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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics we can share with you today final data for Europe 27 countries (ex Russia and Turkey) for February. Final figures have total sales for the month at 1.153.739, up 4% year-on-year and lifting the year-to-date volume up 5.4% to 2.306.492. The Top 10 groups are unchanged on January, with the Volkswagen Group more than doubling the market growth to cement its domination at +9.7% in February and +9.2% year-to-date, ahead of the PSA Group up 4.9%, Renault-Nissan up 2.2% and FCA down 4.2%. Ford Motor (+7.2%), Hyundai-Kia (+6.8%) and the Geely Group (+4.5%) also outpace the market this month.
In the brands ranking, there are a couple of significant changes compared to preliminary figures we published in late March. First, Peugeot (+18.2%) ends up snapping the 2nd place off Renault (+0.6%) for just 24 sales, meaning it reaches its highest ranking in Europe in over 4 years and potentially this decade. It also means it outsells Renault for the second month in a row and only the second time since January 2014. Second, Fiat (-8.6%) leaps from #8 to #6, overtaking both Mercedes (+1.5%) and Audi (+0.9%). The rest of the Top 25 is confirmed, and the best performing brands below include Lamborghini (+90.9%), Porsche (+19.4%), Alfa Romeo (+18.3%) and Lada (+13.8%).
Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai (+0.6%) ends up in 5th place above the VW Polo (-1.3%), the Citroen C3 confirms its new all-time high 7th place, the VW Tiguan (+5%) overtakes the Skoda Octavia (+2.7%) for #8 and the Peugeot 3008 (+73.7%) confirms its first ever European Top 10 ranking. The Dacia Duster (+31%) pops up two spots to #14 above the Fiat 500 (+16%) and Ford Focus (+7.7%) and the rest of the Top 25 is confirmed. The Nissan Micra (+52%), Audi Q2 (+28.2%), Mercedes GLC (+20.1%), Seat Ibiza (+18%), Renault Twingo (+16.3%) and BMW 5 Series (+12.8%) are the only other nameplates posting a double-digit gain in the Top 50. The Citroen C3 Aircross (#43) and VW T-Roc (#48) both crack the European Top 50 for the first time, a level the T-Roc hasn’t yet reached at home in Germany. Notice also the Skoda Karoq breaking into the Top 100 at #96 (+15), the Volvo XC40 at #175 (+63) and the BMW X2 at #195 (+36), both nameplates’ first time inside the European Top 200.
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Full February 2018 Top 10 groups, Top 54 brands and Top 364 models below.