While the first months of isolation were particularly difficult for the domestic auto industry, the sector managed to look up. According to data published by the National Federation of Merchants, Fenalco, in collaboration with the National Association of Businessmen of Colombia, Andi, car sales are steadily rising, approaching last year’s levels.
It is enough to compare the very poor data for April (217 units sold), May (8,920) and June (11,961) with the October (20,858), but especially those of November (22,330) that the difference to 2019 monthly sales is starting to drop below two digits, with a difference of just 6.7%.
A great achievement when you consider that the industry has hit these figures not including the Bogota International Motor Show, which took place from November 4 to 16 and that according to historical tradition, it tends to double its sales this month compared to last year’s sales, as we remember that this is a biennial event.
However, while forecasts show continued recovery, the industry still cannot be trusted. After all, the 161,537 units sold so far this year still pale in comparison to the 232,659 units registered for the same period last year. The challenge is even greater when we consider that more than 30,000 vehicles were sold in December last year.
However, the industry remains optimistic and the best-selling vehicle list shows clear trend towards vehicles manufactured in Colombiawhich are more pocket friendly. In this sense, we present below the top ten best-selling cars in Colombia in 2020:
1. Chevrolet Onix (7571 units)
2. Renault Duster (7 275 pieces)
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)
8. Chevrolet Beat (4,557)
9. Mazda CX-30 (4,381)
10. Mazda 2 (3,747)
The overall 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)
5. Chevrolet Onix (841)
6. Renault Stepway (762)
7. Renault Sandero (642)
8. Chevrolet Beat (579)
9. Kia Picanto (525)
10. Volkswagen Gol (473)
Other data from the Andi and Fenalco report showed that the five brands preferred by Colombians so far in 2020 These are Renault (34 938), Chevrolet (28 605), Mazda (13 447), Nissan (12 337) and Kia (10 873).
Additionally, it was shown that the preferred segments within the country These are cars with 72,126 units sold, followed by SUVs with 56,518. Behind them are the pick-ups from 11219 and trucks from 6666.
It finally shows it the public transport and freight sectors are also slowly recovering. In Colombia, 6,112 trucks, 2,933 taxis, 2,164 buses, 672 vans and 448 minibuses were sold this year.
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