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Europe April 2011: VW Passat shines, UPDATED WITH TOP 235!

BMW 5 Series

* See the Top 235 best-selling models over 4 months 2011 by clicking on 'Read more' below! *

Granted, it's not the most up-to-date numbers, but thanks to Lancia Lover from www.autoweek.nl, I am able to share with you for the very first time in BestSellingCars history the Top 235 best-selling models in Europe! This is very rare so worth you clicking away!

This ranking covers 29 countries so figures are slightly higher than the JATO numbers I publish every month. While the VW Passat reaches #5 in April for the first time in over 5 years, outside the Top 10 let's notice the Nissan Qashqai at #14 (+15%) followed by the Skoda Octavia (-2%), Seat Ibiza (+9%) and Skoda Fabia (+12%). Excellent performances of the BMW 5 Series at #24 (+97%), the Opel Meriva at #26 (+82%) and Citroen C4 at #33 (+67%).

Among newcomers the Dacia Duster does best, landing directly in 27th place with 50,312 sales, and is followed by the Nissan Juke at #42, the Audi A1 at #44, Alfa Romeo Giulietta at #47, Hyundai ix35 at #54 and Citroen DS3 at #58. Notice the Peugeot 508 at #77 with 18,945 sales and the Mini Countryman at #98 and 15,587 units.

DR1

There is only one Chinese car in the ranking: the DR1, aka Riich M1, thanks to relatively strong sales in Italy, ranking #232 at 1,184 units.

Full 4 months 2011 Top 235 Ranking Table and end of article below.

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  1. STAC
    August 18th, 2011 at 10:05 | #1

    matgasnier :
    Salut!
    Ooops merci j’ai corrige le classement du Top10, dis-moi si tu vois d’autres erreurs.
    Pas de probleme pour les chiffres anciens, je n’attaque la France que dans quelques semaines…
    A bientot
    Matt

    Salut Mat

    Pour le classement, je pense que c’est bon.

    OK pour la France. As tu vu les classements et les statistiques sur wikipedia français (année 50 et depuis 2001 ou 2002) ? Je crois que je te les avais envoyé par mail, il y a quelques mois, je ne sais pas si tu l’as eu

    Sinon je pense que je vais essayer de m’occuper plus tôt (dans cette semaine ou la semaine prochaine). Peux tu me répondre par mail.
    Merci
    A bientôt

    • matgasnier
      August 18th, 2011 at 10:09 | #2

      Salut!
      Non je n’ai pas recu les classements sur wikipedia francais, pourrais-tu m’envoyer le lien stp??
      Merci beaucoup
      Matt

  2. August 15th, 2011 at 00:55 | #3

    Some parts of Turkey belong to Europe…

  3. Sandeep
    August 13th, 2011 at 16:41 | #4

    @Matgasnier Turkey is not a european country!!

    • matgasnier
      August 13th, 2011 at 16:53 | #5

      Hi Sandeep,
      It is not my decision to include Turkey in this European ranking. I think you are opening a can of worms here: Turkey can be considered part of Europe too…
      cheers
      Matt

  4. MaxFerrari
    August 13th, 2011 at 05:35 | #6

    “The Top 235 figures include 29 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus”

    -> Il y existe donc des chiffres pour Chypre ?

    Le Lada Niva n’est même pas dans ce top 235…dommage.

    • matgasnier
      August 13th, 2011 at 13:43 | #7

      Hello!
      Oui il y a des chiffres pour Chypre mais je ne suis jamais arrive a trouver le detail par modele…
      Si tu trouves des infos sur Chypre pense a moi! :-)
      Matt

  5. STAC
    August 13th, 2011 at 00:21 | #8

    Bonjour,
    As tu revu les chiffres ? Car il y a quelques erreurs….

    PS: je ne t’oublie pas, je t’enverrai bientôt les statistiques anciens par mail après les vacances car je n’ai pas beaucoup de temps en ce moment, désolé.

    • matgasnier
      August 13th, 2011 at 00:41 | #9

      Salut!
      Ooops merci j’ai corrige le classement du Top10, dis-moi si tu vois d’autres erreurs.
      Pas de probleme pour les chiffres anciens, je n’attaque la France que dans quelques semaines…
      A bientot
      Matt

  6. BogdyBBA
    May 20th, 2011 at 03:35 | #10

    Why is the European market going down this year?I saw that in the last 12 months, 4.8M (-2%/2010) cars have been sold in Europe, and 4.2M (+20%/2010) in the US.

    European countries combined have a much bigger population, so is there a simple explanation or are there much more complicated reasons?

    • matgasnier
      May 21st, 2011 at 22:22 | #11

      Hi!
      The two markets behave differently this year because in 2009-2010, most Western European markets saw their sales artificially boosted by scrappage schemes that have for the most part ended now. So 2011 will be difficult in Europe. In the US, the market is getting out of a tough 2 year recession, so very different stories.
      Hope this helps
      Matt

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