Age of the Vehicle Fleet in Central America

In December 2016, 20% of the vehicles circulating in the countries of the region were between 1 and 5 years old, and 19% between 6 and 10 years old.

Data from the report "Vehicle Fleet in Central America 2016" compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData shows the different characteristics of the vehicles circulating in Central American countries.

At least half of the total vehicles circulating in December 2016 corresponded to units that are thirteen years old or less. Another 25% corresponded to vehicles from the years 1996 to 2004.   

The composition of the Central American vehicle fleet by brands, records that Toyota accounts for 19% of the total, followed by Honda, Nissan, Suzuki and Hyundai. These last four brands together make up 26% of the total fleet.  

Of the total number of vehicles circulating in Central America in December 2016, 39% corresponded to automobiles, 32% to motorcycles and 19% to light-duty vehicles.  

Of the total number of cars in Central America, 23% corresponds to the Toyota brand, followed by Hyundai and Nissan, which together account for 20% of all cars. 

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