Peugeot 208 crowned Europe’s best-selling car – Automotive Blog

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The Volkswagen Golf family hatchback’s 15-year reign as the most popular new car in Europe has come to an end thanks to the Peugeot 208 supermini.

The total number of new cars registered in Europe decreased by 4.1% to 11,309,310 as a result of a number of issues, such as the global chip shortage, skyrocketing prices, and the energy crisis.

However, the VW Golf (177,203) fell to fifth place in the rankings, behind the Dacia Sandero in second (200,550 units), the Volkswagen T-Roc (181,153), and the Fiat 500 (179,863). In contrast, the Peugeot 208 registered 208,816 units.

With 1.2 billion sales – a 6% decrease from 2021 – the strength of the entire Volkswagen model lineup guaranteed that it remained Europe’s best selling car brand.

Following it were Peugeot (down 15% to 623,825), Mercedes-Benz (down 1% to 647,880), BMW (down 5% to 646,526), Toyota (down 8% to 766,227), and

Tesla’s market share increased from 1.43% in 2021 to 2.06% in 2022, outselling Seat, Mini, and Suzuki and only falling behind Nissan by 4,300 vehicles, according to data made public by JATO Dynamics.

The Model Y, which has just over 138,000 registered units and is the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, was responsible for this growth. In 2022, the all-electric SUV surpassed the Model 3 (17th) to become the 13th most popular vehicle in Europe.

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