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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