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On January 17 we met car sales data for the first half of the year 2011, and unfortunately they show a clear downward trend with a decrease of 38% compared to the same period of the previous season. In addition, visits to dealers have also fallen considerably and now only receive on average a visitor a day, shows the little current predisposition to buy a vehicle. The main reason for this spectacular fall, leaving aside the context of today’s economic crisis, is the Elimination of the Plan E, whereby the Government also purchases of new cars. Knowing the abolition of this aid, there were many who rushed to buy his new car at the end of 2010, which is affecting the start of this new course. Analyzing in detail the situation, perhaps a good solution would be to promote the purchase of second-hand cars.

At the moment, SEAT (sales leader in Spain in 2010) already been put hands to work with the redesign of its platform for sell second-hand cars, and try this way compensate for the lack of new car sales. With a wide range of used vehicles of little quilometraje and competitive prices, the Spanish brand sees a source of income to alleviate the poor sales of new cars in the growing market for second-hand cars. A priori it seems a good short term solution while not experiencing a recovery in the automotive sector, but it is clear that eventually manufacturers will only save is if they increase sales of new cars. Hopefully, we can say that it was only a scare and that sales grew progressively until the month that acceptable numbers of 2010 at the end of 2011.