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Mexican new car sales are up a solid 9% year-on-year in 2012 to reach 987,747 registrations, and the best annual figure since 2008. If in 2011 the VW Clasico and Nissan Tsuru were in charge, this year it’s a complete change of guard atop the Mexican models ranking: #1 each month of the year the Chevrolet Aveo brilliantly takes control with 66,099 sales and 6.7%, up a huge 79% on 2011. It is followed by the Nissan Versa, up 127% and 7 spots to 47,506 units and 4,8% for its first full year in market. The Clasico (-22%) and Tsuru (-38%) are relegated to #3 and #4 respectively.
The other models that shine in 2012 are the Nissan March up 33% to #7, the Honda CR-V up 139% to #9 thanks to the new generation, the Chevrolet Spark up 47% to #10 and the Seat Ibiza up to #12. Brand-wise, Nissan holds onto its pole position and behaves exactly like the market, up 9% to 244,962 sales and 24.8% share, making Mexico once again the only country in the world where Nissan is #1. General Motors and Volkswagen stay #2 and #3 while Chrysler passes Ford to rank #4. Honda is up 52% at #7 and Fiat up 95% at #17.
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Full Year 2012 Top 13 models and Top 30 All-brands Ranking Tables below.