SUVs now have a market share of 40.1 percent in European car sales, according to an analysis of market researcher JATO Dynamics, presented on Thursday.

A year earlier, the share of SUVs in the sale of new cars in Europe was still 35.6 percent.

The best-selling high model in October was the Volkswagen Tiguan. Of these, 18,543 were registered in Europe. The Renault Captur and Nissan Qashqai complete the top three.

The Volkswagen T-Cross is the only newcomer in the sales list, but certainly not the only high newcomer. The Citroën C5 Aircross, Mazda CX-30 and the Seat Tarraco also enjoyed great success in October.

European SUV sale in October

  • Volkswagen Tiguan: 18,543
  • Renault Captur: 17,850
  • Nissan Qashqai: 16,657
  • Volkswagen T-Roc: 16,555
  • Dacia Duster: 15,993
  • Peugeot 3008: 15,784
  • Peugeot 2008: 14,152
  • Volkswagen T-Cross: 13,557