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

Toyota at Geneva Auto Show 2014

In 2014, the Toyota Aqua was again the top-selling car model in Japan. The Honda Fit took second place from the Prius with the evergreen Corolla fourth. The Japanese car market expanded by 3.5% to just over 5.5 million new vehicle registrations in 2014. Best-Selling Car Models in Japan in 2014 (Full Year) The 30 … Read more

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

Geneva Car Show 2014

In 2014, Volkswagen remained the top-selling car brand in Switzerland while BMW overtook Audi. The Swiss car market declined to just over 300,000 vehicles. Nearly 40% of new passenger vehicle registrations in Switzerland in 2014 were for four-wheel drive cars while alternative fuel cars increased market share to 3.3%. The Volkswagen Golf easily remained the … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Manufactures and Brands

Volkswagen Geneva Auto Salon

In 2014, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Audi remained the top-selling car marques in Germany. The German auto market grew by 2.9% to just over 3 million cars. Germany remains the largest single-country market in Europe but the slight growth followed on a very weak 2013. While VW and Mercedes-Benz lost market share, Opel and Ford both … Read more

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

Ford Fiesta ST

In 2014, the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus were again Britain’s favorite car models. Other top sellers were the Vauxhall Corsa, VW Golf, Vauxhall Astra and Nissan Qasqai. For the first time in a decade, no BMW was on the top-ten list of Britain’s best-selling car models. New passenger vehicle registrations in the UK increased … Read more

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

In 2014, the top-selling car manufacturers and marques in Britain were again Ford, Vauxhall, and Volkswagen. The British car market expanded by 9.4% to nearly 2.5 million new passenger vehicle registrations in 2014 – the highest total in a decade. December 2014, was the 34th consecutive month of year-on-year increases in car sales in the … Read more

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

Renault Clio at the Geneva Auto Salon

The Renault Clio and Peugeot 208 remained the top-selling car models in France during 2014. The Captur and 308 were also favorites of French car buyers. In a flat car market, the Fiat 500 was the only truly new model on the top-twenty list of best-selling car models in France in 2014. No foreign brands … Read more

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

Citroen Cactus Geneva Auto Salon 2014

In 2014, the PSA Group (Peugeot, Citroen, DS) was the best-selling carmaker in France; Renault was the most popular car brand and the Clio the top model. New passenger vehicle registrations in France in 2014 were up 0.3%, or only just over 5,000 cars. French carmakers gained 2% market share while most foreign brands experience … Read more

2014 (January to November) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Rolls Royce Ghost II

Car sales increased in November 2014 in Europe, the USA, India and China while new vehicle registrations contracted in Russia, Japan and Brazil. However, the pace of growth has slowed in all major markets in the world compared to the sales increases recorded during first six months of the year. China remained the world’s largest … Read more

2014 (January to October) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Masonry Bugatti at Geneva Autosalon

In October 2014, new car sales increased in China, Europe and the USA while vehicle registrations were down in Russia, Brazil, Japan and India. Growth was again the strongest in China, which remained the world’s largest single-country car market. Car sales in the USA and Europe were up by 6% in October 2014. The Japanese … Read more

2014 (Q3) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

Golf Sportsvan

January to September 2014: Volkswagen remained the largest passenger vehicle manufacturer and top-selling car brand in Europe with the VW Golf Europe’s favorite car model. VW was followed by the French PSA and Renault groups as Europe’s top car-producing conglomerates and by Ford and Opel as the top-selling marques. Sales of VW Golfs increased even … Read more