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Germany Full Year 2010: Golf #1 ahead of Polo & Astra

VW Golf

* See the Top 150 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to Florian *

The German market is back to harsh reality this year after being artificially boosted by scrappage schemes in 2009. It is down 23% on 2009 and down 6% on 2008 at 2,916,260 registrations, its lowest level in 20 years. Encouragingly though, December was up 7% at 230,371 sales.

The VW Golf is #1 for the 29th consecutive year but drops faster than the market at -31% and 195,459 sales for a 6.7% maket share. For only the second time since 1958 (with 2008), only one model sells upwards of 100,000 units this year, and only two models are above 3% share, the 2nd one being the VW Polo, down 11% to 96,945 sales and 3.3%. Thanks to a strong December (3.1%), the Opel Astra finishes the year in third place at 2.5%.

Mercedes C Class

In 4th, the Mercedes C-Class is up a massive 9 spots with 69,439 sales, ahead of the BMW 3 Series, up 5 ranks to #5. This year’s best performer is the Mercedes E-Class, up 17 spots and 33% on 2009 to #6 and 67,409 units. The BMW 5 Series is also in great shape, up 16 ranks to #19 with 41,102 sales. The Audi A3, #8 overall at 2.2%, reaches its best-ever position in in May at #4 with 6,608 sales and 2.6% share.

The best-selling foreign model is the Skoda Fabia again, albeit down 11 spots and 53% to #16, followed by the Skoda Octavia at #18 and the Hyundai i30 at #25 (+17 ranks). The Nissan Micra delivered the best-ever position for a Japanese model at #8 in January with 3,648 sales and 2% share.

December Top 50, Full Year 2010 Top 150 and every Monthly Top 20 below.

The best new entrant in the Top 50 is the BMW X1 at #31 (+115) ahead of the Audi A5 at #33 (+26) and the Renault Scenic at #39 (+29).

As far as the all new 2010 models, the best performers are the Dacia Duster at #64 with 11,396 sales, Hyundai ix35 at #70 with 10,703 registrations and Chevrolet Spark at #72 with 10,279. The Audi A1 is #82 with 8,448 units sold.

You can check out every single Monthly Top 20/30/50 here: Germany 2010 Month by Month

Note the Monthly rankings above and December Top 50 below add up sales of the VW Golf, Golf Plus and Jetta, Mercedes C Class and CLC, BMW 5 Series and 5 Series GT, Citroen C3 and C3 Picasso, Citroen C4 and C4 Picasso, etc.

Germany December 2010 Top 50:

PosModelDec%Nov2010%Pos
1VW Golf/Plus/Jetta16,9437.4%1251,0788.6%1
2Opel Astra7,2133.1%472,6852.5%3
3VW Polo6,1822.7%396,9453.3%2
4Audi A36,0502.6%863,4662.2%9
5Opel Corsa5,8232.5%1265,3042.2%8
6BMW 3er5,6872.5%767,6432.3%5
7Mercedes C-Klasse5,4562.4%271,8712.5%4
8Opel Meriva5,2342.3%1931,7411.1%22
9BMW 5er5,0472.2%646,0141.6%16
10VW Passat4,4901.9%1466,4962.3%7
11Audi A44,2701.9%1059,8632.1%10
12Mercedes E-Klasse4,2591.8%967,4092.3%6
13BMW 1er4,0621.8%1755,3531.9%11
14Skoda Fabia3,9081.7%1548,6091.7%15
15VW Touran3,6291.6%2142,4551.5%18
16VW Transporter3,0671.3%2236,6911.3%21
17Skoda Octavia2,9551.3%1642,9461.5%17
18Audi A62,9291.3%2730,0791.0%25
19Ford Focus2,8341.2%553,7201.8%12
20VW Tiguan2,7891.2%2038,6871.3%19
21Nissan Qashqai2,7071.2%3024,1480.8%31
22Mini2,6951.2%2431,4771.1%23
23Mercedes B-Klasse2,5821.1%1337,5261.3%20
24Ford Fiesta2,3881.0%1851,5981.8%13
25Toyota Yaris2,3811.0%3620,8110.7%39
26Hyundai i302,3371.0%3130,4981.0%24
27VW Caddy2,1810.9%3530,0051.0%26
28Mercedes A-Klasse2,1570.9%1151,5791.8%14
29BMW X12,1560.9%2526,6340.9%30
30Audi Q52,1310.9%2923,1480.8%37
31Smart Fortwo2,0690.9%2329,0651.0%27
32Audi A12,0690.9%288,4480.3%83
33Renault Clio2,0420.9%4123,3330.8%36
34Opel Zafira2,0270.9%3420,7500.7%40
35Opel Insignia1,9630.9%3228,2081.0%28
36Dacia Duster1,7460.8%3311,3960.4%65
37Fiat 5001,6840.7%6117,7070.6%44
38Renault Twingo1,6660.7%5319,6480.7%42
39Renault Mégane1,6500.7%4327,4650.9%29
40Seat Ibiza1,6470.7%2623,5700.8%34
41Ford Mondeo1,6460.7%3720,3040.7%41
42VW Sharan1,6070.7%527,6960.3%86
43Audi A51,4380.6%4023,4150.8%35
44Chevrolet Spark1,4030.6%4710,2790.4%73
45Renault Scenic1,3900.6%4522,6770.8%38
46Peugeot 2071,3810.6%4423,9940.8%32
47Hyundai i101,3600.6%3916,7030.6%47
48Ford C-Max1,3180.6%849,7330.3%75
49BMW X51,2570.5%6810,8300.4%69
50Fiat Punto1,1730.5%6415,1050.5%51

Germany Full Year 2010 Top 150:

PosModel2010%/092009%Pos
1VW Golf195,4596.7%-31%287,9847.6%1
2VW Polo96,9453.3%-11%109,0052.9%2
3Opel Astra72,6852.5%-31%104,7502.8%4
4Mercedes C-Klasse69,4392.4%-7%70,4611.9%13
5BMW 3er67,6432.3%-6%72,2881.9%10
6Mercedes E-Klasse67,4092.3%33%50,8671.3%23
7Opel Corsa65,3042.2%-39%106,9802.8%3
8Audi A363,4662.2%-12%72,2381.9%11
9Audi A459,8632.1%-21%75,3412.0%7
10VW Passat58,1692.0%-22%73,1161.9%9
11BMW 1er55,3531.9%-23%71,4001.9%12
12VW Golf Plus54,2861.9%-27%74,7672.0%8
13Ford Focus53,7201.8%-16%64,2251.7%14
14Ford Fiesta51,5981.8%-50%102,5712.7%6
15Mercedes A-Klasse51,5791.8%-6%54,6221.4%18
16Skoda Fabia48,6091.7%-53%103,6452.7%5
17VW Touran45,6841.6%-18%55,9131.5%17
18Skoda Octavia42,9461.5%-21%54,3351.4%19
19BMW 5er41,1021.4%34%32,3320.8%35
20VW Tiguan38,6871.3%-13%44,5131.2%25
21Mercedes B-Klasse37,5261.3%-8%40,7911.1%27
22VW Transporter34,9731.2%31%27,6350.7%43
23Opel Meriva31,7411.1%7%29,7870.8%39
24Hyundai i3030,4981.0%9%27,9940.7%42
25Audi A630,0791.0%-9%32,8870.9%33
26VW Caddy30,0051.0%-44%53,1751.4%20
27Smart Fortwo29,0651.0%-14%33,9730.9%30
28Mini28,8161.0%-14%33,4960.9%31
29Opel Insignia28,2081.0%-22%36,3471.0%29
30Renault Mégane27,4650.9%-6%29,2850.8%41
31BMW X126,6340.9%701%3,3240.1%146
32Nissan Qashqai24,1480.8%3%23,3950.6%48
33Audi A524,0950.8%34%18,0310.5%59
34Peugeot 20723,9940.8%-59%58,2221.5%16
35Fiat Panda23,6380.8%-61%59,1141.6%15
36Seat Ibiza23,5600.8%-49%45,4161.2%24
37Renault Clio23,3330.8%-38%37,5021.0%28
38Audi Q523,1480.8%2%22,7160.6%49
39Renault Scenic22,6770.8%60%14,1840.4%68
40Toyota Yaris20,8110.7%-51%42,6381.1%26
41Opel Zafira20,7500.7%-36%32,5140.9%34
42Ford Mondeo20,3040.7%-15%23,8420.6%47
43Renault Twingo19,6480.7%-41%33,2320.9%32
44Fiat 50017,7070.6%-26%23,9580.6%46
45Nissan Micra17,6890.6%-29%24,7990.7%44
46Dacia Sandero16,8350.6%-67%51,2921.3%22
47Hyundai i1016,7030.6%-45%30,2230.8%38
48Skoda Superb15,4500.5%166%5,8150.2%119
49Peugeot 30815,3760.5%-20%19,1400.5%55
50Fiat Punto15,1060.5%-72%53,1111.4%21
51Ford Ka14,5560.5%-53%31,2870.8%37
52Peugeot 206+14,4770.5%-19%17,9760.5%60
53Ford Kuga14,0560.5%1%13,9010.4%69
54Skoda Yeti13,8170.5%404%2,7390.1%162
55Toyota Auris13,4240.5%-16%15,9060.4%63
56VW Fox13,3550.5%-29%18,7240.5%56
57Mazda312,6340.4%-16%15,1130.4%64
58Mercedes GLK12,5880.4%-5%13,2170.3%71
59Kia Cee’d12,4360.4%-39%20,3830.5%52
60Citroen Berlingo11,8240.4%-37%18,6550.5%57
61Honda Jazz11,6440.4%-36%18,3060.5%58
62Fiat Ducato11,5670.4%10%10,4830.3%82
63Seat Leon11,4050.4%-2%11,3500.3%77
64Dacia Duster11,3960.4%new00.0% –
65Ford S-Max11,3270.4%3%11,0220.3%79
66Skoda Roomster11,2350.4%-53%23,9620.6%45
67Toyota Aygo11,0710.4%-62%29,5200.8%40
68BMW X510,8300.4%-1%10,9040.3%80
69Citroen C110,8050.4%-52%22,3670.6%50
70Hyundai ix3510,7030.4%new00.0% –
71BMW X310,4400.4%-16%12,4330.3%73
72Chevrolet Spark10,2790.4%new120.0%368
73Ford C-Max9,7330.3%-32%14,2670.4%67
74Suzuki Swift9,6560.3%-51%19,6960.5%54
75Mazda29,5810.3%-56%21,6860.6%51
76Mitsubishi Colt9,4780.3%-52%19,7120.5%53
77Citroen C39,4720.3%-12%9,4630.2%86
78Dacia Logan9,2460.3%-71%31,3690.8%36
79VW Scirocco9,0050.3%-44%16,1620.4%62
80Hyundai i209,0000.3%-14%10,4890.3%81
81Mazda68,9910.3%-20%11,2470.3%78
82Audi A18,4480.3%new00.0% –
83VW Passat CC8,3270.3%-28%11,6130.3%75
84Toyota Avensis8,2530.3%-39%13,5520.4%70
85Mazda57,8420.3%3%7,5800.2%101
86Citroen C4 Picasso7,7220.3%-21%9,7460.3%85
87VW Sharan7,6960.3%-4%8,0170.2%96
88Mercedes ML-Klasse7,5960.3%-8%8,2400.2%92
89Volvo XC607,4700.3%-4%7,7590.2%97
90Seat Altea7,2630.2%-6%7,6980.2%98
91VW Touareg7,2580.2%50%4,8500.1%132
92Honda Civic7,2320.2%-40%12,0700.3%74
93Citroen C57,2190.2%-10%8,0460.2%95
94Renault Kangoo6,8530.2%-22%8,7510.2%88
95Peugeot 1076,8450.2%-54%14,8320.4%65
96Ford Transit6,8070.2%7%6,3830.2%111
97Citroen C3 Picasso6,7950.2%-24%8,9860.2%87
98Suzuki SX46,7690.2%-16%8,0670.2%94
99Toyota Verso6,7580.2%32%5,1290.1%125
100Opel Agila6,6690.2%-47%12,5330.3%72
101Toyota RAV46,4370.2%12%5,7350.2%121
102Peugeot 30086,2410.2%107%3,0200.1%150
103Nissan Note6,2240.2%-26%8,4190.2%91
104BMW Z46,1780.2%23%5,0250.1%127
105Kia Sportage6,1490.2%86%3,3060.1%148
106Peugeot 50085,9420.2%432%1,1170.0%213
107Seat Exeo5,9320.2%97%3,0160.1%152
108Porsche 9115,7780.2%-10%6,4140.2%110
109Ford Galaxy5,7670.2%-15%6,7650.2%107
110Mercedes Viano5,7440.2%32%4,3520.1%136
111Volvo V705,3870.2%-6%5,7190.2%122
112Audi TT5,3850.2%-12%6,1090.2%116
113Kia Venga5,3590.2%new440.0%338
114VW Eos5,2980.2%-38%8,5400.2%90
115Kia Picanto5,2840.2%-64%14,8200.4%66
116Porsche Cayenne5,2660.2%26%4,1800.1%138
117Mercedes Vito5,2210.2%-15%6,1480.2%115
118Mercedes S-Klasse5,1770.2%-22%6,6170.2%108
119Honda CR-V5,1240.2%-17%6,1640.2%114
120Mitsubishi Outlander5,0760.2%69%2,9950.1%153
121BMW 7er5,0740.2%-31%7,3520.2%104
122Citroen DS35,0310.2%new00.0% –
123Ford Fusion5,0070.2%-49%9,8700.3%84
124Renault Laguna4,9910.2%5%4,7460.1%133
125Peugeot Partner4,9530.2%-24%6,5040.2%109
126BMW X64,9130.2%1%4,8550.1%130
127BMW 5er GT4,9120.2%141%2,0420.1%173
128Nissan Pixo4,7670.2%-2%4,8680.1%129
129Audi A84,7520.2%136%2,0130.1%176
130Mitsubishi Lancer4,6890.2%-19%5,7810.2%120
131Audi Q74,6130.2%12%4,1110.1%139
132Chevrolet Matiz4,5420.2%-75%17,8950.5%61
133Suzuki Jimny4,5320.2%-33%6,8110.2%106
134Volvo V504,3720.1%-27%5,9720.2%118
135Mercedes SLK4,3420.1%-15%5,0990.1%126
136Suzuki Alto4,3180.1%-50%8,6050.2%89
137Citroen C44,2970.1%-43%7,5840.2%100
138Honda Accord4,2120.1%-30%6,0020.2%117
139Mitsubishi ASX4,0690.1%new00.0% –
140Subaru Forester3,8250.1%12%3,4040.1%143
141Mazda CX-73,7990.1%199%1,2690.0%204
142Renault Modus3,6960.1%-54%8,1030.2%93
143Suzuki Splash3,6850.1%-68%11,4310.3%76
144Kia Sorento3,5690.1%-23%4,6210.1%134
145Toyota Prius3,4830.1%-22%4,4710.1%135
146Fiat Doblo3,3520.1%11%3,0200.1%151
147Chevrolet Aveo3,2860.1%-56%7,4840.2%103
148Toyota IQ3,2560.1%-68%10,2230.3%83
149Suzuki Grand Vitara3,2240.1%-26%4,3510.1%137
150Alfa Romeo MiTo3,0830.1%-60%7,6740.2%99

Source: KBA, Manufacturers. Many thanks to Florian for sharing the data!

This Post Has 2 Comments
    1. Hi Matt,

      It’s simple, KBA and Volkswagen don’t publish separate figures for the Golf and Jetta, so all Germany rankings feature the Golf, Jetta and Golf Plus all together.
      If you have access to split figures I would love it if you could share them!
      Hope this helps.
      cheers
      Matt

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