New Car Sales in Croatia in Jan-March 2022 Down 7.2%

By 5 April 2022
New Car Sales in Croatia in Jan-March 2022 Down 7.2%

ZAGREB, 5 April 2022 - A total of 9,763 new passenger cars were sold in Croatia in the first three months of 2022, down by 7.2% from the same period in 2021 when 10,519 cars had been sold, according to data from the Promocija Plus market research agency.

The best-selling car brand was Škoda, with 1,068 cars sold and a 10.9% share in total sales. It was followed by Volkswagen (918 cars, 9.4% share), Kia (838 cars, 8.5% share), Toyota (642 cars, 6.6% share), and Hyundai (635 cars, 6.6%).

In March alone, 3,882 new vehicles were sold, a decrease of 6.8% compared with March 2021. Last month, the most popular car model was the Hyundai Tucson, with 125 units sold. It was followed by the Opel Mokka (121), the Kia XCeed (113) and the Dacia Sandero (107).

More than half of the vehicles sold -- 4,987 or 51.1% -- were fuelled by petrol. The number of diesel cars continued to fall rapidly, with 1,920 units sold, or 19.7% of total sales, while the number of hybrid vehicles sold increased to 2,231, accounting for 22.9% of total sales. 375 of the cars sold were powered by natural gas (3.8%) and 250 were electric cars (2.6%).