The impressive figure marks a 21 percent increase in newly-available cars and a 51 percent rise in the number of cars distributed, compared to the same period last year, according to HVIA.
The latest figures released by Datahouse show a 20 percent increase in consumer demand for small and compact cars, and a 39 percent increase for commercial vehicles. In sharp contrast, the demand for electric vehicles has only grown by 16 percent, or 124 vehicles. This marks a 12 percent drop in comparison with the 67 hybrid vehicles released on the market last year, which can be explained by higher prices.
The number of large-sized vehicles and buses has dropped since last year, with a 45-44 percent decrease. In terms of raw data, this translates to 3,987 vehicles and 362 buses.
HVIA highlighted that the bus market is significantly smaller, while the prices change significantly on a monthly basis. For this reason, sales data is better demonstrated via annual charts. In comparison to last year, the sale of large-sized vehicles stagnated, while vehicles designed for personal and commercial use are set to exceed previous predictions.