2011 Full Year Car Sales by European Country

Volkswagen Cars

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 Full Year Best-Selling Electric Cars in Germany in 2011

Red Opel Ampera

The most popular electric cars in Germany in 2011 were the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Opel Ampera, and Karabag 500E. Germany saw only 2,154 new electric vehicle registrations. In 2011, the best-selling electric cars in Germany were the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Opel Ampera, Karabg 500E, Peugeot iOn, and Citroen C-Zero. Although new electric passenger vehicle registrations in Germany … Read more

2011 Full Year Best-Selling Car Models in Germany

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular car model in Germany in 2011. The VW Passat and VW Polo were also at the top of the list of best-selling car models. In 2011, the Volkswagen Golf was for the twentieth consecutive year the most popular car model in Germany. It was followed by two further … Read more

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

Toyota Prius

Toyota easily remained the strongest car brand in Japan in 2011 despite a very weak new passenger vehicle market. Nissan, Suzuki, and Daihatsu outsold last year鈥檚 second-placed Honda. In 2011, Toyota remained Japan鈥檚 strongest vehicle manufacturer by selling double as many cars as its competitors Nissan, Suzuki, Daihatsu, and Honda. German car producers Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, … Read more

2011 Full Year Best-Selling Car Models in Japan

Toyota Prius Family for 2012

The Toyota Prius, Honda Fit and Toyota Vitz remained Japan鈥檚 favorite cars in 2011 and again topped the list of best-selling car models. 2011 was a difficult year for the Japanese car market. Despite production disruptions following natural disasters, the Toyota Prius remained Japan鈥檚 favorite car model. It was again followed by the Honda Fit … Read more

2011 (Full Year) Best-Selling Car Models in Switzerland

White and Red VW Golf GTis

The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular car in Switzerland in 2011. The Skoda Octavia and VW Polo were also best-selling car models. In 2011, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position at the top of the list of best-selling cars in Switzerland. As in 2010, the other top sellers were the Skoda Octavia, VW … Read more

2011 (Full Year) German Car Sales in China and Asia

Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011

German premium and luxury car manufacturers had record sales in China and Asia in 2011. China is the most important market for Audi and Volkswagen. In 2011, China continued to be a very important market for German premium and luxury car manufacturers. Volkswagen and Audi were the stop-selling German car manufacturers in China in 2011. … Read more

2011 Full Year Top-Ten Best-Selling Car Models in the UK

Orange Ford Fiesta UK Model

The Ford Fiesta remained the most popular car model in Great Britain in 2011. The Ford Focus was the second most-sold car in the UK. In 2011, or the third year running, the Ford Fiesta was Britain鈥檚 favorite car. The Ford Focus regained second place on the list of the top-selling cars in the UK … Read more

2011 Full Year Best-Selling Car Brands and Marques in the UK

New Ford Fiesta "Metal"

Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, and BMW remain the top-selling automobile manufacturers in Great Britain during 2011. The British car market shrank by 4.4% from 2010. In 2011, Ford and Vauxhall maintained their positions as the most popular car brands in the UK despite a slump in sales. German manufacturers Volkswagen, BMW, and Audi took the next … Read more

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

Volkswagen Emblem

Volkswagen was again the best-selling car manufacturer in Switzerland in 2011. Audi, Ford, Renault, and Skoda followed VW with the most new passenger vehicle registrations in a growing Swiss auto market. In 2011, Volkswagen easily maintained its traditional position at the top of the list of the best-selling car brands in Switzerland. VW sold new … Read more