Latin America. Best selling cars ranking in the 2019

Latin America best selling cars

Latin America best selling cars in 2019 was still dominated by the Chevrolet Onix – improving 8.1% from the previous year – followed by the Ford KA and the Toyota Hilux. Impressive performance scored by the Renault Kwid, up 5 spots from last year.

Economic Environment

Regional inflation ended 2019 at a six-month high of 7.9% (November: 7.4%). Lackluster economic conditions have largely kept inflation in check in most countries of the region. The stark exceptions remain Argentina and Venezuela, while core inflation has proved sticky in Mexico. Inflationary pressures are seen subsiding further this year on modest activity growth.

Most of the region’s currencies appreciated against the U.S. dollar in recent weeks, supported by optimism over the “phase one” U.S.-China trade deal signed in mid-January. Meanwhile, Brazil’s real lost ground on weak economic data as did the Chilean peso on continued caution after last year’s protests. Currencies are seen weakening this year, albeit less so than in 2019.

After a subdued 2019, regional growth is projected to gain some pace this year on stronger activity in heavyweights Mexico and, especially, Brazil. Rising domestic demand will underpin the overall expansion, helped by supportive monetary policy and improving sentiment.

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 in 2019, reported that regional leadership unchanged from the previous with the Chevrolet Onix leader for the fourth year in a string with 276.822 sales (+8.1%) with a wide 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.

The Ford Ka held the second place with 172.195 units (-3.7%). 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 the third place, the Toyota Hilux – up 1 spot – with 130.727 (-3.1%) ahead of the Nissan Versa with 128.011 (-6.5%) and the Volkswagen Gol with 118.608 sales (-8.3%).

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Rank 2019Rank 2018ModelSales 20192019 VarDecember SalesDecember var
11Chevrolet Onix276.8228,1%24.0905,9%
22Ford KA172.195-3,7%14.8345,3%
34Toyota Hilux130.727-3,1%10.521-17,5%
43Nissan Versa128.011-6,5%14.13910,3%
55Volkswagen Gol118.608-8,3%10.8470,0%
611Renault Kwid116.22825,3%11.47420,6%
76Hyundai HB20103.115-3,6%7.747-15,4%
89Volkswagen Polo93.220-6,3%8.6958,8%
912Nissan Kicks92.4671,0%9.09211,8%
108Renault Sandero91.670-12,0%9.97024,3%
117Chevrolet Prisma91.450-14,3%3.638-59,8%
1210Toyota Corolla89.611-3,6%10.09634,0%
1314Fiat Argo87.8664,1%8.78690,6%
1417Chevrolet Beat87.45312,7%10.4748,5%
1518Fiat Strada82.2728,0%6.8716,7%
1624Jeep Renegade82.19427,7%6.8171,5%
1730Toyota Yaris80.55942,0%5.271-25,8%
1813Chevrolet Aveo79.137-12,9%8.357-24,8%
1925Hyundai Creta75.48218,0%8.53835,1%
2019Honda HR-V73.9614,7%7.44538,5%
2116Nissan NP30073.807-5,9%6.974-3,4%
2223Fiat Toro72.67112,2%7.04712,1%
2315Nissan March70.276-14,3%6.021-23,4%
2421Jeep Compass69.1950,8%6.47926,6%
2526Kia Rio67.4235,6%5.9523,7%
2620Fiat Mobi64.628-6,2%5.22320,5%
2722Ford Ecosport59.408-10,0%5.313-7,7%
2834Volkswagen Virtus58.34423,6%5.65123,4%
2928Renault Duster57.545-7,3%6.17310,7%
3027Volkswagen Saveiro56.446-9,4%4.648-8,6%
3132Ford Ranger52.7144,1%5.79622,3%
3229Volkswagen Vento49.318-15,0%4.934-5,7%
3333Kia Sportage47.453-6,2%3.730-9,7%
3431Renault Logan47.016-10,6%5.15829,8%
35volkswagen T-Cross43.6797.931
3638Renault Captur42.121-5,0%3.143-37,3%
3741Volkswagen Jetta41.274-0,8%4.00015,9%
3862Toyota RAV441.14738,1%4.35171,8%
3939Chevrolet S1040.528-8,6%4.32711,6%
4036Volkswagen Amarok40.491-10,0%3.8453,0%
4144Honda Civic40.2300,8%3.746-4,0%
4267Toyota Yaris sedan40.11555,7%3.842-2,0%
4345Volkswagen Fox/CrossFox38.487-2,0%3.424-1,3%
4442Volkswagen Voyage37.982-8,7%4.48733,7%
4547Chevrolet Spark37.551-1,9%3.34263,8%
4640Fiat Cronos35.128-18,7%3.953-3,2%
4757Hyundai HB20S34.8938,5%3.42326,0%
4865Volkswagen Tiguan34.28132,2%3.29127,7%
5051Suzuki Swift33.886-1,9%3.104-8,8%