A total of 2,873 new vehicles were registered in Liechtenstein in 2015. After years of decline, new registrations were up by 14 per cent.
Last year, 2,688 motor vehicles and 185 trailers were registered at the Vehicle Licensing Authority in Liechtenstein, announced the Office for Statistics in its latest publication on vehicle statistics. The figures equate to a 14 per cent increase in new vehicle registrations, or 13.9 per cent in motor vehicles, according to an accompanying press release.
In 2012, more new registrations were recorded than almost ever before. However, 2013 saw a drop of 8.9 per cent and 2014, of 6.3 per cent. The press release highlights that the fact that 2,049 passenger vehicles took to the roads last year pushed numbers back up, with a 13.8 per cent increase recorded.
Volkswagen proved to be the most popular make in particular with its Golf model while Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Seat and Skoda were hot on its heels, writes the press release. It adds that 56.3 per cent of the passenger vehicles were four-wheel drive and around 40 per cent were front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, CO2 emissions in the newly registered vehicles amounted to an average of 142 grams per kilometre.