Colombia 2016. Sales down 10%, Fiat down 84%

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Colombian Vehicles Sales 2016
Renault Sandero stepway 2016

Colombian Vehicles Sales 2016 fell down in double-digit for the 2nd consecutive year. Renault ranked 2nd, pushed up by Sandero, the new best-selling model while Jaguar was the best performer.

Market Outlook

In Q3 2016, the Colombian economy recorded its worst performance since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009. The latest monthly data sent mixed signals of the economy in Q4, which suggests that Colombia closed 2016 still in bad shape. FocusEconomics analysts expect the economy to grow 2.4% in 2017, which is down 0.1 percentage points from last month’s forecast.

Following the sharp decline posted in the 2015, the domestic vehicles market fell down again in double-digit during the 2016

According to data released by ANDI, the Colombian Associations of Car Manufacturers, in the year vehicles sales had been 252.577 sales (-10.8%).

Competitive Arena

Chevrolet was the leader with 60.089 units (-11.4%) ahead of Renault with 50.944 (+4.0%) and Kia with 26.297 (-7.3%).

Best performers had been ChangAn, Seat, Peugeot, Brilliance, Mazda, Hino and Subaru, while the best in absolute were  Jaguar and Iveco, improving 94.6% and 80.2%.

Fiat recorded the worst performance, falling 82.7%, followed by Hyundai, International, Kenworth, Great Wall, Chery, Dongfeng and Dodge.

For the first time since 2012, the Renault Sandero reached the first step of the podium with 18.961 units (+15.5%), moreover was the only one Renault to gain the annual pole position in Colombia in the past 30 years.

The Chevrolet Spark was second with 17.160 units (+118.5%) ahead of the Chevrolet Sail with 15.512 (-14.0%).

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for all Brands and top 10 Manufacturers Group.

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