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Europe October 2011: VW Polo back to second place

VW Polo

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In the midst of a Euro currency turmoil, the European car market holds itself pretty well, slowing down only by 1% both year-on-year in October and year-to-date at 1,044,552 and 11,467,336 registrations respectively. The VW Golf is the uncontested leader in Europe with 38,076 sales and 3.6% market share, its 18th consecutive month in the European pole position. The Golf is also #1 year-to-date at 413,156 units and has been the best-seller in Europe for 38 of the last 40 months, only ranking #2 in March '09 and '10...

In second place, the VW Polo is up 2 spots on September with 29,199 sales and 2.8%, also claiming back the #2 spot in the 2011 year-to-date ranking at 301,721 units, passing the Ford Fiesta, #3 both in October at 26,553 sales and year-to-date at 299,521 units. The Renault Clio, boosted by an exceptional performance in its native France, ranks 4th this month with 23,514 sales but is still #5 YTD behind the Opel Corsa. Notice the VW Passat up to an excellent 6th spot, its second-best score in the last 6 years...

Previous month: see the European September 2011 Top 303 best-selling models here.

Full October 2011 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Steam
    November 23rd, 2011 at 19:49 | #1

    I heard in China a sack of rice fell down … ;)

  2. Tengil
    November 23rd, 2011 at 08:13 | #2

    @Josh
    No Josh, I can assure you, you are not the only one.

  3. Sonico
    November 23rd, 2011 at 05:00 | #3

    Again with this “VW propaganda” thing? We’ll need to ask European customers to stop buying Volkswagens, or else we will never get over this…

  4. Josh
    November 23rd, 2011 at 01:36 | #4

    @matgasnier
    Thanks Matt. I thought I was the only one getting irritated by the constant whining.

  5. November 22nd, 2011 at 21:39 | #5

    @matgasnier
    Ok Matt but please do not spoil such a nice blog with VW propaganda.
    Cheers!

  6. November 22nd, 2011 at 21:37 | #6

    @Sith
    You´ve got the point Sith!

  7. Sith
    November 22nd, 2011 at 04:48 | #7

    I DO NOT BUY THEM because i hate this brands.

    So unreliable.

  8. November 21st, 2011 at 19:18 | #8

    @Pedro
    I DO NOT BUY THEM. JUST DO NOT LIKE THEM.

  9. Pedro
    November 19th, 2011 at 07:48 | #9

    Sith :
    The currant vw design sucks.
    I don´t know who buys them??

    I buy them ;-) And a lot of other people, too.

  10. November 18th, 2011 at 22:45 | #10

    @Sith
    I AGREE WITH YOU SITH! I NEVER LIKED VW´S. THEIR DESIGN IS BORING AND PLAIN. THEIR CARS ARE JUST THE SAME AS RENAULT, FIAT, PEUGEOT, OPEL… THE ONLY THING THAT SAVE THEM IS THE GOOD AND WISE WORLD MARKET MARKETING THEY MADE AND THEY EXPANSION WORLDWIDE. MY FATHER HAD AN AUDI 80 THAT WAS A REAL CANCER! THE CAR PASSED MORE TIME IN THE GARAGE WITH PROBLEMS THAN IN HIS HANDS. THEN HE HAD A VW 1999 PASSAT; THE PROBLEMS WERE SO MANY THAT HE NEVER BOUGTH VW´S AGAIN. I HAD A 1994 SEAT IBIZA THAT NEVER STARTS IN COLD WEATHER AND BROKE DOWN ONCE WHEN I WAS CROSSING A TRAIN LINE!!!!!

    • matgasnier
      November 19th, 2011 at 11:43 | #11

      Miguel – I think you made it clear that you don’t like VW, writing hundreds of comments about it on here for the last few months.
      Can we move on?
      Talk about something else?
      Thanks
      Matt

  11. Sith
    November 18th, 2011 at 21:37 | #12

    The currant vw design sucks.

    I don´t know who buys them??

  12. November 18th, 2011 at 20:03 | #13

    @Pedro
    Weel, is normal. VW group is large and includes Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda, MAN, Lamborghini, Bentley, Sachs. They have to be the first. Unfair competition!!!!!

  13. November 18th, 2011 at 03:24 | #14

    Sales Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Jeep in Europe: http://www.carsitaly.net/fiat-car-sales_europe.htm

  14. Pedro
    November 18th, 2011 at 03:08 | #15

    @Miguel

    Let’s contunie:

    Toyota dictator in Japan!
    Fiat dictator in Italy!
    Renault dictator in France!

    etc. etc. ;-)

  15. November 17th, 2011 at 23:56 | #16

    VW dictator! Prepotency lasts…

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