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German car sales are up again at +8% in September with 280,689 registrations, bringing the 2011 total to 2,401,736 units, up 11%. At 27,476 sales and 9.8%, the VW Golf/Jetta hits its highest monthly market share this year so far and the best since April 2010. It is just below 200,000 units in the year-to-date ranking.
The VW Passat jumps back up to #2 at 3.4% share, ahead of the Mercedes C Class at 7,720 sales and 2.8% and the Mercedes A Class at 7,242 units and 2.6% share, its highest since…October 2005! It is now up to #22 year-to-date. The Opel Corsa is up 3 spots to an excellent 5th place and leads its category above the VW Polo, #6 at 2.4%, its lowest ranking in 2 years.
Good performance of the Skoda Fabia and Octavia at #14 and #15, the BMW X1 reaches its best ranking this year at #23 with 3,210 sales and 1.1% share, the Nissan Qashqai is #1 foreign model at #25 and the Skoda Yeti is up 14 spots on August to #38 with 2,007 sales and 0.7% share.
Further down the ranking, the new generation Kia Rio is up a huge 119 spots on August to #69 at 912 units, the Fiat Freemont is up 17 spots to #136 with 355 sales, the VW Up is… well up 69 spots to #138 at 332 units and the Range Rover Evoque is up 139 spots to #152 with 263 sales. The Citroen DS5 appears in the German ranking for the first time at #256 and 15 units.
Full September 2011 Top 303 Ranking Table below.