The higher affairs automaker in Europe in 2021 did not abide a 12 months in the past, with Stellantis amalgamation … [ ] Fiat Chrysler Cars with France’s PSA Groupe. This 12 months it took the European gross sales acme from abiding champion, the Volkswagen Group. Picture: AP Picture/Joe Buglewicz
The all-around semiconductor disaster has executed what alike the $30 billion Dieselgate disaster couldn’t do – certain the Volkswagen Group from its Quantity One arch in Europe.
In response to abstracts analytics abutting Dataforce, the chip-starved Volkswagen Group suffered the discredit of falling to further abode abaft French-based all-around amassed Stellantis.
Stellantis, the alloyed article of Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Cars, agitated the boss Volkswagen by aloof 693 cartage in 2021, in keeping with Dataforce.
With abstracts combination from 31 European nations, together with the 27 EU nations further Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and the UK, confirmed Stellantis delivered 3,161,594 vehicles and vans in Europe in 2021.
Volkswagen fell aloof abbreviate of them, with 3,160,901 gross sales.
Nonetheless, Stellantis awash beneath commuter vehicles than Volkswagen, with the German-based aggregation affairs 511,365 added than its French-based foe.
The aberration was that Stellantis confused 722,702 ablaze bartering cartage – some 512,119 added than the Volkswagen Group, to beat them.
Chip-starved Volkswagen absent its European gross sales advance in 2021, with alone Porsche and Seat announcement … [ ] gross sales rises. Picture by Ronny Hartmann / AFP
Whereas Volkswagen has been abiding in its place as European bazaar baton for many years, it could moreover settle for absent out to Stellantis in 2019,