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Back to Mexico. And did you know Mexico was the only country in the world dominated by… Jump in to know more!
I bet you didn’t know.
Mexican new car sales are up a solid 9% year-on-year in 2012 to reach 987,747 registrations, and the best annual figure since 2008.
Brand-wise, Nissan holds onto its pole position and behaves exactly like the market, up 9% to 244,962 sales and 24.8% share, as said above this makes Mexico the only country in the world where Nissan is #1. Chevrolet and Volkswagen stay #2 and #3 while Chrysler passes Ford to rank #4. Honda is up 52% to #7 and Fiat up 95% to #17.
Model-wise, if in 2011 the VW Clasico (old generation VW Bora) and Nissan Tsuru (old generation Nissan Sentra) were in charge, this year it’s a complete change of guard: #1 each month of the year the Chevrolet Aveo brilliantly takes control with 66,099 sales and 6.7%, up a huge 79% on 2011. Note this is a slightly facelifted version of the previous generation model which remained available at a reduced price just as the Chevrolet Sonic launched.
It is followed by the Nissan Versa, up 127% and 7 spots to 47,506 units and 4,8% for its first full year in market. The Clasico (-22%) and Tsuru (-38%) are relegated to #3 and #4 respectively.
The other models that shine in 2012 are the Nissan March up 33% to #7, the Honda CR-V up 139% to #9 thanks to the new generation, the Chevrolet Spark up 47% to #10 and the Seat Ibiza up to #12.
You can also check the previous year: Mexico Full Year 2011: VW Clasico ends Nissan Tsuru’s 8 year-reign
Now you know all there is to know about the Mexican new car market in 2012.
Matt Gasnier, based in Sydney, Australia, runs a blog named Best Selling Cars, dedicated to counting cars all over the world.