NEWS Automotive        02/10/2020

Automotive sales in Turkey are 75.5% higher in first 9 months of 2020

The Automotive Distributors Association (ODD) disclosed that sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 90,619 units in September 2020, an increase of 115.8% on the figure for the same month of the previous year. Sales of cars increased 101.9% to 71,296 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles increased 189.1% to 19,323 units in September 2020 compared with the same month of the previous year.

 

These improved sales figures come as a surprise considering that state banks have discontinued their attractive loan packages first initiated in June, that higher Special Consumption Tax rates were introduced at the end of August for larger models, and that the economic recession is continuing.

 

In the first nine months of 2020, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 493,621 units, 75.5% higher than the figure for the same period of the previous year. Sales of cars increased 70% to 388,690 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles increased 99.2% to 104,931 units.

 

In the first nine months of 2020, sales of diesel automobiles were 40.7% and sales of automatic gearbox automobiles were 69.4%. Of commercial vehicle sales, 80,604 (76.8%) vans, 11,587 (11%) light trucks, 5,581 (5.3%) minibuses, and 7,159 (6.8%) pick-up trucks were sold.

 

In the year 2019, sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey were 479,060 units, 22.9% lower than the figure for the previous year. Sales of cars decreased 20.4% to 387,256 units, and sales of light commercial vehicles decreased 31.8% to 91,804 units. Sales in 2019 of diesel automobiles were 52% and sales of automatic gearbox automobiles were 66.5%. Of commercial vehicle sales, 66,704 (72.7%) vans, 10,838 (11.8%) light trucks, 7,203 (7.8%) minibuses, and 7,059 (7.7%) pick-up trucks were sold.

 

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