Which European Automobile Company Is Your Favorite?
The 2016 edition of the Forbes European Automobile Association’s annual rankings included several companies that were worth a look.
Among the contenders were Renault, Daimler, Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan and Volkswagen-Mitsubishi.
One of the highlights of the rankings was that Daimling, one of the top two carmakers in the world, won in Europe.
Renault-Benz also came in as the No. 2 carmaker in Europe, but it didn’t make the list due to a lack of sales in Europe and the United States.
For its part, Volkswagen came in at No. 3, while Mercedes-Benz came in a close second place.
It’s no surprise that the Mercedes-BMW alliance didn’t fare as well in Europe as it did in the U.S. Mercedes-Benzes, for instance, doesn’t sell in Europe despite having a big presence there.
Volkswagen also didn’t show up in the top five because of its U.K. sales.
In addition to winning Europe’s crown, the company also earned a spot on the list for best-selling car in the United Kingdom.
Mercedes has been in the industry for nearly two decades, but its U,S.
and global presence is relatively new.
The automaker sold more than 6 million cars and trucks in the first half of 2017.