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Latin America best selling cars. The top 100 in the 2018

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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 lost steam at the start of the year. Regional GDP increased a moderate 1.6% year-on-year in the first quarter, matching last month’s preliminary reading and marking a slowdown from the fourth quarter’s 2.0% expansion. Over half of the region’s economies—including major players Brazil and Mexico—lost steam in the period, although the downturn was also influenced by unfavorable calendar effects.

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.

The ranking, updated at Year to date July 2018, reports that regional leadership unchanged from the previous with the Chevrolet Onix leader for the third year in a string with 132.314 sales (+9.1%) 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 99.085 sales (+19.5%). 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 77.008 units (+5.3%).

In fourth place the Nissan Versa with 76.541 units (+7.5%) followed by the Volkswagen Gol with 72.517 sales (-23.6%), the Renault Sandero with 61.139 units (-24.1%) and the Chevrolet Prisma up 3 spots with 59.888 (+7.7%).

In eight place the Hyundai HB20 with 60.049 (+1.0%) ahead of the Volkswagen Polo with 59.079 (+599%) and the Toyota Corolla with 55.163 units (-9.0%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales YTD 2018Sales July 2018Variation YTD 2018Variation July 2018
11Chevrolet Onix132.31419.9659,1%8,4%
23Ford KA99.08515.46619,5%31,2%
35Toyota Hilux77.00810.1725,3%-3,4%
44Nissan Versa76.45110.9777,5%6,7%
52Volkswagen Gol72.51710.390-23,6%-21,7%
66Renault Sandero61.1398.171-24,1%-33,7%
78Hyundai HB2060.0499.1801,0%17,0%
89Chevrolet Prisma59.8887.9417,7%-8,7%
969Volkswagen Polo59.0798.663599,1%535,6%
107Toyota Corolla55.1637.404-9,0%-27,1%
1163Fiat Argo49.2688.519892,1%163,3%
1275Renault Kwid48.9586.917
1311Nissan March48.1216.707-2,6%9,6%
1410Nissan NP30046.2766.028-10,5%-9,4%
1518Nissan Kicks45.7306.05048,4%23,2%
1612Honda HR-V44.9745.820-0,1%-1,3%
1719Fiat Strada44.0436.40733,1%44,9%
1813Fiat Mobi41.5704.733-4,4%-31,2%
1916Chevrolet Aveo39.3706.811-10,7%33,6%
2044Chevrolet Beat39.2995.63590,7%
2120Ford Ecosport39.1105.45917,1%13,7%
2229Jeep Compass37.6945.93036,9%36,4%
2317Fiat Toro36.8956.617-4,6%3,2%
2430Jeep Renegade36.7325.48329,8%27,2%
2522Volkswagen Saveiro35.7734.9283,4%-10,8%
2615Volkswagen Vento32.6534.601-20,6%-13,6%
2721Hyundai Creta32.5475.3475,5%13,8%
2825Renault Duster31.7315.1670,1%17,9%
2924Renault Logan31.2774.3762,3%-9,6%
3034Kia Rio29.8714.21011,9%0,3%
3132Ford Ranger29.0904.3861,2%-7,4%
3223Ford Fiesta29.0383.647-12,5%-41,8%
3353Chevrolet Tracker28.2414.11648,4%38,1%
3436Kia Sportage27.9663.6244,8%-7,3%
3543Volkswagen Amarok26.6733.57212,8%4,4%
3637Toyota Yaris26.6646.00311,8%86,4%
3727Nissan Sentra26.6383.700-10,7%-7,7%
3833Chevrolet S1026.5913.727-5,6%-15,3%
3926Volkswagen Jetta25.4853.663-25,7%-41,8%
4051Toyota Etios24.8412.79323,1%-2,3%
41Volkswagen Virtus24.2404.954
4231Volkswagen Up!24.2343.731-18,8%-4,8%
4338Honda Civic23.5783.152-14,4%-0,8%
4439Peugeot 20823.5222.669-2,4%-38,7%
4528Volkswagen Voyage23.5023.587-21,9%-21,6%
4662Renault Captur23.2943.96862,3%47,9%
4740Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox21.8573.130-11,2%-17,0%
48Fiat Cronos21.5204.831
4942Toyota Etios Hatch21.2991.790-11,9%-49,5%
5060Hyundai Accent20.0082.66851,2%48,2%
5150Hyundai Tucson19.2012.963-5,3%-8,8%
5248Honda Fit19.0912.676-11,3%-5,7%
5347Chevrolet Sail19.0482.210-14,6%-29,6%
5414Chevrolet Spark18.7123.021-65,4%-38,9%
5557Hyundai HB20S18.3272.8816,1%19,6%
5646Honda CR-V18.3222.546-19,1%-21,1%
5858Suzuki Swift17.9582.63117,3%7,5%
5964Toyota RAV417.4482.4879,7%5,5%
6061Mitsubishi L20016.8722.1057,4%11,6%
6168Renault Oroch16.8652.30210,5%-13,0%
6255Chevrolet Spin16.2942.141-10,2%-20,3%
6359Toyota Etios Sedan16.1861.259-6,0%-51,4%
6456Honda City15.7742.244-14,6%-21,3%
6549Ford Focus15.3861.810-27,3%-34,5%
6670Peugeot Partner14.6902.086-4,8%-0,5%
6754Nissan X-Trail14.6252.086-21,9%-7,6%
6873Renault Kangoo14.5001.8835,9%-5,4%
6976Hyundai Grand i1014.3101.925-5,9%4,4%
7045Fiat Siena13.7291.526-41,5%-50,1%
7177Kia Picanto13.6441.7550,1%0,6%
7272Peugeot 200813.6321.6940,0%-23,6%
7366Ford Figo13.1272.045-15,6%-16,5%
7479Mazda CX-512.4901.80210,4%8,7%
7567Chevrolet Cobalt12.4742.606-19,4%24,9%
7671Chevrolet Cruze12.3771.427-22,7%-27,4%
7798Volkswagen Tiguan12.1951.846198,9%68,8%
7878Fiat Fiorino12.1941.5294,5%-20,9%
7985Chevrolet Cruze Sedan11.4241.5805,3%-17,6%
8087Kia Forte11.1051.915-0,2%39,6%
8183Ford F-Series10.6311.255-4,0%-8,3%
8293Nissan Frontier10.5321.20923,8%3,8%
8380Citroen C310.2371.284-10,3%-20,3%
8490Toyota Hilux SW410.2091.7014,4%21,8%
8535Fiat Palio10.171377-68,4%-90,4%
8689Hyundai Elantra10.1361.626-5,3%5,1%
8741Fiat Uno10.1101.609-63,7%-60,6%
8888Mazda CX-39.9791.5971,3%-5,1%
8986Volkswagen Golf9.5781.141-15,3%-1,2%
90Chevrolet Cavalier9.5051.438
9184Dodge Attitude9.4611.380-17,8%-15,1%
9291Honda WR-V9.1431.16821,2%-25,3%
93102BMW 3 Series8.6991.24117,7%8,3%
9482Chevrolet Trax8.6451.676-21,5%10,7%
95116Toyota Prius8.4161.16858,1%63,6%
9696Suzuki Vitara8.2731.2811,1%1,9%
9799Kia Soul8.1721.0606,2%2,6%
98101Toyota Hiace8.1011.3144,8%34,2%
99107Kia Cerato8.07994713,3%-2,6%
10095Seat Ibiza8.0561.185-15,8%-0,3%