Long established autoindustry observers AID are now projecting that this year SUV-Crossovers could nudge aside West Europe’s long-leading market for Lower-Medium sector cars like Volkswagen’s Golf as the region’s biggest car segment
A market analysis conducted by AID shows that last year’s sales of trendy SUV-Crossovers in Western Europe jumped by more than a fifth to a record 3.6 million units. The sector maintained its streak as the fastest-growing segment in last year’s already fast recovering West European car market.
As has typically been the case of late on both sides of the Atlantic and China, consumers’ enthusiastic shift to these fashionable, taller than average motors came largely at the expense of conventionally bodied cars such as hatchbacks, three-box saloons as well as estate cars and People-Carriers.
Drawing attention to the sector’s unwavering rate of advance - a trend echoed not only in Europe, but no less so in North America and China – the speed and scale of West Europe’s SUV-Crossover gains is breathtaking.
Hot on the heels of what ranks as yet another record turnout for this long-winning market sector, last year’s SUV-Crossover sales in Western Europe grew at well over twice the pace of the region’s recovering car market.
Put into perspective, according to AID’s own data last year’s sales of these trendy vehicles rocketed ahead by a hot 20.5 per cent to more than 3.6 million cars, thus pulverising an already long and glowing string of previously set sector sales records in the
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