Latin America best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2019

Latin America best selling cars

Latin America best selling cars in 2019 is dominated by the Chevrolet Onix – improving 9.7% from the previous year – followed by the Ford KA and the Toyota Hilux. Impressive performance scored by the Renault Kwid, soaring at 34.9%.

Economic Environment

Latin American’s economic growth outlook was cut again this month, continuing the trend seen over the past six months. Headwinds from trade tensions and country-specific factors are seen stunting activity. Particularly, Argentina is seen stuck in a deep recession amid a confidence crisis, while fiscal consolidation, policy uncertainty and low sentiment are weighing on several economies.

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 205.481 sales (+13.5%) 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 126.319 units (-6.2%). 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 the third place, the Toyota Hilux with 95.066 (-3.6%) ahead of the Volkswagen Gol – up one spot – with 90.086 (-5.1%) and the Nissan Versa with 89.644 sales (-10.9%).

The Renault Kwid ranks 6th with 85.171 units (+27.2%) followed by the Hyundai HB20 with 78.956 sales (-1.9%), the Chevrolet Prisma with 77.873 (-0.3%), the Nissan Kicks with 67.741 (+4%) and in the 10th place the Volkswagen Polo with 65.644 (-13.3%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales YTD 2019Sales Sep. 2019'+/- YTD 2019'+/- Sep 2019
11Chevrolet Onix205.48123.24213,5%9,68%
22Ford KA126.31913.074-6,2%-10,09%
34Toyota Hilux95.06710.355-3,6%-5,11%
45Volkswagen Gol90.08610.668-5,1%-1,92%
53Nissan Versa89.64410.870-10,9%-6,01%
611Renault Kwid85.1719.90727,2%34,92%
76Hyundai HB2078.9567.304-1,9%-17,48%
87Chevrolet Prisma77.87310.137-0,3%16,53%
913Nissan Kicks67.7418.2504,0%7,18%
109Volkswagen Polo65.6447.921-13,3%7,99%
118Renault Sandero64.2718.159-17,0%4,35%
1210Toyota Corolla63.3396.201-10,0%-15,52%
1312Fiat Argo62.1496.290-5,0%-18,31%
1418Fiat Strada60.6176.9748,3%33,04%
1533Toyota Yaris60.5346.72161,0%94,92%
1625Jeep Renegade60.4147.06026,6%48,95%
1714Chevrolet Aveo57.9307.584-7,3%0,00%
1822Chevrolet Beat57.2914.76717,3%0,00%
1915Nissan March55.0146.549-11,5%0,78%
2016Nissan NP30054.1326.504-8,6%0,00%
2117Honda HR-V52.8714.225-7,5%-11,87%
2228Hyundai Creta51.2475.78114,7%9,57%
2324Fiat Toro50.5046.1944,6%26,85%
2420Jeep Compass50.2005.142-1,4%-8,21%
2519Fiat Mobi49.4065.271-7,5%17,66%
2623Kia Rio49.3834.6971,3%-0,36%
2721Ford Ecosport43.5215.143-13,0%-3,00%
2827Renault Duster42.0834.679-6,2%-4,51%
2926Volkswagen Saveiro41.9195.293-10,5%-4,20%
3037Volkswagen Virtus38.3764.36714,0%8,42%
3129Volkswagen Vento37.6725.018-10,8%0,62%
3232Ford Ranger36.4004.256-4,1%2,31%
3331Kia Sportage35.2873.923-8,5%-3,16%
3430Renault Logan33.2393.911-20,4%-22,68%
3541Renault Captur31.4273.719-0,3%1,67%
3642Volkswagen Jetta31.3473.174-0,5%34,83%
3735Volkswagen Amarok30.4523.476-12,4%-19,46%
3846Honda Civic30.0703.3160,3%15,26%
3938Chevrolet S1029.8263.839-10,8%18,34%
4050Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox29.6492.5523,4%-12,75%
4188Toyota Yaris sedan29.3342.783130,4%0,65%
4240Chevrolet Spark27.6122.829-14,2%0,00%
4344Volkswagen Voyage27.6002.788-8,8%-20,05%
4455Toyota RAV427.2952.75013,2%-1,50%
4556Hyundai HB20S26.1053.3348,9%36,19%
4636Nissan Sentra25.2063.372-26,2%-5,57%
4745Chevrolet Sail25.1242.639-16,6%0,00%
4843Fiat Cronos25.0892.849-19,0%-32,49%
4951Hyundai Accent24.9752.668-6,9%0,00%
5076Volkswagen Tiguan24.7012.85948,0%38,93%
5157Suzuki Swift24.5332.8842,4%-0,03%
5354Honda Fit23.4672.312-2,8%-0,17%
5434Chevrolet Tracker23.2702.825-35,4%-1,60%
5552Hyundai Tucson22.7822.552-10,1%-11,30%
5662Chevrolet Spin22.6442.5288,2%15,96%
5760Renault Oroch22.6382.452-2,3%2,38%
5878Fiat Uno22.6092.68140,1%5,14%
5961Mitsubishi L20021.8922.506-1,2%-4,17%
60629volkswagen T-Cross21.2424.473
6163Honda City20.8752.8382,0%18,10%
6259Honda CR-V20.8462.492-10,2%-0,40%
6368Hyundai Grand i1019.0522.0053,8%-0,10%
6471Mazda CX-518.7532.1307,7%0,00%
6548Peugeot 20817.9611.650-39,0%-35,17%
6639Volkswagen Up!17.9121.864-44,5%-37,97%
6779Fiat Fiorino17.3831.9509,9%34,67%
6865Nissan X-Trail17.2761.919-10,3%-0,36%
6977Kia Forte16.5512.313-0,4%0,00%
7064Kia Picanto16.4231.954-18,8%-0,51%
71207Citroen C4 Cactus15.9431.831548,1%1579,82%
7285Nissan Frontier15.5431.96313,2%48,72%
7349Toyota Etios14.8971.474-48,7%-35,52%
7584Ford F-Series13.7501.572-0,6%0,00%
7658Toyota Etios Hatch13.5291.345-43,4%15,45%
7772Fiat Siena13.2601.133-22,3%-29,10%
7882Chevrolet Cruze Sedan13.1811.003-10,7%-35,87%
7974Ford Figo13.0991.631-22,4%0,00%
8067Peugeot Partner12.9031.665-31,0%-10,82%
8170Peugeot 200812.2551.416-29,8%-11,28%
8283Mazda CX-312.1761.489-12,1%0,00%
8373Chevrolet Cobalt12.032998-29,4%-55,21%
8496Kia Soul11.8089489,4%0,21%
8547Ford Fiesta11.1001.064-62,6%-29,30%
8687Hyundai Elantra11.0851.254-13,0%-10,81%
8799Suzuki Vitara10.641991-0,5%-12,38%
8892Chevrolet Trax10.4991.397-11,8%0,00%
8993Honda WR-V10.419979-8,4%24,40%
90105Chevrolet Montana10.1731.1786,1%-11,16%
91629Toyota Hilux SW410.0511.051
9291Chevrolet Cavalier9.878818-17,2%0,00%
9398Kia Cerato9.358625-12,8%-13,43%
9490Dodge Attitude9.2141.228-23,7%0,00%
9569Toyota Etios Sedan9.179883-49,8%3,76%
9680Ford Focus8.896615-41,7%-45,27%
97102Seat Ibiza8.788727-11,9%0,00%
98129Mercedes Sprinter8.74389935,2%-0,44%
99101Toyota Hiace8.655992-13,6%0,00%
10075Renault Kangoo8.496622-49,5%4,89%