Polish luxury car dealers in 2012 recorded a double-digit rise in sales, despite the economic crisis. Top on the list of sales was BMW, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Audi, Wyborcza.biz reported. Together, the three producers sold over 16,000 vehicles.
With 5,555 cars sold in 2012, BMW enjoyed a 21.9 percent sales rise from 2011. For Mercedes and Audi the figures came in at 11.4 percent (5,415 cars) and 23.5 percent (5,111 cars) respectively. Fourth on the best-seller list was Japan's Lexus, with 557 cars sold, a 2.6 percent rise compared to the previous year.
“In the luxury car market, the biggest clients are companies and institutions; they're responsible for over 70 percent of the sales,” Wojciech Drzewiecki, president of the IBRM Samar Automotive Market Research Institute said. He added that the market is very small, and it should continue to expand in 2013.
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