RTL Today – Top 10 most popular cars in 2022: German brands remain dominant, top two models from France and Italy

RTL Today - Top 10 most popular cars in 2022: German brands remain dominant, top two models from France and Italy

In the first six months of 2022, German cars proved most popular among Luxembourg residents – but the most popular models were a small French car and an Italian car.

German cars remain very popular in Luxembourg. Our colleagues from RTL 5 Minutes spoke to the Luxo-Belgian Federation of Cars and Bicycles (Febiac), and according to the registration figures of the National Society of Automobile Traffic (SNCA), five German brands are among the ten most popular manufacturers this year.

The eternal leader is Volkswagen. As every year, the German giant is in the lead. To date, it accounts for more than 11% of registrations. With 2,492 registered cars, VW is ahead of Mercedes (2,070 registrations) and Peugeot (1,884).

Behind them are Audi (1,879), BMW (1,806) and Opel (1,105). These six brands alone accounted for 11,236 of the 21,812 car registrations in the first six months of the year. Fiat, Skoda, Renault and Citroën complete the top 10.

The most popular cars are…

Despite Germany’s powerful car industry, the two most popular models came from elsewhere in the first half of the year. One from a French manufacturer and the other from Italy.

Since early 2022, the Peugeot 208 has been the most popular car registered in Luxembourg. With 809 vehicles, it is way ahead of the Fiat 500 and its 684 units. The third and fourth most popular cars are the Opel Corsa (588 registrations) and the Volkswagen Golf (581 units). Four city cars, four compact cars, dominating the market, despite the fact that Luxembourgers love sedans and SUVs.

Opel’s new Mokka completes the top 5. Then comes the Citroën C3.

The sector’s heavyweights remain well positioned, with the rest of the top 10 being occupied by SUVs of various sizes. Starting with the Volvo XC60 (7th with 314 registrations). It is ahead of two Volkswagens: the compact SUV T-ROC (8th with 297 registrations) and the Tiguan (9th, 295 models). Peugeot completes the top 10 with its 2008, the “adventurous” but “compact” version of the 208 that tops the ranking. Technically, the French manufacturer even closes the “top 12”, as the 3008 SUV and the 308 sedan follow closely (279 and 264 registered cars each).