B-segment

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Volkswagen Polo is the 2015 European segment leader, replacing Ford Fiesta which was in 2014

B-segment is a size class of automobiles defined by European Commission[1] 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[edit]

Recenty renewed Opel Corsa
Second generation of Hyundai i20, launched during 2014

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.[2] 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.[3]

The Nissan Leaf is the best seller in the electric category during 2014.

Model 1m 2015
Volkswagen Polo 23,322
Renault Clio 22,111
Ford Fiesta 21,796
Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 21,117
Peugeot 208 16,007
Toyota Yaris 15,262
Dacia Sandero 11,896
Skoda Fabia 9,278
Seat Ibiza 8,704
Citroën C3 8,252
Others 53,160

Other models include:

AutoVAZ BMW Group Chery FCA Group Ford Group Geely Group General Motors Honda Group Hyundai-Kia Group Mazda Group Mercedes Group
BMW i3 Fiat Punto Chevrolet Aveo Honda Jazz Hyundai i20 Mazda2 Smart Forfour
Lancia/Chrysler Ypsilon Honda CR-Z Kia Rio
Alfa Romeo MiTo Hyundai Veloster
Fiat Linea
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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 - Merger Procedure". Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 17 March 1999. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "European car sales analysis January 2015 – models". http://left-lane.com/. 
  3. ^ "British Automakers, Led by Highest-Ranked Jaguar, Make Key Inroads toward Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction in the UK" (Press release). JD Power. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2015.  Check date values in: |year= / |date= mismatch (help)