The global semiconductor shortage and other supply chain issues have dampened deliveries of cars globally, with carmakers sitting on half-finished vehicles and unable to meet demand.
Hyundai sales rose by 42 percent in November while sister brand Kia gained 20 percent. The brands have leveraged their links with Korean chipmakers to avoid the long plant stoppages which have hit rivals.
Volkswagen Group, Europe's biggest automaker, saw its registrations fall 31 percent, with VW brand sales down 38 percent, Audi down 30 percent, Skoda down 27 percent and Seat down 25 percent. Porsche limited its sales decline to less than 1 percent as the brand's high margin cars were prioritized for chips.
At Stellantis, Europe's No. 2 automaker, registrations dropped by 21 percent, with Jeep down 36 percent, Alfa Romeo down 35 percent, Fiat down 25 percent and Opel/Vauxhall also down 25 percent. Sales of Peugeot cars fell 20 percent and Citroen was down 7 percent.