Albania 2011 UPDATED: The land of luxury SUVs
* Click on the title for Albanian street scenes! *
* Many thanks to Matthias from Germany who made this post's update possible! *
The Albanian car market is very particular, with as much as 1 in every 3 cars in circulation in Tirana and Durres second-hand Mercedes. The best selling new cars are also unique: a mix of luxury SUV's dominated by the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GL-Class!
Only then normal passenger cars follow, among them the Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. A few models have Albania as their only European port of call like the VW Gol, Chery QQ and Toyota Avanza... So a very interesting market indeed.
This rough speculation is based on Matthias's observations in the streets of Tirana and Durres. Thanks again Matthias!
Click on 'Read more' below for some very informative street scenes.