BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 31
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Renault, having beaten Fiat, ranked first in the Turkish car market in terms of total sales in December 2019, Trend reports referring to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK).
Renault cars held 15.4 percent of the Turkish car market by having accounted to the highest number of cars sold. This brand was followed by FIAT - 13.9 percent, Volkswagen - 9.3 percent, Peugeot - 7.5 percent, Hyundai - 7.2 percent, Ford - 3.9 percent, Opel - 3.6 percent, Honda - 4.9 percent, and Skoda - 5.1 percent.
The remaining 29.5 percent accounted for other car manufacturers.
In December 2019, the number of vehicles used in Turkey increased by 13.2 percent, compared to December 2018, and amounted to over 23.1 million cars.
In particular, the share of cars in the total number of vehicles in Turkey amounted to 65.8 percent, vans and trucks - 12.3 percent, motorcycles - 11.5 percent, tractors - 6.4 percent, while 4 percent accounted for other vehicles.
Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in car production. Ford, Fiat, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are assembled in the country. Turkey also manufactures local brands of buses such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.
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