Germany June 2018: 8 VW Group nameplates in Top 9, market up 2.9%
Audi A4 sales soar 32% year-on-year in Germany in June.
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New car sales in Germany gain 4.1% year-on-year in June to 341.308 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 2.9% to 1.839.031. Brand leader Volkswagen flatly beats its home market with a 10% surge to 19.5% share, way more than double the sales of #2 Mercedes (-10%) in difficulty. Below, Audi (+10%), BMW (+12%) and Ford (+9%) all excel while Opel (-5%) struggles. Hyundai (+14%) and Seat (+12%) shine in the tail end of the Top 10 unlike Renault (-13%). Dacia surges 49% to pots its third largest monthly volume ever at 7.957 (its record volumes were achieved in scrappage scheme-boosted 2008: 13.571 in May 2009 and 11.194 in April 2009), DS (+75%), Jaguar (+51%), Jeep (+43%), Ferrari (+37%), Porsche (+36%), Lexus (+31%), Alfa Romeo (+20%) and Subaru (+15%) also post impressive gains. At the other end of the stick, Infiniti (-56%), Maserati (-48%), Cadillac (-44%), Bentley (-42%), Aston Martin (-37%) and Chevrolet (-30%) all freefall.
The Duster surges 196% year-on-year to lift Dacia to third highest monthly volume.
After monopolising the Top 8 for the first time in history last month, the Volkswagen Group brilliantly manages its second best performance ever in June with 6 models in the Top 6: the VW Golf (-2%), Polo (+4%), Tiguan (+35%), Passat (+12%), Audi A4 (+32%) and Skoda Octavia (+14%). The Mini family is up 13% year-on-year and four spots on May to #7, its highest ranking since last December (#6). Unfortunately, models split is unavailable for the Mini lineup in Germany. The VW Transporter (+33%) still benefiting from bottlenecked sales from earlier in the year and the Audi A3 (+10%) ensure there are 8 VW Group nameplates in the June Top 9.
The Hyundai i20 gains 70% to become the best-selling foreigner in Germany in June.
Other great performers further down the ranking include the Dacia Duster (+196%), Ford Ecosport (+185%), BMW X1 (+113%), Hyundai i20 (+70%), Hyundai Tucson (+63%), Nissan Qashqai (+52%), Ford Fiesta (+42%), Mercedes A-Class (+39%) and Audi A5 (+25%). The VW T-Roc tops all recent launches again, breaking into its home Top 20 for the first time at #17 and distancing the Seat Arona at #33 (+19), Skoda Karoq at #42 (+13), Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at #92 (+14), Hyundai Kona at #96 (-9) and BMW X2 at #104 (+21).
Previous month: Germany May 2018: VW Group monopolises Top 8 for first time in history
One year ago: Germany June 2017: Renault and Seat shine in market down 3.5%
Full June 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 330 All-models below.