Brazilian vehicle sales down 3.7% in April, production up 11.4%

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The Associacao Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veiculos Automotores (ANFAVEA) announced that Brazilian new vehicle sales (including trucks and buses) in April decreased 3.7% year-over-year (y/y) to 156,894 units.

Among by maker sales of passenger vehicles, General Motors saw an increase of 3.6% to 23,887 units. Fiat Chrysler’s sales decreased 2.0% to 17,784 units. VW’s sales decreased 12.0% to 15,225 units. For light commercial vehicles, FCA’s sales decreased 28.3% to 7,571 units, VW’s sales decreased 10.8% to 3,575 units. GM's sales increased 1.6% to 2,820 units.

The Federacao Nacional da Distribuicao de Veiculos Automotores announced passenger vehicle sales rankings by model for the month. The GM Onix took the top spot with sales of 12,689 units. The Hyundai HB20 was number 2 with 7,934 units, followed by the Ford KA with 6,650 units. For LCVs, the Fiat Toro took the top spot with sales of 3,470 units, followed by the Fiat Strada with 3,122 units, and the VW Saveiro was number 3 with 2,895 units.

In ANFAVEA’s sales report by fuel type, sales of flexible-fuel vehicles decreased 3.0% y/y to 134,571 units (market share of 88.2%), diesel vehicles was flat from a year ago with 12,809 units (market share of 8.4%), gasoline vehicles declined 16.8% to 5,082 units (market share of 3.3%), and hybrid and electric vehicles jumped 28.5% to 176 units.

As for April production figures (excluding CKD production), units produced increased 11.4% to 191,069 units. Exports in April increased 48.1% to 58,753 units.


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