In January 2022, the delayed regulation that requires all 0km cars sold in the country to carry stability control as standard equipment comes into force.
However, almost 60% of cars in Argentina do not have such technology, mostly the most popular and inexpensive.
Initially the measure was scheduled for January 2018. However, in the previous administration the automakers managed to postpone the application to 2022, in this way it would be in tune with the Brazil.
However, the neighboring country obtained a new extension for 2024. In Argentina, the implementation remains firm for the moment.
The vast majority of brands in the country will have to reconfigure their vehicle ranges because this difference in rules between countries will alter commercial exchanges.
If in Brazil they are not obliged to implement stability control, the Volkswagen Gol it cannot be sold in the country.
In a press conference, Pablo DI Si, president and CEO of Volkswagen, assured that the Goal, produced in Brazil, “It will be manufactured throughout 2022.” Although the sale will be exclusive to the neighboring country.
Stability control is a computerized technology used as active safety. The ESP it is responsible for selectively and individually braking some of the vehicle’s wheels and restricts the power of the engine to correct the vehicle when it is in risky situations to avoid skidding and loss of trajectory.
Of the brands found in the country, only two meet this requirement for their entire range, Ford and Toyota. The other companies (Chevrolet, Chery, Citroën, Fiat, Honda, Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen and BAIC) must modify their models or suspend their sale in the country.