B-segment

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Ford Fiesta in March 2015 back to be European segment leader

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]

MG 3, representing the British MG, part of Chinese SAIC Group
Electrical Nissan Leaf

In 2015, 21.1% 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: Ford Fiesta, Renault Clio, Opel Corsa with its twin Vauxhall, VW Polo, and Peugeot 208.

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 lost significant market share. 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 3m 2015
Ford Fiesta 88,002
Renault Clio 80,005
Opel/Vauxhall Corsa 78,518
Volkswagen Polo 78,304
Peugeot 208 60,442
Toyota Yaris 50,463
Dacia Sandero 36,803
Seat Ibiza 32,368
Škoda Fabia 31,737
Citroën C3 31,201
Others 192,140

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 SAIC Group Ssangyong Subaru Suzuki Tata Group Toyota Group VW Group
Mitsubishi Colt Citroen DS3 Nissan Micra MG 3 Suzuki Swift Tata Indica Audi A1
Peugeot 207 Nissan Leaf

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regulation (EEC) No 4064/89 - Merger Procedure" (PDF). Office for Official Publications of the European Communities. 17 March 1999. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "European car sales analysis March 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)