Best-selling cars in Europe in 2018 in 44 markets on the continent, from Portugal to Russia. The Volkswagen Golf is the best-selling car, followed by the Renault Clio and the Volkswagen Polo. opel got worse, with the corsa at the bottom of the top10.
euro zone economy slowed markedly in the third quarter, with growth hitting the lowest reading in four years. In particular, export growth contracted amid cooling global trade, while the industrial sector was also hit as the automotive sector was hit by new emissions tests.
Data available for the fourth quarter point to mixed momentum. in October, industrial production rebounded and the unemployment rate remained stable. however, confidence tumbled in November and the composite pmi tumbled to a four-year low in December.
A strong domestic economy should fuel healthy growth next year. however, a less favorable external environment will weigh down the rate of expansion. threats from rising global protectionism and turbulent domestic politics are key risks to the eurozone outlook.
when it comes to the ranking of best selling cars of 2018 in all continents (44 markets from portugal to those in the east, such as russia, ukraine, turkey, moldova), to date, 2018 is dominated again, by 44th year in a chain – for volkswagen golf, which already has a great icon in all others anticipating the final annual ranking.
In fact, the volkswagen golf is the market leader with 502,752 (-8.8%) sales.
in second place the renault clio with 365,507 units (-0.7%). released in 1990, it is currently the fourth generation, released in 2012.
in third place the volkswagen polo with 313,449 (+5.3%). with more than 14 million units sold, it is one of the most successful compact cars in the world and, in fact, the best-selling. the sixth generation was launched at the end of 2017, with a new exterior design, noticeably more spacious interior that has also been redesigned down to the last detail, new cabin design structured for the digital world, efficient tsi (petrol), tgi (natural gas) and tdi (diesel) engines, as well as a variety of assistance systems previously only familiar on larger volkswagen cars.
in fourth place the ford fiesta with 274,455 (+4.9%) followed by the volkswagen tiguan with 258,491 (+4.8%), the nissan qashqaiwith 252,704 (-7%) and the skoda octavia with 240,644 (-1%).
In eighth place the peugeot 208 with 235,357 (-5.2%) followed by the dacia sandero with 225,260 (+3.7%) and in tenth place opel corsa with 222,952 (-7.7%).
opel is at the bottom of the top 10, the first effect of the new policy applied by p.s.a. after the acquisition of the brand. however,fiat has not had this status for a long time and the best Italian model in Europe is the panda, only 21.
The data comes from the focus2move.com mobility database, it is fed daily by aggregating data from all the national associations of car manufacturers or dealer associations, including, for the European community, the European association of car manufacturers automobiles.
This report combined actual passenger car sales data for the 28 European Community countries plus the 3 e.f.t.a. (Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) as well as Eastern and Southern European countries such as Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Moldova, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia and Albania.
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