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The Greek automotive market (April 2020)

Passenger cars

New: The new passenger car market was down by -80,2% in April compared with the same period the year before.

In the first four months of 2020, 23.824 new passenger cars have been registered compared to 38.592 the year before (-38,3%).

Passenger car market in April 2020 posted 2.343 registrations compared to 12.303 the year before. Petrol passenger car registrations reached 1.141 units (46,9%), followed by 749 diesel passenger cars (30,8%), 408 hybrids (16,8%), 25 dual-fuel cars (1,0%), 22 CNG-powered cars (0,9%), 40 electrical ones (1,0%) and 27 plug-in hybrids (1,6%). 37,6% of total passenger car registrations are cars with engine size up to 1.400 cc.

 

Light Commercial Vehicles (gross weight up to 3.5 tons)

New: Light commercial vehicle market was down by -39,8% compared to February 2019 by posting 367 registrations compared to 610 registrations the year before.

Since January 2020, 1.944 light trucks have been registered compared with 2.507 the same period in 2019(-22,5%). Vanettes represents the highest share in the market (41,4%) followed by Pick-ups with a market share of 32,7%.

Concerning April 2020, Vanettes represent the highest share in the light commercial vehicle market (51,5%) followed by Pick-up cars with a market share of 20,2%.

 

Commercial Vehicles (gross weight over 3.5 tons)

New: The commercial vehicle market in April was up by 48,1% compared to the corresponding month in 2019.

Since the beginning of the year, 248 units were registered as compared to 178 the year before, suggesting an increase of 39,3%.

In April 2020, 77 trucks were sold in total, compared with 52 the year before.

Moreover, imported used Commercial Vehicles still cover the greatest share of the specific market segment. New CVs represent only a small percentage, pushing the average age of Commercial Vehicles in Greece to high levels. This, expectedly, generates environmental and road safety issues.

 

Buses

New: The bus market in April was down by -82,5% compared to April 2019.

During the first four months of the year, 120 buses were registered compared with 154 the year before (-22,1%).

Regarding April 2020, 7 buses were sold in total as opposed to 40 buses in April 2019 (-82,5).

 

Motorcycles (over 50cc)

New: The motorcycle market was down by -72,4% in April 2020 compared to the year before.

Since January, 7.007 motorcycles were registered compared with 9.138 the year before (-23,3%).

Motorcycle market in April 2020 posted 921 registrations compared to 3.336 in April 2019. 6 out of 10 new motorcycles which were registered in April are equipped with engines up to 250 cc (59,7%), while 84,5% of total registrations are motorcycles up to 400 cc.