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Europe April 2012: Now available with Top 322 All-models ranking!

The Ferrari 458 Italia sold 153 units in Europe in April. Picture by DLMphotos, all rights reserved.

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With a bit of delay I am now able to share with you a Full All-models Top 322 Ranking for Europe in April 2012 and year-to-date thanks thanks to Lancia Lover from autoweek.nl. We won't dwell on the Top 10 which was the subject of a previous post except to say that the BMW 3 Series and Fiat Panda make their return among Europe's 10 favourite car which hasn't gone unnoticed. Outside the Top 10, notice the Fiat Punto back is shape, up 15 spots on March to #15 and the VW Tiguan doing better and better at #16 and now #18 year-to-date vs. #35 over the Full Year 2011...

Can the VW Up! break into the European Top 20 this year? It is #36 for now. Picture by Peder, all rights reserved.

The VW Up! continues its progression and is up 11 ranks on last month to #36 with 8,977 units: this is now better than the Renault Twingo (#38) and way above the Peugeot 107 (#65), Toyota Aygo (#68) and Citroen C1 (#71). The Peugeot 208 breaks into the European Top 50 for the very first time, up 52 spots to #46 with 7,714 sales, the Mercedes A Class is up 14 to #48 and the Audi Q3 is up 16 to #56. Notice also the Chevrolet Aveo up 20 to #66.

The Porsche Cayenne sold better than the Mazda3 in Europe this month. Picture by Thomas Van Rooij, all rights reserved.

A few recent launches get themselves noticed this month: the Mazda CX-5 is up 16 spots to #127, the Citroen C4 Aircoss is up to #160 with 1,271 sales, the Dacia Lodgy appears at #195 and 675 units, the Kia Optima is #226 with 375 sales and the Peugeot 4008 is #236 at 255 units. Oddity: at 1,771 units, the Porsche Cayenne sells better than the Mazda3 (1,766) and the Porsche Panamera sells 7 times as much as the Suzuki Kizashi (739 vs. 109)!

The Maybach 57/62 sold just one unit in Europe in April. Picture by Willem Rodenburg, all rights reserved.

The bottom of the ranking is filled with out-of-this world models: the Ferrari 458 Italia sells 153 units, the Bentley Continental sells 141, the Mercedes SLS AMG sells 135, the Audi R8 is at 128, the Lamborghini Aventador at 27, the brand's best-seller above the Gallardo at 22 and the Murcielago at 2, the Maserati Quattroporte found 12 buyers and the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano 9. Finally, five models sold just one unit in the whole of Europe this month among them the very first Toyota GT86, the Great Wall Hover and the Maybach 57/62.

Most recent European post: Europe May 2012: Renault Megane back in Top 10

Original April European post: Europe April 2012: BMW 3 Series in Top 10 for first time since 2008

Previous All-model European post: Europe Q1 2012: Now available with Top 325 models!

One year ago: Europe April 2011: VW Passat shines

Full April 2012 Top 322 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Stephan735i
    August 17th, 2012 at 12:47 | #1

    Jaguar XJ is missing.

  2. aponenoimenos
    July 19th, 2012 at 00:27 | #2


    that my friend, has a name, it´s called : increase of the i-n-e-q-u-a-l-i-t-i-e-s.

    Rich get richer, poor get poorer.

    It is a wonderful world after all

  3. TheK
    June 30th, 2012 at 05:36 | #3

    Missing Citroën C6 in this data has a bit of tradition, there is also no number in the 2011 overall sales (while only German and French numbers together are over 500).

    Such a paint scheme on the Maybach is quite common for that model, only normally with more decent colors.

    Among the countries used for this list Geely only officially sells in Turkey – Geely CK and Emgrand EC7 there. As we only have top 20 or 25 from Turkey, it’s difficult to say, if there are some more elsewhere.

  4. coolcat
    June 29th, 2012 at 21:06 | #4

    Am I wrong in liking the Maybachs colour scheme……

    • matgasnier
      June 30th, 2012 at 00:54 | #5

      Not only are you not wrong coolcat but I also agree with you :-)

  5. June 29th, 2012 at 11:12 | #6

    A good analysis about May sales of Fiat 500/Panda and VW Up!, Skoda Citigo and Seat Mii. Is it really VW hitting Fiat sales?


  6. Paul
    June 28th, 2012 at 18:16 | #7

    Reminds me a bit of how Toyota used to try and pump up Corolla sales on the Home market by badging Tercels as the Corolla II. The Yaris -based (I think) Corolla Rumion (Ruckus) seems to be a more recent example.

  7. June 27th, 2012 at 20:56 | #8

    I agree the Maybach does have a weird paint job, it looks as if it has British diplomatic number plates, I wonder which embassy it belongs to, thanks Matt, interesting reading, a surprising number of super expensive cars are bought in Europe in spite of a recession

  8. June 27th, 2012 at 18:44 | #9

    Great to have top 322 , but you have just forgotten the Citroen C6 !

  9. Max
    June 27th, 2012 at 17:11 | #10

    I believe this ranking forgets the Lada Kalina (1117, 1118, 1119) and the Lada Priora (2170, 2171, 2172) !

    • matgasnier
      June 27th, 2012 at 18:48 | #11

      Hi paul, Max,
      THanks for your comments!
      This ranking is not 100% complete and some slow selling models are missing. I haven’t forgotten them, it’s just that specific data for these models is not available :-)
      Hope you understand

  10. Paul
    June 27th, 2012 at 09:46 | #12

    Is the Geely total a single total for different models or is there just one Geely model selling in Europe?

  11. June 27th, 2012 at 07:59 | #14

    that is one wierd paint job on the mercedes. The orange down the center of the car (stifled laugh)

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