|Chevrolet's best selling car in Venezuela for 2014|
Nearly 500,000 vehicles were registered in 2007 but then the collapse started. In 2012 there was a slight increase, but the 23,700 sales in 2014 make for sorry reading. Apparently the oil producing nation is in financial trouble. Importers struggle to get dollars to pay for what they import, so cannot get enough parts to make the cars. Strict rules about not letting workers go means that car assemblers have all their workers turn up even when there is little to do.
GM has been top for so long, and Ford is a perennial number two. Toyota was always 3rd but has slipped back, presumably as it cannot make enough cars. Civetchi makes Chinese vehicles at a plant there. All in all a sorry state of affairs that has made buying a car all but impossible. The government blames the car makers for the problem.
Data source: CAVENEZ.