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Most cars are Japanese in the Dominican Republic

According to the Tax Agency (DGII) at the end of 2016, 71.5% vehicles in circulation in the Dominican Republic are imported from Japan. Toyota has 35.8% and Honda 16.5% market share, respectively. The other most popular brands are Nissan, Mitsubishi and Daihatsu. Volkswagen only had 2.5% market share, while Mercedes Benz has 1.6% of the market of vehicles registered in the country.

American models account for 7.2% of the vehicles in the country, while Korean models make up 8.7% of vehicles. The leading American brands are Chevrolet followed by Ford, Dodge and Chrysler. Bringing up the rear are Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Buick, Mercury, Cadillac, Lincoln, Jeep, Scion and Cherokee.

The European vehicles, are headed up by VW and Mercedes Benz followed by Peugeot, Skoda, BMW, Fiat, Audi, Porsche, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Austin, Rover, Bentley, Citroen, Ferrari, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lotus, Mini Cooper, Opel, Rolls Royce, Saab, Seat, Volvo and Yugo.

Hyundai vehicles have shown the largest increase in market share in recent years, followed by Kia, Daewoo, Pony and Ssang Yong.

Source: DR1, Elcaribe

July 11, 2017

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