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 – Germany: The Most Often Stolen Cars

BMW X6 in the Snow

Car theft declined in Germany in 2012 with auto thieves still preferring BMW, Audi and Porsche cars to Volkswagens and Mercedes-Benz. Auto theft in Germany continued on a mostly downwards long-term trend. In 2012, 18,063 insured cars were stolen compared to 19,658 (-8%) a year ago. The risk of a car being stolen in Germany … Read more

2012 Germany: Most Popular Oldtimer Classic Cars

Mercdes W123 Car Range

The Volkswagen Beetle is Germany’s favorite Oldtimer historic vehicle while Mercedes dominates the list of favorite classic cars. Germany’s favorite historic Oldtimer classic car is the Volkswagen Käfer (Beetle) while six of the top-ten most popular historic vehicles were Mercedes-Benz cars. Oldtimer cars in Germany can receive a H-number plate, which bring some tax and … Read more

2012 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Hybrid Car Models

Toyota Yaris Hybrid at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show

In 2012 Toyota dominated the German hybrid car market with the Yaris the most popular hybrid passenger vehicle in Germany. Top five from Toyota. The German hybrid car market in 2012 grew by 70% to over 21,000 new hybrid passenger vehicle registrations. Toyota dominated the German hybrid car market with a three-quarters market share. The … Read more

2012 (Full Year) Norway: Best-Selling Electric Car Models

White NIssal Leaf at the Geneva Auto Salon 2013

The Nissan Leaf was by far the most popular electric car model in Norway in 2012 selling more vehicles than all other models combined. In 2012, the Norwegian market for new electric passenger vehicles almost doubled to 4,358 cars. The Nissan Leaf was the most popular electric car by far selling more vehicles in 2012 … Read more

2012 – Europe: Most Popular Used Cars

Black BMW 3 Series

A BMW 3 Series is Europeans first choice when searching secondhand car databases. Europe-wide German cars and makes are the most popular too. In 2012, European used car buyers searched twice as often for BMW 3 Series car models than Audi A4 or Mercedes C Class cars according to online car-selling portal Autoscout24. The Volkswagen … Read more

2012 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Models

Volkswagen Golf 7

The Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Polo were again the top three best-selling cars in Germany in 2012. In 2012, Germany’s favorite car has again been the Volkswagen Golf. The VW Passat and Polo were again second and third best-selling car models in Germany in 2012. The Mercedes C Class moved ahead of the Opel Astra … Read more

2012 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Models

Red VW Golf VII

The Volkswagen Golf was again Switzerland’s favorite car in 2012. The Skoda Octavia and VW Polo were also best sellers on the Swiss car market. In 2012, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position at the top of the list of best-selling car models in Switzerland. The Skoda Octavia was again the second most popular … Read more