Germanyâ€™s orders of Dacia Logan and Sandero cars could grow this year to 50,000 models, up from 30,000, which was estimated initially. In 2008 Germans bought 25,000 Dacia cars.
The factor that makes this huge increase possible is the 2,500 euro bonus given by the German government, to people that give up their cars that are older than 9 years and get a new one instead. This measure was taken to help the auto industry in Germany, but the consequence was that a lot of people sold their old cars and got a Dacia Logan or a Sandero instead.
Apparently, people are more likely to use that 2,500 euro bonus to get a 7,500 euro car like Sandero, than spend another 30,000 euros to get a BMW. Go figure
Thanks to that bonus, Dacia Logan sales in Germany grew by 500% in February.
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