2015 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

Range Rover

Volkswagens are the most often stolen car brand in Germany but Land Rover is the highest risk marque with the Range Rover the highest risk model for theft. In 2015, a total of 18,659 insured cars were stolen in Germany at a cost of €291 million to the insurance industry. Volkswagen, Audi and BMW were … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Europe: 20 Best-Selling Car Models

In 2015, new passenger vehicle registration data confirmed the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio and VW Polo as Europe’s favorite car models. Of the top ten best-selling car models in Europe in 2015, the Volkswagen Passat was the most improved with a sales increase of 49%. The Nissan Qashqai was Europe’s favorite SUV and … Read more

2015 Britain: Fastest Selling Used Cars in the UK

Ford Fiesta Geneva 2015

The fastest selling used car in Britain in 2015 was the Ford Fiesta. Second-hand Vauxhall Insignia and Toyota Prius cars were also easy to sell in the UK. The top ten car models selling the fastest as used cars in Britain all sold on average in just less than a calendar month. The fastest selling … Read more

2015 (Full Year) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at Geneva Auto Show 2015

December 2015: the annual car sales trend intensified – the market strengthened in China, Europe, the USA and India but weakened in Russia, Brazil and Japan. In 2015, Europe registered the strongest increase in new passenger vehicle registrations but China remained the largest single-country market by far and increased its lead over the USA. Car … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales Per EU & EFTA Country

VW Touran launch Geneva Auto Show 2015

In 2015, new passenger vehicle registrations in the Europe increased by 9.2% to 14.2 million cars. Car sales increased in almost all European countries. In December 2015, the European Union and EFTA countries had the 28th consecutive month of increases in car sales with car sales in 2015 the highest in five years. New Car … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

VW Passat Alltrack

In 2015, the Volkswagen Group remained Europe’s largest carmaker, Volkswagen the best-selling brand and the VW Golf the top-selling model. New passenger vehicle registration in the European Union (EU) and EFTA increased by 9.2% to 14,202,024 cars in 2015. Almost all carmakers increased sales but the smaller manufacturers gained more than the larger brands that … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Switzerland: 30 Best-Selling Car Models

Ferrari 488 GTB Geneva Auto Salon 2015

In 2015, the most-popular car models in Switzerland were again the Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia, VW Polo and Audi A3. Ferraris again outsold the Jetta. In the highly competitive Swiss new car market, the rank order of the top 30 best-selling cars was much changed. The Swiss new car market grew by 7% to 323,783 … Read more

2015 (Full Year) German Luxury Car Sales Worldwide and in China

Mercedes Maybach Geneva

In 2015, German luxury carmakers Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi had record sales worldwide and in China. Volkswagen’s international sales were down for the first time in a decade. In 2015, China became the most-important single-country market for Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, as it has been for some time for Volkswagen, Audi and BMW. Porsche increased … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Germany: 30 Best-Selling Car Models

VW Golf Variant Geneva

In 2015, the Volkswagen Golf remained Germany’s top-selling car model followed by the VW Passat, VW Polo and Mercedes-Benz C Class. The Skoda Octavia was again the most-popular imported car with German buyers. Four of the ten most-popular car models in Germany in 2015 were Volkswagens with a further three from other brands belonging to … Read more

2015 (Full Year) Germany: Electric and Hybrid Car Sales

BMW i3 and i8 Geneva 2015

December 2015: Electric car sales in Germany doubled for the third consecutive month with full-year sales +45%, hybrid sales +23% and plug-in hybrids +125%. In 2015, only 12,363 new electric passenger vehicles were registered in Germany while 33,600 hybrids, including 11,101 plug-in hybrids, were allowed on the road for the first time. Electric and Hybrid … Read more