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Peru’s new car sales jump 30 percent

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New car sales in Peru grew 30 percent between January and September 2012 to 139,387 units compared to 107.510 units sold in the same period last year, the Peruvian Association of Automotive Representatives (Araper) reported Monday.

Light vehicles sales (cars, station wagon, multi-purpose and SUV) represented 67 percent of total; light commercial vehicles (small bus, minibus, pick up, panel and furgon) represented 21 percent; heavy vehicles (trucks), 11 percent; and passenger busses, one percent.

The best selling vehicles between January and September were Toyota with 24,279 units (17.4 percent of total sales), followed by Hyundai with 19,214 (13.8 percent), Kia with 14,114 (10.1 percent) and Chevrolet with 12.398 (8.9 percent).

The total sales of light vehicles in September 2012 reached 68 percent of total with 10,665 units.

Commercial vehicles reached 20 percent to 3,060 units; heavy vehicles reached 11 percent with 1,800; and passenger buses, one percent with 163.

New car sales in Peru grew 30 percent between January and September 2012 to 139,387 units compared to 107.510 units sold in the same period last year, the Peruvian Association of Automotive Representatives (Araper) reported Monday.

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