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Europe November 2012: Renault Clio back on podium for the first time in almost 2 years

Renault Clio IV

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New car sales in the continent are down a painful 10% year-on-year to 970,393 registrations, the weakest month of November in 19 years, and down 7% year-to-date at 11,712,132 units. Brand-wise, Volkswagen is more dominant than ever with sales down just 4% this month to 130,446 and 3% year-to-date to 1,511,226. Ford (-12%) and Opel (-15%) follow with Renault (-28%), Peugeot (-12%) and Citroen (-19%) suffering. Only BMW at #7 (+4%) and Mercedes at #8 (+1%) manage to gain ground in the Top 10...

The VW Golf is still the most popular model in the region by far with 35,473 sales (-6%) and enjoying a smooth transition between the 6th and 7th generation. Boosted by great performances in the UK and Germany, the Ford Fiesta is up 4% at #2 and 25,336 units while the Renault Clio climbs onto the European podium for the first time since February 2011 at #3 with 22,133 sales (-3%) thanks to the new 4th gen and its pole position in France. Other great performers include the Peugeot 208 at #8 and the Nissan Qashqai at #9 (-4%).

Full November 2012 Top 10 models and Top 20 brands Ranking Tables below.

Previous month: Europe October 2012: Peugeot 208 #3, Fiat Panda back in Top 10

One year ago: Europe November 2011: Opel Corsa up to third place

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  1. Steam
    December 28th, 2012 at 23:04 | #1

    antek :@Gav
    I guess it’s Up No Up last year, then it’s pure gain.

    Tiguan is also successful.

  2. antek
    December 22nd, 2012 at 09:46 | #2


    I guess it’s Up ;) No Up last year, then it’s pure gain.

  3. Bryan
    December 20th, 2012 at 22:43 | #3

    Why is Peugeot and Citroen so low?? PSA cars are very good, only Volkswagen has better cars than PSA. I really don’t understand why Europeans buy GM/Opel or Ford so much(American brands) instead of Peugeot and Citroens.

  4. Paul
    December 20th, 2012 at 14:40 | #4

    Your passion for Honda is admirable, even a bit creepy.

  5. Gav
    December 20th, 2012 at 08:06 | #5

    Golf down 6%, Polo down %25, Passat down %22, VW only down 4%? It would be interesting to see the breakdown of the other VW models…

  6. Danijel
    December 20th, 2012 at 04:05 | #6

    Anyone know Panda sales figures?

  7. Max
    December 19th, 2012 at 23:45 | #7

    Honda got the best selling car in the USA (CIVIC) and they’re growing in every market of the world with the new CR-V and Civic except China just cuz the boicot of the japanese products,, just because they’re not popular in Eu or china doesn’t mean anything, you don’t know anything about cars.@eddy

  8. December 19th, 2012 at 21:29 | #8

    Do not say that! That´s not true at all!!

  9. Nico
    December 19th, 2012 at 19:36 | #9

    The Clio adds the 3 generations to be 3rd…

  10. eddy
    December 19th, 2012 at 14:12 | #10

    Honda is not even among the Top 20 in Europe! Honda is also not doing well in South America, Africa, Middle East, Russia and other parts too. They are going to be in trouble down the road. The cars they build are not interesting anymore!

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