PARIS — Europe’s two major automakers experienced a near match for the region’s income title in 2021, with Volkswagen Group taking the title more than Stellantis.
VW Team marketed 3,158,559 cars very last 12 months, just in advance of the 3,081,590 units offered by Stellantis, in accordance to figures from analytics supplier Dataforce.
Dataforce dependent the outcome on revenue of passenger vehicles and gentle-professional cars of 3.5 metric tons or significantly less in 31 countries, like the 27 EU nations, the Uk, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.
VW also led in 2020 with 3,256,865 revenue to 3,058,064 for the brand names that now make up Stellantis, which came into existence in early 2021.
But if Stellantis had existed in 2019, the company’s merged profits of 4,174,868 would have topped VW Group’s product sales of 4,119,887.
Stellantis was shaped by the merger of PSA Team and Fiat Chrysler Cars. It contains 12 makes with European registrations. VW Team has 9 models under its umbrella.
In 2021, Stellantis relied on its toughness in light-weight-commercial cars to maintain the race shut. VW marketed 2,950,256 passenger automobiles, in comparison with 2,437,797 for Stellantis. But the French-Italian team sold 643,793 LCVs, although VW Team sold 208,303.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi remained in 3rd place, with 1,788,266 passenger auto and LCV gross sales in Europe, adopted by rapid-rising Hyundai-Kia, with 1,020,686 gross sales.
Just 45,000 vehicles divided the subsequent four positions — Ford, Daimler, BMW and Toyota — a reminder of how tough levels of competition in the stagnant European marketplace proceeds to be.