Germany August 2011: Opel Astra on podium UPDATED
* Now updated with the Top 303 best-selling models! See 'Read more' at end of post *
Excellent month for car sales in Germany, up 18% year-on-year at 237,561 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2,121,047 units, up 11%. The VW Golf is strong at #1 just under 20,000 sales for a 8.4% market share, followed by the VW Polo at 6,826 sales and 2.9%.
The Opel Astra gains two spots on July to rank 3rd with 6,415 sales and 2.7%. While having the Astra on the German podium was a given a decade ago, it's only the second time it happened this year after March and the third time in the last 12 months. The VW Passat is down to #4, ahead of the Mercedes C Class and A Class, resisting in 6th place with 2.4% share, its best in over 2 years!
The BMW 5 Series delivers an extremely solid month at #7, up 7 spots on July, as does the Renault Megane, #1 foreign model this month at #23 with 2,868 sales and 1.2%. Further down the ranking, the Kia Cee'd is up 37 spots on July to #61, the Chevrolet Orlando is up 46 spots to #100 and the Hyundai Veloster is up 117 spots to #117
There are a few newcomers this month: the Hyundai i40 lands directly in the Top 100 at #92 and 562 units, the Fiat Freemont is 153rd with 213 sales and the very first 71 units of the VW Up are delivered, making it #208.
Previous month: see the Germany July 2011 Top 300 best-selling models here.
Full August 2011 Top 303 Ranking Table below.