European sales 2019-Q3 large MPV segment



  • Segment down 8% YTD, holds a stable 0,6% share of the European new car market.
  • Ford S-Max reclaims lead of the segment thanks to a strong Q3, helping it return to positive territory YTD
  • Ford Galaxy is the only other nameplate in the positive YTD, at +12% despite stable sales in Q3
  • Seat Alhambra and VW Sharan lose 3 percentage points of share compared to the first three quarters of 2018, but VW Group is still the biggest seller in the segment at 45,8% vs 41,7% for Ford
  • Renault Espace the biggest loser of the segment at -21%
  • Sales of SsangYong Rodius have ended in Q3, just 74 sales for the quarter and just 2 deliveries in September.

Large MPV segment 2019 Q1-Q3 2018 Q1-Q3 Change Share
1 Ford S-Max 17.888 17.502 2% 26,4%
2 Seat Alhambra 16.440 18.659 -12% 24,3%
3 Volkswagen Sharan 14.545 16.861 -14% 21,5%
4 Ford Galaxy 10.367 9.256 12% 15,3%
5 Renault Espace 8.143 10.354 -21% 12,0%
6 SsangYong Rodius / Stavic 341 1.254 -73% 0,5%
Segment total 67.724 73.886 -8%

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Car sales statistics are from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC, JATO Dynamics.

  1. I have a soft spot for the SsangYong Rodius. Although it was not engineered well, one version could seat 11 people! Also, the exterior was vastly improved on the second-generation model, and a actually quite like it.

    1. And I have a soft spot for one of the best designs in the business. This car car used to sell 5x more 10 years ago and was / is considered the Mother of All EU MPV’s. 2 Happy owners live in my street, and especially at night the white/chrome silhouette keeps me up at night. I am talking the mighty, premium and fantastic looking … ESPACE!. New version due out early 2020 has an even better dash / interior / connectivity. Emotions, emotions ….

      1. The 2015 Espace was a styling feat, but it seemed a little unfinished. Hopefully Renault finishes the 2020 Espace: then sales will probably (hopefully) begin to pick back up.

  2. Espace is a ‘voiture extraordinaire’, but doesn’t belong in this segment. Renault knowingly changed the car into a crossover and that’s how they are calling it themselves.

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