Brazilian vehicle sales up 1.9% in July, production up 17.9% [ Brazil ]
The Associacao Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veiculos Automotores (ANFAVEA) announced that Brazilian new vehicle sales (including trucks and buses) in July increased 1.9% year-over-year (y/y) to 184,815 units.
Among by maker sales of passenger vehicles, General Motors saw an increase of 13.4% to 29,403 units. Fiat Chrysler’s sales increased 1.6% to 22,344 units. VW’s sales increased 3.6% to 17,710 units. For light commercial vehicles, FCA’s sales decreased 15.5% to 9,804 units, VW’s sales increased 14.5% to 5,043 units. GM's sales increased 12.0% to 4,093 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 15,234 units. The Hyundai HB20 was number 2 with 9,312 units, followed by the Ford KA with 7,248 units. For LCVs, the Fiat Toro took the top spot with sales of 5,028 units, followed by the VW Saveiro with 3,811 units, and the Fiat Strada was number 3 with 3,526 units.
In ANFAVEA’s sales report by fuel type, sales of flexible-fuel vehicles increased 1.2% y/y to 157,115 units (market share of 87.8%), diesel vehicles was up 17.5% from a year ago with 16,046 units (market share of 9.0%), gasoline vehicles declined 7.0% to 5,609 units (market share of 3.1%), and hybrid and electric vehicles jumped 458.3% to 268 units.
As for July production figures (excluding CKD production), units produced increased 17.9% to 224,763 units. Exports in July increased 42.5% to 65,722 units.