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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics we can share with you today final April data for Europe 27 countries (ex Russia and Turkey). Final figures have total sales for the month at 1.335.761, up 9.3% year-on-year for the largest April result since 2008, leading to a YTD 2018 volume up 2.6% to 5.596.595, the highest since 2000. Pushed by an outstanding month by Volkswagen (see previous April post), the Volkswagen Group soars 13% to 343.120 sales, whereas on the podium both PSA Group (+7.7%) and Renault-Nissan (+7.9%) trail the market slightly. FCA (+0.5%) is up two spots on March to #4 but underperforms while Ford (+12%) is down one but outpaces the market. Both Hyundai-Kia (+17.9%) and Daimler AG (+0.3%) overtake BMW Group (-1.3%), the only Top 10 group in decline this month. Toyota Motor signs the largest year-on-year gain at +19.8% while Geely Group (+11.3%) is back in the Top 10.
There are two changes in the Top 25 brands compared to preliminary figures we published in late May: Fiat (-6%) is now above BMW (-3.6%) for #9 and Dacia (+26.2%) is now #13 above Kia (+22.4%) and Hyundai (+14.6%). Outside the Top 25, MG (+278.5%), DR Motor (+118.2%), Rolls-Royce (+95.7%), Lamborghini (+61%), Ferrari (+48.2%), Tesla (+45.1%), DS (+42.8%) and Jaguar (+40.1%) are among the most impressive. Reborn Alpine already ranks 44th in between Aston Martin and Lamborghini. Over in the models ranking, once again it appears preliminary figures didn’t include the Tiguan XL as the nameplate is now #5 with 22.527 sales (+13.9%), over 2.500 more than previously stated, relegating the Peugeot 208 to #6. The Ford Focus (+21.6%) overtaking the Skoda Octavia (+7.8%) to take #9 is the second change in the Top 10. Below, the Peugeot 3008 (+25.1%) is now above the Opel Corsa (-2.1%) for #12 – also meaning the 3008/5008 tandem is the best-selling SUV in Europe at 24.589 sales. Finally the Dacia Duster (+29.4%) is now above the VW Passat for #19.
The Ford Ecosport (+91.4%), VW Transporter (+70.7%, catching up on diesel stop sales earlier in the year), Mercedes GLC (+55.2%), BMW 5 Series (+37.3%), Toyota C-HR (+30.8%) and Renault Scenic (+25.6%) post the largest year-on-year gains in the remainder of the Top 50. The VW T-Roc is now by far the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) in Europe, up 13 spots on March to #26, followed by the Citroen C3 Aircross at #46 (+7), Seat Arona at #54 (+23), Skoda Karoq at #60 (+15), Jeep Compass at #72 (+19), Opel Grandland X at #78 (-6), Kia Stonic at #96 (+11) and Hyundai Kona at #100 (+13). The Volvo XC40 is up 39 ranks to #120, the Jaguar E-Pace up 8 to #135, the BMW X2 up 19 to #148 and the DS 7 Crossback up 45 to #180. We welcome the MG ZS at #240, the Alpine A110 at #273 and the Jaguar i-Pace at #296.
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