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Europe November 2016: Renault up 18%, Captur best-selling SUV

renault-captur-europe-november-2016-picture-courtesy-largus-frThe Renault Captur is the most popular SUV in Europe in November. 

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The European new car market (29 countries, Turkey and Russia excluded) remains dynamic in November at +5% to 1.184.140 registrations, with year-to-date sales up 6.8% to 13.937.339, the largest YTD gain since 2007. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate (SAAR) hits 15.1 million in November. All Top 5 markets are up, with Spain (+13%) and France (+8%) leading the way followed by Italy (+5%), the UK (+3%) and Germany (+1.5%). 26 out of 29 markets are up, only the Netherlands (-21%), Ireland (-20%) and Switzerland (-0.4%) in decline.

peugeot-3008-europe-november-2016-picture-courtesy-largus-frThe new model boosts Peugeot 3008 sales up 83% across Europe…

Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the region by far, despite sales down 0.9%. It is followed by Renault up a fantastic 18.5% on November 2015, Ford (-0.5%) and Opel (-0.3%). Another outstanding performance from Mercedes up two spots on last month and 12% year-on-year to 5th place overall with 70.095 sales. BMW does even better at +13% and 68.511 units. Both luxury brands overtake Peugeot (-1.5%) but Audi isn’t as lucky: up 6% to #8. Skoda (+9%), Toyota (+9%), Hyundai (+11%), Dacia (+8%), Seat (+25%), Suzuki (+22%) and Mini (+17%) also impress in the Top 20. Further down, Bentley (+53%), Jaguar (+57%), Infiniti (+181%) and Rolls Royce (+106%) soar.

Renault Megane Europe November 2016. Picture courtesy largus.fr…while for the Renault Mégane the gain is 98%.

Model-wise, the VW Golf drops 8% but keeps a 10.000-unit advantage over the Renault Clio up a stunning 21% year-on-year and two spots on October to #2, reclaiming the #3 spot year-to-date. The VW Polo (+6%) and Ford Fiesta (+5%) follow, ahead of the Opel Astra up 35%. The Renault Captur surges 20% to #9 and becomes the best-selling SUV on the continent, outpacing the VW Tiguan at #10 (+55%) and the Nissan Qashqai at #11 (+8%). All planets are aligning for Renault: the Mégane is up 98% to #15 and the Kadjar is up 18% to #33. Notice also the Dacia Duster up 26%, the Citroen C3 up 18%, Audi A4 up 44%, Hyundai Tucson up 32%, Kia Sportage up 24%, Peugeot 3008 up 83% and BMW X1 up 68%.

Previous post: Europe October 2016: Discover the Top 340 models and Top 55 brands

Previous month: Europe October 2016: Opel Astra and VW Tiguan shine in market down

One year ago: Europe November 2015: Market shoots up 13.5%, Volkswagen up 3%

Full November 2016 Top 50 brands and models below.

Europe November 2016 – brands:

PosBrandNov-16/15Oct2016/15PosFY15
1Volkswagen136,304-0.9%11,562,417-1.9%11
2Renault93,32318.5%2986,92812.9%23
3Ford78,367-0.5%3977,3312.2%32
4Opel/Vauxhall75,047-0.3%4919,4886.4%44
5Mercedes70,09512.0%7775,54113.9%68
6BMW68,51112.9%8751,39111.2%87
7Peugeot66,214-1.5%5799,3493.0%55
8Audi62,6856.4%6768,6747.7%76
9Skoda54,7239.0%10610,8067.6%1010
10Fiat53,0514.0%9676,98512.2%99
11Toyota47,6538.6%11551,6287.6%1111
12Nissan40,3244.3%13508,778-1.4%1212
13Hyundai39,69511.1%14463,7848.9%1414
14Citroën38,436-4.9%12504,009-0.4%1313
15Dacia31,7248.2%17381,8539.5%1616
16Kia31,4216.4%15406,86413.2%1515
17Seat31,01725.2%16322,4903.1%1717
18Volvo25,648-5.6%18260,5844.0%1818
19Suzuki16,77421.6%21186,22012.6%2121
20Mini16,11817.0%20191,57915.6%2020
21Mazda15,475-9.6%19219,52113.4%1919
22Land Rover11,746-14.5%22155,22220.3%2222
23Honda10,651-5.6%23148,69023.2%2324
24Smart9,75722.6%2498,48910.3%2525
25Mitsubishi9,047-14.1%25107,110-10.6%2423
26Jeep8,24511.3%2696,40520.7%2626
27Porsche5,76421.5%3065,3771.1%2728
28Alfa Romeo5,64724.3%2959,62913.8%3130
29Jaguar5,62657.4%2762,06772.4%2931
30Lancia4,8114.9%2863,09910.6%2829
31DS4,189-31.4%3162,053-9.6%3027
32Lexus3,1551.3%3240,81014.7%3232
33Subaru2,795-9.4%3335,1981.1%3333
34SsangYong1,229-8.1%3417,89037.2%3435
35Infiniti1,196181.4%3512,781154.1%3737
36Abarth1,0684.9%n/a13,75036.0%35n/a
37Tesla965-28.2%3713,3956.8%3634
38Maserati53245.4%366,77417.5%3836
39Lada35893.5%403,643109.4%4042
40MG2635.2%393,82733.1%3938
41Bentley26253.2%383,26244.6%4141
42Ferrari1632.5%412,7356.9%4239
43Aston Martin13816.9%431,339-17.7%4443
44Chevrolet960.0%421,580-31.9%4340
45Cadillac7337.7%4668236.1%4948
46Rolls-Royce68106.1%4573333.8%4747
47Alpina65-15.6%n/a7042.3%48n/a
48Morgan64178.3%n/a4766.5%50n/a
49Lotus625.1%478092.3%4644
50Lamborghini4953.1%4490517.2%4545

Europe November 2016 – models:

PosModelNov-16/15Oct2016/15PosFY15
1VW Golf37,686-7.6%1455,203-7.9%11
2Renault Clio27,71621.9%4282,6662.6%33
3VW Polo25,9896.0%3286,3862.7%24
4Ford Fiesta23,1665.4%2277,637-4.5%42
5Opel/Vauxhall Astra21,31235.1%5232,44731.1%614
6Skoda Octavia20,0878.6%8211,5895.6%911
7Opel/Vauxhall Corsa18,642-10.2%9247,249-0.7%55
8Peugeot 20818,1972.1%6230,7479.9%78
9Renault Captur18,08120.0%13197,29610.6%1113
10VW Tiguan17,89355.4%7160,32117.3%2122
11Nissan Qashqai17,7427.7%10216,3090.7%87
12VW Passat16,288-21.9%12190,736-7.5%129
13Ford Focus15,878-0.8%19198,035-8.6%106
14Toyota Yaris15,7872.7%14170,7080.5%1715
15Renault Mégane15,56498.1%22129,36714.1%3032
16Fiat Panda14,7187.7%15176,68411.0%1518
17Mercedes C Class14,66413.5%21162,6391.2%1917
18Skoda Fabia14,2301.0%17163,17810.3%1820
19Opel/Vauxhall Mokka/Mokka X13,4857.7%29151,9060.4%2419
20Audi A313,358-16.6%11176,924-4.7%1412
21Peugeot 200813,2975.1%16162,44913.9%2021
22Peugeot 30813,226-27.1%18181,969-2.8%1310
23BMW 3 Series12,4097.1%27132,7631.6%2724
24Fiat 50012,313-1.8%20171,0512.1%1616
25Dacia Duster11,91226.3%33128,03611.4%3129
26Dacia Sandero11,8852.1%28157,27615.3%2223
27Seat Leon11,6134.4%30135,5343.2%2625
28Citroen C311,47418.5%25121,8976.5%3331
29Audi A411,22043.9%24152,75530.2%2330
30Mercedes A Class11,0948.6%26130,90318.0%2933
31BMW 1 Series10,9576.9%31119,0701.4%3427
32Hyundai Tucson10,80432.2%23140,303403.2%25119
33Renault Kadjar10,67118.2%42116,402203.9%3694
34Mini10,2821.0%34124,186-0.3%3226
35Kia Sportage9,98023.9%32131,59433.4%2837
36Fiat 500X9,59115.7%5099,85052.0%4063
37Seat Ibiza9,5078.1%39113,1792.8%3734
38Toyota Auris9,443-13.4%35119,0442.9%3528
39Peugeot 30089,36582.6%4865,0425.2%5768
40Mercedes E Class8,89933.1%3891,39115.4%4553
41BMW X18,66468.0%3687,090151.8%47111
42VW Up!8,2454.2%4791,652-5.9%4338
43VW Touran8,20921.4%43104,51959.0%3964
44Hyundai i208,08531.4%4191,4277.5%4445
45Ford Kuga7,958-10.9%40112,01119.7%3841
46BMW 5 Series7,95424.0%6275,234-8.4%5147
47Volvo XC607,88912.3%4673,9706.0%5262
48BMW 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer7,511-6.8%4493,27719.1%4251
49Audi A17,285-1.3%3790,7326.5%4644
50Citroen C4 Picasso6,969-11.4%5199,774-2.9%4135

Source: JATO Dynamics

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