SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) cars, which can be used in different terrain conditions as well as asphalt, offer a rich range in terms of driving conditions.
These cars, which have a large cabin and luggage volume, are often preferred by crowded families. While this body type, which has high engine power and performance, differs according to the model, it can reach high levels in terms of fuel consumption.
The use of SUV vehicles in the city has become a trend. Especially SUVs, which are the favorite of high car lovers, started to be preferred more by female drivers.
According to the researches, the SUV segment stands out as the most growing segment in Turkey and the most desirable by users. The SUV, the first segment model of the electric car to be produced by Turkey’s Automobile Enterprise Group (TOGG), continues to increase in weight in the Turkish automobile market.
SUV SEDAN’S PACE SALLAD
According to the data compiled by the AA correspondent from the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), automobile and light commercial vehicle sales in September of this year decreased by 36.9 percent compared to September 2020 and became 57 thousand 141 units.
In September, automobile sales decreased by 39.1 percent compared to the same month of the previous year and became 43 thousand 408, while light commercial vehicle sales decreased by 28.9 percent to 13 thousand 733.
The most preferred body type in the Turkish automobile market last month was SUVs with 17,068 sales and a 39.3 percent share in total sales. Thus, SUV car sales surpassed sedan car sales for the first time.
SUV cars were followed by sedans with 14,398 sales and a 33.2 percent share.
Hatchback (HB) cars followed the sedan with a share of 11,139 and 25.7 percent. The other 1.8 percent consisted of “MPV, CDV, sports and station wagon” body types.
SUV SALES CLOSELY FOLLOWING SEDAN SALES IN THE YEAR TOTAL
Looking at the January-September period of this year, the most preferred body type was sedans with 40.1 percent.
Sedans were followed by SUVs with a share of 34.9 percent and hatchbacks with a share of 22.9 percent.
When the January-September period of 2020 is compared with the same period of this year, the share of sedan cars decreased from 43.9 percent to 40.1 percent, while the share of hatchback cars decreased from 24.1 percent to 22.9 percent, while SUVs ‘s share increased from 28.9 percent to 34.9 percent.
TOGG’S FIRST MODEL WILL ALSO BE SUV
On the other hand, the electric C-SUV, the first model of TOGG, which is expected to be removed from the band at the end of 2022, is expected to take a share from the Turkish SUV market and further enlarge the SUV market.
It is predicted that the car, which will be opened to the European market after the Turkish market, will be one of the prominent models in its segment in the European market.