By Stelios Orphanides
The number of saloon registrations rose in October 57 per cent to 3,240 compared to the respective month of 2016, which is the third highest this year, the statistical service said.
The increase was mainly on a 94 per cent rise in second-hand saloon registrations to 2,189 compared to a year before. The registration of brand new private vehicles also rose but by a much smaller amount, 13 per cent to 1,051.
In the first ten months, the number of saloon registrations rose 32 per cent compared to the respective period of 2016 to 30,380, Cystat added.
The figure was broken down into 11,413 new cars and 18,967 second-hand vehicles with an annual increase of 7.7 per cent and 52 per cent respectively.