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Europe 2003: Peugeot 206 most popular, Golf down to #2

Peugeot 206

5 years after its launch and after missing the title by only 500 units last year, the Peugeot 206 finally becomes the best selling car in Europe in 2003. It is the first time a Peugeot ever achieves this feat, and only the second time in 21 years the VW Golf is not #1 (after the Fiat Punto ranked first in 1997).

The Peugeot 206 leads with 545,950 sales (-7%), a comfortable margin over the Golf which is under the 500,000 sales mark for the first time in over 15 years. The Golf 5, launched in November 2003, should bring the spark back into the nameplate’s sales next year. The Renault Clio is down 8% at 459,820 sales but gains one spot to land on the podium in 3rd place for the first time since 1992.

Renault Clio

The Ford Focus is down 11% and one spot in 4th, the Peugeot 307 stays strong in 5th position with 446,200 units (+2%) and the Renault Megane is back in the Top 10 with 326,000 sales (+27%).

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

Europe Full Year 2003:

Pos Model 2003 03/02 2002 Pos
1 Peugeot 206 545,950 -7% 587,100 2
2 VW Golf 499,000 -15% 587,600 1
3 Renault Clio 459,820 -8% 497,700 4
4 Ford Focus 456,810 -11% 514,450 3
5 Peugeot 307 446,200 2% 437,100 5
6 Fiat Punto 366,400 -12% 414,500 7
7 Opel Corsa 359,600 -12% 410,900 8
8 VW Polo 336,050 -4% 351,500 9
9 Opel Astra 333,350 -21% 421,600 6
10 Renault Megane 326,000 27% 256,000 15

Source: JATO

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