Greeks Prefer Smaller, Cheaper Cars



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Diesel cars have soared in popularity since Greek buyers seem to prefer smaller and cheaper cars.

A survey conducted by the Greek Association of Motor Vehicles Importers (AMVI) showed that nine out of ten cars, bought by the end of May 2014, did not exceed 1,600 cc. According to these figures, nine out of ten cars also run on diesel engines.

On the cars sales’ list, Toyota, Volkswagen and Open were in the first places with 2,627, 2,142 and 2,131 sales respectively. Nissan, Ford, Citroen and Fiat followed with 1,977, 1,286, 1,280 and 1,196 cars sold in 2014. Next on the list, with fewer sales, were Suzuki, Skoda, Hyundai, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Renault, Volvo, Seat, KIA Motors and Peugeot.

The most successful models of commercial cars categorized as “very small” were:

Fiat 500 with 446 sales
Fiat Panda with 442 sales
Toyota Aygo with 342 sales
Suzuki Alto with 312 sales
VW Up! with 300 sales
Skoda Citigo with 142 sales

The most successful models of commercial cars categorized as “small” were:

Toyota Yaris 1,338
Opel Corsa 1,314
VW Polo 989
Nissan Micra 937
Ford Fiesta 839