Latin America best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2017

Latin America best selling cars Ford-Ka_plus-2017

Latin America best selling cars in the 2017 benefit from the market recovery. The best-selling model in the total 28 countries followed by focus2move has been the Chevrolet Onix. Fast movers on top 10 are the Ford Ka and the Renault Sandero.

Positive economic data continues to emerge from the Latin American economy, confirming that the recovery is gaining traction across the region. Detailed GDP data released by national statistical institutes confirms that the Latin American economy grew 1.1% annually in Q2, a notable acceleration from Q1’s 0.8% increase and the best result in over three years.

Following the prolonged crisis that hit the South American Automotive market during the last years, in the 2017 the trend was positive thanks to recovery of key markets like Brazil and Argentina and the outlook is further brighter for the coming months.

As reported in separated documents, the LatAm leader among Manufacturers is Renault-Nissan, while at single brand level, the top is Chevrolet. As far as the best-selling model across the entire region (28 countries from Mexico down to the Terra del fuego), the 2016 leader is still on top of the list. It is the Chevrolet Onix, sold in 230.000 units, up 31.7%.

This model  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 second place was the Volkswagen Gol with 153.000 sales (+27.7%), recovering thanks to the second facelift to the third generation. It is a subcompact car manufactured by Volkswagen do Brasil since 1980 and available in hatchback and sedan version. The Gol was the best-selling car in Brazil for 27 consecutive years, from 1987 to 2014.

In third place the Ford Ka up 3 spots with 148.000 sales (+30.6%). It is a subcompact car, at the third generation, available with both  hatchback and sedan body . Introduced in the 2014, it was initially only available in Brazil, later being introduced in India, Mexico, South Africa (where it is marketed as the Ford Figo), Argentina and Europe.

In fourth place the Nissan Versa with 130.621 units (+5.2%) followed by the Renault Sandero, up 2 spots, with 126.696 units (+19.0%), the Toyota Hilux, leader among the pick ups with 123.245 units (+7.0%) and the Toyota Corolla with 108.264 units (+1.5%).

In eight place the Hyundai HB20, down 5 spots, with 106.374 units (-12.2%) ahead of the Chevrolet Prisma with 101.772 (+25.5%) and in 10th place the Nissan March with 87.807 units (-0.8%).

You can see the full year 2016 ranking here

Rank 2017 Rank 2016   Sales 2017 Sales 2016 Variation 2017
1 1 Chevrolet Onix 230.550 174.996 31,7%
2 4 Volkswagen Gol 153.323 120.106 27,7%
3 6 Ford KA 148.452 113.682 30,6%
4 2 Nissan Versa 130.621 124.130 5,2%
5 8 Renault Sandero 126.696 106.481 19,0%
6 5 Toyota Hilux 123.245 115.182 7,0%
7 7 Toyota Corolla 108.264 106.638 1,5%
8 3 Hyundai HB20 106.374 121.188 -12,2%
9 14 Chevrolet Prisma 101.772 81.106 25,5%
10 11 Nissan March 87.807 88.489 -0,8%
11 9 Chevrolet Spark 84.346 97.312 -13,3%
12 13 Chevrolet Aveo 82.238 84.081 -2,2%
13 12 Honda HR-V 79.259 84.985 -6,7%
14 17 Nissan Pick-up 77.817 68.934 12,9%
15 52 Fiat Mobi 76.347 32.333 136,1%
16 16 Volkswagen Vento 71.119 69.087 2,9%
17 32 Fiat Toro 66.748 46.033 45,0%
18 18 Fiat Strada 64.467 67.229 -4,1%
19 80 Nissan Kicks 63.988 17.525 265,1%
20 21 Ford Ecosport 62.831 61.589 2,0%
21 15 Volkswagen Jetta 62.215 72.352 -14,0%
22 30 Volkswagen Saveiro 59.340 49.132 20,8%
23 22 Nissan Sentra 57.960 61.164 -5,2%
24 20 Ford Fiesta 56.570 64.205 -11,9%
25 157 Hyundai Creta 56.547 5.421 943,1%
26 26 Renault Logan 55.766 53.227 4,8%
27 19 Renault Duster 55.269 65.614 -15,8%
28 47 Volkswagen Voyage 53.127 35.784 48,5%
29 25 Volkswagen Up! 52.990 56.284 -5,9%
30 23 Jeep Renegade 52.248 57.377 -8,9%
31 31 Chevrolet S10 52.232 46.537 12,2%
32 120 Jeep Compass 52.057 8.584 506,4%
33 28 Ford Ranger 51.970 50.482 2,9%
34 10 Fiat Palio 49.932 94.092 -46,9%
35 45 Kia Rio 46.035 36.932 24,6%
36 34 Kia Sportage 45.157 43.969 2,7%
37 48 Honda Civic 43.335 35.219 23,0%
38 35 Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox 42.716 43.727 -2,3%
39 49 Peugeot 208 42.642 35.042 21,7%
40 40 Fiat Uno 42.142 41.579 1,4%
41 42 Toyota Yaris 42.137 39.670 6,2%
42 41 Toyota Etios Hatchback 41.986 40.693 3,2%
43 51 Volkswagen Amarok 41.292 33.427 23,5%
44 38 Chevrolet Sail 39.317 42.495 -7,5%
45 27 Fiat Siena 38.256 50.982 -25,0%
46 36 Honda Fit 38.020 43.121 -11,8%
47 39 Ford Focus 36.870 42.007 -12,2%
48 58 Honda CR-V 36.290 28.909 25,5%
49 24 Chevrolet Sonic 36.179 56.653 -36,1%
50 43 Mazda3 35.388 38.140 -7,2%
51 57 Chevrolet Tracker 34.846 28.942 20,4%
52 46 Nissan X-Trail 34.836 36.210 -3,8%
53 54 Honda City 33.279 31.837 4,5%
54 67 Toyota Etios 33.194 23.898 38,9%
55 53 Chevrolet Spin 32.840 32.043 2,5%
56 44 Hyundai Tucson 32.641 37.914 -13,9%
57 33 Hyundai HB20S 32.232 46.023 -30,0%
58 56 Toyota Etios Sedan 31.395 29.791 5,4%
59 55 Suzuki Swift 31.325 30.562 2,5%
60 29 Nissan Tsuru 30.663 49.481 -38,0%
61 62 Mitsubishi L200 29.607 27.023 9,6%
62 65 Ford Figo 29.218 24.927 17,2%
63 248 Renault Captur 28.481 2.014 1314,2%
64 60 Toyota RAV4 28.361 27.847 1,8%
65 Fiat Argo 27.929
66 63 Chevrolet Cobalt 27.053 26.120 3,6%
67 83 Chevrolet Cruze 26.930 15.906 69,3%
68 66 Renault Oroch 26.411 23.979 10,1%
69 81 Volkswagen Polo 25.796 17.457 47,8%
70 69 Hyundai Accent 25.788 22.947 12,4%
71 72 Peugeot Partner 24.740 20.896 18,4%
72 79 Peugeot 2008 23.764 19.298 23,1%
73 70 Renault Kangoo 23.678 21.529 10,0%
74 64 Hyundai Grand i10 22.718 25.340 -10,3%
75 Renault Kwid 22.576
76 74 Dodge Attitude 21.671 20.356 6,5%
77 61 Chevrolet Trax 21.598 27.277 -20,8%
78 76 Fiat Fiorino 21.401 19.722 8,5%
79 68 Kia Picanto 20.863 23.424 -10,9%
80 75 Mazda CX-5 20.266 20.138 0,6%
81 89 Volkswagen Suran 19.868 14.354 38,4%
82 77 Ford F-Series 19.677 19.689 -0,1%
83 94 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 19.469 12.064 61,4%
84 90 Kia Forte 19.140 14.197 34,8%
85 78 Citroen C3 19.127 19.352 -1,2%
86 Chevrolet Beat 19.028
87 71 Volkswagen Golf 18.672 21.422 -12,8%
88 82 Hyundai Elantra 16.915 16.260 4,0%
89 109 Mazda CX-3 16.502 10.202 61,8%
90 84 Toyota Hilux SW4 15.536 15.802 -1,7%
91 Honda WR-V 15.353
92 85 Chevrolet Montana 15.333 15.258 0,5%
93 87 Seat Ibiza 14.615 14.752 -0,9%
94 59 Nissan Frontier 14.357 28.315 -49,3%
95 115 Suzuki Vitara 13.713 8.953 53,2%
96 88 Peugeot 308 13.259 14.447 -8,2%
97 73 Nissan Tiida 13.178 20.374 -35,3%
98 101 Toyota Avanza 13.024 11.278 15,5%
99 98 BMW 3 Series 12.792 11.473 11,5%
100 102 Citroen C3 Aircross 12.717 11.211 13,4%

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