A total of 44,106 new passenger vehicles were sold in Croatia in 2016, up 23.4% on the year, and December recorded a 65% year-on-year jump in sales, with 3,475 new vehicles sold, the Promocija Plus market research agency said on Thursday.
AD Plastik, Croatia's largest manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry, said on Monday that it sold to France's Faurecia Automotive Holding a 40% stake in the Faurecia ADP Holding company, which is the 100% owner of the OOO Faurecia ADP company in Luga, Russia.
In November 2016, the EU passenger car market managed to rebound following the slowdown observed in October, and Croatia registered a two-digit growth, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) said on Thursday.
In Croatia, 6,244 new cars were sold in June 2016, an increase of 32.1% over June 2015, while in the first half of the year 26,387 vehicles were sold, or 22.3% more than in the same period of last year, according to figures provided by the Promocija Plus market research agency.
In May 2016, 6,090 new passengers were sold, up 21.8 percent on the year, while over the first five months of 2016, 20,143 cars were sold, up 19.5% on the year, the Promocija Plus market research agency has said.
The sale of new cars in Croatia in February 2016 increased 16.6% from the same month of 2015, to 2,583 cars, and the most popular vehicles were those manufactured by Volkswagen, the market research agency Promocija Plus has said.