Auto sales fall 8.5% in Mexico during November
Mexican auto dealers sold 141,434 cars and light trucks during November, an 8.5% decrease compared to the same month of 2016. From January through November, 1,371,600 were sold in the country, which represents a 2.8% fall compared to the same 11-month period of last year, revealed the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA).
Nissan, the best-selling brand in Mexico, saw its sales fall 12.9% to 33,246 units, keeping a leading 24% market share. From January through November sales of the Japanese automaker totaled 329,522 vehicles, which represents a 6.8% drop compared to the same 11-month period from a year ago. Nissan sales do not include those of its premium brand Infiniti.
General Motors, with a 16.7% market share, posted sales of 25,281 units in November and year-to-date deliveries of 228,797 vehicles, representing declines of 22.3% and 14.1% respectively. GM sales include those of its Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands.
Volkswagen, third best-selling automaker with a 15.4% market share, totaled sales of 20,246 units in November and year-to-date sales of 211,281 vehicles, down 8% and 5.6% respectively. VW sales figures include those of the VW, Audi, Porsche and SEAT brands.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Toyota are now practically tied in the fourth position with a 6.7% market share each. FCA sold 8,488 vehicles in November, representing a 18.6% decline, while sales of Toyota totaled 9,406 units, also a decline of 11.6%. Year-to-date sales of FCA totaled 91,258 vehicles, up 1.8%. Meanwhile sales of Toyota through November totaled 92,055 units, representing a 2.2% increase.
Also tied in the fifth position are Honda and Kia with a 5.7% market share each. Honda sold 8,006 units in November, down 6.6%. Year-to-date sales for the Japanese automaker totaled 78,621 vehicles, up 2.0%. Meanwhile, Kia’s sales boosted 43.1% in November to 7,815 vehicles. Year-to-date sales of the Korean brand totaled 78,633 units, a skyrocketing 51% increase.