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New car sales in Germany are down 9% year-on-year to 192,090 registrations in January. Now that the 7th generation of the model is established, the VW Golf gains 2.5 percentage points of share market compared to December to 7.6% at 14,584 sales, which is nearly 3 times the score of the #2 model, the VW Passat at 5,202 units and 2.7%. The BMW 3 Series maintains itself inside the podium for the 2nd month in a row and the third time in the last 12 months at #3 with 4,663 sales and 2.4% just ahead the VW Polo at 4,623 units. The best performer in January is the VW Tiguan, breaking into the German monthly Top 5 for the very first time at #5 with 4,489 sales and a record 2.3% share.
The Mercedes A-Class manages to stay at a best-ever (for the 2nd generation) 6th place at 4,233 units and 2.2% while the B-Class is up 8 ranks on December to #7 with 4,048 sales and 2.1%, pushing Mercedes above 10% share and #2 brand overall this month. The VW Up! is up 9 spots to a best-ever #11 and equals its record market share at 1.7% thanks to 3,295 units sold. Notice also the Smart Fortwo up a massive 28 ranks on December to #20. If we exclude the Skoda Octavia at #17, Skoda Fabia at #21 and Seat Ibiza at #26, all owned by the Volkswagen Group, there is simply no foreign model in the German Top 30 this month…
Further down, the Kia Cee’d is up 15 spots to #38, the Mercedes ML-Class up 20 to #40 and two models break into the German Top 50 for the first time this month: the Mazda CX-5 up 34 ranks to #44 and the new generation VW Beetle up 32 to #49. Among recent launches, the Opel Mokka is up two spots to #60, the Opel Adam makes its first appearance in the Top 100 at #68 (+133), the Skoda Rapid up 40 to #94, the Range Rover up 60 to #144 thanks to the new model and the Mercedes CLA-Class up 106 to #188.
Previous month: Germany December 2012: BMW 1 Series up to best-ever #2!
Full January 2013 Top 268 All-models and Top 35 All-brands Ranking Tables below.