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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 consecutive. The Ford Ka at best ranking ever, in second place, while the new Toyota Corolla joined the Top 10 and the Renault Kwid ranks 12th.

Economic Environment

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.

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 October 2018, reports that regional leadership unchanged from the previous with the Chevrolet Onix leader for the third year in a string with 203.569 sales (+7.9%) 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 140.830 sales (+13.1%). 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 September the Nissan Versa conquered the third place with 110.291 units (+7.3%).

In fourth place the best LCVs and pick up, the Toyota Hilux with 109.127 units (+4.3%) followed by the Volkswagen Gol with 106.344 sales (-20.5%), the Hyundai HB20 with 88.822 (+1.4%) the Renault Sandero with 86.796 (-22%).

In eight place the Chevrolet Prisma with 86.452 units (+2.2%) ahead of the Volkswagen Polo with 83.861 (+500%) and the Toyota Corolla with 79.151 units (-10.8%).

You can see the previous years ranking here

Rank 2018 Rank 2017 Model Sales October ‘+/- Oct Sales YTD 2018 ‘+/- YTD 2018
1 1 Chevrolet Onix 24.875 10,4% 203.569 7,9%
2 3 Ford KA 12.256 -15,5% 140.830 13,1%
3 6 Nissan Versa 10.887 6,1% 110.291 7,3%
4 5 Toyota Hilux 11.013 4,9% 109.127 4,3%
5 2 Volkswagen Gol 12.383 4,9% 106.344 -20,5%
6 8 Hyundai HB20 9.431 5,4% 88.822 1,4%
7 4 Renault Sandero 9.834 11,1% 86.796 -22,0%
8 9 Chevrolet Prisma 9.317 1,3% 86.452 2,2%
9 89 Volkswagen Polo 8.156 263,6% 83.861 500,1%
10 7 Toyota Corolla 8.609 -2,5% 79.151 -10,8%
11 78 Fiat Argo 7.689 84,9% 73.085 321,9%
12 76 Renault Kwid 7.785 98,3% 72.256 312,3%
13 19 Nissan Kicks 7.676 14,2% 69.206 34,7%
14 11 Nissan March 6.247 -10,0% 68.141 -2,5%
15 10 Nissan NP300 6.518 -3,8% 64.856 -9,0%
16 20 Fiat Strada 7.591 20,5% 63.421 24,2%
17 12 Honda HR-V 6.095 -14,5% 63.232 -2,4%
18 15 Chevrolet Aveo 7.440 32,1% 62.362 7,3%
19 14 Fiat Mobi 5.624 -24,3% 57.430 -10,4%
20 34 Jeep Compass 6.861 23,4% 56.502 33,7%
21 18 Ford Ecosport 5.526 -16,6% 55.496 6,7%
22 17 Fiat Toro 5.914 3,5% 54.233 -3,6%
23 73 Chevrolet Beat 5.295 -3,7% 54.155 183,4%
24 30 Jeep Renegade 4.974 10,3% 52.257 20,7%
25 21 Volkswagen Saveiro 5.407 -7,5% 52.049 2,0%
26 43 Toyota Yaris 7.674 126,2% 50.326 46,0%
27 23 Hyundai Creta 5.971 4,2% 49.774 5,7%
28 26 Renault Duster 5.830 35,6% 48.609 6,2%
29 16 Volkswagen Vento 5.653 0,1% 47.891 -16,3%
30 24 Renault Logan 3.789 -15,1% 45.165 -3,5%
31 35 Kia Rio 4.403 -0,1% 43.849 10,0%
32 32 Ford Ranger 4.185 -13,0% 41.651 -2,6%
33 36 Kia Sportage 4.174 -0,3% 39.717 2,9%
34 606 Volkswagen Virtus 4.660 38.323
35 41 Volkswagen Amarok 3.431 -9,4% 38.167 9,0%
36 52 Chevrolet Tracker 3.202 4,0% 37.992 37,4%
37 31 Nissan Sentra 3.678 -25,5% 37.936 -11,9%
38 33 Chevrolet S10 3.546 -21,8% 36.719 -13,2%
39 22 Ford Fiesta 2.230 -51,9% 36.273 -23,9%
40 62 Renault Captur 4.614 29,3% 36.115 56,5%
41 606 Fiat Cronos 4.582 35.567
42 28 Volkswagen Voyage 5.034 2,3% 35.300 -21,4%
43 25 Volkswagen Jetta 3.253 -18,2% 34.708 -25,2%
44 29 Volkswagen Up! 3.188 -28,0% 33.952 -22,1%
45 40 Honda Civic 3.239 12,7% 32.941 -10,7%
46 38 Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox 3.792 22,7% 32.462 -14,0%
47 48 Toyota Etios 2.259 -24,1% 31.887 6,2%
48 39 Peugeot 208 2.261 -42,0% 31.295 -16,0%
49 61 Hyundai Accent 2.932 -3,9% 28.044 18,9%
50 59 Suzuki Swift 3.143 6,8% 27.496 13,5%
51 50 Hyundai Tucson 2.762 1,1% 27.357 -5,4%
52 49 Honda Fit 3.153 -4,9% 27.327 -8,0%
53 13 Chevrolet Spark 2.714 -21,8% 27.248 -57,6%
54 45 Chevrolet Sail 2.854 -11,5% 27.177 -16,2%
55 56 Hyundai HB20S 2.932 3,6% 26.898 3,8%
56 51 Mazda3 2.838 0,2% 26.092 -5,9%
57 46 Honda CR-V 2.551 -5,0% 25.725 -17,9%
58 65 Toyota RAV4 2.843 19,2% 25.666 12,8%
59 42 Toyota Etios Hatch 1.248 -67,3% 25.157 -27,8%
60 66 Renault Oroch 2.644 16,1% 24.926 11,8%
61 60 Mitsubishi L200 2.739 -8,5% 24.831 2,7%
62 54 Chevrolet Spin 2.889 3,1% 23.804 -11,5%
63 55 Honda City 3.230 17,2% 23.639 -12,0%
64 53 Nissan X-Trail 2.139 -20,7% 20.926 -22,6%
65 69 Peugeot Partner 1.529 -26,7% 20.222 -5,3%
66 72 Hyundai Grand i10 1.537 13,9% 19.897 3,5%
67 67 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.331 13,9% 19.541 -11,3%
68 47 Ford Focus 1.206 -60,7% 19.494 -35,2%
69 37 Fiat Uno 3.113 49,6% 19.279 -49,6%
70 57 Toyota Etios Sedan 892 -67,8% 19.190 -24,9%
71 111 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.780 63,8% 19.121 119,3%
72 70 Peugeot 2008 1.702 -21,3% 19.091 -7,1%
73 74 Kia Picanto 1.836 4,4% 18.975 0,7%
74 80 Mazda CX-5 1.987 32,7% 18.730 12,6%
75 44 Fiat Siena 1.506 -49,5% 18.575 -44,0%
76 64 Ford Figo 1.454 -22,8% 18.358 -19,6%
77 75 Fiat Fiorino 1.884 -9,2% 17.870 1,3%
78 86 Kia Forte 1.925 30,0% 17.858 14,4%
79 71 Renault Kangoo 819 -59,4% 17.621 -11,2%
80 68 Chevrolet Cruze 1.325 -32,0% 16.533 -24,8%
81 83 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan 1.746 3,1% 16.504 2,0%
82 118 Toyota Yaris sedan 3.221 447,8% 15.647 98,7%
83 90 Toyota Hilux SW4 1.828 34,1% 15.287 12,3%
84 92 Nissan Frontier 1.416 12,7% 14.590 16,7%
85 87 Mazda CX-3 1.482 -6,8% 14.577 0,8%
86 84 Ford F-Series 1.294 -27,7% 14.500 -7,8%
87 79 Citroen C3 1.095 -38,8% 13.932 -17,7%
88 88 Hyundai Elantra 1.510 10,7% 13.743 -4,9%
89 85 Volkswagen Golf 1.467 -1,1% 13.625 -13,1%
90 81 Dodge Attitude 1.148 -24,8% 13.222 -19,4%
91 82 Chevrolet Trax 1.331 -31,5% 13.188 -19,1%
92 126 Mazda2 1.714 89,0% 12.906 85,0%
93 270 Chevrolet Cavalier 1.213 71,1% 12.589 822,9%
94 93 Honda WR-V 891 -44,8% 12.265 -1,8%
95 97 Suzuki Vitara 1.238 -3,7% 11.934 1,5%
96 119 Toyota Prius 1.212 47,4% 11.762 54,8%
97 98 Kia Soul 1.088 -3,4% 11.222 2,3%
98 27 Fiat Palio 249 -92,1% 11.012 -75,5%
99 100 Toyota Hiace 1.083 37,4% 11.004 5,0%
100 95 Chevrolet Montana 1.284 -20,5% 10.874 -11,0%

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