2014 (Q3) Europe: Car Sales by EU Country

Geneva Auto Show

September 2014: European Union & EFTA car sales increased for the 13th consecutive month with year-to-date growth of 5.8% to  9.9 million vehicles. During the first nine months of 2014, Germany and the UK remained the largest single-country vehicle markets in the European Union while Portugal had the highest growth. New passenger vehicle registrations contracted … Read more

2014 (January to September) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Ferrari California at the Geneva Auto Salon 2014

New vehicle registrations in September 2014 were stronger in Europe, China, India and the USA but weaker in Brazil, Japan and Russia. China remained the world’s largest and fastest growing passenger vehicle market during the first three quarters of 2014 but the USA and European car markets are also growing steadily. Car sales in Japan … Read more

2014 (Q3) China and Worldwide: German Luxury Brand Car Sales

Black Mercedes-Benz S Class

January to September 2014: German premium brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Porsche and VW enjoyed record sales worldwide and in China. Porsche and Mercedes-Benz saw the largest increases in sales while Volkswagen and BMW were the largest volume producers. In China, Mercedes-Benz sales increased by nearly a third but still leaving the three-pointed star some distance … Read more

2014 (Q3) Britain: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Ford Fiesta ST at Geneva Auto Salon 2014

2014 (January to September): Ford and Vauxhall remained the top-selling car marques in the UK with the Fiesta the favorite model. New passenger vehicle registrations in Britain increased by 9.1% during the first nine months of 2014. White is now the most-popular color choice for new cars in the UK. The British Car Market in … Read more

2014 (Q3) Japan: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Toyota Prius Plug In Hybrid at Geneva Auto Salon 2014

2014 (January to September): Toyota was again the top-selling car brand in Japan with the Aqua and Honda Fit the best-selling models. After an excellent first quarter, new vehicle registrations in Japan has been weaker during the last six months but still showing 6% growth for the first three quarters of the year. Honda was … Read more

2014 (Full Year) Germany: Electric and Hybrid Car Sales Statistics

Volkswagen E Golf at Geneva Auto Salon 2014

In 2014, electric cars were sold for the first time in significant numbers in Germany. Sales of hybrid vehicles continue to grow with plug-ins increasingly popular. However, towards the end of the year, sales of electric cars were down compared to the previous year. In 2014, German car manufacturers finally brought electric mainstream cars to … Read more

2014 (Q3) Germany: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

2014 (January to September): Volkswagen remained the top-selling carmaker in Germany followed by Mercedes, Audi and BMW with the VW Golf the most popular car model. New passenger vehicle registrations in Germany increased by 3.2% during the first three quarters of 2014. Skoda and Renault were the most popular imported car marques. The German Car … Read more

2014 (Q3) France: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Renault Clio Break Geneva Auto Salon

2014 (Q1-3): The French car market expanded by 2.1%, PSA remained the strongest manufacturer, Renault the strongest brand and the Clio the favorite car model of the French. Growth in new passenger vehicle registrations in France during the first nine months of 2014 was mostly due to French car makes selling 7% more than in … Read more

2014 (Jan to August) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Qaunt E-sportlimousine at Geneva Auto Salon 2014

In August 2014, new vehicle registrations increased in the USA, China, India and Europe but car sales were lower in Russia, Brazil and Japan. The USA was again the world’s largest single-country vehicle market in August 2014 but year to date, the Chinese car market remains the largest and fastest growing in the world. Car … Read more

2014 (Jan to July) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Bentley GT and Flying Spur

In July 2014, new passenger vehicle registrations increased strongly in China, the USA, India and Europe while sales were weaker in Japan and Brazil. The new car market in Russia collapsed with sales down by nearly a quarter. The US was the biggest single-country car market in July 2014 but year to date, China remains … Read more