* See the Top 40 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Tuga *
Thanks to Tuga I can now share with you a Top 40 models ranking for the entire European market. Unlike my last Full Year 2011 update which was based on JATO figures, this ranking was sourced on Autonews and include more countries, which means the top of the ranking is actually quite different from the one I published last month.
If the VW Golf stays leader by far with 493,855 sales (-2%), the VW Polo drops to #3 behind the Ford Fiesta at 371,454 units vs. 372,977. The Opel Corsa is still #4, but is now followed by the Opel Astra, Ford Focus and Renault Clio. The Renault Megane is above the Peugeot 207 and the VW Passat is still the big winner at #10, up 10 spots and 43% on 2010.
But where it gets fascinating is below the Top 10 as these figures are very rare to come across… Down 17% on last year the Fiat Punto loses its spot in the Top 10 to #11, followed closely by the Nissan Qashqai at #12 with 216,970 sales. The Skoda Octavia is up 2 spots to #14, the Mercedes C-Class up 17% and 9 ranks to #16, passing its archenemy the BMW 3 Series, while the Skoda Fabia and Seat Ibiza are both up 5 spots to #18 and #19 respectively.
Outside the Top 20, great performers include the BMW 5 Series up 30% and 12 ranks to #24, the Dacia Duster landing directly at #26 with 141,961 units, the Opel Meriva up 22% and 8 spots to #32, the Ford C-Max up to #33, VW Touran up 12 ranks to #34, Citroen C4 and Nissan Juke up to #38 and #39.
Full Year 2011 Top 40 Ranking Table below.
Europe Full Year 2011:
|16||Mercedes C Class||178,345||17%||151,848||25|
|17||BMW 3 Series||166,860||-11%||187,623||14|
|24||BMW 5 Series||143,804||30%||110,669||36|
|29||BMW 1 Series||135,087||-9%||147,863||27|
|31||Mercedes E Class||130,290||-8%||142,003||28|
|40||Citroen C4 Picasso||104,628||-13%||120,047||33|
Source: Autonews. Many thanks to Tuga for sharing the data!
Note: you will notice sales figures are different from the previous Top 10 I uploaded. This is because the previous Europe Full Year 2011 post was based on JATO figures which include the 27 European Union countries minus Bulgaria, Romania and Malta, plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland. This Top 50 is figures from Automotive News which cover more European countries but don’t specify which ones. So probably including Bulgaria, Romania and Malta.