The automakers have better expectations for the coming months and an increase in sales is expected. How prices accompany the new period
The 0km sales closed 2020 with a drop of 25% Compared to the previous year, a result that was better than expected, as the collapse was expected to reach 40 percent.
The last months were the ones that brought a greater recovery to the sector, especially because many buyers took advantage of the difference between the price of cars that are quoted in the official dollar, with the possibility of selling their dollars at the blue exchange rate and buying them in pesos, making then a better business.
This trend, according to experts, will continue in 2021 and for dealers there will be a higher sales recovery, which would be enough to project a year with more than 400,000 patents compared to 342,000 in the period that ends.
In this context, we review the values of the 10 best-selling 0km models on the market, how much they increased between December and January and how much you have to pay for a new car in blue dollar terms.
According to the Association of Automotive Dealers of the Argentine Republic -ACARA- the 10 best-selling models of 2020 were three pick-ups, six passenger vehicles and an SUV. In all cases they increased in prices between December and January, and today to buy them you have to pay the following figures:
Toyota Hilux, the best-selling vehicle of 2020.
With 19,064 units it was, once again, the best-selling model on the market in 2020, surpassing all products in the passenger vehicle segment, which are more economical.
Recently renovated, since the restyling of the new generation arrived in November, it introduced very important changes in damping and suspension. In addition, it incorporated more power into the engine, going from 170 to 204 hp.
As for the price, the 4×2 double cab DX 2.4 TDI version, with 6-speed manual transmission, has a value of $ 2,529,200 at the beginning of the year, that is, about u $ s15,800 to the blue. In December, the value was 2,408,800, that is, its price increased almost 5 percent due to the change of the year.
Chevrolet Onix, the best-selling among passenger cars.
With 16,569 units patented in 2020, it was ranked second among the best sellers. In this way, it is the leader among passenger cars, since the first in the ranking is a pick up.
2021 also comes with a great novelty: the brand adds the RS version del Onix, which is a sportier range that will later be extended to other models of the house.
In terms of prices, the value of this vehicle went from $ 1,125,900 in December to $ 1,170,900 this year, that is, it increased by 4 percent. To the blue, currently you have to pay for this model about 7,300 Dollars.
Fiat Cronos, stayed on the podium of the best sellers in 2020.
With 16,558 units patented in the year, the Fiat model that is manufactured at the Córdoba plant, in Ferreyra, was ranked third in sales. It was one of the revelations of the year, since in addition to climbing to third place, on several occasions it was number one in sales.
As for news, it closed last year with a restyling of its first generation, the same one that in 2021 will adopt the Argo, its “brother” without a trunk.
The price of this model went from $ 1,211,800 to 1,273,700, that is, about $ 7,960 at the blue exchange rate. The increase in one month was 5 percent.
Volkswagen Gol Trend
Volkswagen Gol, the fourth best-selling of 2020.
The Volkswagen brand’s workhorse was once again one of the best sellers of 2020, with fourth place. Some 14,571 units were patented, and the current price is $ 1,157,958, that is, about $ 7,237 blue. In December, the value was 1,092,083 pesos.
Volkswagen Amarok, the second best-selling pickup of the year.
With 12,929 patents, it is another of the best-selling models in January, which in its DC Trendline 4X2 140 CV version has a value of $ 2,471,183, that is, $ 14,970. In December of last year it was 2,338,584, that is, about $ 14,600 blue. This difference in “greenback” occurs because this currency increased in recent days.
Ford Ranger, the third best-selling pickup of 2020.
With 11,341 units sold in 2020, it is another of the best-selling models of the year, the third in its pick-up category. The price of this vehicle for the Ranger XL Double Cabin 4×2 Diesel version is $ 2,628,000, but with a bonus of $ 100,000 it remains at 2,528,000 pesos.
This indicates that to the blue dollar the value is equivalent to US $ 15,800.
Peugeot 208 another of the best-selling cars.
With 10,488, the nationally manufactured model was positioned among one of the best-selling hatchbacks on the market, at a price of $ 1,457,900, that is, $ 9,110 at the blue exchange rate.
The new generation helped a lot to sales and for several months managed to stay with a good position among the best sellers.
Ford Ka, another of the leaders in sales.
With 10,217 patents in the year, it was another of the best-selling cars of 2020. The price of this model is $ 1,221,000, but with a bonus of $ 25,000 it remains $ 1,196,000, that is, $ 7,475 blue.
Toyota Etios, the best-selling car of the Japanese.
With 9,947 units patented in 2020, the smallest of the Japanese brand was ranked nine among the best-selling 0km of the year. The price is 1,075,000, that is, $ 6,718 to the blue.
It completes the top ten with 9,779 units sold in the year, with a price of $ 1,819,076.00, that is, $ 11,360 at the blue exchange rate. It is the only SUV to rank in the top ten, displacing the Ford Ecosport, which was historically one of the best sellers in its category.
Sales by brands
In addition to the best-selling models of the year, during 2020 several brands managed to position themselves as the leaders and sustained themselves despite the fact that the general outlook was not good for the automakers.
In this context, the top ten of the leading automakers are as follows:
By brands, the ranking is made up of the following:
- Volkswagen: 55,725
- Toyota: 43,617
- Renault: 42,843
- Fiat: 37.685
- Chevrolet: 35,288
- Ford: 32,017
- Peugeot: 21,968
- Nissan: 12,489
- Citroën: 11,506
- Jeep: 9,818
The president of ACARA, Ricardo Salomé, commented: “the 2020 started very bad and, through quarantine, in April and May we had practically all the country’s dealerships closed, but then we worked hard to recover and we achieved resume growth year-on-year in June that accompanied us to reach December with an acceptable level “.
“In addition, the appearance of the vaccine already has repercussions in favor of world economies and I have no doubts that the 2021 will be much better than this for the country and especially for our sector. We have a positive vision and I believe that if we have some stimulus we will be able to grow and reach a pre-pandemic level of activity, which would mean having a year close to 450,000 units and once again being one of the country’s growth engines, “he said.
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