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Europe August 2012: Peugeot 208 on podium, Audi #2 brand!

Peugeot 208

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New car sales are getting weaker by the month in Europe, with August down 8% year-on-year to 726,562 registrations and the year-to-date total now down 7% on 2011 at 8,610,605 units. Like last month, all models bar two see their sales fall by more than 10% year-on-year in August. The VW Golf keeps the pole position with 29,056 units (-13%), nearly double the sales of the #2, little sister VW Polo at 16,996 (-22%). After breaking into the European Top 10 for the very first time in July at #5, the Peugeot 208 continues to kick goals and climbs onto the podium this month at #3 thanks to 14,721 sales.

Audi A4

This means the 208 is already #2 in its class below the Polo and ahead of the Opel Corsa (-21%), Ford Fiesta (-27%) and Renault Clio (-16%). The VW Passat reappears in the Top 10 for the first time since last May at #8 with 11,727 units (-25%) while the Audi A4 does so for the first time since January 2009 and the 6th time ever at #10 with 11,226 sales (+4%), boosted by a very strong performance in Germany.

In fact, this month Audi manages to shoot up to second place overall in the brands ranking behind only Volkswagen with 47,507 units and a very impressive 6.5% market share, up 9% year-on-year and the only brand in the Top 10 with Mercedes to see its sales increase vs. 2011...

Previous month: Europe July 2012: Peugeot 208 in Top 10 for the first time at #5

One year ago: Europe August 2011: Ford Focus on podium for the first time in 3 years

Full August 2012 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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  1. sandu
    September 23rd, 2012 at 04:10 | #1

    @Steam

    tnx!

  2. mermou
    September 22nd, 2012 at 03:53 | #2

    the source is “Le soir” an algerian newspapper!!! it publishes the top 5 for every month.

    • matgasnier
      September 22nd, 2012 at 13:36 | #3

      Thanks for this mermou!
      Do you think you would be able to access the Top 5 for July so I can make a Top 5 for 2012 year-to-date?
      cheers
      Matt

  3. Steam
    September 21st, 2012 at 04:06 | #4

    sandu :it would be nice to see a top 20 brands

    Have a look into ACEA-data: http://www.acea.be/images/uploads/files/20120918_PRPC-FINAL-1208_2.pdf

  4. coolcat
    September 20th, 2012 at 08:13 | #5

    Skoda sales in Western Europe for August 2012 = 21,700. (9200 in Germany alone in August, making them Germanys biggest imported marque)

  5. sandu
    September 20th, 2012 at 05:44 | #6

    it would be nice to see a top 20 brands

  6. mermou
    September 20th, 2012 at 04:45 | #7

    sorry…
    3) hyundai 2900 (-38%)
    4) toyota 2899 (+42%)
    5) chevrolet 2427 (-12%)

    _ the top five by models:
    1) peugeot 207 3030 (-34%)
    2) toyota hilux 1518 (+39%)
    3) renault symbol 1238 (+50%)
    4) hyundai accent 1198 (-52%)
    5) renault clio campus 1077 (-20%)

    • matgasnier
      September 20th, 2012 at 10:03 | #8

      Many thanks for this mermou and glad you are enjoying the site!
      Could you let me know what the source of these figures is please?
      cheers
      Matt

  7. mermou
    September 20th, 2012 at 04:35 | #9

    hi matt, thx for this blog!! i really enjoy it!!
    i can give you car’s selling for algeria in august but only the top 5 brands and model!!
    i’ll try to give you the other months!!
    for august:
    _ top 05 by brands:
    -peugeot 5426 (-38%)
    -renault 4718 (-10)

  8. Carson
    September 19th, 2012 at 22:58 | #10

    I’m surprised Fiat doesn’t make the European top 10. That must be a concern for them. VAG is so dominant now its amazing.

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