Hatchback Volkswagen Golf continues to be the best-selling new car in Europe. The survey was conducted by JATO Dynamics, which notes that this title is the tenth consecutive year for the Golf. The seventh generation of the model is at the end of its life, and last year the drop in sales compared to the same period of 2017 was 8%.
In addition, the decline in golf sales was due to the diesel scandal surrounding the brand, with the result that sales of Diesel Golfs fell by 30% in 2018. However, Golf maintains its leadership in Europe with 445,754 cars sold in the Old Continent.
The second position contains another model whose life cycle is at the end. This is the French Renault Clio, of which 336 268 copies were sold in Europe in 2018. The indicator is 2% higher than in 2017. The third place is again a model of Volkswagen.
This is the small Polo, of which 299,920 cars were sold last year – 10% above the previous. The list is followed by Ford Fiesta (270,738 cars sold in Europe) and Nissan Qashqai (233,026 cars sold in Europe). However, Fiesta has sales growth of 6%, while sales of Qashqai fell 6%.
The 10 best-selling new cars in Europe are also Peugeot 208 (230.049, -6%), Volkswagen Tiguan (224,788, -5%), Skoda Octavia (223,352, -3) Toyota Yaris (+ 217,642, + 9%) and Opel / Vauxhall Corsa (217.036, -7%).