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Europe May 2017: Now with the Top 345 models and Top 57 brands

Very first European Top 10 ranking for the Dacia Sandero.

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Final figures for Europe 27 markets (excluding Turkey and Russia) are now available for May, up 7% to 1.414.166 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 4.8% to 6.860.152 registrations. There is one change in the Top 40 brands ranking compared to preliminary figures published at the end of last month: Mercedes (+20.1%) overtakes Peugeot (+4.8%) to rank 5th overall. The rest of the ranking is confirmed.

Model-wise, there are a few significant changes inside the Top 10. The Nissan Qashqai (+10%) outpaces the Peugeot 208 (-4.5%) to rank 6th and the VW Tiguan (+109.1%) passes the Skoda Octavia (+5%) to rank 8th, but the most striking alteration comes in 10th place. Ranked 12th according to preliminary figures, the Dacia Sandero (+29.2%) jumps two spots to break into the European Top 10 for the first time in the nameplate’s 8 year-career. It does so thanks to a tiny 3-unit-advantage over the Citroen C3 (+84.2%) remaining at #11 while the Opel Astra (-1.1%) drops two ranks vs. preliminary figures to #12. Note this is the first ever Dacia to manage a European Top 10 ranking.

The Opel Crossland X makes its first appearance in the European sales charts. 

Other changes in the Top 50 include the Toyota Yaris (#17) above the Skoda Fabia, the Audi A3 (#24), Peugeot 308 (#25) and 3008 (#26) above the Fiat Tipo, the Citroen C4 Picasso (#43) above the BMW X1 and the BMW 5 Series (#46) above the Seat Ibiza. Below, the performance of new coming nameplate is restrained, with the Audi Q2 down 8 spots on April to #59, the Skoda Kodiaq up 6 to #90, the Volvo S/V90 down one to #90 and the Ford Ka+ up 9 to #102.  We welcome three new nameplates in the European ranking this month: the Opel Crossland X landing at #201, the Opel Grandland X at #286 and the Range Rover Velar at #297.

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