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Record Production of Vehicles in Romania

The Association of Automobile Manufacturers in Romania (ACAROM) announced on Monday, January 22, that the Automobile Dacia and Ford Otosan plants assembled a record number of vehicles in 2023.

According to ACAROM data, only in December 2023, 34,965 vehicles were assembled at the Dacia plant in Mioveni and Ford Otosan in Craiova. Of these, 22,117 units carried the Dacia brand and 12,848 Ford.

The December figures raised the total number of vehicles produced in 2023 in Romania to 513,050 units, representing a new record for the domestic auto industry.

Of the total number of cars assembled in Romania last year, 322,086 were Dacia, and the other 190,964 were Ford.

ACAROM officials mention that the production of 2023 was 0.7% higher than that of 2022, no less than 22% above 2021 and 17% above 2020. Even compared to 2019 – the unaffected year of the pandemic and the semiconductor crisis – there was an increase of 4.7%.

Given that, in 2024, new products will enter the assembly lines at both the Mioveni and Craiova plants – the third generation Duster in the case of Dacia and the facelift version of the Puma SUV in the case of Ford, in addition to the new Transit and Tourneo Courier whose assembly started at the end of 2023 – 2024 is expected to be a new record year for Romania’s car production.

And in the field of new car sales, 2023 was a year with a positive result, even if the market is far from a record. Last year, the report on new car registrations showed 144,611 units, up 11.81% from 2022.

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