The VW T-Roc was Europe's No. 2-seller in April despite an 18 percent decline.
The 208 passed the Sandero for the overall sale lead in Europe after three months and extended its advantage through April from by more than a factor of 10 to 5,885 units from 535, according to figures from Dataforce.
The Sandero, which had a sales increase of about 1 percent in April 2021, was one of just two models in the top 10 for last month to record a gain. The other was the Kia Sportage (+52 percent).
The Peugeot 208 was Europe's No. 2 overall seller for the first three months before rising to the top slot in April.
Looking at the rest of the top 50 for Europe for April, several of the big winners were SUVs, including the Nissan Qashqai (+21 percent) and BMW X3 (+28 percent).
After four months the big winners included the Kia Sportage, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka, Hyundai Kona, Renault Arkana and Mercedes-Benz C Class.