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Germany March 2013: Skoda Octavia hits highest ever ranking

Skoda Octavia Germany March 2013Skoda Octavia

* See the Top 280 All-models ranking by clicking on the title! *

That’s it. The heavyweight of European new car sales is now officially in recession: the German market is down a horrid 17% year-on-year in March to 281,184 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 673,957 units, down 13% or 100,000 units on 2012… The VW Golf holds tight on its pole position and improves its market share to 7.8% thanks to 21,969 sales. Excellent showing of the BMW 3 Series up one spot on February to #2 at 6,830 units and 2.4%. This is the second time in the last 12 months (after April 2012) the 3 Series hits the 2nd spot overall and only the third time in the last 4 years (since December 2008). The VW Polo rounds up the podium ahead of the Passat with the Tiguan at a solid #6.

BMW 3 Series Germany March 2013BMW 3 Series

Very strong month for the BMW 1 Series up 10 ranks on February to reach #5 with 5,964 sales and 2.1%, its 4th time in the German Top 5 in the last 12 months. The Mercedes A-Class at #7 (+1), Audi A3 at #8 (+5) and Ford Fiesta at #10 (+13) also hold very well. But the big event in the Top 10 is the Skoda Octavia up 7 spots on last month to land at a best-ever #9 with 5,098 units and 1.8%, a ranking it also reached last September. Seems like the new generation is already having a positive impact. Can the Octavia break into the Top 5? Answer in the next few months…

Fiat Ducato Germany March 2013Fiat Ducato: coming to you all across Europe this summer (but mainly in Spain and Croatia)…

Far below the Octavia, there are 7 additional foreign models in the Top 30 this month: the Skoda Fabia at #21, Nissan Qashqai at #22 (+9), Seat Ibiza at #25 (+7), Seat Leon/Altea/Toledo – KBA unfortunately doesn’t separate sales of these 3 models – at #26 (+9), Renault Twingo at #27 (-1), Hyundai i30 at #28 (-9) and Fiat Ducato at an impressive 30th position with 2,793 sales (+23), which I suspect is the first batch of motorhomes sold in anticipation of the European summer already…

Opel Adam Germany March 2013Opel Adam

Futher down, the two all-new Opel models are starting to get traction: the Mokka is up 12 ranks to #35 with 2,314 sales and 0.8% and the Adam breaks into the Top 50 for the first time at #49 with 1,723 units and 0.6%, up 48 spots on February. Notice also the Mercedes CLA up 50 ranks to #126 and the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage landing directly at #128.

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Previous month: Germany February 2013: VW Tiguan and Hyundai i30 impress

One year ago: Germany March 2012: VW Polo above 10,000 units, BMW 1 Series #5

Full March 2013 Top 280 All-models Ranking Table below.

Germany March 2013:

PosModelMar%Feb2013%Pos2012
1VW Golf/Plus/Jetta21,9697.8%151,4967.6%11
2BMW 3er6,8302.4%316,3032.4%36
3VW Polo6,4982.3%415,6852.3%43
4VW Passat6,3592.3%216,9632.5%22
5BMW 1er5,9642.1%1512,5431.9%78
6VW Tiguan5,7992.1%514,5662.2%511
7Mercedes A-Klasse5,4311.9%813,4152.0%625
8Audi A35,1411.8%1310,4981.6%1718
9Skoda Octavia5,0981.8%1611,2841.7%1217
10Ford Fiesta5,0511.8%2310,4271.5%1814
11Mercedes C-Klasse4,8911.7%1111,4931.7%114
12Opel Corsa4,6701.7%1211,0261.6%1310
13Mercedes B-Klasse4,6261.6%1711,9611.8%97
14Audi A44,4061.6%712,0201.8%89
15BMW 5er4,3081.5%1010,9121.6%1415
16Ford Focus4,2101.5%910,8731.6%1616
17Opel Astra4,2021.5%611,8781.8%105
18Audi A6, A74,1341.5%189,1631.4%1913
19VW Touran4,0911.5%1410,8851.6%1512
20Mercedes E-Klasse3,7551.3%278,1741.2%2319
21Skoda Fabia3,7531.3%218,7021.3%2121
22Nissan Qashqai3,6841.3%317,0971.1%2729
23VW Transporter3,2741.2%228,3261.2%2223
24VW Up!3,1821.1%248,8891.3%2020
25Seat Ibiza3,1731.1%327,0561.0%2827
26Seat Leon/Altea/Toledo3,0661.1%355,9480.9%3249
27Renault Twingo2,9891.1%266,5961.0%3042
28Hyundai i302,9821.1%197,4591.1%2530
29Mini2,9361.0%207,9071.2%2422
30Fiat Ducato2,7931.0%564,4670.7%4753
31Audi A12,6921.0%286,6301.0%2928
32Smart Fortwo2,6811.0%257,3951.1%2631
33Fiat 5002,6811.0%306,2500.9%3146
34Renault Mégane2,6390.9%385,5350.8%3537
35Opel Mokka2,3140.8%474,6160.7%43165
36BMW X12,2500.8%415,7810.9%3332
37Skoda Yeti2,2400.8%444,6460.7%4239
38Kia Cee’d2,2360.8%435,0540.7%3860
39Renault Clio2,1750.8%295,6530.8%3440
40VW Caddy2,1650.8%365,0980.8%3724
41Opel Zafira2,1620.8%494,7250.7%4126
42Renault Scénic2,1510.8%534,4260.7%4852
43Opel Meriva2,1320.8%554,6020.7%4536
44Audi Q32,0700.7%405,2990.8%3634
45Toyota Auris2,0180.7%394,4010.7%5068
46BMW X31,9730.7%584,9210.7%4035
47Audi A51,9160.7%513,8900.6%5341
48Audi Q51,7600.6%375,0050.7%3944
49Opel Adam1,7230.6%973,0680.5%64276
50Toyota Yaris1,6960.6%454,2510.6%5138
51Skoda Superb1,6900.6%593,4480.5%5957
52Hyundai ix351,6810.6%344,6150.7%4448
53Ford C-Max1,6590.6%334,5170.7%4633
54Hyundai i101,6440.6%523,7630.6%5559
55Hyundai i201,6210.6%823,3850.5%6055
56Opel Insignia1,6190.6%464,0450.6%5243
57Mercedes GLK1,6170.6%484,4210.7%4951
58Peugeot 2081,5580.6%643,7230.6%5666
59Ford B-Max1,4850.5%503,5570.5%58153
60Skoda Citigo1,4580.5%693,3610.5%6190
61Dacia Sandero1,3480.5%603,2030.5%6261
62Skoda Roomster1,3180.5%702,6520.4%6962
63Mazda CX-51,3160.5%543,7060.5%5786
64Dacia Duster1,2510.4%683,1450.5%6347
65VW Beetle1,2480.4%423,8350.6%5484
66Mazda31,0900.4%652,3290.3%7488
67Ford Kuga1,0850.4%802,1400.3%8045
68Kia Sportage1,0770.4%662,9230.4%6764
69Nissan Juke1,0280.4%722,3240.3%7578
70Ford Transit, Tourneo1,0170.4%812,2810.3%7781
71Mercedes ML-Klasse9960.4%912,9570.4%6658
72Seat Mii9760.3%712,6000.4%7097
73Honda Jazz9650.3%761,9480.3%8572
74Citroen Berlingo9630.3%792,4890.4%7271
75Mazda29630.3%851,8800.3%8898
76VW Sharan9620.3%613,0620.5%6554
77Citroen C48860.3%872,5360.4%7163
78Mazda68720.3%862,1160.3%81110
79Ford Ka8320.3%742,2920.3%7683
80Chevrolet Spark8010.3%1191,5150.2%10295
81Fiat Panda7980.3%572,8920.4%6856
82Kia Rio7940.3%931,9100.3%8676
83Volvo XC607840.3%901,9490.3%8479
84VW Touareg7810.3%672,4610.4%7373
85Toyota Aygo7780.3%622,2200.3%7870
86Mercedes SLK7760.3%1171,5550.2%101103
87Porsche Cayenne7590.3%882,0520.3%8289
88Hyundai ix207430.3%921,7280.3%9285
89Dacia Lodgy7420.3%782,2090.3%79125
90Porsche 9117410.3%1161,5920.2%99112
91Honda CR-V7370.3%1001,6760.2%94106
92BMW X57340.3%1291,5780.2%10093
93Mercedes Viano7270.3%891,8960.3%8782
94Mitsubishi ASX7270.3%981,6560.2%9692
95Hyundai i407200.3%732,0120.3%8387
96Citroen C37130.3%1121,7900.3%8974
97Toyota Verso7030.3%1041,3860.2%110105
98Mazda57000.2%941,4120.2%109111
99Honda Civic6930.2%991,4580.2%106113
100Nissan Note6890.2%1011,3730.2%111127
101Peugeot 3086670.2%1031,6080.2%9865
102Fiat Punto6550.2%1211,4640.2%10575
103Mitsubishi Colt6120.2%1201,2760.2%11496
104Volvo S/V406110.2%841,7380.3%91167
105Citroen DS35810.2%771,6530.2%97109
106Chevrolet Cruze5760.2%751,6830.2%93107
107Range Rover Evoque5700.2%1111,4410.2%107123
108Toyota RAV45550.2%1091,1210.2%121117
109Peugeot 2075540.2%1361,0750.2%12469
110Peugeot 5085450.2%1141,2480.2%11599
111Kia Venga5350.2%1131,1930.2%119116
112Porsche Boxster, Cayman5260.2%1371,0070.1%126173
113Ford Mondeo5120.2%631,7400.3%9050
114Suzuki Swift5050.2%1021,5090.2%10377
115Volvo S/V604970.2%1261,1250.2%12094
116Toyota Avensis4910.2%1051,2480.2%11691
117Audi TT4870.2%1518110.1%141128
118Mercedes CLS4840.2%1061,2780.2%113132
119Subaru XV, Impreza4830.2%1239910.1%127166
120Renault Kangoo4770.2%1101,2210.2%117115
121Kia Picanto4760.2%1221,2140.2%118102
122Skoda Rapid4690.2%1081,3390.2%112218
123BMW 6er4660.2%1438640.1%136161
124Citroen C14580.2%1071,4680.2%104100
125Nissan Micra4350.2%951,4230.2%10880
126Mercedes CLA-Klasse4300.2%1766750.1%152305
127Jaguar XF4290.2%1547610.1%146169
128Mercedes Vito4270.2%1241,1130.2%122108
129Mitsubishi Mirage4200.1% –4230.1%182326
130Seat Alhambra4150.1%831,6700.2%95104
131Mitsubishi Outlander4150.1%1331,0260.2%125139
132BMW Z44010.1%1746980.1%148159
133Audi Q73870.1%1407900.1%142143
134Mazda MX-53790.1%1945220.1%170172
135BMW 7er3690.1%1388600.1%137134
136Dacia Logan3490.1%1271,1070.2%123101
137BMW X63470.1%1598420.1%140136
138Suzuki SX43430.1%1319580.1%128118
139Subaru Forester3380.1%1309540.1%129124
140Mercedes Sprinter3370.1%1557650.1%144151
141Opel Vivaro3330.1%1706450.1%153154
142VW Scirocco3290.1%1428730.1%135133
143Peugeot 30083280.1%1497010.1%147121
144Audi A83170.1%1328530.1%138145
145Suzuki Jimny3130.1%1359390.1%130137
146Chevrolet Aveo3110.1%1655730.1%162149
147Chevrolet Captiva3050.1%1189180.1%132126
148Volvo C/V703040.1%1636980.1%149138
149VW Eos2970.1%1895250.1%169146
150Alfa Romeo Giulietta2940.1%1776910.1%150122
151Seat Exeo2850.1%1159220.1%131130
152Renault Modus2850.1%1806200.1%155144
153Citroen C52760.1%1419150.1%134131
154Fiat Freemont2740.1%1726160.1%156142
155Jeep Grand Cherokee2690.1%1348430.1%139157
156Suzuki Grand Vitara2670.1%1447630.1%145141
157Ford S-Max2630.1%969180.1%13367
158Nissan NV2002630.1%1695680.1%163168
159Peugeot 50082570.1%1605990.1%158140
160Toyota GT862550.1%1455670.1%164209
161Porsche Panamera2540.1%1665790.1%159148
162Toyota Verso-S2460.1%1485780.1%161129
163Range Rover Sport2430.1%1715530.1%167177
164Mercedes S-Klasse2420.1%1256890.1%151156
165Chevrolet Orlando2390.1%1287810.1%143120
166Mazda CX-72290.1%2173180.0%194198
167Range Rover2230.1%1476410.1%154217
168Suzuki Splash2210.1%1616080.1%157152
169Land Rover Freelander2190.1%1575100.1%173192
170Opel Agila2120.1%1735160.1%171163
171Renault Trafic2070.1%1864440.1%179179
172Peugeot 1072050.1%1625300.1%168135
173Mercedes Citan1990.1%1835140.1%172231
174Toyota Prius1970.1%1794800.1%176164
175Mercedes SL-Klasse1910.1%1984270.1%181170
176Peugeot Partner1880.1%1645610.1%165147
177Mercedes G-Klasse1880.1%1784820.1%175189
178Mercedes GL-Klasse1830.1%1825780.1%160228
179Kia Sorento1800.1%1534820.1%174155
180Hyundai Santa Fe1650.1%1525580.1%166182
181Land Rover Discovery1650.1%1913920.1%184197
182Dacia Dokker1630.1%1853040.0%201329
183Opel Combo1590.1%1873170.0%195176
184Ford Galaxy1560.1%1564040.1%183114
185Jeep Wrangler1550.1%1754480.1%178178
186Citroen Jumper1550.1%2102810.0%204215
187Nissan X-Trail1540.1%2123120.0%197185
188Kia Optima1480.1%2032870.0%203236
189VW Phaeton1450.1%1684290.1%180180
190Citroen DS41420.1%1504650.1%177162
191Mitsubishi Pajero1250.0%2022890.0%202194
192Renault Koleos1200.0%1883690.1%186175
193Audi R81190.0%2002330.0%213232
194Jeep Compass1160.0%1903140.0%196202
195Suzuki Alto1150.0%1843640.1%187160
196Mercedes R-Klasse1150.0%1963460.1%191204
197Volvo C301120.0%2073520.1%189196
198Toyota Prius Plus1070.0%1973050.0%200208
199Renault Espace1070.0%1992780.0%205190
200Nissan Pixo1060.0%2321970.0%219181
201Renault Laguna1050.0%1673710.1%185150
202Peugeot 40081050.0%2162350.0%212224
203Volvo XC901020.0%2113110.0%198184
204Fiat Sedici980.0%2202350.0%211206
205Subaru Legacy930.0%2381870.0%221216
206Peugeot RCZ910.0%1813050.0%199187
207Citroen DS5850.0%1583240.0%193174
208Fiat Doblo840.0%2052650.0%207195
209Mitsubishi Lancer830.0%2211570.0%226191
210Peugeot 206+800.0%2013570.1%188119
211Toyota Land Cruiser790.0%1933330.0%192183
212Opel Antara770.0%2082250.0%215171
213Lada Niva750.0%2132360.0%210199
214Nissan 370Z750.0%2351200.0%232238
215Alfa Romeo MiTo740.0%2182290.0%214186
216Honda Accord720.0%1463460.1%190188
217Opel Cascada690.0%1952100.0%217315
218Volvo XC70680.0%2062010.0%218203
219Nissan Pathfinder680.0%2271440.0%228219
220Citroen Jumpy660.0%2042760.0%206205
221Peugeot Expert660.0%2261490.0%227222
222VW Crafter650.0%2231750.0%222213
223Kia Soul650.0%2141630.0%224214
224Jaguar XK650.0%254940.0%241248
225Lexus CT630.0%2281310.0%230201
226Toyota iQ620.0%1922400.0%209200
227Fiat Bravo620.0%2311620.0%225226
228Chevrolet Camaro610.0%2451210.0%231227
229Lancia Voyager580.0%2091900.0%220221
230Fiat Ulysse, Scudo580.0%2371390.0%229220
231Peugeot Boxer520.0%2331100.0%235230
232Hyundai H1-Starex510.0%2221720.0%223210
233Lexus RX490.0%2301190.0%233225
234Lancia Ypsilon480.0%2421150.0%234212
235Mercedes SLS AMG480.0%249970.0%238234
236Bentley Continental440.0%246940.0%240257
237Infiniti FX430.0%239990.0%237233
238Fiat Fiorino420.0%2152100.0%216211
239Ferrari 458 Italia400.0%250810.0%243240
240Renault Wind400.0%258740.0%250235
241Peugeot 4007390.0%234920.0%242265
242Ferrari F12380.0%256770.0%249307
243SsangYong Actyon, Korando360.0%2251100.0%236245
244Citroen C8350.0%229960.0%239252
245Hyundai Veloster350.0%255810.0%244193
246Peugeot 807350.0%236800.0%247239
247Lexus GS340.0%247690.0%253253
248Subaru Trezia330.0%252780.0%248229
249Jaguar XJ280.0%248800.0%246249
250Renault Master250.0%244720.0%251251
251Iveco Daily240.0%253530.0%257264
252Nissan Murano240.0%262460.0%263260
253Lexus IS220.0% –220.0%273267
254Suzuki Kizashi210.0%257560.0%256241
255Opel Movano210.0%260510.0%260272
256Nissan Leaf210.0%269500.0%261244
257Nissan Primastar210.0%266390.0%266279
258Chevrolet Malibu200.0%243590.0%255250
259Maserati GranTurismo200.0%264490.0%262275
260Aston Martin V8180.0% –340.0%267282
261Volvo S80170.0%261430.0%264259
262Peugeot Bipper160.0%240620.0%254262
263Alpina D5160.0% –290.0%270287
264Nissan GT-R150.0%265320.0%269280
265Mercedes CL-Klasse140.0%251530.0%258273
266Dodge Nitro130.0%267270.0%271299
267SsangYong Rexton130.0% –130.0%278274
268Hyundai ix55120.0%259340.0%268261
269Opel Ampera110.0%241810.0%245223
270Citroen Nemo100.0%263420.0%265270
271Lancia Thema100.0% –220.0%272277
272Ferrari California90.0%270210.0%274285
273Cadillac Escalade90.0%272200.0%275295
274Lamborghini Aventador90.0%271190.0%276303
275Morgan 4/490.0%268160.0%277293
276Jaguar F-Type70.0%219700.0%252 –
277Wiesmann Roadster60.0% –100.0%281292
278Lexus LS30.0%273110.0%279333
279Kia Carens20.0%224520.0%259271
280Citroen C-Zero10.0%1392600.0%208242

Source: KBA

This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. i am not satisfied with the service of my skoda rapid from dealer autobahn mumbai india my car registration no is mh-03-bh 9000, i am making complaint for six month about fuel consumption but dealer is not resolving the problem. Jambu M. Shah

  2. Market-share of import cars in Germany:

    2013 (march): 45,5 %
    2013 (february): 38,9 %
    2013 (january): 36,8 %
    2013 YTD: 44,2 %
    2012: 37,0 %
    2011: 36,5 %
    2000: 33,8 %
    1999: 33,7 %

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

  3. @Sonico
    You are welcome. I think the reason is the price. In earlier times the Volkswagen Transporter was THE motorhome-car, but the Ducato later caught this role.

  4. @Steam
    Many thanks for the link. I wonder what’s the reason why wohnmobiles are built on Ducato rather than the Boxer or Jumper; I assume price and/or special offers are tht answer.

  5. Wow, could the motorhome market affect overall sales THAT much? That’s quite impressive! Furthermore, a slightly off-topic question: does anyone know if motorhomes in Germany are based only on the Ducato? I would assume that the Citroen Jumper and Peugeot Boxer could be used as well, but their sales figures are roughly 1/20 so…

  6. http://www.motor-talk.de/blogs/c-est-a-la-vie/private-neuzulassungen-per-maerz-2013-a-klasse-fiesta-mokka-stark-e-klasse-positiv-t4474888.html#post36746191

    Rang (Vormonat) Modell Priv. zugel. Mod. (Privat-Quote) — Gesamtzulassungen im Februar
    1. (1.) VW Golf, Golf Plus, Jetta 6.371 (29,0 %) — 21.969
    2. (2.) VW Polo 3.996 (61,5 %) — 6.498
    3. (3.) VW Tiguan 3.172 (54,7 %) — 5.799
    4. (7.) Mercedes-Benz A-Klasse 3.139 (57,8 %) — 5.431
    5. (4.) Mercedes-Benz B-Klasse 2.836 (61,3 %) — 4.626
    6. (9.) BMW 1er 2.606 (43,7 %) — 5.964
    7. (5.) Skoda Fabia 2.169 (57,8 %) — 3.753
    8. (19.) Ford Fiesta 2.005 (39,7 %) — 5.051
    9. (18.) BMW 3er 1.878 (27,5 %) — 6.830
    10. (15.) Mercedes-Benz C-Klasse 1.761 (36,0 %) — 4.891
    11. (11.) Skoda Octavia 1.677 (32,9 %) — 5.098
    12. (21.) Mercedes-Benz E-Klasse 1.660 (44,2 %) — 3.755
    13. (6) Smart Fortwo 1.651 (61,6 %) — 2.681
    14. (25.) Opel Mokka 1.648 (71,2 %) — 2.314
    15. (8.) Renault Twingo 1.635 (54,7 %) — 2.989
    16. (10.) VW up! 1.604 (50,4 %) — 3.182
    17. (13.) Toyota Auris 1.578 (78,2 %) — 2.018
    18. (17.) Skoda Yeti 1.519 (67,8 %) — 2.240
    19. (12.) Seat Ibiza 1.498 (47,1 %) — 3.173
    20. (neu) Audi A3 1.475 (28,7 %) — 5.141
    21. (16.) VW Touran 1.411 (34,5 %) — 4.091
    22. (26.) Nissan Qashqai 1.352 (36,7 %) — 3.684
    23. (31.) Mini 1.342 (45,7 %) — 2.936
    24. (20.) Renault Clio 1.218 (56,0 %) — 2.175
    25. (neu) Dacia Sandero 1.213 (90,0 %) — 1.348
    26. (14.) Ford Focus 1.204 (28,6 %) — 4.210
    27. (36.) Seat Leon 1.202 (39,2 %) — 3.066
    28. (23.) Toyota Yaris 1.165 (68,7 %) — 1.696
    29. (30.) BMW X1 1.136 (50,5 %) — 2.250
    30. (22.) Audi Q3 1.087 (52,5 %) — 2.070
    31. (neu) Dacia Duster 1.055 (84,3 %) — 1.251
    32. (17.) Ford B-Max 1.040 (70,0 %) — 1.485
    33. (34.) Renault Scénic 1.028 (47,8 %) — 2.151
    34. (33.) Hyundai i30 1.005 (33,7 %) — 2.982
    35. (28.) Opel Astra 954 (22,7 %) — 4.202
    36. (27.) Kia cee’d 946 (42,3 %) — 2.236
    37. (neu) BMW X3 910 (46,1 %) — 1.973
    38. (neu) Renault Mégane 903 (34,2 %) — 2.639
    39. (neu) Skoda Roomster 899 (68,2 %) — 1.318
    40. (neu) Hyundai i20 867 (53,5 %) — 1.621

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