The Peugeot 208 supermini has ended the Volkswagen Golf household hatchback’s 15-year reign as Europe’s hottest new automotive.
Towards the backdrop of varied challenges, together with the worldwide scarcity of chips, hovering inflation and the power disaster, general automotive registrations in Europe declined by 4.1% to 11,309,310.
Nevertheless, the Peugeot 208 achieved 208,816 registrations, whereas the VW Golf (177,203) dropped to fifth within the rankings, behind the Dacia Sandero in second (200,550 items), Volkswagen T-Roc (181,153) and Fiat 500 (179,863).
The power of the general Volkswagen mannequin vary ensured that it remained Europe’s greatest promoting automotive model, with 1.2 billion gross sales – a 6% decline on 2021.
It was adopted by Toyota (down 8% at 766,227), Mercedes-Benz (down 1% at 647,880), BMW (down 5% at 646,526) and Peugeot (down 15% to 623,825)
In accordance with the figures launched by JATO Dynamics, Tesla’s market share soared from 1.43% in 2021 to 2.06% in 2022, outselling Seat, Mini, and Suzuki, and solely trailing Nissan by 4,300 vehicles.
This development was pushed by the Mannequin Y, Europe’s best-selling electrical car, with simply over 138,000 registered items. The fully-electric SUV was Europe’s thirteenth hottest automotive general in 2022, pipping the Mannequin 3 (seventeenth).