228 new cars in Crete in August

Car sales in Greece have gathered pace in recent months, following a long slowdown that had resulted in the closure of more than 1,000 dealerships and the loss of an estimated 11,500 jobs.

August recorded a 20.8 percent increase in the number of cars circulating on Greek roads for the first time, mainly as a result of demand for corporate vehicles as well as the slow but steady improvement in consumer confidence.

Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data showed that 5,862 vehicles made their first trips on Greek roads last month, of which 4,016 were new. This compares with 4,854 new and recently imported used cars in August 2013, when there was a 6.5 percent decline from August 2012.

In Crete

Car market in Crete showed that Fiat and VW were “fighting” for the 1st place in August.

The top-10 on car sales in August in Crete:

  • 1. FIAT 28
  • – VW 28
  • 3. TOYOTA 23
  • 4. HYUNDAI 21
  • 5. KIA MOTORS 18
  • 6. NISSAN 17
  • 7. SUZUKI 16
  • 8. FORD 14
  • 9. CITROEN 13
  • 10. OPEL 9

with info from ekathimerini.com and creteplus.gr

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