With three months to go in 2024, most of Europe's segment races are virtually decided because of the huge leads that models such as the Dacia Sandero and Fiat Panda have over their closest rivals. If this were an election, 15 of the 21 competitions would already be conceded.
There are, however, six races that should be worth monitoring until the final days of the year.
The closest pits BMW against Tesla in the important midsize premium segment. The 3 Series leads the Model 3 by 601 sales, based on preliminary figures from market researcher Dataforce.