In the first quarter of 2019, sales of the Nissan X-Trail SUV, once popular in Europe, fell by two thirds. The reason is the new WLTP standards.
In the first quarter of 2019, the Nissan X-Trail (pictured) lost 67% in the European market compared to the Q1 2018. In the first TOP 10 mid-size SUVs, it took only in the 7th place. A couple of years ago it was the second.
New WLTP requirements for emissions level are the reason for the X-Trail sales drop, according to experts. The automaker had to withdraw some versions from the market due to them.
The same-platform Renault Koleos dropped to the 10th place, having lost 44%.
The European TOP 3 mid-size SUVs is currently headed by the Skoda Kodiaq. Grown up in size after a change of generations, the Toyota RAV4 has become the second, the Peugeot 5008 is the third.
The PHEV version spurred consumer demand for the Mitsubishi Outlander. The model has not only become the fourth, but also added 44%.
The TOP 10 also includes the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, Honda CR-V, Seat Tarraco, Subaru Forester.