After discussing the October 2014 brands ranking, we will take a deeper look into which car models are selling well in the last quarter of 2014.
As usual, the big events happen below the first place, where the VW Golf remains firmly into its pedestal, and just to put its sales figures in perspective: Volkswagen has sold almost as many units of the Golf by itself, as Toyota sells of all its models combined in Europe. With the introduction of the e-Golf pure electric car and the Plug-in Hybrid Golf GTE, the Golf offers the broadest selection of powertrains of all models, with gasoline, diesel, CNG (natural gas), electric and plug-in hybrid powertrains available.
As expected after its excellent performance in September, the Ford Fiesta is pushed down into fourth place by the recently facelifted Volkswagen Polo and the Renault Clio. The fourth subcompact car in a row is the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa, which is up a healthy 22,8% on sell-out pricing of the current generation, as the facelifted version has already been introduced. The Corsa’s larger sibling Astra fares much worse, and has fallen to a record-low 17th place and has been passed by the Fiat 500 year-to-date. [Read more…]