Yesterday, we brought you the bad news about European auto sales in April. You are a gearhead, you don’t care about market share and percentiles, you care about cars! Here is how cars fared in Europe in April. Are you safely buckled-up?
|Europe’s Top 10 Models, April 2012|
|Make & Model||Apr ’12||Apr ’11||YoY||YtD ’12||YtD ’11||YoY|
|BMW SERIES 3||17,171||14,707||16.80%||53,928||53,001||1.70%|
It’s a carnage in Europe’s Top Ten, brought to you by JATO Dynamics. Forget about the EU market tanking by 6.9 percent. If your name is Martin Winterkorn and your bread and butter models were euro-trashed by the double digits, then your white hair will turn a little whiter.
The performance of Opel’s supposed volume models also is no reason for joy. Ford’s offerings hang in there with the overall market.
As we get into the summer months, this is likely to get worse. Keep those belts on.