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Registration of new vehicles advances almost 17 percent in 2016

The number of new vehicles registered in 2016 advanced to almost 17 percent up to 94,919 units, from 81,162 units registered the previous year, according the data of the Driving Licences and Car Registrations Directorate (DRPCIV) published on Thursday.

On the other hand, the number of new vehicles registered has increased in December 2016 by 8.89 percent, reaching to almost 12,598 units, compared to the same period in 2015, while the auto-vehicles rose to 6.77 percent, reported to the same reference period.

According to the DRPCIV in December 2016 depending on the number of registered units, the most demands targeted the carmakers: Dacia (2,619 units, -9.53 percent compared to December 2015), Volkswagen (892 units, +53.53 percent), Ford (856 units, +18.95 percent), Skoda (762 units, -13.51 percent) and Renault (708 units, 7.76 percent).

The smallest number of registrations were reported in the following makes: Subaru (nine units), Smart (five), Alba Romeo and Ford – CNG – Technik (four each), Bentley, Tesla and SsangYong (three each), Aro (two), DS, Ferrari, Lada and Maserati (a unit each).

 

DRPCIV: Around 300,000 second-hand vehicles, registered in Romania last year

 

Around 300,000 second hand vehicles were registered in Romania throughout 2016, by approximately 19 pct higher than in 2015, when the number was of 250,662 units, shows data of the Driving Licences and Car Registrations Directorate (DRPCIV), consulted by AGERPRES.

The official statistics also reveal that only in December 2016, a number of 20,943 used vehicles were registered, a decrease by almost 12 pct in comparison to the same month of 2015.

On a nationwide level, out of the total of 297,290 used cars registered at the DRPCIV last year, most of them are Volkswagens (84,817 units, +18.4 pct compared to 2015).

The preference ranking continues with the following brands: Opel (47,903 units, + 10.73 pct), Ford (33,024 units, +13.33 pct), BMW (23.860 units, +31.61 pct), Audi (23,616 units, +33.29 pct), Skoda (14,699 units, +25.79 pct), Renault (11.962 units, +19.36 pct) and Mercedes-Benz (11,720 units, +24.31 pct).

According to the DRPCIV statistics, the new cars registration increased last year by 16.95 pct up to 94,919 units, from 81,162 units recorded the previous year.

On the other hand, 12,598 new vehicles were registered in December 2016, up almost 8.89 pct compared to the same period of 2015, while cars recorded a 6.77-percent jump, against the same reference period.

According to DRPCIV, in December 2016, registration applications were submitted regarding mostly the following makes: Dacia (2,619 units, -9.53 pct as compared to December 2015), Volkswagen (892 units, +53.53 pct), Ford (856 units, +18.95 pct), Skoda (762 units, -13.51 pct), , Renault (708 units, +7.76 pct).

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