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Brazil 2008: new gen Gol takes off, Palio & Uno follow

VW Gol

At 2,671,338 registrations (+14%), the Brazilian car market is now the 4th biggest in the world, below the USA, China, Japan and Germany. Car sales in Brazil simply doubled in 5 years!

On top for the 21st year, the VW Gol saw its vastly improved 5th generation launch in June, and sales shot up as a result. In July the Gol reached 31,080 units, its first time over 30,000 sales in over 10 years! It finished the year at 285,949 sales and 10.7% share, growing faster the market at +18%, and its best figure since 2000.

In fact the Gol is the only model in the Top 7 to improve its market share this year. The Fiat Palio is down 11% at 197,224 sales (7.4% share), followed by the Fiat Uno (5.3%), Chevrolet Corsa Sedan and Celta (both at 4.9%).

Fiat Punto

The Fiat Strada is up 17% at 71,929 sales in 8th, and the Honda Civic has an exceptional year, #9 at 67,703 sales and 2.5% share (+43%). The new generation Ford Ka lands in the Top 10 for the first time at 64,887 sales (2.4%). The Renault Sandero (#17) is all new this year, whereas the Fiat Punto (#18) and Renault Logan (#20) break into the Top 20 for their first year of sales.

Full Year Top 50 Ranking Table and all monthly Top 50’s below.

You can check out every month’s passenger car Top 50 here.

Brazil Full Year 2008:

Pos Model 2008 % 08/07 2007 % Pos
1 VW Gol 285,949 10.7% 18% 243,164 10.4% 1
2 Fiat Palio 197,224 7.4% -11% 221,750 9.5% 2
3 Fiat Uno 141,873 5.3% 10% 128,524 5.5% 3
4 Chevrolet Corsa Sedan 131,730 4.9% 14% 116,023 5.0% 6
5 Chevrolet Celta 130,387 4.9% 3% 126,252 5.4% 5
6 VW Fox/CrossFox 115,069 4.3% -9% 126,311 5.4% 4
7 Fiat Siena 95,307 3.6% 7% 88,734 3.8% 7
8 Fiat Strada 71,929 2.7% 17% 61,328 2.6% 9
9 Honda Civic 67,703 2.5% 43% 47,435 2.0% 11
10 Ford Ka 64,887 2.4% 121% 29,319 1.3% 21
11 Ford Fiesta Hatch 58,828 2.2% -14% 68,021 2.9% 8
12 Chevrolet Prisma 50,598 1.9% -7% 54,609 2.3% 10
13 Chevrolet Corsa Hatch 47,309 1.8% 4% 45,450 1.9% 13
14 Toyota Corolla 45,640 1.7% 32% 34,464 1.5% 16
15 Ford Ecosport 44,179 1.7% -6% 47,035 2.0% 12
16 Honda Fit 40,512 1.5% 18% 34,259 1.5% 17
17 Renault Sandero 39,631 1.5% new 0 0.0%
18 Fiat Punto 38,576 1.4% 179% 13,823 0.6% 40
19 Ford Fiesta Sedan 37,934 1.4% -15% 44,483 1.9% 14
20 Renault Logan 36,598 1.4% 154% 14,388 0.6% 38
21 Citroen C3 35,844 1.3% 22% 29,368 1.3% 20
22 Peugeot 206 33,137 1.2% -15% 38,857 1.7% 15
23 Chevrolet Montana 32,751 1.2% 45% 22,528 1.0% 29
24 Chevrolet S-10 31,437 1.2% 39% 22,633 1.0% 28
25 VW Saveiro 30,568 1.1% 26% 24,287 1.0% 25
26 Fiat Palio Weekend 30,392 1.1% 66% 18,278 0.8% 33
27 VW Kombi 28,123 1.1% 18% 23,793 1.0% 26
28 Fiat Idea 27,011 1.0% -11% 30,359 1.3% 19
29 Chevrolet Vectra Sedan 26,619 1.0% -13% 30,525 1.3% 18
30 Chevolet Astra Hatch 25,355 0.9% 1% 25,050 1.1% 24
31 Chevrolet Meriva 24,363 0.9% 7% 22,694 1.0% 27
32 VW Polo Sedan 24,285 0.9% -15% 28,640 1.2% 22
33 VW SpaceFox 22,220 0.8% -20% 27,614 1.2% 23
34 Toyota Hilux 21,731 0.8% 12% 19,345 0.8% 31
35 Hyundai Tucson 19,643 0.7% 59% 12,344 0.5% 46
36 Mitsubishi L200 19,039 0.7% 77% 10,773 0.5% 49
37 VW Polo 18,341 0.7% -18% 22,315 1.0% 30
38 Mitsubishi Pajero 18,124 0.7% 16% 15,630 0.7% 37
39 Fiat Fiorino 18,116 0.7% 13% 16,062 0.7% 36
40 Citroen C4 Pallas 17,948 0.7% 192% 6,157 0.3% 59
41 VW Parati 17,766 0.7% 3% 17,240 0.7% 34
42 VW Golf 17,265 0.6% 27% 13,563 0.6% 41
43 Fiat Stilo 16,325 0.6% 25% 13,054 0.6% 42
44 Ford Ranger 13,615 0.5% 7% 12,676 0.5% 45
45 Peugeot 207 13,407 0.5% new 0 0.0%
46 Ford Focus Hatch 13,181 0.5% -8% 14,384 0.6% 39
47 Chevrolet Vectra Hatch 12,948 0.5% new 0 0.0%
48 Peugeot 307 12,938 0.5% 2% 12,703 0.5% 44
49 Hyundai HR 12,629 0.5% 201% 4,190 0.2% 70
50 Renault Clio 11,397 0.4% -41% 19,236 0.8% 32

Source: FENAVABRE

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