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As an appetiser for overall German sales data, I give you the Private Sales rankings. German Private Sales (PS) data is always a little controversial, as the definition of a private sale isn’t 100% accurate. Are counted as private the cars sold to private buyers, not the ones actually used by private buyers. Long-term leases for example are counted as non-private, and it explains the fact that as cars become more expensive, their PS ratio tends to drop: a lot of them are on a long-term lease, so used privately but not counted as a private sale. In September there were 88,941 new Private Sales in Germany, a 34.2% PS ratio, in sharp decline compared to August (37.8%) and year-to-date (37%).
Below the traditional leaders – VW Golf at 24.6% PS ratio and VW Polo at 54.5%, the BMW 1 Series jumps 7 spots on August to round up the podium with 2,804 private sales for a 54.1% PS ratio. The Skoda Fabia is up one spot to #4, the Mercedes C Class up 3 to #5 and the B Class up one to #6. Other great performers this month include the Mini up to #11 vs. #21 year-to-date, the BMW X1 up to #13 vs. #31, Mazda CX-5 up to #16 vs. #35, Hyundai i30 up to #19 vs. #32 and the Mitsubishi Space Star up to #29 vs. #69.
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Full August-September 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.