Monday, 7 February 2022

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

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.

Monday, 7 September 2020

August Sees 24% Yearly Drop in New Car Sales

ZAGREB, September 7, 2020 - In August 2020, 2,599 new passenger cars were sold in Croatia, down 24% on the year, while 25,167 new vehicles have been sold this year so far, down 47% on 2019, the Promocija Plus market search agency said on Monday.

Volkswagen sold the most new vehicles in the first eight months of 2020 (3,919) and it holds 15.5% of the market. Skoda was second with 3,418 new vehicles sold and 13.5% of the market, while Renault came third with 2,350 sales and 9.3% of the market.

As for luxury cars, Audi sold 843 new vehicles in the first eight months of 2020, BMW sold 732, Mercedes 661, Porsche 100 and Tesla 21.

In the said period, petrol-fueled cars accounted for 56.8% of all sales, with 14,285 vehicles sold, followed by diesel cars with 8,921 sold, hybrids (1,474) , natural gas vehicles (330) and electric vehicles (157).


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Friday, 5 June 2020

New Car Sales Drop By 76% In May

ZAGREB, June 5, 2020 - A total of 2,173 new cars were sold in Croatia in May 2020, which is 76% fewer than in May 2019 when 9,149 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Promocija Plus market research agency.

In the first five months of this year, 13,286 new vehicles were sold, a decrease of 55.6% compared with the same period of last year.

In the first five months of 2020, the best-selling car brand was Volkswagen, with 2,191 vehicles sold and a 16.5% share in total sales.

It was followed by Skoda with 1,959 vehicles sold and a share of 14.7%, Renault with 912 vehicles sold and a share of 6.8%, Dacia with 792 vehicles sold, and a share of 5.9%, and Kia with 701 vehicles sold and a share of 5.2%.

Also sold during this period were 402 BMWs, 388 Audis, 324 Mercedeses, 59 Porsches, 48 Land Rovers, 29 Jaguars, and 12 Teslas.

The best-selling car model in May this year was the Skoda Octavia, which was selected by 121 buyers. It was followed by the Kia Stonic (97 units sold) and the Dacia Sandero (70).

The Skoda Octavia was also the most popular model in the first five months of the year, with 982 units sold, ahead of the VW Golf and the VW T-Cross which were each chosen by 415 buyers.

The data also shows that Croatians prefer petrol-fuelled cars to those using diesel. In the period between January and May, 7,768 buyers picked petrol-driven cars, which is a share of 58% in total sales, while 4,545 opted for those fuelled by diesel (34.2%). 85% chose an electric vehicle (0.6%) and 791 a hybrid (6%).

Thursday, 5 October 2017

New Car Sales in Croatia Increase by 19%

Volkswagen, Opel and Škoda take the lead