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DRPCIV: 12,400+ new vehicles registered in February, car registrations up 5.72 percent vs. February 2017

The number of registrations of new vehicles in Romania in February grew by 3.52 percent, as compared to same month of 2017, reaching 12,401 units, the Vehicles Driving Licence and Registration Directorate (DRPCIV) informs on its website.

The automobiles recorded a plus of 5.72 percent, from 8,302 units in February 2017, to 8,777 this February.

In the same period, February 2017 to February 2018, the highest registration increase was recorded by the trails (+124.30 percent, 1,117 units), seconded by the mopeds/motorcycles (+46.94 percent, 144 units) and tractors (+40 percent, 14 units).

Opposite were the registrations of buses and minibuses, with a dip of 36.73 percent (62 units), special destination vehicles (41 units, down 29.31 percent), goods transport vehicles (1,949 units, minus 24.13 percent) and semi-trails (297 units, down 14.16 percent).

Depending of the number of registered units, in February 2018 most brands were of Dacia: 2,197 units, up 5.37 percent against February 2017, Volkswagen: 918 units, up 31.14 percent, Skoda: 760 units, up 7.95 percent, Ford: 642 units, up 15.80 percent and Opel: 588 units, up 17.84 percent.

The lowest registrations were at Alfa Romeo: 7 units, Subaru: 5 units, Bentley and SsangYong: each with 4 units, Ford-CNG-Technik and Lada: each with 3 units, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Mercedes-AMG, Rolls-Royce and Tesla: each with 1 unit.

According to DRPCIV, Romania’s national fleet had parked at year-end 2017 at over 7.635 million units, up 8.91 percent vs 2016. Out of this amount, over 1.320 million vehicles were registered in Bucharest.

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