Last year, the Poles bought 238,700 new cars. This year should be much better. “Sales may amount to at least 300,000 cars”, Witold Rogalski, Subaru Motor Polska CEO said.

According to Samar, the company monitoring the automotive market, nearly 28,000 new cars were sold in March for the best result since Poland joined the EU. March sales were 27 percent higher than in February and over 29.3 percent better than in the same period of last year. In the first quarter of this year, 72,800 new passenger cars were sold in Poland, or 24.5 percent more than in the same period of last year.

“This is the effect of selling old models and stabilization of law. The Ministry of Finance promises no more changes in the regulations concerning new cars. Besides, both individual clients and companies, are exchanging their cars”, Wojciech Drzewiecki, Samar CEO said.

Meanwhile, the main elements disturbing the market, i.e. unfavorable tax rules and no barriers for the imports of second-hand cars, did not stop the increase.

In March, Toyota was the leader as far as new passenger car sales in Poland are concerned with 3,953 cars sold. Skoda followed with 3,126 cars. Opel was third in the ranking with 3,010 cars. Fiat sold 2,460 cars while Ford 1,735 ones.