The European Car Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has announced the new car registration information of EU countries for 2022.
Accordingly, the supply crisis negatively affected vehicle production in European countries throughout the year.
The number of new car registrations in the EU decreased by 4.6 percent in 2022 compared to 2021 and fell to 9 million 255 thousand 930.
Before the Kovid-19 epidemic in EU countries, car sales, which exceeded 13 million in 2019, decreased to 9 million 939 thousand 418 in 2020 and 9 million 700 thousand 95 in 2021. The data revealed that the decrease in sales continued last year.
In the middle of EU countries, car sales increased by 1.1 percent in Germany in 2022 compared to the previous year, decreased by 7.8 percent in France, 9.7 percent in Italy and 5.4 percent in Spain.
Most new cars hit the roads in Germany
In 2022, in the midst of the 27 EU member states, Germany had the most new cars on the road. In this period, 2 million 651 thousand 357 new cars were registered to traffic in Germany, 1 million 529 thousand 35 in France, 1 million 316 thousand 702 in Italy and 813 thousand 396 in Spain.
On the other hand, new car sales in the EU increased by 12.8% in December compared to the same period of 2021, reaching 896 thousand 967.
According to the manufacturers, the VW Cluster made the highest sales of new cars in the EU in 2022, with 2 million 321 thousand 30 units.
The Stellantis Cluster followed the VW Group in new vehicles in the EU. Stellantis Cluster, which includes brands such as Peugeot, Fiat, Citroen and Opel, sold a total of 1 million 823 thousand 725 cars. Renault Cluster ranked 3rd with 984 thousand 558 new cars.
On the other hand, sales in 2022 decreased by 5.2 percent in VW, 14.1 percent in Stellantis and 4.3 percent in Renault compared to the previous year.
Top selling brands
According to the brands of the groups, Volkswagen made the highest sales in EU countries with 1 million 19 thousand 352 in 2022. It is followed by Toyota with 635 thousand 553, Peugeot with 556 thousand 591, Renault with 541 thousand 493, Mercedes with 529 thousand 222, BMW with 503 thousand 781, Audi with 475 thousand 801, Skoda with 461 thousand 925, Dacia with 440 thousand 193. Kia followed with 429 thousand 483 and Hyundai with 420 thousand 97.