Croatia: Renault Clio
It's all change in Croatia; in 2016, the best-sellers were the Nissan Qashqai and Toyota Yaris, while this year, the Renault Clio, Skoda Octavia and Opel Astra take the top three, with 1804, 1621 and 1048 sales respectively.
Czechia: Skoda Octavia
No two guesses which carmaker rules supreme here - the Skoda Octavia has sold 11935 units and the second-best-seller was the Fabia, which has sold 9169, in fact, half of the country’s top ten best-sellers are Skodas. The Rapid takes third, with 6833 sold.
Denmark: Peugeot 208
Peugeot’s only top spot in Europe this year is in Denmark, where 4873 208s found homes so far, while the next best-seller is the Nissan Qashqai, of which 3965 were sold. Trailing in third place was the Volkswagen Golf; 2886 have found homes this year.
Estonia: Skoda Octavia
Estonia has a proclivity for larger cars, it would seem, as the Skoda Octavia takes pole position having sold 482 cars, while 416 and 360 units put the Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Avensis in second and third place respectively.
Finland: Skoda Octavia
Skoda claims another victory in Finland with the Octavia – 2583 were sold there this year so far. Second place was taken by the Nissan Qashqai, although only slightly less – 2282 – were sold across the year. The Toyota Yaris took third place with 2008 sales.
France: Renault Clio
Little surprise here; France’s top car across this year is the Renault Clio, and a whopping 52,290 take it right to the top. The Peugeot 208 takes second place, with 45,167 units being sold, while the other French supermini, the Citroën C3, was overtaken last year from third by the Peugeot 3008, with 38083 sold.
Germany: Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen takes back its 1, 2, 3 in Germany, but there's change at third place - the Golf has sold 80,171 cars in the country. It sells so well that the second-place Passat sold less than half this number; 30,740, while the Ford Focus now fights the Volkswagen Tiguan for third. The Tiguan wins though, with 29,591, re-overtaking the Focus.
Greece: Toyota Yaris
The Toyota Yaris takes the top spot in Greece again, with 2780 cars sold, compared to the second-place Peugeot 208’s 2185 units sold. Third goes to the Fiat Panda; 2135 have Greek homes across 2018 so far.
Hungary: Suzuki Vitara
Hungarian buyers are hungry (sorry) for the Suzuki Vitara, quite probably because it's made there - the model sold 5665 units there so far this year. Meanwhile, the Skoda Octavia sold 2792 down in second place, and the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross has sold 2210.
Ireland: Nissan Qashqai
Hyundai had well and truly taken hold in Ireland; the Tucson was the best-selling car across the Irish sea in 2016 and 2017, but has this year been usurped by the Nissan Qashqai, which sold 3030 units this year so far to the Hyundai's 2908. The Volkswagen Golf completes the top three, with 2660 sales.
Italy: Fiat Panda
Nationalism wins, once again, with a Fiat 1, 2, 3 – the Fiat Panda is the best-selling car so far this year, with 57,179 finding homes. The Fiat 500, having shifted 25,955, while the 500X was a close third on 25,658. It has been a 60/40 split between Fiat Chrysler group cars and other manufacturers in the past, with the Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, and Volkswagens Polo and Golf in the top ten, too.
Latvia: Volkswagen Golf
Another win for the Golf – it claims a small victory this year, with 405 sold overall. The Nissan Qashqai - last year's best-seller - came in second, having sold 316 units, while the third-place Volkswagen Passat sold 233.
Lithuania: Fiat 500
Fiat’s second pole position came in Lithuania, where the 500 has found 1277 homes, while the Fiat 500X overtook the Skoda Octavia last year to become second best-seller, on 776. The Octavia sunk to third with 510.
Luxembourg: Volkswagen Golf
It's almost another douze points for the Volkswagen Group from Luxembourg this year; the Volkswagen Golf takes top spot, while the Tiguan took second and the Renault Clio snatched third from the Audi A3. Sales were 1140, 480 and 477 respectively.
Netherlands: Volkswagen Polo
It's all change for the Dutch! The Renault Clio has been ousted from its top spot and into fourth place - the Volkswagen Polo, Ford Fiesta and Kia Picanto make up the big three, with 7171, 5451, and 5079 sales.
Norway: Nissan Leaf
Surprise! The Volkswagen Golf was the best-selling car in Norway last year, but it's been overtaken by the Nissan Leaf, with 4639 sold. The Golf slipped into second place, at 3891 - thank you, e-Golf. The BMW i3 slipped from second to third place, at 2450.
Poland: Skoda Octavia
Skoda took another top two in Poland, with the Octavia and Fabia taking first and second place with the narrowest of margins separating the two; the Octavia taking 8714 and Fabia taking 8484 sales in the country. The Opel Astra took third, on 6732.
Portugal: Renault Clio
French and small cars dominate the podium in Portugal, as the Renault Clio sold 6988 as the country’s best-seller, and the Peugeot 208 and Renault Captur sold 3467 and 3285.
Romania: Dacia Logan
Dacia took its home market by storm last year, and continues to do so. The Logan and Duster make up 2018's top two, with the former finding homes in 7066 garages, and the latter parked in 3032. The Skoda Octavia took third place with 1600, and Sandero slipped off the top three at fourth in the Romanian market.
Slovakia: Skoda Fabia
The Skoda Fabia took pole position in Slovakia, while its big brother, the Octavia, wasn’t far behind. The Fabia was bought by 2421 Slovakians, and the Octavia was bought by 2190. The Rapid, in third place, sold 1543.
Slovenia: Renault Clio
The Volkswagen Golf climbed to second in the Slovenian market in 2017 where it has stayed; with 1344 sales ensure its lead over the Polo, which sold 1418. First place goes to the Renault Clio, though, with 1848 sales. The Clio is built in Slovenia in facelifted form, which helps it maintain its lead there.
Spain: Seat Leon
What’s Spanish for ‘quelle surprise’? The Seat Leon and Ibiza take gold and silver in Spain, with 16,682 and 16,065 finding a place in the sun so far this year, and the wallet-friendly Dacia Sandero's 13,334 sales give it third place. Surprisingly, though, the rest of the top ten is a healthy mix.
Sweden: Volvo S90/V90
There was uproar in 2016 when the Volkswagen Golf took the lead in Sweden’s car market from Volvo, but three Volvos combined took second: the S80, V70 and XC70. Volvo was back on top in 2017, and today, the S90 and V90 are in pole position on 13,596, followed by the XC60, with 6984 sales. The Golf was pushed down into third place; 6887 leaves it just below second place.
Switzerland: Skoda Octavia
With no native carmakers of any large volume, the Swiss buy the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Tiguan more than any other cars. 3628 have bought an Octavia so far this year, and 2986 and 2076 have bought Golfs and Tiguans.
UK: Ford Fiesta
The Fiesta is perched atop the lofty list of the UK’s top-sellers, with 47,515 sold this year. 33,057 Volkswagen Golf and 26,127 Nissan Qashqai sales cement second and third places for the best-seller regulars. You can find the rest of the best-seller list here.
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