The Volkswagen Golf is back as Europe's best-selling car in March
The Queen takes back her throne
Beaten by the Toyota Yaris in January and then by the Peugeot 208 in February, the Volkswagen Golf regained the lead in March, becoming once again the best-selling car in Europe with 26,265 units sold. It is followed by two city cars from the Stellantis group, the Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa.
The French car ended the month with 25,429 units sold, while its German cousin closed the podium with 24,540 units. In fourth place is the Tesla Model 3 with 23,755 units sold, making it by far the best-selling electric car on the Old Continent.
In second place is the Hyundai Kona with just 5,650 units sold, confirming the American's undisputed dominance in Europe. Despite its age, the Renault Zoé is holding its own and is even ahead of the Volkswagen ID.3 with 5,373 units compared to 4,874.
We should note the immediate breakthrough of the ID.4 SUV, which slipped straight into fifth place with 4,766 models sold. As for plug-in hybrids, the Volvo XC40 leads the way with 5,364 units, followed by the Peugeot 3008 with 4,673 examples.
Finally, it should be added that in March 2021, electric cars accounted for 16% of total sales in Europe. SUVs accounted for 45% of registrations over the same period.