2016 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid

Volkswagen was the most-often stolen car brand in Germany in 2016 with Land Rover still the highest risk brand with Porsche increasingly popular with car thieves. In 2016, car theft in Germany declined to 18,227 insured cars stolen. Volkswagens were the most-frequently stolen car marque in Germany but the number of VW cars stolen declined … Read more

2016 (Full Year) International: Worldwide Car Sales

December 2016: Car sales increased in Europe, the USA, China and Japan but were lower in Russia, Brazil and India. In China, December 2016 new passenger vehicle registrations reached a new monthly high of 2.6 million cars. For the full calendar year 2016, car sales increased strongly in China, India and Europe, were slightly higher … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Mercedes Geneva Auto Salon

In 2016, Volkswagen remained Europe鈥檚 largest car manufacturing group but the best-selling VW brand lost market share with weaker sales. The Renault Group surpassed the PSA Group as the second largest carmaker in Europe in 2016 while the Renault brand moved into second place at the expense of Ford. Mercedes-Benz, Fiat and Renault were the … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales per EU and EFTA Country

Geneva Auto Salon 2016

In 2016, new passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union and EFTA increased by 6.5% to 15 million cars. Germany was the largest car market in Europe followed by the UK, France, Italy and Spain. The Netherlands and Switzerland were the only countries in Europe with weaker car sales in 2016. European New Car Market … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Germany: 30 Best-Selling Car Models


The Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Polo were again the top-selling car models in Germany in 2016 but the favorite cars of the Germans lost market share. The Opel Astra and Audi A4 were the most improved top selling cars in Germany while the new Touran added the highest number of cars. New passenger vehicle registrations … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Japan: 30 Best-Selling Car Models

Red Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was the top-selling car model in Japan in 2016. It was followed by two further Toyota cars: the Aqua and Sienta. The Honda Fit slipped to fourth while the Nissan Note was the fifth most-popular car in Japan in 2016. Six of the top ten best-selling car models in Japan in 2016 … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Lexus LF-FC at Geneva 2016

In 2016, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki were the best-selling car brands with top car manufacturer Toyota gaining market share in a slightly weaker market. Of the top-selling car brands in Japan in 2016, Toyota, Daihatsu and Isuzu increased sales while Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Nissan had much weaker sales. Mercedes-Benz was again the leading foreign brand … Read more

2016 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Brands

VW T Cross Breeze at Geneva 2016

Volkswagen, BMW and Mercedes-Benz were the top-selling car marques in Switzerland in 2016. The Swiss car market contracted by 2% to 317,318 new passenger vehicle registrations in 2016. The Skoda Octavia seemed poised to replace the VW Golf as the best-selling car model in Switzerland in 2016. The Swiss New Car Market in 2016 New … Read more