Estonian car dealers sold a total of 1,931 new passenger vehicles in June, down 26% from the same month last year, the Estonian Association of Car Dealers and Service Companies (AMTEL) said. ). In the first half of 2022, a total of 11,074 new vehicles were released to buyers, indicating a 14.4% year-on-year decline.
The most popular segments remained midsize and smaller SUVs, which together accounted for 58.6% of all new vehicles purchased in June.
Cars running on alternative fuels accounted for 36.2% of passenger vehicle sales last month, including 629 hybrids, 47 electric vehicles and 23 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
Toyota remained the most popular brand of new vehicles in Estonia, with 444 new car purchases, followed by Škoda with 258 and Volkswagen with 219 new vehicles sold.
The most popular models, meanwhile, were the Toyota RAV4 (198), the Volkswagen T-Roc (81) and the Toyota Corolla (67).
Commercial vehicle sales also fell. A total of 437 new utility vehicles were released to buyers last month, down 15.3% from June 2021 figures. In the first six months of 2022, a total of 2,668 new utility vehicles were sold in Estonia, down 11.5% year-on-year.
Scania and Volvo dominated the truck segment last month, selling 31 and 24 new trucks respectively.
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