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 year and growing an impressive 22%. The Ford Ka at best ranking ever, in second place, while the new Volkswagen Polo joined the Top 10.

Latin American economy’s recovery is expected to have remained on course in the last quarter of 2017 and first months of 2018 as the region puts a tough 2015–2016 firmly in the rearview mirror. A comprehensive estimate revealed that GDP grew 2.0% annually in Q4, which marked the fastest rate of growth since Q1 2014. Moreover, FocusEconomics estimates that GDP expanded 1.9% in the first quarter of 2018, broadly keeping pace. Higher commodities prices, solid global growth and accommodative financial conditions are expected to have supported growth in the region in Q1.

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.

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.

Year to date March, the leadership unchanged and the Chevrolet Onix was the regional leader for the third year in a string with 54.813 sales (+9.9%) 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 36.891 sales (+16.2%). 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 third place, the Toyota Hilux, leader among the pick ups gaining 3 spots with 32.783 units (+8.2%).

In fourth place the Volkswagen Gol with 32.648 sales (-17.5%) followed by the Nissan Versa with 32.202 units (+12.7%), the Chevrolet Prisma up 3 spots with 27.055 (+28.5%) and the Volkswagen Polo with 24.499 (+645%).

In eight place the Hyundai HB20 with 24.230 (-2.0%) ahead of  the Renault Sandero with 24.201 units (-16.5%) and the Toyota Corolla with 23.014 units (-1.4%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales MarchVariation 2018Var. March
11Chevrolet Onix54.81316.9979,9%-5,9%
23Ford KA36.89116.12916,2%21,2%
36Toyota Hilux32.78210.9978,2%7,4%
42Volkswagen Gol32.64810.979-17,5%-26,0%
54Nissan Versa32.20211.92912,7%10,4%
69Chevrolet Prisma27.05510.70328,5%20,8%
769Volkswagen Polo24.4998.672645,1%662,0%
87Hyundai HB2024.2309.288-2,0%-13,3%
95Renault Sandero24.2019.123-16,5%-21,4%
108Toyota Corolla23.0148.411-1,4%-6,4%
1111Nissan March21.3378.020-8,9%-12,7%
1218Nissan Kicks21.3008.70146,4%27,7%
1310Nissan NP30021.2787.649-9,6%-12,3%
1412Honda HR-V21.2368.0116,4%16,4%
1513Fiat Mobi18.9316.49224,9%10,2%
1619Fiat Strada17.8896.61922,3%20,2%
17Fiat Argo17.2846.134
1820Ford Ecosport16.6596.09127,4%32,5%
1929Jeep Compass14.5335.07238,9%21,3%
2044Chevrolet Beat14.5156.994
2115Volkswagen Vento14.3794.384-24,2%-34,6%
2221Volkswagen Saveiro14.2675.16511,5%5,9%
2330Jeep Renegade13.8875.78818,9%29,9%
2416Chevrolet Aveo13.7115.335-33,1%-29,0%
2575Renault Kwid13.6896.454
2624Ford Fiesta13.2724.730-6,8%-8,7%
2722Hyundai Creta13.1194.78717,7%-2,6%
2850Chevrolet Tracker12.8874.05869,5%89,4%
2917Fiat Toro12.7174.139-13,0%-26,6%
3035Kia Rio12.4873.87534,3%0,4%
3125Renault Duster12.3654.326-15,0%-15,5%
3228Nissan Sentra12.0284.195-19,0%-30,0%
3332Ford Ranger12.0223.9892,4%6,0%
3423Renault Logan11.9114.393-0,9%-2,2%
3536Kia Sportage11.8534.16415,0%15,5%
3643Volkswagen Amarok11.7973.42419,1%-4,5%
3752Toyota Etios11.4963.47228,7%16,8%
3826Volkswagen Jetta11.2794.200-19,1%-13,5%
3940Peugeot 20811.2363.46913,0%11,7%
4031Volkswagen Up!11.0303.285-16,5%-32,4%
4133Chevrolet S1010.7133.315-5,8%-18,7%
4238Toyota Yaris10.3743.3404,3%-7,8%
4327Volkswagen Voyage10.1003.495-20,6%-39,8%
4448Honda Fit9.5003.369-3,7%5,8%
4537Honda Civic9.4673.827-25,6%-12,1%
4641Toyota Etios Hatch9.2753.229-4,7%-20,4%
4739Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox9.0323.349-15,4%-14,6%
4862Renault Captur8.9842.841109,1%46,1%
4947Honda CR-V8.7182.84211,4%-29,6%
5061Hyundai Accent8.3293.05554,5%56,8%
5146Chevrolet Sail8.1483.077-8,2%-10,8%
5234Fiat Palio8.0161.924-51,1%-64,9%
5373Renault Kangoo7.9061.59724,7%-23,4%
5555Chevrolet Spin7.6902.357-4,3%-19,0%
5657Hyundai HB20S7.6152.5092,3%-6,8%
5768Renault Oroch7.4812.40222,6%1,8%
5854Hyundai Tucson7.4732.426-0,8%-9,0%
5959Toyota Etios Sedan7.3512.7793,7%-6,4%
6014Chevrolet Spark7.2962.296-69,9%-77,0%
6145Fiat Siena7.2292.140-28,1%-38,5%
6264Toyota RAV47.1852.6988,9%14,6%
6360Mitsubishi L2007.1822.7175,8%7,4%
6458Suzuki Swift6.8832.33016,1%25,5%
6549Ford Focus6.6341.761-32,3%-44,1%
6656Honda City6.4462.789-16,8%14,9%
6770Peugeot Partner6.3722.170-11,3%0,2%
6872Peugeot 20086.3332.0119,5%19,0%
6966Ford Figo6.3111.813-10,1%-20,8%
7071Chevrolet Cruze6.1762.095-13,5%-23,5%
7153Nissan X-Trail6.0952.118-27,5%-32,9%
7280Kia Picanto5.7581.854-2,5%-1,7%
7376Hyundai Grand i105.6621.813-14,0%-10,6%
7493Citroen C3 Aircross5.59190193,0%-6,0%
7578Mazda CX-55.1221.68221,8%2,2%
76101Volkswagen Tiguan5.1091.813299,1%382,3%
7785Chevrolet Cruze Sedan5.1041.74338,7%4,5%
7842Fiat Uno5.0491.922-47,5%-54,1%
7983Citroen C34.7551.4952,0%0,4%
8087Volkswagen Golf4.7061.806-20,7%-17,9%
8167Chevrolet Cobalt4.6771.479-28,2%-39,3%
82Volkswagen Virtus4.6323.091
8377Fiat Fiorino4.6261.70810,5%11,0%
8495Nissan Frontier4.5651.93223,3%40,3%
8591Honda WR-V4.3561.186609,4%478,5%
8686Kia Forte4.3541.449-16,6%-5,8%
86108Kia Cerato4.3542.05717,2%27,5%
8781Volkswagen Suran4.2441.186-33,9%-26,1%
8890Toyota Hilux SW44.0721.598-2,1%12,0%
8984Dodge Attitude3.9091.203-30,5%-25,5%
9088Mazda CX-33.8231.2373,9%7,4%
9179Ford F-Series3.758890-32,5%-46,0%
9289Hyundai Elantra3.7011.401-3,9%-0,6%
9398Kia Soul3.6701.1379,1%8,5%
9494Seat Ibiza3.5671.139-22,6%-19,2%
9596Suzuki Vitara3.4811.2259,8%5,2%
96107Kia Sorento3.4011.11722,3%53,6%
9797Peugeot 3083.252940-28,9%-41,4%
9899BMW 3 Series2.9711.012-0,6%-2,0%
99102Toyota Hiace2.928918-5,4%-23,9%
100Fiat Cronos2.8702.476