2017 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

Land Rover

The most-often stolen car brand in Germany in 2017 was Volkswagen while Land Rover was the riskiest brand to own. SUVs are favorites of German car thieves. In 2017, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW were the car brands most frequently stolen in Germany. However, per number of insured cars, the theft risk was the highest for … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Europe: Electric and Hybrid Car Sales per EU and EFTA Country

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 1207

In 2017, Norway remained the largest market for electric cars in Europe while Germany finally moved ahead of Britain and France. Electric car sales increased by 39% in the EU. In full year 2017, Norway was again the leading market for electrically chargeable vehicles while Britain was the largest market for hybrid cars. The total … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Europe: Top-Selling Car Models

Nissan Qashqai Geneva 2017

The Volkswagen Golf, Renault Clio, VW Polo and Ford Fiesta were again Europe鈥檚 favorite car models in 2017. SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai and VW Tiguan made strong gains. In 2017, for the tenth consecutive year, the Volkswagen Golf was the best-selling car model in the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries. For the … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Europe: Car Sales per EU and EFTA Country

Rolls Royce Geneva 2017

In 2017, new passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union increased to just over 15 million cars. Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Spain remained the largest car markets in Europe. The European New Car Market in 2017 (Full Year) New passenger vehicle registrations in the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries in 2017 increased by … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Europe: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Suzuki Geneva Auto Show 2017

In 2017, Volkswagen remained Europe鈥檚 largest carmaker despite the best-selling VW brand loosing market share. New passenger vehicle registration data for the European Union and EFTA confirmed the Volkswagen Group as Europe鈥檚 largest car manufacturer in 2017 with the Volkswagen brand still by far Europe鈥檚 best-selling car marque. The French PSA and Renault groups increased … Read more

2017 (Full Year) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

Mercedes CLS 350 d

In 2017, German premium and luxury car brands Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen had record sales worldwide and in China. 2017 was another record year for Germany luxury carmakers with Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen selling in record numbers worldwide. German premium brands had record car deliveries in China where the gap between … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Models and Mini Cars

Toyota Prius Plug-in Geneva

The Toyota Prius was again Japan鈥檚 best-selling car model in 2017 despite weaker sales. The Honda N-Box was the favorite mini car (kei) of Japanese car buyers. The Toyota Prius was Japan鈥檚 best-selling passenger car in 2017 despite sales contracting by a third. The Nissan Note replaced the Toyota Aqua as the second most-popular car … Read more

2017 (Full Year) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers and Brands

Toyota Hybrid 8

In 2017, Toyota followed by Honda and Suzuki were again the top-selling car brands in Japan. New passenger vehicle registrations in Japan increased by 5%. Toyota easily maintained its traditional position as Japan鈥檚 largest carmaker by selling more than double the number of vehicles in 2017 than second-placed Honda. The Japanese new vehicle market grew … Read more