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Albania 2011 UPDATED: The land of luxury SUVs

Range Rover

* Many thanks to Matthias from Germany who made this post’s update possible! *

The Albanian car market is very particular, with as much as 1 in every 3 cars in circulation in Tirana and Durres second-hand Mercedes. The best selling new cars are also unique: a mix of luxury SUV’s dominated by the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport and Mercedes GL-Class!

Only then normal passenger cars follow, among them the Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. A few models have Albania as their only European port of call like the VW Gol, Chery QQ and Toyota Avanza… So a very interesting market indeed.

This rough speculation is based on Matthias’s observations in the streets of Tirana and Durres. Thanks again Matthias!

More pictures below.

Source: www.flickr.com from Physis Stadt Tirana

Source: www.flickr.com from MrSco

Source: www.youtube.com

  1. Matthias
    April 28, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Bonjour and hello

    I’ve just been to Albania for a few days and i have to say the Captiva wasn’t particularly prevalent in Tirana and Durres at all. The most common cars among the obviously new ones seemed to be the Range Rover, BMW X5, Mercedes M-class, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover Sport, Mercedes GL-class, and only then normal passenger cars followed, especially Chevrolet Aveo, Fiat Punto, VW Golf and Opel Corsa. But the mix of old and new and all sorts of brands is so wild it’s difficult to come to any realistic conclusion. Where else in Europe do you see a number of Brazilian VW Gols, Chery QQs, Toyota Avanzas and those weird Chinese heavy-duty three-wheel lorries? Hopefully someone can come up with official data one day…

    • April 28, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Hi Matthias,
      Thank you so much this is great information! I will update my post accordingly shortly.
      Would you by any chance have any pictures that would illustrate what you are saying and that I could feature on here?
      Thanks again

  2. marcopolo
    March 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hello there,
    I like your site very much.Do you have statistics beyond Europe top10,like maybe top 50?Thank you.

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