Europe: SUVs and Crossovers Already Represent 37% of Sales

Sales of SUVs and crossovers in Europe increased sharply in 2019. A survey by Jato Dynamics found that SUVs grew 13% last year, in a market that advanced only 1.4% in total.

With 15.3 million cars sold in the European Union in 2019, 5.7 million were considered sport utility vehicles, which represents 37% of the total.

In comparison with the previous year, the segment added 650 thousand units to the European market, and in 2018, this volume was even greater, with an increase of 800 thousand cars, when it grew by 18%.

In the latter, the share of SUVs and crossovers was 33%, while in 2017, the market share was 29%. Of this total of 5.7 million, 4 million are of models considered subcompact and compact, that is, starting below 4 m until around 4.5 / 4.6 m, where they are still considered “compact” in the European view, as in the USA.

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Sales of SUVs and crossovers in Europe increased sharply in 2019. A survey by Jato Dynamics found that SUVs grew 13% last year, in a market that advanced only 1.4% in total.

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