This year the German market is taking a hit due to the phasing out of the scrappage scheme. September is at -18% vs. 09 (259,748 sales) and the market is at -27% over the first 9 months of the year.
No surprise, the VW Golf leads the pack, as it has for the last 30 years. After a lukewarm summer its market share shoots up again to reach 8.9% thanks to 23,205 units sold (the Golf Plus and Jetta are included in this figure).
#2 most of this year, the VW Polo drops one spot behind the Mercedes C Class which delivers September’s best performance at 3% of the market and 7,912 sales. It’s a very strong month for Mercedes which places 2 more models in the Top 10: The E Class is 5th, followed by the A Class, both with 2.3% market share.
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