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Europe January 2011: VW Golf and Polo dominate

The European car market is stable in January, down only 1% at 1,070,231 registrations thanks to France and Germany holding well. The VW Golf is distant leader at 38,860 sales and 3.6%, and the VW Polo is back to #2 with 28,882 sals and 2.7%. Both are very close to their 2010 shares.

The Ford Fiesta is down 31% on January 2010 in 3rd, followed by the Renault Clio (-21%) and the Opel Corsa (-2%). The Opel Astra is up 7% in 6th place with 21,603 registrations and 2% of the market. The only other model to be up on January 2010 is the Ford Focus in 9th.

Full Top 10 Ranking Table below.

Europe January 2011:

Pos Model Jan % /10 Dec 2010 % Pos
1 VW Golf 38,860 3.6% -2% 1 492,556 3.6% 1
2 VW Polo 28,882 2.7% -9% 4 354,068 2.6% 3
3 Ford Fiesta 27,012 2.5% -31% 6 402,207 2.9% 2
4 Renault Clio 25,525 2.4% -21% 3 338,245 2.5% 4
5 Opel Corsa 22,608 2.1% -2% 2 317,950 2.3% 5
6 Opel Astra 21,603 2.0% +7% 7 291,219 2.1% 7
7 Peugeot 207 20,742 1.9% -17% 5 305,468 2.2% 6
8 Fiat Punto 20,718 1.9% -26% 8 257,645 1.9% 10
9 Ford Focus 20,673 1.9% +1% 11 262,500 1.9% 8
10 Renault Megane 19,369 1.8% -6% 9 260,542 1.9% 9

Note: The European figures include the 27 European Union countries minus Bulgaria, Romania and Malta, plus Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.

Source: JATO

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