The Dacia Sandero is in position to finish October as Europe's top-seller. If so, the small hatchback will earn the honor for the third time in 10 months.
The Sandero, which registered 38 percent sales surge to 21,139 in October, will end a two-month win streak for the Tesla Model Y, which stumbled to No. 24 in sales based on preliminary figures from market researcher Dataforce.
Tesla, however, sold 271 percent more Model Ys last month (9,660) than it did in October 2022, according to data representing 92 percent of sales in the European Union, the EFTA countries and the U.K.