Volkswagen's EU share: new-car registrations in 2020

In June 2020, the VW brand's share of new-car registrations in the European Union stood at around 10.8 percent. The Volkswagen Group had an overall EU market share of 25 percent in June 2020.

Car sales trending downward

Customers in Europe purchased some 102,400 Volkswagen-badged vehicles in June 2020, down from almost 142,800 one year earlier. The Volkswagen brand took a big hit, but still managed to sell more vehicles than any other brand in the EU. Overall, EU car sales came to about 950,000 units with Volkswagen's domestic market, Germany, accounting for about 28 percent of the total.

Introduction of ID3 to comply with tougher regulations

In the face of new EU emissions standards and WLTP rules, electric vehicles are projected to fare better than conventional cars. As a result, Volkswagen is expected to start delivering the new ID3 model in the third quarter of 2020. The new WTLP test was created in response to the diesel emissions scandal of 2015, in which the Volkswagen Group played a central role. New test conditions aim to replicate real world driving conditions to get a more accurate picture of the emissions produced on Europe’s roads. Following the test’s introduction, September sales of passenger cars fell by 23.5 percent. Passenger vehicle sales in the EU show strong seasonal trends with new cars typically being bought more often between March and June.

Volkswagen brand's share of new car registrations in the EU from January to June 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

January to June 2020

Supplementary notes

All values are estimates; figures for Malta unavailable.
The figures through May 2020 were taken from previous editions of the publication.
The figures are for VW brand only.

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