Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico will end the year with the marketing of more than 1.5 million vehicles, 3.3 percent less than reported in the same period of 2016, says the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA).
This is the first decrease in the industry since the economic crisis of 2009. However, despite the decrease in sales, 10 models in particular dominated the Mexican market, accounting for 39 percent of the total number of vehicles sold in the country between January and November 2017.
Of the more than 200 vehicle choices offered throughout the country, here are the top 10 best selling vehicles in Mexico for 2017.
First place was scooped by the Nissan Versa, with 83,346 units sold, representing around 6.1 percent of the total number of vehicles sold in Mexico. Mayra González, president and CEO of Nissan Mexicana, said that this model is very important in the company’s portfolio and that it is also produced at its Civac plant located in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
The second most sold vehicle in Mexico in 2017 was the NP300 truck, also known as Estaquitas of the same Japanese brand. Nearly 67,000 of these vehicles were purchased around the country during the year. It is the most sold unit in the segment of work trucks or pickups.
In third place is the Chevrolet Aveo, belonging to General Motors, of which 59,453 cars were sold. Although they renewed Mexico’s best-selling subcompact model adding two airbags and three-point seat belts, the car is still very unsafe, according to the new vehicle evaluation program for Latin America and the Caribbean LatinNCAP.
The fourth best-selling model in Mexico is the Volkswagen Vento with the commercialization of 57,441 cars with the Nissan March coming in a distant fifth with 48,836 cars purchased in Mexico in the first eleven months of the year.
The remaining positions are sixth with the Volkswagen Jetta with 41,654 units sold, the Nissan Sentra with 38,731 and the Chevrolet Spark with 32,772. The Honda CR-V also made the list with 24,198 (the only SUV among the best sellers) and the Nissan Tsuru with 23,156.