A total of 243,697 new vehicles were sold in Bulgaria between 1998-2007, the national Union of Automobile Importers said.
Sales hit the record 55,336 last year, of which 52,009 (93.99%) new cars.
The year-on-year hike is by more than 10,000 units, or 22.15%.
Last year was the ninth in a row, in which sales of new vehicles rose. The highest increases were recorded in 2004 (49.7%) and in 2005 (35.5%).
Toyota continued to be the most popular brand in Bulgaria last year with a market share of 11.18%, followed by Peugeut, Ford and Opel, which hold more than 8% of the market each.
Peugeut, Piaggio and Yamaha are the leaders on the market of motorcycles, while Mercedes, Iveco, and Man are the top 3 brands among buses.
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