The Dacia Sandero small hatchback was Europe's top-selling car in July as overall registrations in the region fell 24 percent, ending four months of growth.
New-car sales fell to 967,830 last month from 1.27 million in July 2020, according to data from 26 European markets collected by JATO Dynamics.
The Sandero had the No. 1 spot for the first time since its launch in 2008. The Volkswagen Golf, which usually tops the rankings, was in second place, followed by the Toyota Yaris.
Registrations fell in most European markets in July, as the pandemic continued to weigh on consumer confidence and the global shortage of microchips hit the availability of many models.