Toyota Argentina announced it has reached 140,000 units manufactured in 2018 at its industrial center in Zarate, Buenos Aires Province, where it manufactures Hiilux and SW4 models. That means a new record for the brand, after 125,000 vehicles since 2017.
In contrast to most automakers, in May last year, the Japanese had increased the pace of production. He went to send one unit 90 seconds, that is, each one minute and a half The Hilux or SW4, pick-up and SUV being produced there leaves the assembly.
70% is exported to 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. In 2017, Toyota's exports represented it 41% of total exports from the Argentine automotive industry. The figures for 2018 will be known in the first days of January.
Despite the collapse of the market (in November -46%), 2018's good year for Toyota. Until last month, I had Hilux not only as a leader in the mid-range pickup segment, but also on the entire market (with 32,400 patented units), including cars.
In that total ranking, second is Etios, with 31,354 copies, followed by Ford Ka 29 432 units.
In Argentina Products manufactured in Zárate have prices that vary between 852,000 dollars and 1,796,000 dollars in the case of Hilux, and 1 296 000 dollars for SW4.