Police statistics in Slovakia show that 6,657 new passenger cars and small commercial vehicles were registered in November of this year. This was a year-on-year drop of 14.74 percent. The trend of rising demand for both categories of vehicles that lasted for several past months stopped in November. Since the beginning of the year, as many as 87,712 cars in these two categories have been registered, which is 16.75 percent more year-on-year, Mária Nováková of the Automotive Industry Association (ZAP) announced.
Škoda is still the most demanded car brand, the market share of which was 19.17 percent last month, SITA wrote. Volkswagen came in second (8.62 percent), followed by Peugeot (7.14 percent). Fourth was Citroen with 6.65 percent. Renault ranked fifth (6.17 percent). Suzuki was sixth, reporting a market share of 5.59 percent. Next came Kia (5.58 percent), Ford (5.09 percent) and Fiat (4.78 percent). Toyota/Lexus closed the ten most demanded car brands (3.98 percent). The category of trucks from 3.5 to 12 tons reported 941 new registrations in the January-November period: down 8.29 percent y/y. Iveco led the chart of most demanded trucks (34.64 percent), followed by Mitsubishi Fuso (13.39 percent) and Renault Trucks (13.28 percent).
In the eleven-month period, 3,602 new trucks of over 12 tons were sold; this was a decline of 12.83 percent y/y. Volvo was the No. 1 in this category. It reported a market share of 20.24 percent. Mercedes-Benz ended up in the second position (18.32 percent) and DAF was third (14.88 percent). Also 537 new buses were registered so far this year: up 114.17 percent year-on-year. Irisbus did best with a market share of 54.38 percent. Second best was SOR (18.25 percent) and Novoplan and Renault share the third position, as each of these brands registered a market share of 18.25 percent. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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8. Dec 2008 at 18:30