According to the April data of the Automotive Distributors and Mobility Association (ODMD), total sales of automobiles and light commercial vehicles in Turkey increased by 57.3 percent in the January-April period of 2023 compared to the same period of the previous year, and amounted to 333 thousand 650 units. In the January-April period of 2023, automobile sales reached 252 thousand 819 with an increase of 55.7 percent compared to the previous year, and light commercial vehicle sales became 80 thousand 831 with an increase of 62.7 percent.
Looking at the month of April this year, the sales of automobiles and light commercial vehicles increased by 62.7 percent compared to April 2022 and were recorded at the level of 97 thousand 679. This was recorded as the highest April month of all time. Thus, the record trend in automotive sales continued in April after March.
In April, automobile sales increased by 69.9 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and reached 77 thousand 398, while light commercial vehicle sales increased by 40.1 percent to 20 thousand 281.
The automobile and light commercial vehicle market grew by 55.2 percent compared to the 10-year average sales in April. Automobile sales increased by 58.3 percent compared to the average 10-year April sales, and light commercial vehicle sales increased by 44.3 percent compared to the 10-year April average sales.
Sales by segment and body types
When the automobile market is evaluated by segments in the January-April 2023 period, 88.9 percent of the market is composed of vehicles in the A, B and C segments with low tax rates.
C segment cars received a 53.9 percent share with 136 thousand 173 units, and B segment cars a 34.4% share with 86 thousand 875 units.
The lion’s share of cars under 1600cc
When the automobile market is evaluated according to body types, the most preferred body type was SUV cars with a share of 45.5 percent. SUV cars were followed by sedans with a share of 29.6 percent and hatchback cars with a share of 22.5 percent.
According to the engine volume of the automobile market, the sales of cars under 1600cc increased by 51.4% to 85.1 percent, the sales of cars in the 1600-2000cc range increased by 52.5 percent to 0.8 percent, and the sales of cars over 2000cc increased by 102.6 percent to 0 percent. Received 2 shares.
7 out of 10 vehicles are automatic
In the said period, automatic transmission cars had a share of 74.4 percent from sales with 187,994 units, while the share of manual transmission cars was 25.6 percent with 64,825 units.
According to body type in the light commercial vehicle market, van body type was the most preferred body type with 81.1 percent, minibus body type took the second place with a share of 7.7 percent and pickup truck body type took the third place with a share of 7 percent.