Mexican consumers still may be uneasy about the economy, but that didn't stop them from buying record numbers of cars and light trucks again in August.
There was an average of 5,152 light vehicles sold on each of 26 selling days in August, driving the month-end tally to a record 133,963 units. That was 19.7% higher than prior-year’s 4,306-vehicle daily average on volume of a then-record 111,952 units.
It also bested by 5.7% the 4,876 LVs sold on each of 27 selling days in July, when buyers took home a total of 131,671 cars and light trucks.
Although well short December 2015’s record 160,538 LVs, the 133,963 units sold last month still ranked fifth-best for any month in history, right behind the 139,704 light vehicles delivered in December 2006. The all-time high was reached in December 2915, when 160,538 vehicles sold.