Volkswagen Golf retains European "top-spot" in November – JATO Dynamics
The Volkswagen Polo, with sales up 1.2% in November, retains second place while Ford’s Fiesta claims third, despite sales decreasing 13.5% in November.
Within the top ten brands Volkswagen and Audi continue to perform strongly, with sales increases of 13.5% and 8.9% respectively during November. The remainder of the top ten brands experience a decrease during November compared to last year.
Outside the top ten, Lexus posts sales 128.9% higher than November 2010 thanks to the success of its CT200h small premium hybrid model, and Jeep continues to benefit from the Fiat group’s marketing and distribution power, with sales up 77.7%
Within the top ten models, Volkswagen’s Passat continues to be very popular, experiencing the biggest growth, up 120.3% in November and by 44.1% year-to-date.
Commenting on the findings, Gareth Hession, vice president, Research at JATO, said: 'The decline in sales during November is further evidence that the new car market continues to be at the mercy of poor European economic conditions. Despite this, however, there are certain makes that continue to appeal to consumers, demonstrated by the strong sales performances of Volkswagen and Audi in November.'