Romania sets new record in car production. In 2022, the country reached 509,465 units produced, according to the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM).
Regarding car production in Romania, it’s not only DACIA, the flagship of this industry in the country, but also FORD. The American producer contributes significantly to the new record.
Precisely, DACIA produced 314,228 units and Ford 195,237. The total number of cars produced in Romania in 2022 exceeds by 21% the record reached in 2021 (420,755 vehicles), by 16.3% that of 2020 (438,107 units), and by 3.9% the one in 2019 (490,412 vehicles). It could signify that the car manufacturing industry is recovering after the last two pandemic years.
DACIA remains one of the best car brands in Europe by sales volumes. In July last year, Dacia announced it was the only European brand among the top 20 automakers on the continent whose sales rose in the first half of the year globally. Dacia sold 277,885 units in the first half of the year, an increase of 5.9% over the same period last year. The business claims that this result can be attributed to the popularity of the new Spring models (20 thousand units) and Jogger, which were introduced in the previous year, as well as the success of the Sandero (112 thousand units, +1.8%) and Duster (99 thousand units, +5.5%) (21,700 units).
In December 2021, FORD announced it had exceeded 1 million units produced in Romania in Craiova. The factory is now under FORD Otosan’s management.