We’ve been able to find more detailed European car sales data for several models, which have now been added to the car sales search tool in the top right corner of this website. This is data you might not find anywhere else on the internet, so make sure you check it out if you’re interested!
Historical data has been added for the following models:
- Alpina B3 and D3, the sporty models based on the BMW 3-series. We even have separate data for the gasoline and diesel versions.
- Aston Martin Virage, only produced in 2011 and 2012 for a production total of just over 1.000 units, almost half of which were registered in Europe
- Aston Martin Cygnet, the minicar based on the Toyota IQ, produced for just 3 years, between 2011 and 2013.
- McLaren MP4-12C and its replacement McLaren 650S, the British Ferrari 458-challengers. Sales are still just a fraction of their Italian rival.
- DR CityCross, a rebadged Chinese Chery Riich X1, assembled and sold in Italy by DR Motor of Massimo Di Risio.
- Mahindra XUV500, the Indian large SUV which is sold in just a handful of European countries.
And we’ve added a few new models to our database that have been around for a while, but weren’t yet available in our search tool:
- Hyundai Genesis, the large luxury sedan from the Korean manufacturer, which had a sales target of just 1.000 annual units in Europe, but is still very far from that figure in monthly sales.
- Ford Tourneo Courier, the small sibling of the Tourneo Connect, and competitor to the Fiat Qubo and its French clones.
A couple of new models that have been introduced recently and which will feature in our monthly report for May for the first time:
- Jaguar XE, the BMW 3-series challenger that is expected (and hoped) to do better than its predecessor Jaguar X-type.
- Mazda CX-3 and SsangYong Tivoli, two new small crossovers which will compete in Europe’s hottest segment against the Renault Captur, Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade among others.
- Opel Karl / Vauxhall Viva, the new minicar that replaces the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and should help the brand challenge Ford and Renault for the 2nd place in the European brand ranking.
- Renault Kadjar, the Nissan Qashqai-based midsized crossover/SUV that should be able to make it into the segment’s top-4 next year.
We’ve found 2014 sales of a number of small (sports) car makers and low-volume (sports) cars:
- Alpina, the German manufacturer that builds is models based on BMW clocked record sales last year
- Caterham, the Malaysian-owned British producer of kit-cars and Lotus 7-type models saw sales decline for the fourth consecutive year
- Morgan, the family-owned British maker of classic sports cars and a Harley Davidson-engined three wheeler also had lower sales in 2014 than in the previous years.
- Corvette almost tripled sales of the all-American sports car thanks to the new 7th generation, named C7 Stingray.
- Ferrari sold more than 100 units of its hybrid supercar LaFerrari in Europe. With a sold-out total production of 499 units, that probably means it’s all we’ll get in this continent.
- Grey-market imports of the Ford Mustang, the American muscle-car that will be officially imported to Europe for the first time ever this year, slightly declined last year, as buyers await the new generation.
- The Nissan GT-R, a.k.a. Godzilla, actually improved its sales last year, despite being on the market virtually unchanged since 2009.
I hope you enjoy it!