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Volkswagen continues to lead European sales table

ANALYSIS of the top-selling car manufacturers across Europe for the year to date has shown Volkswagen remains at the top of the table.

The manufacturer is ahead of Opel/Vauxhall in second place and Ford in third. Jato Dynamics’ analysts said new model introductions continue to be the most important factor in driving sales growth for manufacturers.

In terms of model sales, the Fiat Grande Punto was Europe’s best-selling car, with the Peugeot 207 in second place and the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa third.

Manufacturer Jan-Feb 07 Jan-Feb 06 Variance
Volkswagen 223,233 242,472 -7.9%
Opel/Vauxhall 199,066 191,748 +3.8%
Ford 196,457 193,278 +1.6%
Renault 182,743 205,980 -11.3%
Peugeot 172,787 180,249 -4.1%
Fiat 161,313 153,752 +4.9%
Citroen 155,655 156,601 -0.6%
Toyota 147,203 124,651 +18.1%
Mercedes-Benz 101,948 102,448 -0.5%
Audi 94,646 92,130 +2.7%

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