Although the first months of isolation were especially tough for the national auto industry, the sector has nevertheless emerged. According to data published by the National Federation of Merchants, Fenalco, in conjunction with the National Association of Businessmen of Colombia, Andi, car sales have increased gradually and are approaching last year’s levels.
Suffice it to compare the very poor figures for April (217 units sold), May (8,920) and June (11,961) with those of October (20,858), but especially that of November (22,330) that the variation in monthly sales for 2019 is starting to fall below double digits, with a difference of only 6.7%.
A great achievement if you also take into account that the industry achieves these figures Not including the Bogotá International Motor Show, which was scheduled for November 4 to 16 and that, by historical tradition, it tends to double the sales of said month compared to those of the previous year, as we remember that it is a biennial event.
But while the outlook shows constant reactivation, the industry still cannot be trusted. Indeed, the 161,537 units sold so far this year continue to pale against the 232,659 registered up to the same period last year. The challenge is compounded when we consider that more than 30,000 vehicles were sold last December.
However, the industry has an optimistic face, while the list of best-selling vehicles has one clear trend towards vehicles produced in Colombia, which are usually more pocket-friendly. In this sense, we present below the ten best-selling cars in Colombia so far in 2020:
1. Chevrolet Onix (7571 units)
2. Renault Duster (7,275 units)
3. Renault Kwid (6.301)
4. Renault Stepway (5,594)
5. Renault Logan (5,560)
6. Renault Sandero (5,152)
7. Kia Picanto (4,629)
Chevrolet Beat (4,557)
9. Mazda CX-30 (4,381)
10. Mazda 2 (3,747)
The general list is very similar to the November ranking, which is organized as follows:
1. Renault Kwid (1,164)
2. Renault Duster (1073)
3.Renault Logan (967)
4. Mazda CX-30 (907)
Chevrolet Onix (841)
6. Renault Stepway (762)
7.Renault Sandero (642)
Chevrolet Beat (579)
9. Kia Picanto (525)
10. Volkswagen Gol (473)
Other data from Andi and Fenalco report showed that the five brands were preferred by Colombians so far in 2020 They are Renault (34,938), Chevrolet (28,605), Mazda (13,447), Nissan (12,337) and Kia (10,873).
In addition, it is shown that the preferred segments are in the national territory those are Automobiles, with 72,126 sold, followed by SUVs with 56,518. Behind it are the pick-ups with 11,219 and the trucks with 6,666.
Finally it shows that the public transport and freight transport sector is also slowly reviving. In Colombia, 6,112 trucks, 2,933 taxis, 2,164 buses, 672 vans and 448 minibuses were sold this year.
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