Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Car sales in Slovakia

The growth in new car registrations continued in July, supported

Car shows enjoy high popularity in Slovakia. (Source: SITA)

The growth in new car registrations continued in July, supported


by the two rounds of the temporary scrapping bonus introduced


earlier this year. The Association of Slovak Automotive Industry


(ZAP) reported that registrations of new passenger cars and


small utility vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes increased 20.09 percent


in July compared with last year. The total number of new


registrations in this category reached 11,210 vehicles in July


alone.



During the first seven months of this year, 59,397 cars in the


aforementioned category were registered, which is 3.22 percent


more than in the same period a year ago.



Ranking of cars sold during the period from January to July 2009,


with their share of sales and the number of units sold:



1. Škoda - 16.56 percent - 9,834 units


2. Renault - 9.75 percent - 5,792


3. Peugeot - 8.56 percent - 5,087


4. Kia - 7.91 percent - 4,697


5. Citroën -7.45 percent - 4,428


6. Fiat - 5.10 percent - 3,028


7. Toyota/Lexus - 4.93 percent - 2,930


8. Volkswagen - 4.77 percent - 2,832


9. Hyundai - 4.50 percent - 2,670


10. Suzuki - 4.26 percent - 2,532


11. Ford - 4.09 percent - 2,429


12. Opel - 3.39 percent - 2, 013



Source: ZAP


Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava