Europe August 2011: Ford Focus on podium for 1st time in 3 years
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Very healthy numbers this month for the European market, up 8% year-on-year at 781,500 registrations. The year-to-date total is however still down by 1% at 9,158,095 units. The VW Golf goes from strength to strength this year, up a massive 18% to reach 4% of the market thanks to 31,434 sales over the continent. It is at 3.5% and 324,557 units year-to-date.
The VW Polo takes the 2nd spot for the 8th time in the last 14 months and is rewarded by passing the Ford Fiesta to establish itself in 2nd place year-to-date with 241,142 sales. The Ford Focus climbs onto the podium for the first time since October 2008, ranking 3rd with 17,859 sales, up a massive 40% year-on-year. Other good performers this month are the Opel Astra at #6, up 31% and the VW Passat at #7, up 89%.
Previous month: see the July 2011 Top 10 best-selling models here.
Full August 2011 Top 10 Ranking Table below.