ZAGREB, January 20, 2020 – A total of 64,349 new cars were registered for the first time in Croatia in 2019, an increase of 4.2% on 2018, while the number of used cars registered last year rose by 7% to 84,913, according to data provided by the Centre for Vehicles of Croatia (CVH).
Of the new cars, 38,487 or 60% were fuelled by petrol. The number of petrol-powered cars increased by 16.9% compared with 2018, while the number of those using diesel fell by 13.9% to 23,515.
The number of new electric vehicles registered in 2019 increased to 198 from 144 in 2018, and the number of hybrids rose from 781 to 1,560.
The CVH said that the most popular car brand in Croatia was Volkswagen, among both new and used vehicles on first registration, ahead of Renault. Among used cars, these two brands were followed by BMW, Audi and Mercedes, and among new cars, by Opel, Škoda and Peugeot.
The first-time registered used cars were dominated by diesel-fuelled vehicles and their number increased by 6.5% to 74,950. The number of used petrol-powered cars registered for the first time in 2019 was 9,089, up by 10.9% compared with 2018.
The number of used hybrid cars increased from 206 in 2018 to 241 in 2019, and that of used electric cars rose from 38 to 81.
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