By Jerom Bolt
Car production in Romania is affected by the pandemic crisis and the intermittent supply of semiconductors, a special feature worldwide. These problems have determined the two car factories in Romania, Dacia Pitesti and Ford Craiova, to stop production several times in 2021.
As a result, car production reached a volume of 436,413 units last year, down 0.38% from 2020, according to data from the Romanian Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACAROM), published on Thursday.
Compared to the peak year, 2019, when the production of cars in Romania was 490,412 units, in 2021 almost 54,000 fewer cars left the gates of the two plants.
In 2020, the production of cars in Romania was 438,107 units.
According to ACAROM, of the 436,413 cars produced nationally in 2021, 257,405 were Dacia and 179,008 were Ford.
At the level of December 2021, 40,803 cars were produced locally, down by almost 13% compared to November, when 46,773 cars were registered.
Of the total reported in December, 23,421 units were produced at the Dacia plant, and 17,382 units at the Ford plant in Craiova.
This week, the Dacia Duster Extreme, a SUV in a new version with better equipment, appeared on the Polish market.
The daily Dziennik.pl has words of praise. Among other things, a specialized commentary states: “Duster Extreme, in a gray color that resembles the paints in the Porsche or Audi palette, looks more expensive than it really is. In addition, it is distinguished by orange grill inserts, side mirror housings, ceiling rails and tailgate. New 17-inch black alloy wheels with Goodyear tires have been added to the new version. “
By Jerom Bolt