B-segment is a size class of automobiles defined by European Commission ranking larger than the A-segment and smaller than the C-segment and approximately corresponding to the Subcompact car in North America and the Supermini segment in Great Britain.
European market in 2015
In 2015, 20.7% of European sales are currently B-segment cars, making this segment, together with C-segment, the two most popular sized automobiles in the region. Half of the sales are covered by five models, the Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Peugeot 208, VW Polo, Opel Corsa, and its twin Vauxhall.
Recently low-cost models such as mainly Dacia Sandero, ranked seventh in the European market, or Skoda Fabia, ranked 9th, had significant success, while other popular model in the past like Fiat Punto. The premium class increased its market share with models that include the Citroën DS3.
The Nissan Leaf is the best seller in the electric category during 2014.
Other models include:
|Mitsubishi Group||PSA Group||Renault-Nissan Group||Ssangyong||Subaru||Suzuki||Tata Group||Toyota Group||VW Group|
|Mitsubishi Colt||Citroen DS3||Nissan Micra||Suzuki Swift||Tata Indica||Audi A1|
|Peugeot 207||Nissan Leaf|
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