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 singing the only double-digit growth within the Top10.  The Toyota Hilux gained the third place, ahead of the Nissan Versa. The Toyota Yaris is up again 87.6%.


Economic Environment

Latin American’s economic activity is seen remaining soft this year, picking up only slightly from a dismal 2018, and growth prospects were cut again this month on weak incoming Q1 data. A challenging external environment and political uncertainty are weighing on this year’s outlook. The modest uptick in growth will be driven by slightly stronger growth in Brazil and a smaller drag from Argentina.

In Brazil, growth is seen staying tepid this year, plagued by a challenging environment both at home and abroad. While improved sentiment and accommodative monetary policy should help fuel a modest acceleration, reform uncertainty and subdued external demand will limit the uptick. An inflow of weak data led our panel to downgrade Brazil’s growth outlook for a third month in May.

Conversely, in Colombia growth is set to climb this year on an acceleration in exports. Moreover, fixed investment should surge on infrastructure and oil sector investments, although the government’s fiscal consolidation efforts will likely cause domestic demand to decelerate slightly ahead. Downside risks stem from uncertainties over the pace of fiscal reform and challenging external conditions.


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 85.774 sales (+13.4%) 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 54.076 units (-15.7%). 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 42.905 (-3.6%) ahead of the Nissan Versa, sliding in the 4th place, with 39.372 (-8.1%) and the Volkswagen Golf with 36.386 sales (-15.6%).

The Hyundai HB20 ranked 6th with 35.381 units (+3.3%) followed by the Chevrolet Prisma  with 33.056 sales (-10.6%), the Renault Kwid with 31.584 (+4.9%), the Nissan Sandero  with 28.681 (-17.4%) and in the 10th place the Nissan Kicks with 28.168 (-4.2%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

YTD 2019
YTD 2019
11Chevrolet Onix85.77422.28113,4%10,5%
22Ford KA54.07615.446-15,7%-21,5%
34Toyota Hilux42.90511.423-3,6%1,9%
43Nissan Versa39.3727.866-8,1%-22,4%
55Volkswagen Gol36.3869.912-15,6%-3,1%
66Hyundai HB2035.38110.5493,3%8,1%
77Chevrolet Prisma33.0568.123-10,6%-15,9%
811Renault Kwid31.5849.9474,9%7,2%
98Renault Sandero28.6816.989-17,4%-35,9%
1012Nissan Kicks28.1686.637-4,2%-6,1%
119Volkswagen Polo27.4116.456-19,2%-27,6%
1226Toyota Yaris26.6836.76186,2%87,6%
1313Fiat Argo26.3407.3959,9%10,5%
1424Jeep Renegade26.1606.82929,4%14,3%
1515Nissan March25.2935.032-10,0%-21,4%
1610Toyota Corolla25.0066.482-23,7%-28,2%
1718Honda HR-V24.9825.851-7,9%-0,2%
1817Fiat Strada24.6016.529-2,0%-9,7%
1919Chevrolet Beat24.2385.46415,4%-15,7%
2016Nissan NP30023.6485.497-14,1%-4,1%
2114Chevrolet Aveo23.4964.98522,3%-8,8%
2220Fiat Mobi20.5165.072-21,0%-22,1%
2321Jeep Compass20.4595.5213,2%6,9%
2422Ford Ecosport19.8274.617-13,1%-22,6%
2523Fiat Toro19.7636.1216,2%3,9%
2625Hyundai Creta19.7595.3746,3%7,8%
2729Kia Rio18.7454.1322,0%-4,8%
2827Renault Duster18.2974.5661,4%-6,9%
2928Volkswagen Saveiro17.1014.696-15,3%-20,2%
3030Volkswagen Vento16.5774.510-12,8%-2,7%
3132Ford Ranger15.2114.090-6,6%-4,1%
3233Kia Sportage15.0013.831-11,0%-10,7%
3331Renault Logan14.9803.790-14,4%-35,6%
3435Volkswagen Virtus14.8613.90663,5%-12,4%
3545Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox14.8323.50120,4%6,3%
3672Toyota Yaris sedan14.5714.319260,1%402,2%
3741Volkswagen Jetta13.9333.191-4,9%-6,0%
3836Volkswagen Amarok13.5603.625-11,6%-1,9%
3944Honda Civic13.1953.115-2,1%-18,9%
4034Nissan Sentra12.8782.470-17,0%-27,7%
4137Renault Captur12.7012.9192,4%-5,2%
4240Fiat Cronos12.4072.95466,1%-35,8%
4359Toyota RAV411.7822.24620,0%-13,6%
4439Chevrolet Tracker11.5052.681-31,1%-29,9%
4642Volkswagen Voyage11.2983.327-17,0%-5,1%
4749Hyundai Tucson11.1102.696-4,8%-12,5%
4838Chevrolet S1011.0472.965-22,8%-18,1%
4954Honda Fit10.9862.860-5,7%13,4%
5053Suzuki Swift10.6402.6626,4%2,2%
5160Renault Oroch10.5212.4451,0%-7,2%
5261Mitsubishi L20010.4402.7705,2%7,1%
5347Hyundai Accent10.3832.631-10,8%-10,0%
5467Volkswagen Tiguan10.0022.85950,9%105,0%
5555Chevrolet Sail9.7462.365-16,2%-24,6%
5656Hyundai HB20S9.4873.116-7,6%17,6%
5757Honda CR-V9.4521.919-15,4%-18,6%
5862Honda City9.3992.1764,3%-14,6%
5952Chevrolet Spark9.1822.171-12,8%-20,9%
6070Fiat Uno8.7852.09341,8%76,0%
6166Mazda CX-58.7071.86013,0%5,6%
6258Chevrolet Spin8.3052.368-12,7%29,9%
6348Peugeot 2088.1381.823-43,9%-42,3%
6469Hyundai Grand i107.7491.904-1,7%-9,1%
6576Fiat Fiorino7.4311.5259,7%-30,7%
6643Volkswagen Up!7.2512.186-51,4%-36,9%
67207Citroen C4 Cactus7.1452.022594,4%543,9%
6864Nissan X-Trail6.9471.631-16,6%-20,2%
6983Nissan Frontier6.5481.6666,1%9,5%
7050Toyota Etios6.4821.224-55,8%-60,9%
7171Kia Picanto6.4511.525-18,2%-17,0%
7280Chevrolet Cruze Sedan6.4381.728-4,9%3,6%
7374Fiat Siena6.3941.587-29,4%-13,5%
7477Kia Forte6.3251.5159,1%5,0%
7682Ford F-Series6.0881.5966,5%0,8%
7768Chevrolet Cobalt6.0271.458-1,8%-0,1%
7878Ford Figo6.0051.337-23,8%-13,7%
7973Peugeot Partner5.9591.342-30,9%-35,8%
8046Ford Fiesta5.8291.065-63,0%-74,8%
8163Toyota Etios Hatch5.7611.797-56,5%-54,7%
8275Peugeot 20085.6141.436-32,3%-23,0%
8397Kia Soul5.5971.34415,0%13,4%
8465Toyota Fortuner5.269909-32,0%-53,9%
8586Mazda CX-35.159885-5,7%-41,0%
8698Toyota Hiace5.03794515,4%-27,1%
8794Suzuki Vitara5.0021.3837,3%18,6%
8891Chevrolet Cavalier4.8441.2275,3%-35,4%
8989Chevrolet Trax4.7951.12423,8%4,4%
9087Hyundai Elantra4.7681.147-12,8%-26,1%
91104Kia Cerato4.744915-9,1%-15,2%
92107Volkswagen Suran4.683378-12,6%-66,0%
9381Renault Kangoo4.5221.053-50,1%-5,7%
9495Honda WR-V4.3651.066-21,2%-9,9%
95100Mazda BT-504.3581.0695,7%
9699Chevrolet Montana4.2171.16331,6%174,4%
9785Ford Focus4.137977-52,4%-28,5%
98102Seat Ibiza4.121953-12,7%-15,6%
9992Dodge Attitude4.084958-22,0%-26,9%
100101Kia Sorento3.922766-14,6%-32,2%