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Germany January 2015: Mercedes B-Class and Mini up

Mercedes B Class BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Germany January 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Mercedes B-Class is still far above the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer for now.

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New car sales start the year in positive in Germany at +3% in January to 211.337 registrations. Market leader Volkswagen is particularly strong: up 9% to 24.5% market share, a full 3 percentage points above its 2014 level. Mercedes outperforms the market at +6% to 9.5% share, Audi (+1%) overtakes BMW (+1%) vs. December and FY2014 to rank third while Opel (+9%) and Ford (-14%) remain 5th and 6th respectively. Renault is strong at +14%, Nissan surges up 60% to #9, Mini is up 30%, Smart up 32%, Mitsubishi up 108%, Jeep up 55%, Lexus up 102% and Tesla up 84%.

VW Passat Mercedes C-Class Germany January 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frLike in December, both the VW Passat and Mercedes C-Class are on the podium.

Model-wise, below the ever-dominant VW Golf at 20,806 sales and 9.8% share including the Golf Sportsvan, the VW Passat is a strong 2nd thanks to the new generation and sales up 51% to 7,619 units and 3.6% share, and the Mercedes C-Class lodges a third consecutive month on the German podium with deliveries up 37% year-on-year to 5,255 and 2.5% share. The VW Polo (-16%), Audi A3 (-11%) and VW Tiguan (-15%) suffer but the VW Touran (+5%), Skoda Octavia (+3%), Opel Corsa (+60% thanks to the new model) and Mercedes B-Class (+17%) fare very well. Further down, the Mini (all versions) is up 30% year-on-year to #15, the Seat Leon is up 21% to #34 and outsells its competitor the Opel Astra (+11% to #22) for the 2nd time ever.

Mazda-CX-5 Nissan-Qashqai-VW Touran Germany January 2015. Picture courtesy auto-motor-und-sport.deThe Nissan Qashqai and Mazda CX-5 are 2 of 3 foreigners in the January Top 40.

The Nissan Qashqai, up a spectacular 80% on January 2014 to #25, is the only true foreigner in the Top 30 at #25 (counting Skoda and Seat as part of Volkswagen), and one of just 3 in the Top 40 along with the Fiat 500 at #31 and Mazda CX-5 at #40. Notice also the BMW 2 Series up a further two spots to a record #32 thanks to the Active Tourer variant, the Ford Mondeo up 59% to #38 thanks to the much anticipated new generation, the BMW 4 Series up 19 spots on December to #41, the Mitsubishi Space Star up 20 to #42 and the Mercedes GLA up 42 to #49.

Citroen C4 Cactus Germany January 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Citroen C4 Cactus is about to break into the German Top 100 – like the 2CV did in its time.

Among other recent launches, let’s salute the Mercedes V-Class up 4 spots on last month to a best-ever #54, the Smart Forfour down one to #67, the Nissan Pulsar up 29 to #75, Porsche Macan up 29 to #91, Citroen C4 Cactus up 26 to #101, and the BMW X4 and Peugeot 108 both up two ranks to #103 and #109 respectively.

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Previous month: Germany December 2014: Mercedes C-Class up 80% to 2nd place

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Full January 2015 Top 49 All-brands and Top 271 models below.

Germany January 2015 – brands:

25Land Rover1,3250.6%-2%27
30Alfa Romeo2000.1%-18%29
46Aston Martin130.0%-54%44

Germany January 2015 – models:

1VW Golf20,8069.8%17%1
2VW Passat7,6193.6%51%3
3Mercedes C-Klasse5,2552.5%37%2
4VW Polo4,8492.3%-16%6
5Audi A34,2792.0%-11%7
6VW Tiguan4,2692.0%-15%5
7VW Touran3,9001.8%5%9
8Skoda Octavia3,7911.8%3%8
9Opel Corsa3,7721.8%60%10
10Audi A43,4351.6%17%18
11Mercedes B-Klasse3,1041.5%17%26
12BMW 1er2,9171.4%-14%4
13VW Up!2,8491.3%-19%25
14BMW 3er2,8431.3%-35%11
16BMW 5er2,7221.3%-13%20
17Audi A62,6661.3%4%24
18VW Transporter2,6221.2%14%16
19Ford Focus2,5081.2%-27%14
20Mercedes A-Klasse2,5011.2%-19%21
21Seat Leon2,4821.2%34%17
22Opel Astra2,4331.2%11%13
23Skoda Fabia2,3431.1%4%27
24Ford Fiesta2,2021.0%-23%12
25Nissan Qashqai2,1441.0%80%33
26Opel Adam2,0251.0%55%30
27Mercedes E-Klasse2,0121.0%-36%19
28Audi Q31,9420.9%-3%38
29Ford Kuga1,8520.9%-6%23
30Opel Mokka1,8520.9%-27%28
31Fiat 5001,8260.9%8%29
32BMW 2er1,7640.8%new34
33Smart Fortwo1,7340.8%-15%36
34VW Caddy1,7200.8%6%15
35Audi A11,5660.7%-29%31
36Seat Ibiza1,5300.7%-21%39
37BMW X31,4230.7%22%45
38Ford Mondeo1,4220.7%59%78
39Skoda Yeti1,4010.7%25%43
40Mazda CX-51,3450.6%-17%84
41BMW 4er1,3290.6%157%60
42Mitusbishi Space Star1,3120.6%409%62
43Renault Mégane1,2790.6%58%37
44Hyundai i301,2710.6%42%35
45Renault Clio1,2710.6%-16%32
46Dacia Sandero1,2640.6%-21%50
47Audi Q51,2380.6%4%42
49Mercedes GLA1,2240.6%1216%91
50BMW X11,2090.6%-44%53
51Renault Twingo1,1970.6%-13%49
52Hyundai ix351,1780.6%70%40
53Mercedes GLK1,1730.6%-3%81
54Mercedes V-Klasse1,1440.5%new58
55Nissan Micra1,1440.5%54%95
56Dacia Duster1,1090.5%-13%54
57Opel Insignia1,1040.5%-26%41
58Renault Captur1,0740.5%24%64
59Opel Meriva1,0650.5%71%52
60Ford C-Max1,0580.5%-36%47
61Peugeot 3081,0530.5%93%71
62Skoda Rapid1,0430.5%-16%51
63Skoda Superb1,0380.5%2%67
64Hyundai i109880.5%21%48
65Renault Scénic9870.5%53%57
66Volvo XC609660.5%17%44
67Smart Forfour9570.5%new66
68Audi A59180.4%2%65
69VW Sharan8900.4%5%59
70VW Touareg8860.4%16%73
71Mercedes ML-Klasse8500.4%-1%96
72Opel Zafira8450.4%-33%56
73Ford Transit, Tourneo8430.4%3%72
74Toyota Yaris8410.4%-33%46
75Nissan Pulsar8360.4%new104
76Kia Sportage8220.4%-8%79
77Peugeot 20088110.4%-23%92
78Kia Cee’d7380.3%-18%68
79Ford B-Max7340.3%-40%85
80Mercedes CLA-Klasse7310.3%-12%80
81BMW X57120.3%-19%74
82Citroen C17050.3%65%100
83Toyota Aygo6930.3%12%76
84Suzuki Swift6910.3%16%77
85Toyota Auris6830.3%-44%63
86Dacia Logan6790.3%18%118
87Seat Alhambra6740.3%-24%61
88Citroen C46420.3%-46%75
89Fiat Panda6390.3%13%83
90Seat Mii6350.3%5%70
91Porsche Macan6280.3%new120
92VW Beetle6230.3%13%87
93Fiat Ducato6160.3%-11%93
94Nissan Juke6130.3%3%89
95Peugeot 2085990.3%-44%99
96Hyundai i205950.3%-28%55
97Honda Civic5830.3%-24%94
98Range Rover Evoque5760.3%7%106
99Skoda Citigo5740.3%-2%69
100BMW X65720.3%249%149
101Citroen C4 Cactus5540.3%new127
102Audi TT5530.3%231%145
103BMW X45380.3%new105
104Hyundai ix205240.2%-7%102
105Porsche 9115210.2%-21%131
106Ford Ka5200.2%11%130
108Mitsubishi ASX5130.2%8%88
109Peugeot 1085000.2%new111
110Kia Venga4900.2%27%142
111Skoda Roomster4890.2%-46%86
112Citroen Berlingo4870.2%-40%107
113Mercedes S-Klasse4850.2%-21%109
114Porsche Cayenne4820.2%4%122
115Toyota RAV44560.2%16%110
116Volvo S/V604510.2%11%126
117Renault Kangoo4240.2%53%119
118Fiat Punto4060.2%-25%155
119Nissan Note4040.2%-24%116
120Audi A74020.2%138%135
121Kia Rio3960.2%-27%113
122Audi A83940.2%34%171
123Ford Ecosport3820.2%new136
124Toyota Verso3750.2%22%132
125Ford Transit Connect3660.2%647%123
126Mercedes SLK3640.2%0%161
127Citroen C33590.2%-60%141
128Dacia Dokker3550.2%50%134
129Range Rover Sport3550.2%-5%147
130Jeep Grand Cherokee3530.2%5%146
131Nissan X-Trail3390.2%329%137
132Seat Altea3380.2%-5%117
133Dacia Lodgy3300.2%5%144
134Kia Sorento3250.2%120%128
135Suzuki Jimny3200.2%-2%150
136Kia Picanto3160.1%-46%114
137Mercedes CLS3150.1%-11%129
139Volvo V403130.1%-6%90
140Mercedes Sprinter2990.1%16%148
142Honda CR-V2760.1%-40%98
143Citroen DS32730.1%12%143
144Ford Transit Courier2710.1%new156
145VW Scirocco2680.1%46%138
146Hyundai Santa Fe2650.1%27%175
147Suzuki SX42600.1%-50%125
148Mitsubishi Outlander2580.1%21%154
149Ford S-Max2550.1%-68%101
150Kia Soul2450.1%250%190
151Subaru Forester2390.1%11%157
152Fiat Freemont2380.1%20%159
153Honda Jazz2360.1%-37%112
154Volvo V702290.1%17%139
155Hyundai i402240.1%-62%97
156Jeep Renegade2200.1%new103
157Range Rover2160.1%54%160
158Toyota Verso-S2120.1%51%186
159Opel Vivaro2090.1%-37%158
160Mercedes Citan1940.1%-46%152
161Audi Q71840.1%-6%172
162Suzuki Splash1740.1%-2%163
163Toyota Avensis1720.1%-19%153
164Kia Carens1710.1%-53%170
165Peugeot 5081670.1%-32%196
166Jaguar XF1590.1%-41%169
167Jeep Cherokee1550.1%new173
168Jeep Wrangler1530.1%4%178
169Suzuki Celerio1520.1%new151
170Porsche Boxster1510.1%-7%198
171Subaru XV1500.1%-6%176
172BMW 7er1470.1%4%167
173Mercedes GL-Klasse1470.1%18%187
174Porsche Panamera1470.1%-29%180
175Alfa Romeo Giulietta1420.1%-22%140
176Land Rover Discovery1400.1%-5%203
177BMW i31380.1%-40%197
178Peugeot Partner1380.1%-29%168
179Mercedes G-Klasse1360.1%-9%192
180Citroen C51340.1%-42%199
181Peugeot 2071330.1%-33%200
182VW Jetta1330.1%62%204
183Mitsubishi Pajero1250.1%47%164
184Peugeot 30081250.1%-39%174
185Citroen Jumpy1210.1%-16%194
186BMW 6er1180.1%-13%184
187Toyota Land Cruiser1170.1%-12%202
188Renault Laguna1140.1%-33%162
189Ford Galaxy1120.1%-74%121
190Nissan NV2001090.1%-54%183
191Volvo XC701080.1%54%177
192Peugeot 50081060.1%-52%182
193Opel Cascada1040.0%-13%189
194Renault Zoe980.0%104%124
195VW Phaeton970.0%9%191
196Lada Niva930.0%-4%185
197Renault Koleos880.0%-28%221
198Mazda MX-5870.0%58%223
199Suzuki SX4 Classic850.0%-34%179
200Mercedes Vito820.0%-75%181
201Fiat Doblo790.0%-25%201
202Mercedes SL790.0%32%227
203Mazda CX-9760.0%n/a247
204Jeep Compass750.0%-44%248
205Citroen DS4740.0%-34%220
206BMW Z4700.0%-43%235
207VW Crafter690.0%-20%195
208Jaguar F-Type660.0%35%211
209Fiat Fiorino640.0%25%238
210SsangYong Korando610.0%91%222
211Peugeot RCZ600.0%-22%217
212Alfa Romeo MiTo580.0%-6%205
213Citroen Jumper580.0%-9%208
214Tesla Model S570.0%90%166
215Lexus NX300h560.0%new219
216Renault Trafic550.0%-53%262
217Nissan Pathfinder540.0%50%214
218Toyota Prius Plus540.0%-10%206
219Suzuki Grand Vitara530.0%-78%115
220Seat Toledo520.0%-76%207
221Fiat Scudo490.0%-23%188
222Porsche Cayman490.0%-16%225
223Toyota Prius490.0%-28%224
224Maserati Ghibli480.0%-14%209
225Opel Combo480.0%-31%210
226BMW i8460.0%new231
227Opel Antara420.0%-5%237
228Infiniti FX410.0%141%215
229Mercedes AMG GT410.0%new265
230Renault Espace400.0%-22%226
231Peugeot Bipper390.0%n/a276
232Hyundai H1-Starex360.0%-22%242
233Toyota Corolla360.0%-5%212
234Kia Optima340.0%3%234
235Lancia Voyager320.0%-36%230
236Land Rover Freelander310.0%-79%255
237Mitsubishi Lancer290.0%-24%233
238Peugeot Expert290.0%-15%216
239Infiniti M280.0%n/a308
240SsangYong Rexton280.0%56%250
241Audi R8270.0%42%243
242Citroen DS5270.0%-48%213
243Nissan Leaf270.0%-62%245
244Peugeot Boxer240.0%20%246
245Renault Master240.0%50%228
246Fiat Sedici230.0%-55%272
247VW Eos230.0%-53%239
248Opel Movano220.0%-24%240
249Lexus IS210.0%-28%253
250Ferrari 458 Italia200.0%-13%281
251Opel Agila200.0%-64%241
252Bentley Continental190.0%-46%254
253Nissan Murano170.0%13%297
254Peugeot 4008170.0%-50%249
255Subaru WRX150.0%new264
256Volvo S80150.0%-58%257
257Infiniti Q50140.0%-30%258
258Lexus RX140.0%-36%236
259Subaru Legacy140.0%-78%277
260Lamborghini Aventador140.0%n/a
261Fiat Bravo130.0%-38%232
262Alpina XD3120.0%-25%287
263Maserati Quattroporte120.0%-20%256
264Alpina D3100.0%#DIV/0!267
265Ferrari California100.0%n/a288
266Land Rover Discovery Sport70.0%new268
267Nissan GT-R70.0%0%274
268Subaru Impreza70.0%-63%282
269Cadillac Escalade60.0%n/a
270Cadillac SRX50.0%n/a286
271Morgan 4/450.0%0%323

Source: KBA

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