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Europe 7 months 2012: Now available with Top 325 models!

208 Rolls Royce Ghost were sold in Europe so far in 2012. Picture by gstaranto, all rights reserved.

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Thanks to Lancia Lover from www.autoweek.nl I can share with you today and for the first time since last April a Top 325 (nearly all) models ranking for Europe over the first 7 months of 2012! Outside the familiar Top 10, the Fiat Panda is up 2 spots compared to the 4 months 2012 ranking to #11 thanks to its outstanding performance in Italy, but is still a good 13,000 units away from a spot in the Top 10 most popular cars in Europe. The Skoda Octavia is stable at #12 while the BMW 3 Series is up 5 ranks to #14 and the VW Tiguan up one to a best-ever #17 vs. #35 in 2011!

VW Up! Picture by L'Argus, all rights reserved.

The Mercedes B-Class is up 6 spots to #30, the Nissan Juke up one to a record #34 and the Opel Zafira up 4 to #39 thanks to the new Zafira Tourer. We welcome two newcomers in the European year-to-date Top 50: the Peugeot 208 is up 62 ranks to #44 with 59,607 sales, making its first appearance in the Europe Top 5 in July before breaking onto the podium in August, and the VW Up! lands at #45 with 59,328 units. Further down, notice the Kia Cee'd up 14 spots to #59, the Audi Q3 up 6 to #63 and the Mercedes M-Class up 15 to #108.

Peugeot 4008

Among other new models for 2012, the Mazda CX-5 and VW Beetle new generation are both up 22 ranks to #136 and #142 respectively, the Dacia Lodgy is up 92 to #163 with 9,200 sales, the Skoda Citigo is up 67 to #168, the Seat Mii up 64 to #185, the Kia Optima up 42 to #233, the Peugeot 4008 up 30 to #251 and the Toyota GT86 up 70 to #257.

Opel Ampera

The Toyota Prius has now a little more room to breathe in the hybrid/electric cars ranking, pointing its bonnet at #138 with 13,552 sales while the Lexus CT is down from #140 over 4 months 2012 to #155 now at 10,520 units. The Opel Ampera is up 7 spots to #221 ahead of the Nissan Leaf down 4 to #231 but passing the Honda Insight, down 18 to #236 while the Toyota Prius+ makes its first appearance in the European ranking at #243 with 1,640 sales, followed by the Honda CR-Z down 14 to #250. Note overall European sales of Chevrolet Volt are unavailable at this stage.

Volvo V40

A few other models show themselves for the first time: the Volvo V40 lands directly at #246 with 1,588 sales, the Chevrolet Camaro ranks #248 with 1,586 units, the Lexus GS is #258 with 1,187 sales, the Lancia Flavia is #286, the Ford B-Max is #298, the Peugeot 301 #314, the Citroen C-Elysee #316, the Dacia Dokker #319 and the Renault Zoe #324 with 11 units sold.

Mercedes CLS in Monaco, August 2012

The second half of the ranking still features a good number of luxury cars totally unaffected by the gloomy European sales context. The Porsche Cayenne is up to #143, the Mercedes CLS at #177, the Porsche Panamera at #201, the Bentley Continental GT/GTC is #261, the Ferrari 458 Italia #262, the Mercedes SLS AMG #271, the Audi R8 #277, the Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage #283, the Ferrari California #284, the Maserati GranTurismo #290, the Rolls Royce Ghost #299 and the Lamborghini Aventador at #304.

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

Previous detailed YTD post: Europe April 2012: Now available with Top 322 All-models ranking!

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  1. Giorgio
    November 5th, 2012 at 22:15 | #1

    where I can find updated sales data for Volt and Ampera out from USA


  2. kapkaplui
    October 11th, 2012 at 17:04 | #2


    I need to have my eyes checked! Great site btw

  3. kapkaplui
    October 10th, 2012 at 20:23 | #3

    May I know which country is included in this figure?


    • matgasnier
      October 10th, 2012 at 21:21 | #4

      Hi Kapkaplui, the countries are listed below the table.

  4. Rachelle
    October 3rd, 2012 at 05:45 | #5

    Thanks Matt!
    I will gladly try your suggestions! @matgasnier

  5. Rachelle
    October 2nd, 2012 at 22:45 | #6

    Thanks for the numbers!

    Does the numbers for the Opel Ampera include the numbers for the UK, in which it is sold under Vauxhall Ampera?

    I have bee tracking the Ampera/Volt sales, I have not been able to find Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, or Turkey. Can you help me? Thanks

    • matgasnier
      October 2nd, 2012 at 22:47 | #7

      Hi Rachelle,
      No worries – glad you’re enjoying!
      Yes Ampera numbers include the Vauxhall version.
      Latvia, Poland and Romania are accessible through the sources I use on here. Just go on each of the countries, click on ‘Read more’ at the end of the article, go to the bottom of the table and click on the source.
      Let me know if you have any issues.

  6. Javier
    September 30th, 2012 at 02:08 | #8

    Good work

    • matgasnier
      September 30th, 2012 at 13:40 | #9

      Thanks Javier!

  7. Paul
    September 28th, 2012 at 12:04 | #10

    Is there a quick ref somewhere as to what countries constitute Europe for the purpose of this chart? Is it Euro using countries.

    • matgasnier
      September 28th, 2012 at 12:17 | #11

      Hi Paul,
      Yep – at the very end of the article below the table.

  8. JP
    September 28th, 2012 at 03:23 | #12

    What about Fisker and Tesla?

  9. Max
    September 27th, 2012 at 18:21 | #13

    What about Lada Priora and Lada Kalina ? In France, 24 Prioras (17 hatchback, 7 SW) and 18 Kalinas (13 hatchback, 5 SW) were sold between January and August.

    • matgasnier
      September 27th, 2012 at 18:44 | #14

      Hi Max,
      As noted below the table, models with unavailable overall European sales do not feature in this ranking. I have added the Citroen C6 and Ford B-Max based on only French and German sales because with just these two countries they are already above 200 units.
      Hope you understand.

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