June 24, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Total car sales for 2016's Q1 increased by 8.1% compared to 2015.


2016’s first quarter is a quite reliable sample of how car market is evolving in Europe. The total sales for January - March amounted to 3.93 million, demonstrating an increase of 8.1% compared to 2015.

Golf remains still on the top of the list and it is quite unlikely to lose its position in the near future, despite its 2% drop when compared to the first quarter of 2015.

Second in place is the Ford Fiesta with 84,150 units sold (down 4%). Third is the Polo with 81,054 cars sold (up 3%), followed by the Renault Clio (77,762 cars sold) and Vauxhall Corsa with 74,049 cars sold.

Peugeot 208 rose to the sixth place (68,900 cars sold) achieving a 13% increase in their sales. The last four on the list are the Nissan Qashqai (66,238 cars), the new Vauxhall Astra (61,478 units), the Ford Focus (60.348 units sold) and the Skoda Octavia that sold 58.609 cars.