European sales of midsized crossovers are up 43% in the first half of 2021, making it the best performing segment in Europe and obviously beating the stable overall market, up 26%. With a total of just over 560,000 deliveries, midsized crossovers now make up 8.7% of the total European car market, up from 7.6% in the first six months of 2020. When compared to the first half of 2019, the midsized crossover segment is down 4% in a market down 22%.
The Ford Kuga is taking control of the class with sales tripling on last year, when it was in a model changeover. The Kuga outsold the Toyota RAV4 by 2,000 units in the second quarter and is now ahead by 6,800 sales year-to-date. The RAV4 is up 50% on last year and has grabbed a 10% share of the class. Last year’s leader Mercedes-Benz GLC started 2021 in fourth place, but in Q2 it was only at #8 and therefore drops to fifth place year-to-date, and third among luxury models with sales down 5%. The leading luxury model is the Volvo XC60 with sales up 32%, but the BMW X3 was the top seller in Q2, selling 1,200 units more than the XC60 and 4,300 more than the GLC. The Skoda Kodiaq and Peugeot 5008 sold almost exactly the same number in Q2 but were outsold by the all-electric Volkswagen ID.4 which is up into 9th place overall year-to-date. The ID.4’s sibling Skoda Enyaq is up to 14th place year-to-date thanks to a #10 score in Q2. The Mercedes-Benz GLB completes the top-10, well ahead of the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, both of which gain just over a quarter of their sales from last year. The latter was outsold in Q2 by its sibling model Seat Tarraco, up 39% year-on-year.
The DS7 Crossback is up 11% and stays ahead of the Land Rover Discovery Sport, up 6%. The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC moves ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander which loses almost half of its sales as it nears the end of its life cycle and its successor has not yet been announced for Europe, despite already being on sale in most other markets including the United States. The Honda CR-V is up 4% and loses half a percentage point of share. The Jaguar F-Pace is up 52% and outsells the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, up 31% while the BMW X4 (-3%) outsells the Porsche Macan, up 7%. The Lexus NX is up 26% despite being in the final stages of its life cycle. The Range Rover Velar is up 12% and now outsells the Nissan X-Trail which is due to be renewed. The Ford Mustang Mach-E was in 17th place in Q2 and moves into the #27 spot year-to-date, already ahead of the Jaguar I-Pace. We also welcome the Hyundai Ioniq 5 to the ranking at #31.
|Midsized SUV segment||2021-H1||2020-H1||Change||2021 share||2020 share|
|12||Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (est.)||15.999||12.673||26%||2,9%||3,2%|
|16||Land Rover Discovery Sport||10.735||10.135||6%||1,9%||2,6%|
|21||Alfa Romeo Stelvio||8.336||6.357||31%||1,5%||1,6%|
|25||Range Rover Velar||6.995||6.267||12%||1,2%||1,6%|
|27||Ford Mustang Mach-E||5.706||0||New||1,0%||0,0%|
|31||Hyundai Ioniq 5||1.408||0||New||0,3%||0,0%|
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.