Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador are driving the sales in Latin america: The brands and more models sold

The strong growth recorded in some markets in the region is driving growth in the markets of Latin America in the first quarter already reached 7.1%. The 25 brands and more models sold in Latin america in this 2018.

During the first months of this 2018 have been to various markets in Latin America that have high enrolments compared to the previous year. According to the data disseminated by JATO Dynamics, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Ecuador are the main countries that have driven sales in the region during the first four months of the year as they reach the 1.39 million units delivered to new owners, taking into consideration the nine major markets in the region.

During the first quarter, sales have increased by 7.1%, a figure which represents 91.500 additional vehicles compared to the same period of the previous year. One of the keys to this growth is related to the improvement in the conditions in the brazilian market, which recorded a growth of 14.8%. Argentina is another market that has registered a remarkable growth during the past few months, peaking during April, the best historical record.

But also other markets of lesser volume, such as Ecuador and Chile have registered a strong rise in enrolments. Chile had its best month of march since 2011, while Ecuador recorded during the first quarter of the year record numbers. As a counterpart sales in Colombia recede, while in Mexico sales also continue to fall month-to-month.

as for the manufacturers, is the Renault-Nissan alliance which continues to lead the regional market, thanks to the strong presence of its brands in various Latin american countries, especially in Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico. The second set is for Chevrolet, while Volkswagen complete the podium of the brands that sell more in the region.


  1. Chevrolet 203.541
  2. Volkswagen 164.570
  3. Nissan 128.803
  4. Toyota 122.308
  5. Ford 110.292
  6. Renault 100.590
  7. Fiat 97.624
  8. Hyundai 80.464
  9. Honda 63.684
  10. Kia 51.940
  11. Peugeot 36.358
  12. Jeep 33.013
  13. Mazda 24.228
  14. Suzuki 18.531
  15. Mitsubishi 16.370
  16. Citro├źn 16.276
  17. Mercedes 13.551
  18. BMW 11.024
  19. Audi 7.955
  20. Dodge 7.268
  21. RAM 6.909
  22. Chery 6.114
  23. SEAT 6.048
  24. JAC to 4,850
  25. Great Wall 4.727

segment, subcompact continue to be more models chosen in the region, but like what happens in other parts of the world, crossovers are those that manage to boost growth, with sales that have registered an increase of 25% during the first three months of the year. city cars have also gained participation thanks to the new launches recorded in several markets of the region.

With respect to the models, the Chevrolet Onix is the vehicle number one in the markets of Latin america, which can be explained due to its overwhelming success in the brazilian market, where it heads for months and captures nothing less than the 75% of the sales that the model records in all of Latin america. Among the crossovers, the leader of the markets of Latin America is the Nissan Kicks.


  1. Chevrolet Onix 54.637
  2. Ford Ka/Figo 47.545
  3. Nissan Versa 31.771
  4. Volkswagen Gol 30.622
  5. Toyota Hilux 29.822
  6. Toyota Etios 28.706
  7. Chevrolet Prism 27.297
  8. Nissan Frontier 24.564
  9. Hyundai HB20 24.015
  10. Renault Sandero 23.514
  11. Chevrolet Spark/Beat 23.132
  12. Nissan Kicks 22.507
  13. Toyota Corolla 21.484
  14. Honda HR-V 21.411
  15. Nissan March 20.875
  16. Volkswagen Polo HB 20.728
  17. Renault Kwid 20.119
  18. Fiat Mobi 19.060
  19. Volkswagen Polo/Vento 17.813
  20. Fiat Argo 17.522
  21. Fiat Strada 17.451
  22. Chevrolet Aveo/Sonic 16.502
  23. Ford EcoSport 16.303
  24. Kia Rio 16.039
  25. Chevrolet Trax/Tracker 15.492

In the region the diesel does not enjoy much popularity, and the petrol engines are the most demanded, although due to the high volume of sales on the brazilian market the ethanol recorded figures very interesting, although always restricted to that country. The hybrid and electric do not have good reception in Latin america, mainly due to the lack of infrastructure for refills and the little momentum that the governments are giving respect to the reduction of taxes in order to achieve an increase in sales.