Sixth-gen Golf outsells Ford's Fiesta by more than 15,000 units
17 July 2009

Volkswagen’s sixth-generation Golf has been named as Europe’s top-selling car in the first half of 2009.

The new Golf sold 59,628 units across Europe, while the Ford Fiesta was second, having sold 43,338 units.

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Superminis, city cars and mid-sized family cars dominated the list, with sales seemingly boosted by Europe-wide scrappage incentive schemes.

The Peugeot 207 was third on the Jato Dynamics list, selling 37,361 units, while the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio completed the top five.

Ford, Opel/Vauxhall, Fiat and Peugeot all had two models each on the list, with the Focus, Astra, Punto, Panda and 308 models all appearing.

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