Volkswagen on Top as European New Car Market Continues Growth

St Austell, Cornwall -- (SBWire) -- 03/31/2015 --The automotive market on the Continent is finally beginning to catch up with the UK's success, with February's sales surging by 8% year on year. However, Volkswagen is way ahead of the market, gaining 12% year on year to reach nearly 120,000 unit sales.

While Renault is also doing well in second place with year-on-year growth of 15%, Ford was Europe's third-best-selling brand in February, Peugeot was fourth and Vauxhall-Opel was fifth. BMW was further down the list at number eight but boasting year-on-year year growth of 15%, followed by Mercedes in ninth with 12%.

However, Volkswagen sold nearly twice as many units this February as runner-up Renault. It sold 118,781, compared to 69,617. VW took the top two best-selling model spots too, with the ever-popular Golf first and Polo second, but the larger Passat was the star performer in February, rising to eighth place - its highest position since August 2012 - and with sales of 15,711 units. That's an increase of 64% year on year. The Passat was also recently voted 2015's European Car of the Year in the prestigious industry awards.

The VW Passat is one of a number of high-quality used Volkswagens stocked by Hewaswater Garage. If you are visiting used car dealers Cornwall and particularly St Austell area residents can benefit from nearly 34 years of experience in used car sales at one of Cornwall's biggest dealerships.

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For further information, please contact Sharon Prynne at Hewaswater Garage in Hewaswater, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 77JF, United Kingdom. Telephone 01726 882114, email or visit the website

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