2021 Best Selling Midsize Cars In Europe (All Models Ranked)
The European car market in 2021 continued to be influenced by the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, which had led to disruptions in the previous year. Additionally, the continent saw a stronger push towards electrification and an increasing emphasis on environmental regulations. The midsize car segment, like many other segments, faced challenges from the SUV and crossover boom. European buyers increasingly favored higher-riding vehicles over traditional sedans and estates. However, the D-segment remained relevant, particularly for those seeking comfort, space, and refinement without moving to an SUV.
VW’s long-standing contender in this segment continued to be popular, particularly in Germany and Northern Europe. Both the sedan and the estate (wagon) versions were well-received. There were also GTE versions offering plug-in hybrid capabilities. A part of the Volkswagen Group, the Skoda Superb offered a similar package to the Passat but with even more space and at a competitive price point. The Superb was particularly popular in Central and Eastern Europe. With Toyota’s push for hybrid technology, the Camry Hybrid found a place in the European market, appealing to those looking for efficiency and reliability. Peugeot’s sleekly designed 508, available in both sedan and “SW” estate versions, brought a touch of French style to the segment. The plug-in hybrid version added to its appeal. Known for its design and driving dynamics, the Mazda6 remained a favorite for those looking for a more engaging drive in the segment.
With increasing urbanization and the subsequent restrictions on larger vehicles in city centers, D-segment cars with electrified drivetrains had an opportunity to present themselves as spacious yet eco-friendly options for families and businesses.
Here Are The Most Popular Midsize Cars in Europe for 2021
This data table looks at full year Midsize Car sales volumes in the United States by model. We compare U.S market Midsize Car model sales for the full year versus the full year last year.