Monday, March 27

Car patenting grew 11.5% in 2021

“It is time to look forward, being positive and hopeful that we are going to 2022 with a growth of a minimum of 5% to be able to exceed 400,000 vehicles“, estimated for the future.

The manager warns that “once again the critical point will be in production due to a lack of chips, due to a very worrying issue such as Covid and the restriction on imports due to lack of dollars.”

“In order to have the vehicles that Argentines need, we continue to work together all the links in our value chain, in a very broad table in which the national government authorities also participate,” he added.

In the accumulated of 2021, Toyota led the market with a share of 20.7%. The podium was completed by Volkswagen and Fiat, with market shares of 15.6% and 14.2%, respectively.

Of these three brands, Toyota and Fiat posted annual growth of 68.6% and 33.7%. In contrast, Volkswagen had a slight decline of 0.5%. Among the leading firms, the increases in Mercedes Benz, Nissan and Peugeot also stood out. Regarding the models, the Fiat Cronos was the most patented, followed by the Toyota Hilux and the Volkswagen Amarok.

At the same time, with respect to the types of patented utilities, the medium-large pickups were widely highlighted, which accounted for 66.1% of the market.