The Volkswagen Golf was Europe's No. 1 seller for the fourth consecutive month in October with a volume of 27,424.
For a period earlier this year the Golf was under pressure from the Renault Clio, which has finished No. 1 for three separate months in 2020, but demand for the French small car cooled in September, dropping it to third in the ranking behind the surging Opel/Vauxhall Corsa. The Clio, however, was able to pass the Corsa in October to retain second place with 22,276 sales. The Corsa was third with 21,283 sales.
The Golf won the month despite a 20 percent sales decline, while the Clio was up 14 percent in October and the Corsa's volume surged 60 percent, according to JATO data.
The Fiat Panda, Renault Captur, and the Peugeot 208 and 2008 were the other models in Europe's top 10 that increased sales in October. The Panda was up 32 percent, the 2008 gained 23 percent, the 208 rose 8.1 percent and the Captur gained 3 percent.
For the first 10 months, the Golf was No. 1 with 227,802 sales, a decline of 33 percent, followed by the Clio (205,732, down 23 percent) and the Corsa (162,046, down 18 percent).
Rounding out the top five were the 208 (160,168, down 15 percent) and VW Tiguan (146,776, down 33 percent).