August 2005 was the best sales month in the last eight years, according to Econometría S.A, the statistics firm appointed by the Colombian Automotive Committee. The 12,486 units sold increased 26.2% year on year.

After Renault finally announced the Logan's price (the '€5,000 car is the equivament of €11,230 here), Chevrolet launched their Daewoo-based Aveo, undercuttinh the French newcomer at €10,483 equivalent). The Logan's price is due largely to the country's VAT (25%) and the fact the local assembler can take advantage of the 35% tariff applied to competing imported cars - Chevrolet brings the Aveo in from Venezuela.

Other car constructors had launches too: Peugeot showed off the 407 and Hyundai the new Sonata 2.4.

August also saw the arrival of new SUVs led by the face-lifted Subaru Forester with its new engine (2.5 turbo, 230 HP). DaimlerChrysler presented four new models: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee Renegade and Cherokee Sport; and the Mercedes-Benz ML350. Nissan launched the Pathfinder.

August 2005 was the best sales month in the last eight years, according to Econometría S.A, the statistics firm appointed by the Colombian Automotive Committee. The 12,486 units sold increased 26.2% year on year.

After Renault finally announced the Logan's price (the '€5,000 car is the equivament of €11,230 here), Chevrolet launched their Daewoo-based Aveo, undercuttinh the French newcomer at €10,483 equivalent). The Logan's price is due largely to the country's VAT (25%) and the fact the local assembler can take advantage of the 35% tariff applied to competing imported cars - Chevrolet brings the Aveo in from Venezuela.

Other car constructors had launches too: Peugeot showed off the 407 and Hyundai the new Sonata 2.4.

August also saw the arrival of new SUVs led by the face-lifted Subaru Forester with its new engine (2.5 turbo, 230 HP). DaimlerChrysler presented four new models: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Cherokee Renegade and Cherokee Sport; and the Mercedes-Benz ML350. Nissan launched the Pathfinder.

Juan Vargas