The European car market (27 countries) collapsed by 19% in March 2022, to 1,116,419 new passenger cars registered, and Tesla happily took advantage of it. Thus, the Model 3 sedan and the Model Y SUV respectively climb to first and third place in the ranking of the best-selling cars in Europe, all energies combined. Neither model was in the top 10 in January and February 2022. The Peugeot 208 is inserted between the representatives of the American brand.
Model 3 registrations fell by 3% in March compared to the same month last year (23,013 units), while the falls were much more severe for the other European bestsellers: Peugeot 208 (–17%), Volkswagen Golf (–36%), Toyota Yaris (–31%) and Opel Corsa (–36%). In the top 10, only the Dacia Sandero recorded an increase compared to March 2021 (+12%). Among the other models that soared during the third month, the Jato firm is advancing double-digit growth for the Cupra Formentors (4e best-selling PHEV in March), Opel-Vauxhall Mokka, Kia Xceed, Volkswagen Taigo, MG ZS and HS or even BMW 4 Series. In the European top 20, there are four models from French brands (208, C3, Captur, Clio ).
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The Ford Kuga leader in plug-in hybrids
In the segment of 100% electric cars (BEV), the Fiat 500 completed the podium in March, behind the two Teslas. The Peugeot e-208 is ahead of the Renault Zoe. In the plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) market, the first position is occupied by the Ford Kuga, followed by the Volvo XC40 and Peugeot 3008.
In the first three months of 2022, the most registered car in Europe is the Peugeot 208 (51,890 units). The Dacia Sandero (47,491 copies) and the Volkswagen Golf (46,323 copies) complete the podium.
Top 10 best-selling cars in Europe (27 countries) at 1er quarter 2022
- Peugeot 208 (51,890 units; –15%)
- Dacia Sandero (47,491; +8%)
- Volkswagen Golf (46,323; –19%)
- Peugeot 2008 (39,534; –25%)
- Citroën C3 (39,320; –19%)
- Ford Puma (38,547; –2%)
- Opel-Vauxhall Corsa (38,532; –29%)
- Renault Clio (38,076; –25%)
- Hyundai Tucson (37,711; 10%)
- Toyota Yaris (36,780; –34%)