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Europe June 2013: Renault Clio now #2 year-to-date

Renault Clio Europe June 2013bCan the Renault Clio beat its year-end European ranking record in 2013?

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We know since yesterday that the European market is down 6% year-on-year in June to its lowest level for the month in 20 years at 1,175,363 registrations, bringing the sales tally halfway through 2013 to to 6,436,743 units, down 7%. Best-seller on the continent for the 39th month in a row, the VW Golf delivers a year-on-year increase for only the 2nd time this year after April at +2% to 40,872 sales. It is down 1% year-to-date to 236,865 units.

VW Golf Europe June 2013The VW Golf has been #1 in Europe each month since March 2010.

The star of the month is the Renault Clio, back up 3 spots on May to #2 for the third time in the last 5 months thanks to the 4th generation particularly successful in France (#1), Italy (best foreigner), Spain (#2) and Portugal (#1). Clio sales are up a fantastic 32% year-on-year to 30,370 units, enabling it to pass the Ford Fiesta year-to-date and rank #2 overall with 153,997 sales, up 18%. If the Clio manages to keep this ranking until the end of the year which is totally possible, it will simply be the nameplate's best ever year-end European ranking! Its current record is #3 hit in 1991, 1992 and 2006...

BMW 3 Series GT Europe June 2013The BMW 3 Series has not done that well in Europe since 2001!

The VW Polo (-7%), Opel Corsa (-11%) and Ford Fiesta (-2%) follow, while the Peugeot 208 is up 24% to #6 with 22,764 sales and remains #5 year-to-date. That's 5 superminis in the Top 6 like last month. The BMW 3 Series holds the #8 spot for the third consecutive month thanks to 20,382 units, up 1% year-on-year. The 3 Series has now ranked within the European Top 10 for the last 4 months in a row, which is something it had never done since I have access to European rankings each month, in 2005! It may have achieved this feat already in 2001 when it ranked at a record #8 at year-end, but in the absence of monthly rankings for that year it is impossible to know for sure.

Previous post (brands): Europe June 2013: Ford up 7%, Renault up to #3

Previous month (models): Europe May 2013: Peugeot 208 on podium, Nissan Qashqai up 11%

One year ago: Europe June 2012: Opel Corsa #2 for the first time in 18 months

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  1. ToJa
    August 9th, 2013 at 22:13 | #1


    I don’t think so. Captur and 2008 will more likely inpact compact car’s sales, such as: Megane and 308. This is because of similar price.

  2. Misha
    August 1st, 2013 at 02:21 | #2

    Hey, are Russia’s sales included in this?

    • matgasnier
      August 1st, 2013 at 12:42 | #3

      Hi Misha,
      No they are not.

  3. Laurent
    July 21st, 2013 at 20:28 | #4

    Is the 208 more impacted by 2008 in France and Europe than clio by the Captur ?

    • matgasnier
      July 22nd, 2013 at 15:06 | #5

      Hi Laurent,
      It’s difficult to say at this stage as both the Clio and 208 are relatively unimpacted by the Captur and 2008 in France and European sales of the two mini SUVs have just started. But make sure to check in often on here as I will be updating this as soon as more info comes through.

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