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Venezuela March 2011: Ford Fiesta leads, new Ranger #5

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Ford Fiesta

The Venezuelan car market is down 5% in March at 10,289 registrations, and down 7% year-to-date at 25,790 units. There is a bit of a reshuffle in the models ranking this month: after leading with nearly 20% share for a few months, the Chevrolet Aveo drops to #2 and let the Ford Fiesta access the pole position with 1,122 sales and 10.9% market share. The Venezuelan Fiesta is a restyled version of the 1999 European model identical to the Fiesta sold in Brazil.

The Aveo is still #1 year-to-date by far at 15.5% share, and the Chevrolet Optra ranks 3rd this month at 6.7%, but it is still #2 in 2011 with 2,582 units and 10%. Excellent performance of the Chevrolet Silverado, up 8 spots on February in 4th place with 532 sales and 5.2%.

The new Ford Ranger, a unique design for South American that has nothing to do with the US version, is an instant hit: already #5 for its very first month of sales with 488 units changing hands and 4.7% share.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela February 2011: Chevy Aveo at 19%, Dodge Caliber #8

March 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Dodge Caliber

Car sales are up 2% this month in Venezuela at 9,698 registrations. The Chevrolet Aveo stays at an impressively high level at 19% share with 1,842 sales, ahead of the Chevrolet Optra at 1,191 sales (12.3%). The Ford Fiesta takes the 3rd spot at 940 sales and 9.7% share.

In 4th place the Chevrolet C3500 grabs 7% of the market over the first two months of the year, compared to only 0.9% over the full year 2010. The Dodge Caliber delivers the best performance of the month in 8th position with 292 sales and 3% share, up from only 20 last month.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela January 2011: new gen Aveo over 20%!

February 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Slow start for Venezuelan car sales this year at 5,803 registrations, down 22%. Chevrolet holds no less than 51% of the market and places 4 models in the first 4 spots: the Chevrolet Aveo is #1 at 20.4%, followed by the Optra (12%), C-3500 pick-up (9.1%) and Spark (5%).

The first non-Chevrolet is the Mitsubishi Lancer at #5 (258 sales), and let’s also welcome back Fiat in the rankings with the Palio at #8 and 218 sales. It is believed Fiat was kept out of the Venezuelan market by import restrictions last year.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

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Venezuela Full Year 2010: Aveo best-seller thanks to new gen

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

In spite of a 2% progression in December at 10,155 sales, the Venezuelan car market is down 9% in 2010 at 125,202 registrations. Thanks to the last generation that just launched in the country, the Chevrolet Aveo is now back on top of the models ranking with 1,201 sales in December and 14,756 over the full year (11.8%).

The Chevrolet Optra finishes close 2nd at 14,328 sales (11.4%), the Ford Fiesta closing the podium at 10,797 sales (8.6%). The Toyota Corolla is 4th just under 7,000 sales (5.6%) and the Chevrolet Spark old gen is 5th at 5,920 registrations and 4.7% of the market.

Full Year Top 20 Ranking: see below.

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World 2010: Toyota Hilux #1 in 28 countries

December 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Best Selling Cars now covers 154 countries around the world, so we can rank models by the number of times they appear #1 in any given country (more on the methodology below). This is exclusive to Best Selling Cars, you won’t find it anywhere else! Toyota places 4 models in the Top 5, showing how established the brand is all over the world.

The Toyota Hilux is the model that appears most often in #1: in 28 countries, including 21 in Africa. The Toyota Corolla follows: #1 in 18 countries, and the only one across the 5 continents: Europe (1 country), Asia (6), Africa (9), America (1) and Oceania (1).

Then come the Toyota Camry, VW Golf (both 8 countries) and Toyota Yaris/Vios (7). For the list of all 57 models that appear #1 and in which countries they do so, see below.

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Tajikistan 2010: Hafei minivans and Camry most popular

December 20, 2010 4 comments

Hafei minivan in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Tajikistan is at a crossroads of various civilisations and its car market reflect this, with Chinese, Russian, Iranian, Kazak and Uzbek influences.

Up to mid-2010, almost half of the cars in circulation in the capital city Dushanbe were Hafei and ChangAn Chinese minivans, introduced in 2006 when authorities prohibited larger microbuses from the city centre. However, these minivans were abruptly banned over safety concerns in April 2010 (for more details on this ban click here) and as a result must have dropped from the best-selling list.

The Toyota Camry could therefore be the best-selling vehicle in Tajikistan in 2010 (similarly to Kazakstan). Other very successful cars in the country are the Toyota Corolla and Chevrolet Optra, with the Honda CR-V and Russian-built Chevrolet Niva a notch lower.

Contrary to Azerbaijan and Armenia, the Lada 2105 has not managed to stay on top of the sales ranking after the independence from the Soviet Union. Some Iran Khodro Samands and Peugeot 405 Pars from Iran can also be seen, as well as a lot of old gen UzDaewoo Nexia from Uzbekistan.

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Venezuela November 2010: Optra takes the lead

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment

The Venezuelan car market is up 13% year-on-year with 11,382 registrations in November, and down 9% year-to-date at 115,047.

The Chevrolet Optra captures 17% of the market this month at 1,922 sales and takes the lead year-to-date with 13,876 units (12.1%), passing the Chevrolet Aveo which is in the middle of transitioning generations: only 368 sales in November (#11) and 13,556 year-to-date (11.8%).

The Ford Fiesta takes the 2nd spot at 9.6%, and the Renault Symbol comes in at #15.

Full Top 15 Ranking table below.

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