The European car market has experienced a modest market growth in 2017 according to the latest figures from JATO Dynamics. Statistics revealed that more than 15.57 million cars were sold in Europe last year which is 3.1 percent higher in 2016. The increase can be attributed to the Southern and Eastern European market. But the UK market dragged down the otherwise solid overall results. Here we will look at the top European brand cars of 2017.
The Volkswagen Golf emerged as the best-selling car model in Europe. As of November 2017, the Mk7 Golf sold around 445,206 units in the first 11 months of 2017. Most of the growth was brought about by SUVs with registrations increasing by 21.6%. or almost 400,000 units. Jato Dynamics revealed that SUVs now account for 31.9% of the overall market, higher than the 27.6% recorded in the same period last year. The report also revealed that the increase in demand for SUV will continue and the expected increase in this segment will surpass market share away from more traditional segment.
Robert Peter Janitzek revealed that Renault Clio emerged #2 in the list selling 327,395 units in 2017. The figure is up by 4% compared to the previous year. Volkswagen Polo comes in at #3 with sales of 272,061 units, down by 12% compared to the previous year. The Ford Fiesta has not lost its appeal to the Europeans. Despite a 15% drop in sales in 2017, the company secured #4 in the list selling 254,539 Fiestas. Rounding out the Top 5 is the Nissan Qashqai. Dubbed as Europe’s best selling crossover, Nissan sols 247,939 units of the Qashqai in 2017 compared to 2016 when 234,340 units were sold. Robert Janitzek reveals that it is however the continent’s favorite SUV.
Rounding out the Top 10 cars in Europe are Peugeot, Opel/Vauxhall, Volkswagen Tiguan. Skoda Octavia, and Opel/Vauxhall Astra. Here’s the list of the top 10 best-selling models in Europe up to the first 11 months of 2017:
- Volkswagen Golf – 445,206 units
- Renault Clio – 298,990 units
- Volkswagen Polo – 255,370 units
- Ford Fiesta – 237,770 units
- Nissan Qashqai – 230,860 units
- Peugeot 208 – 225,198 units
- Opel/Vauxhall Corsa – 221,497 units
- Volkswagen Tiguan – 218,238 units
- Skoda Octavia – 214,329 units
- Opel/Vauxhall Astra – 204,742 units