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Old 3rd May 2007, 14:20   #1
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Default European car Sales-some successes and many hypes

Many European car manufacturers launch cars in India touting it as a success and the best car to have landed on Indian shores. Minor fortunes are spent on automotive media, taking them to cool European climes, and testing the cars on the german autobahn. Of course, the media is enamoured, gives a glowing report, and prelaunch hype is built. Here are European sales of some of the cars that are sold in India (first figure is 2005 and 2nd for 2006). As can be seen, some are genuine successes while others are for you to decide.

otal Sales 15555166 15440919
Logan 40926 23419
Alto 6748 25928
Ignis 30075 51145
Swift 92857 55655
SX4 22210 3
TATA 3103 3312
Fabia 213515 207924
Octavia 203313 188127
Roomster 13558
Superb 14017 17273
Punto Grande 400996 265438
Passat 331801 258364
BMW 3 series 289429 241805
BMW 5 series 125381 131110
BMW 6 series 8346 9377
BMW 7 series 11857 12163
Merc C class 141115 174960
Merc CL class 1384 831
Merc CLK class 27533 34424
Merc CLS class 20238 19891
Merc E class 110288 123712
Merc G class 1431 1723
Merc GL class 2983 7
Merc M class 58362 32006
Merc R class 11720 252
Merc S class 24808 12345
Merc SL class 4961 5716
Merc SLK class 27123 36721
Punto Grande 400996 265438
Sedici 16005 170
Ford Fiesta 353644 325838
Ford Focus 418567 409379
Mondeo 131695 162979
Volvo S40 30824 36151
Volvo S60 21430 28239
Volvo S80 12462 10109
Kalos/Aveo 54402 57929
Matiz/Spark 60177 56428
Accord 33063 36118
City 3244 1
Civic 99480 74163
CR-V 43561 48422
Accent 18334 25620
Amica/Atos 42382 37523
Elantra 3987 7229
Getz/Tb-Getz 82620 97899
Sonata/Sonica 9603 8098
Lancer 14755 15044
X-Trail 40527 51897
Clio 431702 337105
Megane 267168 342370
Scenic/Grand Scenic 258033 302198
Wagon R+ 5167 15887
Aygo 96241 21361
Celica 1684 4535
Corolla 163586 181366
Corolla Verso 90049 86743
Land Cruiser 28315 35434
Yaris 238334 209142
Audi A2 421 13006
Audi A3/S3 202695 191052
Audi A4/S4/RS4 238731 257299
Audi Q7 33245 693
Golf 415995 476717
Golf Plus 128132 105255
Jetta 48808 9490
Passat 331801 258364
Phaeton 3445 4476
Polo 294993 275259
Touareg 37137 43180

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Good compilation.
Are these figures for Jan-Dec or Apr-March?
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Jan-Dec and this is from Automotive News Data Center which is the most authoritative source and most quoted.
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[FONT=Courier][SIZE=2]Forgot to mention that the above Europe sales by model are compiled using sales data from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovekia, Slovenia,
Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

As you can see, Romania is not present which accounts for more than 90% of Logan's sales. Also Russia.
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In general, most of the cars have sold less in 2006 than in 2005. Is this saying something?
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The Euro market is a stagnant one - and sales will not resemble a growing market's. This is highlighted by the total figures themselves.
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Yes because of lower sales in UK, France and Spain.
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Europeans are also feeling pinch of fuel price hike and are opting for small fuel efficient cars. Nice to see manufactured in India cars (Alto/Getz etc.) are picking up sales.
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Here are the top 25 selling models in Europe during 2006:
VW Golf 415995 476717
Peugeot206/206SW 230844 412745
Ford Focus 418567 409379
Peugeot307/307SW306704 376021
Opel Astra 332679 358071
Renault Megane 267168 342370
Renault Clio 431702 337105
Ford Fiesta 353644 325838
Renault Scenic 258033 302198
VW Polo 294993 275259
Fiat PuntoGrande400996 265438
VW Passat 331801 258364
Audi A4/S4/RS4 238731 257299
BMW 3 series 289429 241805
Citroen C3 210700 240390
Fiat Panda 231208 217886
Toyota Yaris 238334 209142
Skoda Fabia 213515 207924
Peugeot 407/407SW 161824 202300
Citroen C4 184691 199494
Opel Corsa 209765 197335
Audi A3/S3 202695 191052
Skoda Octavia 203313 188127
Toyota Corolla 163586 181366
Merc C class 141115 174960
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