What’s Spanish for ‘quelle surprise’? The Seat Leon and Ibiza take gold and silver in Spain, with 26,158 and 24,152 finding a place in the sun so far this year, and the Ateca's Japanese rival, the Nissan Qashqai, takes third place with 23,829. 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 19,069, followed by the S60 and V60, with 12,168 sales, while the Golf takes third on 11,897. The XC60 is pushed down into fourth 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. 5600 have bought an Octavia so far this year, and 4453 and 4012 have bought Golfs and Tiguans.
UK: Ford Fiesta