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Germany June 2016: Opel Astra snaps first podium in over 4 years

Opel Astra Germany June 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Astra ranks #3 in Germany in June. 

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The German new car market gains a robust 8% year-on-year in June to 339.563 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 7% or 116.000 additional sales to 1.733.839. Last month, market leader Volkswagen was the only brand to lose ground in the Top 35, and this month the emissions scandal-embattled marque once again posts a disappointing result at +0.2% to 63.722 units and 18.8% share vs. 20.3% a year ago. Mercedes surges 13% to snap the overall 2nd spot away from Audi (+1%) while BMW displays even more dynamic growth at +17% in 4th place. Opel (+6%) holds Ford (+12%) at bay above Skoda, Renault (+30%), Hyundai (+13%) and Seat (-7%). Outside the Top 10 Suzuki (+21%), Dacia (+22%), Land Rover (+23%), Mazda (+24%), Jeep (+27%), Honda (+61%), Infiniti (+78%), Ssangyong (+81%), Jaguar (+101%) and Alfa Romeo (+119%) make themselves noticed, all improving at least twice as fast as the market.

VW Touran Germany June 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deVW Touran sales are up 138% year-on-year this month.

The VW Golf unsurprisingly retains the models crown but drops a worrying 7% to 21.995 units while the VW Passat crumbles 26% to 7.006 but remains #2. Boosted by the new generation, the Opel Astra is up 6 spots on May to land in third position: this is the nameplate’s first podium ranking in Germany since May 2012. The Audi A4 continues to catch up on lost time with its new model, up 23% to #4, while the VW Touran (+138%) and BMW 2 Series (+50%) post fantastic gains inside the Top 10. Just below, notice the BMW 1 Series (+16%), Skoda Fabia (+20%) and VW Up (+51%) all in great shape while further down the Skoda Superb (+100%), Hyundai i30 (+147%) and Mercedes GLC (+248% on the GLK) make themselves noticed. The Captur (+62%) is Renault’s best-seller in Germany this month ahead of the Megane (+44%) and Clio (+13%).

Tesla Model X Germany June 2016. Picture courtesy auto-motor-und-sportThe Tesla Model X has landed in Germany. 

The Hyundai Tucson is by very far the most successful recent launch at #35 with 2.719 sales this month, distancing the Fiat Tipo at #122 (+65 on May), the Renault Talisman at #148 (+3) and the Ford Edge at #149 (+55). We welcome no less than seven new nameplates in the German ranking in June, led by the Seat Ateca at #126 with 652 units sold, above the Fiat 124 Spider (#191), Alfa Romeo Giulia (#205), Hyundai Ioniq (#253), Maserati Levante (#259), Infiniti QX30 (#267) and Tesla Model X (#271).

Previous month: Germany May 2016: Volkswagen only brand down in Top 35, Audi up 28%

One year ago: Germany June 2015: Mercedes C-Class and Skoda Octavia shoot up

Full June 2016 Top 50 brands and Top 275 All-models below.

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