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Europe Full Year 2012: Now with Top 360 models & Top 105 brands

Mercedes-Benz B-Klasse, (W 242), 2012, Natural Gas DriveEuropean sales of Mercedes B-Class are up 89% in 2012.

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 360 All-models and Top 105 All-brands! See title *

After going through the European Top 10 models and brands in detail, we now have access to a complete ranking! Note this ranking is slightly different as it includes more countries, notably Turkey, so all sales figures are higher. The only change in the Top 10 is the Opel Astra going from #7 to #5 and kicking the Renault Clio down to #6 and the Ford Focus down to #7 in the process. The Top 10 models are the only ones selling over 200,000 units in the continent this year, and there are exactly 30 more models above 100,000 sales, starting with the Fiat Panda at #11, up 2 spots but down 3% year-on-year to 185,230 units. The BMW 3 Series is up 5 ranks and 9% to #12 with 181,769 sales while the Skoda Octavia is up one to #13 and the Toyota Yaris is up a fantastic 13 spots and 25% to #14 at 176,719 units, even breaking into the monthly Top 10 in March and September...

Opel Zafira Tourer Europe 2012Thanks to the Zafira Tourer, European Zafira sales are up 33% in 2012.

The Peugeot 208 is the best performing newcomer in the ranking this year, landing directly at #16 with 161,105 sales and peaking at #2 in December... A possible contender for the 2013 pole position, no less. There are a few more outstanding performers among the 100,000+ sellers: the BMW 1 Series is up 12 ranks and 27% to #17, the VW Tiguan up 17 and 33% to #18, its first time in the European year-end Top 20, the Mercedes B-Class up a huge 47 ranks and 89% to #27 thanks to the new generation and the VW Up! landing at #31 for its first full year in market.

Kia Rio Europe 2012Sales of Kia Rio are up 133% in 2012.

Within the remainder of the Top 100, the best performers in 2012 are the Opel Zafira up 33% to #43, Hyundai ix35 up 26% to #45, Kia Sportage up 31% to #48, Audi Q3 up 853% to #55 for its first full year of sales, Kia Rio up 133% to #57 and Range Rover Evoque up 330% to #88. Further down, notice the Hyundai i40 up 286% to #105, Mercedes M-Class up 80% to #106, Fiat Freemont up 89% to 127 and Opel Antara up 115% to #150.

Audi Q3 Europe 2012Audi Q3

Among the newcomers, the Skoda Citigo lands at #122, the Dacia Lodgy at #123, VW Beetle new generation at #125, Mazda CX-5 at #128, Citroen DS5 at #134, Volvo V40 at #141, Seat Mii at #149, Ford B-Max at #161, Subaru XV at #166, Citroen C4 Aircross at #185, Toyota Prius+ at #192, Fiat 500L at #197, Opel Mokka at #217, Toyota GT86 at #227, Peugeot 4008 at #241, Citroen C-Elysee at #252, Peugeot 301 at #253, Skoda Rapid at #256, Seat Toledo at #279, Dacia Dokker at #286 and Mercedes Citan at #292. Pfew!

Mercedes SL Europe 2012Mercedes SL

Among prestige models, the Jaguar XF is up 15% to #147, Mercedes SL up 241% to #240, Bentley Continental GT/GTC up 42% to #266, Ferrari FF up 96% to #306, Lamborghini Aventador up 256% to #321 and the Lamborghini Murcielago up 86% to #343. Brand-wise out of the 60 carmakers available on the continent, only 13 gain ground in 2012. Land Rover (+41%), Bentley (+26%), Lamborghini (+21%), Kia (+20%) and Jeep (+18%) do best while Audi impresses at #6 with a record 717,898 sales, up 4%.

Previous post: Europe Full Year 2012: Nissan Qashqai in Top 10 for the first time

Previous detailed ranking: Europe October 2012: Now with Top 342 models and Top 60 brands!

Previous year: Europe Full Year 2011: Top 318 All-models ranking now available!

Full Year 2012 Top 360 All-models and Top 105 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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  1. Steam
    October 29th, 2013 at 20:33 | #1

    matgasnier :It is indeed Steam.Best,Matt

    Thanks Matt.

  2. Steam
    October 28th, 2013 at 19:17 | #2

    matgasnier :Hi Steam,Yes it is ‘clean’ of the German data.Jetta and Plus sales in Germany are minuscule anyway.Cheers,Matt

    Hi Matt, thank You so much for your answer. Is this also the case in the previous years?
    Cheers, Klaus.

    • matgasnier
      October 29th, 2013 at 01:46 | #3

      It is indeed Steam.

  3. Steam
    October 27th, 2013 at 05:57 | #4

    Matt, I have a question. ;)

    You separate Golf, Golf Plus and Jetta in these figures, but are you sure these data are correct as far as german data are a part of these sales-figures?

    Unfortunately the german KBA is listing Golf/Jetta/Plus together as we know so I am asking myself (and You) if the german part of the european Golf-sales is really clean of Jetta- and Plus-sales.

    • matgasnier
      October 27th, 2013 at 11:03 | #5

      Hi Steam,
      Yes it is ‘clean’ of the German data.
      Jetta and Plus sales in Germany are minuscule anyway.

  4. Steam
    June 19th, 2013 at 20:12 | #6

    Peugeot 206/207/208 had 315.149 sales together.

  5. Fredde
    May 1st, 2013 at 19:42 | #7

    Where is MG…..? Is UK not a part of Europe anymore….? :-)

  6. April 4th, 2013 at 23:56 | #8


  7. April 4th, 2013 at 23:54 | #9

    artical is informative but there is no any discussion about e class .which most sale out in the market .mercedez E class is best saller in the market

  8. jason
    February 27th, 2013 at 19:18 | #10

    Geely and Great Wall got a great performance of 2012 in China! 下周的日内瓦见证观致亮相!

  9. Emi Ang
    February 13th, 2013 at 10:12 | #11

    Great article, but what about Pagani?

  10. February 12th, 2013 at 01:41 | #12

    compliments Matt for the good and helpful article !!

  11. Steam
    February 11th, 2013 at 02:28 | #13

    Another winner of 2012: Land Rover (+ 41 %).

  12. Steam
    February 11th, 2013 at 02:00 | #14

    Great article, great data, thanks Matt. :)

    Bad sales for chinese brands Geely and Great Wall – looks like the chinese invasion has not started yet. We will see what is going on with Qoros in the future. The winners of 2012 are Hyundai and Kia.

    Fiat lost two ranks in the brand-ranking. Also for the french and italian brands 2012 was a bad year. Ford and Opel/Vauxhall have difficulties either. Audi, BMW and Mercedes had a good year improving their market-share. VW sold less, but the market-share did grow.

    Interesting ACEA-data of 2012: http://www.acea.be/images/uploads/files/20130116_PRPC-FINAL-1212.pdf

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