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At 224,318 registrations February is just 92 units above February 2011, in other words absolutely stable year-on-year, bringing the year-to-date total to 434,513 units, down 0.2% on 2011. Volkswagen monopolises the podium for the 5th time in the last 12 months with the VW Golf leading at 7.9% share, the VW Polo back up to #2 for the first time since last August at 3.3% share, its highest since January 2011 and the VW Passat at #3 with 3.2%.
The Mercedes C-Class stays #4 with 2.3% of the market while the Opel Corsa is back to a more traditional 5th place after a January off (#17). Last month’s best performers stay extremely strong: the Audi A6/A7 is #7 with 4,442 sales and 2%, the VW Tiguan is #8 at 4,363 units and 1.9%, only its 4th time within the German Top 10 after January and February 2011 and January 2012, while the Mercedes B-Class stays #10 with 4.082 sales and 1.8%, its third time in the Top 10 in the last 12 months.
The BMW 3 Series climbs back up to #11, still far from its traditional level, the Hyundai i30 is the best-selling foreign models again (if we exclude Skodas) at #20 with 3,182 sales, the Seat Ibiza is up 11 spots on January to a brilliant 23rd place and the Hyundai i20 is up 58 ranks to #36. Two recent newcomers take a breather this month: the VW Up! is down 10 spots to #33 and the Audi Q3 is down one to #45.
Further down the ranking, the Kia Rio knocks at the Top 50’s door at #52 (+12), the Porsche Cayenne is up 24 ranks to #84 and 3 models that appeared for the first time in the ranking last month literally take off: the Mazda CX-5 is up 136 spots to #143 with 241 sales, the Subaru XV is up 101 ranks to #147 at 230 units and already by far the best-selling Subaru, and the Kia Optima is up 81 spots to #197 with 90 sales.
Previous month: Germany January 2012: Audi A6 and VW Tiguan hit highest ranking
Full February 2012 Top 291 Ranking Table below.