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Volkswagen T-Roc, bestseller in Europe in August. Tesla Model Y is among the electric cars

After a long negative period, August 2022 for the European car market was finally positive. According to data from JATO Dynamics, volume in terms of registrations increased by 3.5% (739.07 units) compared to August 2021. However, the month with a plus sign is definitely not enough to recover the losses of the previous seven months. Thus, in the first eight months of 2022, there were 7,143.46 registrations, which is equivalent to a 12% decrease in 2021. Of the 27 European markets, only 6 recorded a decrease in August. The 5 largest European auto markets (Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK) are doing well, all of which grew in August very, very good SUVs in August, which is not surprising given how the market is moving. In August, this class of vehicles accounted for approximately 48% of all new registrations. In particular, the C-SUV and B-SUV took a market share of 18.9% and 18.3%, respectively. The Volkswagen Group leads the SUV rating with 28% of this segment. The German group posted a 16% increase in volumes, thanks primarily to the Volkswagen T-Roc which this month was by far the best-selling car in Europe. Tiguan, ID.4 and Taigo are also very good. Behind the Volkswagen Group we find Stellantis which, however, recorded a loss, by volume, of 9%. Registrations for Peugeot 3008 (-39%), Opel Grandland (-29%), Citroen C5 Aircross (-16%), Jeep Renegade and Compass (-42% and -53%, respectively) are down. Despite this, the good performance of Peugeot 2008 (+ 27%), Opel Mokka (+ 25%) and Opel Crossland (+ 21%) allowed to take second place in the SUV market at the European level. On the other hand, Stellantis Group ranks first in the B-segment with a share of 32% thanks to the continued success of the Peugeot 208, the second best-selling car in Europe in August. In August, while gasoline vehicle registrations increased 6% to 422,659 units, registrations for electrified models (BEVs and PHEVs) increased only 3.2% to 157,075 units. In particular, the volume of pure electric vehicles (BEVs) increased by 11%, accounting for 61% of the total demand for electrified vehicles, but the most interesting is that 20% of all 100% electric models are manufactured in China (28% in Germany) ). In August, registrations of BEVs made in China increased by 78% compared to August 2021, while those produced in Europe increased by only 17%. Felipe Munoz, global analyst at JATO Dynamics, commented: The rapid growth of Chinese-made electric vehicles in Europe is a first indication of how, sooner or later, they will play a major role in the global market. In particular, Jato Dynamics notes that most cars manufactured in China are not Chinese brands. Almost half of those made in China, for example, are made by Tesla. In August, only 18% of electric cars manufactured in China and registered in Europe were sold under a Chinese brand. Next up, the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq iV. Fourth place is good for the electric 500. In the top ten we find a Tesla Model 3. In seventh place, looking at the plug-ins, the platform consists of the Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage. Overall, as we saw earlier, the best-selling model was the Volkswagen T-Roc with 15,953 registrations. Follows Peugeot 208 and Dacia Sandero.

[Fonte dati: Jato Dynamics]

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