ISTANBUL

Fiat was the best-selling passenger car and light commercial vehicle brand in Turkey in 2020, an industry group said on Friday.

Fiat sold a total of 137,325 passenger cars and light commercial vehicles last year, leading the market, according to the Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD) data compiled by Anadolu Agency.

It was followed by Renault and Ford with 101,534 and 92,487 respectively.

The three brands produce passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Turkey.

With 98,900 units, Renault posted the most passenger car sales last year. It was followed by Fiat with 92,364 and Volkswagen (VW) with 52,740.

In the light commercial vehicle segment, Ford topped the list with sales of 64,891 units. Ford was followed by Fiat with 44,961 and VW with 12,036 unit sales.

According to sectoral figures, 87.6% of the overall automobile sales were in the A (mini), B (entry), and C (compact) segments with relatively lower tax burdens.

The ODD had said on Wednesday that Turkey’s total car and light commercial vehicle sales jumped by 61.3% year-on-year, reaching 772,788 in 2020.

*Writing by Yunus Girgin in Ankara​​​​​​​

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