Europe's Top Ten Best-Selling Cars Of 2009

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
europe s top ten best selling cars of 2009

1. VW GOLF 571,838 +23.9%

2. FORD FIESTA 472,091 +44.0%

3. PEUGEOT 207 367,160 -9.7%

4. OPEL/VAUXHALL CORSA 351,807 -2.5%

5. FIAT PUNTO 323,536 +15.9%

6. RENAULT CLIO 312,925 -6.8%

7. FORD FOCUS 309,134 -15.1%

8. FIAT PANDA 298,914 +33.8%

9. VW POLO 282,780 +2.4%

10. OPEL/VAUXHALL ASTRA 275,638 -14.1%

Read more:[Courtesy: JATO/Automotive News]
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  • Bertel Schmitt Bertel Schmitt on Jan 20, 2010

    DanM: Good catch. AN had NSFW'd up and Ed had worked too long. New AN's table reads "Editor's note: Table has been corrected to fix the order" New data above reflect the corrected data in AN

  • Jmo Jmo on Jan 20, 2010

    Mirko, AMAZING - Now that is the TTAC story of the week, 2003 Golf 23.9 2003 Corolla 21.7 I think if we look at the US numbers the quality gap between a Corolla and a Golf is far larger than 10%. How can we explain these numbers?

  • Herb Herb on Jan 20, 2010

    No, no. It's the turning circle. You are off and away, faster.

  • FromBrazil FromBrazil on Jan 22, 2010

    Wow. To all Fiat haters and doubters out there Fiat still manages to put 2 of their cars in the top ten. In Europe. Supposedly the continent that knows all the best and doesn't suffer fools (well, according to some US car hating Americans - tongue in cheek!) And no, not all of those Fiat cars were sold to Italians. The Italians buy less cars than the Germans, British and French so those sales are more evenly spread all across Europe. These two cars, plus the Bravo and the 500 are undeniably great sucesses for Fiat. And are the reason they are stll afloat (not to mention other markets, very specially Brazil). From what Ive heard and read the most nationalistic buyers are the French. Followed by Germany. Italy is much more Europeanized than those countries. And poor Britain doesn't have a national car industry left (though some British think of Ford and Vauxhall as such, not to mention Jaguar and such "smaller players"- w/ all due respect).