Europe 2022. Peugeot 208 Gains Leadership Rising 11 Spots (+18.8%)

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The 2020 Peugeot 208
The 2020 Peugeot 208

Europe’s Best Selling Cars ranking of 2022, shows the Peugeot 208 gaining market leadership (+18.8%), while traditional leaders, like VW Golf and Renault Clio lose substantially.

The European Market (including 42 countries from Portugal to Russia) in 2022 has lost 10.9% in sales from the prior year, hit by the effects of Russian invasion of Ukraine, by fuel price increase, vehicle price increase and shortage, interest rate boom.

The following report shows the Top 50 Models Ranking.

In 2022 the best-selling car in Europe is the Peugeot 208. Thanks to the release of the new generation this model scaled the rankings rapidly, moving up 11 spots from 2021. Sales in 2022 totaled 206,348, an 18.8% increase from the prior year.

The Dacia Sandero follows closely in second with 205,422 new registrations (-0.3%), in front of the Renault Clio at 190,065 sales (-19.4%) and the model with the most years ended as best selling in Europe, the Volkswagen Golf. This car ,with 188,839 new registrations, has lost 13.2% in sales from the prior year.

In 5th place ranks the Volkswagen T-roc -up 1 spot- with 186,629 sales (-4.5%), followed by the Dacia Duster -up 9 spots- at 176,193 (+5.2%), the Toyota Yaris at 174,442 (+1.9%) and the Opel Corsa with 173,098 registrations (-9.2%).

The Hyundai Tucson moves up 1 spot into 9th with 169,647 cumulative sales (-7.3%) and the Toyota Corolla closes the Top 10 with 167,477 new registrations (-12.5%).

Looking at other models within the Top 50, remarkable are the performances scored by the Tesla Model Y in 19th place and the Toyota Yaris Cross in 39th.

Tables with sales figures

In the tables below we report sales for the top 50 Models this year.

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