The car industry in 2017 has been tumultuous, especially in Europe. Despite the uncertainty, though, registrations across the continent are up by 5.2% and, unsurprisingly, SUVs have gained a record market share of 31.9%.
SUVs will grow even further next year, according to analysts LMC Automotive, to account for at least 32.0%. They’re the fastest-growing segment, behind only the much-smaller-volume F-segment (luxury saloon) market.
Across Europe, smaller-volume segments all grew, while the largest-volume B and C-segments, as well as MPVs and D-segment saloon and estate cars, all shrunk. Luxury, executive and sports cars all grew, as did the city car segment.
Market analyst JATO Dynamics has compiled figures from across Europe for individual models, and the best-sellers are in.
The best-selling cars in Europe 2017
1 - Volkswagen Golf - 445,206 units