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Europe September 2013: VW Golf shines in market up 6%

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Some good news coming from Europe for once! The overall market is up 6% year-on-year in September to 1,204,102 registrations, the largest year-on-year increase so far this year and reducing the year-to-date fall to 3.9% at 9,379,709 units, the lowest it's been in 2013. The UK has definitely pushed the overall European market up this month thanks to its 12% increase and the license plate change bringing it past 400,000 registrations or one third of European sales! Within the 'Big Five', Spain (+30%) and France (+3%) are also on the up.

Renault Clio IV Europe Seprember 2013Renault Clio sales are up 29% year-on-year in September thanks to the 4th generation.

Thanks to strong showings in the UK and Germany, the VW Golf is up a very satisfying 17% on September 2012 to 45,212 sales while the Ford Fiesta is boosted by the UK market to #2 and 33,561 units, reclaiming the #2 spot year-to-date off the Renault Clio in the process. Another UK beneficiary, the Opel Corsa, holds the third spot this month with 28,347 sales but remains #6 year-to-date. Two additional models lodge very impressive year-on-year improvements: the Renault Clio is at +29% to #4 as the 4th generation had just launched one year ago and the BMW 3 Series continues to shine, up 23% to #7 and still #9 year-to-date ahead of the Opel Astra. Brand-wise, there are now 2 manufacturers up year-to-date in the Top 10: BMW at #7 (+1%) and Mercedes at #8 (+5%).

Previous month: Europe August 2013: BMW 3 Series and Audi A3 smash records

One year ago: Europe September 2012: Toyota Yaris in Top 10, market down 11%

Full September 2013 Top 10 Ranking Table below.

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  1. March 5th, 2014 at 16:23 | #1

    Can anyone list the status of Peugeot 208 and Audi in 2014 ?

  2. March 4th, 2014 at 20:23 | #2

    What is the current position of Audi?

  3. Steam
    November 10th, 2013 at 22:44 | #3

    carman :it would be nice to have also position 11-20…

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  4. Steam
    November 10th, 2013 at 22:42 | #4

    JamiroCars :Haha, Audi down to 7. In August they were 2.

    Rank 6 is normal to Audi and september is a holiday-month and usually a little bit different to other months. And anyway Audi is not the european no.2-brand.

    But it is quite surprising, that BMW is ahead of Audi in september.

  5. Cloudbusted
    October 22nd, 2013 at 10:31 | #5

    @Rick
    I don’t think so. Clio is holding really well and it’s sales are not cannibalized by Captur. And Captur is selling much better than 2008 in Europe (with the exception of Germany)

  6. Thiago
    October 22nd, 2013 at 04:24 | #6

    Fiat outside the top 10. :S

  7. Rick
    October 21st, 2013 at 23:30 | #7

    @JamiroCars

    With the 2008 in the very same Peu showroom, that process is called cannibalization ;-))

  8. carman
    October 21st, 2013 at 22:53 | #8

    it would be nice to have also position 11-20…

  9. JamiroCars
    October 21st, 2013 at 17:37 | #9

    Haha, Audi down to 7. In August they were 2.

    Peugeot 208 now already down.

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