This is the best-selling car in Europe! And it’s made in Portugal…

 This is the best-selling car in Europe!  And it's made in Portugal...

Portugal is not exactly a reference in the automotive sector. However, it is in Portugal that Volkswagen Autoeuropa is located, in Palmela, one of the production units that Volkswagen has in 14 countries, the largest foreign investment in Portugal.

In the month of July there was a car that was the most sold in Europe and is produced in Portugal. Know what it is.

Volkswagen T-Roc is the car that beat the Peugeot 208 (on sale)

It is produced at the Autoeuropa plant in Palmela, in the Setúbal district, and 19,130 ​​units were sold across Europe in July. We were talking about the Volkswagen T-Roc, whose sales increased by 15.1% compared to the same month last year.

The Volkswagen T-Roc defeated the Peugeot 208 that has dominated the rankings for quite some time. In second place in the ranking is Dacia Sandero. The third position is taken by the Peugeot 208.

In total sales for the year so far, the Peugeot 208 continues to lead with 127,517 units, up 2.2% from 2021.

Grade Brand Model ytd-22 ytd-21 Δ/jun

1 Peugeot 208 127,517 124,798 2.2%

2 Dacia Sandero 114,854 116,215 -1.2%

3 VW T-Roc 105.939 123.170 -14.0%

4 VW Golf 104,315 146,626 -28.9%

5 Opel Corsa 102,657 120,631 -14.9%

6 Toyota Yaris 94,722 134,986 -29.8%

7 Hyundai Tucson 92,851 89,997 3.2%

8 Dacia Duster 89,957 86,398 4.1%

9 Peugeot 2008 85,734 120,498 -28.9%

10 Citroen C3 84,872 104,675 -18.9%

11 Renault Captur 83,652 102,819 -18.6%

12 Toyota Corolla/Corolla TS 82,694 90,377 -8.5%

13 Ford Puma 81,663 97,092 -15.9%

14 Kia ​​Sportage 81,442 58,131 40.1%

15 Fiat Panda 78,848 91,295 -13.6%

16 Renault Clio 77,697 119,693 -35.1%

17 Toyota Yaris Cross 77,636 189,000 -58.9%

18 VW Tiguan 77,139 122,977 -37.3%

19 Peugeot 3,008 71,285 94,918 -24.9%

20 Toyota C-HR 69,799 70,792 -1.4%

21 Ford Kuga 69,594 70,304 -1.0%

22 MINI One/Cooper 66,980 69,288 -3.3%

23 VW T-Cross 66,847 84,487 -20.9%

24 VW Polo 65,182 99,892 -34.7%

25 Nissan Qashqai 64,321 68,196 -5.7%

26 Audi A3,S3 61,823 73,486 -15.9%

27 Hyundai Kona 60,793 64,899 -6.3%

28 Opel Mokka 57,793 32,226 79.3%

29 Skoda Octavia 57,559 101,309 -43.2%

30 Fiat 500 56,991 84,282 -32.4%

31 Toyota RAV4 55,010 67,832 -18.9%

32 Mercedes Class A 52,481 84,411 -37.8%

33 Cupra Formentor 52,400 28,829 81.8%

34 BMW Series 3 52,289 77,745 -32.7%

35 Volvo XC40 51,847 81,252 -36.2%

36 Peugeot 308 51,742 38,483 34.5%

37 Skoda Fabia 50,399 59,893 -15.9%

38 BMW X1 47,587 56,373 -15.6%

39 Kia Niro 47,208 50,841 -7.1%

40 Mercedes GLC Class 47,183 44,077 7.0%

41 Tesla Model Y 46,937 3,000 1464.6%

42 Renault Arkana 46,787 11,273 315.0%

43 Kia Ceed 45,256 38,793 16.7%

44 Opel Crossland X 44,374 56,146 -21.0%

45 Mercedes C-Class 43,287 37,209 16.3%

46 Ford Focus 43,276 52,542 -17.6%

47 Skoda Kodiaq 42,660 41,671 2.4%

48 SEAT Arona 42,595 61,601 -30.9%

49 VW Passat 41,642 61,228 -32.0%

50 Tesla Model 3 40,928 68,360 -40.1%

The ranking shows that there is a change on the part of Europeans regarding brands. For example, the Dacia Duster which grew considerably (15,601 units and +14.3%), but a noticeable drop in sales of the Toyota Yaris (15,407 units and -20.5%). In sixth place comes the Hyundai Tucson whose sales remained stable. The data was collected by the auto-drive portal.