The Slovenia Times

Car Sales Down 15% in 2012


Adding significance to the decrease is the fact that sales in 2011 had picked up by 0.5% over 2010. The drop was especially pronounced in December, when the 3,042 newly registered cars and vans meant a 19.8% fall year-on-year. For cars alone the drop in 2012 was 16.72% to 48,648 vehicles sold.

Renault preserved the top share on the car market, although it fell from 15.8% to 15.25%. Following the French manufacturer, which also has a plant in Novo mesto, were Volgswagen with 13.88%, up from 13.67%, and Peugeot with 7.79%, up from 7.11%.

Opel managed 7.32%, Citroen 6.82%, Škoda 6.35%, Kia 5.6%, Ford 5.28%, Hyundai 4.67% and Chevrolet 3.35%. Kia recorded the biggest increase with 1.66 percentage points, while Opel lost the most, 1.42 points.

Renault's Clio remained the most popular model, claiming a 5.96% market share, and was followed by the Renault Megane, the Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen Golf and Škoda's Octavia.


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