New cars and LCV sales down in February 2017

AA.com.tr – Turkey’s new car and light commercial vehicle sales in February slipped over 11% year-on-year, the Automotive Distributors’ Association reported.

A total of 46,965 automobiles were sold last month, down 11.1% from a year earlier, according to a report from the association.

Cars constituted the bulk of last month’s sales, with 34,658 automobiles sold, down 14.6% from February 2015, while light commercial vehicle sales rose 0.6% to 12,307.

Meanwhile, in the first two months of the year, the country’s car and light commercial vehicle sales fell 3.8% to 82,288.

The association also said that around 85% of the overall auto sales were in the A (mini), B (small), and C (standard) segments, with relatively lower tax burdens.

C-segment auto sales ranked first with a share of almost 51% (30,753 vehicles), while the most favored body type in January was sedan with a 47.6% share (28,698 vehicles).

Volkswagen was the top brand with 6,502 units sold followed by Renault and FIAT with 6,155 and 5,234 units, respectively.

Ford was the number four brand (5,138 units) and Hyundai came in fifth (3,001 units) in February 2017.

The overall new automobile market in Turkey hit a record with nearly one million units in 2016. 32% percent of those were manufactured in Turkey.

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