2021 Europe Auto Sales Figures – By Model (All Vehicle Ranked)
2021 European Vehicle Sales Rankings – Every Vehicle Ranked By Sales Volume
After looking at the manufacturers and brands rankings for 2021, let’s take a deeper look at car sales by model in Europe. The traditional leader Volkswagen Golf has been under heavy pressure this year, taking only 4 monthly wins and losing almost a quarter of its sales on last year. The Golf does manage to hold on to its crown for the 14th consecutive year. There’s a fierce battle for 2nd place with four models within 10,000 deliveries of each other.
The Renault Clio holds on to the 2nd place it’s held since 2016 despite sales down 19.6%, while the Peugeot 208 is down 1.8% into third place, just ahead of the Dacia Sandero, up 15.8%. Best selling crossover is the Peugeot 2008 at #5 with sales up 22.6% to a new annual record for the nameplate, outselling the Volkswagen T-Roc, up 14.5% to #7 and the Renault Captur, down 9.3% at #10. The Opel/Vauxhall Crosa drops 2 places to #6 while the Toyota Yaris, which started the year strong, is down 1% and also loses 2 places. Thanks to the all-new EV version and a hybrid version, the Fiat 500 is up 24.5% to reenter the top-10 at #9.
Best selling luxury vehicle is the Tesla Model 3 at #17, ahead of the Volvo XC40 at #23, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at #24, the BMW 3-Series at #27 and the BMW 1-Series at #34. The Model 3 is also the best selling EV, ahead of the Volkswagen ID.3 at #53, the Renault Zoe at #56 and the Volkswagen ID.4 at #84.
Big winners in the top-100 are the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka at #54, the Citroën C4 at #60, Tesla Model 3 at #17 (+63.8%), Hyundai Tucson (+58.8% to #15), Ford Kuga (+34.7% to #29) and Mercedes-Benz GLA and EQA (+34.4% to #49). Big losers in the top-100 are the Ford Fiesta (-44.6% to #40), Ford Focus (-41.9% to #32), Peugeot 308 (-40.9% to #85), Mercedes-Benz C-Class (-30.5% to #73) and Renault Zoe (-30.5%).
We see record annual sales for the Peugeot 2008 (#5), Tesla Model 3 (#17), Ford Puma (#19), Volkswagen T-Cross (#22), Volvo XC40 (#24), Audi Q3 (#36), Kia Niro (#38), Skoda Kamiq (#45), BMW X3 (#46), Mercedes-Benz GLA (#49), Volkswagen ID.3 (#53), Mazda CX-30 (#92), Mercedes-Benz GLB (#111) and MG ZS (#124).
Best selling newcomers are the Renault Arkana at #104, Tesla Model Y (#129), Toyota Yaris Cross (#131), Hyundai Ioniq 5 (#153), Audi Q4 (#163), Hyundai Bayon (#174), Kia EV6 (#211), Lynk & Co (#212), Audi e-Tron GT (#245), BMW IX (#254) and Audi Q4 Sportback (#261). We also welcome the DS 9 at #280, Volkswagen Taigo (#283), Volvo C40 (#298), BYD Tang (#301), Mercedes-Benz EQS (#302) and MG Marvel R (#312).
2021 European Vehicle Sales by Model
This sales data table looks at sales performance for every model sold in Europe for the entire year. It includes all major models sold in the European market and you can see that the sales trends clearly. Seeing the individual model sales performance in this way gives you a good sense of the momentum (good or bad).