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Top car brands and car models in Europe in May



The new car market in Europe in May held a stable position for the second consecutive month, accounting for 1.44 million new registrations or 0.2% more than in May last year. These are the latest data from JATO Dynamics, quoted by auto-press.net.

The main driver of the European market in May remains the SUVs, which saw a 10% increase, to a level of 534,700 units. The market share of these multi-purpose cars is now at 37.2% last year with 34%.

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JATO also highlights the performance of electric vehicles (100 electric, hybrid and hybrid plg-in), of which 94,000 new registrations were available in May. The most demanding increase in demand for fully electric models – from 12,300 in May 2018 to 22,300 last month with the strongest performance of Renault ZOE.

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With the newest entries in May, Volkswagen finished with 158,282 units, followed by Renault with 97,913 and Peugeot with 89,638. The top 10 also include Ford (88,078), Opel / Vauxhall (82,328), Mercedes (80,562), BMW (76,021), Audi (71,071), FIAT (70,404) and SKODA (69,218).

Although with a decrease of 11.8% to 35 972 units, the Volkswagen Golf maintains its status as the most popular new car in Europe. Renault Clio (32,803, + 3.2%), followed by Dacia Sandero (22,234 + 3.3%).


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