Road motor vehicle registrations up in April

Road motor vehicle registrations in the country rose 155.1% year-on-year in April, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said.

A total of 102,461 first- and second-hand vehicles were registered last month, according to TurkStat.

Motor vehicle registrations, however, were down 21.4% compared to March 2021.

The number of road motor vehicles registered in the country rose to over 24.55 million by the end of April, TurkStat said.

In April, cars accounted for most new registrations with 54.4%, followed by motorcycles with 21.9%, and small trucks with 13.6%.

Of the new cars registered last month, 12.6% were Renault, 11.6% Volkswagen, and 10.7% Fiat.

The country’s automotive market expanded 132.4% in April, compared to the same month of last year, according to a report by the Automotive Distributors’ Association. Passenger cars and light commercial vehicle sales in the country totaled 61,488 last month, the report said.

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