Last year was a disappointing one for the new car market, which reached a minimum of onward evolution is only by selling 68,000 cars.

Classes of models

From new cars purchased in 2013, 46% were class B and class C 22%, while SUVs have a much more than the European average (19%). Small class had a share of only 2.7%, while classes E and F were 1.3% of the total. Volume in 2013 only class B and F increased, while class E was down 27%.

Bestsellers models

Logan was by far the most searched model on the Romanian market last year, with over 10,000 units. Sandero and Duster exceeded 4,000 vehicles sold. Most imported cars were sold Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Golf, which exceeded 2,500 units each. Five other models have exceeded 1,000 units sold: Renault Clio, Ford Focus, Dokker Dacia, Skoda Rapid and Dacia Logan MCV.

The most popular colors

APIA data show that 32% of new cars sold last year were white, 24% were gray and 16% blue. Just over one-tenth of the cars were black, 7% were red, and 6% brown. Very rare colors - yellow, green, orange and purple - each had less than one percent of the market.

Diesel vs. petrol

About 54% of new cars sold were diesel weights being 95% at BMW, Mercedes-Benz 88% and 85% at Audi. Dacia diesel's share is 46%, while Volkswagen and Skoda over 60%.There are brands that most customers choose petrol cars: Suzuki share was 97% to 65% Opel, Hyundai and Nissan 60% to 57%.

SH vs cars

Last year were registered over three times more new cars than used sites, and the average age of cars imported to the SH was 10.7 years. Relationship between SH and new cars varied greatly from county to county, being the lowest in Bucharest, where he recorded so very little difference between SH registered cars and new. Ilfov, Constanta, Calarasi and Arges than 6:1 ratios between SH and new cars, while in contrast, in Salaj, the ratio was 41:1, in Mehedinti of 36:1, and in Botosani than 25:1.

Forecast for 2014

APIA representatives have high expectations from the new car market, but only modest expectations, predicting that the market will remain somewhere in the last year, especially that it sees no reason for things to improve in the market. The APIA say the market evolution depends much Clunkers program start date, how to be taxed imports of used vehicles and relaxation conditiilior obtaining car loans. Beyond the data presented by APIA should be noted that the internal market remains stuck used because due to environmental stamp introduced in March 2013, which discouraged stamp tens of thousands of people who wanted to sell cars.