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GUIA introduces 1st Puerto Rico auto industry report

GUIA reportThe United Automobile Importers Group (known as GUIA for its initials in Spanish), an organization that represents the Puerto Rico automotive industry, recently launched the “Puerto Rico Automotive Industry Report 2012-2013.”

This is the first time that the leading automotive industry companies on the island come together to distribute this key information and highlight its significance to the island’s economy.

This report is an initiative of the trade group whose members represent 96 percent of the total new vehicle sales in Puerto Rico: Bella Group, Chrysler group, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Hyundai de Puerto Rico, Motorambar, Mitsubishi Motor sales of the Caribbean, Suzuki del Caribe, and Toyota de Puerto Rico.

“GUIA is committed to the development of Puerto Rico’s automotive industry. To show our commitment, we have developed this report that includes all-important data related to our industry from its history, to its relevance to the Puerto Rican economy. We hope that this report is useful to researchers and all those interested in the topic,” said José Ordeix, GUIA president.

Some of the sections and key data included in this publication are: an auto industry overview featuring Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands statistics; a complete history of the Puerto Rico automotive industry in the past 112 years, including the first person to register a vehicle on the island; finance and insurance companies’ vital contribution to Puerto Rico’s auto industry; and profiles of GUIA member companies including history, operations, dealers, top executives, corporate social responsibility programs, among others.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

1 Comment

  1. Doris August 31, 2014

    Yo por poco pierdo mi vida en un Jeep nuevo 2009 en el 2011. El sitema de bolsa de aire no sirve; el seguro li vende en subasta-perdida total con evidente la falta del mecanismo y lo primero en venderse es el sistema de aire. (???).

    Se vendió el abogado, el seguro viendo el desperfecto lo vende y el junker vende el systema; luego Chrysler va al junker y dice que no lo examinaran. El seguro MAMPFRE, su ajustador me dice al preguntarle por que lo vendieron y me dice que ya ni era mio.

    El caso se desestima por no informales que no vendieran.


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