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ZAGREB (Croatia), September 5 (SeeNews) - Sales of new passenger cars in Croatia plummeted 45% on the month to 3,417 in August after falling by a monthly 25% in July, market research agency Promocija Plus said on Thursday.
In the first eight months of 2019, the sales of new cars grew 1.3% on the year to 47,785, Promocija Plus said in an emailed statement.
Volkswagen was the top-selling brand in the country of some 4.2 million people with 681 cars sold in August, down from 836 cars a month earlier.
Skoda was the runner-up with 417 cars sold in August, down from 788 in July, while Suzuki ranked third with 274, down from 428 a month earlier.
In the January-August period, Volkswagen was the most popular brand with a total of 6,121 cars sold, followed by Opel with 4,647 and Renault with 4,578.
The best-selling car models in Croatia in August were Volkswagen Golf, of which 270 cars were sold, followed by Skoda Octavia with 260 and Suzuki Vitara with 113.