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APIA: White, gray and blue cars – Romanians’ favorites in first 11 months of 2015

Romanians’ preferences in regards to car color have gone towards white, in over 35 percent of cases, while approximately 22 percent of buyers chose gray vehicles, show the statistics of the Association of Car Producers and Importers (APIA), consulted by Agerpres.

According to the quoted data, in the January – November interval, most new cars sold were white (35.3 percent), followed by gray (22.1 percent) and blue (17.4 percent).

Depending on country of origin of cars sold, nearly a third (32.2 percent) were locally produced, while 19.2 percent were imported from Germany. A further 10 percent came from the Czech Republic, 8.1 percent from Spain and 7.5 percent from France.

On the other hand, in the new electric and hybrid car sales chapter, sales reached, in the first 11 months, 463 units, a nearly 125 percent increase when compared to the same interval of last year, of this total 28 vehicles being fully electric.

In November 52 electric cars were sold (0.5 percent of total sales), a 34 percent decline from the past month, when 79 electric and hybrid cars were sold.

In what regards fuel, diesels continued to dominate the market with a share that reached 53.1 percent, 11 months in, of total sales (47,528 units), while petrol-powered cars have taken a share of 46.3 percent of the market, namely 41,446 units.

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