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Germany Full Year 2012: Merc B-Class + VW Tiguan break records

Mercedes B-Class

* NOW UPDATED with the Top 50 All-brands ranking + Top 300 models! See title *

There is now a Top 364 All-models ranking available here with splits between Golf/Golf Plus and many others

In a gloomy European context, German new car sales have remained very solid in 2012, down just 3% to 3,082,504 registrations. Unsurprisingly the VW Golf is the most popular model in the country for the 32nd consecutive year (no interruption since 1981!) and for the 37th time in the last 38 years, with only the Mercedes W123 interrupting its reign in 1980. It sells 240,702 units for a 7.8% market share, down 7% on 2011 but the arrival of the 7th generation should give it a kick in 2013. In fact the podium is unchanged on 2011 with the VW Passat (-14%) and Polo (-16%) following in the ranking, making it the 2nd year in a row (and ever) that Volkswagen monopolises the year-end German podium.

The Nissan Qashqai is the #1 import in Germany in 2012

The Mercedes C-Class (-13%) and Opel Astra (-23%) exchange positions, while the BMW 3 Series is up one spot to #6. But the most impressive progression in the Top 10 is without a doubt delivered by the Mercedes B-Class, boosted by the arrival of the new model. It simply doubles its sales vs. last year and gains 21 spots to reach a record #7 at 59,420 units, even breaking into the monthly podium for the very first time in September at #3. The BMW 1 Series, also supported by a new generation, is up 7 ranks and 12% to #8 with 59,241 sales and hits a record #2 in December.

VW Tiguan

The other model hitting a significant milestone this year is the VW Tiguan, up 8 spots and 22% to a best-ever #11 at 55,615 units. While it had only broken into the monthly Top 10 twice before 2012, it repeats this feat no less than 7 times this year, peaking at #7. The Audi A6/A7 is also up 8 ranks to #13, the Skoda Octavia is stable at its highest ever year-end ranking (#17) while the VW Up! manages to break into the German year-end Top 20 for its first full year of sales in the country at #20 with 42,842 units.

Mercedes ML-Class

Given Skoda and Seat are 100% owned by the Volkswagen Group, the best-selling foreign model in Germany this year and for the first time ever is the Nissan Qashqai in spite of sales down 11% to #29. It only just passes the Hyundai i30 at #30 (-12%) with the Renault Megane (#37), Toyota Yaris (#38) and Renault Clio (#40) the only other imports in the Top 40. Other great performers include the Opel Zafira up 52% to #26, Audi Q3 up 778% to #34, Hyundai ix35 up 44% to #48, Mercedes GLK up 34% to #51, Mercedes ML-Class up 117% to #58 and Hyundai i40 up 433% to #87.

Previous post: Germany December 2012: BMW 1 Series up to best-ever #2!

Previous year: Germany Full Year 2011: VW Golf, Passat and Polo on podium

More commentary and Full Year 2012 Top 300 models + Top 50 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Mercedes SL

4 all-new models appear in the Top 100: the Peugeot 208 lukewarm at #66, the Mazda CX-5 at #86, Skoda Citigo at #90 and Seat Mii at #97. In the luxury segment, notice the Porsche Cayenne up 40% to #89, Range Rover Evoque up 377% #123, Porsche Panamera up 3% to #148, BMW 6 Series up 79% to #161, Mercedes SL-Class up 256% to #170, Bentley Continental up 54% to #257 and the Lamborghini Aventador up 633% to #303.

In the brands ranking, all 3 premium German carmakers now belong in the Top 4 for the first time in history: below Volkswagen solid at 21.8% share, Mercedes improves to 9.2% thanks to 283,006 sales while Audi gains 6% to land at #3 with 266,582 units and 8.6% share. BMW rounds up the Top 4, down 3% on 2011. The two other German mass brands fall heavily: Opel is down 16% to #5 and Ford down 11% at #6, even passed by Skoda and threatened by Hyundai in December

Germany (and not Spain) is now Seat’s #1 market in the world.

Korean brands lodge the best performances in the Top 20: Hyundai is up 16% to #9 and Kia up 30% to #16, with Seat (+15%) and Dacia (+9%) also performing very well. Further down, Land Rover is up 67% to #27 thanks to the Evoque and Subaru is up 52% to #28. Notice also Ferrari up 12%, Bentley up 40% and Lamborghini up 23%.

Germany Full Year 2012 – brands:

PosBrand2012%Pos/112011%Pos
1Volkswagen672,92121.8%1-2%686,77221.6%1
2Mercedes283,0069.2%2-1%285,6519.0%2
3Audi266,5828.6%36%250,7087.9%5
4BMW248,1928.1%4-3%257,0948.1%3
5Opel213,6276.9%5-16%254,6058.0%4
6Ford206,1286.7%6-11%230,9397.3%6
7Skoda147,1974.8%73%142,6114.5%7
8Renault105,8363.4%8-11%119,1583.8%8
9Hyundai100,8753.3%916%86,8662.7%9
10Toyota80,9932.6%101%80,5082.5%11
11Fiat72,7552.4%11-9%80,1252.5%12
12Peugeot71,4352.3%12-14%82,7432.6%10
13Seat68,1092.2%1315%59,0301.9%15
14Nissan62,2102.0%14-11%69,8932.2%13
15Citroen60,9382.0%15-9%66,7112.1%14
16Kia54,7981.8%1630%42,0651.3%16
17Dacia44,9041.5%179%41,2081.3%18
18Mazda40,7021.3%18-2%41,3301.3%17
19Mini36,3021.2%19-10%40,3451.3%19
20Volvo32,7501.1%20-3%33,8881.1%21
21Suzuki30,8431.0%21-10%34,4181.1%20
22Chevrolet28,7940.9%22-3%29,7620.9%23
23Smart28,0530.9%23-5%29,4700.9%25
24Honda26,3060.9%24-11%29,4870.9%24
25Mitsubishi23,5650.8%25-22%30,0500.9%22
26Porsche20,5160.7%2610%18,6900.6%26
27Land Rover11,1130.4%2767%6,6740.2%28
28Subaru9,4570.3%2852%6,2100.2%29
29Alfa Romeo7,5020.2%29-28%10,4800.3%27
30Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge7,0330.2%3036%5,1800.2%30
31Jaguar3,1970.1%313%3,0940.1%32
32Lancia2,9790.1%3227%2,3440.1%34
33Lexus2,8410.1%335%2,6960.1%33
34Lada1,5750.1%34-22%2,0310.1%35
35Daihatsu1,2630.0%35-68%3,9320.1%31
36General Motors USA1,1070.0%3649%7450.0%37
37Infiniti8740.0%37-11%9810.0%36
38Ferrari7740.0%3812%6900.0%38
39SsangYong6760.0%3992%3530.0%42
40Iveco5370.0%407%5000.0%41
41Bentley3870.0%4140%2760.0%44
42Aston Martin3220.0%42-38%5180.0%39
43Maserati2380.0%43-20%2990.0%43
44Morgan1110.0%44-3%1140.0%46
45Wiesmann1070.0%45-12%1210.0%45
46Lamborghini1060.0%4623%860.0%47
47Rolls-Royce570.0%47-10%630.0%49
48Saab560.0%49-89%5010.0%40
49Lotus560.0%48-33%840.0%48
Others1,6820.1% –10%1,5350.0% –

Germany Full Year 2012 – models:

PosModel2012%/112011%Pos
1VW Golf/Plus/Jetta240,7027.8%-7%258,0598.1%1
2VW Passat89,3332.9%-14%103,5073.3%2
3VW Polo76,5072.5%-16%90,7202.9%3
4Mercedes C-Klasse69,0522.2%-13%79,8202.5%5
5Opel Astra66,9812.2%-23%86,5792.7%4
6BMW 3er62,5062.0%0%62,2802.0%7
7Mercedes B-Klasse59,4201.9%98%30,0530.9%28
8BMW 1er59,2411.9%12%52,8811.7%15
9Audi A457,6331.9%-2%59,0561.9%11
10Opel Corsa55,7471.8%-21%70,1522.2%6
11VW Tiguan55,6151.8%22%45,6621.4%19
12VW Touran53,0251.7%-4%55,4161.7%12
13Audi A6, A752,7101.7%14%46,0761.5%18
14Ford Fiesta50,8741.7%-6%53,9401.7%13
15BMW 5er48,1071.6%-19%59,7561.9%10
16Ford Focus47,9351.6%-22%61,1571.9%9
17Skoda Octavia46,3181.5%-1%46,5511.5%17
18Audi A345,9991.5%-15%53,8011.7%14
19Mercedes E-Klasse45,8411.5%-25%61,3711.9%8
20VW Up!42,8421.4%1003%3,8840.1%140
21Skoda Fabia40,7401.3%-14%47,5791.5%16
22Mini36,3021.2%-10%40,3451.3%22
23VW Transporter33,8721.1%1%33,5551.1%24
24VW Caddy32,3311.0%-14%37,3971.2%23
25Mercedes A-Klasse31,9731.0%-27%43,5421.4%20
26Opel Zafira29,9561.0%52%19,6660.6%47
27Seat Ibiza29,6521.0%5%28,1920.9%32
28Audi A129,4461.0%2%28,9320.9%30
29Nissan Qashqai28,9820.9%-11%32,6511.0%27
30Hyundai i3028,7890.9%-12%32,6971.0%26
31Smart Fortwo28,0530.9%-5%29,4650.9%29
32BMW X127,0040.9%-19%33,4801.1%25
33Ford C-Max26,2830.9%-2%26,7390.8%33
34Audi Q325,7410.8%778%2,9310.1%153
35BMW X325,6800.8%23%20,8630.7%44
36Opel Meriva25,4490.8%-38%41,0971.3%21
37Renault Mégane23,9090.8%-16%28,5440.9%31
38Toyota Yaris23,8030.8%18%20,1380.6%46
39Skoda Yeti22,2460.7%15%19,4200.6%48
40Renault Clio21,9630.7%8%20,3720.6%45
41Audi A521,3690.7%-5%22,3840.7%38
42Renault Twingo21,1380.7%-3%21,8970.7%41
43Opel Insignia20,9100.7%-22%26,7130.8%34
44Audi Q520,1670.7%-7%21,7420.7%42
45Ford Kuga20,1380.7%19%16,9740.5%50
46Fiat 50020,0180.6%18%16,9290.5%51
47Dacia Duster19,2180.6%-15%22,7260.7%35
48Hyundai ix3519,1070.6%44%13,2470.4%61
49Seat Leon/Altea/Toledo18,9610.6%0%18,9300.6%49
50Ford Mondeo18,9580.6%-16%22,5550.7%37
51Mercedes GLK18,7760.6%34%14,0620.4%58
52Renault Scénic18,3770.6%-13%21,2280.7%43
53Fiat Ducato17,2520.6%14%15,1520.5%57
54VW Sharan17,0320.6%-23%22,0550.7%40
55Hyundai i2016,0280.5%30%12,3760.4%64
56Fiat Panda15,9650.5%0%16,0250.5%54
57Skoda Superb15,3880.5%-8%16,6530.5%52
58Mercedes ML-Klasse14,8440.5%117%6,8500.2%104
59Hyundai i1014,0000.5%3%13,5810.4%59
60Kia Cee’d13,9020.5%44%9,6360.3%81
61Dacia Sandero13,3470.4%15%11,6270.4%70
62Skoda Roomster13,0270.4%6%12,3240.4%65
63Citroen C412,6870.4%-23%16,4200.5%53
64Kia Sportage12,5110.4%38%9,0920.3%85
65Peugeot 30812,2150.4%-22%15,6350.5%56
66Peugeot 20811,8440.4%new00.0% –
67Ford S-Max11,7770.4%-26%15,8430.5%55
68Toyota Auris11,5930.4%-13%13,3760.4%60
69Peugeot 20711,4560.4%-49%22,6310.7%36
70Toyota Aygo11,4310.4%-6%12,1630.4%66
71Citroen Berlingo11,1820.4%1%11,1120.4%71
72Honda Jazz11,1380.4%-10%12,3950.4%63
73VW Touareg10,6410.3%2%10,4380.3%77
74Citroen C310,3150.3%-12%11,7420.4%69
75Fiat Punto10,2440.3%-54%22,2060.7%39
76Kia Rio10,1590.3%142%4,1990.1%135
77Suzuki Swift10,0140.3%-8%10,9230.3%73
78Nissan Juke9,9410.3%-6%10,5930.3%76
79Volvo XC609,8180.3%4%9,4050.3%82
80Nissan Micra9,6590.3%-19%11,9090.4%68
81Ford Transit, Tourneo9,6120.3%-4%10,0230.3%79
82Mercedes Viano9,2940.3%-22%11,9260.4%67
83Ford Ka9,1120.3%-14%10,6130.3%75
84VW Beetle8,9680.3%561%1,3570.0%192
85Hyundai ix208,9360.3%12%7,9650.3%93
86Mazda CX-58,6670.3%new00.0% –
87Hyundai i408,6280.3%433%1,6180.1%187
88Mazda38,5910.3%-22%11,0160.3%72
89Porsche Cayenne8,5210.3%40%6,0910.2%114
90Skoda Citigo8,4880.3%70633%120.0%318
91Toyota Avensis8,3870.3%-5%8,8370.3%86
92Mitsubishi ASX8,3630.3%-17%10,0820.3%78
93BMW X58,1660.3%-17%9,8700.3%80
94Volvo S/V608,1090.3%-24%10,6270.3%74
95Chevrolet Spark8,0540.3%-39%13,1250.4%62
96Mitsubishi Colt7,8870.3%-15%9,3210.3%83
97Seat Mii7,8450.3%n/a70.0%322
98Mazda27,6770.2%-10%8,5480.3%89
99Peugeot 5087,4680.2%-6%7,9770.3%92
100Citroen C17,4630.2%-18%9,0980.3%84
101Dacia Logan7,3660.2%7%6,8550.2%103
102Kia Picanto7,3630.2%11%6,6100.2%107
103Mercedes SLK7,1380.2%-17%8,6510.3%88
104Seat Alhambra7,0660.2%25%5,6450.2%117
105Toyota Verso6,9800.2%-3%7,2170.2%100
106Honda CR-V6,9090.2%24%5,5860.2%118
107Chevrolet Cruze6,3740.2%46%4,3560.1%134
108Mercedes Vito6,2930.2%-7%6,7860.2%106
109Citroen DS36,1950.2%-4%6,4510.2%108
110Mazda66,1020.2%-24%7,9840.3%91
111Mazda56,0170.2%-25%7,9860.3%90
112Porsche 9115,9740.2%-6%6,3730.2%109
113Honda Civic5,8590.2%-25%7,7950.2%94
114Ford Galaxy5,6780.2%-27%7,7370.2%95
115Renault Kangoo5,6400.2%-22%7,2630.2%99
116Kia Venga5,6240.2%-24%7,3520.2%97
117Toyota RAV45,6160.2%-24%7,4040.2%96
118Suzuki SX45,5750.2%-23%7,2860.2%98
119Peugeot 206+5,5710.2%-37%8,8320.3%87
120Chevrolet Orlando5,5470.2%38%4,0240.1%139
121Peugeot 30085,3520.2%-21%6,8070.2%105
122Alfa Romeo Giulietta5,1380.2%-19%6,3320.2%111
123Range Rover Evoque5,0460.2%377%1,0580.0%201
124Subaru Forester5,0040.2%50%3,3290.1%149
125Dacia Lodgy4,9730.2%new00.0% –
126Chevrolet Captiva4,8680.2%65%2,9550.1%152
127Nissan Note4,8670.2%-8%5,2920.2%120
128Audi TT4,8340.2%-17%5,8020.2%116
129Toyota Verso-S4,7470.2%-3%4,8790.2%124
130Seat Exeo4,5200.1%-27%6,2080.2%113
131Citroen C54,4870.1%-19%5,5420.2%119
132Mercedes CLS4,4800.1%-28%6,2480.2%112
133VW Scirocco4,4740.1%-35%6,9000.2%102
134BMW 7er4,4570.1%-12%5,0620.2%122
135Peugeot 1074,4530.1%-14%5,1850.2%121
136BMW X64,4450.1%1%4,4030.1%133
137Suzuki Jimny4,3370.1%4%4,1530.1%136
138Volvo C/V704,0980.1%11%3,6770.1%144
139Mitsubishi Outlander4,0560.1%-11%4,5390.1%130
140Peugeot 50084,0310.1%-31%5,8290.2%115
141Suzuki Grand Vitara3,9560.1%-15%4,6710.1%129
142Fiat Freemont3,8530.1%286%9970.0%205
143Audi Q73,8520.1%-13%4,4110.1%132
144Renault Modus3,7990.1%-23%4,9330.2%123
145Audi A83,6750.1%-22%4,7280.1%128
146VW Eos3,6180.1%-43%6,3420.2%110
147Peugeot Partner3,6110.1%-12%4,0820.1%137
148Porsche Panamera3,4890.1%3%3,3910.1%148
149Chevrolet Aveo3,4790.1%-28%4,8410.2%126
150Renault Laguna3,4530.1%-29%4,8590.2%125
151Mercedes Sprinter3,4460.1%0%3,4340.1%147
152Suzuki Splash3,4280.1%18%2,9060.1%154
153Ford B-Max3,3910.1%new00.0% –
154Opel Vivaro3,3580.1%-9%3,6960.1%142
155Kia Sorento3,3290.1%1%3,3020.1%150
156Mercedes S-Klasse3,3040.1%-30%4,7300.1%127
157Jeep Grand Cherokee3,1340.1%125%1,3900.0%191
158Volvo V503,1270.1%-13%3,5880.1%145
159BMW Z43,1190.1%-30%4,4800.1%131
160Suzuki Alto3,0690.1%-17%3,6790.1%143
161BMW 6er3,0060.1%79%1,6810.1%182
162Citroen DS42,7580.1%5%2,6190.1%159
163Opel Agila2,6930.1%-34%4,0770.1%138
164Toyota Prius2,5840.1%27%2,0290.1%170
165Opel Mokka2,5620.1%new00.0% –
166Subaru XV2,5420.1%new00.0% –
167Volvo S/V402,5360.1%857%2650.0%259
168Nissan NV2002,3370.1%11%2,0980.1%168
169Jaguar XF2,3240.1%21%1,9180.1%175
170Mercedes SL-Klasse2,2600.1%256%6340.0%228
171Opel Antara2,2000.1%35%1,6280.1%183
172Mazda MX-52,1920.1%-19%2,7040.1%158
173Porsche Boxster, Cayman2,1740.1%-2%2,2150.1%165
174Citroen DS52,1370.1%2749%750.0%293
175Renault Koleos2,1330.1%-1%2,1490.1%167
176Opel Combo2,0950.1%312%5090.0%235
177Range Rover Sport2,0930.1%10%1,8950.1%177
178Jeep Wrangler2,0610.1%62%1,2720.0%196
179Renault Trafic2,0350.1%-17%2,4470.1%160
180VW Phaeton1,9690.1%-18%2,3880.1%161
181Nissan Pixo1,9430.1%-29%2,7200.1%156
182Hyundai Santa Fe1,8540.1%-5%1,9540.1%173
183Toyota Land Cruiser1,8530.1%-6%1,9780.1%172
184Volvo XC901,8500.1%-18%2,2600.1%163
185Nissan X-Trail1,8000.1%-4%1,8700.1%178
186Alfa Romeo MiTo1,7770.1%-20%2,2200.1%164
187Peugeot RCZ1,7640.1%-26%2,3720.1%162
188Honda Accord1,7270.1%-37%2,7280.1%155
189Mercedes G-Klasse1,6830.1%32%1,2710.0%197
190Renault Espace1,6280.1%-19%2,0030.1%171
191Mitsubishi Lancer1,5770.1%-54%3,4500.1%146
192Land Rover Freelander1,5570.1%3%1,5130.0%189
193Hyundai Veloster1,5530.1%99%7820.0%217
194Mitsubishi Pajero1,5380.0%-20%1,9170.1%176
195Fiat Doblo1,5210.0%-44%2,7120.1%157
196Volvo C301,4940.0%-8%1,6190.1%186
197Land Rover Discovery1,4860.0%12%1,3280.0%194
198Mazda CX-71,4360.0%-51%2,9570.1%151
199Lada Niva1,4290.0%-20%1,7930.1%181
200Toyota iQ1,4150.0%-26%1,9230.1%174
201Lexus CT1,4120.0%-7%1,5250.0%188
202Jeep Compass1,3890.0%63%8510.0%211
203Volvo XC701,2920.0%0%1,2920.0%195
204Mercedes R-Klasse1,2420.0%-43%2,1610.1%166
205Citroen Jumpy1,1880.0%25%9520.0%207
206Fiat Sedici1,1810.0%-27%1,6250.1%184
207Ford Fusion1,1560.0%-69%3,7880.1%141
208Toyota Prius Plus1,1500.0%new00.0% –
209Toyota GT861,1390.0%new00.0% –
210Hyundai H1-Starex1,1010.0%-18%1,3480.0%193
211Fiat Fiorino1,0830.0%-42%1,8590.1%179
212Lancia Ypsilon1,0680.0%3%1,0320.0%202
213VW Crafter1,0500.0%2%1,0250.0%203
214Kia Soul1,0410.0%-17%1,2540.0%198
215Citroen Jumper1,0390.0%22%8500.0%212
216Subaru Legacy9550.0%11%8610.0%210
217Range Rover9190.0%11%8300.0%213
218Skoda Rapid9030.0%new00.0% –
219Nissan Pathfinder8850.0%-1%8910.0%209
220Fiat Ulysse, Scudo8450.0%-17%1,0160.0%204
221Lancia Voyager8440.0%342%1910.0%270
222Peugeot Expert8400.0%21%6950.0%223
223Opel Ampera8280.0%244%2410.0%262
224Peugeot 40087850.0%new00.0% –
225Lexus RX7660.0%7%7170.0%222
226Fiat Bravo7590.0%-48%1,4480.0%190
227Chevrolet Camaro7310.0%1561%440.0%305
228Mercedes GL-Klasse7050.0%-39%1,1550.0%199
229Subaru Trezia6840.0%-17%8210.0%214
230Peugeot Boxer6830.0%-6%7270.0%221
231Mercedes Citan6530.0%new00.0% –
232Audi R86470.0%18%5490.0%232
233Infiniti FX6450.0%-3%6630.0%227
234Mercedes SLS AMG6440.0%-35%9940.0%206
235Renault Wind6280.0%-70%2,0790.1%169
236Kia Optima5840.0%new00.0% –
237Alfa Romeo 159, Brera5780.0%-69%1,8380.1%180
238Nissan 370Z4880.0%11%4400.0%240
239Peugeot 8074620.0%-32%6810.0%225
240Ferrari 458 Italia4580.0%29%3560.0%247
241Suzuki Kizashi4550.0%-42%7840.0%216
242Citroen C-Zero4540.0%127%2000.0%268
243Daihatsu Terios4530.0%-44%8060.0%215
244Nissan Leaf4510.0%6343%70.0%321
245SsangYong Actyon, Korando4490.0%64%2740.0%257
246Lancia Delta4450.0%-34%6730.0%226
247Daihatsu Cuore4420.0%-61%1,1340.0%200
248Jaguar XK4380.0%-22%5600.0%231
249Jaguar XJ4270.0%-31%6150.0%230
250Chevrolet Malibu4220.0%new00.0% –
251Renault Master4210.0%61%2610.0%261
252Citroen C84050.0%-36%6290.0%229
253Lexus GS4030.0%new00.0% –
254Honda CR-Z3900.0%-49%7700.0%219
255Hyundai Coupé3680.0%-29%5190.0%234
256Daihatsu Sirion3670.0%-77%1,6240.1%185
257Bentley Continental3640.0%54%2360.0%264
258Renault Fluence3480.0%-55%7740.0%218
259Volvo S803420.0%0%3430.0%249
260Nissan Murano3410.0%-27%4650.0%239
261Peugeot Bipper3260.0%20%2720.0%258
262Hyundai ix553260.0%-30%4690.0%238
263Lancia Musa3180.0%-1%3200.0%253
264Iveco Daily3080.0%-22%3940.0%245
265Peugeot 40072860.0%-40%4760.0%237
266Peugeot iOn2630.0%26%2080.0%267
267Lexus IS2600.0%-38%4210.0%241
268Honda Insight2560.0%29%1990.0%269
269Citroen C-Crosser2560.0%-50%5070.0%236
270Citroen Nemo2410.0%-41%4070.0%243
271Kia Carens2300.0%-58%5430.0%233
272Opel Movano2230.0%73%1290.0%284
273Mercedes CL-Klasse2180.0%-43%3830.0%246
274SsangYong Rexton2120.0%216%670.0%297
275Maserati GranTurismo2060.0%-13%2380.0%263
276Opel Adam1860.0%new00.0% –
277Lancia Thema1840.0%45%1270.0%285
278Subaru Impreza1720.0%-81%9110.0%208
279Nissan Primastar1690.0%2%1660.0%274
280Nissan GT-R1610.0%14%1410.0%282
281Infiniti M1600.0%-29%2240.0%266
282Aston Martin V81590.0%-8%1730.0%273
283Toyota Urban Cruiser1550.0%-54%3350.0%251
284VW Fox1480.0%-98%7,1360.2%101
285Ferrari California1430.0%-25%1910.0%271
286Citroen C61340.0%94%690.0%294
287Alpina D51250.0%-83%7370.0%n/a
288Lancia Flavia1200.0%new00.0% –
289Renault Latitude1160.0%-50%2330.0%265
290Ferrari FF1140.0%n/an/an/an/a
291Alpina D3970.0%-30%1390.0%283
292Wiesmann Roadster960.0%-11%1080.0%288
293Morgan 4/4920.0%-16%1100.0%287
294Subaru BRZ810.0%new00.0% –
295Cadillac Escalade770.0%-28%1070.0%289
296Lada Kalina720.0%-42%1240.0%286
297Mitsubishi i-Miev700.0%-90%6830.0%224
298Infiniti EX30D690.0%8%640.0%300
299Dodge Nitro610.0%-6%650.0%299
300Lamborghini Gallardo600.0%-12%680.0%295

Source: www.kfz-betrieb.vogel.de

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  1. Private sales in Germany per 2012: http://www.motor-talk.de/blogs/c-est-a-la-vie/private-neuzulassungen-per-2012-b-klasse-und-1er-stark-e-klasse-und-yaris-beeindruckend-t4394646.html#commentList

    Rang Modell Priv. zugel. Mod. (Privat-Quote) — Gesamtzulassungen im Januar
    1. VW Golf, Golf Plus, Jetta 76.302 (31,7 %) — 240.700
    2. VW Polo 47.128 (61,6 %) — 76.507
    3. Mercedes-Benz B-Klasse 37.672 (63,4 %) — 59.420
    4. VW Tiguan 31.589 (56,8 %) — 55.615
    5. BMW 1er 25.296 (42,7 %) — 59.241
    6. Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse 25.204 (36,5 %) — 69.052
    7. VW up! 23.906 (55,8 %) — 42.842
    8. Skoda Fabia 21.959 (53,9 %) — 40.740
    9. Skoda Octavia 20.148 (43,5 %) — 46.318
    10. Opel Astra 18.286 (27,3 %) — 66.981
    11. Toyota Yaris, Daihatsu Charade 17.114 (71,9 %) — 23.803
    12. Smart Fortwo 16.860 (60,1 %) — 28.053
    13. Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse 16.581 (36,2 %) — 45.840
    14. VW Touran 16.544 (31,2 %) — 53.025
    15. Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse 16.466 (51,5 %) — 31.973
    16. Seat Ibiza 16.427 (55,4 %) — 29.652
    17. Mini 16.263 (44,8 %) — 36.302
    18. Dacia Duster 16.182 (84,2 %) — 19.218
    19. Nissan Qashqai 16.027 (55,3 %) — 28.982
    20. Audi Q3 15.599 (60,6 %) — 25.741
    21. Opel Corsa 15.330 (27,5 %) — 55.747
    22. Skoda Yeti 15.305 (68,8 %) — 22.246
    23. Ford Fiesta 14.245 (28,0 %) — 50.874
    24. BMW 3er 13.939 (22,3 %) — 62.506
    25. Ford Focus 13.662 (28,5 %) — 47.936
    26. Audi A1 12.868 (43,7 %) — 29.446
    27. BMW X3 12.249 (47,7 %) — 25.680
    28. BMW X1 12.152 (45,0 %) — 27.004
    29. Dacia Sandero 11.825 (88,6 %) — 13.346
    30. Hyundai i30 11.775 (40,9 %) — 28.789
    31. Hyundai ix35 11.674 (61,1 %) — 19.107
    32. Audi A3 11.592 (25,2 %) — 45.999
    33. Renault Twingo 10.891 (51,5 %) — 21.148
    34. Opel Meriva 10.510 (41,3 %) — 25.449
    35. VW Caddy 10.474 (32,4 %) — 32.326
    36. Opel Zafira 10.425 (34,8 %) — 29.956
    37. VW Passat 9.559 (10,7 %) — 89.333
    38. Renault Clio 9.356 (42,6 %) — 21.963
    39. Audi A4 9.279 (16,1 %) — 57.633
    40. BMW 5er 8.034 (16,7 %) — 48.107

    1. This is awesome JKLN thank you so much! I also got your email about January 2013 Private Sales, I will write an article about both very shortly.
      Thanks again!
      Cheers,
      Matt

  2. Market -share of import cars in Germany:

    2012: 37,0 %
    2011: 36,5 %
    2000: 33,8 %
    1999: 33,7 %

    source: auto, motor & sport statistics based on KBA-lists

  3. I agree Skoda should be counted as an import and so should Mini, even though it is owned by BMW they are manufactured either in Austria or the UK. I am not complaining Matt, I really like the full year rankings and the brand rankings, thank you again.

  4. The Skoda Octavia is the best selling import-car. It is quite strange to regard Skoda as a german brand just because it is owned by VW. With the same logic Opel or Ford could be regarded as import-brands because they are owned by american companies.

  5. one question: is it already on sale the fiat 500 L in Germany?? not 1 piece has been sold or may be sales are together with the ordinary 500? if somebody knows… thks

  6. Portugal is sinking in its worst economical political and social crisis since 40 years ago and is in the same situation as Greece. Due to this, new car sales drooped almost 40% in 2012. Related to the month of December 2012 sales drooped 39%!!
    These are some of the statistisc according the Portuguese site http://www.autoinforma.pt

    Renault – 847
    VW – 680
    Peugeot – 553
    Opel – 429
    Bmw – 400
    Mercedes – 400
    Ford – 318
    Nissan – 302
    Fiat – 272
    Toyota – 240
    Marques like Suzuki, Jaguar, Lexus, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Bentley, Jeep, Chrysler, Maserati, Abarth, Subaru, Aston Martin, Rolls did not sell a single car!

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