Record number of cars being sold in Denmark

Peugeot and Volkswagen top the list

Despite Denmark being known as an oasis when it comes to cycling and public transport, people are increasingly purchasing cars.

Danish car importers expect sales in Denmark to exceed 200,000 new cars in 2015, the highest amount ever sold in a year. At the moment sales are 7 percent higher than they were at the same time last year.

Jens Brendstrup, the CEO of the industry organisation AutoBranchen Danmark, contends that one reason is that cars are becoming more environmentally friendly.

“For a while now, we have seen that the Danes consider the environment when shopping for a new car,” said Brendstrup.

“This year we’ve begun seeing the Danes buying larger and more fuel-efficient cars, which we see as a clear sign that we are heading towards better times, in terms of the economy and the industry.”

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Popular Peugeot 
Figures from AutoBranchen Danmark showed that micro cars, small cars and medium to small cars made up 71 percent of the cars sold so far in 2015.

The Volkswagen Up! Was the most popular brand with 5,207 sales, followed by Peugeot 208 (4,899), Peugeot 108 (4,080), Toyota Aygo (3,636) and the Peugeot 308 (3,569).

The top ten was completed by the Kia Picanto (3,387), Ford Fiesta (3,125), Toyota Yaris (3,028), Volkswagen Polo (3,025) and Renault Ny Clio (2,896).





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