ZAGREB, October 7, 2019 – A total of 51,337 new cars were sold in Croatia in the first nine months of this year, an increase of 2.5 percent on the same period last year when 50,073 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Promocija Plus market research agency.
Volkswagen was the most popular car brand, with 6,722 vehicles sold and a share in total car sales of 13.09 percent. It was followed by Renault (4,972 cars and a share of 9.69 percent), Opel (4,800 cars and a share of 9.35 percent), Skoda (4,793 cars and a share of 9.34 percent), and Dacia (3,099 cars and a share of 6.04 percent).
Also sold in the reported period were 1,310 Audis, 1,137 BMWs, 1,009 Mercedes and 80 Porsches.
The most sought-after car models were the Skoda Octavia (2,750 units sold), the Renault Clio (2,049), the VW Golf (1,890), the Suzuki Vitara (1,487) and the Renault Captur (1,446).
In September alone, 3,552 new cars were sold, up 22.2 percent year on year. The best-selling brands were Volkswagen (601 vehicles sold), Renault (394) and Skoda (362).
Of the total number of new cars sold from the start of January to the end of September, 31,548 or 61.5 percent were powered by petrol and 17,960 or 35 percent by diesel engines, 1,221 or 2.4 percent were hybrids, and 138 or 0.3 percent were electric vehicles.
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