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Car Sales Up 6% in 2010

Ljubljana, 07 January (STA) - A total of 64,571 vehicles were sold in Slovenia in 2010, a 5.9% increase over the year before. This is a significant improvement compared to the crisis-hit 2009, when the number of new car registrations plummeted by 21% year-on-year, the Chamber of Commerce said on Thursday.

Car sales accounted for the lion's share of the total sales with 59,226 new registrations (up 6.3% year-on-year), while the sales of vans increased by 2% to 5,345.

Renault remained the most popular car with a 16.79% market share and the sales topping 9,946. Volkswagen and Opel followed with 12.25% and 8.82% market shares, respectively.

The most popular brand in Slovenia last year was Renault Clio (4,011 sold cars), followed by Renault Megane (2,789) and Volkswagen Polo (2,445).

Renault was also the most popular commercial car maker on the Slovenian market with a 30.07% market share and 1,607 vehicles sold. Peugeot came second with a 19.21% market share, followed by Citroen with a 13.71 % share.

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