Colombian vehicle importers and distributors sold 6,094 new cars in October, the second consecutive month this year that the 6,000 mark was reached, writes Juan Carlos Vargas. Month-on-month sales grew 3.3 percent. General Motors sold over 1,900 units for a market share of 31.2 percent. Next came Renault with 1,192 units (19.6 percent), Mazda (668; 11.0 percent), Daewoo (503; 8.3 percent) and Hyundai (420 units; 6.9 percent).

The year-to-date 2001 table shows the same brand order: GM again leads with 16,811 units and 32 percent followed by Renault (9,064; 17.2 percent), Mazda (6,093; 11.6 percent), Daewoo (5,214; 9.9 percent), and Hyundai (3,784; 6.9 percent).

Total sales for the first 10 months of 2001 reached 52,546, 3.3 percent more than in the same period of 2000. Comparing this year with last, the fastest-growing segment was taxis, up 12.6 percent from 6,803 in 2000 to 7,663 in 2001. SUVs performed worst, down 19.9 percent from 5,849 in 2000 to 4,395 this year.


Colombia automotive market

October2001

Brand OCT Year %
CHEVROLET 1901 16811 32.0
RENAULT 1192 9064 17.2
MAZDA 668 6093 11.6
DAEWOO 503 5214 9.9
HYUNDAI 420 3784 7.2
TOYOTA 227 1731 3.3
MITSUBISHI 142 1318 2.5
FORD 155 1194 2.3
KIA 108 776 1.5
MERCEDES BENZ 59 501 1.0
PEUGEOT 44 394 0.7
HONDA 29 374 0.7
DAIHATSU 25 312 0.6
CHRYSLER 7 255 0.5
HINO 24 123 0.2
AUDI 11 85 0.2
BMW 12 74 0.1
SUBARU 6 48 0.1
IVECO 3 22 0.0
LAND ROVER 0 15 0.0
TATA 2 11 0.0
SAMSUNG 1 4 0.0
TRANSMILENIO* 31 363 0.7
OTHERS 524 3980 7.6
TOTAL SECTOR 6,094 52,546 100.0
Source: Econometría S.A

* Includes Volvo and Mercedes Benz articulated buses.

 

 



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