2011 Full Year Car Sales by European Country

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The European car market contracted in 2011 with 1.4% fewer new passenger vehicle registrations. Germany remains the largest car market followed by France, Britain and Italy. In 2011, car sales in Europe slumped by 1.4% to 13.6 million new passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries. The German car market showed … Read more

2011 (First Half) Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands in Europe

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Volkswagen remains the best-selling car manufacturer and brand in Europe for the first six months of 2011. German premium brands Audi, BMW, and Mercedes saw strong new passenger vehicle registrations in Europe in 2011.

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Volkswagen easily kept its position as the best-selling passenger motor vehicle manufacturer and car brand in Europe during the first half of 2011. Despite weakness, the French PSA and Renault groups remained the second and third strongest car manufacturers in Europe followed by GM and Ford. The strongest selling car brands in Europe from January to June 2011 were Volkswagen, Ford, and Renault.

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2011 (First Half) Best-Selling Car Markets by European Countries

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The European car market was relatively flat during the first half of 2011. Cars sales in Germany was strong but weak in Italy and Britain.

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During the first six months of 2011, a total of 7,120,499 new passenger vehicle registrations were recorded in the European Union (EU*). This is a decline of 2.1% from the number of new cars sold in Europe during the first half of 2010. Germany and France remained the largest markets while Italy and the UK just managed to breach the million cars sold level. EFTA countries generally performed well.

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2009 Full Year Best-Selling Car Makers & Brands in Europe

Volkswagen, Peugeot, and Ford were the top-selling motor manufacturing groups and car brands in Europe in 2009. The VW Golf was Europe’s favorite car model.

Volkswagen, Peugeot, and Ford were the top-selling motor manufacturing groups and car brands in Europe in 2009. The VW Golf was Europe's favorite car model.漏 Volkswagen Media Services

The Volkswagen Group increased its market share to remain Europe’s top automobile manufacturer in 2009. VW was followed by Peugeot, Ford, and Renault. 聽Volkswagen also easily maintained its position as the best-selling car brand or marque in Europe and was followed by Ford, Renault, Opel / Vauxhall, and Fiat. The European new car market weakened by 1.6% to 14,481,545 new passenger car registrations in 2009.

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2008 Full Year Best-Selling Car Manufacturers in Europe (EU & EFTA)

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In 2008, the VW Group was the top car manufacturer with the highest number of new passenger vehicles registered in Europe. Volkswagen was followed by PSA, Ford, GM, and Renault.

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In 2008, the VW Group (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda) easily held on to its traditional position as top-selling car manufacturer in Europe (European Union and European Free Trade Association countries). Peugeot-Citroen (PSA) maintained its second place while the Ford Group (Ford and Volvo) pulled ahead of the GM Group (Opel/Vauxhall, Chevrolet, and Saab) to become the third strongest seller of passenger vehicles in Europe in 2008.

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2008 Full Year Best-Selling Car Brands in Europe

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In 2008, Volkswagen was again the best-selling car brand in Europe (EU & EFTA). VW was followed by Ford, Opel/Vauxhall, Renault, Peugeot, Fiat, and Citroen. Volkswagen easily maintained its position as best-selling motor vehicle brand or marque in Europe during 2008. In contrast to most other car brands, Volkswagen increased its market share despite weaker … Read more

2007 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales per European Country

New passenger vehicle registrations in European countries were flat in 2007. The largest European car markets were Germany, Italy, Britain and France.

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In 2007,聽15,958,871 new passenger cars were registered in the European Union (EU) and聽European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. The European new car market was relatively flat showing only a 1.1% increase over 2006 when聽15,782,959 new cars were registered. The important German market was down while the other three large markets – Italy, Britain, and France – showed only modest growth.

Europe’s favorite car model in 2007, according to Jato, was the Peugeot 207, followed by the VW Golf and the Ford Focus.

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2007 (Full Year) Europe: Top-Selling Cars Brands

Europe’s top-selling automobile brands in 2007 were car manufacturers Volkswagen, Opel, Ford, Renault, Peugeot, and Fiat. Car sales in the European Union and EFTA were relatively flat.

Volkswagen easily remained the top car manufacturer and best-selling car brand in the European Union and EFTA countries during 2007
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Volkswagen easily remained the top car manufacturer and best-selling car brand in the European Union and EFTA countries during 2007. The European car market was weak with only a 1.1% increase of new passenger car registrations compared to 2006. Europe’s favorite car was the Peugeot 207.

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2010 Europe: Best-Selling Car Makes and Brands

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2010 new passenger vehicle registration statistics show Volkswagen remained the strongest automobile manufacturer and top car brand in Europe. In 2010, Volkswagen easily remained Europe鈥檚 strongest car manufacturer and top-selling car brand. The French PSA Group was the second strongest carmaker in Europe in 2010, while Renault was the second strongest selling car brand in … Read more

2010 Europe: Car Sales Statistics by Country

New passenger vehicle registrations in Europe were down around 5% in 2010. Germany remains the strongest car market and VW the top manufacturer and brand. New car sales in Europe in 2010 declined by around five percentage points to just less than 14 million cars sold. The end of government car-scrapping schemes had a clear … Read more