The data shows Vauxhall has struggled to maintain sales across the continent, with Passat, Astra and Corsa models all showing declining figures.
Dave Rainer, Director of Crusader Vans told Express.co.uk: “We have looked at market trends across Europe over the last four years, and found it interesting that while big markets like Germany and France prefer local car brands, Spain and the UK prefer foreign brands like Ford and Volkswagen, and only buy a small percentage of local brands.”
Europe’s electric car market saw a 33 per cent sales boost last year as markets and manufacturers jumped on the latest technology.
Norway saw the biggest boost in electric sales, with over 250 per cent more sold in the last 12 months.
The UK saw a meagre rise of around 25 per cent – the same as other European allies such as France and Germany.
Statistics from the AA show that almost four-fifths of cars built in the UK are exported, with over half of these sent to the European Union.
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