New Car Sales in Croatia Fall by 42 Percent: 130 Porsches, 29 Teslas Sold

Lauren Simmonds

December the 8th, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a blow to the economy this year, and new car sales in Croatia have also plummeted as a result when compared to the figures seen last year.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, during the month of November, 2,656 new passenger vehicles were sold in Croatia, which is 23.5 percent less than in the same month last year, while 34,006 new vehicles were sold from the beginning of the year to the end of November, a decrease of 42.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

So far this year, the most new car sales in Croatia were of Volkswagen vehicles (VW), 5,394 of them, which means that this manufacturer has a share of 15.8 percent in total sales in Croatia. This is followed by Skoda, a member of the same concern, with 4,648 new vehicles sold and a share of 13.6 percent, while the third is Renault (2,893 vehicles sold and a share of 8.5 percent). In fourth place comes Dacia, which is part of the Renault Group, which was chosen by 2,092 customers (a share of 6.1 percent), and in fifth place is Kia (1,755 vehicles sold, holding a total share of 5.1 percent).

At the same time, 1,081 Audi, 955 BMW and 860 Mercedes were sold. Of the far more expensive vehicles, 130 Porches, 58 Jaguars and 29 Tesla found their way to their end customers in Croatia. As of this year, four super Bentleys are being driven on Croatian roads, as well as one Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin and Ferrari.

The best-selling models during 2020 are the Skoda Octavia (2,288), the VW Polo (1,238), the Renault Clio (1,205), the Dacia Sandero (964), and the Dacia Duster (926). In November, the most demand from Croatian customers was for the trusty Skoda Octavia, which sold 173 units, followed by the VW Polo (108) and the VW T-Roc (103).

When it comes to motor fuel, 55.6 percent or 18,910 vehicles were gasoline and 11,833 or 34.8 percent were diesel. Only 382 electric vehicles were sold, which is a fairly miserable share of 1.1 percent in total sales in Croatia, petrol-powered vehicles were chosen by 637 customers (1.9 percent share), and hybrid was chosen by 2,244 (6.6 percent share).

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