Germany January 2016: Volkswagen caught up by emissions scandal?

VW Golf Germany January 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukVolkswagen sales drop 9% at home in January. 

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The German new car market starts 2016 in a very healthy way: up 3% 218.365 registrations in January. After resisting fairly well over the past few months, local behemoth Volkswagen stalls in January: down 9% to 21.6% share. Are German consumers starting to lose patience in the face of continuing (worsening?) emissions scandal? The January 2015 base was particularly high (24.5% share) so we won’t come to rushed conclusions just yet. If Seat (-2%) and Skoda (-7%) are also in difficulty, Audi recovers from a paltry 6th place in December with sales up 22% year-on-year to 21.741 and 10% share, distancing Mercedes (9.3%) and BMW (7.9%). Opel (+22%) and Ford (+19%) confirm their return to form, joining Mazda (+20%), Mitsubishi (+22%), Land Rover (+47%), Jaguar (+68%), Honda (+81%) and Ssangyong (+86%) among carmakers posting double-digit gains in January.

Opel Astra Germany January 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Astra hits its highest ranking in almost four years.

Despite losing significant ground for the first time since the emissions scandal, Volkswagen monopolises the models podium as it did over the Full Year 2015 with the Golf (-21%), Passat (-16%) and Polo (+21%) in the lead. Big news in 4th place: the Opel Astra takes full advantage of the new generation to double its sales year-on-year (+98%) to 4.818. This is the Astra’s best ranking in Germany since May 2012, but the real test will be to see whether the Astra can break into the Volkswagen-ruled podium, and stay there.

Infiniti Q30 Germany January 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Infiniti Q30 makes its first appearance in the German sales charts this month.

Lifted up 96% by the Active/Gran Tourer, the BMW 2 Series is up to #9, with the Audi Q3 at #19 (+33%), the Audi A1 at #24 (+40%) and the Mercedes GLC at #27 (+68% on the GLK a year ago) also posting strong results. The Mercedes CLA (+120%) and Audi Q7 (+624%) take off, while further down the Ford Mustang is up 65 spots on December to #109 and we welcome the Infiniti Q30 in the German sales charts at #279.

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Germany Full Year 2015: VW Golf celebrates 40 years in pole position

VW Golf 1974 2014 Germany 2015The VW Golf nameplate originally launched in 1974.

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New car registrations in Germany are up a comfortable 6% year-on-year in 2015 to 3.206.042 units, the highest annual figure since scrappage scheme-boosted 2009 (3.807.175). The brands ranking is a model of stability, with the entire Top 10 unchanged on 2014. Volkswagen (+4%), Mercedes (+5%), Audi (+4%) and BMW (+4%) continue to dominate but all lose scraps of market share, followed by Opel (+5%), Ford (+7%) and Skoda (+4%). Renault (110.039) retains the title of best-selling ‘true’ foreigner but the fight was intense with Hyundai (108.434) up 9% this year. Nissan (+12%) and Mazda (+11%) are the only carmakers posting double-digit gains in the Top 15.

Skoda Octavia Germany 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Skoda Ocatvia is up to an all-time high 6th place in 2015.

There is a lot more movement further down in the ranking, with Suzuki (+11%), Volvo (+13%), Porsche (+17%), Jaguar (+18%) and Mini (+20%) posting dynamic improvements, while Land Rover (+24%), Lexus (+27%), Mitsubishi (+43%), Jeep (+44%), Smart (+69%) take off. One step further, Tesla (+94%) and SsangYong (+129%) double their sales year-on-year. A testimony to the great health of the German market, only four carmakers lose ground in the Top 30: Toyota (-6%), Honda (-6%), Dacia (-7%) and DS (-29%).

The Mercedes W123: the last model to outsell the VW Golf in Germany (in 1980).

This year the VW Golf celebrates 40 years spent atop the German sales charts thanks to sales up 6% to 270.952 units including the Sportsvan variant. That’s 2.8 times the volume of the 2nd best-seller vs. 3.5 in 2014, 3.4 in 2013 and 2.7 in 2012. This is the Golf’s strongest annual volume since 2009, to be compared with an all-time record of 414,132 units in 1992 and an all-time low of 148,879 in 2006. The Golf has now been the best-seller in Germany for 35 consecutive years (no interruption since 1981) and a grand total of 40 years: almost continuously since 1975 with the Mercedes W123 the only model to break its rule in 1980. A little-known fact is that the Golf reign in Germany is already a lot longer than that of the VW Beetle, #1 for ‘only’ 29 consecutive years from 1946 to 1973.

VW Passat Germany 2015. Picture courtesy caranddriver.comThe new generation boosts VW Passat sales up 35%.

The Golf distances the VW Passat boosted up 35% by the new model to 97.586 sales, the VW Polo (+3%) and the Mercedes C-Class also lifted by its new generation up 12% to 4th place. The VW Tiguan (-5%), Skoda Octavia up 10% to a record-breaking 6th place, and Audi A3 (-11%) make it six VAG models in the Top 7 best-sellers. The Opel Astra (+21%) returns to being the brand’s best-seller at #8 and should finish 2016 much higher thanks to the new model. The best performer in the Top 50 is without contest the BMW 2 Series whose MPV variants lift up 5-fold to #17 overall, even hitting an incredible third place overall in August.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Germany July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deHero of the year: the BMW 2 Series Tourer. 

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Germany December 2015: Audi down 6% to 6th place in market up 8%

Audi Q7 Germany December 2015Could Audi end up being more affected by the VAG emission scandal than Volkswagen?

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The German new car market posts an excellent 8% year-on-year increase in December to 247.355 registrations, with embattled Volkswagen losing share at +3% to 20.6% and 50.887 sales and Audi tumbling down 6% to a paltry 6th place: its best-seller the A3 is only #19 this month. Skoda (+2%), Seat (-2%) and Porsche (-14%) also lose market share compared to a year ago. BMW (+13%) shoots up to 2nd place above Mercedes (+1%) while both Ford (+25%) and Opel (+15%) frankly outpace the market at #4 and #5 respectively. Inside the Top 20, notice also Renault up 36%, Hyundai up 24%, Kia up 15%, Volvo up 24% and Mazda up 31%. Further down, Land Rover (+46%), Jaguar (+53%) and Tesla (+42%) shine.

Opel Astra Germany December 2015The Opel Astra is up 61% to 5th place overall in December.

Model-wise, Volkswagen retains its monopoly on the podium with the Golf struggling (-10%) but the Passat (+30%) and Polo (+49%) in fantastic shape. The BMW 1 Series shoots back up 12 spots on November to land at an excellent 4th place (+19%) while the Opel Astra is up a whopping 61% to break back into the Top 5 for only the 2nd time this year. The relaunch honeymoon period is over for the Mercedes C-Class (-22%), the Hyundai i10 takes off to #20 (+131%) and the Fiat 500 is boosted by the 500X up 33% to #22. The Opel Karl (#44) and Renault Kadjar (#46) break into the German Top 50 for the very first time, the latter already outselling its stablemate the Captur (#56)

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Germany November 2015: Volkswagen Group resists, 2 Skodas in Top 8

Skoda Fabia Germany November 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Skoda Fabia hits its best ranking in Germany in 4.5 years. 

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A 9% year-on-year increase in November to 272.377 units is a breath of fresh air for German new car sales, with the country’s largest carmaker still embroiled in a seemingly never-ending cheating scandal. The year-to-date total now stands at 2.958.687 units, up 5% or 152.000 on the same period last year. Although in decline compared to November 2014, Volkswagen limits the damage to -2% and holds 21.3% of its home market, almost exactly its year-to-date level (21.5%). German consumers are indeed still supporting their national carmaker in the face of adversity. Porsche is stable, Audi is up 3% and Skoda up 13%, only Seat also loses ground at -3%. All-in-all the VAG Group is putting on a brave face at home. Mercedes brilliantly outpaces the market in 2nd place overall (+14%), now flirting with the symbolic 10% market share, while Ford (+23%) remains above Opel (+12%). Further down, Renault (+20%), Kia, Toyota (+24%), Mazda (+32%), Mitsubishi (+46%) and Smart (+68%) impress.

Mercedes GLC Germany November 2015The Mercedes GLC has now entered its home Top 30.

Model-wise, Volkswagen keeps the podium 100% to itself with the Golf (-13%), Passat (+52%) and Polo (-11%) while its parent company monopolises the Top 5, adding the Audi A3 at #4 (+12%) and the Skoda Octavia at #5 (+38%). The Mercedes C-Class drops 23% to #6, the Opel Astra is already starting to feel the benefits of the new generation, up 58% to #7 and the Skoda Fabia hits its best ranking since March 2011 at #8 (+42%). Further down, the BMW 2 Series jumps 140% to #19, the Hyundai i30 shoots up 164% to #20 and best-selling “true” foreigner (ex-VAG Group), the Toyota Yaris is up 49% to #25, the Mercedes GLC shoots up 18 spots on October and 145% on the GLK a year ago to #29, the Renault Clio is up 43% to #34, the Mercedes CLA up 112% to #37 and the Ford Mondeo up 6-fold to #47. Just outside the Top 50, the Mercedes GLE gains 11 ranks to #51 and the Renault Kadjar is up 8 to #52.

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Germany October 2015: Top 4 is 100% Volkswagen despite crisis

Volkswagen Passat GTE Germany October 2015The VW Passat is up 41% year-on-year in October at home.

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The German new car market is up a shy 1% year-on-year in October to 278.372 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2.686.310 units, up 5% or almost 130.000 delivers over the same period in 2014. Embroiled in a deepening crisis worldwide, the Volkswagen Group continues to be supported by strong consumer activity at home: the Volkswagen brand is down just 1% to 22.1% share which is above its year-to-date level at 21.5%.

Ford Focus Germany October 2015. Picture courtesy of whatcar.co.ukFord Focus

Volkswagen even has four nameplates atop the models ranking: the Golf (-4%), Passat (+41%), Polo (-22%) and Tiguan (+13%)… Audi is up 1% to 8.6% share, climbing back to #2 luxury brand in the country below Mercedes and Porsche is up 7% to just under 1% market share. Only Skoda (-13%) and Seat (-16%) take a hit. In other brand news, Ford (+12%) overtakes Opel (+6%) to 5th place, Toyota drops 20%, Mazda is up 33%, Smart up a whopping 257%, Mitsubishi up 24%, Land Rover up 27%, Jaguar up 44%, Ssangyong up 102% and Tesla up 7-fold on October 2014.

Mazda CX-3 Germany October 2015The CX-3 is already Mazda’s best-seller in Germany.

Model-wise, the Opel Corsa manages to remain in 5th position, overtaking the Mercedes C-Class (-15%) while the BMW 3 Series is back up 6 spots to #7 and the Skoda Octavia down two to #8. The Ford Focus is up 27% to #11, the Seat Leon is down 15% but up to #14, the BMW 2 Series is up 3-fold on October 2014 to #14 and the Smart Fortwo is up 163% to #25. Among recent launches, the Mercedes GLC is up 10 spots on last month to #47, the Mazda CX-3 up 16 to #55 and already the brand’s best-seller in Germany, the Renault Kadjar is up 56 ranks to #60 vs. #58 for the Captur, the Mercedes GLE is up two to #62 and the Opel Karl up 22 to #69.

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Germany September 2015: Podium 100% VW, Hyundai Tucson shoots up

Hyundai Tucson Germany September 2015The Hyundai Tucson is an instant blockbuster in Europe’s largest market.

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If the German auto industry is still reeling from the Volkswagen AG diesel scandal, new car sales in the country are up 4% year-on-year in September to 272.479 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 5.5% or 126.000 deliveries to 2.407.938. It is too early to read any impact of the VW crisis into sales: this month Volkswagen follows the market at +4% to 20.9% market share vs. 21.4% year-to-date and places three nameplates on the podium: the Golf (-3%), Passat (+15%) and Tiguan in runout mode (+91%). Audi is up 2% to 8% vs. 8.6% YTD with the A4 in runout mode (+34%) but the A3 struggling (-31%). Skoda is up 3% to 6.1% vs. 5.7% pushed by solid performances by the Octavia at #6 (+12%) and Fabia at #12 (+9%) and Seat outpaces the market at +8% to 3% share, identical to the brand’s 2015 level so far.

Mercedes GLC Germany September 2015The Mercedes GLC is already approaching the Top 50 at home.

Mercedes keeps the luxury crown at 8.4% of the market, placing the C-Klasse at #4 while the CLA is boosted up 135% year-on-year by the new Shooting Brake variant, the GLC is up to #57 and the GLE up to #64 – including residual sales of the GLK and M-Klasse respectively. BMW remains above Audi – albeit by just 29 units this month – with the 1 Series reclaiming the brand’s best-seller title thanks to a Top 10 ranking in September vs. #13 for the 3 Series and #14 for the 2 Series. The award of best performer of the month goes without hesitation to Hyundai with sales up a stellar 25% year-on-year. The new Tucson is an instant blockbuster in Germany, clocking up no less than 4.268 deliveries in September only (including the outgoing ix35) which is good enough for a record 15th place. The i30 is up 9 spots on August to #19 and the i10 up 16 to #35.

Mazda CX-3 Germany September 2015The Mazda CX-3 sells 1.096 units in Germany in September.

Other noticeable gainers within the main 20 brands present in Germany include (in ranking order) Ford up 10%, Nissan up 17%, Mazda up 27% thanks to the CX-3 up to #71, Peugeot up 11% thanks to the 308 up to #50 and the 2008 up to #69, and Volvo up 23% thanks to the XC60 up 50% and the XC90 up 7-fold year-on-year. Further down, let’s salute Subaru (+21%), Porsche (+33%), Lexus (+46%), Jeep (+48%), Ssangyong (+50%), Ferrari (+59%), Jaguar (+61%), Smart (+104%) and Tesla (+138%).

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Germany August 2015: BMW 2 Series shoots up to third place

BMW 2er Gran Tourer Germany August 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deUnchartered territory: the BMW 2 Series is the third best-selling nameplate at home.

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The German new car market is up 6% year-on-year in August to 226.314 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 2.135.459 units, also up 6% on 2014. Surprisingly, Volkswagen is the only brand in the Top 12 to lose ground vs. August 2014 at -9% to 42.022 sales and 18.6% share, less than double the sales of the #2 Mercedes, up 14% to 21.895 deliveries for a 9.7% market share. Compared to last month, BMW (+8%) overtakes Audi (+1%) and Opel (+15%) while Ford (+11%), Skoda (+16%), Hyundai (+11%) and Renault (+27%) all frankly outperform the market. Outside the Top 10, notice Nissan (+22%), Kia (+14%), Smart (+131%), Suzuki (+26%), Jeep (+49%) and Jaguar (+215%) all taking off splendidly.

Skoda Fabia Germany August 2015First Top 10 ranking in over four years for the Skoda Fabia.

In the models ranking, below the VW Golf (-10%) and Passat (+22%) we have one of the biggest surprises in the past few years in Germany: boosted by the arrival of the 7-seat Gran Tourer, the BMW 2 Series shoots up to third place overall from a previous best of #12 reached last month with 6.222 units and 2.7% share. This is unchartered territory for the Bavarian carmaker: the 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer is its  first front-engine, back-wheel-drive layout and was launched to compete with the Mercedes B-Class, obliterated last month at #19 and 2.632 units. Needless to say the 2 Series is for the 2nd straight month BMW’s best-seller at home and would still be by far even if 2 Series Coupe figures are deducted, selling more than double the 1 Series at 2.637 while the 3 Series tumbles down 44% to 2.434 units at #27.

Seat Leon Germany August 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Seat Leon is among Germany’s Top 10 best-sellers for the first time.

The next four best-sellers all lodge 20%+ year-on-year gains: the Mercedes C-Class is up 48%, the runout-boosted Opel Astra up 69%, the Audi A4 – also in runout mode before the new generation is unveiled at Frankfurt – up 23% and the Skoda Octavia up 24%. The Skoda Fabia is up 7 spots on July to a splendid 9th position, its first German Top 10 ranking since March 2011, and the Seat Leon brilliantly breaks into the German Top 10 for the first time in the history of the nameplate with 3.202 sales and 1.4% share, beating its previous record of #12 hit last October. Notice also the Opel Mokka up 68% to #17, the Skoda Yeti up 58% to #24, Hyundai ix35/Tucson up 61% to #26, Hyundai i30 up 46% to #28, Mercedes CLA up 136% to #29, Ford Transit Tourneo up 79% to #30 and the Ford Mondeo up 151% to #37.

Audi Q7 Germany August 2015The new model pushes Audi Q7 sales up 5-fold year-on-year.

Among recent launches, the Audi Q7 is up 5-fold on August 2014 to #71, the Opel Karl is up 25 spots on July to hit its best German ranking yet at #81 with 821 sales, the Mazda CX-3 is up 49 ranks to #90, the Renault Kadjar up 31 to #92, the Ford Mustang is up 48 to #135, the Jaguar XE up 18 to #153 and the Subaru Levorg lands at #237 with 40 units sold for its first month in Germany.

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Germany July 2015: 2 Series BMW’s best-seller, closes in on Top 10

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Germany July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe 2 Series is now BMW’s best-seller at home.

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German new car sales are up a robust 7% year-on-year to 290.196 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 1.909.145 units, up 5.5% or over 100.000 sales on 2014. A very satisfying result indeed. It’s a very stable brands ranking as usual in Germany, with only two differences compared to the year-to-date Top 15. Volkswagen (+6%), Mercedes (+7%), Audi (+7%) and Opel (+6%) all move like the market, which means BMW (+1%) is stuck in 5th place below Opel like in June. In 6th place, Ford (-1%) is the only manufacturer in the Top 12 to lose ground on a year ago. Renault (+10%), Fiat (+11%), Porsche (+25%), Mazda (+27%), Land Rover (+28%), Nissan (+34%), Mitsubishi (+44%), Jeep (+45%), Jaguar (+55%) and Smart (+81%) all outpace the market.

VW Passat Germany July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe VW Passat hits its best monthly volume in over 8 years.

Model-wise, below the VW Golf flying at stratospheric heights and up 14% to 25.394 sales partly thanks to the addition of the Sportsvan variant, the next 6 best-sellers manage the outstanding feat of all gaining more than 20% year-on-year. The VW Passat up 54% to 11.355 units breaks a few milestones. For the first time since March 2012 we have two nameplates above 10.000 monthly sales in Germany – the last one was the VW Polo at 10.352 sales. This is the biggest monthly score for any non-Golf nameplate since July 2009 when the Opel Astra hit 12.228 deliveries in the midst of an aggressive scrappage scheme. Finally, this is the Passat’s best monthly score in over 8 years: since the 11.612 units it clocked up in March 2007.

Mercedes C Class Germany July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deMercedes C-Class sales are up 67% on July 2014.

In third position, the Mercedes C-Class is even more impressive with sales up 67% on a year ago to 7.281 units, now getting dangerously close to the VW Polo for the third spot year-to-date at 40.904 units vs. 41.788. Below the VW Polo up 23% at #4, the Audi A4 enjoys a discount-fuelled month up 33% to #5 in the wake of the presentation of the new generation in Frankfurt in September. Same goes for the Opel Astra up 32% to #7 just below the Skoda Octavia which can’t stop climbing at +30% in 6th place. One of the biggest surprises of the month is found just outside the Top 10: with sales up 6-fold year-on-year to 4.104 at #12, the BMW 2 Series becomes the brand’s best-seller for the very first time in Germany and in any other country in the world thanks to the arrival of the larger Gran Tourer. Note this figure includes the 2 Series Coupe without which the 2 Series nameplate would fall behind the 1 Series (4.081).

Audi Q7 Germany July 2015. Picture courtesy auto.czThe new model boosts Audi Q7 sales 4-fold on a year ago.

Further down, notice the Seat Ibiza up 31% to #26, the Nissan Qashqai up 26% to #27, Opel Mokka up 48% to #28, the Mercedes V-Class breaking into the German Top 30 for the first time at #28 after breaking into the Top 50 in May and the Top 40 in June, the Mercedes CLA up 172% to #31 thanks to the Shooting Brake variant, the Ford Mondeo up 29 spots on June and 45% year-on-year to #41, the Renault Twingo up 31% to #42 and the Audi Q7 up 4-fold to #74. This month we welcome back the Ford Mustang in the German sales charts at #183 with 196 sales and the Ferrari 488 GTB at #280 with 11 units finding a new home.

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Germany 1st Half 2015: Golf, Passat & Polo further VW domination

VW Passat Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deVW Passat sales are up 34% year-on-year so far in 2015 at home.

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The German new car market is up a solid 5% year-on-year halfway through 2015 to 1.618.949 units. Demonstrating a further segmentation of Europe’s largest new car market, only 3 manufacturers in the Top 20 outpace the market enough to improve their market share year-on-year: Volkswagen up 9% to further cement its domination at 21.7% of the market, Nissan up 10% to #12, Mini up 27% to #19 and Smart up 57% to #20 thanks to the return of the Forfour. The entire Top 10 brands are unchanged on H1 2014 with Mercedes (+4%), Audi (+6%), BMW (+3%), Opel (+1%) and Ford (+2%) following VW, Skoda (+4%), Renault (-1%), Hyundai (+4%) and Seat (+5%) rounding up the Top 10. Other great performers over the period include Suzuki, Porsche (+21%), Lexus (+40%), Jeep (+74%), Mitsubishi (+81%) and Ssangyong (+132%).

VW Golf Sportsvan Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Sportsvan boosts VW Golf sales up 19%.

In the models ranking, all Top 4 best-seller improve at at least twice the pace of the market: the VW Golf is boosted 19% by the Sportsvan variant to 8.4% share, the Passat benefits fully from the arrival of the new model, up 39% to 2.9% and the Polo enjoys facelift-spruced sales up 10%. The Mercedes C-Class is a total success: up 20% to 4th place overall with a splendid 33.623 sales. The Skoda Octavia gains two spots year-on-year and on its FY2014 ranking to a best-ever #7, the Opel Astra makes a surprising return inside the Top 10 thanks to sales up 7% while the Skoda Fabia (#16) and Seat Leon (#18) brilliantly break into the Top 20.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy of automobilesreview.comThe BMW 2 Series is up to #24 at home.

The most impressive progression atop the ranking is delivered by the BMW 2 Series now including the Active Tourer MPV variant: up 10-fold on a year ago to #24 and just above 18.000 deliveries. Notice also the Ford Kuga up 19% to #30, the Opel Adam up 22% to #34, Hyundai ix35 up 35% to #40, BMW 4 Series up 43% to #41, Hyundai i10 up 38% to #43, Ford Mondeo up 45% to #46, VW Sharan up 24% to #47, the Mercedes V-Class jumping into the Top 50 exactly one year after its launch and the Mercedes CLA up 60% to #57. The Nissan Pulsar is the only all-new nameplate to manage a Top 100 ranking – just: at #99.

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Germany June 2015: Mercedes C-Class and Skoda Octavia shoot up

Mercedes C Class Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy auto-news.deMercedes C-Class sales are up 79% year-on-year at home.

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Like the rest of Europe, the German new car market enjoys strong gains in June at +12% to 313.539 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 to 1.618.949 units, up 5% or 80.000 sales on 2014. Volkswagen follows the market at +13% yet its market share is frankly below its YTD level at 20.3%, Mercedes (+22%) and Audi (+23%) show brilliant improvements but BMW (+4%) is passed by Opel (+9%) even though both manufacturers lose market share vs. a year ago. Seat gains two spots on May to rank 8th overall with 10.448 sales, Mini is up 43% to #18, Mitsubishi up 116% to #20, Smart up 74% to #22, Land Rover up 60% to #25, Jeep up 56% to #27, Tesla up 120% to #31 and Ssangyong up 207% to #32.

Skoda Octavia Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Skoda Octavia is up to 5th overall in Germany in June.

Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf flies up 20% year-on-year to 23.742 sales and 7.6% share above the VW Passat pushed up 56% to 9.416 units and 3% thanks to the new generation and the Mercedes C-Class up an even more impressive 79% to 7.468 deliveries, knocking the VW Polo (+12%) down to #4. The Skoda Octavia is up 23% to land in 5th place, the nameplate’s highest ever monthly ranking in Germany, also hit in September and December 2013. The Opel Astra, now in runout mode before the arrival of the new generation, sticks to the 6th spot to reached last month vs. #10 year-to-date. The Ford Fiesta (+40%) and Audi A4 (+57%) also shine inside the Top 10.

VW Passat Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe new generation pushes VW Passat sales up 56% on June 2014.

Outside the Top 10 best-sellers, the Mini is up 9 spots on May to #13, the BMW 2 Series lodges its second-ever German Top 20 ranking after last February (#16) at #17 and 4.202 sales, the Seat Ibiza is up 67% year-on-year and 10 ranks on May to #20, the Opel Mokka is up 63% to #23, the BMW X1 up 85% to #24, Hyundai ix35 up 65% to #30, VW Sharan up 75% to #31 and the Mercedes V Class, one month after breaking into the German Top 50 for the first time at #48, improves its record ranking by 10 ranks to #38.

Opel Karl Germany June 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deGood start for the Opel Karl at home: already ranking #82.

As far as recent launches are concerned, two nameplates make their grand entrance inside the German Top 100 this month: the Opel Karl is up 114 spots on last month to #82 with 1.142 sales and the Mazda CX-3 is up 118 ranks to #93 with a round 800 deliveries. Further down, the Renault Kadjar is up a spectacular 141 spots to #112 with 673 units, the Land Rover Discovery Sport is up 16 to #150, the Jaguar XE lands at #185 with 198 sales, the Ssangyong Tivoli appears at #245 with 37 units and the Honda HR-V arrives at #264 with 20 deliveries for now.

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