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Germany Private Sales October 2014: One true foreigner in Top20

Dacia Sandero Germany October 2014. Picture courtesy of Auto Motor und SportThe Dacia Sandero is the only true foreigner in the German Private Sales Top 20 this month.

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As is now the tradition on BSCB, I give you the German Private Sales rankings as an appetiser for overall German data. 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 October there were 95,811 new Private Sales in Germany, a 34.8% PS ratio, a notch below the year-to-date ratio of 36.8%.

Toyota Aygo Germany October 2014. Picture courtesy of autobild.deToyota Aygo

This month German private buyers are buying into what can be considered national brands more so than usual. Taking into account Seat and Skoda are 100% owned by Volkswagen and Ford’s German subsidiary is considered by local buyers as a national brand, the only true foreigner in the Top 20 is the Dacia Sandero at #19. The VW Golf (29% PS ratio) and Polo (62.4%) top the ranking, followed by the Audi A3 (36.9%) up 5 spots on September to #3 and the VW Tiguan (48.3%) back up 14 ranks to #4. Notice also the excellent performances of the Mercedes A-Class up to #6, Toyota Aygo up to #22 vs. #73 YTD and Mitsubishi Space Star at #29 vs. #65.

Previous month: Germany Private Sales September 2014: BMW X1 shoots up

One year ago: Germany Private Sales October 2013: Mercedes A-Class on podium

Full October 2014 Top 100 models Ranking Table below.

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