VW Golf on Top As European New Car Market Continues Growth

If you’re in the market for a brand new car and you live in Europe, odds are, you’re just going to make traffic even worse by the end of the year.

But that’s a good thing, mostly. It’s good for the car manufacturers and it’s good for those who are obviously doing better financially, allowing them to afford buying new instead of used.

Compared to the same month last year, new car sales in February 2015 were up 7.8% according to JATO Dynamics and their analysis on new car sales. If we add this up to the rise we’ve seen in January, it would mean that the market is already ahead by 7.1% compared to 2014.

As of right now, Europe’s best selling brands are Volkswagen, Renault and Ford (for the month of February). The Golf holds a strong lead with sales up 5.8% last month, while the Polo holds down second place ahead of the Renault Clio.

Speaking of Renault, they took 2nd place away from Ford thanks to the Clio being a massive hit – mostly because of its looks. Otherwise there would be no reason why Renault should be outselling Ford in any capacity.

The Fiesta is however the 4th best-selling model in Europe, while the attractive Peugeot 208 is 5th, ahead of the new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa.

The all-new Passat is also looking strong, quite strong when you think about the fact that it’s selling at a pace which basically matches what cars from the supermini segment are doing. It’s 63.8% rise compared to its predecessor last year makes it the most improved performer among the top 10 models.

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