The two car manufacturers in Romania, Automobile Dacia and Ford Otosan, produced a record number of cars in 2023: 513,050 units (small commercial vehicles included), 0.7% more compared to 2022 and a more significant 17% above 2021.

New models set to be launched in 2024 indicate the output would further rise, romania-insider.com reported.

Of the total volume in 2023, the Dacia plant produced 322,086 vehicles, up 2.5%, and Ford Otosan Craiova 190,964 vehicles, down 2% compared to 2022.

In December, 34,965 cars were made in Romania, Profit.ro reported. Of these, 22,117 units were produced in Mioveni and 12,848 in Craiova.

Last fall, Ford Otosan Romania officially started production of the new Courier range in Craiova, 15 months after the joint venture company between Ford Motor Company and the Koc group officially took over the local factory.

Management of the company then announced that in 2024, the new electric Puma will be launched, and the Courier will also have an electric version.

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