2018's hottest automobiles in Europe by market phase

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We have teamed up with business analyst JATO Dynamics to convey you the best-selling automobiles in Europe by bodystyle. Have a look via to see the winner of every phase
Need to know what the best-selling SUV is in Europe? How about the most well-liked sports activities automobile or government saloon? The solutions are right here

The automobile business expands into new segments incessantly, with new bodystyles popping up all over. 

What’s the best-selling in each, although? We’ve received the most recent knowledge from market analyst JATO Dynamics to convey you the best-selling automobiles in Europe (EU nations), sorted by bodystyle.

The most effective-selling automobiles in Europe: by phase

Metropolis automobile: Fiat 500 – 138,991 gross sales

There’s no denying the 500’s charms, even when it’s not the perfect automobile to drive. European prospects agree – it’s the best-selling metropolis automobile on the Continent, adopted by the Fiat Panda and Volkswagen Up. 

Supermini: Renault Clio – 237,981 gross sales

The Renault Clio is likely one of the best-selling automobiles in Europe, the top-selling automobile in France, Portugal and Slovenia and the top-selling supermini total. It tops the Volkswagen Polo in second and the Ford Fiesta in third. 

Household hatchback: Volkswagen Golf – 330,942 gross sales

Shock, shock: the Volkswagen Golf – best-selling automobile in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Latvia and Luxembourg, second-best-seller in Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK and third-best-seller in Denmark, Eire and Sweden, is Europe’s favorite household hatchback. The second-placed Skoda Octavia and third-placed Ford Focus didn’t stand an opportunity. 

Mid-size saloon/property: Volkswagen Passat – 123,774 gross sales

Volkswagen’s maintain on Europe continues with the Passat, which is formally the best-selling D-segment automobile in Europe. The Audi A4 is in second, whereas the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is in third, with simply 218 automobiles splitting the 2, serving to Mercedes come near three-segment domination within the gross sales rankings.

Government: Mercedes-Benz E-Class – 81,505 gross sales

The E-Class has helped Mercedes to develop into the most important premium automobile maker on the planet, overtaking the BMW Group for world domination. The BMW 5 Sequence takes second and the Audi A6 third. 

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Luxurious: Mercedes-Benz S-Class – 10,476 gross sales

Few surprises right here, too – the S-Class is the place Mercedes-Benz feels most at residence. There’s a (comparatively) new challenger on the town, although: the Porsche Panamera has overtaken the BMW 7 Sequence to take silver. 

JATO Dynamics says: “No huge modifications within the conventional segments. Nonetheless, the premium automobiles proceed to achieve share within the higher segments, with two premium automobiles within the prime three within the mid-size phase. The brand new Panamera continues to draw extra purchasers than the most recent 7 Sequence, whereas the S-Class appears to be untouchable.”

Small SUV: Renault Captur – 159,387 gross sales

That is the soon-to-be huge league: the fastest-growing phase within the business. And Renault claims one other win, right here with the Captur. Even right now, 5 years after its launch, it beats the Dacia Duster and Peugeot 2008 for prime spot.

Mid-size SUV: Nissan Qashqai – 180,765 gross sales

A kind-of residence hero takes the C-segment SUV market in Europe: the Sunderland-built Nissan Qashqai, adopted by the Volkswagen Tiguan and Peugeot 3008. The Qashqai is just the UK’s third best-seller, but the UK accounts for greater than 1 / 4 of European Qashqai gross sales.

Giant SUV: Peugeot 5008 – 56,893 gross sales

Peugeot’s segment-leading 5008 is a brand new entry, as is the second-best-seller, the Skoda Kodiaq. Each lead the Nissan X-Path. Not one of the three is within the UK’s prime ten best-sellers. 

JATO Dynamics says: “The SUV phase continues to be the primary driver of development within the business. Peugeot shines within the mainstream phase, inserting every of its SUVs within the prime three of their respective segments. The Qashqai continues to guide, regardless of its age and the robust competitors. Because of the new arrivals, the X-Path misplaced its prime place as the primary seven-seater choice.”

Small premium SUV: BMW X1 – 75,548 gross sales

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One other quickly rising SUV phase, this, with the upcoming Lexus UX, Mercedes-Benz GLB and second-generation Vary Rover Evoque and just lately launched BMW X2, Jaguar E-Tempo and Volvo XC40. Nevertheless it’s a relative old-timer, the two-year-old BMW X1, that triumphs, with over over 75,000 gross sales. Stalwarts proceed to excel on this class, with the soon-to-be-replaced Audi Q3 in second and the not-long-for-this-world Mercedes-Benz GLA in third.

Mid-size premium SUV: Mercedes-Benz GLC – 86,786 gross sales

Two bodystyles assist the Mercedes-Benz GLC (and GLC Coupé) prime the mid-size premium SUV phase, adopted by the Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60. It’s one other phase that’s grown significantly in the previous couple of months, with new entries from a number of premium manufacturers and extra on the best way. 

Giant premium SUV: BMW X5 – 23,021 gross sales

The critically posh finish of the SUV market is presided over by the segment-founding BMW X5, which usurps the previous best-selling Volvo XC90 and vastly profitable Mercedes-Benz GLE for first place. It’s a reasonably quiet phase in contrast with the opposite SUV realms, with the X5 discovering a few quarter as many houses because the GLC. 

JATO Dynamics says: “Because the GLA and Q3 close to substitute, the more moderen X1 leads the compact SUV phase. The mid-size premium SUV market is not dominated by the Volvo XC60, regardless of the current launch of a brand new technology.” 

Small MPV: Fiat 500L – 42,914 gross sales

The Fiat 500L is extra warmly acquired on the Continent than within the UK, as proven by its best-seller standing within the small MPV phase. The Honda Jazz and Dacia Lodgy (which isn’t obtainable within the UK) take second and third respectively. Most MPVs are declining in gross sales numbers, although, as individuals flip to extra trendy, image-focused SUVs.

Mid-size MPV: Renault Scenic – 74,884 gross sales

One other win for Renault with the Scenic – the mid-sized MPV was Europe’s best-seller to date this 12 months, overtaking the earlier top-spot holder, the Volkswagen Touran, whereas the Citroën C4 Spacetourer stays at third. No MPV made it onto the UK’s prime ten best-sellers checklist. 

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Giant MPV: Mercedes-Benz V-Class – 20,041 gross sales

It was previously a tie for first place in Europe’s massive MPV market, with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Seat Alhambra on 9540 gross sales apiece, though the V-Class has now overtaken the Spaniard on gross sales. V-Class gross sales are down 5% year-on-year over 2017, whereas the Alhambra is down solely 2%. The Volkswagen Sharan completes the rostrum. 

JATO Dynamics says: “The Scénic is likely one of the few MPVs of any measurement to submit optimistic change. Because the phase demand plunges, it’s vital to see a double-digit development posted by the French MPV, which includes many SUV styling options.”

Small sports activities automobile: Mazda MX-5 – 10,589 gross sales

There might solely be one, couldn’t there? The Mazda MX-5 clinches the win in Europe with 8545 gross sales, though a 10% lower year-on-year doesn’t bode properly for the phase. Its cousin, the Fiat 124 Spider, follows, whereas the Lotus Elise is available in third, exhibiting simply how small the phase has develop into. 

Mid-size sports activities automobile: Audi TT – 10,052 gross sales

The Audi TT continues to reign over the mid-size sports activities automobile phase, beating the Porsche 718 fashions by over 3300 gross sales. The Ford Mustang overtook the 718 to take second, following Ford’s savvy determination to lastly convey it to Europe. 

Giant sports activities automobile: Porsche 911 – 16,361 gross sales

MX-5, TT, Mustang, 911 – it’s a category dominated by icons, and the Porsche 911 is the best-selling of all of them. With 60% extra gross sales than the MX-5 and TT, the 911 is Europe’s best-selling sports activities automobile of any measurement, not to mention in its market phase. The Mercedes-AMG GT and Ferrari 488 comply with in second and third.

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