New Car Sales Up 1.9% in January Year-on-Year

By 7 February 2022

7 February 2022 -This January, 2,971 new passenger vehicles were sold in Croatia, up 1.9% or 56 more vehicles than in January 2021 when 2,915 were sold, the Promocija Plus market research agency said on Monday.

Škoda sold the most passenger vehicles in January, selling 365 vehicles, which accounted for 12.3% of all sales.

Volkswagen ranked second with 347 new cars sold, a share of 11.7%, and Kia was third with 224 cars sold, a share of 7.5%.

The Škoda Octavia was the best selling model in January with 185 sold cars, followed by the Dacia Duster with 114 cars sold. 

This year's first figures indicated that more buyers are opting for hybrid vehicles as against diesel fuel cars. In January 1,477 or 49.7% of the vehicles sold were petrol cars while only 659 or 22.2% were diesel cars and 584 people bought a hybrid car which is a solid share of 19.7%.

Car buyers purchased 142 natural gas-run cars (4.8%) while 109 or 3.7% of new car owners opted for an all-electric vehicle, Promocija Plus reported.