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Europe 9 months 2013: Discover the Top 344 best-selling models!

Audi A3 Europe September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Audi A3 is now knocking on the Top 10's door!

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* See also the Top 105 all-brands & Top 360 models for Europe Full Year 2012 here *

After going through the October European top sellers, we are backtracking a little bit as thanks to Bart from Left-Lane.com I can share with you today a Top 344 models ranking for Europe over the first 9 months of 2013. We learn that the Audi A3 is now knocking on the Top 10's door, up from #24 thanks to sales up 22% to 124,571. Inside the Top 20, the Fiat 500 is also in great shape in spite of its old age, up 5 spots to #13, while the BMW 1 Series is up 4 to #15.

Dacia Sandero Europe September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frEuropean Dacia Sandero sales are up 62% so far in 2013.

Explosive growth for the Mercedes A-Class: the new model boosted sales up 122% year-on-year and the model went from #75 one year ago to #20 now. Let's extend the net to the Top 50 and salute the VW Up! up 11 ranks to #23, the Dacia Sandero up a huge 35 spots to #25 and up 62% year-on-year, the Nissan Juke up 8 to #28, Toyota Auris up 36 to #29, Hyundai i30 up 9 to #36, Kia Cee'd up 15 to #40 and Seat Leon up 31 to #46.

Fiat 500L Europe September 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Fiat 500L is already almost inside the European Top 50.

Among recent all-new launches, the most popular is the Fiat 500L up to #54 with 55,615 sales, followed closely by the Ford B-Max at #55 and 55,034 units and the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka at #56 and 54,087 sales. Further down we have the Renault Captur at #63 and 48,068 units, the Opel/Vauxhall Adam at #93 and 35,437 sales, Peugeot 2008 at #103 and 28,347 units, Skoda Rapid at #111 and 24,349 sales, Mercedes CLA-Class at #122 and 21,167 units, Dacia Dokker at #139 and 14,749 sales and the Seat Toledo at #158 and 10,828 units.

Aston Martin Vanquish Europe September 2013The Aston Martin Vanquish is the #297 best-selling model in Europe.

Other interesting developments involve the Citroen C3 Picasso up 20 spots to #63, Audi Q5 up 13 ranks to #75, Range Rover Evoque up 8 to #80, Mazda CX-5 doubling its sales year-on-year to #84, VW Beetle up 58% to #101, Dacia Lodgy up 68% to #108, Mazda6 up 75% to #110, Range Rover up 82% to #171, Renault Zoe landing at #191, Mercedes GL up 288% to #222, Porsche Cayman up 213% to #233, the Ferrari F12 arriving at #287 with 557 sales and the Aston Martin Vanquish catapulted inside the Top 300 at #297 and 304 units.

Previous post: Europe October 2013: Skoda Octavia breaks into Top 5 for the first time

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

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

Full 9 months 2013 Top 344 models Ranking Table below.

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  1. Steam
    November 25th, 2013 at 19:53 | #1

    Sonico :@Steam Totally agree.
    It’s okay to have different ideas and discuss about it, but when things get too personal, then it’s only disturbing. I think it’s quite clear what everyone’s ideas are, there’s no need to remind them in every post. Take a break, guys. Sometimes it seems like people’s life depended on the fact that Volksagen’s share fell 0.2% in Nicaragua, or Peugeot is 4th instead or 3rd.

    And in every new report the same discussion starts again … :D

  2. Brandon
    November 25th, 2013 at 11:11 | #2

    I find all this drama quite entertaining :D

  3. Sonico
    November 25th, 2013 at 08:46 | #3

    @Steam
    Totally agree.

    It’s okay to have different ideas and discuss about it, but when things get too personal, then it’s only disturbing. I think it’s quite clear what everyone’s ideas are, there’s no need to remind them in every post. Take a break, guys. Sometimes it seems like people’s life depended on the fact that Volksagen’s share fell 0.2% in Nicaragua, or Peugeot is 4th instead or 3rd.

  4. leg
    November 25th, 2013 at 06:26 | #4

    @Steam Agree,this is about fact.

  5. leg
    November 25th, 2013 at 05:45 | #5

    @Günther what about recall of Toyota

  6. Ian
    November 24th, 2013 at 20:08 | #6

    I meant to say reliable (typo), long live the wonderful world of cars

  7. Ian
    November 24th, 2013 at 19:57 | #7

    @Steam
    Totally agree, I am bored with this French and now Italian bashing, the 500 is huge here in the UK because people like it, people buy what they want, Nissan are typical of most manufacturers they make cars that are less than good (Micra), cars that are very good (Qashqai) which sell well everywhere (I have owned one for the last two years, it has been the most relibale and comfortable car I have ever had, if not the most exciting) and at the other extreme is the mad, manic, wonderful GT-R, if there is a devil that is what he would drive.

  8. Steam
    November 24th, 2013 at 03:43 | #8

    @Floyd
    I did not talk to everyone, only to the fanboys. ;)

    And these endless posts “this brand is shit, that brand is shit” make me tired. The point of this blog is information about sales-data, not quarreling.

  9. Floyd
    November 24th, 2013 at 01:53 | #9

    @Steam
    I wonder why you talk to everyone, because obviously there’s only one troll here : itookashi. Is there a way to ban him? Because he is causing trouble all time.

  10. Steam
    November 23rd, 2013 at 21:44 | #10

    @ all fanboys: Your quarreling is really boring. This blog is for informatione and exchange of sales-data, not for judgements which brand is the best.

  11. Günther
    November 23rd, 2013 at 08:34 | #11

    @Bryan
    Hi Bryan,
    You know, it’s a mentality…
    VW fanatic = liar. This kind of guy denies massive DSG issue and massive chronic unreliability. But look at the recent recall, about 2.64 millions craps….

    http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-news/volkswagen-sales-crash-20130703-2pbye.html

    http://news.drive.com.au/drive/motor-news/volkswagen-recalls-26-million-cars-20131115-2xklw.html

  12. paul
    November 22nd, 2013 at 08:17 | #12

    Hey Matt!

    Still do you think we can get a chance to have 9 months of UK and Italy complete list of course ?

    Cheers

    • matgasnier
      November 22nd, 2013 at 11:31 | #13

      Hi Paul,
      Italy September was uploaded last month, check out the Italy section.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  13. J77
    November 22nd, 2013 at 06:58 | #14

    I agree, Peugeot has a great cars: RCZ, 308 II, 508, 4008, 3008, 5008, 208… my favorites are the future RCZ R and 308 R, 508 GT and 208 GTi. Great great brand.

  14. AndyT
    November 22nd, 2013 at 06:06 | #15

    @Darren
    Darren, Ian – It is interesting the differences between the UK and Irish car buying public. So similar in many ways culturally, but in this respect perhaps uniquely (!) the UK is more on par with the rest of Western European than the Irish with its disdain for non-exec saloons.
    Pleased to see the new Clio and Leon are doing well in Europe the 9 months so far.

  15. November 22nd, 2013 at 04:43 | #16

    @itookashi

    You are a liar.

    FACTS:

    2012 sales

    VW Group 3,112,304

    PSA Group 1,465,009

    RENAULT Group 1,052,824 + Nissan 432,411

    GM Group 1,007,304

    Ford Group 939,409

    All of this brands are very popular in Europe. And also Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

  16. itookashi
    November 22nd, 2013 at 04:29 | #17

    @Bryan
    Renault and Peugeot aren’t two of the most popular brands in Europe. In 2012 and after 10 months of 2013 both brands are outside of the podium… So stop lying fanatic. Most popular automotive brand in Europe is VW, second place for Ford and Opel is third.

  17. November 22nd, 2013 at 04:17 | #18

    @itookashi

    I’m not a hater of the VW or Germans brands. In fact i love Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. VW is a normal brand for me. Of course you don’t understand that because you can’t see the things clearly.

    French brands are very popular all across Europe. Renault and Peugeot are two of the most popular brands in Europe. In October Renault was the third most sold brand and Peugeot was the fourth. In 2010 Renault was the second best selling brand in Europe and PSA the second best selling group.

    Peugeot-Citroen is the seccond and Renault-Nissan-Dacia is the third biggest European automoker.

    So you’re lying as usual. You cannot hide your sickness hate for France.

  18. itookashi
    November 22nd, 2013 at 03:56 | #19

    @Bryan
    You’re lying as usual. At first you are fanatic – you fanatically hate VW and the other german brands. You are fanatic of shoddy french automotive brands, and you can’t come to terms with fact that people prefere VW’s cars, VW has much more better opinion than PSA or Renault’s cheap toys. This everything makes you nervous and full of complexes.
    Second – In year 2012 and after ten months of 2013 Renault is the fourth brand in Europe (not third). This is a proof that people don’t want to buy french cars (they prefere VW which is a huge distance before Ford and Opel). So stop lying. And even expensive premium brands sells more cars than Citroen in Europe.

    In the USA VW sells more cars than Chrysler, and when VW range will take more vehicles intended exclusively for the U.S. market VW’s sales in the USA will grow. But it needs time.

  19. Sonico
    November 22nd, 2013 at 03:25 | #20

    @Darren
    @Ian
    Compact sedans are only selling well in few markets such as Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe so most models are not even sold in the rest of Europe, as is the case of the Corolla, or even the 301 and C-Elysee.
    Opel has only just begun selling again the Astra Sedan in Italy, after the last edition was… the first one (1991). I have no clue who they think it going to purchase them, but still.

  20. November 22nd, 2013 at 02:34 | #21

    @itookashi

    I have never had a Renault, a Citroen or a FIAT in my entire life! My actual car is Japanese, i like cars from all the origins so i’m not a fanatic about some brands. The only problem and the only fanatic here is you!

    You are an Anti-French troll, you say bad things about French people, French cars, France, etc., you have some complex against somehting related with France so you come here and say nonsense things. You’re the only troll that is ruining this site amanzingly ruled by a FRENCH GUY, you’re not welcome here.

  21. November 22nd, 2013 at 02:18 | #22

    @itookashi

    In Europe people don’t want what?? Peugeot and Renault are the third and the fourth most popular brands in Europe. You’re lying as usual. And even Citroen is in Top 10.

    In USA people don’t want to buy Volkswagens because of their terrible reliability, VW isn’t even in Top 10! It’s so curious that you don’t talk about VW in USA.

  22. Ian
    November 22nd, 2013 at 01:22 | #23

    It is true we British don’t like small saloons, we have the locally made Auris but not the Corolla. It would be ineresting to know who bought the 8 Bugatti Veyrons and the 106 Rolls-Royce Phantoms, nobody I know and that’s for sure. Love the photo of the Aston Martin Vanquish. The Clio IV is doing very well, not far behind the Fiesta.

  23. Steam
    November 22nd, 2013 at 01:13 | #24

    Great data, thanks Matt.

    • matgasnier
      November 22nd, 2013 at 11:33 | #25

      Glad you enjoyed Steam!
      Cheers,
      Matt

  24. Darren
    November 21st, 2013 at 22:30 | #26

    @Todor Corolla nameplate is sold here in Ireland, but not in a lot of big EU countries such as UK etc. where only the Auris hatch and estate models are sold. We Irish like our small saloons and have the Renault Fluence, Corolla, Nissan Tiida saloon etc. that our right-hand drive neighbours in the UK don’t have.

  25. KC
    November 21st, 2013 at 22:24 | #27

    @itookashi

    @ itookashi : you have to read the article in autobild to the end. The Fiat 500 (named ‘Luigi’ by them) was driven by 50 (fifty !) different drivers. On short and long distances. Winter and summer.
    How do you think they drove it ?

    “”Nein, Luigi ist ein Redaktionsauto, das von über 50 AUTO BILD-Mitarbeitern gefahren wird. Mal eben zur Post um die Ecke, dann zum Fototermin nach Berlin, und schon wartet der nächste Fahrer, um mit dem kleinen Fiat auf große Tour zu gehen. ”

    “Autos, die von vielen Menschen gefahren werden, sind meist viel stärker verschlissen als vergleichbare Autos, die nur von einem Fahrer genutzt werden, sagt Jürgen Bay vom Getriebedienst Altona”

  26. carman
    November 21st, 2013 at 22:16 | #28

    @itookashi
    I see you haven’t understand the economic issue I have tried to explain you…. than everybody here is right to say that you are a fanatic VW troll and don’t understand a lot about cars….then please go out of this blog and don’t disturb people which want to talk competently about cars

  27. carman
    November 21st, 2013 at 22:15 | #29

    itookashi :
    @carman
    Even in Europe people don’t want to buy french or italian cars because of their terrible reliability fame (look at the long term test of Fiat 500, Peugeot 35008 or Dacia Duster in Auto Bild)… VW brand sells here more cars than the whole PSA group, doubled more cars than Renault brand. Fiat is outside top 10 most popular brands in Europe… Premium brands sell more cars than Citroen and Fiat in Europe. VW is undisputed number 1 in Europe, and PSA, Renault or Fiat’s fanatics here are full of complexes…

    I see you haven’t understand the economic issue I have tried to explain you…. than everybody here is right to say that you are a fanatic VW troll and don’t understand a lot about cars….then please go out of this blog and don’t disturb people which want to talk competently about cars

  28. itookashi
    November 21st, 2013 at 21:50 | #30

    @carman
    Even in Europe people don’t want to buy french or italian cars because of their terrible reliability fame (look at the long term test of Fiat 500, Peugeot 35008 or Dacia Duster in Auto Bild)… VW brand sells here more cars than the whole PSA group, doubled more cars than Renault brand. Fiat is outside top 10 most popular brands in Europe… Premium brands sell more cars than Citroen and Fiat in Europe. VW is undisputed number 1 in Europe, and PSA, Renault or Fiat’s fanatics here are full of complexes…

  29. carman
    November 21st, 2013 at 20:25 | #31

    @itookashi
    I see that at least you know a little bit about automotive sector… even yourself admit that VW is only so big because they are selling all over the world, because they are present in such markets, but for sure not because their quality is so good, the quality is poor and the reliability is under the 10 worst brands in the world. VW was clever enough to made this step to transfer their business 20 years ago all over the world(almost) to minimize the risk to be only dependent to 1 or 2 continents, that what for example Renault, PSA and Fiat is only doing NOW. So THIS is the reason why PSA, Renault and Fiat are not selling so strong at the moment, but not because their quality is bad, because a lot of statistics show that their reliability are much better than crappy, ugly VW group cars. If VW would be dependent from only 1 or 2 continents, than VW would be in big trouble and bankrupt too, because they make only unreliable and crappy,ugly cars which additionally are very expensive in mantainance and in purchase. In south america, north america and europe VW is losing more than market average, because this people realize what crappy ugly unreliable cars VW have, only in asia they are growing. If they wouldn’t have china as market where they are so strong VW would be bankrupt or at least in very big terrible debts!!!

  30. carman
    November 21st, 2013 at 19:49 | #32

    @itookashi
    and this statistic for example show that VW brands(VW itself and Audi) are much much more unreliable than Fiat !! Fiat is under the best 10 brands and VW under the 10 worst brands !

    Engine reliability – top 10 brands according to Warranty Direct
    1. Honda (failure rate: 1 in 344)
    2. Toyota (failure rate: 1 in 171)
    3. Mercedes-Benz (failure rate: 1 in 119)
    4. Volvo (failure rate: 1 in 111)
    5. Jaguar (failure rate: 1 in 103)
    6. Lexus (failure rate: 1 in 101)
    7. Fiat (failure rate: 1 in 85)
    8. Ford (failure rate: 1 in 80)
    9. Nissan (failure rate: 1 in 76)
    10. Land Rover (failure rate: 1 in 72)
    Engine reliability – bottom 10 brands according to Warranty Direct
    1. MG Rover (failure rate: 1 in 13)
    2. Audi (failure rate: 1 in 27)
    3. Mini (failure rate: 1 in 40)
    4. Saab (failure rate: 1 in 40)
    5. Vauxhall/Opel (failure rate: 1 in 41)
    6. Peugeot (failure rate: 1 in 44)
    7. BMW (failure rate: 1 in 45)
    8. Renault (failure rate: 1 in 46)
    9. Volkswagen (failure rate: 1 in 52)
    10. Mitsubishi (failure rate: 1 in 59)

  31. derMagistrat
    November 21st, 2013 at 19:20 | #33

    @Todor:
    True, but:
    29 Toyota Auris 82,277

  32. Reijo
    November 21st, 2013 at 06:29 | #34

    New Peugeot 308 will make an impact on first half of 2014.

  33. November 21st, 2013 at 05:49 | #35

    @Benz

    BMW i3 and Mia are missing too.

  34. Benz
    November 21st, 2013 at 05:38 | #36

    No Tesla Model S?

    The Tesla Model S was the best selling car in September in Norway (with 616 cars).

    • matgasnier
      November 21st, 2013 at 10:56 | #37

      Hi Benz,
      there are no official figures for the Tesla Model S in Europe (see footnote below the table).
      Cheers,
      Matt

  35. itookashi
    November 21st, 2013 at 04:11 | #38

    Luciano :
    @Sonico
    I like the Fiat 500 too And I don’t understand why it’s below the Polo, because it’s a much better car, (more reliable than the VW)

    Fiat 500 is much better car than VW Polo? LOL what a joke! :-)
    You can read about 500’s reliability here:

    http://www.autobild.de/artikel/fiat-500-dauertest-4303794.html

  36. Luciano
    November 21st, 2013 at 03:17 | #39

    And I don’t understand why the A Class is performing like this. Poor chassis, very noisy car, not really good quality inside… It’s not a real Mercedes. Indeed the A Class offer a very poor value for money.

  37. Luciano
    November 21st, 2013 at 03:04 | #40

    Clio is really doing great and it’s a great supermini. but if we consider the 207 (European version) is still on the market, same segment than the 208, then, 208+207 is getting first supermini rank in European market (228546 sales-and we should add 2206 206+)

  38. Luciano
    November 21st, 2013 at 02:58 | #41

    @Sonico
    I like the Fiat 500 too ;-) And I don’t understand why it’s below the Polo, because it’s a much better car, (more reliable than the VW)

  39. bengi
    November 21st, 2013 at 01:52 | #42

    švicarska =eu. croatia = no zašto ;-(((

  40. Sonico
    November 21st, 2013 at 01:36 | #43

    It would be interesting to see how the overall market scored, just to put the results in perspective. Probably, once Matt completes the post with his commentaries, this will be available.

    On a side note, it’s interesting to see that the Fiat 500 increased its sales although in its 6th year, while the newer Panda dropped a bit. Also, if you sum the Panda+500 sales (not that there’s any need to, but still ;) ), they’d be the 2nd best selling model in Europe. Quite interesting.

  41. Todor
    November 21st, 2013 at 01:15 | #44

    On the other hand Mazda rocks – CX-5 100% up and 6 75% up!!! Good for you Mazda!

  42. Todor
    November 21st, 2013 at 01:11 | #45

    Only 3104 Corollas, shame!

    WOW I didn’t know GMC, Buick, Hummer and Mercury have offcial dealers in Europe.

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