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 May 2018, the regional leadership unchanged and the Chevrolet Onix is the leader for the third year in a string with 93.092 sales (+10.9%) 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 70.309 sales (+20.9%). 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 56.159 units (+8.0%).

In fourth place the Nissan Versa with 53.865 units (+10.6%) followed by the Volkswagen Gol with 53.243 sales (-21.6%), the Chevrolet Prisma up 3 spots with 44.735 (+19.0%) and the Renault Sandero with 43.043 units (-19.2%)

In eight place the Volkswagen Polo with 42.635 (+661%) ahead of the Hyundai HB20 with 42.509 (+1.7%) and the Toyota Corolla with 40.490 units (-0.8%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales MayVariation 2018Variation May
11Chevrolet Onix93.09218.54710,9%-0,8%
23Ford KA70.30913.59920,9%-9,2%
36Toyota Hilux56.15911.5768,0%3,9%
44Nissan Versa53.86511.15310,6%6,1%
52Volkswagen Gol53.24310.447-21,6%-35,2%
69Chevrolet Prisma44.7358.14319,0%-18,4%
75Renault Sandero43.0438.353-19,2%-37,9%
869Volkswagen Polo42.6358.792661,7%558,1%
97Hyundai HB2042.5098.5981,7%-5,2%
108Toyota Corolla40.4908.145-0,8%-8,9%
1175Renault Kwid35.5986.604
1211Nissan March34.5326.565-4,7%3,7%
1318Nissan Kicks34.1646.33956,1%62,2%
1410Nissan NP30033.6686.467-11,6%-13,1%
1512Honda HR-V33.4826.3612,2%-7,6%
1619Fiat Strada31.5946.38532,2%17,5%
1762Fiat Argo31.2127.238
1813Fiat Mobi31.2115.91111,2%-20,9%
1920Ford Ecosport28.6835.96524,8%7,5%
2044Chevrolet Beat27.5076.506
2130Jeep Renegade26.1756.31033,6%40,9%
2229Jeep Compass26.0866.27035,8%35,5%
2321Volkswagen Saveiro25.7935.6249,6%-8,4%
2416Chevrolet Aveo25.4656.260-21,5%-6,5%
2517Fiat Toro24.3375.728-3,7%-7,8%
2615Volkswagen Vento23.4934.477-24,0%-24,6%
2722Hyundai Creta23.0684.89510,1%-7,1%
2824Renault Logan22.0234.5308,5%-0,5%
2923Ford Fiesta21.9834.360-1,9%5,3%
3025Renault Duster21.5434.513-7,7%7,1%
3134Kia Rio21.2074.37817,6%-8,6%
3253Chevrolet Tracker20.6893.98057,7%17,8%
3332Ford Ranger20.6884.3896,1%3,1%
3436Kia Sportage20.1583.7998,4%2,0%
3543Volkswagen Amarok19.4534.14916,2%11,0%
3628Nissan Sentra19.0773.639-12,1%4,2%
3750Toyota Etios18.9834.10833,1%47,3%
3833Chevrolet S1018.7434.336-2,2%5,5%
3926Volkswagen Jetta18.1023.472-15,5%-11,7%
4040Peugeot 20817.6023.34912,3%8,2%
4131Volkswagen Up!17.2793.081-19,4%-29,7%
4237Honda Civic17.1023.680-16,9%-10,6%
4338Toyota Yaris16.9613.265-2,0%-9,5%
4427Volkswagen Voyage16.6273.023-21,4%-29,5%
4542Toyota Etios Hatch16.6043.361-2,3%-15,9%
4663Renault Captur15.7423.57872,8%29,4%
4739Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox15.4623.138-9,5%-10,3%
4847Chevrolet Sail14.6723.389-9,1%-21,1%
49Volkswagen Virtus14.3225.229
5060Hyundai Accent14.2712.74753,5%47,6%
5148Honda Fit14.1432.517-9,6%-20,9%
5246Honda CR-V13.6132.376-14,1%-43,4%
5352Mazda313.2682.827-7,4%-2,1%
5451Hyundai Tucson13.2422.563-2,7%-8,7%
5559Toyota Etios Sedan13.0782.4727,4%-1,5%
5614Chevrolet Spark12.9412.598-68,4%-69,7%
5757Hyundai HB20S12.7782.5123,1%-9,8%
5861Mitsubishi L20012.7192.7996,2%4,1%
5958Suzuki Swift12.6062.95622,8%31,7%
60Fiat Cronos12.5725.103
6164Toyota RAV412.3162.6909,6%12,7%
6268Renault Oroch12.1772.16016,3%-5,3%
6355Chevrolet Spin11.7022.189-7,9%-15,1%
6456Honda City11.3432.328-8,9%-13,2%
6573Renault Kangoo10.8351.81910,7%-0,5%
6645Fiat Siena10.7561.693-34,8%-53,0%
6749Ford Focus10.7492.187-31,7%-34,3%
6870Peugeot Partner10.7392.153-5,4%5,5%
6954Nissan X-Trail10.2802.076-26,8%-29,0%
7072Peugeot 200810.2292.0288,1%8,7%
7176Hyundai Grand i1010.0232.131-9,9%-11,7%
7290Toyota Hilux SW49.9534.54344,0%206,8%
7377Kia Picanto9.8781.8081,5%11,1%
7466Ford Figo9.4751.585-13,7%-27,0%
7571Chevrolet Cruze9.4671.666-20,2%-18,2%
7635Fiat Palio9.419511-61,5%-87,0%
7779Mazda CX-58.8171.85415,2%9,4%
7878Fiat Fiorino8.7861.93911,1%-8,5%
7985Chevrolet Cruze Sedan8.4761.70416,8%-7,0%
80100Volkswagen Tiguan8.2101.690258,5%226,3%
8167Chevrolet Cobalt7.9871.851-28,1%-28,8%
8293Nissan Frontier7.7451.56526,3%29,6%
8341Fiat Uno7.6081.409-59,8%-76,4%
8482Citroen C37.4321.359-3,0%-13,8%
8583Ford F-Series7.4121.709-9,3%27,8%
8687Kia Forte7.3051.508-11,7%-7,5%
8794Citroen C3 Aircross7.11378138,4%-41,0%
8886Volkswagen Golf6.9641.338-20,1%-0,1%
8988Mazda CX-36.8981.4326,3%-3,5%
9084Dodge Attitude6.7771.541-17,0%13,1%
9189Hyundai Elantra6.7371.448-6,7%-16,1%
9291Honda WR-V6.6671.12652,4%-41,0%
93107Kia Cerato6.4351.00518,2%16,3%
94Chevrolet Cavalier6.4001.800
9580Volkswagen Suran6.352996-36,4%-48,5%
9698Kia Soul6.0861.23110,8%21,6%
9796Suzuki Vitara5.8131.1682,8%-12,6%
9895Seat Ibiza5.7821.086-19,5%-16,7%
99106Kia Sorento5.6971.15829,6%38,7%
100102Toyota Hiace5.6031.3030,8%4,7%

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