* NOW UPDATED with the Top 316 best-selling models! Click on title to see *
Thanks to Lancia Lover from Autoweek.nl, I can now share with you a Top 100 models ranking for Europe in March. We have covered the Top 10 already, with the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Yaris delivering record-breaking performances, so let’s focus on the ranking below. The BMW 1 Series is up 12 spots on its 2011 ranking to #17 with 18,110 sales while the VW Tiguan is up 14 to #21 at 17,027 units and the Nissan Juke is up 12 to #27 with 14,183 sales.
Good performance of the Mini up 6 ranks to #30 and 13,903 units, the Audi A6 up 13 to #33, the Mercedes B Class up a massive 40 spots to #34, the Opel Zafira up 26 to #36, both thanks to thanks to new generations now available in dealerships. The Hyundai ix35 is up 12 spots on its 2011 ranking to break into the Top 50 at #46. Last newcomer in the European Top 50: the VW Up! landing directly at #47 with 9,986 sales.
Kia is in great shape in this start of the year: the Sportage is up 17 spots to #52 and the Rio is up 61 to #58. Other great performers in the European Top 100 include the BMW X3 up 17 ranks to #60, the Range Rover Evoque up 111 to #71 and 7,437 units and the Audi Q3 up 134 spots on its 2011 to #72 with 7,193 sales.
Further down, notice the Peugeot 208 landing at #108 with 4,058 units, the Citroen DS4 up 21 ranks to #116, the Hyundai i40 up 80 to #117, the Mazda CX-5 landing at #143, the Citroen DS5 at #145, the VW Beetle at #184 and the Subaru XV at #192. Electric cars are progressing: the Opel Ampera is up 89 spots compared to its 2011 ranking to #215 and the Nissan Leaf is up 47 to #217. A few very prestigious models do really well: the Ferrari FF is up 25 ranks to #281, the Bentley Continental Flying Spur is up 19 to #289 and the Lamborghini Aventador is up 15 to #295.
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Full March 2012 Top 316 Ranking Table below.