After discussing the October 2015 European auto brands sales, let’s look at which models have been selling well this month. Volkswagen places three models in the top-5 for the third time in four months, with the Polo back in 2nd place behind the Golf fir the first time since July. The Renault Clio recovers from its off-month in September to climb back onto the podium ahead of its rival Ford Fiesta, even though both are down 13% or more on October 2014. The Opel/Vauxhall Corsa is under threat from the recently facelifted Peugeot 208, which makes it five subcompact cars in the top-7 for the second time this year, after August.
The Peugeot 308 moves past the Skoda Octavia into #8 to become the best selling compact car behind the unattainable Volkswagen Golf, as the Ford Focus is out of the top-10 for the first time since February. The Peugeot 2008 is back above the Opel/Vauxhall Mokka at #20 vs. #23 for the first time since May, but the Renault Captur still reigns supreme in the small crossover segment in 15th place. The Nissan Juke in 48th place is now threatened by the Fiat 500X (#49). And one place down we find the Fiat Punto making a surprise return to the top-50 with sales up 15%. I’ve been told Fiat dealers have been given incentives of up to € 3.000,- on unsold Punto’s to clear stocks of the outdated model. [Read more…]