Turkey’s car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) sales grew 60% year-on-year in the first quarter of this year, an industry group announced on Friday.

Passenger car and LCV sales reached 198,660 in January-March, the Automotive Distributors’ Association (ODD) said in a statement.

A total of 156,464 cars were sold in the first three months, up 57%, while LCV market grew by 70.3% with 42,196.

In March, the automotive market was nearly doubled –up 92.8%– compared to a year ago, reaching 96,428.

Passenger car sales hit 76,337 last month, rising 91.4% on an annual basis.

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