European car sales analysis November 2014 – models

After discussing the November 2014 brands ranking, we will take a deeper look into which car models are selling well in the last quarter of 2014.

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Behind the Volkswagen Golf, which racks up more than double the amount of sales of its nearest non-VW competitor, the Volkswagen Polo manages a second straight month in second place, as the Ford Fiesta suffers a particularly weak month, down 4.600 units on last year and down another spot into fourth as the Renault Clio passes it again.

Another impressive performance by the Skoda Octavia, in 6th place for the fourth time this year and twice in a row, compared to a 9th place year-to-date. The record ranking for the Czech compact sedan and station wagon remains the 5th place it October 2013.

Equally impressive is the 7th place for the Nissan Qashqai, also not a record for the model, but its 15.000+ sales mean that the British-build crossover is likely to finish 2014 above 200.000 sales for the fifth year in a row, despite the shift to the new generation this year.

 

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After outselling its compact segment rival Opel/Vauxhall Astra (down to #19) for the first time ever in October, the Peugeot 308 in 9th place chalks up another first-ever this month, outselling its smaller siblings Peugeot 208 (#10) and 207 (including 207CC) combined. Before November, a Peugeot compact car (30X) has never managed to sell more cars in a single month than the brand’s compact cars (20X). A similar feat has happened at Seat this year, as the Leon compact in 23rd place has outsold the Ibiza subcompact (#38) for the first time ever as well. This trend is caused by several reasons: at Peugeot, the 208 is due for a midcycle facelift in 2015, and may be suffering from internal competition from the 2008 small crossover (#26), while the 308 is still fresh, as its popular station wagon version has just been introduced in the first half of 2014. At Seat, the Ibiza is starting to show its age while the Leon is riding high on the success of the model’s first station wagon version in its three generations, while the market for station wagons in Europe has an annual volume of  600.000 to 700.000 units.

Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-auto-sales-statistics-EuropeThe Mercedes-Benz C-Class reaches a best-ever 11th place, the highest position for any Mercedes-Benz model in Europe, ever. The C-Class is less than 200 units from a top-10 position, so let’s see if it can improve on this excellent performance even further next month. Surprisingly, the Audi A4 remains relatively stable in 25th place despite being one of the oldest models in the premium midsized segment by now. The Lexus IS, renewed in 2013 with a more striking design has enjoyed a short-lived success, as its sales are already down year-over-year for the fifth month in a row, down to #183. Trying to compete with the BMW 3-series, the IS now finds itself outsold by the BMW i3 EV (#182) for the fifth month this year.

In the small crossover segment, the hottest segment of the market, the competition remains as fierce as ever, with the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka in 18th place and Dacia Duster in 22nd place closing in on the Renault Captur (#14) as the Peugeot 2008 suffers a particularly weak month. The Nissan Juke seems recover from its recent sales slump to move back up into #35 as the facelifted version reaches showrooms.

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The Fiat Panda (#16) outsells its sibling Fiat 500 (#17) for only the second time this year, after February, to take this months victory in the minicar segment, if we don’t combine sales of the twins and triplets in the segment. If we do, the recently renewed Kolin triplets Citroën C1 (#61), Peugeot 108 (#55) and Toyota Aygo (#57) outsell the VW-Group triplets for the third month in a row and with the largest margin since June 2012, when the Volkswagen Up! (#32) and its siblings were still gaining traction in the market. One could argue that the Panda and 500 are on the same platform as well, but I wouldn’t call them twins as their designs and price levels set them more apart from each other.

The Renault Zoe subcompact EV seems to benefit from Renault’s decision to abandon the battery-leasing strategy and also offer customers to buy the car including the batteries outright. The Zoe, #151 in November has outsold the larger Nissan Leaf compact EV (in 154th place) for the second month in a row and has a (albeit long) shot of becoming the second electric car to break the 10.000 annual units threshold in Europe.

European-car-sales-november-2014-BMW_2_series_Active_TourerThe BMW 4-series and 2-series continue to impress in 73rd and 75th place respectively, the latter also thanks to the introduction of the 2-series Active Tourer, BMWs first-ever MPV and first-ever front-wheel drive vehicle. The i8 also keeps shining, again the best selling exotic car of the continent by a large margin and set to finish the year with more than 1.000 sales.

Best newcomer is again the VW Golf Sportsvan in 40th place, pushing down its sibling Touran into 50th place with sales down 18%. After flamboyantly taking the lead of the midsized MPV segment, the Sportsvan is leapfrogged again by the Citroën C4 Picasso (#37), but remains ahead of the Renault Scenic (#43).

We welcome the Suzuki Celerio in its first month of sales as a replacement to the evergreen Suzuki Alto, it is in 213th place with 350 sales. Suzuki has taken a different approach to the minicar segment than the other brands, and it’ll be interesting to see how this pays off for them in 2015 as the Alto (#140 in November) is phased out and the Celerio can go full steam ahead.

Models ranking November 2014

Model nov-14 nov-13 change
1 Volkswagen Golf 43.618 38.400 13,6%
2 Volkswagen Polo 24.704 21.886 12,9%
3 Renault Clio 21.159 21.940 -3,6%
4 Ford Fiesta 20.777 25.386 -18,2%
5 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 17.563 18.000 -2,4%
6 Skoda Octavia 16.101 16.176 -0,5%
7 Nissan Qashqai 15.226 13.115 16,1%
8 Audi A3/S3/RS3 14.973 15.453 -3,1%
9 Peugeot 308 14.964 8.714 71,7%
10 Peugeot 208 14.733 15.702 -6,2%
11 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 14.566 11.019 32,2%
12 Ford Focus 14.277 16.007 -10,8%
13 Toyota Yaris 13.987 12.629 10,8%
14 Renault Captur 13.985 11.127 25,7%
15 Volkswagen Tiguan 13.011 11.520 12,9%
16 Fiat Panda 12.951 11.667 11,0%
17 Fiat 500 12.871 12.175 5,7%
18 Opel/Vauxhall Mokka 12.371 5.387 129,6%
19 Opel/Vauxhall Astra 12.183 16.509 -26,2%
20 BMW 3-series 12.086 16.594 -27,2%
21 Volkswagen Passat 11.388 14.589 -21,9%
22 Dacia Duster 11.138 6.366 75,0%
23 Seat Leon 10.930 6.650 64,4%
24 Renault Megane 10.422 10.811 -3,6%
25 Audi A4/S4/RS4 9.846 10.137 -2,9%
26 Peugeot 2008 9.702 9.972 -2,7%
27 BMW 1-series 9.679 12.132 -20,2%
28 Toyota Auris 9.433 9.863 -4,4%
29 Dacia Sandero 9.365 11.066 -15,4%
30 Skoda Fabia 9.041 9.166 -1,4%
31 Mini 8.908 6.818 30,7%
32 Volkswagen Up! 8.832 10.857 -18,7%
33 Citroën C3 8.751 11.450 -23,6%
34 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 8.751 11.224 -22,0%
35 Nissan Juke 8.070 7.432 8,6%
36 BMW 5-series 7.855 9.090 -13,6%
37 Citroën C4 (Grand) Picasso 7.695 8.142 -5,5%
38 Seat Ibiza 7.616 8.165 -6,7%
39 Hyundai i20 7.608 6.011 26,6%
40 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 7.511 0 new
41 Fiat Punto 7.476 7.368 1,5%
42 Renault Twingo 7.413 6.282 18,0%
43 Renault (Grand) Scenic 7.373 8.507 -13,3%
44 Kia Sportage 7.246 6.944 4,3%
45 Hyundai ix35 7.201 7.144 0,8%
46 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 7.139 9.392 -24,0%
47 Ford Kuga 7.067 4.781 47,8%
48 Volvo V40 6.870 6.850 0,3%
49 Audi A6/S6/RS6/Allroad 6.868 6.249 9,9%
50 Volkswagen Touran 6.847 8.353 -18,0%
51 Audi A1 6.781 8.133 -16,6%
52 Audi Q3 6.776 6.238 8,6%
53 Ford (Grand) C-Max 6.712 7.773 -13,6%
54 Hyundai i10 6.212 3.941 57,6%
55 Peugeot 108 6.205 0 new
56 Volvo XC60 6.095 3.986 52,9%
57 Toyota Aygo 6.058 5.270 15,0%
58 Opel/Vauxhall Zafira 5.860 7.865 -25,5%
59 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia 5.709 7.558 -24,5%
60 Fiat 500L 5.667 6.193 -8,5%
61 Citroën C1 5.565 3.891 43,0%
62 BMW X1 5.527 4.897 12,9%
63 Kia Cee’d 5.439 6.191 -12,1%
64 Skoda Yeti 5.345 4.861 10,0%
65 Skoda Rapid 5.315 3.217 65,2%
66 Audi Q5 5.127 5.181 -1,0%
67 Citroën C4 Cactus 5.037 0 new
68 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 5.024 7.352 -31,7%
69 Hyundai i30 4.963 6.596 -24,8%
70 Mini Countryman/Paceman 4.839 5.308 -8,8%
71 Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon 4.763 4.669 2,0%
72 Peugeot 3008 4.694 5.501 -14,7%
73 BMW 4-series 4.682 1.324 253,6%
74 Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan 4.548 1.465 210,4%
75 BMW 2-series 4.390 0 new
76 Mazda CX-5 4.386 4.234 3,6%
77 Mercedes-Benz GLA 4.197 80 new
78 Toyota RAV4 4.138 4.109 0,7%
79 Opel/Vauxhall Adam 4.094 3.392 20,7%
80 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva 4.092 4.919 -16,8%
81 Volvo V70/XC70 4.067 3.594 13,2%
82 Volkswagen Caddy Life 3.875 4.224 -8,3%
83 Kia Rio 3.855 3.740 3,1%
84 Nissan Note 3.800 3.901 -2,6%
85 Suzuki Swift 3.732 3.759 -0,7%
86 Range Rover Evoque 3.717 3.753 -1,0%
87 Volvo V60 3.697 4.326 -14,5%
88 Dacia Logan 3.675 3.813 -3,6%
89 Skoda Superb 3.643 3.268 11,5%
90 Kia Picanto 3.562 4.116 -13,5%
91 BMW X3 3.422 5.125 -33,2%
92 Honda CR-V 3.392 4.089 -17,0%
93 Citroën DS3 3.309 4.076 -18,8%
94 Nissan Micra 3.298 3.439 -4,1%
95 Audi A5/S5/RS5 3.202 3.508 -8,7%
96 Ford Ka 3.162 3.499 -9,6%
97 Mazda3 3.155 2.641 19,5%
98 Smart Fortwo 3.149 5.795 -45,7%
99 Citroën C4 3.115 5.575 -44,1%
100 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 3.107 3.127 -0,6%
101 Ford B-Max 2.987 4.632 -35,5%
102 Skoda Citigo 2.936 3.221 -8,8%
103 Mercedes-Benz CLA 2.896 2.502 15,7%
104 Mitsubishi Outlander 2.871 4.049 -29,1%
105 Hyundai ix20 2.859 2.778 2,9%
106 Suzuki S-Cross 2.852 2.071 37,7%
107 Mitsubishi ASX 2.820 2.244 25,7%
108 Volkswagen Sharan 2.815 2.617 7,6%
109 Ford S-Max 2.774 2.443 13,5%
110 Honda Jazz 2.554 2.661 -4,0%
111 Honda Civic 2.551 2.223 14,8%
112 Peugeot 508 2.520 3.710 -32,1%
113 Citroën C3 Picasso 2.517 3.509 -28,3%
114 BMW X5 2.515 2.221 13,2%
115 Toyota Verso 2.474 2.566 -3,6%
116 Nissan X-Trail 2.467 534 362,0%
117 Mitsubishi Space Star/Mirage 2.300 1.002 129,5%
118 Jeep Renegade 2.281 0 new
119 Citroën Berlingo Multispace 2.181 2.722 -19,9%
120 Toyota Avensis 2.122 2.313 -8,3%
121 Skoda Roomster 2.119 2.061 2,8%
122 Seat Mii 2.097 2.451 -14,4%
123 Mazda6 2.093 2.859 -26,8%
124 Nissan Pulsar 2.088 0 new
125 Ford Ecosport 2.050 38 5294,7%
126 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 2.030 2.513 -19,2%
127 Peugeot 5008 2.018 2.645 -23,7%
128 Seat Alhambra 2.000 1.574 27,1%
129 Range Rover Sport 1.983 1.837 7,9%
130 Mazda2 1.856 1.403 32,3%
131 BMW X4 1.817 10 new
132 Renault Kangoo 1.681 1.852 -9,2%
133 Mercedes-Benz GLK 1.627 2.474 -34,2%
134 Ford Galaxy 1.625 1.154 40,8%
135 Peugeot Partner Tepee/Ranch 1.619 1.922 -15,8%
136 Hyundai i40 1.616 2.213 -27,0%
137 Kia Venga 1.613 2.278 -29,2%
138 Jaguar XF 1.542 1.364 13,0%
139 Seat Altea 1.540 1.645 -6,4%
140 Suzuki Alto 1.496 1.935 -22,7%
141 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 1.455 6 new
142 Ford Mondeo 1.452 4.125 -64,8%
143 Porsche Macan 1.448 27 5263,0%
144 Volkswagen Beetle 1.446 2.284 -36,7%
145 Dacia Dokker 1.446 1.352 7,0%
146 Kia Carens 1.374 1.819 -24,5%
147 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 1.351 1.002 34,8%
148 Dacia Lodgy 1.328 2.299 -42,2%
149 Fiat Freemont 1.293 1.290 0,2%
150 Smart Forfour 1.259 0 new
151 Renault Zoe 1.258 596 111,1%
152 Porsche Cayenne 1.230 1.386 -11,3%
153 Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.142 1.290 -11,5%
154 Nissan Leaf 1.101 1.104 -0,3%
155 Jeep Grand Cherokee 1.089 1.122 -2,9%
156 Subaru Forester 1.074 1.256 -14,5%
157 Hyundai Santa Fe 1.065 646 64,9%
158 Citroën C5 1.059 1.767 -40,1%
159 Jeep Cherokee 1.049 54 1842,6%
160 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.045 942 10,9%
161 Kia Soul 1.035 279 271,0%
162 Citroën DS4 1.006 1.668 -39,7%
163 Mercedes-Benz CLS 1.002 1.240 -19,2%
164 Citroën DS5 953 1.267 -24,8%
165 Volkswagen Touareg 915 1.718 -46,7%
166 Subaru XV 909 1.035 -12,2%
167 Citroën C4 Aircross 901 1.166 -22,7%
168 Volkswagen CC 887 1.308 -32,2%
169 Volvo S60 848 861 -1,5%
170 Land Rover Discovery 838 554 51,3%
171 Audi TT 829 887 -6,5%
172 Porsche 911 828 897 -7,7%
173 Renault Laguna 823 1.338 -38,5%
174 Seat Toledo 820 820 0,0%
175 Kia Sorento 811 462 75,5%
176 Audi A7/S7/RS7 811 688 17,9%
177 Suzuki Jimny 806 910 -11,4%
178 Range Rover 799 834 -4,2%
179 Fiat Ducato 763 202 277,7%
180 Lexus CT 757 631 20,0%
181 Suzuki SX4 687 2.433 -71,8%
182 BMW i3 682 482 41,5%
183 Lexus IS 663 889 -25,4%
184 Fiat Qubo 661 1.084 -39,0%
185 Toyota Prius 646 1.263 -48,9%
186 Volkswagen Jetta 645 1.029 -37,3%
187 Renault Koleos 641 592 8,3%
188 Suzuki Splash 637 1.083 -41,2%
189 Audi Q7 602 879 -31,5%
190 Toyota Corolla 584 420 39,0%
191 Tesla Model S 554 1.133 -51,1%
192 Mercedes-Benz SLK 530 657 -19,3%
193 Fiat Doblo 525 709 -26,0%
194 Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano Combi 514 1.873 -72,6%
195 Opel/Vauxhall Agila 510 944 -46,0%
196 BMW 6-series 498 536 -7,1%
197 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi 490 425 15,3%
198 Subaru Legacy/Outback 484 660 -26,7%
199 Opel/Vauxhall Antara 468 883 -47,0%
200 Toyota Land Cruiser 461 391 17,9%
201 SsangYong Korando 449 263 70,7%
202 Land Rover Freelander 445 1.119 -60,2%
203 BMW X6 435 637 -31,7%
204 BMW 7-series 429 523 -18,0%
205 Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun 426 293 45,4%
206 Toyota Prius+ 423 794 -46,7%
207 Mazda5 417 468 -10,9%
208 Audi A8/S8 403 487 -17,2%
209 Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 384 67 473,1%
210 Toyota Verso-S 370 693 -46,6%
211 Ford Transit Tourneo 364 277 31,4%
212 Jeep Wrangler 362 446 -18,8%
213 Suzuki Celerio 350 0 new
214 Porsche Panamera 348 554 -37,2%
215 Peugeot Expert Tepee 346 261 32,6%
216 Renault (Grand) Espace 345 619 -44,3%
217 Nissan NV200 Evalia 345 293 17,7%
218 Porsche Boxster 324 321 0,9%
219 Mercedes-Benz GL 315 369 -14,6%
220 Mitsubishi Lancer 313 303 3,3%
221 Suzuki Grand Vitara 296 781 -62,1%
222 Renault Fluence 292 385 -24,2%
223 Volvo S80 289 227 27,3%
224 Honda Accord 281 260 8,1%
225 Citroën C-Elysee 279 438 -36,3%
226 Fiat Sedici 273 465 -41,3%
227 Jaguar F-type 268 151 77,5%
228 Peugeot RCZ 259 490 -47,1%
229 Maserati Ghibli 259 80 223,8%
230 Lexus RX 258 378 -31,7%
231 Lancia/Chrysler Voyager 246 303 -18,8%
232 BMW Z4 236 306 -22,9%
233 Porsche Cayman 236 271 -12,9%
234 Fiat Bravo 231 629 -63,3%
235 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 230 251 -8,4%
236 Mazda MX-5 205 226 -9,3%
237 Kia Optima 202 176 14,8%
238 Lexus NX 202 134 50,7%
239 Peugeot 207 191 3.130 -93,9%
240 Opel/Vauxhall Cascada 191 321 -40,5%
241 Peugeot 4008 186 373 -50,1%
242 BMW i8 185 27 585,2%
243 Citroën Nemo Multispace 180 228 -21,1%
244 Infiniti Q50 172 41 319,5%
245 Peugeot Bipper Tepee 151 229 -34,1%
246 Lancia/Chrysler Delta 145 606 -76,1%
247 SsangYong Rexton 141 118 19,5%
248 Volvo XC90 140 749 -81,3%
249 Peugeot 301 134 244 -45,1%
250 Jeep Compass 130 485 -73,2%
251 Renault Twizy 126 167 -24,6%
252 Lada Niva 124 174 -28,7%
253 Jaguar XJ 120 177 -32,2%
254 Volkswagen Phaeton 119 180 -33,9%
255 Renault Trafic Passenger 114 978 -88,3%
256 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 113 602 -81,2%
257 Chevrolet Spark 109 2.533 -95,7%
258 Toyota GT86 108 292 -63,0%
259 Lexus GS 103 115 -10,4%
260 Subaru Impreza 100 185 -45,9%
261 Toyota iQ 95 319 -70,2%
262 Volkswagen Eos 93 216 -56,9%
263 Nissan Pathfinder 91 145 -37,2%
264 Bentley Continental GT/GTC 89 84 6,0%
265 Infiniti QX70 84 103 -18,4%
266 Mercedes-Benz SL 78 172 -54,7%
267 SsangYong Rodius/Stavic 77 70 10,0%
268 Opel/Vauxhall Ampera 69 378 -81,7%
269 Chevrolet Trax 68 2.422 -97,2%
270 Jaguar XK 59 104 -43,3%
271 Peugeot 107 57 3.669 -98,4%
272 Land Rover Defender 54 50 8,0%
273 Ferrari California 54 12 350,0%
274 Nissan Murano 53 83 -36,1%
275 Peugeot 807 48 176 -72,7%
276 Maserati Quattroporte 47 53 -11,3%
277 Citroën C8 41 189 -78,3%
278 Hyundai H1/Starex 40 41 -2,4%
279 Chevrolet Cruze 38 2.336 -98,4%
280 Subaru BRZ 38 43 -11,6%
281 Peugeot iOn 38 73 -47,9%
282 Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage 37 42 -11,9%
283 Lotus Elise 37 21 76,2%
284 Ferrari 458 Italia 36 47 -23,4%
285 Audi R8 34 42 -19,0%
286 Alfa Romeo 4C 33 1 3200,0%
287 Nissan 370Z 30 41 -26,8%
288 Bentley Flying Spur 29 58 -50,0%
289 Honda Insight 29 54 -46,3%
290 Maserati GranTurismo 28 29 -3,4%
291 Lamborghini Huracan 28 0 new
292 Hyundai Veloster 27 104 -74,0%
293 Chevrolet Aveo 26 1.500 -98,3%
294 Lotus Exige 26 26 0,0%
295 Renault Latitude 25 49 -49,0%
296 Infiniti Q70 25 17 47,1%
297 Tata Indica 22 61 -63,9%
298 Ferrari F12 21 39 -46,2%
299 Suzuki Kizashi 20 52 -61,5%
300 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 19 73 -74,0%
301 Great Wall Voleex C20R 19 31 -38,7%
302 Chevrolet Captiva 18 825 -97,8%
303 Chevrolet Orlando 17 798 -97,9%
304 Rolls Royce Wraith 17 20 -15,0%
305 Chevrolet Camaro 16 73 -78,1%
306 Lancia Thema/Chrysler 300C 16 121 -86,8%
307 Subaru Trezia 16 114 -86,0%
308 Aston Martin DBS 16 22 -27,3%
309 DR5 16 10 60,0%
310 Lamborghini Aventador 15 23 -34,8%
311 Maserati GranCabrio 14 6 133,3%
312 Volkswagen Golf Plus 12 5.453 -99,8%
313 Hyundai Genesis coupe 12 18 -33,3%
314 Infiniti QX50 12 10 20,0%
315 Ferrari FF 11 10 10,0%
316 Bentley Mulsanne 10 20 -50,0%
317 Aston Martin Vanquish 9 23 -60,9%
318 Honda CR-Z 8 29 -72,4%
319 Fiat Linea 8 48 -83,3%
320 Lotus Evora 8 7 14,3%
321 Citroën C-Zero 7 58 -87,9%
322 Rolls Royce Ghost 7 15 -53,3%
323 Aston Martin Rapide 7 19 -63,2%
324 Toyota Urban Cruiser 6 67 -91,0%
325 Rolls Royce Phantom 4 4 0,0%
326 Great Wall Steed 4 9 -55,6%
327 Tata Xenon 4 11 -63,6%
328 Jeep Patriot 4 1 300,0%
329 DR1 4 1 300,0%
330 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 3 40 -92,5%
331 Lamborghini Gallardo 3 13 -76,9%
332 Ford Fusion 3 6 -50,0%
333 SsangYong Actyon 3 5 -40,0%
334 Seat Exeo 2 379 -99,5%

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Year-to-date, the Skoda Octavia passes the Audi A3 to move into 9th place and it has a shot at the Nissan Qashqai’s 8th place by the end of the year. For the rest, the top-10 is likely to remain unchanged when 2014 comes to an end. Other interesting battles by the end of the year are between the Hyundai i10 and Renault Twingo, in 55th and 56th place YTD respectively, with less than 1.600 sales between them, while the Twingo outsold its rival by 1.201 units in November. Similarly in the minicar segment, the Citroën C1 is still behind the Ford Ka and Kia Picanto by the end of November, but at the current selling rates, the C1 will finish 2014 ahead of those to competitors.

In the compact segment, the Renault Megane needs to pull a rabbit out of its hat in December to prevent the Seat Leon from outselling it for the first year ever, while the Nissan Pulsar could end its first (partial) year of sales in the segment’s top-25 ahead of the dying Chevrolet Cruze and the Citroën C-Elysee.

The recently introduced Jeep Cherokee needs another strong December sales volume in order to leapfrog the dated Opel/Vauxhall Antara for the full year 2014, after already passing other geriatrics like the Renault Koleos and Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Despite outselling the Audi A1 by more than 2.100 units in November, the Mini is too far behind (almost 5.000 units) to retake the full-year 2014 crown of the premium small car segment.

One of the closest battles is for the top spot in the premium compact SUV segment, where the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 are separated by less than 100 units. In the premium large SUV segment, the Range Rover is still less than 200 units ahead of the Porsche Cayenne while the latter outsold it by more than 400 units in November after a horrible October score.

Models ranking January – November 2014

Model 2014 2013 change
1 Volkswagen Golf 486.553 425.892 14,2%
2 Ford Fiesta 288.835 270.885 6,6%
3 Renault Clio 274.029 260.298 5,3%
4 Volkswagen Polo 258.525 243.512 6,2%
5 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 230.863 222.194 3,9%
6 Ford Focus 206.644 209.385 -1,3%
7 Peugeot 208 199.733 221.910 -10,0%
8 Nissan Qashqai 187.985 189.464 -0,8%
9 Skoda Octavia 187.854 149.763 25,4%
10 Audi A3/S3/RS3 187.048 155.768 20,1%
11 Fiat 500 167.988 147.180 14,1%
12 Opel/Vauxhall Astra 166.185 184.903 -10,1%
13 Toyota Yaris 156.401 151.289 3,4%
14 BMW 3-series 156.051 186.509 -16,3%
15 Renault Captur 149.474 70.743 111,3%
16 Peugeot 308 146.147 90.912 60,8%
17 Volkswagen Passat 141.497 145.347 -2,6%
18 Fiat Panda 140.802 142.852 -1,4%
19 Volkswagen Tiguan 138.687 131.445 5,5%
20 Dacia Sandero 128.688 108.734 18,4%
21 Peugeot 2008 124.784 49.296 153,1%
22 Seat Leon 124.569 77.572 60,6%
23 Renault Megane 123.669 138.736 -10,9%
24 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 123.610 112.957 9,4%
25 Citroën C3 121.367 102.365 18,6%
26 BMW 1-series 120.606 141.654 -14,9%
27 Toyota Auris 118.913 104.308 14,0%
28 Dacia Duster 116.954 79.734 46,7%
29 Volkswagen Up! 116.417 119.230 -2,4%
30 Audi A4/S4/RS4 116.238 119.764 -2,9%
31 Opel/Vauxhall Mokka 114.638 63.918 79,4%
32 Mercedes-Benz A-Class 111.833 121.777 -8,2%
33 Citroën C4 (Grand) Picasso 109.408 77.798 40,6%
34 Skoda Fabia 108.480 117.247 -7,5%
35 Seat Ibiza 104.404 102.016 2,3%
36 Renault (Grand) Scenic 101.648 101.677 0,0%
37 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 92.759 99.165 -6,5%
38 BMW 5-series 91.145 99.335 -8,2%
39 Nissan Juke 89.774 99.256 -9,6%
40 Kia Sportage 89.649 84.263 6,4%
41 Fiat 500L 89.296 68.557 30,3%
42 Audi A1 88.641 90.916 -2,5%
43 Hyundai ix35 86.109 80.950 6,4%
44 Opel/Vauxhall Insignia 85.838 68.792 24,8%
45 Mini 83.773 88.310 -5,1%
46 Ford (Grand) C-Max 83.745 91.681 -8,7%
47 Volkswagen Touran 82.249 85.082 -3,3%
48 Fiat Punto 80.701 97.519 -17,2%
49 Audi A6/S6/RS6/Allroad 78.838 76.841 2,6%
50 Ford Kuga 78.709 58.871 33,7%
51 Mercedes-Benz B-Class 78.208 94.199 -17,0%
52 Hyundai i20 77.905 77.114 1,0%
53 Opel/Vauxhall Zafira 76.930 78.248 -1,7%
54 Hyundai i30 76.170 89.523 -14,9%
55 Hyundai i10 75.917 56.877 33,5%
56 Renault Twingo 74.365 72.649 2,4%
57 Peugeot 3008 73.054 75.980 -3,9%
58 Skoda Rapid 71.960 33.680 113,7%
59 Volvo V40 71.201 66.789 6,6%
60 Audi Q3 71.155 68.373 4,1%
61 Kia Cee’d 70.737 82.224 -14,0%
62 Toyota Aygo 62.719 59.453 5,5%
63 Nissan Note 61.889 29.206 111,9%
64 Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon 58.729 52.965 10,9%
65 Skoda Yeti 58.671 53.396 9,9%
66 BMW X1 58.051 58.322 -0,5%
67 Citroën C4 57.989 74.057 -21,7%
68 Nissan Micra 56.283 44.877 25,4%
69 Mini Countryman/Paceman 56.208 53.211 5,6%
70 Volvo XC60 56.009 41.321 35,5%
71 Audi Q5 55.917 52.948 5,6%
72 Kia Rio 54.823 54.448 0,7%
73 Mazda CX-5 53.702 46.240 16,1%
74 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva 53.075 53.438 -0,7%
75 Dacia Logan 50.782 23.432 116,7%
76 Ford B-Max 50.740 64.802 -21,7%
77 Citroën DS3 50.269 61.989 -18,9%
78 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan 50.076 0 new
79 Opel/Vauxhall Adam 50.042 42.670 17,3%
80 Ford Ka 49.860 47.300 5,4%
81 Toyota RAV4 49.832 43.389 14,8%
82 BMW 4-series 49.097 3.794 1194,1%
83 Kia Picanto 48.431 47.093 2,8%
84 Citroën C1 48.180 53.335 -9,7%
85 Smart Fortwo 47.754 61.218 -22,0%
86 Citroën C3 Picasso 46.707 55.745 -16,2%
87 Range Rover Evoque 46.157 48.101 -4,0%
88 Suzuki Swift 46.001 48.148 -4,5%
89 Mazda3 45.530 22.015 106,8%
90 Honda CR-V 45.277 43.275 4,6%
91 Volkswagen Transporter/Multivan 45.238 41.225 9,7%
92 Audi A5/S5/RS5 44.930 48.090 -6,6%
93 BMW X3 44.446 55.718 -20,2%
94 Skoda Superb 43.036 38.746 11,1%
95 Volkswagen Caddy Life 42.780 44.608 -4,1%
96 Ford Mondeo 41.701 46.467 -10,3%
97 Volvo V70/XC70 41.526 35.664 16,4%
98 Mercedes-Benz GLA 40.069 176 new
99 Volvo V60 39.818 37.477 6,2%
100 Peugeot 508 38.988 52.661 -26,0%
101 Honda Civic 38.758 40.696 -4,8%
102 Skoda Citigo 37.972 41.904 -9,4%
103 Alfa Romeo Giulietta 37.923 42.936 -11,7%
104 Mercedes-Benz CLA 35.264 25.576 37,9%
105 Honda Jazz 35.242 39.759 -11,4%
106 BMW X5 35.230 14.045 150,8%
107 Hyundai ix20 34.898 37.003 -5,7%
108 Suzuki S-Cross 33.667 6.257 438,1%
109 Citroën Berlingo Multispace 33.111 35.628 -7,1%
110 Peugeot 5008 32.461 39.220 -17,2%
111 Mitsubishi ASX 32.419 24.231 33,8%
112 Mitsubishi Outlander 31.339 19.267 62,7%
113 Volkswagen Sharan 31.253 28.992 7,8%
114 Ford S-Max 30.493 27.905 9,3%
115 Toyota Verso 30.237 31.798 -4,9%
116 Mazda6 29.283 30.552 -4,2%
117 Volkswagen Beetle 27.770 34.837 -20,3%
118 Toyota Avensis 26.713 32.173 -17,0%
119 Peugeot 108 25.600 0 new
120 Suzuki Alto 25.457 24.949 2,0%
121 Peugeot 107 24.322 52.179 -53,4%
122 Skoda Roomster 24.156 24.876 -2,9%
123 Range Rover Sport 24.132 14.333 68,4%
124 Citroën C4 Cactus 24.048 0 new
125 Kia Venga 23.868 28.380 -15,9%
126 Fiat Ducato 23.231 20.117 15,5%
127 Hyundai i40 23.057 27.854 -17,2%
128 Mazda2 22.682 22.414 1,2%
129 Seat Mii 22.571 26.650 -15,3%
130 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 22.085 27.034 -18,3%
131 Peugeot Partner Tepee/Ranch 22.055 24.380 -9,5%
132 Mercedes-Benz GLK 21.565 26.707 -19,3%
133 BMW 2-series 21.110 15 new
134 Renault Kangoo 21.057 20.185 4,3%
135 Kia Carens 21.054 12.928 62,9%
136 Seat Alhambra 20.625 17.341 18,9%
137 Mitsubishi Space Star/Mirage 19.731 12.858 53,5%
138 Dacia Lodgy 19.374 31.408 -38,3%
139 Jaguar XF 18.940 19.035 -0,5%
140 Dacia Dokker 18.491 17.959 3,0%
141 Citroën DS4 18.410 24.452 -24,7%
142 Ford Galaxy 18.086 17.009 6,3%
143 Citroën C5 16.934 23.390 -27,6%
144 Land Rover Freelander 16.831 19.960 -15,7%
145 Seat Altea 16.592 20.666 -19,7%
146 Suzuki SX4 16.533 26.387 -37,3%
147 Mercedes-Benz S-Class 16.503 7.632 116,2%
148 Volkswagen Touareg 16.226 15.380 5,5%
149 Fiat Freemont 16.197 17.682 -8,4%
150 Peugeot 207 15.945 46.860 -66,0%
151 Alfa Romeo MiTo 15.554 16.398 -5,1%
152 Mercedes-Benz Vito/Viano Combi 14.954 19.487 -23,3%
153 Volkswagen CC 14.918 16.847 -11,5%
154 Renault Laguna 14.869 16.329 -8,9%
155 Nissan X-Trail 13.943 5.308 162,7%
156 Nissan Leaf 13.781 10.178 35,4%
157 Porsche Macan 13.486 68 new
158 Subaru Forester 12.799 13.623 -6,0%
159 Suzuki Splash 12.726 14.603 -12,9%
160 Jeep Grand Cherokee 12.597 9.857 27,8%
161 Hyundai Santa Fe 12.395 9.933 24,8%
162 Porsche 911 12.164 11.463 6,1%
163 Citroën DS5 11.676 18.259 -36,1%
164 Toyota Corolla 11.635 4.087 184,7%
165 Opel/Vauxhall Agila 11.568 13.043 -11,3%
166 Range Rover 11.201 10.473 7,0%
167 Ford Ecosport 11.192 40 new
168 Porsche Cayenne 11.013 15.536 -29,1%
169 Citroën C4 Aircross 10.990 10.728 2,4%
170 Mercedes-Benz SLK 10.683 12.040 -11,3%
171 Volvo S60 10.546 9.626 9,6%
172 Land Rover Discovery 10.171 9.864 3,1%
173 Seat Toledo 10.099 12.792 -21,1%
174 Chevrolet Spark 10.039 35.386 -71,6%
175 Suzuki Jimny 9.957 9.897 0,6%
176 Audi Q7 9.817 10.304 -4,7%
177 Subaru XV 9.767 11.464 -14,8%
178 Fiat Qubo 9.530 12.154 -21,6%
179 Kia Soul 9.463 2.993 216,2%
180 Mercedes-Benz CLS 9.392 14.046 -33,1%
181 Lexus CT 9.299 8.765 6,1%
182 Chevrolet Trax 9.203 15.910 -42,2%
183 Audi TT 9.184 11.687 -21,4%
184 Lexus IS 9.091 5.580 62,9%
185 Volkswagen Scirocco 9.086 11.049 -17,8%
186 Volkswagen Jetta 8.969 13.376 -32,9%
187 BMW X4 8.766 20 new
188 Mercedes-Benz V-Class 8.714 7 new
189 Renault Zoe 8.612 7.545 14,1%
190 Kia Sorento 8.461 7.131 18,7%
191 Ford Tourneo Connect 8.300 0 new
192 BMW i3 8.237 1.005 719,6%
193 Renault Trafic Passenger 8.046 8.918 -9,8%
194 Opel/Vauxhall Antara 7.925 14.654 -45,9%
195 Audi A7/S7/RS7 7.667 8.419 -8,9%
196 Jeep Cherokee 7.547 402 1777,4%
197 Toyota Prius 7.535 14.521 -48,1%
198 Tesla Model S 7.484 2.648 182,6%
199 Chevrolet Cruze 7.352 32.807 -77,6%
200 BMW 6-series 7.323 8.031 -8,8%
201 Renault Koleos 6.860 7.413 -7,5%
202 Volvo XC90 6.833 6.876 -0,6%
203 Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro Tour 6.827 7.022 -2,8%
204 Renault (Grand) Espace 6.786 7.578 -10,5%
205 Ford Tourneo Custom 6.600 4.200 57,1%
206 Volkswagen Golf Plus 6.370 54.511 -88,3%
207 Fiat Doblo 6.349 7.118 -10,8%
208 Audi A8/S8 6.236 5.056 23,3%
209 Mazda5 6.201 7.921 -21,7%
210 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.859 4.862 20,5%
211 Subaru Legacy/Outback 5.858 7.113 -17,6%
212 Toyota Verso-S 5.817 8.258 -29,6%
213 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Combi 5.748 4.745 21,1%
214 Opel/Vauxhall Cascada 5.726 5.396 6,1%
215 Mazda MX-5 5.629 5.797 -2,9%
216 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5.593 8.346 -33,0%
217 Citroën C-Elysee 5.585 6.649 -16,0%
218 Peugeot RCZ 5.518 7.064 -21,9%
219 Toyota Prius+ 5.393 9.750 -44,7%
220 Nissan Pulsar 5.379 0 new
221 Porsche Panamera 5.313 5.184 2,5%
222 BMW Z4 5.108 5.689 -10,2%
223 Renault Fluence 5.043 6.326 -20,3%
224 Nissan NV200 Evalia 4.907 5.083 -3,5%
225 Jeep Wrangler 4.875 5.159 -5,5%
226 Ford Transit Tourneo 4.790 10.947 -56,2%
227 Porsche Boxster 4.760 5.674 -16,1%
228 BMW 7-series 4.737 5.616 -15,7%
229 Jeep Compass 4.640 6.123 -24,2%
230 SsangYong Korando 4.462 2.955 51,0%
231 Mitsubishi Pajero/Montero/Shogun 4.424 3.125 41,6%
232 Jaguar F-type 4.409 2.641 66,9%
233 BMW X6 4.310 8.074 -46,6%
234 Lexus RX 4.160 5.303 -21,6%
235 Jeep Renegade 4.142 0 new
236 Peugeot Expert Tepee 4.049 3.703 9,3%
237 Mercedes-Benz Citan Combi 3.986 2.085 91,2%
238 Maserati Ghibli 3.981 181 2099,4%
239 Lancia/Chrysler Delta 3.959 8.139 -51,4%
240 Mercedes-Benz GL 3.906 4.572 -14,6%
241 Lancia/Chrysler Voyager 3.760 3.596 4,6%
242 Chevrolet Aveo 3.734 21.770 -82,8%
243 Fiat Bravo 3.602 8.647 -58,3%
244 Toyota iQ 3.518 5.143 -31,6%
245 Mitsubishi Lancer 3.488 2.704 29,0%
246 Honda Accord 3.244 4.267 -24,0%
247 Fiat Sedici 3.213 5.491 -41,5%
248 Kia Optima 3.146 3.072 2,4%
249 Volkswagen Eos 3.120 3.613 -13,6%
250 Porsche Cayman 3.002 3.125 -3,9%
251 Chevrolet Orlando 2.906 12.763 -77,2%
252 Chevrolet Captiva 2.905 12.381 -76,5%
253 Volvo S80 2.840 2.977 -4,6%
254 Peugeot 301 2.676 3.732 -28,3%
255 Mercedes-Benz SL 2.563 3.225 -20,5%
256 Toyota GT86 2.512 5.786 -56,6%
257 Peugeot 4008 2.363 3.704 -36,2%
258 Citroën Nemo Multispace 2.324 2.833 -18,0%
259 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2.229 2.441 -8,7%
260 Infiniti Q50 2.209 160 1280,6%
261 Subaru Impreza 2.174 1.812 20,0%
262 Renault Twizy 2.112 2.850 -25,9%
263 Peugeot Bipper Tepee 2.055 2.968 -30,8%
264 Lexus GS 1.923 1.698 13,3%
265 Ford Tourneo Courier 1.900 0 new
266 SsangYong Rexton 1.807 1.065 69,7%
267 Jaguar XJ 1.796 2.143 -16,2%
268 Peugeot 807 1.768 2.810 -37,1%
269 Nissan Pathfinder 1.714 1.739 -1,4%
270 Citroën C8 1.712 2.751 -37,8%
271 Volkswagen Phaeton 1.679 1.660 1,1%
272 Jaguar XK 1.542 1.304 18,3%
273 Bentley Continental GT/GTC 1.493 1.594 -6,3%
274 Lada Niva 1.355 1.502 -9,8%
275 Smart Forfour 1.343 0 new
276 Ferrari 458 Italia 1.262 1.210 4,3%
277 Land Rover Defender 1.051 752 39,8%
278 SsangYong Rodius/Stavic 1.049 872 20,3%
279 Infiniti QX70 947 1.204 -21,3%
280 Alfa Romeo 4C 928 21 4319,0%
281 BMW i8 901 61 1377,0%
282 Chevrolet Camaro 891 1.361 -34,5%
283 Hyundai H1/Starex 864 1.098 -21,3%
284 Opel/Vauxhall Ampera 860 2.433 -64,7%
285 Lexus NX 841 134 527,6%
286 Audi R8 796 977 -18,5%
287 Hyundai Veloster 756 2.743 -72,4%
288 Maserati Quattroporte 749 399 87,7%
289 Aston Martin V8/V12 Vantage 663 677 -2,1%
290 Nissan 370Z 635 693 -8,4%
291 Mitsubishi i-MiEV 603 856 -29,6%
292 Citroën C-Zero 603 610 -1,1%
293 Nissan Murano 583 1.033 -43,6%
294 Bentley Flying Spur 583 257 126,8%
295 Subaru BRZ 574 829 -30,8%
296 Peugeot iOn 526 436 20,6%
297 Honda Insight 522 1.194 -56,3%
298 Renault Latitude 466 572 -18,5%
299 Lancia Thema/Chrysler 300C 442 2.371 -81,4%
300 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 405 536 -24,4%
301 Ferrari F12 400 612 -34,6%
302 Ferrari California 393 328 19,8%
303 Maserati GranTurismo 364 475 -23,4%
304 Subaru Trezia 352 1.368 -74,3%
305 Suzuki Celerio 350 0 new
306 Toyota Urban Cruiser 349 1.205 -71,0%
307 Great Wall Voleex C20R 334 210 59,0%
308 Chevrolet Malibu 331 2.110 -84,3%
309 Tata Indica 308 734 -58,0%
310 Aston Martin Vanquish 303 355 -14,6%
311 Rolls Royce Wraith 299 56 433,9%
312 Honda CR-Z 284 677 -58,1%
313 Lotus Elise 261 189 38,1%
314 Lotus Exige 253 224 12,9%
315 Suzuki Kizashi 253 489 -48,3%
316 Aston Martin DBS 247 293 -15,7%
317 Seat Exeo 234 6.862 -96,6%
318 Lamborghini Aventador 232 221 5,0%
319 Hyundai Genesis coupe 232 253 -8,3%
320 Maserati GranCabrio 216 249 -13,3%
321 Mitsubishi Colt 216 7.552 -97,1%
322 Fiat Linea 203 583 -65,2%
323 Lamborghini Huracan 197 0 new
324 Rolls Royce Ghost 174 246 -29,3%
325 Volvo C70 170 1.940 -91,2%
326 Bentley Mulsanne 166 146 13,7%
327 Ferrari FF 164 195 -15,9%
328 Aston Martin Rapide 153 233 -34,3%
329 Infiniti QX50 139 120 15,8%
330 Nissan Pixo 131 3.211 -95,9%
331 Infiniti Q70 126 302 -58,3%
332 Lancia Flavia 121 440 -72,5%
333 Rolls Royce Phantom 101 115 -12,2%
334 Volvo C30 99 2.336 -95,8%
335 Lotus Evora 95 105 -9,5%
336 Lamborghini Gallardo 91 192 -52,6%
337 DR5 85 192 -55,7%
338 Renault Wind 45 369 -87,8%
339 Great Wall Steed 43 33 30,3%
340 Peugeot 206 43 2.457 -98,2%
341 Tata Xenon 35 179 -80,4%
342 Ford Fusion 33 43 -23,3%
343 Mercedes-Benz R-Class 28 1.101 -97,5%
344 SsangYong Actyon 27 88 -69,3%
345 Jeep Patriot 25 15 66,7%
346 Volvo V50 20 319 -93,7%
347 DR1 13 188 -93,1%
348 Alfa Romeo 159 12 291 -95,9%
349 Lancia Musa 11 1.243 -99,1%
350 Renault (Grand) Modus 10 5.141 -99,8%
351 Daihatsu Cuore/Charade 5 130 -96,2%
352 Renault Symbol/Thalia 5 1.046 -99,5%
353 Saab 9-5 5 40 -87,5%
354 Volvo S40/V40 4 177 -97,7%
355 Mazda CX-7 3 1.048 -99,7%
356 Peugeot 4007 3 287 -99,0%
357 Daihatsu Sirion 2 66 -97,0%
358 SsangYong Kyron 2 1 100,0%
359 Citroën C-Crosser 2 110 -98,2%
360 Dodge Journey 2 25 -92,0%

 

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