Latin America. Best selling cars ranking in the 2019

Latin America best selling cars

Latin America best selling cars in 2019 is dominated by the Chevrolet Onix – improving 8.6% from the previous year – followed by the Ford KA and the Toyota Hilux. Impressive performance scored by the Renault Kwid. 

Economic Environment

Regional inflation slipped to a 15-month low of 6.9% in October (September: 7.5%). Economic slack has kept inflation within the target range of most countries’ monetary authorities recently. The notable exceptions are Argentina and Venezuela, where FX weakness continued to stoke price pressures.

Contained inflation and slower-than-expected economic activity prompted the central banks of Mexico and Peru to slash their policy rates in November. Meanwhile, Argentina’s Central Bank held the benchmark rate steady in view of supporting demand for peso-denominated assets. Central bankers are seen loosening policy next year to spur activity overall.

Major currencies weakened across the region in recent weeks. Chile and Colombia’s currencies lost ground amid intensified social protests, with the former particularly hard-hit. Similarly, Brazil’s real plunged partly due to a widening interest rate differential, while the Mexican peso tumbled on disappointing data.

Next year’s growth prospects for Latin America were slashed for the fifth month running in December, with regional activity seen modestly picking up mainly on strengthening momentum in Brazil and Mexico. Argentina is poised to remain in recession for the third consecutive year. Heightened social tensions, policy uncertainty and tepid global demand 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 250.805 sales (+8.6%) 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 157.361 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 – up 1 spot – with 115.057 (-4.6%) ahead of the Nissan Versa with 111.357 (-10.3%) and the Volkswagen Gol with 108.560 sales (-9.1%).

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Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD 2019Sales November'+/- YTD 2019'+/- November
11Chevrolet Onix250.80521.5008,6%-13,3%
22Ford KA157.36114.945-4,4%15,3%
34Toyota Hilux115.05810.370-4,6%-2,6%
43Nissan Versa111.35712.176-10,3%-3,1%
55Volkswagen Gol108.5609.674-9,1%-19,8%
611Renault Kwid104.0377.93925,0%-3,3%
76Hyundai HB2095.7238.126-3,0%-5,1%
87Chevrolet Prisma87.8124.561-10,0%-54,7%
912Nissan Kicks84.2828.8473,9%9,8%
109Volkswagen Polo84.0849.043-8,2%17,1%
118Renault Sandero80.0557.217-16,8%-19,2%
1210Toyota Corolla79.6976.942-5,6%-5,5%
1314Fiat Argo79.0808.717-0,9%30,2%
1430Toyota Yaris76.44810.91848,2%70,9%
1517Fiat Strada75.1656.8288,2%19,3%
1626Jeep Renegade75.1616.95430,4%40,7%
1713Chevrolet Aveo73.99310.388-7,9%0,0%
1821Chevrolet Beat71.8777.94817,2%10,7%
1916Nissan NP30067.6066.687-6,5%0,0%
2018Honda HR-V66.7156.778-3,3%18,6%
2124Fiat Toro65.6246.78112,2%58,7%
2215Nissan March65.4005.657-12,4%-8,7%
2325Hyundai Creta64.0086.27711,0%-9,6%
2420Jeep Compass62.5545.987-1,5%3,9%
2523Kia Rio60.4885.4532,4%-1,2%
2619Fiat Mobi58.9794.292-8,4%-16,2%
2722Ford Ecosport54.1134.733-10,1%2,4%
2828Volkswagen Saveiro51.8884.485-8,6%-2,1%
2934Volkswagen Virtus51.1274.52720,0%5,5%
3027Renault Duster50.9645.257-10,5%-10,9%
3129Volkswagen Vento45.7875.831-14,9%-1,8%
3233Ford Ranger45.4033.825-1,0%0,2%
3332Kia Sportage42.7984.165-9,1%-2,1%
3431Renault Logan40.8594.293-16,2%33,9%
3539Renault Captur39.0643.837-2,3%-0,3%
3643Volkswagen Jetta37.7613.511-1,1%2,8%
3737Volkswagen Amarok36.5423.121-11,6%-0,6%
3845Honda Civic36.4553.1880,4%3,2%
3938Chevrolet S1036.2663.212-10,5%-9,7%
4078Toyota Yaris sedan35.7253.30182,7%-5,3%
41663volkswagen T-Cross35.3756.892
4246Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox35.0632.650-2,0%-20,4%
4356Toyota RAV434.8922.79518,4%8,8%
4441Volkswagen Voyage33.4952.756-12,4%-6,4%
4557Hyundai HB20S31.4702.5966,9%2,1%
4640Fiat Cronos31.1752.777-20,3%-21,9%
4767Volkswagen Tiguan30.7642.82237,8%-0,8%
4835Nissan Sentra30.6484.371-27,8%-5,6%
5051Hyundai Accent30.3162.621-6,3%-2,8%