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Uruguay October 2018: Suzuki (+45%) triumphs in market down 21.2%

Suzuki sales gain 45% year-on-year to reach 17.9% market share vs. 10.8% YTD.

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The Uruguayan new car market plunges another 21.2% year-on-year in October to 3.449 registrations, pulling the year-to-date volume down 17.4% to 35.825 units. Suzuki braves the adverse conditions to surge 45% year-on-year and remain the best-selling carmaker in the country for the 2nd month running at 17.9% share vs. 10.8% so far this year where it snaps the #4 spot overall off Chevrolet (-73%). Volkswagen (-25%) rallies back up two spots on September to #2 overall, managing to remain in the YTD lead at 13.6%, holding off the Renault assault with the French manufacturer gaining 21% in October to end the race only 111 sales behind Volkswagen in the YTD order. Toyota (+100%) and Peugeot (+17%) also shine in the remainder of the Top 10, whereas Hyundai (-59%), Fiat (-43%) and Citroen (-27%) implode but Nissan (-16%) resists slightly better. Further down, Great Wall (+18%) becomes the best-selling Chinese carmaker, with Mitsubishi (+111%), Changhe (+100%), Chana (+15%), Jeep (+14%), JAC (+12%) and Kia (+8%) also managing rare gains. All-in-all, Chinese manufacturers freefall 45% year-on-year to just 7.6% share, in line with the 7.5% they command YTD (-43%).

Previous month: Uruguay September 2018: Toyota, Suzuki, Renault shine, market at -22%

One year ago: Uruguay October 2017: Volkswagen back on top in market up 14.8%

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