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Europe September 2019: Volkswagen, Renault, Tesla lift market up 14.4% on 2018 but still down -12.3% on 2017

The T-Cross is instrumental in Volkswagen's European recovery this month. 06/11 update: Now with the Top 55 brands and Top 390 models 29/10 update: Now with the Top 100 models (Source JATO) 25/10 update: Now with the Top 25 brands and models (Source JATO) The European new car market soars…

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Europe August 2019: Dacia Duster surges to #2 overall, VW T-Roc #4 in WLTP hangover (-8.7%)

The Dacia Duster is up to a record 2nd place overall in Europe in August. 10/10 update: now with Top 55 brands and Top 355 models. 27/09 update: now with final Top 25 brands and Top 100 models. According to final figures released by JATO Dynamics, the WLTP hangover kicks…

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Europe July 2019: Mercedes (+18.2%), Dacia (+18%), Skoda (+14.8%) headline highest market since 2007 (+1.2%)

The new A-Class (+50.8%) helps Mercedes up 18.2% in July. 04/09/2019 update: Now with the Top 55 brands and Top 350 models. 28/08/2019 update: Now with an exclusive Top 100 models. New car registrations in Europe 27 markets gain 1.2% year-on-year in July to 1.325.600 units, the largest July volume…

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Europe First Half 2019: Dacia, Mitsubishi, Tesla can’t help market down -3.1%

The Duster (+20.8%) helps Dacia up 12.8% across Europe in H1 2019. 07/08/2019 update: Now with the Top 55 brands and Top 385 models. New car sales in Europe edge down -3.1% to 8.426.190 units over the First Half of 2019 according to ACEA data which includes the European Union…

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Europe June 2019: Seat, Dacia, Toyota defy market diving -7.9%, Sandero and Duster in Top 7 for 1st time

Seat sales are up 5.4% in Europe in June, the largest gain in the Top 20. 07/08/2019 update: Now with the Top 55 brands and Top 350 models. 27/07/2019 update: Now with the Top 100 models. 26/07/2019 update: Now with actuals for the Top 25 brands and models. According to…

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Europe April 2019: BMW (+12.5%), Citroen (+14.7%), Dacia (+13%) convince in market tilted down -0.5% by UK

BMW posts the only double-digit gain of any brand in the European Top 10. UPDATE 3 (04/06): Now with Top 55 brands and Top 355 models. UPDATE 2 (27/05): Now with Top 100 models. UPDATE 1 (23/05): Now with final figures for the Top 25 brands and models. Preliminary European…

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Europe First Quarter 2019: Citroen (+5.9%), Dacia (+15.8%), Tesla (+263.6%) show off in market down -3.2%

Citroen is the only Top 12 brand in positive over Q1 in Europe. New car sales in Europe ex-Russia and Turkey drop -3.2% over the First Quarter of 2019 to 4.13 million units. Germany (+0.2%) is the only Top 5 market to register a (very meagre) uptick, with France (-1.1%)…

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Europe March 2019: Tesla smashes volume record in market down -3.6%

Tesla has sold a record 17.440 units in Europe this month. This article has been updated with actuals for the Top 54 brands and Top 352 models. The European new car market retracts for the 7th straight month in March at -3.6% year-on-year to 1.77 million sales, leading to a…

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Europe February 2019: First Top 10 finish for the VW T-Roc, Citroen C3 up to record #4 in market down just 1.3%

The T-Roc is helping Volkswagen's return to shape in February. Update 3 (03/04): Now with the Top 360 All-models and Top 55 brands. Update 2 (03/04): The January 2019 article now has a Top 350 All-models and Top 55 brands. Update 1 (27/03): Now with the Top 25 brands and…

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Europe January 2019: Citroen and Dacia shine, VW Group recovers in market down 4.6%

The C5 Aircross is already having an impact on Citroen European sales. Update 3 (03/04): Now with the Top 55 brands and Top 350 All-models. Update 2 (09/03): Now with the Top 100 models. Update 1 (28/02): Now with actuals for the Top 25 brands and models. The European new…

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Europe Full Year 2018: WLTP transition freezes sales, VW, Peugeot, Dacia and Jeep shine, Golf #1 and Tiguan #5

The VW Tiguan is the best-selling SUV in Europe in 2018. Consult close to 50 years of European Historical Data here. October 2019 update: Now with Top 10 LCV brands and Top 40 models. February 2019 update: Now with Top 60 brands and Top 430 All- models. Thanks to our…

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Europe December 2018: Mercedes A-Class up 47.8% to #8

The Mercedes A-Class lodges a third European Top 10 finish in 4 months, helping Mercedes become the only gainer in the Top 12 brands. The Europe Full Year 2018 post has now been updated with the Top 60 brands and Top 415 models. The Europe November 2018 post has now…

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Europe November 2018: Audi (-39%), Renault (-27%), Nissan (-26%) pull market down 7.2%, Sandero at record #4

The Dacia Sandero is up to a record 4th place in Europe. This post has now been updated with the Top 55 brand and Top 50 models. According to our partner JATO Dynamics, the European new car market (27 countries) drops another 7.2% year-on-year in November to 1.154.817 units, still…

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Europe October 2018: Post-WLTP hangover softens (-7.4%), VW Group (-21.6%) still struggles

The Peugeot 3008 is the best-selling SUV In Europe for the 2nd month in a row. * Now updated with final figures for the Top 10 groups, Top 70 brands and Top 410 models * According to final data shared by our partner JATO Dynamics, the European new car market is still reeling…

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Europe September 2018: Post-WLTP knocks VW (-52%), lifts Opel to #1

Opel is the #1 brand in Europe for the first time in 13 years, and the Corsa snaps its maiden #1 finish. * Now updated with actuals for the Top 10 groups, Top 70 brands and Top 410 models * These are very unusual times for the European market, a situation…

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