ANKARA

The number of road motor vehicle registrations in Turkey increased 24% year-on-year in January, the country’s statistics authority revealed on Tuesday.

A total of 117,313 first- and second-hand vehicles were registered last month, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

Compared to the previous month, motor vehicle registration surged by 37.5%.

The total number of road motor vehicles registered to the traffic reached nearly 24.3 million by the end of January, TurkStat said.

In January, automobiles accounted for most new registrations — 63.5% — while small trucks accounted for 19.1%. Motorcycles represented 8.9%.

In terms of distribution of model brands for new registered cars in the month, 16.1% were Fiat; 14% Renault, and 9% Volkswagen.

Last year, the country registered over 1 million vehicles, a rise of 55% from the previous year.