In the first three months of this year, 12,139 new passenger cars were sold in Croatia, which is 12.3 percent less compared to the same period last year. In March, 5.041 new cars were delivered to customers, which is nearly 20 percent less than in March last year – it’s published by Poslovni.hr, according to the data of Promocija Plus agency.
In the first three months of this year, buyers mostly sought Volkswagen's vehicles, of which 2,025 units were sold, with a total sales share of 16.7 percent. Following is Skoda, a member of the same company, with 1,313 vehicles sold (10.8 percent), and Renault (1.071 sold and 8.8 percent share). The fourth place is held by Suzuki with 926 vehicles sold, and fifth Dacia, a member of the Renault Group. Dacia models were selected by 761 buyers.
From January to the end of March, 22 Porsches, 16 Jaguars, 283 Mercedes, 290 Audis and 244 BMWs were sold.
The most sought-after models during the first quarter were the Skoda Octavia with 726 vehicles sold, VW Golf (497) and Suzuki Vitara (456). These three models were bestselling in March too.
Most vehicles, more than a third, were sold in the Zagreb region (4,440), followed by the County of Primorje - Gorski kotar (1,013), and the third in the Split - Dalmatia County (1,009). The least vehicles were sold in Lika-Senj (69) and Virovitica-Podravina County (62).