2013 – Germany: Most Often Stolen Cars

Brown BMW X6

Volkswagen cars were the most often stolen in Germany in 2013, although owners of Land Rovers, Audi and BMW ran a much higher risk of being robbed. In 2013, 18,805 insured passenger vehicles were stolen – 0.5 out of every thousand insured cars. Large SUVs such as the BMW X6, Toyotas and Range Rovers remain firm favorites with car thieves in Germany while sporty BMW and Audi … [Read more...]

2013 Germany: Favorite Car Colors

White VW Hybrid Jetta

Black, grey (or silver) and white remained the favorite car colors for new passenger vehicles registered in Germany in 2013.Germany’s favorite car colors remained unchanged in 2013 as black, grey (including silver) and white. While both black and silver are loosing in popularity, white is again an increasingly popular color choice for new cars ordered in Germany. Other … [Read more...]

2013 (Jan to Dec) International: Worldwide Car Sales

VW Beetle Dune Concept Car

In December 2013, new passenger vehicle registrations increased in Europe, Russia, the USA, Japan and China but declined in Brazil and India.Car sales for the full year 2013 increased in the USA and China but decreased in other regions of the world including Europe, Russia, Japan, Brazil and India. In December 2013, car sales in China increased by another third while … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Models

Blue VW GOlf Variant

In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf was again the favorite car of the Swiss followed by the Skoda Octavia and VW Polo.In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position at the top of the best-sellers’ list of car models in Switzerland. The Skoda Octavia was again the second most popular car with the VW Polo again third. Exotic and sports car continue to find … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

VW Golf VII rear view

In 2013, Volkswagen was the largest car manufacturer and best-selling car brand in Europe. PSA was the second strongest carmaker and Ford the second brand.In 2013, the Volkswagen Group maintained its position as leading car manufacture in the European Union and EFTA countries. Despite strongly underperforming the broader market, the PSA Group remained the second … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Greece: Best-Selling Car Brands

Graphic of Greece Car Sales 1997 to 2013

In 2013, the Greek car market grew for the first time since 2007. Toyota surpassed Volkswagen and Opel as the best-selling car brand in Greece.In 2013, new passenger vehicle registrations in Greece increased for the first time since 2007. However, the growth was only 0.4% leaving the Greek car market at around a third the size it was 15 years ago or a fifth of its peak … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Models

Blue Golf VII

In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf extended its lead as the top-selling car in Germany. The VW Passat and BMW 3 Series were also favorites of German car buyers.In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position as Germany’s favorite car. The VW Golf increased its lead with slightly positive sales in a contracting car market. The VW Passat was the second … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

VW PAssats parked

In 2013, German luxury carmakers had a record year with best sales ever in China and worldwide for Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen.Car sales in the USA and China continued to expand in 2013, which was generally good news for German luxury car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen. All had their best years ever with all showing … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Models

Toyota Aqua Gs at Tokyo Auto Show 2013

In 2013, the Toyota Aqua replaced the Prius as the top-selling car model in Japan. The Honda Fit was again the third most popular car.Japan’s favorite car in 2013 was the Toyota Aqua. The Toyota Prius, the market leader since 2009, was the second most popular car in Japan in 2013. The Honda Fit was the third best-selling car model in Japan followed by the Nissan Note … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept Car

In 2013, Toyota remained the top-selling carmaker in Japan. Honda and Suzuki were also popular with Japanese buyer with Volkswagen the top imported brand.2013 (full year) new vehicle registration data for Japan showed Toyota easily maintaining its position as the best-selling car manufacturer. Honda was again the second most popular brand in Japan while Suzuki and … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

VW Beetle side profile

In 2013, Volkswagen maintained its traditional role as the top-selling car brand and manufacturer. VW was followed by Audi while BMW outsold Skoda.In 2013, the Swiss car market contracted by 6% as was expected after two years of strong growth. Volkswagen easily remained the top-selling car marque in Switzerland with Audi again second. BMW outsold VW-owned Skoda while … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Britain: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

Three Ford Focus Cars

In 2013, Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen were again the top-selling car marques in a growing British car market.In 2013, Ford maintained its traditional position as the top-selling car brand in the UK. Vauxhall again saw the second highest car sales in Britain while Volkswagen was the third most popular car brand. New passenger vehicle registrations in the United Kingdom … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Britain: Best-Selling Car Models in the UK

Red Ford Fiesta

In 2013, the Ford Fiesta remained Britain’s favorite car model. The second best-selling car in the UK was the Ford Focus ahead of the Vauxhall Corsa and Astra.In 2013, the Ford Fiesta was for the fifth consecutive year the best-selling car model in the United Kingdom. The Ford Focus regained second place from the Vauxhall Corsa. The Vauxhall Astra confirmed its place as … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

VW XL1 Doors Open

Car sales in Germany contracted 4.2% in 2013 to fewer than three million vehicles. Volkswagen was the leading car brand followed by Mercedes, Audi and BMW.2013 saw new passenger vehicle registrations in Germany, Europe’s largest car market, down to 2,952,431 (-4.2%) cars to its lowest level in more than two decades. Volkswagen easily maintained its position as the … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) France: Best-Selling Car Manufactures and Brands

Peugeot Onyx at Geneva Auto Salon 2013

PSA remained the strongest car manufacturer in France in 2013 while Renault is the best-selling brand and Volkswagen the most popular foreign marque.In 2013, PSA (Peugeot & Citroen) remained the top-selling car manufacturer in France, followed by the Renault and Volkswagen groups. Renault was the best-selling car brand in France followed by Peugeot and Citroen. The … [Read more...]

2013 (Full Year) France: Best-Selling Car Models

Renault Clio at Geneva Auto Show 2013

The Renault Clio was the top-selling car model in France in 2013 while the VW Polo remained the favorite imported car model of the French.The Renault Clio was again the most popular car model in France in 2013. The Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3 were also selling well in a still shrinking French passenger vehicle market. The Volkswagen Polo was the best-selling … [Read more...]

2013 – Ten Most-Expensive Classic Cars Sold at Auction

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R -Formula-1

A Mercedes Benz F1 racing car became the most-expensive automobile ever sold at public auction while a Ferrari 275 takes the highest price for a road car.2013 was an excellent year for vintage and classic cars with record prices paid at public auctions. For the second year in a row, a Mercedes Benz topped the list of highest prices paid at auction but most of the … [Read more...]

2013 (Jan to Nov) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Lamborghini Aventador at the Geneva Auto Salon 2013

New passenger vehicle registrations increased in Europe, the USA, Japan and China in November 2013, while car sales contracted in India, Brazil, and Russia.Car sales in November 2013 increased in most major car markets. In China, new passenger vehicle registrations were up by a quarter in November 2013, while Japan and the USA also showed strong growth. In Europe, the … [Read more...]

2013 (Jan to Oct) International: Worldwide Car Sales

10 million VW in China

Car sales in October 2013 were surprisingly strong in most parts of the world with positive figures in Europe, Japan, the USA and China.New passenger vehicle registrations in the major car markets were surprisingly strong during October 2013. Sales in China increased by a third, in the USA by over 10%, and in Japan by almost a fifth. Even Europe had positive car sales … [Read more...]