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Europe 4 months 2014: Fiat 500 inches closer to Top 10 at #11

Fiat 500 Europe April 2014. Picture courtesy of quattroruote.itFiat Abarth 500 (US model shown)

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Now that we have explored in detail the European models ranking for April we look into the evolution of the year-to-date sales charts to extract longer-term trends. As the year progresses the models ranking cements itself and large month-on-month variations become rarer. Illustrating this, the highest year-to-date ranking change this month is outside the Top 10: after breaking into the monthly European Top 10 for the first time in March and helped by another impressive month (#11 in April), the Fiat 500 passes the BMW 3 Series to establish itself at #11 year-to-date, the highest the Nuova 500 ever ranked in a year-to-date European ranking, an outstanding performance given this car is almost 7 years old! The Top 10 is still a fair distance away though: the Audi A3 is 7,000 sales above and regularly beats the 500 in the monthly charts.

Citroen C3 Europe April 2014. Picture courtesy of L'ArgusThe Citroen C3 is back inside the Top 20 this month.

Reaching a best-ever #12 in April earns the VW Tiguan to improve its year-to-date ranking by two spots to #15 with 55,341 sales (+15%), kicking the Fiat Panda down two to #17 (-8%) while the Renault Captur remains at a very impressive #16. Catching up on lost time as 2013 was disrupted by strikes at its French factory, the Citroen C3 overtakes the Peugeot 2008 to reclaim a spot inside the European Top 20 at #20. Other notable changes inside the Top 50 include the BMW 1 Series (#22) and Peugeot 308 (#23) both up one rank, the Renault Mégane up 3 to #26, the Dacia Duster up two to #29, Seat Leon up one to #31, Mercedes A-Class down 4 to #32 and Renault Scénic up 3 to #36.

Skoda Rapid Europe April 2014Skoda Rapid

Further down, the Skoda Rapid is slowly but surely creeping up the ladder, up a further 3 spots this month to #57 and could potentially break into the YTD Top 50 in the next couple of months, making it 3 Skodas in the Top 50 after the Octavia (#9) and Fabia (#34). The Nissan Note could do the same: it is up a massive 135% year-on-year in Europe so far this year at #60, while its little sister the Micra is up a more modest but still impressive 53% at #63. Interesting bounce of the Volvo XC60 at +39% to #77, a more logical one for the Toyota RAV4 given the new model is still finding its mark at +40% at #81 and the Dacia Logan takes advantage of its full revamp to gain 212% and reappear in the Top 100 at #84 even though these figures don’t include Russia where it is very strong.

BMW 4er Europe April 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe BMW 4 Series has not cannibalised the 3 Series so far.

There is one all-new models in the Top 100: the BMW 4 Series lands at #98 with 14,715 sales, definitely more than the 3,560 units the 3 Series has lost over the period. The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross is close enough at #105 (+3%) while the Mercedes GLA should join the Top 100 club very soon: thanks to a #96 ranking in April it gains 25 spots year-to-date to #131 with just under 8,000 sales. Notice also the Mercedes S-Class up 202% to #149, the Toyota Corolla up 265% to #152, Tesla Model S at #179 with 3,458 units and the Maserati Ghibli at #227 and 1,477 sales.

In the brands ranking, Volkswagen continues to reign supreme with 538,738 sales, up 3% on 2013. Among the Top 20 most popular carmakers, only Hyundai loses ground at -3% and 7 brands manage a 10%+ increase year-on-year: Ford (+10%), Renault (+11%), Skoda (+18%), Nissan (+10%), Dacia (+40%), Mazda (+26%) and Suzuki (+17%). Notice also Jeep up 24%, Lexus up 34%, Tesla up 19 spots to #34, Maserati up 425%, Infiniti up 35% and Bentley up 35%.

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Previous month: Europe First Quarter 2014: Peugeot 2008 in Top 20, Leon above Ibiza

One year ago: Europe April 2013: Audi A3 breaks into Top 10 for the first time!

Full January-April 2014 Top 350 models and Top 60 brands Ranking Tables below.

Europe January-April 2014 – brands:

PosBrand4m 2014/134m 2013PosFY13
1Volkswagen538,7383%525,54911
2Ford338,85810%308,25522
3Opel/Vauxhall298,4188%276,95033
4Renault290,60311%262,92844
5Peugeot277,4999%255,25155
6Audi252,9777%237,38966
7BMW225,0996%213,08077
8Citroën218,9144%210,10789
9Mercedes215,6483%208,54398
10Fiat210,8302%206,1151010
11Skoda194,26818%164,2131212
12Toyota187,7467%174,8761111
13Nissan168,77710%153,8161313
14Hyundai142,757-3%146,6381414
15Dacia125,58440%89,7791716
16Kia123,0001%122,1991515
17Seat106,8009%97,8601617
18Volvo80,5597%75,4231818
19Mazda62,72026%49,9202121
20Suzuki60,65317%51,7822020
21Honda50,080-8%54,4981923
22Land Rover46,0376%43,5592424
23Mini44,073-10%48,8492219
24Chevrolet29,654-36%45,9822322
25Mitsubishi29,15010%26,4832525
26Lancia25,675-1%26,0432626
27Smart21,738-11%24,3192727
28Alfa Romeo21,457-8%23,3962828
29Porsche17,13011%15,4752929
30Subaru12,498-12%14,1253030
31Jaguar10,6917%9,9993131
32Jeep9,65524%7,7993232
33Lexus9,52634%7,0933333
34Tesla3,467n/a2153n/a
35SsangYong2,52949%1,7023434
36Maserati2,004425%3824340
37Infiniti1,05235%7793736
38Ferrari984-7%1,0543535
39Bentley93733%7073837
40Chrysler823-13%94136n/a
41Aston Martin601-14%6993938
42Lada500-8%5464039
43Rolls Royce24340%1744645
44Dodge200-8%2174443
45Tata187-54%4044241
46Great Wall156212%505150
47Lotus1512%1484842
48Lamborghini148-13%1714746
49Cadillac1421%1404948
50Mahindra109-3%1125049
51DR Motor91-58%2174547
52Saab73181%265251
53Daihatsu5-99%4134144
54Buick5150%25757
55Bugatti3200%15853
56Proton1-94%175452
57Maybach1-89%95554
58Lincoln1n/a0 – –
59Spyker1n/a0 –n/a
60Mercury1n/a0 – –
 –Other (Chinese automakers)900496%151 – –
 –Other3,1296%2,961 – –

Europe January-April 2014 – models:

Note: Only models with official sales are included in this ranking and therefore not all models are represented.

PosModel4m 2014/134m 2013PosFY13
1VW Golf179,37916%155,30411
2Ford Fiesta113,81113%100,97932
3Renault Clio100,402-1%101,07923
4VW Polo96,4082%94,07144
5Opel/Vauxhall Corsa84,8562%83,12465
6Peugeot 20881,842-10%90,78456
7Ford Focus81,1922%79,87177
8Nissan Qashqai73,573-6%78,37188
9Skoda Octavia69,72940%49,7441812
10Audi A369,17439%49,9331711
11Fiat 50062,11416%53,5951414
12BMW 3 Series61,749-5%65,309109
13Opel/Vauxhall Astra60,816-12%69,233910
14Toyota Yaris60,59610%55,1881213
15VW Tiguan55,34115%48,2092019
16Renault Captur54,5501167%4,30716748
17Fiat Panda54,218-8%59,0661117
18Dacia Sandero51,24157%32,6133624
19VW Passat50,522-5%53,1351515
20Citroen C348,61439%34,8823227
21Peugeot 200848,3914377%1,08124269
22BMW 1 Series46,007-10%50,8531616
23Peugeot 30845,62245%31,4794135
24Toyota Auris45,24223%36,7233126
25VW Up!44,8740%45,0582221
26Renault Mégane43,910-19%54,0411318
27Citroen C4 Picasso43,01472%25,0585646
28Mercedes C Class42,6384%41,0292425
29Dacia Duster42,42533%31,8593943
30Audi A442,277-10%47,1112122
31Seat Leon42,06058%26,6075145
32Mercedes A Class41,622-14%48,4011920
33Seat Ibiza39,6591%39,1242528
34Opel/Vauxhall Mokka39,45751%26,0665258
35Skoda Fabia39,342-12%44,7302323
36Renault Scénic36,996-3%38,2652929
37Fiat 500L36,90054%24,0185955
38BMW 5 Series36,377-5%38,4152830
39Mercedes E Class35,49617%30,2314431
40Nissan Juke35,076-9%38,6392732
41Audi A134,8055%33,2683438
42VW Touran34,3389%31,4844040
43Fiat Punto32,348-17%38,8462633
44Kia Sportage32,2310%32,1053841
45Opel/Vauxhall Insignia32,01133%24,0295854
46Hyundai ix3531,1903%30,4024342
47Ford C-Max30,308-8%33,1203536
48Mercedes B Class29,981-19%36,8043034
49Peugeot 300829,132-5%30,7534251
50Hyundai i3028,866-16%34,3383337
51Opel/Vauxhall Zafira28,5616%26,9405047
52Hyundai i1028,18831%21,5706365
53Audi A627,614-2%28,1474849
54Audi Q327,2228%25,1965457
55Hyundai i2026,774-1%27,1554950
56Kia Cee’d26,402-18%32,3263744
57Skoda Rapid26,198124%11,687106103
58Ford Kuga26,05939%18,7847962
59Citroen C425,959-14%30,0594652
60Nissan Note25,402135%10,792111111
61Renault Twingo24,955-17%30,2134553
62Toyota Aygo23,67914%20,6976874
63Nissan Micra23,31053%15,1969188
64Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon23,16914%20,2547171
65Volvo V4023,140-8%25,0735556
66BMW X122,6737%21,1486763
67Mini22,363-25%29,7594739
68Ford B-Max21,849-16%26,0605359
69Smart Fortwo21,713-11%24,3095761
70Mini Countryman/Paceman21,71014%19,0907568
71Mazda CX-520,88034%15,6069085
72Kia Rio20,401-6%21,6716270
73Citroen C3 Picasso20,352-5%21,3186566
74Citroen DS320,329-13%23,4366060
75Opel/Vauxhall Meriva20,0332%19,6727273
76Skoda Yeti20,0158%18,4868072
77Volvo XC6019,81139%14,2739491
78Ford Ka19,6564%18,8477884
79Kia Picanto19,5479%17,8598382
80Range Rover Evoque19,2810%19,2547480
81Toyota RAV419,14440%13,6749890
82Audi Q519,077-7%20,5946976
83Honda CR-V19,0544%18,3108189
84Dacia Logan18,221212%5,847145121
85Opel/Vauxhall Adam18,07564%11,03411093
86Citroen C118,005-16%21,4786475
87Ford Mondeo17,93135%13,27110083
88Audi A517,531-8%19,0267781
89Peugeot 10717,449-18%21,2806678
90Suzuki Swift16,706-7%18,0188279
91VW Transporter16,475-1%16,7078694
92Mazda316,30897%8,295128130
93BMW X315,940-21%20,2647067
94Peugeot 50815,692-30%22,5336177
95Skoda Superb15,4536%14,6299299
96Volvo V70/XC7014,93917%12,754102101
97Honda Jazz14,723-8%15,9258898
98BMW 4 Series14,715new0 –205
99Alfa Romeo Giulietta14,697-12%16,7478592
100Honda Civic14,488-17%17,5068497
101VW Caddy14,3441%14,2029587
102Volvo V6014,2789%13,08010196
103Skoda Citigo14,111-13%16,1728795
104Peugeot 500813,234-15%15,63689100
105Suzuki SX4 S-Cross13,143new0 –193
106Citroen Berlingo13,100-5%13,80397104
107Hyundai ix2013,043-10%14,44093102
108Mercedes CLA12,640204%4,156170122
109Mazda612,40120%10,318115112
110BMW X512,274111%5,819146150
111Ford S-Max11,73864%7,153135114
112Suzuki Alto11,54616%9,967122124
113Mitsubishi ASX11,24633%8,474127125
114VW Sharan11,0554%10,645112113
115Toyota Verso10,626-8%11,590107109
116Range Rover Sport10,244116%4,742159152
117Toyota Avensis9,777-28%13,63499107
118Fiat Ducato9,75910%8,853125137
119Hyundai i409,581-17%11,481109116
120VW Beetle9,374-24%12,305104106
121Skoda Roomster9,3147%8,690126123
122Peugeot 2079,300-51%19,0497686
123Kia Venga9,277-19%11,490108115
124Mitsubishi Outlander9,25332%7,026136127
125Peugeot Partner8,857-12%10,026121126
126Mazda28,763-8%9,491123131
127Kia Carens8,720575%1,292234158
128Renault Kangoo8,60314%7,565133133
129Chevrolet Spark8,148-33%12,237105105
130Mercedes Vito/Viano8,08122%6,646139135
131Mercedes GLA7,994new0 –319
132Mercedes GLK7,889-24%10,394113117
133Seat Mii7,807-22%10,055119119
134Jaguar XF7,807-5%8,211129138
135Suzuki SX47,693-26%10,381114120
136Citroen DS47,674-25%10,299117128
137Mercedes M Class7,465-26%10,056118118
138Dacia Lodgy7,422-47%14,06196110
139Chevrolet Trax7,40410042%73316147
140Renault Laguna7,2080%7,230134145
141Ford Galaxy7,20085%3,901174143
142Seat Alhambra6,99416%6,025142140
143Land Rover Freelander6,839-28%9,477124136
144Citroen C56,703-33%10,037120129
145Alfa Romeo Mito6,354-1%6,441140146
146Dacia Dokker6,26516%5,390150139
147Seat Altea6,091-23%7,898130134
148VW Golf Plus5,953-70%19,6687364
149Mercedes S Class5,918202%1,961216187
150VW Touareg5,8616%5,528147148
151Fiat Freemont5,841-26%7,859131142
152Toyota Corolla5,787265%1,586225227
153Chevrolet Cruze5,780-54%12,587103108
154Mitsubishi Space Star/Mirage5,70046%3,915173160
155Audi TT5,48931%4,194169167
156VW CC5,344-23%6,898137144
157Suzuki Splash5,342-9%5,896144153
158Subaru Forester5,281-4%5,526148157
159Nissan Leaf5,02582%2,766193173
160Porsche Cayenne4,970-17%5,966143149
161Porsche 9114,9246%4,666161166
162Jeep Grand Cherokee4,77650%3,179188172
163Opel/Vauxhall Agila4,728-8%5,120154159
164Range Rover4,620-14%5,362151174
165Mercedes SLK4,576-13%5,241152165
166Citroen DS54,483-42%7,687132141
167Land Rover Discovery4,3881%4,364166180
168Volvo S604,1605%3,968172177
169Fiat Fiorino/Qubo4,138-16%4,940157164
170Hyundai Santa Fe4,049-10%4,519163178
171Seat Toledo3,976-16%4,707160161
172Subaru XV3,883-13%4,469165168
173Citroen C4 Aircross3,878-25%5,201153170
174Lexus IS3,8661404%257287208
175Audi Q73,8120%3,828176175
176Mercedes CLS3,665-33%5,460149155
177Suzuki Jimny3,479-6%3,693178176
178Renault Trafic3,47520%2,889192181
179Tesla Model S3,458new10332n/a
180Opel/Vauxhall Antara3,277-51%6,712138154
181VW Scirocco3,271-20%4,085171169
182VW Jetta3,259-36%5,084155156
183BMW i33,2486269%51323266
184BMW 2 Series3,074new0 –313
185Renault Koleos2,985-7%3,213186191
186Kia Sorento2,9828%2,756194200
187Lexus CT2,967-23%3,831175183
188Toyota Prius2,959-54%6,388141151
189Audi A72,931-14%3,413183185
190BMW 6 Series2,918-8%3,180187190
191Renault Espace2,884-5%3,023190194
192Volvo XC902,87722%2,367200199
193Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro2,84648%1,919218198
194Opel/Vauxhall Cascada2,634122%1,184236217
195Suzuki Grand Vitara2,612-27%3,581179184
196Audi A82,58124%2,086208220
197Jeep Compass2,5616%2,408199207
198Chevrolet Aveo2,542-75%10,318116132
199Citroen C-Elysée2,5369%2,334201203
200Chevrolet Captiva2,507-45%4,526162163
201Mazda52,387-33%3,572180192
202Toyota Verso-S2,382-30%3,420182188
203Chevrolet Orlando2,352-53%5,004156162
204Kia Soul2,35289%1,244235241
205Peugeot RCZ2,341-19%2,902191202
206Subaru Legacy/Outback2,328-12%2,644196197
207Toyota Land Cruiser2,32114%2,041210222
208Porsche Panamera2,23131%1,704222218
209Ford Transit/Tourneo2,166-43%3,828177171
210Nissan NV200/Evalia2,1487%2,011214223
211Fiat Doblo2,140-19%2,657195201
212Porsche Macan2,074new2338 –
213Nissan X-Trail2,0647%1,921217215
214Toyota Prius+2,038-57%4,776158179
215BMW Z42,0010%2,006215212
216Mazda MX-51,967-3%2,027211210
217Mercedes Sprinter1,95114%1,706221224
218Renault Fluence1,936-22%2,477198206
219BMW X61,934-43%3,381184189
220BMW 7 Series1,866-19%2,296203211
221Porsche Boxster1,847-21%2,331202213
222Renault Zoe1,837-26%2,481197195
223Lexus RX1,773-12%2,020213216
224Jeep Wrangler1,648-19%2,045209219
225Lancia/Chrysler Delta1,635-50%3,299185186
226Toyota iQ1,629-23%2,120207221
227Maserati Ghibli1,477new0 –303
228Mercedes Citan1,47528%1,151237255
229Peugeot Expert1,4527%1,361230229
230Mercedes GL1,426-14%1,662224226
231Jaguar F-Type1,412282%370276249
232Lancia/Chrysler Voyager1,3895%1,317232232
233Ssangyong Korando1,38825%1,108239239
234Honda Accord1,377-26%1,860219228
235Fiat Bravo1,361-57%3,140189182
236VW Eos1,224-22%1,561226233
237Peugeot 3011,219-15%1,434227231
238Mitsubishi Pajero1,2069%1,102240234
239Fiat Sedici1,139-49%2,230204214
240Toyota GT861,133-49%2,217205209
241Volvo S801,125-2%1,151238240
242Mitsubishi Lancer1,12126%889248245
243Mercedes SL1,080-18%1,325231235
244Kia Optima1,075-24%1,423228237
245Porsche Cayman1,04135%770254236
246Citroen Nemo1,015-8%1,102241244
247Peugeot Bipper885-32%1,299233243
248Peugeot 4008878-52%1,840220230
249Lexus GS8454%809252259
250Mercedes G Class822-11%923246250
251Jaguar XJ776-12%884249254
252Citroen C8725-29%1,024243247
253Peugeot 807695-26%937245246
254Jaguar XK66031%504271267
255Jeep Cherokee660334%152298297
256Infiniti Q50652new0 –306
257Ssangyong Rexton647126%286281273
258VW Phaeton610-15%717256261
259Subaru Impreza606-5%635258257
260Bentley Continental GT/GTC604-4%631260263
261Nissan Pathfinder6042%595262260
262Ferrari 458 Italia59315%516269272
263Land Rover Defender57286%307278283
264Chevrolet Camaro505-3%521266264
265Lada Niva476-7%512270262
266Ford Ecosport446new0 –  –
267Ssangyong Rodius/Stavic40050%267284280
268Alfa Romeo 4C372new0 –  –
269Hyundai Elantra363-41%619261 –
270Audi R8355-31%518267279
271Bolloré Blue Car344n/an/an/an/a
272Hyundai H1/Starex334-23%436273274
273Infiniti QX70/FX297-44%526265268
274Opel/Vauxhall Ampera287-66%843250242
275Maserati Quattroporte284259%79315296
276Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage2805%266286286
277Chevrolet Malibu275-56%632259256
278Honda Insight273-50%544264269
279Nissan 370Z2691%267285285
280Bentley Continental Flying Spur257n/a0 –308
281Hyundai Veloster253-82%1,415229248
282Subaru BRZ241-2%247289282
283Mercedes SLS AMG2388%221291292
284Citroen C-Zero235-38%376274288
285Mitsubishi i-MiEV231-38%373275281
286Nissan Murano196-57%459272275
287Lancia Thema/Chrysler 300C188-80%918247252
288Renault Latitude188-30%269283290
289Ferrari F12185-37%295279291
290Seat Exeo182-95%3,433181204
291Subaru Trezia153-74%585263265
292Honda CR-Z153-55%338277287
293Peugeot ion152-7%164296295
294Toyota Urban Cruiser148-77%653257271
295Mitsubishi Colt137-97%4,511164196
296Aston Martin Vanquish137-19%169294299
297Maserati GranTurismo135-34%204292294
298Tata Indica134-54%290280284
299Volvo C70130-84%830251258
300Suzuki Kizashi122-48%234290293
301Fiat Linea112-55%251288289
302Aston Martin DBS101-3%104307309
303Lamborghini Aventador96-4%100308318
304Maserati GranCabrio87-9%96309315
305Nissan Pixo85-96%2,027212238
306Ferrari California83-41%141300301
307Lotus Exige8169%48325n/a
308Ferrari FF79-4%82311321
309Saab 9-373n/a0 –334
310Great Wall Hover68209%22329317
311Bentley Mulsanne658%60319328
312Rolls Royce Ghost63-47%118302314
313Volvo C3059-96%1,667223253
314Lancia Flavia56-70%188293n/a
315Aston Martin Rapide53-34%80312316
316Hyundai Genesis46-59%113305311
317Lamborghini Gallardo45-34%68317322
318Rolls Royce Phantom45-15%53321331
319Lotus Elise44-25%59320320
320Mahindra (all models)43-17%52322304
321Infiniti Q70/M38-77%164297302
322Infiniti QX50/EX36-27%49324329
323Renault Wind30-82%165295300
324Tata Xenon28-59%68318325
325DR Motor DR526-68%80313323
326Lotus Evora26-37%41326327
327Mercedes R Class19-98%779253276
328Ford Fusion18-22%23328336
329Great Wall Steed16100%8334338
330Volvo V5014-89%131301307
331Peugeot 206+11-99%2,149206251
332Ssangyong Actyon8-80%41327333
333DR Motor DR17-94%115304324
334Lancia Musa6-99%974244270
335Renault Modus4-100%4,247168225
336Alfa Romeo 1594-97%147299310
337Daihatsu Cuore/Charade3-97%88310330
338Bugatti Veyron3200%1341343
339Renault Symbol/Thalia2-100%745255278
340Saab 9-52-89%19330337
341Dodge Journey2-67%6336339
342Ssangyong Kyron2n/a0 –353
343Volvo S401-99%106306326
344Citroen C-Crosser1-99%80314332
345Daihatsu Sirion1-95%19331335
346Maybach 57/621-88%8335345
347Fiat Idea1-80%5337341
348Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano1-50%2339346
349VW Fox10%1342344
350Dodge Caliber1n/a0 –350
351Spyker1n/a0 –n/a

Source: JATO via Automotive News

Note: Europe sales do not include vehicles purchased as Commercial Vehicles and are compiled using sales data from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

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  1. @Bryan
    I agree, there is no proof that Volvo drivers are any more aggressive or dangerous than drivers of other brands, from my own observation I find that at least in the UK, BMW and premium SUV drivers are the worst, including Land Rover, so no national bias. The most considerate and drivers tend to be women, that may be a controversial statement but it seems to be true.

  2. Miki :
    @Fudan
    absolutely agree…
    the result is that Volvo drivers are statistically the most dangerous agresive drivers causing the most serious accidents…

    What? I’ve never heard about that. Where can I find those statistics?

  3. @Fudan

    Those models that you’ve just mentioned are as good as their German competitors, but the German brands sell more not because they are better but because they are more popular, just like McDonald’s and Coca-Cola, and because they are protected by the European authorities (we all know that Merkel rules the EU politics).

    For example, Mercedes has been suffered a lot of troubles with fires in their cars in Europe and in the USA. In the USA they were obliged by the US authorities to recall hundreds of thousands of cars. In Europe they do nothing.

  4. @Bryan If you prefer an Alfa Romeo or an Infiniti over an Audi, it’s certainly your right, but I must say you’re probably in a quite small minority. As small as Alfa’s or Infinity’s sales…

  5. @Fudan
    absolutely agree…

    Volvo has allways been on the edge between luxury and “normal”, however even the luxury brands are considering Volvo as a premium…
    the fact however is, that Volvo customers are those that do not have enough money for a real luxury – the result is that Volvo drivers are statistically the most dangerous agresive drivers causing the most serious accidents…

    BTW: some of the brands mentioned by Bryan are less luxury than Škoda car…

  6. @ Bryan
    this is my personal opinion, but looking at the sales data makes me think that other People (or lets call them customers) think so too…

    let’s just concentrate on the cashcows: 3-series, C-Class and A4.

    Volvo S60 = mehh.. but this might be one of the only serious premium competitor on the market.
    Alfa Romeo = nahhh
    Citroen DS5 = oh come on! not a premium brand..
    Lexus IS = I don’t know whose taste they had in mind when designing this car, but certainly not the European.
    Infiniti Q50 = there are like 5 Dealerships in Europe…
    Cadillac = Even in the US they have been outsold by the Germans and the Japanese
    Acura = what a joke
    Lincoln = no way they will ever come to european shores…

    bottomline is: there are no real competitors 🙂 too easy? maybe. but true!

  7. @Fudan

    Volvo V40, Volvo S60, V60, Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Mito, Alfa Romeo 4C, Citroen DS3, Citroen DS5, Infiniti Q50, Infiniti Q60, Infiniti QX70, Lexus CT, Lexus IS, Lexus GS, Lexus LS, Lexus LFA, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ, Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Evoque, Land Rover LR4, Range Rover Sport, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokee, etc., and there are also Cadillac, Acura, Lincoln, etc., which are expected to be released in Europe in the next years.

    Do you need more?

  8. JATO is american and not very good agency.

    They do not count Russia or LCV viehicles (many of cars are sold as LCV, for e.g. in Poland)

    This ranking is incomplete.

  9. @Bryan
    “the Europeans are braiwashed by the “made in Germany” trick which is a joke”

    And remember ADAC and TUV have been cheating for 10 years about german quality…

  10. @Bryan
    “As the Obama administration has recently advised, the German lobby industry is really too strong and it’s destroying the Europe.”

    Indeed. But look at Dacia +40%.

    Concerning Mercedes A-B-Class, BMW S1 and Audi-A1 It is overestimated crap.
    Merc E-Class is good. But idiots think they get a real Merc with A-Class… o_O
    BMW S1 and Audi-A1 have bad chassis and poor engines

  11. @ Bryan

    Hi Bryan: go to a Volvo, Jaguar, Lexus, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Jeep, Infiniti Dealer and show me decent competitors for: 1-series, A-Class, A3, 3-series, 4-series, C-Class, A4, A5, CLS..

    I think that answers your question. 🙂

  12. @Miki

    “Because Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Lexus and Infinity are not premium brands (although sold for premium prices), Jaguar is a shit”

    Yeah, right, keep dreaming… Lexus have the most advanced tecnhology in its price range, Alfa Romeo are too sexy, Volvo are great products, Infiniti are great looking cars, Jaguars are more luxurious than the German cars, etc..

    I think that one of the reasons is that the Europeans are braiwashed by the “made in Germany” trick which is a joke. And the German premium brands are very aggressive in the business sales making big discounts for fleets.

    Fortunately the American market is way more open-minded than the European. I think that Alfa Romeo will be successful in the USA.

  13. @Bryan
    Because Volvo, Alfa Romeo, Lexus and Infinity are not premium brands (although sold for premium prices), Jaguar is a shit and Land Rover and Jeep are different segment of the market focused on puffy individuals 🙂

  14. The sales of the non-German premium brands are completly ridiculous.

    I have no idea why the Europeans only buy the so boring German premium cars.

    Volvo, Jaguar, Lexus, Alfa Romeo, Land Rover, Jeep, Infiniti, etc., there are so many great cars in these brands, i really don’t understand their weak sales.

    As the Obama administration has recently advised, the German lobby industry is really too strong and it’s destroying the Europe.

  15. @druggies_suck

    The same goes with Vauxhall(GM/Opel). The majority of the British people think wrongly that Ford and Vauxhall are partly British brands or companies, but nowadays it’s not true, because the Ford Europe and GM Europe headquarters are in Germany and no longer in the UK.

  16. If it wasn’t for the ‘force-fed’ Ford loving UK,the Focus would be down in 19th/20th, and the Fiesta would be barely hitting the top 10!

    1. Hi Coolcat, Todor,
      I have added the list of countries at the bottom of the table. Neither Turkey nor Russia are included in this data.
      Cheers,
      Matt

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