Europe June 2012: Opel Corsa #2 for the first time in 18 months, Nissan Qashqai & BMW 3 Series back in Top 10

Vauxhall Corsa

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The European new car market is down 2% year-on-year in June to 1,258,035 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 6,918,643 units halfway through the year, down 7% on 2011. While the VW Golf keeps the pole position by far with 39,811 sales it is down 4% on June 2011. The Opel Corsa is up to #2 overall for the first time since December 2010 despite sales down 12% year-on-year to 29,490 units. It leads its category ahead of the VW Polo (-12%) and Ford Fiesta (-21%).

BMW 3 Series

Thanks to its outstanding performance in the Netherlands, the Renault Megane is up 3% to 5th place with 23,692 sales, its highest ranking since July 2010. The Opel Astra (-22%), Renault Clio (-15%) and Ford Focus (-30%) all fall heavily year-on-year. Reversely, the Nissan Qashqai is back in the European Top 10 for the third time this year after January (#9) and March (#7) with 21,682 sales, up a shiny 16% year-on-year. It is only the 5th time ever the Qashqai ranks in the Top 10 after July 2010 and September 2011. The BMW 3 Series is also back in the Top 10 for the second time in the last 3 months at #10 with 20,112 units, up 12%.

Previous month: Europe May 2012: Renault Megane back into Top 10

One year ago: Europe June 2011: Ford Focus back in Top 5 after 21 months

Full June 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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