In the Turkish automotive market, gasoline cars were sold the most in the 7-month period of 2022. The share of the second-ranked diesel cars in sales continued to decrease.
According to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD) data, total sales of automobiles and light commercial vehicles in Turkiye decreased by 7.3% in January-July 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year, and amounted to 410 thousand 110 units.
In the said period, automobile sales decreased by 7.9% to 319 thousand 313 and light commercial vehicle sales decreased by 5.3% to 90 thousand 797 units.
When the automobile market is evaluated according to the engine type, it is noteworthy that the decline in the sales of diesel-engined automobiles, whose production is gradually reduced worldwide and whose production is planned to be completely stopped in the future, continues. The fact that manufacturers offer fewer diesel-powered vehicles to the market compared to previous years is also considered to be one of the important factors in the decline in diesel sales.
Autogas car sales also decreased. The sales of hybrid and electric cars, which are expected to replace cars with internal combustion engines in the future, continued to increase as in recent years.
Gasoline cars are at the top again
In the Turkish automobile market, in the 7-month period of this year, gasoline cars took the first place with sales of 226 thousand 43 units.
Diesel automobile sales, on the other hand, maintained its second place with 54 thousand 654 units.
While hybrid car sales were 30,417, autogas car sales were recorded as 5,667 and electric car sales were recorded as 2,532.
In the January-July period of last year, 225,140 gasoline, 73,997 diesel, 29,918 hybrid, 16,562 autogas and 1,019 electric cars were sold.
Diesel and autogas car sales have declined
Gasoline car sales increased by 0.4%, hybrid car sales by 1.7% and electric car sales by 148.5% in the January-July period of this year compared to the same period of 2021.
Diesel automobile sales, on the other hand, decreased by 26.1% and auto gas automobile sales by 65.8%.
Electric cars’ share is still low
The share of diesel cars in sales, which was 21.3% in January-July 2021, decreased to 17.1% in the same period of this year.
In the said period, the share of gasoline cars increased from 64.9% to 70.8%, while the share of autogas cars decreased from 4.8% to 1.8%.
The share of electric cars in total sales increased from 0.3% to 0.8%, and the share of hybrid cars from 8.6% to 9.5%.
The data pointed out that the share of electric and hybrid cars, which are also becoming widespread in the world, in the Turkish automobile market is at low levels.
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz