07/30/2021 7:49 PM
Updated 07/30/2021 7:49 PM
Association of Automotive Dealers
(ACARA) reported that
zero kilometer vehicles
were patented in July
, which represents a rise of
July of last year.
In this way, in the accumulated seven months of the year,
more than in the same period of 2020.
"The July numbers reflect that the market is experiencing a noticeable increase in demand that has not been fully satisfied since the supply is restricted due to the shortage of vehicles," said the head of ACARA,
. Four of the five best-selling models last month were locally manufactured, in keeping with the government's policy of "stepping on" unit imports through
the Integrated Import Monitoring System
"The situation seems important to mention because it is already impacting the year-end forecasts, today we see a market close to
" added the businessman.
At the beginning of the year, ACARA itself had forecast sales of
for all of 2021.
"Anyway, we are going into an active second half of the year, the exchange rate situation in recent weeks has made people go out and buy because they know that it
is a good time to buy a vehicle
and take advantage of the opportunities that are generated by
the gap. existing, "
It should be noted that the list price of vehicles (both finished units and auto parts for their manufacture) is established from the official dollar.
So when the gap between different dollars shoots up, more buyers appear willing to sell their dollars on the parallel market to buy a unit.
"Beyond these issues, we continue to work from the value chain with national authorities on substantive measures that allow greater predictability in a strategic sector such as the automotive industry in which we employ more than 75,000 people," he concluded. Salome.
The best-selling models in July, once again, were led by the Fiat Cronos, the Toyota Hilux, the Volkswagen Gol Trend, the Ford Ranger and the Peugeot 208. Except for the Gol, the other models are locally made.