2013 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept Car

In 2013, Toyota remained the top-selling carmaker in Japan. Honda and Suzuki were also popular with Japanese buyer with Volkswagen the top imported brand. 2013 (full year) new vehicle registration data for Japan showed Toyota easily maintaining its position as the best-selling car manufacturer. Honda was again the second most popular brand in Japan while … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

VW Beetle side profile

In 2013, Volkswagen maintained its traditional role as the top-selling car brand and manufacturer. VW was followed by Audi while BMW outsold Skoda. In 2013, the Swiss car market contracted by 6% as was expected after two years of strong growth. Volkswagen easily remained the top-selling car marque in Switzerland with Audi again second. BMW … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Britain: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

Three Ford Focus Cars

In 2013, Ford, Vauxhall and Volkswagen were again the top-selling car marques in a growing British car market. In 2013, Ford maintained its traditional position as the top-selling car brand in the UK. Vauxhall again saw the second highest car sales in Britain while Volkswagen was the third most popular car brand. New passenger vehicle … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Britain: Best-Selling Car Models in the UK

Red Ford Fiesta

In 2013, the Ford Fiesta remained Britain’s favorite car model. The second best-selling car in the UK was the Ford Focus ahead of the Vauxhall Corsa and Astra. In 2013, the Ford Fiesta was for the fifth consecutive year the best-selling car model in the United Kingdom. The Ford Focus regained second place from the … Read more

2013 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

VW XL1 Doors Open

Car sales in Germany contracted 4.2% in 2013 to fewer than three million vehicles. Volkswagen was the leading car brand followed by Mercedes, Audi and BMW. 2013 saw new passenger vehicle registrations in Germany, Europe’s largest car market, down to 2,952,431 (-4.2%) cars to its second lowest level in more than two decades. Volkswagen easily … Read more

2013 (Full Year) France: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

PSA remained the strongest car manufacturer in France in 2013 while Renault is the best-selling brand and Volkswagen the most popular foreign marque. In 2013, PSA (Peugeot & Citroen) remained the top-selling car manufacturer in France, followed by the Renault and Volkswagen groups. Renault was the best-selling car brand in France followed by Peugeot and … Read more

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

The Renault Clio was the top-selling car model in France in 2013 while the VW Polo remained the favorite imported car model of the French. The Renault Clio was again the most popular car model in France in 2013. The Peugeot 208 and Citroen C3 were also selling well in a still shrinking French passenger … Read more

2013 – Ten Most-Expensive Classic Cars Sold at Auction

1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R -Formula-1

A Mercedes-Benz F1 racing car became the most-expensive automobile ever sold at public auction while a Ferrari 275 takes the highest price for a road car. 2013 was an excellent year for vintage and classic cars with record prices paid at public auctions. For the second year in a row, a Mercedes-Benz topped the list … Read more

2013 (Jan to Nov) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Lamborghini Aventador at the Geneva Auto Salon 2013

New passenger vehicle registrations increased in Europe, the USA, Japan and China in November 2013, while car sales contracted in India, Brazil, and Russia. Car sales in November 2013 increased in most major car markets. In China, new passenger vehicle registrations were up by a quarter in November 2013, while Japan and the USA also … Read more

2013 (Jan to Oct) International: Worldwide Car Sales

10 million VW in China

Car sales in October 2013 were surprisingly strong in most parts of the world with positive figures in Europe, Japan, the USA and China. New passenger vehicle registrations in the major car markets were surprisingly strong during October 2013. Sales in China increased by a third, in the USA by over 10%, and in Japan … Read more