29 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Polo sales hold strong in Europe as October 2012 figures are released

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While the Volkswagen Golf was once again Europe’s best-selling car in October according to the latest figures released by Jato Dynamics, the Polo still posted an entry in the top five of the sales chart. Last month, 22,817 Polos were sold, putting in fifth place, and making it the fourth best-selling small car behind the Ford Fiesta, the new Peugeot 208 and Renault Clio. However, when year-to-date sales are taken into account, the Polo trumps them all bar the Fiesta, and sits in third place – the Golf is 2012’s best-selling car in Europe with one month to go. The German company also had two more reasons to celebrate – its Tiguan SUV and Up city car saw improved sales when compared to the same period last year. New car sales in Europe fell again last month, but at a slower rate. Europe’s top 10 best-selling passenger cars during October 2012 and for the year-to-date (unit sales figure and position in brackets) are as follows:

1 Volkswagen Golf: 33,156 (373,036, 1st)
2 Ford Fiesta: 26,145 (264,122, 2nd)
3 Peugeot 208: 23,352
4 Renault Clio: 23,301 (203,388, 6th)
5 Volkswagen Polo: 22,817 (247,519, 3rd)
6 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa: 18,649 (229,563, 4th)
7 Opel/Vauxhall Astra: 18,079 (200,865, 7th)
8 Ford Focus: 17,779 (207,715, 5th)
9 Fiat Panda: 17,377
10 Nissan Qashqai: 16,720 (177,795, 8th)

(The 2012 year-to-date Europe top 10 best-selling cars absent from October’s sales figures are the Renault Megane in ninth place with 169,356 units sold and the Volkswagen Passat, selling 166,297 units in tenth place.)

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