Although the first months of isolation were very difficult for the national auto industry, the sector has managed to revive. According to data published by the National Federation of Merchants, Fenalco, in collaboration with the National Association of Colombian Employers, Andi, car sales continued to grow near last year’s levels.
This is enough to compare the very poor numbers for April (217 units sold), May (8,920) and June (11,961), compared to October (20,858), but especially in November (22,330) that the variation with respect to 2019 monthly sales started to fall below double digits, by only 6.7% difference.
A tremendous achievement if you also take into account that the industry is reaching that number excluding the Bogotá International Motor Show, which is scheduled for November 4 to 16 and that according to historical tradition, the month’s sales are likely to be double those of the previous year, because we remember that this is a biennial event.
However, and despite the prospect of showing a constant resurgence, the industry still cannot be trusted. Moreover, the 161,537 units sold so far this year continued to decline compared to 232,659 registered during the same period last year. The challenge will be even greater if we take into account the more than 30,000 vehicles sold last December.
However, the industry maintains an optimistic face, while the list of bestselling vehicles shows a a clear trend towards vehicles manufactured in Colombia, which tends to be 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)
8. Chevrolet Beat (4,557)
9. Mazda CX-30 (4,381)
10. Mazda 2 (3,747)
The general list shows many similarities to the November rankings, which are organized as follows:
1. Renault Kwid (1,164)
2. Renault Duster (1,073)
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 shows that the five brands have been favored by Colombians so far in 2020 They are Renault (34,938), Chevrolet (28,605), Mazda (13,447), Nissan (12,337) and Kia (10,873)..
Moreover, it is evident that the preferred segment is in the national territory They are Cars, with 72,126 units sold, followed by SUVs with 56,518. Behind is a pick-up with 11,219 and a truck with 6,666.
Finally, it shows it the public transport and freight sectors have also slowly revived. In Colombia this year 6,112 trucks, 2,933 taxis, 2,164 buses, 672 vans and 448 minibuses have been sold.
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