Cars like the Dacia Sandero have helped to keep the brand growing in 2013
Dacia is one of the fastest growing car brands in Europe so far in 2013.
That's according to new data showing how many cars have been sold in the first 11 months of 2013 in the EU. The report shows that Dacia has sold over 20 per cent more cars in 2013 than it did in the same period last year.
At the same time, the brand has increased its market share from 1.9 per cent in 2012, to 2.4 per cent in 2013. The report shows that the demand for new cars in Europe has increased for the third month in a row, despite overall volumes being down on the same period in 2012.
Among the brands which have found their volumes contracting is Alfa Romeo, whose sales of 57,964 cars so far in 2013 - versus 81,879 units in the same period last year - means it has shrunk in terms of volume by 29.2 per cent in the EU.
Seat, Mercedes-Benz and Mazda, meanwhile, have all seen sales rise in the first eleven months of the year. Jaguar Land Rover's overall sales have risen by 9.9 per cent, while individual rises for the Jaguar brand are up by 15.6 per cent.
The Volkswagen Group remains at the top of the leaderboard, selling 2.73 million units so far this year. That's compared to 2.79 million cars sold in the previous year, meaning the group's volumes have contracted by 2.1 per cent overall. Volkswagen's individual volumes are down by over five per cent.
In total, 10.9 million cars have been sold in the EU in the first eleven months of the year, a decrease of 2.7 per cent over the 11.2 million vehicles registered in the same period in 2012. In the UK, the car market has risen by almost ten per cent, with 2.1 million new car registrations so far in 2013 versus 1.9 million vehicles registered last year.