Luxury Car Sales Increase in Greece Despite Crisis



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More than eighteen automotive companies operating in the Greek market recorded a sales increase during the first quarter of 2015.

A partial list of the companies that saw a sales increase in the first quarter of the year includes: Peugeot 485,3%, Smart 225%, Lexus 184,6%, Land Rover 137,5%, Porsche 150%, Kia Motors 73%, Mini 63, 7%, Audi 34,1%, Renault 27,1%, VW 22,5%, Volvo 18,6%, Mercedes 17,1%, Nissan 13,4%, Toyota 12,9%, Citroen 12,8%, BMW 10,7%, Suzuki 10,1%, and Ford 5,6%.

The brands that faced a significant decrease in profits are: Subaru 73,7%, Lancia 73,6%, Alfa Romeo 46,3%, Chevrolet 46,1%, Abarth 30,8%, Fiat 30,2%, Skoda 16,5%, Honda 16,2%, Dacia 14,6%, Seat 12,3%, Hyundai 3,5%, Mitsubishi 2,8%, and Opel 2,3%.

According to official data released by Greece’s Association of Motor Vehicles Importers Representatives (AMVIR), the upward trend in the first quarter of 2015 reached 13.7% compared to the same period last year. 25,072 new passenger cars were sold in the first quarter of this year in comparison with the first three months of 2014, when 22,046 new passenger cars were sold.

Source: ANA-MPA