2013 – Germany: Most Often Stolen Cars

Brown BMW X6

Volkswagen cars were the most often stolen in Germany in 2013, although owners of Land Rovers, Audi and BMW ran a much higher risk of being robbed. In 2013, 18,805 insured passenger vehicles were stolen – 0.5 out of every thousand insured cars. Large SUVs such as the BMW X6, Toyotas and Range Rovers remain … Read more

2013 Germany: Favorite Car Colors

White VW Hybrid Jetta

Black, grey (or silver) and white remained the favorite car colors for new passenger vehicles registered in Germany in 2013. Germany’s favorite car colors remained unchanged in 2013 as black, grey (including silver) and white. While both black and silver are loosing in popularity, white is again an increasingly popular color choice for new cars … Read more

2013 (Jan to Dec) International: Worldwide Car Sales

VW Beetle Dune Concept Car

In December 2013, new passenger vehicle registrations increased in Europe, Russia, the USA, Japan and China but declined in Brazil and India. Car sales for the full year 2013 increased in the USA and China but decreased in other regions of the world including Europe, Russia, Japan, Brazil and India. In December 2013, car sales … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Models

Blue VW GOlf Variant

In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf was again the favorite car of the Swiss followed by the Skoda Octavia and VW Polo. In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position at the top of the best-sellers’ list of car models in Switzerland. The Skoda Octavia was again the second most popular car with the VW … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

VW Golf VII rear view

In 2013, Volkswagen was the largest car manufacturer and best-selling car brand in Europe. PSA was the second strongest carmaker and Ford the second brand. In 2013, the Volkswagen Group maintained its position as leading car manufacture in the European Union and EFTA countries. Despite strongly underperforming the broader market, the PSA Group remained the … Read more

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

2013 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Models

Blue Golf VII

In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf extended its lead as the top-selling car in Germany. The VW Passat and BMW 3 Series were also favorites of German car buyers. In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position as Germany’s favorite car. The VW Golf increased its lead with slightly positive sales in a contracting car … Read more

2013 (Full Year) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

VW PAssats parked

In 2013, German luxury carmakers had a record year with best sales ever in China and worldwide for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen. Car sales in the USA and China continued to expand in 2013, which was generally good news for German luxury car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen. All had their … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Models

In 2013, the Toyota Aqua replaced the Prius as the top-selling car model in Japan. The Honda Fit was again the third most popular car. Japan’s favorite car in 2013 was the Toyota Aqua. The Toyota Prius, the market leader since 2009, was the second most popular car in Japan in 2013. The Honda Fit … Read more