Rich Europe buys expensive cars?  In Western countries, this style reigns supreme

Rich Europe buys expensive cars? In Western countries, this style reigns supreme

Dacia Sandero outruns competitors with its smaller wheels. Car sales in Europe in April 2023 have the Romanian king.

Poland is slowly approaching Western Europe in terms of wealth. However, there is no denying that we still have a long way to go. The common perception is that Western Europeans are very rich and drive expensive cars.


This is not true at all

Yes, all new cars can be considered expensive. But it is not at all that buyers on the Old Continent decide only on Mercedes, Audi and BMW. On the contrary.

As shown by Jato Dynamics data quoted by the portal Carscoops, the European customer is… volume. The best-selling model in April 2023 was the Dacia Sandero. 18,659 copies found their owners.

Car sales in Europe: April was good for the market

The King and Queen Mother.

Compared to the previous year, the market grew by 16%. It would seem that the crisis of car availability is rather debilitating, and customers are more and more ready to go to showrooms and not hear that you have to wait two years for your dream car.

Dacia Sandero is the king of European sales for one more reason: its sales increased by 44% compared to April 2022. It won against the Volkswagen T-Rok, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. The remaining positions in the top class were taken by: Fiat 500, Toyota Yaris Cross, Volkswagen Golf, Dacia Duster, Skoda Octavia, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Ford Puma.

Car sales in Europe: between electric Tesla wins…

…but only in the prototype unit. The Model Y got 10,553 buyers, but in the brand category, Americans must recognize the supremacy of the Germans. Volkswagen is doing well in sales of ID.4 and ID.3 (6,452 and 5,913 units – the latter model sells 125 percent better than a year ago). Volkswagen is also the market leader in Europe in the brand category, regardless of power source. When it comes to the list of the most purchased “electric”, the fifth place is surprising (Dacia Spring, which is “free” as can be) and the sixth (unknown in Poland and very popular in the West. MG4).

April 2023 was perfect for Tesla

This company recorded an increase in sales by … 865 percent. On the other hand, MG increased by more than 100%. Cupra – by 52 percent. Suzuki’s big increase (38 percent) can be surprising. In any case, Europe is the kingdom of cheap, small cars. Don’t Westerners need to show off? Or maybe they perfectly match cars for their needs and already know that there is no point in using a large SUV in a crowded city? It is possible. I’m driving around town in my 5-foot sedan. I’ll be thinking a lot about the King Sandero.


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