Volkswagen Tops Car Sales in Europe

Figures released recently on new car registrations in Europe for the first six months of 2007 show VW as the top selling car manufacturer with 846,887 VW models sold.

Second for car sales was Vauxhall / Opel with a total of 727,933 new cars registered. Next for sales was Ford, then Renault, Peugeot, Fiat and Citroen.

Looking at premium brand models, Mercedes-Benz just managed to have the highest number of new car sales – selling 374,341 cars. However, sales of premium car brands were very close and Audi came in at a close second, followed closely by BMW.

The highest level of growth came from Honda which now has its popular new CR-V on sale, they achieved a 17.3% increase in new car sales compared to 2006.

New car sales were also down for several car manufactures – Smart were down by 31.3%, Jaguar down by 21% and Nissan down by 13.3%

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