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Sep 09, 2021

According to the Brazilian dealer association Federacao Nacional da Distribuicao de Veiculos Automotores (Fenabrave), combined sales of 172,796 new passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and buses in August 2021 represented a decrease of 1.5% from July, and a decrease of 5.8% compared to August 2020.
Vehicle sales in August consisted of 119,813 passenger cars; 38,701 commercial vehicles; 12,658 trucks; and 1,624 buses.
Among passenger vehicle sales manufacturers in August, Fiat sold 21,160 units (17.7% share), VW sold 20,811 units (17.4%), Hyundai sold 14,167 units (11.8%), Jeep sold 13,551 units (11.3%), Toyota sold 13,062 units (10.9%), Honda sold 8,074 units (6.7%), Renault sold 6,711 units (5.6%).
Among light commercial vehicle sales in August, Fiat sold 17,880 vehicles (46.2% share), GM sold 4,832 vehicles (12.5%), Toyota sold 4,364 units (11.3%), VW sold 2,472 units (6.4%), Ford sold 2,182 vehicles (5.6%), Renault sold 1,779 vehicles (4.6%), and Nissan sold 1,161 vehicles (3.0%).
The Fiat Argo was the best-selling passenger vehicle in August with 7,711 sales, followed by the Fiat Mobi with 7,538 sales, Jeep Compass with 6,819 sales, Hyundai HB20 with 6,795 sales, Jeep Renegade with 6,710 sales, and VW T-Cross with 6,698 sales.
The Fiat Strada was the best-selling LCV in August with 9,111 sales, followed by the Fiat Toro with 6,685 sales, Chevrolet S10 with 4,798 sales, Toyota Hilux with 4,363 sales, and Ford Ranger with 2,180 sales.
Fenabrave release

Sep 09, 2021

On August 6, the Associacao Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veiculos Automores (ANFAVEA) announced that Brazilian vehicle sales (including trucks and buses) in August 2021 of 172,784 units represented a decrease of 5.8% from August, 2020.
Vehicle sales in August consisted of 119,828 passenger cars; 38,729 light commercial vehicles; 12,951 trucks; and 1,276 buses.
Among passenger vehicle manufacturers, FCA sold 34,715 units (29.0% share), VW sold 20,808 units (17.4%), Hyundai sold 13,813 units (11.5%), Toyota sold 13,112 units (10.9%), and Honda sold 8,074 units (6.7%).
Among light commercial vehicle manufacturers, FCA sold 17,925 vehicles (46.3% share), GM sold 4,832 vehicles (12.5%), Toyota sold 4,364 vehicles (11.3%), VW sold 2,472 units (6.4%), and Ford sold 2,185 units (5.6%).
The Federacao Nacional da Distribuicao de Veiculos Automotores announced passenger vehicle sales rankings by model for the month. The Fiat Argo was the best-selling passenger vehicle in August with 7,711 sales, followed by the Fiat Mobi with 7,538 sales, Jeep Compass with 6,819 sales, Hyundai HB20 with 6,795 sales, Jeep Renegade with 6,710 sales, and VW T-Cross with 6,698 sales.
The Fiat Strada was the best-selling LCV in August with 9,111 sales, followed by the Fiat Toro with 6,685 sales, Chevrolet S10 with 4,798 sales, Toyota Hilux with 4,363 sales, and Ford Ranger with 2,180 sales.
In ANFAVEA's sales report by fuel type, sales of flexible-fuel vehicles were down 17.6% y/y to 122,227 units (77.1% share), diesel vehicles were up 53.0% from a year ago with 27,105 units (17.1%), gasoline vehicles decreased 9.0% to 5,352 units (3.4%), and hybrid and electric vehicles increased 99.3% to 3,873 units (2.4%).
ANFAVEA release
Fenabrave release

Sep 02, 2021

Bridgestone Argentina announced that it will add a new production shift at its plant in the Buenos Aires town of Llavallol, for which it will hire 230 new employees, as the company seeks to break its export record, after reaching one million units in 2019. Bridgestone Argentina will increase its staff by 20% to increase its productive capacity to satisfy demand in the truck, car and agricultural sectors. The Bridgestone Argentina factory supplies a range of tires to its subsidiaries in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. Bridgestone is the official tire supplier for all pickups manufactured in Argentina, including the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok and Renault Alaskan. Bridgestone Argentina (BSAR) is a business unit of the Latin America South region and subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations Latin America, based in Nashville, Tennessee. (multiple sources on August 25, 2021)

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