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Malta 2010: Toyota Yaris should be on top

Toyota Yaris

The Maltese car market is influenced by neighbours Greece and Italy and, in all likeliness, should be led by the Toyota Yaris. The other models that could step onto the podium in Malta are the Hyundai Getz, Fiat Grande Punto and Peugeot 207.

Nissan Juke

The previous generations of VW Polo and Ford Fiesta also seem to have been pretty successful in the island so we can assume that the new gens should receive the same treatment. Let's also note the dynamism of Nissan with the Qashqai, and the Juke, apparently very well received in Malta, and of Suzuki with the Alto likely to be well placed too.

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  1. erik
    July 6th, 2012 at 00:18 | #1

    At the end of March, the stock of licensed motor vehicles stood at 313,027, up by 2.4 per cent when compared to last year, according to the National Statistics Office (NSO). Of these, 79.2 per cent were passenger cars, 14.6 per cent were commercial vehicles, 5.1 per cent were motorcycles, while buses and minibuses accounted for less than one per cent.

    New licences issued during the period under review amounted to 4,044. The majority of new licences (3,384 or 83.7 per cent of the total) were issued to passenger cars, followed by goods carrying vehicles with 367. Newly-licensed ‘new’ motor vehicles amounted to 1,717, or 42.5 per cent of the total, and newly licensed ‘used’ motor vehicles totalled 2,327

    In the first quarter this year, 42 vehicles were exported. Garaged vehicles amounted to 2,158, while scrapped vehicles totalled 1,884.

    As at the end of the first quarter, 193,213 vehicles or 61.7 per cent of the total, had petrol engines. Vehicles with diesel engines totalled 119,391, or 38.1 per cent of the total.
    2012 malta information

    • matgasnier
      July 6th, 2012 at 00:31 | #2

      Many thanks Erik for all this info!

  2. thevaz2108
    October 18th, 2011 at 09:41 | #3


    Yes its true toyota yaris is one of the most common cars but, the biggest part of the Japanese cars are all second hand cars from japan. also now bmw are becoming one of the most common cars as well

    These are all cars that made a hit for some reason or another in Malta during the years

    late 80’s early 90’s
    Skoda Favorit
    Skoda Forman
    Lada 2105
    Lada 2104
    Lada Samara
    Opel nova
    Ford escort
    Vw Golf
    Fiat uno

    Late 90s early 2000
    Fiat punto
    Fiat bravo
    Opel Astra
    Opel corsa
    VW golf
    Vw polo
    Ford Fiesta
    Ford focus
    Toyota tercel (mostly second hand imported from japan)

    late 2000 till now

    Toyota yaris (mostly second hand imported from japan) in fact they are all named vits
    Nissan Qashqai (mostly second hand imported from japan/uk)
    WV passat (mostly second hand imported from uk)
    BMW’s (mostly second hand imported from uk)
    Nissan juke is becoming popular
    and many other which have low emissions which have lot second hand registration value

    because from 2008 it became very common to import second hand cars from uk
    and from the mid 90’s it became common to import second hand cars from Japan
    before it was usual to by them new (also now a days but its loosing popularity)

  3. Sergio
    September 7th, 2011 at 00:32 | #4

    I have visited Malta in 2007 and 2010. I can assure that Toyota Yaris is the most abundant car in all the country

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