ANKARA

Turkey’s car and light commercial vehicle sales surged 41% in the first quarter of 2020 versus the same period a year ago, an industry group said Thursday.

The Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD) said in a statement that more than 124,400 vehicles were sold from January to March.

Passenger car sales jumped 45% year-on-year to 99,630 in the first three months of this year.

It revealed that nearly 24,800 light commercial vehicles were sold, up 26% compared to the same period of last year.

In March, the automotive market saw a slight rise of 1.6% on an annual basis selling

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