* See the Top 340 All-models by clicking on the title! Thanks Bart *
Thanks to Bart from left-lane.com, I can share with you today a fascinating European models ranking all the way down to #340. Fascinating because there’s a lot of movement this month, promising a very interesting 2014 indeed. You can check out the analysis of the Top 10 for December here. First things first, we have been following the progression of the two French SUV superstars all through the years, and now this is getting real serious: in December the Renault Captur ranks at an astonishing 11th place with 13,342 sales Europe-wide, that’s only 204 off the Opel Astra at #10! Who among you readers think the Captur will easily break into the European monthly Top 10 in 2014? Because I certainly do.
But wait there’s more surprises, and no need to look too far: at a record #12 we find the Dacia Sandero, up 45% year-on-year to 12,482 sales and to be compared with #24 over the FY2013. The Sandero is another candidate for a very first European Top 10 ranking in 2014… It might prove a little more difficult than for the Captur but quieter months like August when Dacia and Skoda always do great could be just what the Sandero needed to feature at least once among the 10 most popular cars on the continent. To measure the achievement of the last two models, let’s just notice that they both beat the Nissan Qashqai (#13) this month…
The Fiat 500, up a splendid 25% to #16 in spite of its 7 years of age, is now officially Fiat’s best-seller in Europe, the Citroen C3 catches up on lost time, up 30% to #17 vs. #27 over FY2013, the VW Up establishes itself inside the Top 20 thanks to 10,809 sales and the Peugeot 2008 ranks #26 with 9,376 sales, just above the Peugeot 308 boosted by the new generation at +40% year-on-year. Notice also the Seat Leon up 97% to #31 thanks to Germany, the Opel Insignia up 47% to #34 thanks to the UK, the Citroen C4 Picasso up 76% to #38, the Volvo V40 at an excellent #41, the VW Golf Plus up 91% to #45, Opel Mokka up to #45 and the Mitsubishi Outlander up 380% to #46 solely thanks to the Netherlands. Finally, let’s spare a thought for the Fiat Punto about to leave the European Top 50 at -29% and #49 this month whereas it ranked #1 not so long ago: in February 2007…
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Full December 2013 Top 340 All-models Ranking Table below.