2014 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

Range Rover at Geneva Auto Salon

Volkswagens and Land Rover Range Rover were the cars most often stolen in Germany in 2014. German car thieves’ preferred brands were VW, Audi or BMW. In Germany, 17,895 insured cars were stolen in 2014 – 4.8% less than the year before. In absolute numbers, the most-often stolen marques were VW, Audi and BMW but … Read more

2014 Europe: Most-Popular Used Cars and Colors

BMW M6 Grand Coupe at the Geneva Auto Salon 2013

The VW Golf was the best-selling new car in Europe in 2014 but the favorite model for second-hand buyers was again the BMW 3 Series. New passenger vehicle registration data for the European Union had the VW Golf as Europe’s favorite car in 2014 for the seventh consecutive year but Autoscout24 internet search data showed … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Models

White VW Golf TSi

In 2014, the Volkswagen Golf extended its lead as the most-popular car model in the European Union. It was followed by the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and VW Polo. The Skoda Octavia and Audi A4 were the first new models in the top-ten list in three years and entered at the expense of the BMW … Read more

2014 (Full Year) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Geneva Auto Show 2014

In December 2014, car sales increased in all major regions of the world with growth fastest in China, India and the USA. Europe also had a positive year with the market in the EU expanding for the first time in seven years. Although car sales were positive in Brazil and Russia in December 2014, full … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

Skoda Octavia Scout at the Geneva Auto Salon

In 2014, the Volkswagen, PSA and Renault groups remained Europe’s largest car manufactures with VW, Ford and Opel / Vauxhall the best-selling car brands. In an expanding European car market, all of the top 20 top-selling car marques increased car sales in 2014. The VW Golf was again Europe’s favorite car model in 2014. New … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales by EU Country

eep at the Geneva Auto Salon 2014

In 2014, car sales in the European Union and EFTA countries grew by 5.4% to 13,006,451 new passenger vehicle registrations – the first increase since 2007. In December 2014, the European car market expanded for the 16th consecutive month. Germany remained Europe’s largest single-country car market but auto sales in second-placed Britain grew more than … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Models

Ferrari 458 Spider Geneva Auto Salon

In 2014, the Volkswagen Golf was again the top-selling car model in Switzerland. The Skoda Octavia and VW Polo were also favorite cars for Swiss buyers. Sport and exotic cars continued to sell well. New passenger vehicle registrations in Switzerland contracted in 2014 by 1.9% to 301,942 cars. Best-Selling Car Models in Switzerland in 2014 … Read more

2014 (Full Year) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

BMW Pininfarina Geneva Auto Show 2014

In 2014, German luxury carmakers and premium brands Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen had record vehicle sales worldwide and in China. Once again, China contributed most to the growth in global car sales although the Chinese car market expanded slower in 2014 than in preceding years. China is the most important single-country market for … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Models

Volkswagen Golf at Geneva Auto Salon

In 2014, Germany’s top-selling car model was again the Volkswagen Golf followed by the VW Passat. The Polo took third place from the BMW 3 Series. Four of the top-ten most popular cars in Germany in 2014 were Volkswagens with a further two from the larger Volkswagen Group. The Skoda Octavia entered the top-ten list … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Manufacturers

Mitsubishi Concept GC PHEV at Geneva Auto Salon

In 2014, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki remained the largest carmakers in Japan. The Japanese vehicle market expanded 3.5% to 5.5 million vehicles. The Toyota Aqua was again the most popular car model in Japan in 2014. The Japanese Vehicle Market in 2014 (Full Year) New vehicle registrations in Japan increased by 3.5% in 2014 to … Read more