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Fewer new cars registered in Slovakia

THE NUMBER of newly registered cars and vans weighing up to 3.5 tonnes in Slovakia fell by 23.8 percent year-on-year in August to 5,624, Igor Novosad of Slovakia's Car Industry Association (ZAP) told the TASR newswire.

THE NUMBER of newly registered cars and vans weighing up to 3.5 tonnes in Slovakia fell by 23.8 percent year-on-year in August to 5,624, Igor Novosad of Slovakia's Car Industry Association (ZAP) told the TASR newswire.

A total of 43,311 passenger cars and vans were registered over the first eight months of 2010, which represents a 35.14-percent drop on the year.

Škoda remained at the top of the model list between January-August with an 18.55-percent share of the total, with Renault coming second at 7.65 percent, closely followed by Volkswagen at 7.11 percent.


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