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Christopher Bruce2012-05-18 18:33:28

German Automakers Show Strong April Sales

The Golf was Europe's best-selling car for April

Yesterday, we reported on how nearly every European automaker had lower sales in April. However, there were just a few exceptions. MercedesMercedes-BenzMercedes-BenzGermany, 1924 > present197 models
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and BMWBMWBMWGermany, 1918 > present87 models
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both had increases sales for April. As we reported yesterday, AudiAudiAudiGermany, 1909 > present83 models
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was up 4.4%, and CitroënCitroënCitroënFrance, 1919 > present94 models
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was up 5% if you separate it from PSA PeugeotPeugeotPeugeotFrance, 1882 > present120 models
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-Citroën, which was down 0.2% as a group. 

Mercedes saw a sales increase of 5%, and BMW was up 3%.

The four companies are the only large automakers in Europe to have unit sales gains in April compared to last year. 

The best-selling car in Europe is the Volkswagen GolfGolf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Volkswagen Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Germany, 2009 > 2012286 versions
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that sold 37,151 units in Europe in April, which was actually 13% fewer cars than last year. The Ford FiestaFiesta Gen.6Ford Fiesta Gen.6United States of America, 2008 > 2017210 versions
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was the second-best selling model with 25,927 units, and the VW PoloPolo Gen.5Volkswagen Polo Gen.5Germany, 2009 > present261 versions
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was third with 24,193 units.

Volkswagen Group Sales Drop 5.2% in April

Source: Automotive News

Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]Golf Gen.6 [Mk6 - A6/Typ 5K]




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