March record in automobile sales! | Mehmet Ali Kantarci
In the January-March period of 2021, the automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased by 59.7 percent. In Turkey, in March of last year, the largest figure reached 96.4 thousand sales.
Turkey cars and light commercial vehicles market, January-March 2021 amounted to 198 660 units increased by 59.7% compared to the same period of the previous year. According to ODD data, automobile sales increased by 57.0% in the January-March period of 2021 compared to the previous year and reached 156,464 units, while the light commercial vehicle market increased by 70.3% and reached 42,196 units.
Hybrid and diesel are on the rise
Passenger car and light commercial vehicle market increased by 92.8%, automobile market by 91.4% and light commercial vehicle market by 98.3% in March 2021. In March 2021, the passenger car and light commercial vehicle market increased by 92.8% compared to March 2020, reaching 96,428. Light commercial vehicle market increased by 98.3% to 20,071 in March. Vehicles in the A, B and C segments with low tax rates comprised 86.5% of the market. When evaluated according to body types, the most preferred body type was Sedan cars (40.7% share, 63,636 units). 53,780 SUVs were sold. Gasoline automobile sales had a share of 63.4% with 99,235 units, diesel car sales had a share of 24.1% with 37,726 units, hybrid car sales had a share of 7.9% with 12,402 units, and autogas car sales had a share of 4.3% with 6,789 units.
312 electric vehicles sold
312 electric cars were sold. According to the engine volume of the automobile market, automobile sales below 1600cc increased by 50% to a share of 90.4%, automobile sales in the range of 1600-2000cc increased by 17.8% to 1.2%, • Automobile sales over 2000cc increased 182.3% to 0.3% took. Cars with automatic transmission; Manual transmission cars had a share of 23.5% with 36,692 units, while the share was 76.5% with 119,772 units.
No SCT on the agenda
Automotive Distributors Association President Ali Bilaloğlu stated that there is no SCT change on the government’s agenda and said, “If there is an SCT change, it is useful to be informed in advance. Consumers become victims. ” said. Stating that they have made a request to update the SCT bracket bases, Bilaloğlu said that there are some problems in the import of spare parts and that flexibility should be introduced. Bilaloğlu stated that special training should be given to groups such as first aid and fire brigade who will intervene in electric vehicles in case of an accident, and these vehicles are different from conventional vehicles. Bilaloğlu stated that, considering the sales figures of the first 3 months, it is expected that the vehicle market will be at 850 thousand units at the end of the year, “However, there are production losses due to the lack of chips. It is not predicted to end before June. How will the economic indicators in Turkey is not yet clear. These predictions may change, ”he said.