Sales cars: Europe – March 2016: The SUV will carry a quarter of the enrollment.


The Hyundai Tucson is the model that most share of the market has earned in the first quarter and is already the third compact SUV sold

car sales in Europe reached 1,74 million units during the month of march, which means a increase of 5.6% compared with the same period of 2015. Serbia (+34%), Portugal (+32%), Cyprus (+31%), Lithuania (28%) and Latvia (+26%) have been the countries that have experienced growth more remarkable.

As usual, the Volkswagen Golf has been the most popular model in the ranking of the 29 european markets more important. We are still four models of the B-segment, with the Ford Fiesta and the Opel Corsa within the podium. The Nissan Qashqai is imposed in the category of SUV, a segment that encompasses a quarter of the total sales of passenger cars.

it Is striking that none of the seven best selling models have achieved more registrations than in march of 2015. The most pronounced decreases are the Fiesta and the Corsa (-11% each), both punishable by the bad results obtained in two countries as important as Germany and the United Kingdom. The Peugeot 208 breaks this trend (+4%) although it is the Opel Astra, just behind, who boasts the highest growth (+18%) within the Top 20.

Sales by models in march

The 20 top-selling cars in Europe in the month of march are:

Ranking Model Sales march’16
1 Volkswagen Golf 55.977
2 Ford Fiesta 42.432
3 Opel Corsa 36.724
4 Renault Clio 34.736
5 Volkswagen Polo 33.472
6 Nissan Qashqai 31.146
7 Ford Focus 30.849
8 Peugeot 208 28.655
9 Opel Astra 27.886
10 Fiat 500 25.794
11 Renault Capture 24.068
12 Audi A3 23.642
13 Skoda Octavia 22.997
14 Toyota Yaris 22.897
15 Peugeot 308 22.828
16 Volkswagen Passat 21.500
17 Fiat Panda 20.732
18 Peugeot 2008 20.213
19 Opel Mokka 19.915
20 Mercedes C-Class 18.896


Month after month the Volkswagen Golf is shown to be unbeatable

First quarter of 2016

In regard to the data accumulated in the first three months of 2016, have been reached 3,93 million cars, 8.1% that in the first quarter of last year. 26 of the 29 countries analyzed by JATO Dynamics have experienced a growth in this period.

As could not be otherwise, the Volkswagen Golf continues to be the tourism most sought after with a great difference over the second classified. A domain that is maintained despite the fact that their demand has decreased 2% in comparison with the data of enrolments harvested in the first quarter of the previous year.

Ford Fiesta (-4%) remains in second place seeing as the Volkswagen Polo is about (+3%). Renault Clio and Opel Corsa rounding out the Top 5. It is worth noting the strong growth in the Skoda Fabia (+34%), the Opel Astra (+30%) and the Fiat Panda (+22%) being the case of the Italian model especially eye-catching for its long experience.


These are the models that have most increased their market share in each segment

Sales by models in 2016 (January – march)

cars most popular on the european market are:

Ranking Model Sales 2016 (jan-mar)
1 Volkswagen Golf 130.367
2 Ford Fiesta 84.150
3 Volkswagen Polo 81.054
4 Renault Clio 77.762
5 Opel Corsa 74.049
6 Peugeot 208 68.900
7 Nissan Qashqai 66.238
8 Opel Astra 61.478
9 Ford Focus 60.348
10 Skoda Octavia 58.609
11 Fiat Panda 56.824
12 Peugeot 308 55.318
13 Renault Capture 54.208
14 Audi A3 53.931
15 Volkswagen Passat 53.651
16 Toyota Yaris 53.024
17 Fiat 500 52.885
18 Peugeot 2008 45.747
19 Opel Mokka 44.123
20 Skoda Fabia 42.927