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Get to know the ten cheapest SUV vehicles in the Ecuadorian market in this 2022 | Reports | News

The era of sedan-type cars is coming to an end as the best-selling type of new vehicle in Ecuador.

SUV cars (sports utility vehicleaccording to its acronym in English, or ‘sports utility vehicle’, in Spanish) are part of the best-selling segment as of 2020, the year the pandemic began.

In 2020 they were sold 32,791 SUV vehicles, while a total of 28,543 sedan-type cars were marketed, according to data from the Association of Automotive Companies of Ecuador (Aeade). In 2019 it was the opposite: they took to the streets 54,192 sedans and 45,266 SUVs.

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During 2021, the trend continued, with the sale of 50,254 SUVs and 35,081 sedans. What continues between January and May of this year, with 25,232 SUVs and 14,119 sedans.

It is a growing gap between the SUV and sedan segments, says Manuel Murtinho, manager of the Ecuadorian Automotive Association (AEA).

The SUV car sales grew 53% in 2021 compared to 2020while output of sedans rose 23% in that same period.

The commercialization of the former is increasing at a higher rate, a trend that continues this year with an increase in sales of the number of SUVs of 46% between January and May 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.

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The change is due to the entry into the Ecuadorian market of cheaper SUVs from brands whose origin is China, Europe (France and Italy) and Japan, with values ​​that are equal to the cheapest cars. So ultimately the consumer ends up choosing an SUV that has more space and cargo capacity and is taller, says Murtinho. “They have very good prices and are very popular in the country because of their height, they also have a much larger trunk capacity. By having more space you can carry more luggage and being tall, it does not stay in the floods”.

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The cheapest SUV on the market, according to a list sent to this newspaper by Aeade, is the KWID ZEN, from the French manufacturer Renault, which is sold at $14,345.

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The prices of each of the SUVs placed on this list are referential, indicates the Aeade.

The brands of these models identify these cars as SUVs and the union entity also includes them as such.

Most of those who enter the top ten of the cheapest SUVs are from China.

“The Chinese are bringing these cheaper SUVs and they have liked them a lot,” says Murtinho. “Cars are being used more by workers in the taxi sector.”

The Sport Utility Vehicle represented 42.1% of total vehicle sales in the country during 2021four points more than in 2020. Sedan-type cars reached 29.4%, followed by vans (17.2%), trucks (8.2%), vans (2.8%) and buses (0.3%).

The Aeade indicates in its latest sales report that the five most purchased SUV car models between January and May of this year are Chevrolet Captiva (1,743), Jetour X70 (1,606), Tiggo 2 Chery (1,577), G01 Shineray (1,303) and Duster Renault (1,189). Together they represent 29% of the 25,232 SUVs sold during the first five months of 2022.

The continuous reduction each year of the vehicles that arrive from the European Union (EU) also influences the downward prices of SUVs, he adds. “There are a lot of police lying on the tracks, in the streets. They are low speeds on the highways that are extremely high at some points, so the sedans have to pass sideways to avoid rubbing and scraping, the SUV passes them without problems,” says Murtinho.

List of the most economical SUV cars on the market*

*The photographs and prices of each of the vehicles determined by the Association of Automotive Companies of Ecuador (Aeade) are referential

1.- KWID ZEN RENAULT: $14,345

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With air conditioning, 1.0 engine, 5-speed manual + reverse, 4X2, 14-inch steel wheels and manual transmission.

two.- JAC COMFORT S2: $16,500

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With air conditioning, 1.5 engine, 5 speeds, 4X2, front and rear discs, wheels with aluminum rings and manual transmission.

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3.- TIGGO 2 COMFORT CHERY: $16,990

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With air conditioning, 5-speed manual, front and rear suspension, electric windows and manual transmission.

4.- M4 COMFORT GREAT WALL: $17,490

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105 HP, 16-valve, 4-cylinder, 1.5cc, five-speed, twin airbag front and manual transmission.

5.- CS15 ELITE CHANGAN: $17,990

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With air conditioning, 1.5 engine, five speeds, 4X2, wheels with aluminum rings, rear fog light and manual transmission.

6.- Q25 CHANGE: $18,590

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Pilot and copilot front airbags, ABS brake system with 4-wheel discs, reverse camera and electronic air conditioning.

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7.- RENAULT ZEN DUSTER: $18,995

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Front and rear electric windows, 1.6 engine, five speeds + reverse and manual transmission.

8.- ARGO TREKKING FIAT: $19,199

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With air conditioning, 1.3 engine, five speeds, 4X2 and manual transmission.

9.- ROOT MT TOYOTA: $19,990

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5-speed manual transmission, 1.2-liter engine, generates 87 horsepower with 113 Nm of torque.

10.- G01 SHINERAY: $19,990

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1.5 Turbo 16-valve VVT ​​engine, ABS, EBD, BA braking system, accompanied by double airbags and air conditioning.

10.- X35 ELITE BAIC: $19,990

Photo: TAKEN FROM THE INTERNET

With air conditioning, 1.5 engine, five speeds, 4X2 and manual transmission. (YO)

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