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Europe 9 months 2014: Now with Top 350 models & Top 60 brands

Peugeot 308 Europe September 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Peugeot 308 gains two spots YTD compared to last month to #17.

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After detailed September data, we now explore the year-to-date European sales charts to try and extract longer-term trends. The European new car market is still on track to register its first year of YOY gains since 2007, up 5.6% on 2013 to 9.85 million units. Only 3 brands outperform the market in an unchanged Top 10 year-on-year: Opel/Vauxhall at #3 (+8%), Renault at #4 (+11%) and Peugeot at #5 (+7%), while Volkswagen (+4%) and Ford (+5%) remain in the lead. The strongest improvements happen further down: Skoda is up 17% to #11 and could aim at a first-ever Top 10 ranking next year depending on Fiat’s behaviour, Nissan is up 10% to #13 and Dacia is up a consistently striking 30% to #15 – at this rate it should pass Hyundai next year. Notice also Mazda up 22%, Mitsubishi up 31%, Porsche up 18%, Jeep up 45%, Lexus up 23%, Tesla up 422% and Maserati up 384%.

VW Golf France October 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNo weakening in sight for VW Golf sales, up 15% year-on-year.

The top of the models ranking is stretching upwards: the higher then rank in the Top 7, the stronger the YOY gain. The VW Golf takes off with sales up 15% to just under 400,000 units and on track to deliver its strongest annual European volume since 2009 (note this is achieved without Golf Sportsvan sales), the Ford Fiesta follows at +10%, ahead of the Renault Clio (+5%), VW Polo, Opel Corsa (both at +3%), Ford Focus (-1%) and Peugeot 208 (-10%). The Audi A3 (+23%) and Skoda Octavia (+32%) remain the best performers in the Top 10 by far, and will earn their very first annual Top 10 ranking by the time 2014 comes to an end.

Nissan Note Europe September 2014 Picture courtesy of largus.frEuropean Nissan Note sales are up 150% compared to a year ago.

Further down, the Renault Captur at #15 (+153%) and Peugeot 2008 at #21 (+262%) logically lead YOY increases in the Top 50 as they launched just a little over a year ago. Let’s also salute the Peugeot 308 (+60% to #17), Dacia Sandero (+23% to #20), Seat Leon (+60% to #23), Citroen C3 (+29% to #24), Dacia Duster (+42% to #30), Citroen C4 Picasso (+53% to #31), Opel Mokka (+68% to #33), Fiat 500L (+37% to #38) and Opel Insignia (+35% to #42) registering very dynamic YOY evolutions. Outside the Top 100, notice the Skoda Rapid up 119% to #57, Nissan Note up 150% to #62, Dacia Logan up 161% to #79 and BMW X5 up 173% to #106.

Mercedes GLA Europe September 2014The Mercedes GLA is now inside the European YTD Top 100.

Among recent launches, the BMW 4 Series jumps up to #84 with 39,500 sales, the Mercedes GLA earns a round #100 ranking thanks to 31,700 units sold, the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross lands at #103, the VW Golf Sportsvan at #104, the Citroen C4 Cactus at #145, Peugeot 108 at #148, BMW 2 Series at #149, Porsche Macan at #162 and Ford Ecosport at #186. This makes it 9 all-new (or almost all-new) models inside the Top 200 vs. 4 in the US and… 23 in China.

Previous month: Europe 8 months 2014: Dacia and Skoda lift market up 6%

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

Full September 2014 Top 350 models and Top 60 brands Ranking Tables below.

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