Car sales in Slovakia

The growth in new car registrations continued in July, supported

Car shows enjoy high popularity in Slovakia. 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


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