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According to the latest report prepared by the Association of Automotive Dealers of the Argentine Republic (Acara), Last month, 43,256 0km vehicles were patented in the country, which represents a year-on-year drop of 13.01%, since in January 2021 49,727 units had been registered.

But nevertheless, If the comparison is made against December, there was an increase of 144.14%, since 17,718 units were patented that month.

The owner of the Acara, Ricardo Salomé, commented: “The year began with a good pace of sales. But if we had had more units, the figure would have been considerably higher. We continue to be very concerned about the lack of a complete offer, about the global problems of microchips and logistics, to which are added the local restrictions to access foreign currency for imports, fundamentally in high-volume products. In any case, we are optimistic, and although it is still very early to know, we are excited that the 400,000 vehicles estimated for 2022 are only a floor for this 2021″.

In that framework, the five best-selling vehicles were these:

The Fiat Cronos
The Fiat Cronos Marco Andres Tamolonis

1. Fiat Cronos. The small sedan manufactured in Córdoba, which led the sales of the year in 2021, started this 2022 with everything: it shipped 6,076 units. It is offered in three trims and seven trim levels (Attractive; Drive GSE Connectivity Pack and GSE Pack S-Design, and Precision 5MT, Precision Pack Style, Precision Pack Premium and Precision AT6). The first three have the 1.3 L gasoline engine with 99 hp and 13 kgm and a 5-speed manual transmission, while the rest have the 1.8 L gasoline engine with 130 hp and 18.6 kgm and a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Suggested retail prices range from $2,171,900 to $2,933,600.

The Peugeot 208
The Peugeot 208

2. Peugeot 208. The small global model of the lion that is produced in El Palomar managed to reach the second step of the podium after having patented 3,216 cars. It is marketed in four versions (Like, Active, Allure and Feline) and seven trim levels. And there are two engines available: 1.2 L 3-cylinder that delivers 82 hp and 118 Nm and a 5-speed manual transmission (only the Like) or 1.6 L 4-cylinder, 115 hp and 150 Nm, with the possibility of choosing between a manual gearbox 5-speed or 6-speed Tiptronic automatic (all others). Suggested retail prices range from $2,447,500 to $3,314,500.

The Toyota Hilux
The Toyota Hilux

3. Toyota Hilux. Until some time ago the leader in sales, continues the year in second place with good sales volumes. In the month it patented 2,265 units and so far this year it has already shipped 22,938. Manufactured in Zárate, there are 16 versions in which it is offered, with single or double cabin options; 2.8 L turbodiesel engines with 177 hp and 420 Nm or 2.4 L with 150 hp and 400 Nm; 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions, and 4×2 or 4×4 drive. There are also special sports-style versions (the GR Sport). List prices start at $3,703,000 (4×2 CC DX 2.4 TDI MT6, chassis version) and go up to $7,817,000 (4×4 DC SRX 2.8 TDI AT6, full double cab).

The Volkswagen Amarok
The Volkswagen Amarok

4. Volkswagen Amarok. The cottage of VW also remains firm in the first places after dispatching 2090 units. This pickup manufactured at the General Pacheco plant is marketed in 13 versions, with single or double cabin options and three mechanical variants: with a 2.0 L turbocharged diesel engine with 140 hp and 34.7 kgm and a 6-speed manual gearbox and single or double traction; 2.0 L turbodiesel impeller with 180 hp and 40.8 or 42.8 kgm of torque and a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission and 4×4, and the also 3.0 L turbodiesel V6 with 258 hp and 59.1 kgm, automatic transmission with 8 relationships and 4×4 drive. Prices range from $4,479,300 (DC Trendline 4×2 140 hp) to $8,796,500 (Black Style V6 4×4 AT 258 hp).

The Toyota Etios
The Toyota Etios

5. Toyota Etios. It had been several months since the small car of the Japanese brand had not entered the top five sales. And it did so with a very good performance, since in the first month of the year it delivered 1,769 units. Produced in Brazil, it is sold here in two silhouettes (hatchback and sedan), and seven versions: Hatchback X MT, XLS Pack MT and XLS Pack AT; Sedan X MT, XLS Pack 6 MT and XLS Pack AT, and the recently launched Aibo 6 MT. All are equipped with the 1.5 L 4-cylinder gasoline engine that delivers 103 hp and 14 kgm and 6-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearboxes. Values ​​range from $2,059,000 (Hatchback X MT) to $2,595,000 (XLS Pack AT Sedan) .


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