2018 (Q3) Britain: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

Ford Fiesta in Geneva 2018

January to September 2018: Ford and Volkswagen were the best-selling car marques in the UK with the Ford Fiesta Britain’s favorite car model. New passenger vehicle registrations in the UK contracted by 7.5% during the first nine months of 2018. Ford, Volkswagen, Vauxhall and Mercedes-Benz remained the best-selling car marques in Britain with BMW moving … Read more

2018 (Q3) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Models and Mini Cars

Electric Hondas at Geneva 2018

January to September 2018: Toyota was Japan’s largest carmaker, the Nissan Note the best-selling model and the Honda N-Box the favorite mini car of the Japanese. During the first three quarters of 2018, Toyota, Honda and Suzuki were again the top-selling carmakers in Japan with weak Toyota sales putting a damper on the overall market. … Read more

2018 (Q3) France: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

Renault Clio at Geneva

January to September 2018: PSA was again the largest carmaker in France while Renault was the best-selling brand and the Clio the top-selling model. During the first nine months of 2018 the French new car market expanded by 6.5%. Most major car manufacturers increased sales in France with the French manufacturers performing particularly well. The … Read more

2018 (Q3) Germany: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

January to September 2018: Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Audi remained the top-selling car brands in Germany. The VW Golf was the favorite car model. During the first three quarters of 2018, Volkswagen remained the largest carmaker in Germany and regained market share to again approach a fifth of the total German new car market. Premium brands … Read more

2018 (January to August) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

August 2018: Car sales were sharply higher in Europe, strong in Russia, Brazil and Japan but flat in the USA and weaker in China and India. January to August 2018: China remained the largest single car market in the world but car sales increased the most in Russia, Brazil and India. New passenger vehicle registrations … Read more

2018 (January to August) Germany: Best-Selling Electric Car Brands and Models

Smart EQ Design Study

August 2018: The top-selling electric car brands in Germany were Smart, Renault and VW while the favorite electric car models were the Zoe, Soul and Fortwo. January to August 2018: New electric passenger car registrations confirmed Smart as the leading electric car brand in Germany followed by Volkswagen, Renault, Kia and BMW. The favorite electric … Read more

2018 (Half Year) Europe: Diesel Car Sales per EU and EFTA Country

Mercedes-Benz X350d at Geneva Auto Show 2018

January to June 2018: Italy overtook Germany as the largest country market for diesel passenger vehicles in Europe. Italy, Germany, France and Britain were the largest markets for diesel cars in Europe during the first half of 2018. However, diesel car sales contracted in almost all European countries and the market share of diesel passenger … Read more

2018 (January to July) International: Worldwide Car Sales

BMW Concept Z4 at Geneva 2018

July 2018: New passenger vehicle registrations increased in Europe, Russia, Japan and Brazil but car sales were weaker in the USA, China and India. January to July 2018: Car sales in all major regions of the world increased thus far this year with the exception of the Japanese new car market that was moderately weaker. … Read more