Europe best selling car brands shocked by premium brands.

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Europe best selling car brands shocked by premium brands with Mercedes, BMW, Mini, Smart and Jeep posting remarkable performance in February while “common” brands were under pressure.

On monthly basis, focus2move reports on full European light vehicles sales –so, car passengers plus light commercial vehicles – including the entire continent, for a total of 44 countries (see the list below). We are the only firm to provide data on such a perimeter and these reports must be considered the most effective statistics on the real automotive business trend in Europe.

ACEA data, published separately for cars and LCVs, are used by European press to measure the sector trend in Europe, not considering that all OEMs have now in place organizations including Russia, Turkey and Ukraine (just mentioning the largest countries).

In February 2015, according to data released by all Car Manufacturers local Associations and by ACEA, the total Light Passengers Vehicle (cars + light commercial vehicles) sold in Europe (44 countries) have been 1.271.000 million, up 1.8% from the correspondent month last year. Year to date sales have been 2.578.000, +1.4%.

Volkswagen have sold 149.802 vehicles, up 6.5% keeping the pace from the previous month while the market share was “only” 11.8%, down 0.7 points from January.

The second, Renault, was stable with 99.482 sales (+0.5%) while Ford in third was the fastest in the top 7, with 85.556 sales (+8.8%).

German premium brands keep the fast pace with Mercedes 8th with 57.629 sales (+11.8%), followed by BMW with 53.993 (+18.2%) and Audi with 53.541 sales (+0.7%).

Double digit performance had been scored by Seat (17th with 27.41 sales, +23.1%), Mini (24th with 10.830 sales, +31.4%), Smart (26th with 7.203 units, +43.7%), Jeep (27th with 6.615 units, +121.3%) and Porsche (30th with 4.608 units, +42.2%).

See here reports on European statistics for Markets  or Models.

Data on the 44 European countries are sourced by focus2move.com Mobility Database, aggregating data from all National Carmaker Associations or Dealers Associations, including, for the European Community, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see statistics regarding Brands and Groups. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Feb Rank Jan Brand Sales Feb YtD Feb Feb Var YtD Var Share Feb ’15 Share Jan ’15
1 1 Volkswagen 149.802 312.816 6,5% 6,8% 11,8% 12,5%
2 2 Renault 99.482 190.165 0,5% 0,0% 7,8% 6,9%
3 3 Ford 85.566 175.509 8,8% 5,9% 6,7% 6,9%
4 4 Peugeot 77.743 155.530 2,8% 2,4% 6,1% 6,0%
5 5 Opel 67.980 138.281 -0,6% 3,2% 5,3% 5,4%
6 6 Fiat 65.714 129.325 8,5% 7,5% 5,2% 4,9%
7 9 Citroen 60.899 120.178 -1,2% -4,6% 4,8% 4,5%
8 7 Mercedes 57.629 119.716 11,8% 11,8% 4,5% 4,8%
9 12 BMW 53.993 109.195 18,2% 11,9% 4,2% 4,2%
10 11 Audi 53.541 110.459 0,7% 0,7% 4,2% 4,4%
11 10 Nissan 53.206 110.904 -1,0% 8,2% 4,2% 4,4%
12 8 Toyota 53.006 112.633 -4,2% -1,5% 4,2% 4,6%
13 13 Skoda 51.284 102.103 4,6% 3,2% 4,0% 3,9%
14 14 Hyundai 47.491 96.273 -1,9% 2,7% 3,7% 3,7%
15 15 Kia 42.294 83.627 4,3% 2,5% 3,3% 3,2%
16 16 Dacia 30.821 65.803 3,2% 5,3% 2,4% 2,7%
17 17 Seat 27.411 52.409 23,1% 17,1% 2,2% 1,9%
18 20 Lada 24.014 41.906 -23,7% -24,8% 1,9% 1,4%
19 18 Volvo 18.305 37.651 0,8% 5,0% 1,4% 1,5%
20 19 Mazda 14.894 32.032 -10,1% -8,4% 1,2% 1,3%
21 21 Suzuki 13.116 25.426 -15,5% -14,6% 1,0% 0,9%
22 24 Mitsubishi 12.953 28.620 -9,3% 9,2% 1,0% 1,2%
23 22 Mini 10.830 22.213 31,4% 26,2% 0,9% 0,9%
24 25 Honda 9.194 18.954 -22,3% -21,0% 0,7% 0,7%
25 26 Land Rover 8.425 21.363 -4,9% -2,1% 0,7% 1,0%
26 23 Smart 7.203 13.850 43,7% 40,2% 0,6% 0,5%
27 27 Jeep 6.615 13.010 121,3% 125,5% 0,5% 0,5%
28 28 Lancia 5.946 11.461 6,8% -6,5% 0,5% 0,4%
29 29 Alfa Romeo 4.859 8.956 4,8% -2,4% 0,4% 0,3%
30 31 Porsche 4.608 10.116 42,2% 42,3% 0,4% 0,4%
31 30 Chevrolet 4.370 7.931 -80,1% -81,4% 0,3% 0,3%
32 33 Subaru 3.445 6.688 -21,7% -18,7% 0,3% 0,2%
33 34 Gaz 3.156 5.148 -34,9% -38,8% 0,2% 0,2%
34 39 Datsun 2.904 5.837 0,2% 0,2%
35 35 Iveco 2.741 5.232 7,3% 9,7% 0,2% 0,2%
36 36 Lexus 2.703 6.709 24,7% 28,8% 0,2% 0,3%
37 32 Uaz 2.326 4.641 -22,2% -12,4% 0,2% 0,2%
38 37 Daewoo 1.713 3.796 -66,1% -58,2% 0,1% 0,2%
39 38 SsangYong 1.372 2.959 -53,4% -41,8% 0,1% 0,1%

Rank Feb Rank Jan Group Sales Feb Ytd Feb Y.o.Y Feb ’15 Share Feb ’15 Share Jan ’15
1 1 Volkswagen 286.793 588.278 6,8% 22,5% 23,1%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 211.251 416.653 -1,9% 16,6% 15,7%
3 3 PSA 139.062 276.671 1,3% 10,9% 10,5%
4 4 Hyundai-Kia 89.785 179.900 0,9% 7,1% 6,9%
5 6 FCA 86.703 169.998 12,3% 6,8% 6,4%
6 5 Ford 85.567 175.511 8,8% 6,7% 6,9%
7 7 GM 74.388 150.732 -22,3% 5,8% 5,8%
8 9 BMW 64.874 131.500 20,2% 5,1% 5,1%
9 8 Mercedes Daimler 64.838 133.583 14,7% 5,1% 5,3%
10 10 Toyota 55.713 119.347 -3,1% 4,4% 4,9%

Data combined the 28 countries of European Community plus the 3 E.F.T.A. (Norway, Iceland and Switzerland) plus East and South European countries like Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Moldova, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and Albania. We also include little countries like Monaco and Liechtenstein, despite for these countries data are preliminary and subject to a late update.

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