In the January-May period of 2021, the Turkish automobile and light commercial vehicle total market increased by 72% compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to 314,882. In the January-May period of 2021, automobile sales increased by 69.2% compared to the previous year and reached 247,977 units, while the light commercial vehicle market increased by 83% and reached 66,905 units.
Significant sales in the short month
In May 2021, the automobile and light commercial vehicle market increased by 69.8% compared to May 2020 and reached 54,734. In May 2021, automobile sales increased by 72.1% compared to the same month of the previous year to 43,138, while the light commercial vehicle market increased by 61.9% to 11,596. SUV sales were 33.9% and 83,949 units in the first 5 months.
Hybrid and gasoline on the rise
Gasoline car sales took a 63.6% share with 157,822 units, diesel car sales took a 23.6% share with 58,445 units, hybrid car sales took a 7.8% share with 19,457 units, and autogas car sales took a 4.7% share with 11,636 units. 617 electric cars were sold. Automatic transmission cars took a 76.1% share with 188,676 units, while manual transmission cars took a 23.9% share with 59,301 units.