Brazilian vehicle sales up 17.8% in August, production up 45.7%

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The Associacao Nacional dos Fabricantes de Veiculos Automotores (ANFAVEA) announced that Brazilian new vehicle sales (including trucks and buses) in August increased 17.8% year-over-year (y/y) to 216,534 units.
Among by maker sales of passenger vehicles, General Motors saw an increase of 31.7% to 34,309 units. Fiat Chrysler’s sales increased 21.5% to 27,156 units. VW’s sales increased 46.3% to 20,972 units. For light commercial vehicles, FCA’s sales decreased 6.5% to 11,004 units, VW’s sales increased 21.7% to 5,270 units. GM's sales decreased 15.1% to 3,984 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 18,513 units. The Hyundai HB20 was number 2 with 10,377 units, followed by the Ford KA with 7,631 units. For LCVs, the Fiat Strada took the top spot with sales of 5,108 units, followed by the Fiat Toro with 4,793 units, and the VW Saveiro was number 3 with 4,085 units.
In ANFAVEA’s sales report by fuel type, sales of flexible-fuel vehicles increased 17.9% y/y to 186,474 units (market share of 88.7 %), diesel vehicles were up 19.2% from a year ago with 16,295 units (market share of 7.8%), gasoline vehicles increase 5.0% to 6,746 units (market share of 3.2%), and hybrid and electric vehicles jumped 962.7% to 627 units.

As for August production figures (excluding CKD production), units produced increased 45.7% to 260,349 units. Exports in August increased 61.7% to 66,582 units.


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