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

2012 (Q3) Norway: Best-Selling Electric Cars

Nissan Leaf cars in Oslo, Norway

The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric car model in Norway thus far in 2012 outselling the 2011 favorite Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Norway’s favorite electric car in 2012 is the Nissan Leaf. The Leaf easily outsold the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which was the best-selling electric passenger vehicle in Norway in 2011. The Mitsubishi was followed by the … Read more

2011 Germany: Most Often Stolen Cars


Audi, BMW, and Porsche cars are the automobiles most likely to be stolen in Germany during 2011. Car thieves’ favorite model is the BMW X5/X6. Car theft in Germany remained fairly stable between 2010 and 2011. However, Audi and BMW leapfrogged Porsche to become the car makes most likely to be stolen given the number … Read more

2012 (Half Year) Best-Selling Electric Car Models in Sweden

The Nissan Leaf narrowly outsold the Opel Ampera and Volvo C30 as the most popular electric passenger vehicle in Sweden during the first half of 2012. During the first six months of 2012, the Nissan Leaf was the best-selling electric car in Sweden, followed by the Opel Ampera. The Volvo C30 was the third most … Read more

2011 Full Year Car Sales by Fuel Type in European Countries

2011 saw for the first time the inclusion of separate electric and hybrid car sales figures for European new passenger vehicle registrations in many official statistics. Where fuel types in European car sales statistics traditionally compared petrol (benzine) and diesel engines, separate sales figures for hybrid and electric vehicles are increasingly available too. The Dutch … Read more

2011 – 2007 Best Selling Car Brands and Makes in Greece

Porsche Cayenne

Car sales statistics for Greece in 2011 reflect the dire state of the Greek economy. Toyota, Opel and Volkswagen were the top brands in a very weak market. The best-selling car manufacturers and brands in Greece in 2011 were Toyota, Opel, and Volkswagen. New passenger vehicle registrations in Greece were sharply down with almost a … Read more

2011 – Germany’s Favorite Car Colors

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster in Sepang Brown

Black, gray and white were the favorite colors for new cars registered in Germany. Brown showed the largest percentage increase. Black narrowly overtook gray in 2011 to become the most popular color for new cars registered in Germany. White cars are increasingly in fashion again while blue is less popular. More worryingly, brown overtook red … Read more

2011 Full Year Top Ten Best-Selling Hybrid Cars in Germany

Toyota Auris Hybrid - Best-Selling Hybrid Car in Germany in 2011

The Toyota Auris, Prius, and Lexus CT were the most popular hybrid vehicles with the highest number of new car registrations in Germany in 2011. In 2011, the German hybrid car market was again dominated by Japanese manufacturers Toyota, Lexus, and Honda. Top-selling hybrid cars were the Toyota Auris and Toyota Prius. Only three of … Read more

2011 Full Year Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands in Europe

Volkswagen Group Brands Flags in Wolfsburg

In 2011, the Volkswagen Group remained the strongest new passenger vehicle manufacturer in Europe. VW followed by Ford and Renault were the best-selling car brands. The Volkswagen Group increased its market share of the European car market in 2011. The VW Group sold almost twice as many cars in Europe as second-placed PSA. Europe’s best-selling … Read more