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Europe November 2017: 3008 and 208 lift Peugeot up 20.7%

The Peugeot 3008 is only 400 sales off a historical first Top 10 spot. Picture autocar.co.uk 

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European new car sales (27 markets excluding Russia and Turkey) is up a robust 5.2% in November to 1.250.281 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 3.8% to 14.435.691. Double-digit gains in France and Spain and a strong 9.4% increase in Germany have more than compensated the collapse of the UK market down 11.2% this month, with Italy (+5.2%) and a handful of smaller markets fuelling the growth, such as Austria (+15.9%), Croatia (+24.4%), Greece (+10.6%), Hungary (+31.3%), the Netherlands (+17.1%) and Slovenia (+17.9%). Along with the UK, only the Czech Republic (-1%), Romania (-3.5%) and Ireland (-8%) are down. Once again it’s SUVs that pull the market up to new heights with sales up a stunning 21.6% to 398.414 units or 31.9% market share vs. just 27.6% a year ago. Small SUVs are up 25.5%, compact SUVs up 16.6% and midsize SUVs up 41%. The performance of each brand in this segment generally dictates how well it does continent-wide.

The Peugeot 208 enjoys a second consecutive podium ranking in Europe.

Volkswagen has no difficulty remaining the most popular carmaker in Europe but once again underperforms at just +1.5%. In a Top 6 unchanged on October, Ford (+5.7%) and most strikingly Peugeot (+20.7%) gain market share vs. a year ago while Mercedes (+5%), Renault (+4.1%) and Opel/Vauxhall (-4.1%, handicapped by a paltry UK score) lose some. In the remainder of the Top10, Audi (+8.4%), Skoda (+10.8%) and Toyota (+12.2%) outpace the overall growth whereas BMW drops 1.6%. Further down, Jeep (+28.9%), Suzuki (+24%), Dacia (+21.4%), Mini (+21.3%), Kia (+17%), Mazda (+15.1%), Citroen (+14.1%) lead the gain ladder while among smaller brands Tesla (+177.3%), McLaren (169%), Lada (+155.1%), MG (+79.5%), Ferrari (+57%) and Alfa Romeo (+26.1%) are among the best performers. Reversely, among the rare carmakers to lose ground year-on-year, Aston Martin (-9.4%), Maserati (-11.3%) and Lancia (-11.4%) are the hardest hit.

The Renault Scenic posts the 2nd largest year-on-year gain in the Top 50 at +126%.

Uncontested leader in the models ranking, the VW Golf brilliantly manages to post a third consecutive double-digit gain at +18.1%, with its YTD cume now down just 1.9%. The Renault Clio clings onto the 2nd place in spite of a 4.8% drop while the Peugeot 208 lodges a second podium ranking in a row thanks to deliveries up 18.9% heaped by a rental fleet deal in Germany. It is the first time the 208 ever ranks on the European podium two months in a row and only its sixth time in the Top 3 after August 2012 (#3), October 2012 (#3), December 2012 (#2), May 2013 (#3) and last month (#3), and its November score propels the 208 to #6 YTD above the Opel Corsa. The Ford Fiesta remains at #4, the Skoda Octavia is up one spot to #5 while the VW Tiguan (+1.6%) and Renault Captur (+4.5%) top the SUV charts above the Nissan Qashqai (+0.3%) The Ford Focus is up 10.8% to #9 and the Toyota Yaris ranks inside the European Top 10 for the fifth month in a row, now #14 YTD.

Opel/Vauxhall Insignia sales are up 70.8% thanks to the new generation.

Below the Citroen C3 up 42.3% to #11, the Peugeot 3008 breaks its European ranking record for the third time in the past five months, lifting it to #12 and only 402 sales off a historical first Top 10 ranking, beating the #14 hit last month and #17 last July. In the remainder of the Top 20, the Dacia Sandero continues to gallop ahead at +31.6%, whereas the Opel Corsa (-15.2%), Astra (-30.8%) and VW Polo (-42%) in the midst of a generation changeover, all struggle. Further down, notice the Renault Scenic up 126%, Opel Insignia up 70.8%, Ford Kuga up 59.7%, the Mercedes GLC up 47.6%, VW Up up 22.9%, Mercedes E-Class up 24.1%, BMW X1 up 18.9%, VW Touran up 18.8% and the BMW 5 Series up 14.4%. The Toyota C-HR celebrates one year in market with an 11th consecutive Top 50 ranking.

Previous post: Europe October 2017: Discover the Top 350 models and Top 55 brands

Previous month: Europe October 2017: Golf, 208 and 3008 shine in market up 5.6%

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

Full November 2017 Top 50 brands and models below.

Europe November 2017 – brands:

PosBrandNov-17/16Oct2017/16PosFY16
1Volkswagen139,6921.5%11,567,7480.0%11
2Renault97,9784.1%21,040,2685.8%22
3Ford81,9525.7%3977,3221.1%33
4Peugeot79,93820.7%4851,8636.9%55
5Mercedes74,1275.0%5844,1469.0%66
6Opel/Vauxhall71,188-4.1%6882,562-3.4%44
7BMW68,148-1.6%8752,6780.3%88
8Audi65,0338.4%7768,3961.0%77
9Skoda59,89710.8%9650,1447.8%1010
10Toyota52,10112.2%10631,00316.9%1111
11Fiat50,136-10.3%11711,1793.2%99
12Citroën43,97014.1%12531,6125.4%1213
13Hyundai42,1244.7%13476,7993.4%1414
14Dacia37,98721.4%17423,08611.7%1616
15Nissan37,522-5.3%14525,0563.6%1312
16Kia36,68017.0%15432,8906.9%1515
17Seat35,04211.8%16371,33916.0%1717
18Volvo24,9423.6%18272,8486.9%1818
19Suzuki19,59024.0%19226,85126.5%1921
20Mini19,49221.3%21195,9162.4%2120
21Mazda17,79415.1%20213,845-1.9%2019
22Land Rover13,1669.7%22157,9711.7%2222
23Honda10,662-1.0%24129,317-12.9%2323
24Jeep10,54728.9%2398,3312.4%2526
25Smart8,98110.4%2592,403-4.4%2625
26Mitsubishi8,640-3.9%26105,928-0.9%2424
27Alfa Romeo7,78026.1%2780,43634.0%2730
28Porsche5,728-0.6%2867,8103.9%2827
29Jaguar5,259-8.2%3064,4843.8%2929
30Lancia3,937-11.4%2957,548-8.2%3028
31Lexus3,67713.9%3141,2461.0%3232
32DS3,609-8.8%3242,553-31.1%3131
33Subaru3,25816.7%3333,132-2.9%3333
34Tesla2,676177.3%3523,40674.7%3435
35Abarth1,5895.9%3419,35135.0%3536
36SsangYong1,2940.0%3616,032-10.7%3634
37Infiniti783-26.9%3811,918-5.5%3737
38Maserati666-11.3%378,91627.5%3838
39MG47279.5%413,9884.2%4039
40Lada449155.1%394,411138.2%3942
41Bentley2702.3%403,67112.4%4140
42Ferrari16857.0%422,92410.8%4241
43Aston Martin126-9.4%432,32173.2%4344
44Chevrolet11417.5%442,31646.7%4443
45Cadillac8714.5%4784019.1%4650
46McLaren78169.0%46839139.7%47n/a
47Rolls-Royce758.7%50683-6.9%4948
48Lamborghini7332.7%459474.0%4545
49Dodge6488.2%51560-4.6%5151
50Iveco5028.2%n/a81518.3%48n/a

Europe November 2017 – models:

PosModelNov-17/16Oct2017/16PosFY16
1VW Golf44,77718.1%1445,206-1.9%11
2Renault Clio26,411-4.9%2298,9906.6%22
3Peugeot 20821,51318.9%3225,198-2.0%67
4Ford Fiesta21,434-6.9%4237,770-13.9%44
5Skoda Octavia20,6313.9%6214,3292.8%99
6VW Tiguan19,0671.6%5218,23835.9%818
7Renault Captur18,8864.5%9191,546-2.6%1310
8Nissan Qashqai17,7690.3%7230,8607.0%58
9Ford Focus17,39610.8%12199,4281.7%1111
10Toyota Yaris17,06313.2%8184,6246.3%1414
11Citroen C316,72542.3%10193,01958.3%1233
12Peugeot 300816,66169.9%14155,121137.3%2365
13Opel/Vauxhall Corsa15,947-15.2%15221,497-10.0%75
14VW Passat15,774-3.4%13169,174-10.5%1812
15Dacia Sandero15,35731.6%19180,85816.1%1522
16Renault Mégane14,931-6.2%21153,57119.0%2526
17VW Polo14,623-42.0%22255,370-9.4%33
18Skoda Fabia14,6142.0%16166,0142.6%2121
19Fiat Panda14,394-12.2%11177,197-0.4%1715
20Opel/Vauxhall Astra14,324-30.8%18204,742-10.9%106
21Peugeot 200814,0917.1%17167,2533.3%1920
22Dacia Duster12,9118.6%31131,3953.4%3230
23Mercedes C Class12,841-13.6%28166,3152.3%2019
24Ford Kuga12,70559.7%25139,77524.8%2838
25BMW 1 Series12,57912.4%41123,6543.8%3434
26Fiat 50012,2035.1%20179,8275.8%1617
27Hyundai Tucson12,129-3.7%24140,951-2.4%2725
28Seat Leon12,0033.3%26136,1821.4%2928
29Audi A311,901-12.9%23155,033-11.9%2416
30Peugeot 30811,729-13.3%27147,739-18.7%2613
31Audi A411,4862.5%29135,714-10.7%3024
32Opel/Vauxhall Mokka X11,415-13.6%33160,2685.9%2223
33Mini11,2267.6%36124,704-0.1%3332
34Mercedes A Class11,029-3.3%30133,2671.8%3129
35BMW X110,93018.9%37108,55124.3%4047
36Mercedes E Class10,92724.1%32119,84431.5%3643
37Renault Kadjar10,537-4.3%43103,713-10.9%4236
38Mercedes GLC10,53347.6%34103,35456.5%4369
39Seat Ibiza9,9083.9%39110,524-1.6%3937
40Renault Scénic9,906126.0%4095,70434.4%4760
41BMW 3 Series9,764-21.4%48118,355-10.7%3827
42VW Up!9,76422.9%4494,6845.4%4946
43VW Touran9,55618.8%42101,535-2.4%4539
44Kia Sportage9,103-6.6%35121,696-6.9%3531
45BMW 5 Series8,99814.4%45100,12433.7%4659
46Toyota Auris8,871-6.6%38106,857-8.8%4135
47Hyundai i208,112-5.0%4995,3464.4%4844
48Opel/Vauxhall Insignia7,76170.8%4665,818-3.9%6368
49Fiat Tipo7,5913.5%52118,849122.5%3786
50Toyota C-HR7,245214.5%50101,7624232.1%44220

Source: JATO Dynamics

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  1. The 3008/5008 will probably contest the Nov. #3 spot. Quite a feat! This success will most likely help Peugeot report solid financial results over 2017.

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