What’s Spanish for ‘quelle surprise’? The Seat Leon and Ibiza take gold and silver in Spain, with 29,768 and 27,441 finding a place in the sun so far this year, and the Ateca's Japanese rival, the Nissan Qashqai, takes third place with 26,419. 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 one year later, the S90 and V90 are in pole position on 21,220, followed by the S60 and V60, with 14,082 sales, while the Golf takes third on 13,500.
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. 6828 have bought an Octavia so far this year, and 5204 and 4941 have bought Golfs and Tiguans.
UK: Ford Fiesta