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Germany July 2014: Mercedes E-Class in Top 10

Mercedes E Class Germany July 2014Mercedes E-Class

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When Germany sneezes, the European market catches a cold, and reversely when the German new car market is up 7% year-on-year to 270,249 registrations like it is the case in July, then all is good in this world. The year-to-date total now stands at 1,808,517 units, up 3% on 2013. The Top 8 most popular brands in the country return to exactly the same state as the year-to-date ranking, with Volkswagen leading the way by far (+10%) ahead of Mercedes (stable), Audi (+12%), BMW (+11%), Opel (+6%), Ford (+8%), Skoda (up an impressive 25%) and Renault (-7%). Seat shines at +12% in 9th position, as do Citroen (+25%), Volvo (+35), Porsche (+41%), Land Rover (+39%), Infiniti (+564%) and Maserati (+387%).

Mercedes V Class Germany July 2014First Top 100 ranking for the Mercedes V-Class at home.

Model-wise, Volkswagen monopolises the podium with the Golf (+18%), Passat (-4%) and Tiguan (+26%) while the Audi A3 is very solid again in 4th place (+14%) ahead of a weak VW Polo (-20%). Last discounted models for the Opel Corsa at #6 (+33%), an 8 spot jump on June for the VW Touran into #8 both this month and year-to-date (making it 5 Volkswagens in the Top 8), and the Mercedes E-Class in summer form at #10, its first Top 10 ranking since last November and to be compared to the #5 spot it hit one year ago in July 2013. Further down, the Seat Leon continues to amaze at #19 (+36%), the Ford Kuga is up 43% to #29, the Skoda Rapid is up 11 spots to #39 and the VW Beetle up 16 to #44.

BMW i8 Germany July 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com54 BMW i8 found a buyer in Germany this month.

Among recent launches, the Mercedes V-Class is up 33 ranks on last month to #78, the BMW 2 Series is up 18 to #99, both breaking into the monthly German ranking for the very first time, the Porsche Macan is up 15 to a best-ever #95 and now only 8 units below the Porsche 911 for the title of Porsche’s best-seller at home, the Peugeot 108 lands directly at #115 with 491 sales, the BMW i3 is up to #158 with 211 units and the BMW i8 up 35 spots to #228 at 54 sales.

Previous month: Germany June 2014: VW Golf, Passat and Audi A3 on top

One year ago: Germany July 2013: Mercedes E-Class up to #5

Full July 2014 Top 300 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.

Germany July 2014 – brands:

PosBrandJul-14%/13Jun2014%/13PosFY13
1Volkswagen61,29322.7%10%1384,76721.3%18%11
2Mercedes25,1939.3%0%2161,8088.9%14%22
3Audi24,4459.0%12%4158,1968.7%23%33
4BMW20,4127.6%11%3139,7697.7%18%44
5Opel19,6147.3%6%5132,5377.3%26%55
6Ford19,1477.1%8%6127,6957.1%29%66
7Skoda14,9155.5%25%7103,1135.7%33%77
8Renault8,4163.1%-7%961,9903.4%27%89
9Seat8,3833.1%12%1054,0133.0%31%1010
10Hyundai8,2013.0%3%856,5843.1%11%98
11Fiat6,0722.2%3%1143,2402.4%16%1112
12Toyota5,4352.0%-13%1240,6532.2%12%1211
13Kia4,8821.8%-8%1532,5811.8%12%1513
14Citroen4,8141.8%25%1432,2301.8%22%1716
15Peugeot4,7721.8%-4%1833,2691.8%20%1415
16Dacia4,5831.7%11%1630,2891.7%29%1817
17Nissan4,5571.7%11%1336,8072.0%40%1314
18Mazda4,0271.5%11%1732,5691.8%40%1618
19Mini3,1581.2%-1%1918,9221.0%5%1919
20Volvo2,8771.1%35%2018,4391.0%26%2020
21Porsche2,5640.9%41%2215,2510.8%29%2226
22Suzuki2,1370.8%-8%2115,9100.9%23%2121
23Mitsubishi2,0610.8%17%2412,3020.7%11%2525
24Honda1,6560.6%-15%2512,4680.7%4%2424
25Smart1,6540.6%0%2314,2990.8%-6%2322
26Land Rover1,2240.5%39%269,2560.5%34%2627
27Jeep9170.3%n/a274,9580.3%64%2829
28Subaru3790.1%-26%293,6280.2%-23%2928
29Jaguar3430.1%2%282,9550.2%32%3030
30Alfa Romeo2570.1%3%301,9910.1%7%3131
31Lancia1670.1%-8%328780.0%13%3233
32Infiniti1660.1%564%397060.0%99%3336
33Chevrolet1330.0%-95%315,1320.3%-62%2723
34Maserati1120.0%387%346890.0%356%3440
35Lexus1040.0%-35%356720.0%-7%3532
36SsangYong1010.0%87%385670.0%99%3735
37Ferrari780.0%-5%375160.0%15%3837
38Lada730.0%-16%365920.0%19%3634
39Alpina610.0%n/a403460.0%n/a4042
40Iveco520.0%30%412940.0%8%4138
41Bentley410.0%21%422730.0%24%4239
42Chrysler310.0%82%431570.0%89%4443
43Lotus270.0%170%47740.0%196%4648
44Tesla260.0%new334740.0%new39n/a
45Aston Martin210.0%-49%441860.0%-11%4341
46Lamborghini140.0%-26%45810.0%16%4545
47Morgan90.0%0%46630.0%7%4846
48Rolls-Royce80.0%33%48640.0%60%4747
49Cadillac50.0%-69%49430.0%-39%4944
50Dodge10.0%-75%50120.0%-76%5049
 –Others6300.2%11% –4,2270.2%24% – –

Germany July 2014 – models:

PosModelJul-14%/13Jun2014%PosFY13
1VW Golf22,2678.2%18%1136,4877.5%11
2VW Passat7,3792.7%-4%242,9122.4%22
3VW Tiguan6,2312.3%26%940,7182.3%36
4Audi A35,5502.1%14%338,9822.2%45
5VW Polo5,2952.0%-20%537,3722.1%54
6Opel Corsa5,1351.9%33%631,3441.7%1110
7BMW 3er4,9361.8%-16%435,4042.0%63
8VW Touran4,6581.7%13%1632,0221.8%815
9Mercedes E-Klasse4,6381.7%-16%1827,6151.5%1612
10Skoda Octavia4,5711.7%25%1231,9801.8%911
11Audi A44,5351.7%18%1529,2511.6%1214
12Ford Focus4,4341.6%9%731,9701.8%1016
13Mercedes C-Klasse4,3571.6%2%1332,2841.8%78
14Opel Astra4,3471.6%-7%1029,1531.6%149
15Audi A64,3151.6%9%2023,9641.3%1921
16Ford Fiesta4,2971.6%22%1927,6251.5%1518
17BMW 1er3,9481.5%-4%829,2051.6%137
18VW Up!3,9351.5%16%1126,7241.5%1720
19Seat Leon3,8371.4%36%1723,1731.3%2125
20Mercedes B-Klasse3,7141.4%-11%2223,4001.3%2017
21Mercedes A-Klasse3,3181.2%-18%2521,3611.2%2313
22BMW 5er3,2701.2%-1%2124,5471.4%1819
23Skoda Fabia3,2001.2%2%1421,9351.2%2222
24Mini3,1581.2%-1%2418,9221.0%2523
25VW Transporter3,1251.2%23%2819,8681.1%2424
26Fiat 5002,8931.1%14%2717,0290.9%2729
27VW Caddy2,8521.1%-8%2617,0910.9%2626
28Audi A12,4380.9%3%3316,3590.9%2830
29Ford Kuga2,4030.9%43%2914,7160.8%3448
30Audi Q32,3730.9%-10%4815,2850.8%3133
31Opel Adam2,1920.8%-20%4113,0160.7%4137
32Audi Q52,1520.8%1%4912,5630.7%4238
33Nissan Qashqai2,1150.8%3%3214,6570.8%3531
34Opel Insignia2,0830.8%60%3814,5040.8%3756
35Ford C-Max2,0720.8%-2%6611,8590.7%4435
36Seat Ibiza2,0650.8%-19%3015,2110.8%3228
37Hyundai i302,0480.8%-13%2314,5740.8%3627
38Renault Clio1,9280.7%62%3914,9380.8%3340
39Skoda Rapid1,9060.7%280%5011,3890.6%4892
40Skoda Yeti1,8950.7%23%3513,4590.7%4036
41Hyundai i101,8750.7%53%539,9610.6%5762
42Fiat Ducato1,8210.7%15%3415,5980.9%3051
43Audi A51,8010.7%49%5811,5410.6%4755
44VW Beetle1,7840.7%15%609,5800.5%6061
45VW Sharan1,7790.7%28%619,8390.5%5964
46Opel Mokka1,7710.7%19%3715,7610.9%2944
47Dacia Sandero1,7620.7%4%4411,8760.7%4353
48BMW X11,7350.6%-2%4713,5180.7%3934
49BMW 4er1,7310.6%1564%639,5580.5%61178
50BMW X31,7120.6%-15%3610,0640.6%5539
51Mercedes GLA1,7040.6%new578,4210.5%68267
52Renault Mégane1,6590.6%-19%4510,6880.6%5141
53Smart Fortwo1,6540.6%0%4014,2980.8%3832
54Opel Meriva1,6420.6%-11%4310,6590.6%5249
55Hyundai ix351,5880.6%10%5210,3590.6%5445
56Renault Twingo1,4860.5%-18%7210,9210.6%4946
57Toyota Auris1,4640.5%13%5110,6350.6%5347
58Mazda CX-51,4210.5%16%5511,6520.6%4660
59Hyundai i201,4100.5%-5%319,9290.5%5858
60Opel Zafira1,4090.5%-9%4610,7370.6%5042
61Mercedes GLK1,3840.5%25%599,1350.5%6352
62Toyota Yaris1,3830.5%-25%4211,7120.6%4543
63Ford Mondeo1,3750.5%10%748,2760.5%7066
64Skoda Superb1,3280.5%42%778,5810.5%6563
65Renault Captur1,3020.5%67%628,1280.4%7295
66Citroen C41,2920.5%70%648,4720.5%6673
67Mazda31,2900.5%142%698,8380.5%6486
68Dacia Duster1,2700.5%-1%569,2570.5%6268
69Kia Sportage1,2570.5%1%827,0130.4%7869
70VW Touareg1,2530.5%79%855,9790.3%8581
71Peugeot 2081,2340.5%3%838,4530.5%6759
72BMW X51,2260.5%385%687,7880.4%75109
73Ford B-Max1,2110.4%-30%868,2130.5%7157
74Seat Alhambra1,1760.4%41%905,6780.3%8891
75Renault Scénic1,1690.4%-42%5410,0440.6%5650
76Ford Transit, Tourneo1,1540.4%-7%707,4650.4%7670
77Kia Cee’d1,0940.4%-20%678,3490.5%6954
78Mercedes V-Klasse1,0560.4%new1112,1590.1%141 –
79Peugeot 3081,0300.4%18%796,6780.4%8082
80Skoda Roomster1,0290.4%5%717,8310.4%7467
81Skoda Citigo9750.4%-13%657,8890.4%7365
82Mitusbishi Space Star9320.3%97%1273,7020.2%110120
83Citroen C39280.3%40%756,3680.4%8193
84Mercedes S-Klasse9140.3%120%965,4030.3%92123
85Volvo XC609110.3%33%896,0970.3%8384
86Mercedes CLA-Klasse9060.3%-31%916,1510.3%8274
87Suzuki Swift8890.3%2%954,8660.3%9985
88Toyota Aygo8730.3%38%1075,6680.3%8980
89Volvo S/V408500.3%88%804,9590.3%98104
90Nissan Micra7810.3%40%767,0790.4%7796
91Peugeot 20087490.3%-2%736,6890.4%79102
92Dacia Logan7480.3%545%925,0930.3%96118
93Hyundai ix207270.3%7%875,2530.3%9479
94Porsche 9117150.3%25%974,7800.3%101100
95Porsche Macan7070.3%new1102,6820.1%127 –
96Seat Mii7010.3%-22%785,7300.3%8772
97Ford S-Max6830.3%-38%1055,5980.3%9077
98Mercedes ML-Klasse6760.3%-19%945,3460.3%9371
99BMW 2er6550.2%new1172,4470.1%131269
100Citroen DS36400.2%19%1063,4950.2%114105
101Citroen Berlingo6280.2%-25%815,8990.3%8675
102Kia Picanto6260.2%-18%934,4720.2%10399
103Kia Rio6100.2%-30%994,3780.2%10590
104Mercedes Vito5820.2%-3%1163,3060.2%115111
105Ford Ka5780.2%-5%1005,5730.3%9188
106Honda CR-V5780.2%9%1184,5330.3%10298
107Mazda65390.2%-46%1024,8560.3%10083
108Honda Civic5240.2%-20%1642,9950.2%123107
109Citroen C15230.2%37%1442,5880.1%128127
110Nissan Note5190.2%185%846,0270.3%84126
111Mitsubishi ASX5110.2%-24%885,0860.3%97101
112Range Rover Evoque5040.2%28%1233,6510.2%111121
113Porsche Cayenne4990.2%-3%1243,5970.2%11297
114Nissan Juke4930.2%-29%985,0940.3%9576
115Peugeot 1084910.2%new –5010.0%225 –
116Kia Venga4780.2%-8%1093,0150.2%122114
117BMW X44720.2%new2727160.0%209 –
118Honda Jazz4440.2%-32%1204,1350.2%10787
119Toyota Verso4380.2%-32%1083,2970.2%116103
120Mercedes Sprinter4350.2%25%1342,3080.1%136142
121Toyota RAV44330.2%9%1143,2140.2%118113
122Fiat Panda4150.2%-46%1123,7970.2%10978
123Jeep Grand Cherokee4130.2%43%1472,3640.1%134133
124Seat Altea4110.2%n/a1132,7390.2%125n/a
125Volvo S/V604100.2%16%1253,0880.2%121128
126Renault Kangoo4080.2%4%1193,1600.2%119119
127Dacia Dokker4080.2%0%1571,8640.1%149135
128Suzuki SX44020.1%new1044,0030.2%108189
129Kia Carens3990.1%29%1512,3860.1%133165
130Dacia Lodgy3920.1%-36%1402,1700.1%140106
131Audi A83870.1%132%1292,2900.1%137147
132Fiat Punto3830.1%-21%1223,1400.2%120112
133Ford Galaxy3770.1%-13%1263,2240.2%117122
134Opel Vivaro3680.1%39%1302,3390.1%135137
135Mercedes SLK3650.1%5%1322,9810.2%124124
136Mazda23470.1%-4%1013,5910.2%113116
137Mitsubishi Outlander3300.1%-20%1332,0530.1%143129
138Volvo C/V703270.1%-7%1582,0340.1%145138
139Range Rover Sport3170.1%248%1392,5500.1%129167
140Toyota Avensis3100.1%-45%1461,9590.1%146117
141Mercedes CLS3080.1%-47%1312,5410.1%130110
142Porsche Boxster3020.1%-22%1541,7710.1%152134
143Ford Transit Connect2940.1%n/a1431,2150.1%177n/a
144Audi Q72870.1%-6%1502,1720.1%139144
145Suzuki Jimny2860.1%-11%1352,0420.1%144136
146Volvo XC902700.1%131%1801,1540.1%179183
147Hyundai i402650.1%-55%1034,2650.2%10694
148Peugeot 5082630.1%-32%1422,2400.1%138131
149Nissan X-Trail2630.1%196%2188820.0%195197
150Mercedes Citan2620.1%191%1631,8140.1%150198
151Audi A72550.1%n/a1381,9350.1%148n/a
152Mazda52510.1%-9%1372,0810.1%142132
153Opel Cascada2490.1%-58%1152,7150.2%126148
154Ford Ecosport2460.1%new1211,0600.1%186307
155Kia Sorento2180.1%50%1491,5030.1%164180
156Citroen DS42180.1%163%1891,1830.1%178185
157VW Eos2130.1%65%1281,9410.1%147166
158BMW i32110.1%new1661,5890.1%158231
159Hyundai Santa Fe2100.1%84%1601,6850.1%155172
160Subaru Forester2090.1%1%1621,8000.1%151145
161Peugeot 30082070.1%-14%1781,5380.1%161162
162Fiat Freemont2000.1%-4%1651,5120.1%163168
163Alfa Romeo Giulietta2000.1%18%1521,4930.1%167163
164Mitsubishi Pajero2000.1%120%1968710.0%197199
165Suzuki Splash1920.1%-26%1611,4720.1%170151
166Porsche Panamera1910.1%-33%1591,4860.1%168164
167Seat Toledo1890.1%n/a1791,4240.1%171n/a
168Suzuki Grand Vitara1840.1%-18%1411,7340.1%154150
169Peugeot Partner1840.1%-27%1721,3110.1%173160
170Citroen Jumper1810.1%33%1771,1140.1%182200
171Jeep Compass1790.1%43%1958480.0%198194
172Mazda MX-51780.1%5%1361,5390.1%160182
173Citroen C51780.1%-19%1561,4960.1%166152
174Jeep Cherokee1760.1%n/a1457400.0%206 –
175Nissan NV2001750.1%11%1481,4990.1%165170
176Toyota Verso-S1720.1%8%1981,1100.1%183169
177Range Rover1700.1%44%1551,2280.1%174177
178Jaguar XF1660.1%0%1531,6680.1%156154
179Peugeot 2071620.1%-62%1681,7550.1%153130
180Kia Soul1610.1%347%1751,2260.1%175228
181BMW 6er1600.1%-26%1691,5430.1%159155
182Peugeot 50081590.1%-55%1711,5270.1%162158
183Mercedes GL-Klasse1540.1%22%1941,1220.1%181174
184Mercedes G-Klasse1510.1%3%1939750.1%192175
185Jeep Wrangler1490.1%8%1861,0050.1%190186
186Opel Agila1440.1%18%1848180.0%199187
187Infiniti Q501440.1%new2594560.0%233285
188Lancia Voyager1430.1%79%1875910.0%215217
189BMW 7er1390.1%-25%1811,2210.1%176149
190Mercedes Viano1350.0%-87%1744,4490.2%10489
191Peugeot RCZ1350.0%n/a1977640.0%205201
192Fiat Doblo1320.0%43%2087270.0%208211
193Citroen Jumpy1280.0%32%1918740.0%196206
194VW Phaeton1250.0%10%1701,0670.1%185188
195BMW Z41190.0%-55%1671,4740.1%169161
196Land Rover Freelander1180.0%-31%2041,0100.1%189181
197Suzuki SX4 Classic1160.0%-78%1831,0770.1%184115
198VW Jetta1150.0%n/a2196430.0%212n/a
199Renault Trafic1140.0%-18%1851,0590.1%187184
200Land Rover Discovery1130.0%6%2008090.0%200192
201Audi TT1110.0%-59%1822,3880.1%132139
202Porsche Cayman1100.0%n/a2116420.0%213n/a
203Toyota Land Cruiser1090.0%-19%2057720.0%203202
204Jaguar F-Type1080.0%-6%1909100.1%194221
205Renault Koleos1050.0%46%2026580.0%211204
206Subaru XV1040.0%-51%1881,1500.1%180156
207Honda Accord1030.0%8%2257740.0%202214
208Renault Laguna1000.0%-49%1761,0570.1%188176
209Fiat Scudo1000.0%56%2145360.0%220215
210Mercedes SL940.0%-11%2037380.0%207191
211Opel Antara910.0%38%2265470.0%218212
212Nissan Leaf850.0%-63%2204650.0%232213
213VW Crafter820.0%9%2295250.0%222216
214Renault Espace780.0%-41%2015450.0%219195
215Maserati Ghibli770.0%new2274660.0%231292
216Lada Niva730.0%-11%2215720.0%216209
217Volvo XC70710.0%-28%1927680.0%204196
218Mitsubishi Lancer680.0%-12%2285220.0%223220
219Opel Combo680.0%-36%2095000.0%226203
220Suzuki Alto660.0%-32%2076590.0%210193
221Citroen DS5640.0%-23%2105300.0%221208
222VW Scirocco630.0%-71%1731,3500.1%172141
223Toyota Corolla620.0%n/a2165100.0%224308
224Nissan Pathfinder620.0%82%2233380.0%241233
225Toyota Prius Plus590.0%-48%2134430.0%234205
226Alfa Romeo MiTo570.0%-29%2124970.0%227207
227Fiat Sedici540.0%46%2504050.0%237218
228BMW i8540.0%new2631090.0%274 –
229SsangYong Korando530.0%36%2393360.0%243236
230Fiat Fiorino480.0%-19%2613220.0%244223
231Hyundai H1-Starex480.0%-8%2443080.0%246227
232Toyota Prius460.0%-60%2244400.0%235190
233Iveco Daily460.0%28%2432640.0%248255
234Jaguar XJ460.0%53%2321910.0%260252
235Peugeot 107450.0%-77%2178010.0%201171
236Toyota iQ440.0%-23%2373640.0%239219
237Renault Zoe420.0%-73%1995550.0%217210
238Lexus CT410.0%5%2581570.0%268244
239Bentley Continental400.0%21%2452570.0%250251
240Kia Optima390.0%15%2512210.0%254235
241SsangYong Rexton380.0%171%2681790.0%263276
242Toyota GT86370.0%-87%2464900.0%228173
243Ferrari 458 Italia360.0%-14%2383140.0%245256
244Audi R8340.0%17%2303410.0%240234
245Peugeot Boxer340.0%0%2531990.0%257243
246BMW X6320.0%-78%2334730.0%229153
247Lexus RX310.0%-23%2751730.0%265242
248Peugeot Expert300.0%-57%2224150.0%236229
249Lexus IS290.0%-53%2482590.0%249241
250Mercedes SLS AMG280.0%115%2652270.0%252253
251Nissan 370Z280.0%4%2342190.0%255250
252Tesla Model S260.0%new2064720.0%230n/a
253Fiat Bravo260.0%-28%2811730.0%264240
254Opel Ampera250.0%39% –710.0%285254
255Subaru Legacy230.0%-51%2313370.0%242222
256Renault Master230.0%-63%2361970.0%258230
257Jaguar XK230.0%-4%2401860.0%261257
258Chevrolet Corvette230.0%n/a2351590.0%267 –
259Ferrari California230.0%53%293530.0%294295
260Volvo S80210.0%-13%2542330.0%251264
261Peugeot 4008210.0%-22%2601850.0%262232
262Chevrolet Trax200.0%-97%2151,6210.1%157146
263Infiniti FX200.0%11%2521930.0%259248
264Hyundai Veloster200.0%-9%2661360.0%270262
265Chevrolet Orlando190.0%-95%2576180.0%214140
266Chevrolet Cruze190.0%-98%2423990.0%238108
267Lancia Ypsilon190.0%-49%2552010.0%256247
268Maserati GranTurismo190.0%19%2831050.0%275274
269Nissan Primastar180.0%0%2472220.0%253270
270Opel Movano180.0%100%2561490.0%269268
271Alpina B3170.0%n/a2941120.0%273277
272Alpina B4170.0%new286320.0%302 –
273Subaru Impreza160.0%n/a2801700.0%266n/a
274Maserati Quattroporte160.0%n/a2731170.0%271284
275Alpina D3160.0%n/a270620.0%290314
276Mitsubishi i-Miev150.0%88%277710.0%284290
277Chevrolet Captiva140.0%-95%2649100.1%193143
278Chevrolet Spark130.0%-97%2419800.1%191125
279Citroen C8130.0%-58%269920.0%279258
280Lotus Elise130.0%160%296290.0%303310
281Ferrari F12120.0%-29%276690.0%286273
282Citroen C4 Cactus120.0%new249500.0%296 –
283Subaru WRX120.0%new297460.0%298 –
284Lamborghini Aventador110.0%38%279590.0%291296
285Chevrolet Camaro100.0%-82%2672880.0%247225
286SsangYong Rodius100.0%n/a289480.0%297300
287Subaru BRZ90.0%-64%282890.0%281261
288Nissan NV40090.0%new287770.0%282303
289Peugeot Bipper90.0%-40%299640.0%288265
290Peugeot 80780.0%-77%2621140.0%272259
291Aston Martin V880.0%-62%292660.0%287280
292Mercedes CL-Klasse80.0%14%290390.0%299279
293Alpina XD370.0%new298990.0%278297
294Nissan GT-R60.0%-40%274900.0%280289
295Morgan 4/460.0%-25%285590.0%292293
296Chevrolet Aveo50.0%-97%2911030.0%276179
297Lexus GS40.0%-71%284760.0%283266
298Alpina D540.0%0%278580.0%293294
299Suzuki Kizashi20.0%-86%288530.0%295272
300Renault Wind20.0%-82% –270.0%304271
301Nissan Murano10.0%-93%2711020.0%277263
302Lancia Delta10.0%-91%295630.0%289275
303Citroen Nemo10.0%-89%301350.0%300278

Source:KBA

This Post Has 14 Comments
  1. Tengil :

    Bryan :@tengil
    This issue has been mentioned recently by various important EU and American politicians.
    Sources ?
    Don’t mind, but your reasoning is too narrowly considered. We all live in a connected world. Almost all things Germany exports contain pre-fabricated components, which are imported from other countries, mainly european ones. So the EU also benefits from german exports, apart from the fact, that there are also a lot of european shareholders of german companies, who benefit from the distributed dividends.

    http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/4300001-german-exports-under-fire

    “Criticised vigorously by the American Treasury Department, which recently castigated Germany for causing a “deflationary distortion” in the eurozone through its excessively lopsided trade balance, it is now the turn of “the EU to rail against the strength of German exports”, notes the daily”

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579168113091545256

    “Employing unusually sharp language, the U.S. on Wednesday openly criticized Germany’s economic policies and blamed the euro-zone powerhouse for dragging down its neighbors and the rest of the global economy”

  2. @Sonico

    “do you buy what you like the most, or do you think of European economics when you are at the supermarket?”

    I always give preference to the products made in Europe. I’m European so the European economics of any European country affects me directly.

    All the German persons that i know check the origin of the products before they buy something. I also do this.

    One of the mainly reasons why Germany has such a strong industry is because the Germans (more than 80 million people) buy massively German products. With such a large and loyal market like this, obviously that the German companies are successful.

    @Pedro

    I understand this point, but if so then the Peugeot 308 or the Volvo V40 (for example) should sell more because they are similar to the VW Golf in all the aspects. If the Germans like so much the Golf then they should also like the Peugeot 308 and the Volvo V40.

    The Golf sells 20x more than the 308 and the V40, that’s unfair in my opinion.

    I have nothing against the Golf, i think that’s a very good car but the Germans should buy more European cars from outside the country. It’s my opinion.

    Greetings.

  3. Bryan :@tengil
    This issue has been mentioned recently by various important EU and American politicians.

    Sources ?
    Don’t mind, but your reasoning is too narrowly considered. We all live in a connected world. Almost all things Germany exports contain pre-fabricated components, which are imported from other countries, mainly european ones. So the EU also benefits from german exports, apart from the fact, that there are also a lot of european shareholders of german companies, who benefit from the distributed dividends.

  4. Pedro :

    Bryan :
    @Tengil
    @Fudan
    Every country supports it industry and the people buy mostly its own brands, that’s the normal.
    But if the German companies are in very good shape, all the big three German car manufacturers have had very good profits, then the Germans could buy more foreign produts that are also very good.
    For example, Volvo and Peugeot make very good cars, i don’t understand the weak sales of these brands in Germany, which are two of the most legendary Europeans car brands.
    There are very good cars from non-German companies, maybe the Germans know that but they just don’t care about the Europe.

    Beside real estate a car is the most important thing to buy in ones lifetime. That’s why people buy the car they like, and not the car that maybe would make political sense etc ….

    I think this reply is the one that makes more sense. When you are buying something (be it a pen, a computer, a carrot or a SUV) do you buy what you like the most, or do you think of European economics when you are at the supermarket? The German brands have a wide array of cars, from superminis to ginormous vans; under this light, it comes as no surprise that German (or semi-German) brands are the most successful.

  5. Bryan :
    @Tengil
    @Fudan
    Every country supports it industry and the people buy mostly its own brands, that’s the normal.
    But if the German companies are in very good shape, all the big three German car manufacturers have had very good profits, then the Germans could buy more foreign produts that are also very good.
    For example, Volvo and Peugeot make very good cars, i don’t understand the weak sales of these brands in Germany, which are two of the most legendary Europeans car brands.
    There are very good cars from non-German companies, maybe the Germans know that but they just don’t care about the Europe.

    Beside real estate a car is the most important thing to buy in ones lifetime. That’s why people buy the car they like, and not the car that maybe would make political sense etc ….

  6. Why germans buy mor Hyundai or Kia than Peugeot, Fiat or Citroen ?

    The more germans dont buy french or italian product, the more european crisis continues … which begins to have impact for german economy !

  7. @tengil

    I understand that, my question is different.

    All the big three German car manufacteures VW/Audi, BMW and Daimler sell very well all over Europe.

    Those new car brands that you have mentioned are not afecting the performance of the German manufacturers sales all over Europe.

    The European countries buy German cars and German products. So the German people should buy also more European products from outside Germany not only because they are very good but also in order to help the recovery of the EU economies.

    This issue has been mentioned recently by various important EU and American politicians.

    Greetings.

  8. @bryan
    the reason, why some european brands sell less, than they used to do decades ago, is simply , that they have been replaced to a certain degree by some new or other foreign brands like hyundai or kia or nissan or skoda or seat etc, this is the normal run of things, so no one to blame.

  9. @Tengil

    @Fudan

    Every country supports it industry and the people buy mostly its own brands, that’s the normal.

    But if the German companies are in very good shape, all the big three German car manufacturers have had very good profits, then the Germans could buy more foreign produts that are also very good.

    For example, Volvo and Peugeot make very good cars, i don’t understand the weak sales of these brands in Germany, which are two of the most legendary Europeans car brands.

    There are very good cars from non-German companies, maybe the Germans know that but they just don’t care about the Europe.

  10. @Bryan
    Hello Bryan,

    What if I told you that in the past 10 years not a single german made cell phone, TV-set, container vessel, laptop, plastic toy, Banana, Pineapple or Tomato was sold in Germany.
    Why? Because there are foreign companies that have better products. Does that answer your question about Germans preferably buying German cars? 🙂

    Oh, talking about the “obligation of the German people to help other EU economies”… have you actually read the News over the past 5 years? Euro-Crisis? EFSF? Greece? doesn’t ring a bell? 😀

    Greetings!

  11. @Bryan
    this is due to the fact, that Germany has a strong automotive industry and thus buys naturally mainly its own products, so do -by the way- e.g. the japanese, the US-people, the Koreans and last but not least the French, who also prefer primarily their native products because of their own car-industry, as you can regularly see here in matt’s blog.

  12. @Bryan

    I agree with you that Volvo are good cars and yes there must be more Volvo’s sold in Germany its more that they are proud of their own brands and prefer them more thats why i think btw new gen XC90 coming up maybe that would help Volvo Germany to have greater sales the previous XC90 did sell good in Germany

  13. Why are so few Volvos sold in Germany ??? Are the Germans selfish people? Volvo make amazing cars.

    The EU countries buy a lot of German products. If Germany is the only European country in good economic shape then the German people has the obligation to help the other EU economies.

    German people you should buy more Swedish, French and Italian cars, please. Thank you.

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