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2016 Europe Auto Sales Figures – By Model (All Vehicle Ranked)

2016 European Vehicle Sales Rankings – Every Vehicle Ranked By Sales Volume

As predicted last year, market leader Volkswagen Golf drops below half a million sales in 2016, under increased pressure from the Opel/Vauxhall Astra (+29,8% in 6th place) and Renault Megane (+20,4% in 25th place but in the December top-7). The Ford Fiesta loses the second place it held in 6 of the last 7 years as it prepares for a new generation. That means the Renault Clio is the new #2  and the Volkswagen Polo is the second VW on the podium. The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208 make it five subcompact cars in the top-7. The Nissan Qashqai celebrates a 7th consecutive year of 200.000+ sales and the 9th year as Europe’s best selling crossover/SUV. It is however being challenged for that title by both the Renault Captur, entering the top-10 for the first time, and the Volkswagen Tiguan, up 20% to #18 but in the top-10 for the last 5 months of the year. The Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat drop out of the top-10. Even though it’s by no means the freshest model in its segment, the Toyota Yaris has enjoyed 3 years of stable growth and moves back up one more place into 14th. After being outsold by its sibling Fiat 500 for 3 years, the Fiat Panda hits back to enter the top-15 again.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class (#19) stays ahead of the renewed Audi A4 (#24), but keep in mind this is including the coupe and convertible versions for the former, so in pure sedan and station wagon sales, the Audi will be ahead. The Peugeot 2008 and Dacia Sandero finish just outside the top-20 despite growing twice as fast as the market and moving past the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka which drops out of the top-20. The Hyundai Tucson (#26) and Kia Sportage (#31) are their brands’ best sellers in Europe and show healthy gains thanks to their new generations. Both remain ahead of the Renault Kadjar in 35th place. Also renewed is the Citroën C3 in 33th place, ahead of the Seat Ibiza (#37) which will launch its fifth generation in 2017. The Volkswagen Touran becomes the best selling MPV in Europe in 39th place, ahead of the former leader Citroën C4 Picasso (#40) and BMW 2-series Active/Gran Tourer (#42). Similarly, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (#43) takes its segment leadership from the Audi A6 (#49), and the BMW X1 (#48) outsells the Audi Q3 (#50) for the first time ever. The Skoda Superb grows fast and jumps almost 40 places but just misses out on a top-50 position. Old-timer Volvo XC60 (#56) is surprisingly stable for its age, and stays well ahead of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC (#71, including Coupe) and the renewed Audi Q5 (#72).

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