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Residents of Europe began to switch to SUVs en masse

Sales data compiled by market researcher Dataforce shows deliveries rose 23 percent compared to 1H 2022, reaching 3.37 million units.

Top 10 most popular SUVs In the first half of 2023, Tesla Model Y took first place with 138 152 units, up 207 percent from the same period last year. The only other SUV to achieve more than 100,000 sales was the Volkswagen T-Roc with 104,465 (up 32 percent). Toyota almost made it into the six-figure club with the Yaris Cross (96 849 units).

The top 10 was rounded out by VW Tiguan, Dacia Duster, Hyundai Tucson, Peugeot 2008, Kia Sportage, Renault Captur and Ford Puma. Overall, small SUVs were the most popular in the Old Continent in the first half of 2023, accounting for 133,822 sales, followed by compact SUVs with 999,568 sales. and small cars with 913 571 sales.

Several automakers have expressed concern about the fate of small models — be it regular cars or crossovers/SUVs — if the Euro 7 standard will be applied in its current form in 2025 . For example, VW has warned that tuning internal combustion engines to comply with tougher legislation will lead to higher prices, making the cars too expensive. Consequently, cars like the Polo and Fabia face an uncertain future.


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