During the first 10 months of 2018, the Moroccan automotive market recorded a slight increase of 2.6 percent in its sales compared to the same period last year.
According to statistics published by the Association of Importers of Vehicles in Morocco (AIVAM), the country sold 141,033 vehicles by the end of October compared to 137,366 vehicles sold in the same period last year.
According to AIVAM statistics, Dacia has sold the most cars in Morocco with 40,3914 units, up by 3.33 percent, followed by Renault with 20,224 units, up by 18.32.
During the month of October 2018, car sales increased notably to 13,213 units, up by 8.26 percent compared to October 2017.
Sales in the passenger cars sector (VP) rose by 2.38 percent to 129,361 units by the end of October, compared to 126,282 units a year earlier.
As for light commercial vehicles (LCVs), statistics revealed a moderate incline of 5.1 percent, equivalent to 11,672 units sold in 2018.
The Sopriam Group did well in October 2018, selling 998 Peugeot units, up by 55.94 percent from October 2017, and 650 Citroen units, up by 74.73 percent.
Group Smeia also made a significant increase in its sales during October 2018, selling 191 Land Rover units, up by 107.61 percent, 190 BMW units, up by 2.1 percent, and 32 Jaguar units, up by 166.67 percent.
After Dacia and Renault, Volkswagen was the third most popular make in Morocco, selling 9,360 units, down by 2.74 percent, and Hyundai was fourth, selling 9,184 units, down by 3.37 percent.
Peugeot is ranked fifth, selling 8,642 units, up by 3.16 percent.
As for luxury cars, the Germans maintained their leading position, selling 3,190 Mercedes-Benz units, up by 2.47 percent over the same period of 2017.
BMW sold 2,238 vehicles, up by 4.38 percent. Audi is ranked third with 2,041 units sold, up by 5.04 percent over the same period a year earlier.