1 million dreams come true

1 million dreams come true

According to November data of the Automotive Distributors and Mobility Association (ODMD), Turkey’s automobile and light commercial vehicle total market grew by 60.8 percent on an annual basis in the January-November period. Thus, for the first time in the history of the Turkish automotive market, the 1 million figure was exceeded and 1 million 73 thousand 982 sales were achieved. Previously, the highest sales were made in 2016 with 983 thousand 720 units.


In the 11 months of this year, automobile sales increased by 66.2 percent to 840 thousand 925, and light commercial vehicle sales increased by 43.7 percent to 233 thousand 57 units. Looking specifically at November, automobile and light commercial vehicle sales increased by 39.8 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching 115 thousand 40. Last month, automobile sales increased by 54.4 percent to 91 thousand 424, and light commercial vehicle sales increased by 2.3 percent to 23 thousand 616.

While automobile and light commercial vehicle sales increased by 42.6 percent compared to the 10-year November average, the increase rate was 47.8 percent for automobiles and 25.5 percent for light commercial vehicles. When looked at by body type, the most preferred body type was SUV cars. The SUV was followed by sedans and hatchbacks.


When looking at automobile sales by engine type, gasoline vehicles took a 66.7 percent share with 561 thousand 53 units. Diesel sales had a share of 14.4 percent with 121 thousand 511. While hybrid cars took a 10.6 percent share of the market with 89 thousand 13 sales, the share of electric car sales, which reached 60 thousand 101 in 11 months, was 7.1%.

Domestic Togg T10X overtakes Tesla

Looking at the sales figures of the brands, Togg renewed its monthly delivery record in November. Last month, 4 thousand 401 T10Xs were introduced to users, and a total of 13 thousand 572 T10Xs were introduced to users since May. Thus, Togg was at the top of electric car sales in 11 months, followed by Tesla with 11 thousand 600 sales. In the ODMD report, it was noted that the data for the Tesla brand was determined as an estimate in the light of the statements made to the public.

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