New car sales in the Balearics are continuing to fall as the economic crisis sets in. Last month alone the number of new 4x4 vehicles sold in the region fell by nearly five per cent in comparison to July. This year, a total of 1.579 4x4*s have been sold in the Balearics, three per cent less that last year, but while car sales were on par with the first half of 2001 at the start of 2002, it is over the past three months that the market has slowed.