September 18, 2021

Europe April 2021: Market off -22.7% on 2019, Toyota, Land Rover and Mini stand out, Peugeot manages 1-2 again

Land Rover sales are up 26.1% on two years ago in a market down -22.7%.

02/06 update: Now with Top 100 models.

28/05 update: Now with Top 10 models.

Preliminary data from ACEA show new car sales in Europe (EU+EFTA+UK) up 255.9% year-on-year in April to 1.039.810 registrations, but down -22.7% vs. two years ago in April 2019. The year-to-date tally is now up 23.1% year-on-year at 4.120.443 but remains off -25% on the same period in 2019. Only Norway (+17%) manages a gain vs. April 2019, with Denmark (-4%), Estonia (-5.5%), Finland (-9.3%) and the UK (-12.1%) the least affected. At the other end of the scale, Croatia (-52.1%), Cyprus (-37.3%), Iceland (-34.7%) and Spain (-34.2%) are the worst hit. Year-to-date and again vs. 2019, Sweden (+8.3%) is the only market in positive, with Norway (-0.5%), Finland (-5.2%), Estonia (-6.7%), Hungary (-8.6%) and Greece (-12.8%) faring the best. In contrast, Portugal (-43.1%), Spain (-39.3%), Romania (-38%), the UK (-34.2%) and Slovakia (-32.3%) are struggling.

All evolutions below are vs. April 2019. In the groups ranking, the Volkswagen Group (-16.5%) drops slower than the market to retain the top spot above Stellantis (-26.5%) in difficulty while Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (-41.9%) sinks. The Toyota Group (-2.7%), BMW Group (-9.5%) and Hyundai-Kia (-13.9%) resist well, Daimler (-21.5%) roughly matches the market and Ford Motor (-38.1%) posts a steep decline. Rounding out the Top 10, Volvo (-11.8%) is in good shape and Jaguar Land Rover (+13.7%) snaps the only gain vs. two years ago, and a double-digit one at that.

The Peugeot 2008 misses out on a European pole position for just 60 sales…

The Top 7 brands outpace the market, with Volkswagen (-20.8%), Peugeot (-18.3%) and Mercedes (-16.7%) retuning the podium spots. Toyota (-1.5%) scores the only single-digit loss in the Top 10, with Skoda (-12.1%), Audi (-12.3%) and BMW (-12.9%) also resisting well given the environment. On the other hand, Renault (-39.5%), Ford (-38.1%), Opel/Vauxhall (-35.9%), Fiat (-29.3%) and Citroen (-27.2%) would rather forget the month. Further down, Kia (-3.3%) stands out and we have two gainers in the Top 30: Land Rover (+26.1%) and Mini (+6%) lifted by the UK market recovery. DS (-5.3%), Lancia (-10.3%) and Jaguar (-11.3%) also fare well.

Over in the models ranking, Peugeot repeats its performance of February by managing a fantastic 1-2: the Peugeot 208 (-7%) reclaims the pole position it also holds year-to-date while the Peugeot 2008 (+13.5%) is up 8 spots on March to #2 and shoots up to #4 year-to-date. The VW Golf (-49.6%) is knocked down to #3 and remains #2 so far this year. The Toyota Yaris (+1.6%) is back up two spots to #4 as is the VW T-Roc (+0.4%) to #5. The Opel Corsa (+2.3%) and Renault Clio (-42.2%) follow. It’s worth noting that in an incredibly fragmented market only 1.528 sales separate the #1 from the #7 models this month. Notice also the Peugeot 3008 (-16.7%) back up 7 spots on last month to #10. The VW ID.4 (#46) leads recent launches above the Citroen C4 (#56) and VW ID.3 (#57).

Previous month: Europe March 2021: Peugeot, Fiat, Citroen headline market back up 62.7%

One year ago: Europe April 2020: Lockdown ghost month (-78.2%) sees BMW (-64%), Skoda (-61%) hit record ranking

Full April 2021 Top 10 groups, Top 30 brands and Top 100 models below.

Note: Suzuki data is unavailable for now.

Europe April 2021 – groups (Source ACEA):

Pos Group Apr-21 /20 /19 Mar 2021 /19 Pos FY20
1 Volkswagen Group 280,262 228.4% -16.5% 1 1,051,124 18.3% 1 1
2 Stellantis 226,000 358.2% -26.5% 2 895,328 33.1% 2 2
3 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi 109,742 195.1% -41.9% 3 464,526 9.2% 3 3
4 Hyundai-Kia 78,495 317.3% -13.9% 5 300,529 24.9% 5 5
5 BMW Group 76,740 197.7% -9.5% 4 303,413 25.0% 4 4
6 Daimler 66,195 274.6% -21.5% 6 256,121 15.0% 7 6
7 Toyota Group 64,818 294.8% -2.7% 7 260,934 29.8% 6 7
8 Ford Motor 50,676 237.0% -38.1% 8 208,721 18.7% 8 8
9 Geely Group/Volvo 24,689 164.5% -11.8% 9 112,770 38.5% 9 9
10 Jaguar Land Rover 18,344 890.5% 13.7% 10 65,435 25.3% 10 n/a

Europe April 2021 – brands (Source ACEA):

Pos Brand Apr-21 /20 /19 Mar 2021 /20 Pos FY20
1 Volkswagen 120,627 226.3% -20.8% 1 451,798 15.8% 1 1
2 Peugeot 70,361 365.9% -18.3% 2 285,537 41.9% 2 3
3 Mercedes 61,809 260.9% -16.7% 3 242,737 11.1% 5 4
4 Toyota 61,128 288.5% -1.5% 5 245,308 31.1% 3 7
5 BMW 60,623 179.8% -12.9% 4 243,141 23.9% 4 5
6 Audi 57,438 276.2% -12.3% 7 212,952 20.9% 8 9
7 Skoda 56,799 159.0% -12.1% 9 218,920 17.6% 7 8
8 Renault 54,994 196.5% -39.5% 6 225,785 11.3% 6 2
9 Ford 50,676 237.0% -38.1% 8 208,721 18.7% 9 6
10 Fiat 45,317 438.0% -29.3% 11 174,320 33.7% 11 10
11 Opel/Vauxhall 45,125 275.9% -35.9% 10 177,741 21.5% 10 11
12 Citroën 42,700 309.4% -27.2% 12 169,666 30.2% 12 12
13 Kia 42,408 338.2% -3.3% 14 156,220 27.3% 13 14
14 Seat incl. Cupra 39,015 356.7% -12.9% 15 141,412 22.1% 15 16
15 Hyundai 36,087 295.3% -23.8% 13 144,309 22.3% 14 13
16 Dacia 28,590 185.0% -46.5% 18 117,484 26.0% 16 15
17 Volvo 24,689 164.5% -11.8% 16 112,770 38.5% 17 18
18 Nissan 19,598 351.8% -38.2% 17 97,221 6.1% 18 17
19 Mini 16,117 292.5% 6.0% 21 60,272 29.6% 19 19
20 Mazda 13,855 343.1% -22.8% 23 47,788 21.6% 21 21
21 Land Rover 13,629 1264.3% 26.1% 20 50,392 37.3% 20 23
22 Jeep 11,791 627.4% -13.8% 24 46,913 67.9% 22 22
23 Mitsubishi 6,228 52.2% -48.1% 26 23,020 -37.3% 26 24
24 Porsche 5,886 143.0% -25.3% 25 24,193 30.5% 25 27
25 Honda 5,532 418.5% -40.2% 27 19,415 -17.4% 27 26
26 Lancia 5,154 4501.8% -10.3% 30 18,169 41.5% 28 30
27 Jaguar 4,715 452.8% -11.3% 28 15,043 -2.9% 30 29
28 Smart 4,386 704.8% -56.7% n/a 13,384 218.4% 31 33
29 Lexus 3,690 438.7% -18.9% 29 15,626 11.2% 29 28
30 DS 3,319 260.4% -5.3% n/a 13,185 -5.8% 32 31

Europe April 2021 – models (Source JATO Dynamics):

Pos Model Apr-21 /20 /19 Mar 2021 /20 Pos FY20
1 Peugeot 208 18,387 344.0% -7.0% 2 79,501 44.9% 1 3
2 Peugeot 2008 18,328 568.2% 13.5% 10 71,324 156.9% 4 14
3 VW Golf 17,763 127.4% -49.6% 1 75,440 -8.7% 2 1
4 Toyota Yaris 17,365 412.4% 1.6% 6 73,959 54.7% 3 6
5 VW T-Roc 17,168 347.1% 0.4% 7 66,665 51.4% 8 12
6 Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 16,934 303.4% 2.3% 4 71,040 33.6% 5 4
7 Renault Clio 16,859 164.7% -42.2% 9 67,873 2.4% 7 2
8 VW Tiguan 16,219 225.2% -26.7% 3 69,739 27.4% 6 8
9 Fiat 500 15,771 647.1% 6.8% 11 56,699 56.3% 13 18
10 Peugeot 3008 14,743 526.6% -16.7% 17 53,169 34.5% 15 23
11 Citroen C3 14,692 357.8% -21.2% 8 63,608 54.8% 9 16
12 Renault Captur 14,312 308.2% -20.0% 12 58,717 54.6% 11 7
13 Skoda Octavia 13,646 109.0% -29.1% 16 58,902 14.3% 10 5
14 Ford Puma 13,254 616.8% new 15 52,767 157.7% 16 25
15 Dacia Sandero 13,215 347.7% -33.9% 23 57,376 57.4% 12 11
16 VW Polo 13,203 318.9% -41.3% 25 49,225 -2.6% 17 10
17 VW T-Cross 12,634 369.7% 129.8% 29 42,440 23.1% 26 27
18 Mercedes A Class 12,334 437.0% -20.6% 13 47,452 15.8% 19 13
19 Toyota Corolla 12,203 204.6% 8.4% 24 47,889 5.9% 18 20
20 Fiat Panda 12,025 1022.8% -33.9% 30 54,295 41.0% 14 17
21 Dacia Duster 11,874 252.7% -35.3% 21 46,987 48.5% 21 19
22 Hyundai Tucson 11,133 561.9% -13.7% 22 45,398 67.0% 22 38
23 Volvo XC40 10,973 483.7% 62.4% 20 47,174 96.3% 20 30
24 Audi A3 10,868 374.8% -4.2% 27 39,911 73.1% 28 36
25 Mini Hatch 10,757 268.9% 24.1% 26 36,509 26.0% 32 29
26 BMW 3 Series 10,431 192.6% 4.6% 19 44,391 15.0% 25 24
27 Ford Kuga 10,324 790.0% -16.3% 28 40,773 377.7% 27 47
28 Ford Focus 10,015 101.5% -51.5% 36 37,483 -34.2% 30 9
29 BMW 1 Series 9,446 349.4% 5.6% 31 38,417 25.8% 29 31
30 Ford Fiesta 9,325 184.5% -51.7% 18 45,127 -4.7% 23 15
31 Toyota C-HR 9,237 300.0% -9.2% 32 36,932 20.7% 31 32
32 Seat Arona 9,220 454.8% -1.5% 45 30,406 14.7% 43 46
33 Toyota RAV4 8,886 287.0% 26.6% 34 35,216 49.0% 33 37
34 BMW X1 8,322 285.1% -12.6% 33 34,922 52.9% 35 41
35 Seat Ibiza 8,224 506.9% -6.1% 62 25,597 23.0% 55 67
36 Skoda Karoq 8,209 202.7% -6.8% 38 32,495 30.6% 38 44
37 Seat Leon 8,142 240.1% -38.7% 43 33,056 7.2% 36 28
38 Skoda Fabia 8,088 164.2% -44.4% 46 30,720 3.3% 40 35
39 Mercedes GLA/EQA 8,087 865.0% 31.0% 41 26,063 190.5% 53 80
40 Hyundai Kona 8,066 261.4% -13.6% 37 31,467 6.7% 39 22
41 Nissan Qashqai 8,059 382.9% -54.3% 14 44,566 0.1% 24 21
42 Opel/Vauxhall Crossland 8,033 246.7% -17.7% 35 32,887 13.9% 37 53
43 Skoda Kamiq 7,948 245.0% new 42 30,547 49.8% 42 50
44 VW Passat 7,832 97.4% -33.2% 40 34,982 -4.0% 34 26
45 Kia Sportage 7,579 588.4% -16.4% 47 29,158 19.9% 44 63
46 VW ID.4 7,405 new new 100 13,039 new 98 230
47 Kia Niro 6,744 273.4% 28.8% 57 26,999 50.4% 49 48
48 Citroen C3 Aircross 6,663 313.9% -34.4% 53 27,326 16.0% 46 51
49 Seat Ateca 6,496 306.8% -17.0% 49 27,188 18.9% 47 57
50 Jeep Renegade 6,419 647.3% -5.4% 44 27,058 85.8% 48 72
51 Toyota Aygo 6,397 242.3% -15.4% 51 27,919 10.3% 45 43
52 Audi A1 6,298 401.8% -11.5% 58 23,336 23.4% 59 75
53 VW Up! 6,185 300.8% -7.6% 63 23,022 44.9% 62 71
54 Fiat 500X 6,145 590.4% -25.1% 60 23,070 53.2% 61 74
55 Audi Q2 6,142 388.2% -13.0% 64 20,768 13.6% 72 76
56 Citroen C4 5,988 new 59780.0% 87 17,054 new 87 247
57 VW ID.3 5,860 new new 99 17,410 #DIV/0! 83 78
58 Peugeot 5008 5,830 418.2% 10.7% 75 21,069 21.7% 69 81
59 Renault Mégane 5,807 241.0% -46.6% 52 26,248 32.6% 52 52
60 Mercedes CLA 5,608 260.9% 52.9% 70 20,073 -3.7% 75 64
61 Opel/Vauxhall Grandland 5,566 270.1% -33.3% 50 25,953 7.6% 54 55
62 Kia Picanto 5,548 419.0% -21.2% 85 20,832 35.3% 70 90
63 Audi A4 5,544 134.3% -36.8% 73 21,884 -17.7% 65 49
64 Volvo XC60 5,521 138.9% -16.2% 39 26,979 34.4% 50 60
65 Renault Twingo 5,509 303.0% 1.9% 56 23,467 36.0% 58 54
66 BMW X3 5,465 50.0% -11.3% 84 22,407 22.5% 63 68
67 Skoda Kodiaq 5,406 113.8% -15.2% 66 24,074 12.3% 57 59
68 Kia Ceed 5,391 190.2% -32.5% 80 18,304 13.6% 81 56
69 Hyundai i20 5,360 251.9% -27.7% 81 19,840 6.4% 76 65
70 Audi A6 5,352 153.3% -11.2% 71 21,494 26.0% 68 79
71 Citroen C5 Aircross 5,297 329.6% -22.0% 69 21,779 17.1% 66 62
72 Lancia Ypsilon 5,199 4626.4% -9.4% 96 18,231 42.1% 82 103
73 Mercedes GLC 5,149 80.0% -40.7% 48 26,599 -5.3% 51 34
74 Nissan Juke 5,057 406.7% 12.5% 55 22,041 38.2% 64 73
75 Suzuki Vitara 5,040 305.8% -16.9% 76 18,484 74.6% 80 99
76 Skoda Superb 5,014 95.6% -22.3% 77 19,580 8.6% 78 69
77 BMW 5 Series 5,011 138.2% -33.8% 67 20,744 4.3% 73 70
78 Fiat Ducato 4,970 72.0% -22.5% 68 16,890 47.0% 88 89
79 Kia Stonic 4,922 355.7% -7.3% 92 16,706 0.2% 89 85
80 Opel/Vauxhall Mokka 4,906 490500.0% -36.7% 88 10,843 108330.0% 106 333
81 Opel/Vauxhall Astra 4,864 146.2% -49.8% 86 19,598 -9.1% 77 58
82 Audi Q3 4,584 348.1% -52.2% 79 17,188 -35.2% 86 40
83 Mercedes E Class 4,582 210.4% -52.2% 54 23,113 14.6% 60 61
84 Jeep Compass 4,565 511.9% -10.2% 98 17,200 81.2% 85 93
85 Peugeot 308 4,450 182.2% -66.2% 59 25,429 -6.6% 56 39
86 Suzuki Swift 4,397 335.8% -8.9% 74 20,771 63.3% 71 86
87 Audi Q3 Sportback 4,382 447.8% new 101 15,036 39.1% 94 n/a
88 Mini Countryman/Paceman 4,138 334.7% -14.7% 82 18,935 52.1% 79 97
89 Hyundai i10 4,078 305.8% -28.1% 83 17,301 16.0% 84 88
90 Renault Zoe 4,062 92.1% 1.4% 89 16,517 -26.8% 91 33
91 Mazda CX-30 3,977 211.2% new 95 14,437 -3.8% 96 91
92 BMW X5 3,940 113.2% 23.4% 94 15,628 34.1% 92 106
93 Hyundai i30 3,929 141.6% -36.1% 78 16,653 7.6% 90 87
94 Range Rover Evoque 3,897 368.4% 34.5% 72 14,801 6.9% 95 111
95 Suzuki Ignis 3,720 344.4% 18.7% 108 15,060 73.5% 93 110
96 Volvo S60/V60 3,700 29.6% -40.8% 61 20,540 7.5% 74 77
97 Fiat Tipo 3,664 220.8% -53.6% 109 12,522 -21.2% 99 83
98 Mercedes B Class 3,657 220.8% -43.0% 122 9,809 -32.7% 109 100
99 Mercedes C Class 3,580 52.1% -73.7% 65 21,625 -14.3% 67 45
100 Citroen Berlingo 3,570 233.0% -1.5% 111 12,443 22.2% 101 94

Source: ACEA, JATO Dynamics

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