We analyze the average CO2 emissions in the ten Premium, and general practitioners more sold in Europe in 2017


After offer a different analysis of the sales of the brands in Europe, seeing which ones are the best selling models, and even for fuels where gas continues to increase compared to the increasingly noticeable decline of diesel, now we already have the figures of average emissions of the top ten Premium manufacturers and general practitioners.

Broken down by brands, the analysts of the consulting firm JATO have been able to see how the average CO2 emissions of the brands that are considered luxury -and-selling – stood stable in 2017 after an analysis carried out on 23 european markets obtaining a result of 12.4 g/km higher than the average of the ten general practitioners, more sold.

Figures that demonstrate the greatest impact of the sports models, larger sedans and large SUV’s, just one gram more than in 2016 and a total of 113.8 bp in g/km, while at the same time assumes 4,3 g/km less than the average total market, and then a break down by brand.


The new XC60: their sales in diesel is affected, along with other models in the range, the average CO2 emissions from Volvo

despite being the Premium brand most sold in Europe last year, Mercedes occupies the third position in the rankings of the 10 best-selling of its category in terms of CO2 emissions on average. With thirteen models down the logs, the average value of the GLC Coupe dropped to 1.6 g/km due to the negative results of the C-Class and GLC, leaving a large majority of seats between 130 and 160 g/km, Smart, considered a Premium, it is one of the brand with CO2 emissions lower thanks to the sales of electric versions of the Fortwo and Forfour, positioning themselves in the rankings behind Tesla.

In the case of BMW, the largest part of the enrollment placed the figures between 110 and 130 g/km, and especially due to the sales of the new 5 Series and X1 and the seven percent of the sales of hybrids. In Mini, the petrol versions of the new Countryman have allowed us to reduce significantly the numbers of 148,5-to-137,8 g/km, helped by the four thousand units sold in the hybrid version, which emits just 49 g/km on the combined cycle.

Audi kept the average figures for emissions of CO2 between 110 and 160 g/km, in part by sales of units diesel in the A3, A5 and Q5 compensating with the enrollment of A4 petrol-fed, all in contrast to a Volvo that experiencing a rise for the diesel of the S90, V90, and XC60, a case similar to Land Rover, with the arrival of the new Range Rover Velar, has not helped to reduce the figures while the versions diesel of the new Discovery have been downgraded 202,8 to 183,1 g/km, not enough to compensate for the 157,1 g/km of Ensure diesel and the 190,7 g/km for the petrol versions.

Significant is the case of the Jaguar: the mark of the feline increases the average figures for emissions and could be attributed to the higher sales of versions diesel of the F-PACE that of the rest of the models -obviously due to its greater weight – but is due to the increased numbers in registrations of the XE and XF with diesel engines, and more of the latter.


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In the Alfa Romeo occurs to a similar phenomenon: the average emissions of the new Giulia and Stelvio exceed those of the Myth and Giulietta because 79 per cent of the sales of the sedan were versions diesel that increased the average of the mark on the 1.4 g/km, at the same time that the SUV Italian was also one of the most sold.

Porsche is one of the brands that is also reducing their values very quickly, and that is the range 718 is putting it easy, with a reduction to 25.7 g/km nothing less, to which has also contributed to the Macan and, of course, the hybrid version of the Panamera, which achieved sales of four thousand units in 2017.

In Volkswagen, the average emissions have increased in two grams per kilometer due to the increased sale of units diesel the Polo and Golf, as well as the arrival of more SUVS and larger also, which has a negative impact on the brand, a trend that is changing with more sales of gasoline and e-Golf in some markets where there are more registrations of the compact electric.

For its part, the French Renault also increase, because that sells more models with emissions higher between 110 and 130 g/km compared with the previous year, which means that in 2016, had a 36 percent and now with four points higher in 2017. While that of the diamond increases significantly, in Ford are located with the second highest average among the top ten brands generalists due to higher sale of diesel in the Focus and Kuga, not being enough the increase of units of the Fiesta with petrol engines and, in addition, an important issue in the mark of the oval is the need bound versions with alternative propulsion.


The new Ford Fiesta is a model that sells more units on gasoline than diesel, helping to reduce the figures in the brand

Opel has also produced a increase in the average emissions of a gram per kilometre during the past year compared with 2016, which is attributable to the higher sales of the new crossovers and SUVS compared to passenger cars traditional. The sales of the petrol versions of the Astra and the Mokka X are located at values of between 121 and 145 g/km and although the crossover is a key model, what is certain is that the ideal values should be between 110 and 130 g/km.

Peugeot, one of the twenty most sold brands in 2016, increased emissions slightly in the past year by positioning itself as a the second due to the higher sales of the 3008 and 5008, although not with sufficient numbers of models of petrol, so put the negative effect on the Lion brand, and that could not contribute to 208. Despite an increase also with a gram, the average emissions are situated between 90 and 110 g/km, the lowest in its category.

at The same time, the sister brand of the double chevron has also increased although this time the SUV are not responsible, but the higher sales of diesel C4 Picasso -now called the SpaceTourer– and the C3, even more than the gas utility, the C4 Cactus and the C1. Despite this, the brand with the lowest average in more than 75 percent of its sales ranging between 90 and 110 g/km and needing more models with technologies of electrification.


The great reception of the new Skoda Kodiak -and its versions diesel – are the part responsible for the Czech brand has dropped up to eight positions in the ranking being considered a brand not efficient

Skoda has raced the same behavior as in Peugeot. The demand for its models such as the Kodiak and the Octavia has soared causing a very negative effect, since the increase between 2016 and 2017 has been very significant with 4.1 g/km moving from the eighth position in the ranking to position 14.

The case of the Italian Fiat is a more particular still, whether that has improved with regard to 2016, with 3.5 g/km, but it is very insufficient and sold more units diesel gasoline so that the CO2 emissions on average are between 130 and 160 g/km, values very high.

The japanese from Toyota are still the cleaner and more efficient one of the twenty best-selling brands, standing in the third position among the top fifty, behind Tesla and smart. The huge sales figures of the Toyota Prius and Yaris Hybrid are responsible direct this situation as positive, and to which they have contributed to a lesser extent the hybrid versions of the Auris and C-HR positioning the average emissions between 0 and 90 g/km.

Our analysis ends with Nissan. 73 per cent of sales last year were SUV -Qashqai and X-Trail – in versions diesel so values remain high, between 130 and 160 g/km in a 43 percent of titles in Europe, figures to which he has contributed a smaller proportion of the Micra.