Comparing top ten models within Europe for the last 15 years shows that there was not much change. Only 16 models have that distinction. 4 models were there every year and all the cars listed below were there at least 10 times (see Col 2). Only 4 have been number one (see Col 3), the VW Golf 9 times. Col 4 shows the highest ranking reached, the GM Corsa only reaching 4th as its best spot.
|Rk||Model||Col 2||Col 3||Col 4|
Many of these car models will be popular for fleet buyers, which gives them sales consistency. The Ford Escort/Focus is the most even, for 15 years falling between 3rd and 8th.
In summary: Over 15 years, little has changed and I cannot see much changing in the top selling models in Europe for the future either.