SUVs accounted for more than half of the registrations in the first half of 2023: 51 percent. In H1 of the previous year, it was 48 percent, as reported by Auto News Europe based on Dataforce figures.
The sales of SUVs grew by 23 percent in the first six months, reaching 3.37 million units. This growth rate is higher than that of the overall automotive market (17 percent), resulting in an increased market share for SUVs.
The most registered SUV in the EU is the Tesla Model Y (with 138 thousand registrations in H1). In Q1, the Model Y was the most popular car in Europe. The Volkswagen T-Roc takes second place with 104,465 registrations, followed by the Toyota Yaris Cross (96,849).
The most popular segment is that of Small SUVs, with 1.13 million registrations, followed by the Compact SUV segment, with 999 thousand registrations.