A total of 3,641 new passenger cars were sold in Croatia in January 2020, an increase of 2.3 percent on the same month last year when 3,561 vehicles were sold, according to data from the Promocija Plus market research agency.
Volkswagen was the most popular car brand, with 683 vehicles sold and a share in total car sales of 19 percent. It was followed by Skoda (485 cars and a share of 13.6 percent), Renault (237 cars and a share of 6.5 percent), Dacia and Kia (208 cars and a share of 5.7 percent each).
Also sold in the reported period were 157 BMWs, 104 Audis, 89 Mercedeses and 10 Porsches, 5 Jaguars and 4 Teslas.
The most sought-after car models were the Skoda Octavia (251 units sold), the VW Polo (149), the VW Golf (122), the VW T-Cross (119) and Renault Clio (106).
Of the total number of new cars sold in January, 2,168 or 60 percent were powered by petrol and 1,303 or 36 percent by diesel engines, 131 or 3.6 percent were hybrids, and 10 were electric vehicles.