JAC Motors, the Chinese automaker represented in Brazil by businessman Sergio Habib, was one of the importers who suffered the most from the protectionist measures imposed by the Brazilian government in late 2011. JAC’s monthly sales, which were around 3,000 units before the announcement of the measures, fell to 1,500 for the month of February… a hefty 50% correction. Since then, the company closed 3 dealerships in São Paulo and 14 showrooms. In March, sales showed a slight recovery and reached 2,000 cars. JAC’s representatives deny that the closing of three of its dealerships is related to the drop in sales and claim that the number of resellers has actually increased since the end of last year.

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