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 … Read more

2010 (Full Year) Best-Selling Cars in Switzerland

Volkswagen Golf - Switzerland's Favorite Car

The Volkswagen Golf was Switzerland’s favorite car model in 2010. The Skoda Octavia and VW Polo followed on the list of the best-selling passenger vehicles.

Volkswagen Golf - Switzerland's Favorite Car
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In 2010, the VW Golf easily maintained its position as the best-selling car model in Switzerland. The Volkswagen group’s cars remained popular with Swiss buyers to take 4 of the top 5 positions. The Golf was followed by the Skoda Octavia and VW Polo with the Opel Astra the fourth most popular car in Switzerland in 2010. The total Swiss car market in 2010 grew by just over 10% to 294,239 new passenger vehicle registrations, the highest number since 2002.

See also Best Selling Car Manufacturers in Switzerland in 2010 for an overview of the Swiss car market.

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2010 Full Year Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands in Switzerland

Volkswagen easily maintained its position at the top of the list of best-selling car manufacturers and brands in Switzerland in 2010. VW was followed by Renault and Audi as Swiss favorite car brands.

Volkswagen Emblem
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Volkswagen remained Switzerland’s favorite car brand in 2010 by selling the same number of cars as second-placed Renault and third-placed Audi combined. The Swiss car market had its best performance since 2002 by selling 294,239 cars in 2010 – an increase of 10.6% over 2009. Most carmakers had a good year in Switzerland in 2010 with only Honda showing significant weakness. The Volkswagen Golf easily remained the Swiss’s favorite car model.

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List of the Most Often Stolen Passenger Cars in Germany in 2010

The most popular cars with thieves in Germany in 2010 were not surprisingly Volkswagen but compared to the number of cars in circulation, the Lexus RX400 Hybrid was the most often robbed car and Porsche the marque of choice. In 2010, 19,503 insured cars were stolen in Germany – an increase of around 7% over … Read more

2010 Britain: Best-Selling Car Brands in the UK

Ford Fiesta, the UK's Best-Selling Car (UK)

Ford, Vauxhall, and Volkswagen were the top-selling car brands in the UK in 2010. The Fiesta, Astra, and Focus were the most popular car models in Britain. Ford maintained its position at the top of the list of best-selling automobile brands in the United Kingdom (UK) despite losing market share to Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and BMW. … Read more

2010 Europe: Best-Selling Car Makes and Brands

VW Emblem

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’s 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

2010 Germany: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers

Volkswagen followed by Mercedes and BMW were the top-selling passenger vehicle marques in Germany in 2010. The VW Golf remains Germany’s favorite car model. Volkswagen easily remained the top-selling passenger vehicle manufacturer in Germany in 2010. Premium auto brands Mercedes and BMW were the second and third most-sold car brands in Germany, while Opel just … Read more

2010 Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands

Toyota Prius 2010

Full-year car sales statistics show Toyota as the best-selling vehicle manufacturer in Japan in 2010. The Toyota Prius was Japan’s favorite car model. In 2010 Toyota was again easily the strongest vehicle manufacturer in Japan. Full-year car sales statistics confirmed that Toyota has sold more vehicles than second-placed Honda and third-placed Nissan combined. The Toyota … Read more

2010 Japan: Best-Selling Car Models

Toyota Prius 2010

The Toyota Prius, Honda Fit, and Toyota Vitz were the best-selling car models in Japan in 2010. New passenger car registrations in Japan increased by 10%. The Toyota Prius was the most popular car model in Japan in 2010 and recorded the highest annual sales ever for a single car model in Japan. The Prius … Read more