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New car sales in Lithuania are up by a flamboyant 18.8% year-on-year in 2016 to 20.284 registrations, however it is to be noted that an estimated 20-30% of all new cars registered in this market are immediately re-exported to other European Union markets due to their low selling price here. Fiat cements its domination further with a 24% surge leading to a 16,6% market share, comfortably ahead of Volkswagen at 13% (+4%) and Toyota at 11.9% (+28%). Renault soars 51% to #67, Kia is up 30% to #7 and BMW gains one spot to #9 thanks to deliveries up 19%. The Fiat 500 is the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 5th consecutive year, selling more than 3 times the amount of the #2 at 12.1% share vs. 3.9% for the Nissan Qashqai (-5%). We welcome three new entrants inside th Top 10: the Fiat 500X is up 221% to a stunning 5th place overall – it holds the same ranking at home in Italy – the VW Golf gains 119% to #6 and the Toyota Auris is up 88% to #77. The Kia Sportage (+54%), Toyota RAV4 (+30%) and Avensis (+32%) also post spectacular gains.
Two years ago: Lithuania Full Year 2014: Fiat 500 shoots up to 11.2% share
Full Year 2016 Top 10 brands and models vs. Full Year 2015 figures below.