Cuba New Car Price List

A new Hyundai Accent from 2011 can be purchased for 45,000 CUC (approx. 51,500 USD)
A used Hyundai Accent from 2011 can be purchased for 45,000 CUC (approx. 51,500 USD)

HAVANA TIMES — New car sales begin today in Cuba after a half century of restrictions on the internal market. The CIMEX corporation automotive division posted some initial prices,

The amounts sharply contrast with the average monthly salaries on the island of around US $20. Nonetheless, Cubans with wealthy family members abroad or other alternative income sources are candidates for purchases.

Café Fuerte reports that the lists of some of the autos for cash sale at the state dealerships “has created alarm among potential buyers and the general population.”

Upon announcing the opening of new car sales on the island, the government said the profits derived from the purchases would go to improving the highly deficient public transportation.

The following is an initial list of prices:

Auto Transport Division of the CIMEX Corporation

PEUGEOT Agency

PRICES OF AVAILABLE NEW CARS FOR SALE IN CUC
(1.00 US Dollar = 0.87 CUC)

PEUGEOT EXPERT TEPEE 2013 …212,940.00
PEUGEOT 4008 2013 ………………….239,250.00
PANEL PEUGEOT PARTNER TEPEE 2013…. 145,612.50
PEUGEOT 206+ 2013 …………….. 91,113.00
PEUGEOT 301 2013 ……………… 108,084.00
PEUGEOT 301 2013 ……………… 109,684.00
PEUGEOT 301 2013 ……………… 109,699.00
PEUGEOT 5008 2013 …………….. 232,193.50
PEUGEOT 508 2013 ……………… 263,185.50

PEUGEOT Agency

PRICES OF NEW VEHCILES OF OTHER YEARS AVAILABLE FOR SALE (Prices in CUC)

GEELY CK T/A 2010 …………….. 26,550.00
GEELY CK T/M 2009 …………….. 25,950.00
GEELY FC 2009 ………………… 37,500.00
GEELY MK 2009 ………………… 30,000.00
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/A 2011 ……….. 45,000.00
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/A 2009-2010 …… 37,500.00
HYUNDAI ATOS 2009 …………….. 21,450.00
HYUNDAI 110 T/A 2009 ………….. 29,250.00
HYUNDAI 110 T/A 2009 ………….. 31,500.00
HYUNDAI 110 T/M 2009 ………….. 25,000.00
HYUNDAI 110 T/M 2009 ………….. 28,500.00
KIA RIO 2011 …………………. 42,000.00
SEAT ALTEA 2008 ………………. 45,000.00
VW JETTA 2010 ………………… 51,000.00

USED VEHICLES FOR SALE (CUC) 

MICROBUS HYUNDAI TQ12 2009-2010 … 110,000.00
JEEP HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2009-2010 … 90,000.00
JEEP SUZUKI JIMNY 2008 ………… 69,195.00
JEEP SUZUKI JIMNY 2008 ………… 30,000.00
AUDI A4 2000 …………………. 45,000.00
BMW SMOD 1997 ………………… 14,457.60
CITROEN C3 2008 ………………. 46,025.10
CITROEN SAXO 2003 …………….. 26,431.65
CHANA-ALSV ALSVANA 2010 ……….. 31,950.00
DAIHATSU GRAND MOVE 2000 ………. 22,000.00
FIAT PUNTO 2008 ………………. 28,950.00
FIAT UNO 2002 ………………… 18,000.00
GEELY CK 2010 ………………… 26,149.95
GEELY CK 2010 ………………… 26,150.10
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/M 2007 ……….. 35,000.00
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/A 2011 ……….. 45,000.00
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/A 2009-2010 …… 37,500.00
HYUNDAI ACCENT T/M 2011 ……….. 45,000.00
HYUNDAI ATOS 2007-2009 ………… 21,450.00
HYUNDAI AZERA 2009 ……………. 75,000.00
HYUNDAI GETZ 2009 …………….. 32,250.00
HYUNDAI SONATA 2009-2010 ………. 60,000.00
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 38,285.40
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 40,854.60
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 41,486.40
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 37,189.80
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 37,782.45
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 35,000.00
KIA PICANTO 2008 ……………… 28,000.00
KIA PICANTO 2011 ……………… 42,000.00
KIA PICANTO 2009 ……………… 35,000.00
MERCEDES BENZ 2006 ……………. 60,000.00
MITSUBISHI LANCER 1997 ………… 20,000.00
PEUGEOT 406 1999 ……………… 28,000.00
PEUGEOT 106 2003 ……………… 16,222.95
PEUGEOT 206 2008 ……………… 85,227.60
PEUGEOT 206 2004 ……………… 30,000.00
PEUGEOT 407 2004 ……………… 30,000.00
PEUGEOT PARTNER 2008 ………….. 25,600.00
RENAULT CLIO 2005 …………….. 25,000.00
RENAULT SM3 2008 ……………… 46,116.30
RENAULT SM3 2008 ……………… 30,000.00
RENAULT SM3 2008 ……………… 31,500.00
RENAULT SM7 2008 ……………… 90,000.00
SEAT ALTEA 2008 ………………. 45,000.00
SEAT CORDOVA 2008 …………….. 31,500.00
TOYOTA COROLA 2006 ……………. 39,224.80
TOYOTA YARIS 2003 …………….. 25,000.00
TOYOTA YARIS 2002 …………….. 25,000.00
VW JETTA 2010 ………………… 51,000.00
VW PASSAT 2008 ……………….. 54,000.00
VW PASSAT 2010 ……………….. 67,500.00
VW POLO 2007 …………………. 25,000.00
VW POLO 2007 …………………. 25,000.00

Source: Café Fuerte

Cover photo by Don Thureau

  • Moses Patterson

    Wow! I just did a Kelley Blue book search on my wife’s car, a 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in fair condition with 96K miles in the SF Bay area. This represents a reasonably used car. The price was $8K. On this list the same car sells for 60,000 CUC ($69K). That’s a 870% mark-up! The Castros make used car salesmen in the US look like amateurs!

    • John Goodrich

      Moses,
      Fidel retired from participation in running the country some 6-7 years ago .
      He’s not really functioning in any capacity that would be useful in government now.
      Don’t you feel at all silly being the only one suggesting that he’s running the country ?

      • Moses Patterson

        When I use the term ” the Castros”, it is intended in the biblical sense. That is to say the current demonic cabal running the country. Come on sport, keep up!

        • Imformed Comsent

          I’m sure that fool keeps his finger in the pie!

      • Informed Consent

        You don’t think a megalomaniac who has ruled by decree fo over 50 years doesn’t have his finger in the pie, you nuts

        • rodrigvm

          He does not…

          • Moses Patterson

            Fidel may no longer have the power to say “yes” to policy changes, but you can bet the Beast from Biran can say “no”.

  • Chicho

    A PEUGEOT 508 of 2013 for $302,512.07 (1.00 US Dollar = 0.87 CUC) WTF? With that kind of money you can buy a brand new Ferrari, Bentley or any other exotic car.

    • fezfernandez

      By definition it is $1USD == $1CUC.

      • Informed Consent

        It’s the exchange rate. Where do you think Cubans get the money to buy a car? And where do you think the money goes.

        • Fez Fernandez

          Cubans are getting the money from people like me who I send my mom and brothers money every 15 days.

          • Moses Patterson

            Judging from you outstanding English grammar, I doubt that you are earning enough money to send your family $303K for a new Peugot 508. On the other hand, do you work with Medicare?

          • Fez Fernandez

            What does my grammar has to do with my purchasing power?

            Are you insinuating that even when english is your mother tongue and that you pretend to know more about Cuba that Cubans themselves, your limited cognitive levels restrain you from overcoming grammar mistakes by those who are not fluent or advanced in english (like me) making you misinterpret what I wrote? Geez, sorry but I didn’t say I my family was going to buy any of those overpriced cars, neither that I as a developer had a miserable income. Typical american that went to Cuba to buy “love”. Please don’t take it personal hehe.

            My family in Cuba does not need a new car, they already have private transportation (Lada and a polki but they are still running haha) What do you mean by Medicare, it says it’s some medical coverage from the USA. You should know better than me, sorry.

          • Moses Patterson

            Typically, well-educated
            Cuban-Americans speak and write English well. This usually correlates to higher incomes in the US. Drug dealers notwithstanding (hehe). I understood your
            comments just fine, even with my ‘limited cognitive levels’. If you live in Miami, you should remember the
            recent scandal involving a criminal ring of Cubans, Medicare, and lots of money
            which ended up in Cuban banks?

          • Informed Concent

            Absolutely. And when you convert that dollar into a worthless (outside of Cuba) CUC where do you think that dollar ends up?

          • Fez Fernandez

            Hey show some respect to my CUC, they cost us a lot. Hahaha, we are in the same page, this thread is pointless my friend.

      • Moses Patterson

        Fidel imposed a 10% penalty on the exchange of USD to CUC. There is also a 3% commission. Hence 1 usd to .87 cuc. Obviously, you have never been to Cuba!

        • Fez Fernandez

          Hahha I am Cuban. And if you are going to apply the 10% penalty when buying CUC using USD, it must be $1.12USD ==$1CUC.

          Fk you gonna undervalue my CUC.

          • Moses Patterson

            In that case you should know this. Besides, when you go to the CADECA, you give them a fixed number of USD genious. Then they give you the number of CUC generated by those dollars and the moneda to complete the transaction. Your CUC? You mean that Cuban money that is worthless outside the island and in three years will not exist anywhere? Nice.

          • Fez Fernandez

            Ohh I am sorry that you had to go through all the USD to CUC drama like all my family from Miami. That’s your problem, el banco nacional de Cuba says 1USD = 1CUC.

            Also… who in the world buys CUC in CADECAS? Foreigners and wealthy cubans, buy CUC in the street like everyone else. I am very positive you have not lived in Havana City at all.. Have a lovely new year.

          • Moses Patterson

            Wrong again. No thinking tourist buys CUC on the street. We definitely don’t go to the National Bank to exchange foreign money. What is your deal Fez? You maybe write like a Cuban but I think you work for the regime in Cuba trolling sites like HT. Miami Cubans don’t say “Havana City”.

          • Fez Fernandez

            Typically, assuming is tend to be a major mistake.

            Cuban-Americans, Drugs, Medicare, Miami, Cuban-Banks? What does any of that has to do with me? Sorry but I can’t follow up with all your subjective and baseless assumptions hehehe. I do really wish to read in your so important comments about my country, some sense.

          • Fez Fernandez

            I can assure you that most tourists buy CUC from their hotel’s exchange offices or from CADECAS (and naive ones from the Airport) as advised by their tour-operators and the cuban tourism ministry, hahaha. The CUC value is set by El Banco Nacional de Cuba, that’s the deal. Miami Cubans? What do they have to do with you or with me? Hahaha. Oh! Pardon me I didn’t know it was completely inappropriate to call La Ciudad de la Habana; Havana City in english… but since you know so much about Miami Cubans and English, I will consider your input but since it’s not incorrect, you are not cuban and I am not from Miami I will have to totally ignore it, hehehehe.

  • Informed Consent

    Holly crap! These prices make NO sense!

  • ronbobel777

    Cuba becoming a country relying on the wealth of exiles. The egalitarian dream is finished.

  • CUBALIBRE

    WOW… Was a little surprised to see these prices also, but not 100% what it takes to get these imported into Cuba… Assuming there is some extra costs :-)

  • rzhh

    I would like to offer old Raul a Porsche 911. He should tell me just the price to import the car.

  • rruuuyh

    They’re are crazy. All fokig comunista.car 2002 25000 dollars wuao.they need Kelley blue book.poor people .

  • Gordon Robinson

    A serious problem here – Si !!!
    Gordon Robinson
    abuc12@yahoo.ca

  • fezfernandez

    Hahaha, this is the worst Capitalist Country in the Planet, Cuba.

  • John Goodrich

    I think this points out the need for communally owned vehicles to be used as needed by the community.
    Most cars in the U.S. just sit in the driveway for 90% of the time anyway and a poor country trying for an egalitarian society needs to find ways other than what is used in wealthy countries where car ownership is possible for a far greater percentage of the population.
    Car ownership in Cuba OR ANY OTHER POOR DEVELOPING COUNTRY cannot be thought of in the same sense as in the very wealthy U.S. and we should be careful not to make that mistake.
    I live in a retirement community of about 175 homes and a communally- owned, as- needed car system operated much like ZIP cars in the Boston area would work just fine here .

    • Moses Patterson

      Once again, it is OBVIOUS that you don’t know nor hang out with Cubans. They want to have what we have. And why not? Why should they be limited to your kooky car-sharing idea? Tell you what. You go first. Let your neighbor have a set of your car keys and the two of you work out a schedule of use. The first time you need to use your car and it is not available or is out of gas or is dirty, tell me what you now think about this crazy idea of yours.

      • rodrigvm

        Because individual cars is not a possibility forever, oil is limited, contamination is at the higher level in centuries….yes we have cars here in gringoland and we spent hours sitting in our cars in the traffic jam. That is why we have radios so we can entertain ourselves while wer are stuck in traffic.

        • Moses Patterson

          Why assume cars will run on gasoline forever. The notion of shared cars is wacky.

          • rodrigvm

            They will run on gasoline at least for the next 50 years….while the US is exporting petroleum (yes it is) the alternative technologies will be kept at bay. This is a great idea milk money from foreigners and have a better public transportation system. In San Francisco and New York most people use it read the newspaper, chat rather than grumbling in a traffic jam.

          • Moses Patterson

            I live in San Francisco. I use my car. Most people who do use the BART or Muni do so because of a lack of PARKING, not because of fuel issues. Same issue in New York.

  • Deemy Flores

    well I think this crap is really stupid the highest price of the crappy car that they’re sealing is enough to buy a two lamborghini and probably more than that.Just think about it for a second and you will notice that what I’m saying …

  • emagicmtman

    How much would that ancient Chevy (or Pontiac?) in the 2013 HT photo contest go for (i.e. the one powered by 20 feet–rather than horsepower–under the hood? That would be the only auto most Cubans could afford. If only I could transport my 2007 Toyota Yaris (160,000 mi.) to Cuba, then I’d be able to go green and get enough to purchase at least two Toyota Preii (Priuses? Priusii? Oh well, I’d like to order one Prius…and by the way, let me order another one, too!)

  • Michael

    LOL… I bought a bicycle for a kid in Habana one year and it was $150 for a piece of Chinese junk (though he was happy) Though these car prices are totally insane…

  • emagicmtman

    According to the above list, a 2002 or 2003 Yaris is listed at $25,000 CUC’s. Unfortunately, during those years Toyota’s low-end model was not the Yaris, but the Echo (and before that, the Tercel). So it looks like they are trying to sell a non-existent car and a no-go price! But perhaps two negatives make a positive.

    • Rob

      Just for your info, In Europe and many other parts of the world we did not have any Echos and Tercels, as in the US and Canada, but for decades we have had only Yarises!!!

    • Rob

      just for the info, in Europe and many other countries in the world we did not have any Echos and Tercels, like in the US and Canada, only Yarises for at least two decades

  • Gtmunyan

    The Cuban government seems to live in terror that the people just might become happy with the fruits of capitalism so they make the fruit too expensive to buy, but announce to the world that the fruit store is open.You can’t be a little pregnant and a nation can’t be a little capitalist. You are or you are not, “Communist” China now has 300 million living in a middle class with their growing demands for rights and property protection. Cuba remain a repressive police state enjoyed by the few or surrender to the real world.