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Germany September 2018: Post-WLTP hangover has BMW #1 and VW #4

Albeit in unusual circumstances, BMW is the #1 marque in Germany for the first time in history.

* See the Top 50 brands, Top 315 models and Top 20 private sales by clicking on the title *

After two months of pre-WLTP sales manipulations (July up 12.3%, August up 25%) – in other words mass registration of non WLTP-compliant before the September 1 deadline – new car sales in Germany logically implode in September at -30.5% year-on-year to just 200.134 units, leading to a year-to-date volume up 2.4% to 2.673.418 sales. The VW Group and Renault were the main culprits of pre-WLTP stock clearances due to a largely non-compliant lineup, and in September they pay the price for the overuse of this artificial sales boost. But contrary to the other large European Union markets so far, the German brands ranking is sent spinning, hard. Firstly Volkswagen (-62%) gets annihilated to the point where it drops to just 10.1% share and – gasp – is outsold by BMW (-1%), Mercedes (-20%) and even Opel (-7%) to fall to 4th place overall for the month. Granted, this is totally temporary and VW sales should perk back up once its lineup, now 100% WLTP-compliant as of last week, hits dealerships. But this could take a few months as all VW Group brands now have large stocks of registered vehicles to sell as 0km 2nd-hand with next-to no margin. We have no record of Volkswagen not being Germany’s #1 brand – let alone #4 – since at least 1990The last time VW was not #1 annually in Germany was in 1972 and 1973.

Volkswagen is down 62% to #4, with the Tiguan (-85%), Golf (-67%) and Passat (-62%) all crashing.

Audi (-78%) is hit even harder, falling from #2 to #14, and here too we have no record of Audi falling outside the German Top 10 since the brand launched in 1972. Having (artificially) broken all-time share and volume records both in July and August, Seat (-55%) is down 11 ranks to #19 with Porsche (-76%), Bentley (-88%) and Lamborghini (-55%) also in freefall but Skoda (-44%), which did use stock clearances a lot less, actually gaining 3 spots on August to climb back up to #6. Overall, the VW Group is down 61% on September 2017 to 20.1% share vs. 41% last month, 36.1% in September 2017 and 37.6% so far in 2018. Back to the top of the ranking to salute BMW’s first ever monthly win: the Bavarian carmaker manages to contain its loss to just -1% to a new record 12.2% share, smashing its previous best of 11.2% set in December 2012. Mercedes (-20%) is up one spot on last month to #2, breaking a 40-year old share record at 11.2% with its previous best being 10.6 in July 2017. Mercedes may have reached higher market shares when the Mercedes Strich 8 topped the annual ranking in 1974.

Mercedes hits its highest market share in Germany in at least 40 years at 11.2%.

Opel (-7%) jumps to 10.2% share, its first time above the symbolic 10% in over 10 years – since December 2007, with its previous high this decade being 8% in June 2014. Hyundai (-21%) climbs up three spots to #7, a new ranking record for the Korean brand but its 4.3% share isn’t (4.7% in September 2015). Mazda (+2%) manages the only year-on-year gain in the Top 10, resulting in an August ranking sliced in two to #8 and 3.5% share. This is the first time Mazda breaks into the German Top 10 since potentially the 1980s, eclipsing previous bests of #11 and 2.5% in September 2015. WLTP-compliant since early Summer, Peugeot (+12%) leaps up 6 spots on August to #11, outselling Renault (-44%) down 7 to #12. Jeep (+80%), Mitsubishi (+35%), Jaguar (+34%), DS (+23%), Maserati (+13%), Citroen (+10%) and Ferrari (+9%) also manage stellar performances.

Opel is above 10% share in Germany for the first time since December 2007.

Despite diving 67% year-on-year to just 7.116 sales and 3.6% share, the VW Golf manages to remain the best-selling nameplate at home. That’s the only positive takeout about its September score though, as this is the first four-digit monthly volume for the Golf in Germany in 36 years, since 1982 when the first generation was fighting for first place with the Mercedes W123. Its market share is also the lowest on record for the Golf since potentially the same 1981-1983 period, or even the launch year of the Golf nameplate in 1974 when it commanded a 4.3% share. The lowest Golf share on record prior to this month was 5.2% in December 2012, however monthly data is inaccessible before 1990. The next best-selling VWs are the Polo (-8%) at #15, the Passat (-62%) at #24, the Up! (-30%) at #29 and the T-Roc (+948%) at #41. The Tiguan sinks 85% and 70 spots to #72.

Mazda breaks into the German Top 10 for the first time in potentially 30 years.

As a result, the rest of the September Top 10 is somewhat of a new experience: the Opel Corsa (+15%) is up to #2, a ranking it had not held since October 2009 and the BMW 1 Series (+14%) is up to #3: that’s the nameplate’s 4th ever podium appearance in Germany after December 2012, December 2016 and December 2017, each time ranking #2. The Mercedes C-Class (-9%) and E-Class (-14%) round up the Top 5 above the Mini lineup (-11%) equalling its best-ever ranking set last December at #6. BMW also places the 5 Series (-38%), 2 series (-17%) and 3 Series (+45%) inside the Top 10. The Hyundai Tucson (+47%) is up 39 spots on August to equal the ranking record for a Korean model in Germany established in February 2009 by the Hyundai i30 at #13.

The Hyundai Tucson celebrates its facelift with a new ranking record at #13.

Other nameplates breaking their all-time ranking record this month in Germany include the Fiat 500 lineup (-1%) up 10 ranks to #16, the Mitsubishi Space Star (+84%) up 28 to #19, the Mazda CX-5 (+10%) up 50 to #26, Ford Ecosport (+45%) up to #30, the Citroen C3 (+70%) up to #31, Peugeot 2008 (+84%) up to #35 and the Skoda Karoq (+718%) up to #37. The Hyundai Kona (#49) breaks into the German Top 50 for the first time to top all recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the BMW X2 (#57) up 25 ranks on its previous best of #82 in August, the Seat Arona (#62) down 44 spots on last month and the Volvo XC40 (#67) eclipsing its previous best of #96 set last July.

The Mitsubishi Space Star ranks at #2 with German private buyers in September.

With both Volkswagen and Dacia in doldrums this month, the private sales models ranking is completely reshuffled. The BMW 1 Series (+20%) takes the lead with a private sales ratio (PSR) at 49.1% vs. 37.1% so far this year. The Mitsubishi Space Star (+92%) is by far the most impressive, ending the months at an incredible 2nd place with 84.8% PSR vs. 71.9% in 2018, ahead of the Mini lineup (-17%) at 50.2% PSR vs. 46.5% and the VW Golf (-70%) at just 27.7% PSR vs. 32.5% YTD. The Mercedes C-Class (+6%) and A-Class (-4%) round up the Top 6 while the Ford Ecosport (+55%), Fiat 500 (+34%) and VW Polo (+27%) the most dynamic in the remainder of the Top 20. The Mazda CX-5 shoots up to #14, the Mazda CX-3 is #16 and the Skoda Karoq #17.

Previous month: Germany August 2018: Pre-WLTP stock clearances pull Renault (+102%), Seat (+93%), VW (+46%), Audi (+45%) – VW T-Roc breaks into Top 5

One year ago: Germany September 2017: BMW 5 Series and Skoda Fabia shine

Full September 2018 Top 50 brands, Top 315 models and Top 20 private sales below.

Germany September 2018 – brands:

PosBrandSep-18%/17Aug2018%/17PosFY17
1BMW24,51412.2%-1%4191,9927.2%-2%44
2Mercedes22,37911.2%-20%3234,1348.8%-7%22
3Opel20,33710.2%-7%7173,8766.5%-7%66
4Volkswagen20,27810.1%-62%1511,92719.1%7%11
5Ford15,0067.5%-17%6189,3267.1%3%55
6Skoda10,9815.5%-44%9153,0225.7%4%77
7Hyundai8,5844.3%-21%1087,5113.3%7%109
8Mazda7,0103.5%2%1651,3301.9%0%1515
9Toyota6,9823.5%-6%1365,5122.5%6%1212
10Fiat5,6222.8%-12%1266,4372.5%-6%1111
11Peugeot5,2762.6%12%1753,0732.0%12%1413
12Renault5,0782.5%-44%5105,2353.9%5%88
13Kia4,8962.4%-13%1451,0361.9%6%1616
14Audi4,5962.3%-78%2217,7098.1%-1%33
15Mitsubishi4,3962.2%35%1539,4521.5%12%1920
16Nissan4,1092.1%-32%1942,5191.6%-20%1814
17Citroen4,0832.0%10%1844,4641.7%9%1718
18Mini3,9722.0%-11%2036,6381.4%5%2019
19Seat3,8361.9%-55%896,5333.6%23%910
20Volvo3,2911.6%-12%2430,5661.1%5%2121
21Suzuki3,1041.6%-15%2128,1311.1%-4%2322
22Smart2,2731.1%-15%2330,4851.1%20%2223
23Dacia2,0831.0%-51%1158,7592.2%23%1317
24Jeep1,5150.8%80%2513,1070.5%34%2727
25Land Rover9730.5%-43%2614,3220.5%-22%2625
26Jaguar9430.5%34%277,8770.3%6%2828
27Subaru6200.3%-29%295,8460.2%1%2929
28Honda5940.3%-59%2815,0910.6%-4%2526
29Porsche4730.2%-76%2225,5561.0%11%2424
30DS2780.1%23%313,1510.1%24%3132
31Lexus2580.1%-27%342,0570.1%-12%3234
32Alfa Romeo2190.1%-52%304,6250.2%-4%3030
33Lada1990.1%-17%322,0240.1%4%3335
34Tesla1850.1%-47%391,6160.1%-38%3531
35SsangYong1130.1%-46%332,0060.1%-17%3433
36Maserati960.0%13%371,1380.0%-18%3636
37Chevrolet450.0%-37%408510.0%-6%3839
38Iveco420.0%0%447370.0%10%3940
39Ferrari380.0%9%358780.0%41%3741
40Aston Martin310.0%-11%432660.0%-16%4443
41Infiniti150.0%-86%366840.0%-33%4138
42Bentley130.0%-88%387040.0%-34%4037
43BMW Alpina100.0%-55%482030.0%-11%4544
44Cadillac80.0%-71%423800.0%2%4242
45Rolls-Royce70.0%17%491200.0%-4%4847
46Lamborghini40.0%-80%413710.0%50%4345
47Lotus40.0%-76%461740.0%-3%4646
48Alpine20.0%new451280.0%new47 –
49Morgan10.0%0%471040.0%49%4948
 –Others7620.4%16% –9,7320.4%47% – –

Germany September 2018 – models:

PosModelSep-18%/17Aug2018%/17PosFY17
1VW Golf7,1163.6%-67%1162,9166.1%-3%11
2Opel Corsa5,4292.7%15%1335,8521.3%-10%1411
3BMW 1er4,8762.4%14%2131,1911.2%-3%2015
4Mercedes C-Klasse4,8472.4%-9%846,4801.7%-15%64
5Mercedes E-Klasse4,0602.0%-14%1238,8491.5%-3%89
6Mini (All models)3,9722.0%-11%1636,6381.4%5%1214
7Skoda Octavia3,6701.8%-33%1145,7161.7%2%77
8BMW 5er3,4511.7%-38%3330,4911.1%-3%2118
9BMW 2er3,2751.6%-17%3029,5471.1%-7%2320
10BMW 3er3,2211.6%45%4125,1940.9%-16%2824
11Opel Astra3,1901.6%-18%2535,1221.3%-22%168
12Mercedes GLC3,1411.6%-33%2430,0661.1%5%2221
13Hyundai Tucson2,8541.4%47%4220,2730.8%18%3441
14Ford Fiesta2,8281.4%35%1935,3031.3%26%1519
15VW Polo2,7841.4%-8%454,2812.0%5%45
16Fiat 500/500L/500X2,7241.4%-1%2624,8280.9%5%2930
17Ford Kuga2,6891.3%17%1732,9771.2%19%1825
18Mercedes A-Klasse2,6831.3%-9%3722,6000.8%-3%3231
19Mitusbishi Space Star2,5391.3%84%4715,6150.6%-4%5657
20BMW X12,4221.2%-35%6023,6360.9%-10%3128
21Skoda Fabia2,4111.2%-56%936,3451.4%-5%1312
22Opel Insignia2,4081.2%-23%7719,8710.7%19%3636
23BMW X32,3821.2%69%5413,0170.5%27%7076
24VW Passat2,3251.2%-62%356,2382.1%4%32
25Opel Adam2,2111.1%-5%7915,0300.6%-13%5944
26Mazda CX-52,1781.1%10%7614,6650.5%6%6259
27Opel Mokka2,0511.0%-30%4019,3010.7%-32%3727
28Toyota Yaris2,0331.0%14%5818,1490.7%18%4455
29VW Up!2,0171.0%-30%2328,5051.1%4%2626
30Ford Ecosport1,9551.0%45%5215,6320.6%83%5596
31Citroen C31,8540.9%70%5016,9940.6%47%4966
32Smart Fortwo1,7210.9%-12%4920,4120.8%16%3335
33Mazda CX-31,7070.9%1%6412,3550.5%2%7268
34Nissan Qashqai1,5510.8%-42%5518,6540.7%-7%4333
35Peugeot 20081,5190.8%84%8910,6700.4%8%8081
36Hyundai i101,5090.8%-33%5113,8940.5%-21%6748
37Skoda Karoq1,5050.8%718%6115,6740.6%8418%54192
38Ford C-Max1,4750.7%33%9213,9490.5%8%6661
39Toyota Aygo1,4560.7%8%9311,1040.4%16%7785
40Mercedes B-Klasse1,4540.7%-31%8719,0130.7%-10%3834
41VW T-Roc1,4460.7%948%529,2131.1%21069%24208
42Skoda Superb1,4060.7%-28%6315,0700.6%-13%5845
43Fiat Ducato1,3670.7%2%5326,1161.0%6%2732
44VW Touran1,3560.7%-68%2036,8751.4%-5%1110
45Opel Crossland X1,3450.7%-17%4616,4340.6%165%5093
46Mercedes CLA-Klasse1,3350.7%-22%8014,2770.5%-16%6451
47Hyundai i301,3210.7%-43%3415,8990.6%-6%5346
48Renault Captur1,2990.6%-15%1518,8720.7%9%4139
49Hyundai Kona1,2680.6%new758,9310.3%new91234
50Ford Focus1,2560.6%-69%4837,4301.4%16%1016
51Opel Grandland X1,2240.6%76%9111,5930.4%1101%74182
52Renault Clio1,2210.6%-38%3218,9170.7%8%4042
53Seat Leon1,1730.6%-60%734,0251.3%1%1717
54Audi A61,1630.6%-55%3528,7901.1%-6%2523
55Mercedes GLA1,1590.6%-15%1319,8050.4%-26%8464
56Mercedes V-Klasse1,1320.6%-16%7214,3920.5%-8%6353
57BMW X21,0880.5%new825,7960.2%new116282
58Toyota Auris1,0870.5%-15%909,7940.4%-4%8579
59Mazda31,0830.5%-23%789,5470.4%1%8787
60Renault Twingo1,0600.5%-15%4314,7510.6%4%6160
61Kia Cee’d1,0510.5%26%1067,8790.3%-1%97100
62Seat Arona1,0190.5%new1817,1070.6%new48242
63Ford Mondeo1,0070.5%-2%6811,5420.4%-8%7569
64BMW 4er1,0000.5%-25%10010,7630.4%-22%7862
65Kia Picanto9980.5%55%868,1060.3%13%96106
66Mazda29870.5%4%1076,4460.2%-8%107105
67Volvo XC409830.5%new1284,0680.2%new143339
68Nissan Micra9800.5%-10%1175,9140.2%-43%11378
69Skoda Rapid9790.5%-35%6712,1750.5%-11%7363
70BMW X59770.5%56%1196,8290.3%7%104111
71Ford Transit, Tourneo9750.5%-14%6213,8160.5%6%6867
72VW Tiguan9620.5%-85%260,6322.3%15%23
73Toyota C-HR9580.5%-24%8310,4520.4%1%8182
74Opel Zafira9370.5%-20%1088,8890.3%-22%9274
75Suzuki Ignis9300.5%20%1057,0730.3%20%101116
76Dacia Sandero8960.4%-48%2219,9350.7%7%3537
77Kia Sportage8960.4%-19%7410,1390.4%-10%8273
78Suzuki Swift8660.4%69%1045,4090.2%20%124133
79Volvo XC608310.4%-49%989,7600.4%-26%8665
80Seat Ibiza8270.4%-63%2815,9600.6%-2%5138
81Peugeot 3088260.4%21%999,5430.4%-1%8892
82Peugeot 30088130.4%-5%1038,9520.3%43%90104
83Mazda68060.4%48%1244,4550.2%1%138137
84VW Touareg7610.4%32%975,5240.2%13%119124
85Toyota RAV47470.4%-4%1265,9870.2%-11%112109
86Mitsubishi Outlander7190.4%-11%706,4920.2%-11%106103
87Hyundai i207120.4%-75%7317,8740.7%4%4547
88Ford Ka6980.3%6%1215,0810.2%-11%129120
89Skoda Citigo6940.3%-48%5912,6920.5%34%7183
90Peugeot 2086750.3%-33%1098,3860.3%-13%9456
91Audi A36690.3%-82%1038,5101.4%-1%913
92Jeep Compass6290.3%69%1345,3940.2%409%125204
93Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross6260.3%new1486,9010.3%new103334
94Ford S-Max6210.3%-22%1977,0240.3%-32%10280
95VW Caddy6190.3%-79%4424,3290.9%0%3029
96Citroen C16040.3%49%1594,3220.2%-7%139130
97Opel Karl5840.3%-8%1144,6610.2%-14%132122
98Peugeot 1085730.3%254%1444,2160.2%149%140190
99Smart Forfour5520.3%-23%8410,0710.4%27%8394
100Audi Q55340.3%-72%3117,1700.6%-8%4740
101Opel Combo5210.3%378%1511,2620.0%30%217232
102Mitsubishi ASX5100.3%-38%1187,8050.3%-19%9888
103Kia Stonic4880.2%47%1306,0040.2%1287%111207
104Citroen Berlingo4790.2%-44%1106,3050.2%-25%10897
105Nissan Juke4790.2%-32%1943,7000.1%-28%154128
106Nissan X-Trail4670.2%-33%1425,8980.2%-30%11499
107VW Transporter4610.2%-84%1432,2081.2%6%1922
108Hyundai ix204500.2%-13%2142,5520.1%-46%181127
109Volvo V404380.2%-32%1803,6080.1%-24%156117
110Suzuki Vitara4350.2%-52%1295,2730.2%-21%127108
111Fiat Panda4290.2%-37%1165,7600.2%-8%117112
112Mercedes Vito4260.2%-39%1156,8090.3%-7%105102
113Suzuki Celerio4240.2%43%1353,3440.1%37%163178
114Ford Transit Connect4220.2%-8%1373,3040.1%-31%166131
115BMW i34200.2%15%1583,7030.1%24%153159
116Audi A44170.2%-92%648,2761.8%5%56
117Volvo S/V904150.2%-19%1524,6530.2%28%133142
118Renault Mégane4100.2%-64%2714,2620.5%-4%6552
119BMW X44100.2%-17%1622,9970.1%-34%172139
120Volvo XC904080.2%-33%1765,3340.2%30%126126
121Fiat Punto3980.2%213%2171,6610.1%32%208217
122Seat Ateca3870.2%-79%3815,9060.6%12%5258
123Audi A13730.2%-65%6515,2730.6%-4%5750
124Dacia Dokker3590.2%-25%669,4540.4%27%89101
125Mercedes CLS3590.2%379%1462,8660.1%120%175213
126Ford Transit Courier3580.2%56%1673,3170.1%9%165165
127Opel Vivaro3550.2%-9%1124,1190.2%-7%141140
128Dacia Duster3540.2%-69%2918,9260.7%68%3970
129Citroen Jumper3510.2%59%1255,5080.2%64%121167
130Ford Mustang3510.2%-13%1602,4570.1%-44%182135
131Mercedes GLE3490.2%-61%1137,2360.3%-27%10084
132Kia Rio3430.2%-67%1553,5580.1%-45%159113
133Jeep Wrangler3430.2%351%1571,6650.1%95%207227
134Renault Zoe3280.2%18%1543,7600.1%6%150158
135Jaguar E-Pace3250.2%new2042,1000.1%new197329
136Mercedes S-Klasse3230.2%-54%1205,1670.2%7%128121
137Citroen C4 Cactus3210.2%-7%1473,1430.1%5%167177
138Peugeot Expert3170.2%128%1752,0160.1%25%200201
139BMW X63160.2%53%2201,9310.1%11%203191
140Seat Mii3110.2%-49%1115,4610.2%4%122119
141Skoda Kodiaq3100.2%-84%8114,8110.6%53%6072
142Audi Q23070.2%-83%3617,8360.7%3%4643
143BMW 6er3030.2%148%2032,6690.1%170%178218
144Mercedes Sprinter2930.1%-4%1723,5650.1%1%158152
145Hyundai Ioniq2880.1%15%1403,7960.1%95%148185
146Jaguar F-Pace2840.1%-5%1882,2370.1%-28%193174
147Ford Galaxy2820.1%-3%2063,7760.1%-13%149132
148Dacia Logan2790.1%-46%885,5160.2%-10%120114
149Kia Niro2790.1%-41%1653,3290.1%7%164157
150Nissan Leaf2750.1%439%2151,5030.1%121%212244
151Citroen C42740.1%-51%1365,4570.2%-20%123110
152Fiat Tipo2730.1%-76%1274,0780.2%-60%14291
153Range Rover Evoque2730.1%-40%1643,6180.1%-33%155123
154BMW 7er2730.1%-37%1892,9250.1%-18%173150
155Kia Optima2670.1%102%2571,1610.0%-33%220198
156Mercedes Citan2660.1%-26%1703,9060.1%18%145154
157Renault Kadjar2650.1%-65%4511,4920.4%13%7677
158Subaru XV2650.1%46%1712,2680.1%43%192200
159Peugeot 50082620.1%-55%1504,6100.2%80%134163
160Audi Q82580.1%new1389030.0%new233 –
161Jeep Grand Cherokee2560.1%79%1922,0730.1%-21%198181
162Audi A52540.1%-81%5718,6610.7%6%4249
163VW Arteon2530.1%-57%1396,0790.2%163%110171
164Mazda MX-52480.1%-22%1793,8580.1%-17%146145
165Jeep Renegade2410.1%11%1223,4610.1%-25%160129
166Nissan Pulsar2400.1%-49%1334,4630.2%5%137138
167Suzuki SX42280.1%-33%1832,7190.1%-6%177172
168Volvo S/V602130.1%-34%1963,0950.1%-8%168148
169Mercedes G-Klasse2060.1%-40%1873,4270.1%16%161161
170Audi Q72050.1%-69%956,2220.2%-24%10998
171Fiat 124 Spider2030.1%34%2101,6960.1%-23%206189
172Jaguar XF2030.1%54%1741,3100.0%2%215212
173Toyota Avensis1990.1%-32%1493,3610.1%35%162176
174Citroen Jumpy1970.1%5%1632,6040.1%44%179187
175Renault Scénic1960.1%-80%5610,7590.4%11%7975
176Dacia Lodgy1950.1%-44%964,8900.2%18%131146
177Kia Soul1910.1%-44%1453,5990.1%19%157160
178Kia Sorento1900.1%-5%1432,2730.1%-8%190179
179Honda Civic1890.1%-58%1784,5210.2%3%136134
180Subaru Forester1890.1%-62%1842,1840.1%-24%194175
181Mercedes SLC1850.1%-24%2022,4570.1%-12%183183
182Land Rover Discovery1710.1%-23%1951,4890.1%27%213215
183Suzuki Baleno1690.1%-11%2231,2700.0%-29%216194
184Range Rover Velar1640.1%-15%1682,4180.1%292%186228
185Peugeot Rifter1600.1%new2332770.0%new273 –
186Fiat Talento1580.1%-1%2161,0300.0%-2%228225
187Porsche Macan1570.1%-75%1325,8640.2%-15%115107
188DS 31540.1%-11%2321,6530.1%-3%209193
189Honda CR-V1520.1%-57%2353,7380.1%-8%151144
190Honda Jazz1510.1%-54%1823,7170.1%10%152155
191Audi A71440.1%33%1533,8560.1%140%147206
192Renault Koleos1430.1%-28%1772,3540.1%104%188205
193Toyota Proace1430.1%13%1861,9390.1%41%202209
194Range Rover Sport1420.1%-55%2072,5980.1%-39%180143
195Alfa Romeo Stelvio1390.1%28%1912,3150.1%90%189210
196Lada Niva1360.1%-1%2191,1130.0%5%223221
197Land Rover Discovery Sport1240.1%-50%1982,1450.1%-39%195156
198DS 7 Crossback1220.1%new2279530.0%new231328
199Toyota Prius Plus1120.1%90%2189690.0%49%230240
200Toyota Land Cruiser1100.1%120%2298670.0%56%236254
201Hyundai i401090.1%-74%2112,2680.1%-27%191170
202Porsche Cayenne1050.1%-41%944,9970.2%39%130151
203Tesla Model S1040.1%-54%2611,0580.0%-38%227195
204Audi Q31020.1%-94%3913,4230.5%-21%6954
205Seat Alhambra1020.1%-88%717,5030.3%-12%9989
206Mercedes AMG GT1010.1%-30%2012,0060.1%108%201226
207Honda HR-V990.0%-69%1813,0540.1%-19%169149
208Range Rover990.0%-64%1732,0540.1%-41%199153
209Peugeot Boxer950.0%7%1931,8450.1%42%205219
210Toyota Prius950.0%-16%2411,1140.0%15%222224
211Lexus RX900.0%20%2594780.0%22%253257
212VW Beetle860.0%-87%1025,7190.2%-49%11886
213Kia Venga820.0%-75%2092,8610.1%-13%176166
214Tesla Model X810.0%-33%2665550.0%-39%247235
215Ford Edge730.0%-84%1693,0410.1%-30%170141
216Jaguar F-Type720.0%1%2281,0630.0%-6%226223
217Lexus NX670.0%-63%2497710.0%-41%241220
218Porsche 911640.0%-87%1018,5730.3%42%93115
219Kia Carens620.0%-52%2121,2570.0%-6%218214
220Subaru Outback620.0%19%2585540.0%41%248260
221Hyundai Santa Fe580.0%-81%1661,5930.1%-31%211184
222Nissan NV300580.0%2%2455670.0%13%245253
223Opel Cascada560.0%33%2211,1030.0%-48%224196
224Alfa Romeo Giulia550.0%-79%2301,1010.0%-50%225188
225Porsche Panamera530.0%-80%1412,9250.1%-2%174168
226Maserati Levante530.0%6%2395620.0%-31%246238
227Suzuki Jimny520.0%-92%2253,0390.1%-39%171125
228Renault Trafic520.0%-74%1902,3920.1%-4%187180
229Renault Talisman500.0%-84%1992,1340.1%-34%196162
230Jaguar XE490.0%-70%2008890.0%-47%234203
231Kia Stinger480.0%-19%2228440.0%1198%238267
232SsangYong Tivoli460.0%-33%2438010.0%-8%240236
233Jeep Cherokee460.0%39%2605130.0%-15%251241
234Fiat Doblo440.0%-36%2269120.0%5%232237
235Lexus CT440.0%47%2752880.0%60%272281
236Chevrolet Camaro430.0%-39%2488260.0%-1%239239
237Iveco Daily420.0%5%2626890.0%10%243249
238Audi A8390.0%-89%1852,4460.1%3%185169
239Lada Vesta340.0%-43%2523830.0%6%260266
240Subaru Impreza340.0%162%2683180.0%224%269287
241Lexus IS340.0%42%2762510.0%5%275274
242Nissan 370Z340.0%100%2872370.0%-30%278271
243SsangYong Korando330.0%-51%2544400.0%-30%257246
244Subaru Levorg330.0%-45%2782380.0%-33%277268
245Mercedes SL310.0%-3%2713200.0%-39%268261
246Maserati Ghibli300.0%20%2643570.0%-18%263258
247Mercedes GLS290.0%-74%2428720.0%-32%235216
248BMW i8290.0%123%2723940.0%80%259278
249Toyota GT86290.0%12%2732430.0%10%276280
250Renault Kangoo280.0%-91%1233,9260.1%10%144147
251SsangYong Rexton260.0%-61%2476930.0%-16%242230
252Fiat Fiorino260.0%0%2863560.0%-36%264252
253BMW 8er260.0%new2361600.0%new285 –
254Audi TT250.0%-91%1614,5970.2%-4%135136
255Subaru WRX240.0%-41%2691730.0%20%282291
256Porsche Boxster230.0%-79%2311,6090.1%-13%210197
257Ferrari Portofino210.0%new2821050.0%new296 –
258VW Sharan180.0%-98%698,1950.3%-14%9590
259Peugeot Partner180.0%-93%2051,8760.1%-35%204173
260Renault Espace180.0%-73%2081,1280.0%-29%221199
261Seat Toledo170.0%-64%2515320.0%10%250256
262Nissan NV200160.0%-92%1561,3780.1%-32%214186
263Alfa Romeo Giulietta150.0%-78%2248550.0%-10%237231
264Aston Martin DB11150.0%88%2811560.0%5%286289
265Lexus GS150.0%-6%3221000.0%-11%297295
266Aston Martin V8150.0%-17%283780.0%-1%303304
267Porsche Cayman140.0%-85%2441,0170.0%20%229229
268Ferrari 488130.0%-24%2384640.0%44%256272
269Lada Granta120.0%-72%2653350.0%-35%266251
270Peugeot 508110.0%-89%2705320.0%-67%249202
271VW Crafter110.0%-27%2552240.0%-32%279259
272Subaru BRZ110.0%-8%308950.0%4%298301
273Bentley Continental100.0%-86%2404320.0%-35%258247
274Opel Ampera-e100.0%-23%2773410.0%228%265283
275Infiniti Q6090.0%-18%301820.0%-19%301298
276Toyota Corolla90.0%-25%293750.0%-72%307276
277Renault Master80.0%-78%2134770.0%38%254269
278Jaguar i-Pace80.0%new3271230.0%new294 –
279SsangYong Rodius80.0%14%302700.0%-32%310294
280Maserati Quattroporte70.0%40%292760.0%-5%306302
281Alfa Romeo MiTo60.0%-68%2463040.0%-3%270270
282Ford B-Max50.0%-100%2994660.0%-95%25595
283Maserati GranTurismo50.0%0%2851370.0%125%289303
284Peugeot iOn50.0%-71%3211300.0%-42%291279
285Alpina B450.0%-29%304830.0%66%300312
286Lamborghini Aventador40.0%-80%2503710.0%50%261277
287Opel Movano40.0%-80%2841720.0%-26%283273
288Lexus LC40.0%-78%306780.0%77%305318
289Alpina B340.0%0%307530.0%36%315317
290Toyota Verso30.0%-99%2791,2440.0%-61%219164
291Infiniti Q3030.0%-94%2342930.0%-34%271263
292Bentley Bentayga30.0%-91%2562530.0%-30%274265
293Nissan GT-R30.0%-70%3001240.0%-31%293286
294Cadillac XT530.0%-77%2951080.0%20%295296
295Cadillac CTS30.0%0%298790.0%4%302305
296Citroen C-Zero30.0%-63%310780.0%-52%304290
297Lotus Exige30.0%-40%296730.0%3%308309
298Nissan NV40030.0%-40%323620.0%-3%313308
299Rolls-Royce Phantom30.0%n/a328520.0%100%316315
300Lexus RC30.0%-67%317420.0%-35%318313
301Rolls-Royce Ghost30.0%200%331150.0%-21%330332
302DS 420.0%-95%2973700.0%-37%262250
303Mitsubishi Lancer20.0%-97%3201650.0%-75%284243
304Jaguar XJ20.0%-94%2911550.0%-12%287288
305Cadillac Escalade20.0%-71%2941300.0%11%290293
306Alpine A11020.0%new2631280.0%new292 –
307Infiniti Q5020.0%-78%288870.0%-34%299292
308Audi R810.0%-99%2536520.0%-10%244248
309Infiniti QX7010.0%-96%2901470.0%-23%288284
310Morgan 4/410.0%0%274710.0%25%309314
311Lotus Elise10.0%-90%311650.0%5%312311
312Alpina D310.0%-75%316570.0%-21%314307
313Lexus LS10.0%0%330490.0%880%317342
314Aston Martin V1210.0%-75%325220.0%-8%326327
315Rolls-Royce Wraith10.0%0%313220.0%-19%327324
316Chevrolet Corvette10.0%n/a –10.0%-97%341322

Germany September 2018 – models (private sales only):

PosModelSep-18PS %/17Aug2018PS %/17PosFY17
1BMW 1er2,39449.1%20%1511,57337.1%-8%188
2Mitsubishi Space Star2,15384.8%92%911,23471.9%-4%2017
3Mini1,99450.2%-17%717,02146.5%-1%54
4VW Golf1,97127.7%-70%152,98132.5%16%11
5Mercedes C-Klasse1,69234.9%6%815,54433.5%-15%135
6Mercedes A-Klasse1,42253.0%-4%2110,49746.4%-17%2416
7VW Polo1,33147.8%27%229,04653.5%7%33
8BMW 2er1,23837.8%-30%2210,72736.3%-14%2315
9Fiat 5001,19343.8%34%n/a6,45626.0%-8%4844
10Ford Ecosport1,16159.4%55%189,10958.3%99%3073
11Fiat Ducato1,16184.9%4%1316,44062.9%7%811
12Ford Fiesta1,13140.0%-5%1915,75944.6%49%1014
13Smart Fortwo1,12065.1%-8%2312,12159.4%14%1619
14Mazda CX-51,10650.8%-10%n/a6,73453.3%-7%4533
15Ford Kuga1,04138.7%-6%1615,83748.0%19%99
16Mazda CX-31,04060.9%7%n/a6,00563.4%-14%5040
17Skoda Karoq1,03869.0%newn/a9,97863.7%new28n/a
18BMW X194539.0%-50%n/a10,05042.5%-8%2720
19Mercedes E-Klasse1,12527.7%-25%n/a10,45927.3%0%2628
20Toyota Yaris92545.5%10%n/a8,83148.7%31%3338

Source: KBA

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Very odd month. However, I want to point out that it is not the first time Mazda enters the top 10 in Germany. In the eighties, it was in the top 10 regularly. The 626 at some point was even the best selling foreign car.

    1. Thank you Rene you are right, Mazda was very popular in Germany in the eighties. Do you happen to have any data from that period you could share?
      Many thanks,
      All the best,
      Matt

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