* See the Top 100 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Thanks Florian for the data *
Car sales in Germany are up 3% this year with 3,314,061 registrations. The VW Golf enjoys its 3rd year in a row above 10% share, leader again with 342,135 sales, down 12%. The Opel Astra hangs onto its 2nd position for the 4th consecutive year, this time at 220,104 units and 6.6%, down 4%
The BMW 3 Series is on the podium for the second time only in the nameplate’s history, up 8% to 148,172 units, followed by the Opel Corsa, up 14% to a best-ever #4 with 138,688 sales. The Mercedes C Class takes a breather in 5th place (4.1%), ahead of the Ford Escort, up 32% to 123,979 units and the new Audi A4 at #7 and 119,118 sales for its first full year. The VW Polo is up 109% and 7 spots to #8. 10 models sell upwards of 100,000 units this year, an equal record with 1991 and 1992.
Big change in the imported models ranking: the Fiat Punto leads this year at #15 with 60,197 units, which remains the highest annual volume ever reached by a Fiat model in Germany. The Renault 19 and Twingo (both at 1.3%) and Honda Civic (1.2%) follow, these 4 models all fitting within the Top 20. The Hyundai Accent is the second Korean model after the Pony in 93 to break into the annual German Top 50 at #49 this year.
Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.