New vehicle registrations in the 26 main European markets stood at 967,830 units in July, representing a decline of 24% compared to the same month last year. The Dacia Sandero becomes the best-selling car in Europe
Three vehicles manufactured in Spain are among the ten preferred by Europeans. Its about
Volkswagen Polo, Volkswagen T-Cross and Peugeot 2008, which occupy positions three, five and ten in the European sales ranking in July, according to data from the consulting firm Jato Dynamics.
In the July model rankings, the
Dacia sandero it rose to the top spot for the first time since its launch in 2008 with 20,446 units (+ 6%). This rise was due to the strong increase in its sales in Germany (+ 15%) and Romania (+ 24%), as well as its leadership in markets such as Spanish and French.
After the Dacia Sandero, it was followed in sales by the Volkswagen Golf, with 19,425 units (-37%); the Toyota Yaris, with 18,858 units (+ 3%); the Volkswagen Polo, with 17,343 units (-8%) and the Volkswagen T-Roc, with 19,496 units (-17%).
The Top-10 was completed by the Hyundai Tucson, with 14,883 units (+ 39%); the Volkswagen T-Cross, with 14,170 units (+ 12%); the Dacia Duster, with 13,329 units (-19%); the Ford Puma, with 13,283 units (+ 2%); and the Peugeot 2008, with 13,134 units (-34%).
New vehicle registrations in the 26 main European markets stood at
967,830 units in July, representing a decline of 24% compared to the same month last year. Thus, according to data from Jato collected by EP, these results represent a return to the levels of July 2012, when the market registered 966,090 units.
So far this year, the European market has increased its registrations by 17% compared to 2020, a period highly marked by the coronavirus, registering 7,381,735 units. However, this number is 24% lower than the one obtained between January and July 2019.
“Despite the efforts of national governments to boost consumer confidence, the industry is still feeling the impact of the pandemic,” said the global analyst at JATO Dynamics,
More electric vehicles
In contrast to the general trend, consumers in Europe continued to buy more low-emission vehicles. In July, a total of 160,646 BEV and PHEV vehicles were registered, representing almost 17% of total registrations.
“Consumers continue to respond positively to the offers and incentives attached to electric vehicles that have made these vehicles much more competitive in terms of prices. But despite becoming increasingly popular, consumer acceptance has not been enough to offset the
big drops in diesel cars«, Has indicated in this regard Felipe Munoz.
JATO data indicates that between July 2019 and July 2020, the market share of diesel vehicles fell by just over 2 points, while their market share fell by almost 8 points between July 2020 and July 2020. 2021. During the same period, the market share of electric vehicles grew by the same amount lost by diesel.