Peugeot is off to a good start to the year, with overall sales down compared to 2020.
Peugeot is starting the year on a roll! After the launch of the new Peugeot 308, the Lion takes advantage of very good sales results in Europe. The Peugeot 208 was the car the most sold in Europe in February 2021, with 18,375 copies sold. And it is even the double for Peugeot, since the 2008 finished second in the ranking, with 17,120 sales! Behind, the Volkswagen Golf (3rd, 16.185 ex.) And the Toyota Yaris (4th, 15.467 ex.) Slide. The Renault Clio is sixth in the standings, with 15,349 sales.
Diesel in distress, electrics continue to climb
But overall, February 2021 was not not a good month for the automotive industry. The sales fell 20% compared to 2021, with 850,000 cars sold in total. Normal, the Covid-19 pandemic had not yet affected the sector at this period in 2020. Diesel continues to decline, and no longer represents more than 27% new registrations.
Electric side and plug-in hybrid, sales increased by 67% to reach 115,000 copies, or 13.6% of sales. And, unsurprisingly, the market remains dominated by SUVs, which account for 43.6% of sales.
The Top 10 best-selling cars in Europe in February 2021
- Peugeot 208 (18.375 ex.)
- Peugeot 2008 (17.120 ex.)
- Volkswagen Golf (16,185 ex.)
- Toyota Yaris (15,467 ex.)
- Fiat Panda (15,400 ex.)
- Renault Clio (15,349 ex.)
- Citroën C3 (15,281 ex.)
- Opel / Vauxhall Corsa (14.615 ex.)
- Skoda Octavia (14,554 ex.)
- Volkswagen T-Roc (13,829 ex.)
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