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Renault Clio overtakes VW Golf to become Europe’s best-selling car

The Renault Clio overtook the Volkswagen Golfing to grow to be Europe’s best-offering car in...

The Renault Clio overtook the Volkswagen Golfing to grow to be Europe’s best-offering car in February 2020, according to the hottest European car registration figures for the month.

New variations of each these styles have a short while ago launched, but the hottest Clio has been accessible to buy for a longer period than the new Golfing. As a consequence, some 24,914 Mk5 Clios have been registered all over February, although the Mk8 Golfing was narrowly powering with 24,735.

Each nameplates observed an in general reduction in registrations final month, according to data from JATO Dynamics. There was a four for each cent year-on-year reduction in Clio registrations, although the Golfing was down 21 for each cent year-on-year.

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Other notable figures in the regular figures consist of a10 for each cent raise in sales for the Fiat Panda, bringing it up to fifth put, and the absence of any SUVs from the major 10 rating.

Over-all, it was yet another month of decline for the European car market. Registrations fell seven for each cent year-on-year, from 1,143,852 in February 2019 to 1,063,264 in February 2020.

Electric powered car registrations doubled in France and Germany – these autos now make up fourteen for each cent and 11 for each cent respectively of the countries’ regular car registration figures. The United kingdom has an EV penetration level of thirteen for each cent – the 2nd-greatest of the 5 biggest European car marketplaces – but even France’s determine pales in comparison to Norway, where 75 for each cent of all new autos offered are electric.

Felipe Munoz, world-wide analyst at JATO Dynamics, commented: “The problem is rapidly deteriorating in Europe thanks to intricate regulation, lack of accessible homologated autos, and raising tension on the financial system. All of these variables are acquiring a harmful impact on client assurance.”

JATO Dynamics included that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has but to hit the European car market.

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