruze 15.378 1.489 -23,8% -22,3%
81 85 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 14.758 1.564 1,8% -6,5%
82 90 Toyota Hilux SW4 13.459 1.503 9,9% 30,2%
83 93 Nissan Frontier 13.226 1.283 17,1% -5,5%
84 83 Ford F-Series 13.218 1.314 -5,3% -19,4%
85 88 Mazda CX-3 13.147 1.501 1,7% 1,6%
86 80 Citroen C3 12.837 1.224 -15,2% -35,0%
87 89 Hyundai Elantra 12.581 1.398 -6,3% 3,2%
88 120 Toyota Yaris sedan 12.426 2.723 70,6% 353,1%
89 86 Volkswagen Golf 12.158 1.521 -14,4% 1,9%
90 84 Dodge Attitude 12.074 1.228 -18,8% -32,7%
91 82 Chevrolet Trax 11.902 1.400 -17,4% -26,7%
92 186 Chevrolet Cavalier 11.376 818 127,9%
93 91 Honda WR-V 11.374 787 4,6% -47,0%
94 105 Mazda2 11.237 1.923 83,8% 143,1%
95 35 Fiat Palio 10.763 253 -74,3% -95,0%
96 96 Suzuki Vitara 10.723 1.134 2,1% -0,4%
97 116 Toyota Prius 10.554 1.003 55,6% 14,1%
98 102 BMW 3 Series 10.503 680 12,1% -18,8%
99 99 Kia Soul 10.170 945 2,9% -15,0%
100 101 Toyota Hiace 10.028 974 2,3% 19,4%

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