According to the numbers reported by the Mexican Association of Automotive Distributors (AMDA) in its interim report from June, sales of compact vehicles increased by 2.1 percent compared to the figures from June 2016, as did sales for multi-purpose vehicles, which grew by 7.9 percent during that month.
In contrast, sales of heavy trucks decreased significantly compared to last year. In 2016, 159 cars were bought in June, whereas this year only 113 units were purchased. This represented a 28.9 percent decrease. Another dip was also detected in the sports vehicles segment, which went under by a 21.6 percent.
In the period between January and May 2017, there were 422,529 vehicles sold through financing, which represented an increase of 9.4 percent with respect to 2016 and an overall result of 36,252 units more. The industry shows continuous signs of growth as 2017 figures are 45 percent above those recorded in 2007.
Imports of used cars between January and May 2017 totalled 44,596 units, which is close to 7.2 percent of the overall sales of new vehicles. Imports decreased by 40.9 percent compared to the same period in 2016, representing 30,802 units less.
According to AMDA’s report, the top 10 cars sold during the first half of 2017 in Mexico were:
Top Model Brand amount % of the market
1 VERSA Nissan 43,927 5.9%
2 NP300 Nissan 38,716 5.2%
3 AVEO GM 35,218 4.7%
4 VENTO VW 32,339 4.4%
5 SPARK GM 29,899 4.0%
6 MARCH Nissan 27,157 3.7%
7 NUEVO JETTA VW 24,458 3.3%
8 SENTRA 2.0 Nissan 20,233 2.7%
9 TSURU Nissan 17,051 2.3%
10 CR-V Honda 14,415 1.9%
The data used in this article was sourced from AMDA.