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January 7, 2022

Autodata Publishes 2021 ‘Most Serviced Vehicle’ Report

Solera Autodata, the world-leading supplier of technical information for automotive professionals, has published its annual Most Serviced Vehicle report, analysing trends from the aftermarket industry and identifying the top 10 most-serviced vehicles across a number of categories.

The report draws on data across 21 countries for cars and vans and 22 for motorcycle.

Internationally, the Volkswagen Transporter T5 was the most-serviced vehicle as well as most-serviced LCV. The Transporter T6 also moved up from eight place in 2020 to sixth in 2021. The second and third places are held by the 2012 Ford Transit Custom and 2006 Ford Transit respectively.

The most-serviced car internationally was the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa-D, with the Ford Fiesta and Ford Focus taking the second and third slots respectively. The most-serviced manufacturer worldwide was Ford although Volkswagen was the most-serviced brand in 13 of 21 countries surveyed – notably displacing Renault in Spain and Volvo in Sweden in 2021. French brands again accounted for all top 10 cars in France.

The top three most accessed topics in Autodata’s workshop application in 2021 were: Engine Oil, Technical Specifications and Fuses & Relays. By time per day, the Wiring Diagrams module was used for the longest average time by technicians.

Top 10 cars:
1.) Opel/Vauxhall Corsa-D (S07)
2.) Fiat 500/500C (07-)
3.) Ford Fiesta (‘13)
4.) Nissan Qashqai (J11) (14-21)
5.) Volkswagen Golf VII (5G1) (12-17)
6.) Opel/Vauxhall Astra-J (P10)
7.) Ford Focus (‘04/’08)
8.) Ford Fiesta – (‘08)
9.) BMW 3 Series (E90/91/92/93) (05-14)
10.) Nissan Qashqai/Qashqai+2 (J10)

Top 10 LCVs:
1.) Volkswagen Transporter T5 (7H/7J/7E/7F) (04-15)
2.) Ford Transit Custom (‘12)
3.) Ford Transit (‘06)
4.) Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (906) (06-18)
5.) Citroen Berlingo III
6.) Ford Transit (‘14)
7.) Peugeot Partner III
8.) Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-A (X83)
9.) Volkswagen Transporter T6 (SFx/SGx) (15-19)
10.) Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro-B/Vivaro-B Life (X82)

Top 10 electric vehicles:
1.) Nissan Leaf (ZE0) (10-18)
2.) Renault Zoe (X10)
3.) Tesla Model S (13-)
4.) Tesla Model 3 (18-)
5.) BMW i3 (I01) (13-)
6.) Nissan Leaf (ZE1) (18-)
7.) Volkswagen e-Golf VII (BE1) (14-17)
8.) Kia Soul (14-19)
9.) Nissan e-NV200 (ME0)
10.) Volkswagen e-Golf VII (BE2) (17-21)

Top 10 motorcycles:
1.) Honda CBR
2.) BMW R1200
3.) Honda CB
4.) Yamaha YZF
5.) Kawasaki Z-Series
6.) Suzuki GSX-R
7.) Honda CRF
8.) Triumph Tiger
9.) Suzuki GSF
10.) Kawasaki ZX

Chris Wright, Managing Director of Autodata, said: “Increasing complexity of vehicles in the aftermarket will be one of the greatest challenges facing independent technicians. Traditionally technicians have not also needed to be electricians and computer repair specialists; this is changing as more and more aspects of vehicles are computerised. We’re working hard to make sure OE information is available to workshops – we increased the number of vehicles with wiring diagrams by 10% over the past two years and the number of vehicles with ECM (engine control module) diagrams by 7%.”

For a full copy of the report, please click here.

About the data in this report
The regions highlighted in this report are the 21 countries (22 for motorcycles) with the highest number of Autodata subscribers. To determine the most serviced vehicles, we analysed the usage of Autodata’s technical information applications from the start of November 2020 to the start of November 2021. If you intend to share or use any information within this report, please reference (Autodata, 2021) and ensure the content is used in the context of this report.

The 22 countries covered in the Most Serviced Vehicles of 2021 report include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States for motorcycles only.

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