In the first ten months of this year, 55,441 new passenger vehicles were sold in Croatia, which is 2.5 percent or 1,361 more compared to the same period of last year, while in October alone, 4,104 new vehicles were sold, which is an increase of 2.4 percent, according to Promocija plus.
Volkswagen is the hit, with 7,439 vehicles sold so far this year, with VW accounting for 13.4 percent of total sales. In second place is Skoda, a member of the same concern. In total, there were 5,250 Skoda vehicles sold (9.4 percent), followed by Renault with just 20 fewer cars sold. The fourth is Opel (4,981 vehicles sold and 8.9 percent of total sales), and the fifth is Suzuki (3,305 and 5.9 percent).
The Skoda Octavia is at the top of the list of the best-selling models since the current Octavia, which should soon receive a successor, was selected by 2,991 customers in 2019. The second best-selling model is the Renault Clio with 2,146 new vehicles sold, while the third is the timeless Golf with 2,056 units sold. Suzuki Vitara is fourth on the best-selling list (1,604), fifth is Renault Captur (1,468).
Of the total number of new passenger vehicles sold during the previous year, 61 percent or 33,827 were gasoline and only 35.3 percent (or 19,574 vehicles) were diesel. The number of sold electric vehicles sold was 170 (0.3 percent), while there were 1,387 hybrids sold (2.5 percent).
Most new passenger vehicles were sold in Zagreb and the surrounding area, 20,715 of them (37 percent of total sales), and the least in Virovitica-Podravina and Lika-Senj counties - only 217 new vehicles in each county.