Croatia’s April new car sales plunge by 87% year on year
- by croatiaweek
- in Business
ZAGREB, May 5 (Hina) – Only 1,084 new passenger cars were sold in Croatia in April 2020, which is 87.4% fewer than in the same month in 2019, while 11,113 were sold since the start of the year, a decrease of 46.5% year on year, according to data provided by the Promocija Plus market research agency.
In the year to the end of April, Volkswagen (VW) was the best-selling car brand with 1,865 units sold, ahead of Skoda (1,674), Renault (739), Dacia (652) and Hyundai (555).
In April, the best-selling models were the Skoda Octavia (84 vehicles sold), the VW Golf (55), the VW T-Cross (32) and the Dacia Duster (32).
The low sales were due to the fact that all car dealerships were closed as part of restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the first four months of 2020, 6,468 vehicles sold were powered by petrol, which is 58.2% of the total sales, 3,871 used diesel (34.8%), 75 were electric vehicles (0.7%) and 618 were hybrids (5.6%).