Car registrations increased by 33% in the first five months of the year compared to 2021. Romanians' favorite brands

After the important evolution of the first months, May 2022 comes with an increase of 18.7% of car registrations compared to the previous year, an increase registered after 4 months of decrease from the end of the previous year. If we refer to the previous years, May 2022 is up 41.2% compared to the same period in 2020 and down 21.8% compared to May 2019.

Car registrations are increasing at five months in 2022 (+ 33.3%) compared to 2021, according to APIA.

The top 10 brands, after five months in 2022, are led by Dacia (12,842 units), followed by Ford (4,683 units), Hyundai (3,921 units), Toyota (3,880 units), Renault (3,743 units), Volkswagen (3,382 units), Skoda (3,307 units), Mercedes Benz (3,010 units), Peugeot (1,855 units) and Kia (1,090 units).

Cars (representing about 83% of the total) registered, in May 2022, a volume of 10,080 units, 24.2% more than in the similar month of 2021.

In terms of market share, the SUV segment is in first place, with a share of 45.8%, up 1.2% from 2021, followed by Class C with a share of 25.3%, down by 1.5% and Class
B with a share of 16.4%, down 3.1% from the share held in the same period last year.

Depending on the type of fuel of the registered cars, in the first five months of this year, the gasoline engines register an increase of 38.5% compared to the similar period of 2021, thus reaching a share of 65.0%. As for cars equipped with diesel engines, they are down 23.5% from the first five months of 2021 and have a share of
15.0% of the total.

On the other hand, the “electrified” cars, respectively the electric ones (100% and plug-in hybrids), as well as the full hybrid ones (which also have electric propulsion without charging from an external source), end up owning, after five months in 2022, a market share of 19.9%, which exceeds by 4.9% and 2,329 units the share held by diesel engines.

“As in 2021, when, although there was a decrease in car purchases in general, the performed, in 2022, purchases in this category doubled (+ 135.8%)
compared to the same period last year. In this context, the significant increase of 100% Electric cars (+ 513.6%) and plug-in hybrid cars (+ 145.0%) is noteworthy ”, APIA also shows.

Regarding the type of owner, most of the car purchases in May 2022 were made by legal entities, which cover 65.0% of the total car purchases.
If we refer to the five months of this year, legal entities cover a percentage of 61.0%, and the difference of 39.0% belongs to individuals.

In the category of light commercial vehicles, there is a decrease of 6.4% in May 2022 compared to May 2021. Over the five months of this year, there is a decrease of 15.2%, which records an opposite evolution to of cars (+ 33.3%).

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