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Europe’s 2011 new car market analysed
Out of the top ten brands only the German brands Mercedes, Volkswagen, BMW and Audi and ended 2011 with no decrease in sales, according to market analysis from Jato Dynamics.
Three of the top ten models experienced growth during 2011 compared to the previous year, notably Volkswagen’s Passat which saw an increase in sales of 46.5% following the launch of the new version earlier in the year.
There are also some good news stories for models outside the top ten including Peugeot’s new 508 which saw sales increase to almost three times those achieved by its predecessor, the 407, in 2010.
Other models that recorded significant sales increases in 2011 include the new Ford CMax/ Grand C-Max, Citroën C4, BMW X3 and Kia Sportage.