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Germany September 2020: First sales uptick of the year (+8.4%), Skoda in Top 5, Opel Corsa #2, Seat Leon #5

The Opel Corsa is up to #2 in Germany, only outsold by the VW Golf.

German new car sales brilliantly manage their first year-on-year gain of 2020 in September at +8.4% to 265.227 registrations, joining Italy (+9.8%) as the only two European markets in positive for the month just as France (-3%)the UK (-4.4%) and Spain (-13.5%) skid down. Germany’s sturdy uptick is enough to send the entire European market into positive in our live September update now including 20 markets (+0.4%). The German government has rolled out unprecedented stimulus measures to support the economy, including a temporary cut in sales tax that has encouraged purchases of big-ticket items like cars, as well as special subsidies targeted at environmentally friendly vehicles. Private sales soar 18% while fleet sales edge up 3.5%, PHEV registrations are up 464% to 20.127 and BEV sales are up 260% to 21.188 whereas petrol is down -18% and diesel off -6.4%. The year-to-date tally remains violently in negative at -25.5% to 2.041.831. As a result of this solid rebound, we have adjusted our 2020 Germany Forecast up from 2.82 million (-22%) to 2.91 million sales (-19%), which would remain the lowest annual German volume in 35 years: since 1985 (2.38m).

The Seat Leon ranks 5th overall and 2nd in its segment below the VW Golf.

Volkswagen (+1.6%), Mercedes (+1.9%) and BMW (+1.9%) keep control of the  brands ranking with minimal yet positive year-on-year evolutions, with Ford (-0.8%) just edging down to stay at #4, one spot above its YTD ranking. Skoda (+29.6%) breaks into the German Top 5 for only the 4th time in history after March 2009, August 2019 and July 2020, hitting its second highest share ever at 6.8%, also hit in September 2017 and below the 7% hit last July. Audi (+42.4%) scores the largest gain in the Top 7 but remains well below its YTD level at 6.1% share vs. 7.5% and drops one spot on last month to #6. Seat (+71.1%) and Renault (+58.4%) score the most spectacular upticks n the Top 10 whereas Opel (-27.6%) freefalls year-on-year but rallies back up 3 spots on August to #7 and 5% share vs. 4.7% YTD. Just outside the Top 10 we have a streak of very impressive gainers: Peugeot (+36.1%), Fiat (+26.7%), Kia (+24.3%) and Toyota (+13.7%), with Dacia (+36.5%), Citroen (+22.6%) and Nissan (+15%) also standing out in the remainder of the Top 20. Further down, Tesla (+82.7%), Subaru (+70.4%), Alfa Romeo (+59.5%), Ferrari (+36.5%), Bentley (+25%), Jeep (+11.1%) and Lamborghini (+8.9%) also have a smile on their grille.

Germany monthly sales 2018-2020 comparison. Source: KBA

Model-wise, after two months in positive the VW Golf (-24.5%) returns to hell and a 7th double-digit year-on-year fall for 2020 despite the novelty of an 8th generation. The Opel Corsa (+22.4%) on the other hand takes full advantage of the new model and gains 3 spots on August to reach a record 2nd place last held two years ago in WLTP-heavy September 2018. The VW Passat (+95.4%) drops to #3 ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+48%) up two to #4 and the Seat Leon (+213.6%) up 3-fold year-on-year to #5, its highest since August 2019 (#4). The Mini lineup (+4.7%) is up 4 ranks on last month to #6 the Fiat 500 family (+8.2%) rallies back up 31 spots to equal its German ranking record at #7, also hit a year ago in September 2019. Below underperforming VW Tiguan (-20.1%) and Ford Focus (-17.3%), the Mercedes GLC (+14.1%) rounds out the Top 10 in very solid fashion. Below, the Ford Kuga (+59.5%), Renault Zoe (+468.3%), VW T-Roc (+16.3%), Fiat Ducato (+195.1%), Hyundai Kona (+45.7%), Hyundai i20 (+94.1%) and BMW 1 Series (+117.6%) all score fantastic gains in the Top 20. Below the Ford Puma (#34) still best-selling recent launch, the VW ID.3 is gearing up 85 spots on August to #55 as is the Mazda MX-30 up 129 to #122.

Previous month: Germany August 2020: BMW (+15.2%) stands out, Mercedes GLC hits record #4, market halted -20%

One year ago: Germany September 2019: Hyundai breaks share record, Fiat 500 lineup up to #7 in market up 22.2%

Full September 2020 Top 50 All-brands and Top 310 All-models below.

Germany September 2020 – brands:

PosBrandSep-20%/19Aug2020%/19PosFY19
1Volkswagen40,39815.2%1.6%1367,18118.0%-26.3%11
2Mercedes27,36010.3%1.9%2207,01410.1%-16.6%22
3BMW20,2677.6%1.9%3168,9278.3%-16.6%34
4Ford18,6967.0%-0.8%4139,9396.9%-33.8%53
5Skoda18,1526.8%29.6%6127,7906.3%-20.8%67
6Audi16,2476.1%42.4%5154,1407.5%-28.0%45
7Opel13,3885.0%-27.6%1095,4534.7%-45.5%76
8Renault12,1154.6%58.4%784,2684.1%-15.2%99
9Hyundai11,7444.4%0.6%871,9163.5%-26.7%1010
10Seat11,7174.4%71.1%984,8934.2%-22.2%88
11Fiat9,0373.4%26.7%1165,5533.2%-8.7%1111
12Toyota7,7962.9%13.7%1252,2072.6%-20.0%1212
13Kia6,8992.6%24.3%1346,9532.3%-11.5%1316
14Peugeot5,2472.0%36.1%1439,2341.9%-28.2%1414
15Mini4,7801.8%4.7%1731,6861.6%-12.7%1920
16Mazda4,7791.8%-24.7%1928,9721.4%-44.0%2015
17Citroen4,5121.7%22.6%1635,9661.8%-24.6%1617
18Volvo3,7731.4%-5.6%2232,3171.6%-15.7%1818
19Dacia3,7451.4%36.5%1533,8131.7%-46.9%1713
20Nissan3,6281.4%15.0%2025,3251.2%-12.4%2123
21Mitsubishi3,5181.3%-19.8%1836,1741.8%-10.5%1519
22Tesla3,0651.2%82.7%2111,2170.5%24.5%2628
23Suzuki2,8661.1%-1.3%2415,6270.8%-45.0%2322
24Porsche2,0160.8%-19.7%2518,0360.9%-21.9%2224
25Jeep1,7880.7%11.1%2311,3880.6%-10.1%2426
26Smart1,6610.6%-41.2%267,5140.4%-78.5%2821
27Honda1,2030.5%-7.1%278,1730.4%-30.0%2727
28Land Rover1,0340.4%-1.8%289,2200.5%-31.8%2525
29Subaru6630.2%70.4%294,2860.2%-3.6%3030
30Jaguar5320.2%6.2%315,1950.3%-24.0%2929
31Alfa Romeo4180.2%59.5%332,1440.1%-28.1%3331
32Lexus3330.1%0.3%322,3640.1%-13.1%3132
33Polestar1490.1%new354090.0%new41 –
34SsangYong1420.1%-29.0%361,3530.1%-30.1%3533
35DS1030.0%-41.5%341,9360.1%-8.8%3234
36Iveco810.0%170.0%397660.0%-2.8%3738
37Ferrari710.0%36.5%379990.0%18.6%3637
38Lada620.0%-49.6%301,6400.1%-12.2%3435
39Bentley500.0%25.0%414880.0%-17.0%3940
40Lamborghini490.0%8.9%405450.0%-7.9%3841
41Man420.0%n/a442670.0%n/a42n/a
42Cupra400.0%new47450.0%new49 –
43Maserati240.0%-31.4%384510.0%-42.3%4039
44Aston Martin170.0%-22.7%421920.0%-33.8%4343
45Lotus160.0%1500.0%431260.0%0.0%4547
46Rolls-Royce120.0%50.0%461130.0%-30.2%4646
47Alpine70.0%40.0%451330.0%-55.4%4444
48Morgan60.0%500.0%48590.0%-3.3%4848
49Infiniti00.0%-100.0% –810.0%-63.8%4745
50Chevrolet00.0%n/a4960.0%-99.6%5036
51Cadillac00.0%-100.0% –10.0%-99.7%5142
 –Others9790.4%18.7% –7,3450.4%-8.0% – –

Germany September 2020 – models:

PosModelSep-20%/19Aug2020%/19PosPos
1VW Golf11,6814.4%-24.5%1101,0234.9%-32.5%11
2Opel Corsa6,1462.3%22.4%533,5461.6%-17.3%89
3VW Passat5,4432.1%95.4%241,3482.0%-3.7%35
4Skoda Octavia5,3332.0%48.0%636,4051.8%-16.9%68
5Seat Leon5,0621.9%213.6%1227,9191.4%-9.6%1423
6Mini All4,7801.8%4.7%1031,6861.6%-12.7%1111
7Fiat 500/500L/500X4,5851.7%8.2%3820,7731.0%-27.9%2325
8Ford Focus4,2401.6%-17.3%2038,4061.9%-17.5%47
9VW Tiguan4,1351.6%-20.1%945,7332.2%-30.0%22
10Mercedes GLC3,9781.5%14.1%426,9781.3%6.6%1524
11Mercedes A-Klasse3,8301.4%-3.4%730,2151.5%-8.4%1214
12Ford Kuga3,7061.4%59.5%1416,6120.8%-44.5%4112
13Renault Zoe3,6031.4%468.3%3415,7300.8%99.8%43107
14Mercedes E-Klasse3,3941.3%-16.8%2723,5901.2%-31.2%1813
15VW T-Roc3,3881.3%16.3%334,5681.7%-26.2%76
16Mercedes C-Klasse3,3111.2%-34.1%1629,8021.5%-39.3%133
17Fiat Ducato3,2611.2%195.1%836,4921.8%33.2%533
18Hyundai Kona3,1161.2%45.6%1518,3270.9%8.8%3254
19Hyundai i203,0901.2%94.1%4013,9420.7%-13.7%5155
20BMW 1er3,0331.1%117.6%2222,4671.1%-0.3%2130
21Ford Fiesta2,9541.1%11.8%3225,2481.2%-21.9%1718
22VW Polo2,9071.1%10.8%1132,2031.6%-31.4%94
23BMW 2er2,8001.1%0.2%1717,8040.9%-30.9%3429
24Tesla Model 32,7761.0%83.1%2110,1210.5%31.8%70113
25Audi A42,7511.0%32.6%2526,4561.3%-36.2%1610
26BMW 5er2,7311.0%2.3%3019,3410.9%-21.5%2727
27Opel Astra2,6901.0%-28.1%7420,4271.0%-39.0%2516
28Kia Ceed2,6431.0%43.6%3118,4310.9%15.2%3157
29BMW 3er2,6251.0%-16.8%1332,0931.6%12.2%1017
30Renault Captur2,5391.0%72.6%2616,1410.8%-22.4%4238
31BMW X32,4340.9%-5.5%4517,0460.8%-20.3%4037
32Skoda Karoq2,4020.9%29.7%4617,1290.8%-28.5%3835
33Toyota Yaris2,3280.9%24.1%5113,4200.7%-19.0%5356
34Ford Puma2,2950.9%new3712,4440.6%new58311
35VW Up!2,2750.9%93.0%5315,6110.8%-29.4%4436
36VW Caddy2,2580.9%23.3%2920,9141.0%-6.7%2231
37Audi Q52,2370.8%74.6%7112,2410.6%-24.6%5953
38Skoda Fabia2,2340.8%-25.1%4115,5220.8%-55.1%4520
39Hyundai i302,2180.8%-8.2%4413,3470.7%-31.9%5540
40Seat Ateca2,1870.8%47.5%4817,9260.9%-17.6%3339
41Audi A62,1630.8%22.4%1823,4811.1%-32.7%1915
42Skoda Superb2,1630.8%34.5%5713,3770.7%-22.6%5452
43VW Transporter2,1330.8%11.6%3320,5251.0%-38.4%2421
44Audi A32,0970.8%20.9%1923,2051.1%-34.8%2019
45Mercedes B-Klasse2,0670.8%-21.2%4214,0230.7%-44.1%5028
46Opel Crossland X2,0220.8%14.4%5412,9170.6%-21.2%5648
47Renault Clio2,0180.8%14.9%2418,7810.9%5.8%2947
48Audi Q32,0060.8%106.4%5218,7310.9%-3.6%3044
49Mercedes CLA-Klasse2,0020.8%2.7%3917,5900.9%48.3%3573
50Seat Arona2,0010.8%56.6%3614,6310.7%-17.0%4850
51Skoda Kamiq1,9380.7%149.4%5614,8130.7%1770.3%46172
52Mercedes GLA1,8640.7%41.3%638,3000.4%-36.4%7875
53Ford Transit, Tourneo1,8290.7%16.1%3514,6800.7%-9.7%4761
54Skoda Kodiaq1,8220.7%-0.4%4317,1290.8%-2.9%3942
55VW ID.31,7710.7%new1402,2630.1%new165 –
56Toyota Aygo1,6370.6%50.0%798,0530.4%-23.2%8182
57VW T-Cross1,6120.6%11.2%2319,1810.9%39.2%2846
58Mercedes GLE1,5910.6%105.6%869,7640.5%49.1%72103
59VW Touran1,5900.6%-31.7%4917,1990.8%-45.8%3722
60Skoda Scala1,5830.6%42.5%6910,2110.5%73.3%68104
61Renault Twingo1,5570.6%30.8%5013,5440.7%-4.4%5264
62Mitsubishi Space Star1,5360.6%-18.1%6217,5490.9%9.9%3660
63Nissan Qashqai1,5350.6%-20.1%6810,8870.5%-32.8%6449
64BMW X11,4650.6%-26.6%2819,4651.0%-28.2%2626
65Mercedes V-Klasse1,4250.5%2.8%4714,5170.7%-11.4%4951
66BMW X51,3840.5%34.5%589,2110.5%-7.8%7584
67Hyundai Tucson1,3790.5%-30.8%6010,9780.5%-43.8%6245
68Citroen C3/Aircross1,3120.5%0.3%669,8320.5%-32.4%7171
69Mazda CX-301,3110.5%88.1%709,4900.5%1058.7%74181
70Dacia Duster1,2960.5%-6.6%6510,2050.5%-55.4%6934
71Peugeot 2081,2790.5%1002.6%756,4470.3%-2.3%91118
72Toyota Corolla1,2690.5%-32.8%6110,8910.5%4.2%6380
73Smart Fortwo1,2290.5%-31.9%835,2040.3%-77.1%10932
74Toyota C-HR1,1860.4%81.6%598,1370.4%-17.2%8094
75Dacia Sandero1,1670.4%75.5%6411,2320.6%-45.4%6143
76Seat Ibiza1,1610.4%-12.4%5511,9650.6%-24.9%6058
77Hyundai i101,1480.4%-31.3%678,7770.4%-36.8%7662
78Mazda CX-51,1310.4%-17.1%1027,2310.4%-51.6%8565
79Kia Niro1,1090.4%187.3%775,4360.3%73.3%103170
80Opel Grandland X1,0400.4%-34.6%8112,6830.6%-16.3%5759
81Volvo XC601,0350.4%-31.6%8810,3560.5%-11.5%6674
82Volvo XC409950.4%-5.2%847,7270.4%-21.0%8387
83Suzuki Ignis9690.4%35.3%1144,7670.2%-21.8%115116
84BMW i39670.4%11.8%1104,9120.2%-33.1%111110
85Audi Q29100.3%16.8%8910,7700.5%-32.3%6563
86Mitsubishi Outlander9070.3%-8.2%857,7320.4%-20.2%8293
87Audi e-Tron8840.3%177.1%1015,4520.3%81.9%102177
88Volvo S/V608780.3%117.9%1207,3390.4%38.2%84123
89Nissan Juke8370.3%3539.1%1064,0880.2%84.1%123205
90Kia Picanto8300.3%-8.4%1175,3530.3%-23.5%105114
91Citroen Berlingo8280.3%3.8%806,8010.3%-23.8%8795
92Jeep Compass8260.3%88.6%973,9350.2%-14.3%126143
93Ford S-Max8250.3%-32.8%916,2700.3%-45.0%9383
94Mercedes Vito8230.3%68.3%876,4050.3%-27.6%9296
95Audi A18070.3%33.2%7610,2290.5%-29.5%6767
96Ford Ecosport7980.3%-47.0%729,5570.5%-53.9%7341
97Toyota RAV47810.3%2.4%926,4750.3%-27.1%90100
98Suzuki Swift7770.3%8.4%1303,2370.2%-44.1%141115
99Renault Mégane7610.3%-23.6%1095,3190.3%-56.6%10778
100Renault Kadjar7130.3%3.6%826,5050.3%-40.9%8981
101Peugeot 1087060.3%167.4%933,7270.2%11.2%132161
102Citroen C5 Aircross6790.3%86.5%1563,8780.2%-23.3%129127
103Suzuki Vitara6790.3%4.3%1373,2820.2%-50.9%14099
104Audi A56700.3%20.5%788,3880.4%-39.6%7777
105Skoda Citigo6690.3%183.5%1443,1630.2%-74.9%14388
106Kia Sportage6640.3%-17.9%955,8560.3%-35.4%9692
107Peugeot 30086500.2%-14.8%1275,8080.3%-34.2%9790
108Peugeot 20086400.2%-36.4%994,8730.2%-46.0%11491
109Kia Stonic6390.2%16.2%964,9750.2%-0.1%110130
110Mercedes GLB6190.2%30850.0%1164,9070.2%11583.3%113295
111Fiat Panda6130.2%-23.0%1084,3140.2%-27.9%121119
112Audi Q76020.2%30.0%1214,7510.2%11.6%116145
113Seat Tarraco5970.2%-0.3%945,8950.3%-25.9%95102
114Citroen Jumper5950.2%51.0%908,1800.4%14.0%79117
115Mercedes Sprinter5780.2%67.1%1075,5220.3%29.8%100146
116Opel Combo5640.2%24.2%1493,9350.2%-12.2%127147
117Porsche Cayenne5580.2%0.9%1293,7090.2%-11.6%133125
118Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross5570.2%-40.5%1135,5380.3%-37.9%9997
119Mazda25550.2%-37.6%1323,2130.2%-56.6%142106
120Porsche 9115540.2%-25.6%1265,4690.3%-10.4%101120
121Ford Mondeo5500.2%-32.1%1035,6080.3%-56.9%9879
122Mazda MX-305480.2%new2515800.0%new230 –
123Dacia Dokker5440.2%53.7%1116,1980.3%-34.6%9498
124Mazda35390.2%-57.1%1284,4910.2%-41.6%118105
125Dacia Logan5320.2%158.3%1003,9820.2%-37.5%125122
126Seat Alhambra5250.2%48.7%1045,2800.3%-38.9%108101
127Jeep Renegade5230.2%-20.6%1412,9540.1%-23.7%148154
128Mitsubishi ASX5170.2%-11.9%1125,3470.3%-8.1%106121
129Hyundai Ioniq5100.2%70.6%983,8460.2%15.3%130164
130Peugeot 3085050.2%-6.1%1195,4290.3%-46.6%10486
131Ford Transit Connect5050.2%41.1%1312,7940.1%-44.7%153133
132BMW X45000.2%-16.7%1183,7600.2%-27.5%131126
133Audi Q84950.2%0.2%1463,6340.2%-22.9%134135
134Opel Zafira Life4830.2%6.9%1534,4680.2%601.4%119223
135Honda Jazz4670.2%111.3%1332,6560.1%-2.3%157173
136BMW X24580.2%-51.4%737,0000.3%-19.9%8685
137Fiat Tipo4560.2%-39.0%1583,3260.2%-41.1%139131
138Nissan Micra4400.2%-17.8%1454,3380.2%-23.4%120124
139Volvo XC904390.2%26.9%1754,0420.2%-6.7%124142
140Volvo S/V904390.2%17.7%1712,7710.1%-26.3%154148
141Smart Forfour4320.2%-57.7%1252,3100.1%-80.7%16169
142VW Touareg4140.2%-61.6%1624,9080.2%-47.7%11289
143Kia Rio4120.2%2.2%1543,0610.1%-14.4%144157
144Mercedes G-Klasse4020.2%219.0%1233,3390.2%-21.6%138150
145Citroen C13980.2%-2.9%1352,9610.1%-17.2%146159
146Opel Insignia3960.1%-78.7%1846,6220.3%-52.3%8868
147BMW X63890.1%342.0%1382,1200.1%135.6%170233
148Mercedes Citan3830.1%59.6%1222,2740.1%-15.0%163175
149Peugeot Rifter3810.1%10.4%1503,9290.2%-18.3%128136
150BMW Z43810.1%-18.6%1343,6340.2%-3.1%135156
151Porsche Macan3810.1%-48.9%1793,4110.2%-51.4%136112
152Mazda63750.1%-15.3%1642,3620.1%-48.5%160140
153Toyota Proace3510.1%394.4%1362,7980.1%30.3%152191
154Mercedes EQC3490.1%378.1%1691,3630.1%237.4%197264
155Nissan Leaf3460.1%12.3%1511,8630.1%-7.8%173198
156Ford Mustang3450.1%43.2%1572,5790.1%-30.9%158167
157VW Sharan3430.1%38.9%1244,6850.2%-32.8%117109
158Range Rover Evoque3190.1%-19.2%1912,7700.1%-33.3%155149
159Ford Galaxy3190.1%49.1%1552,2700.1%-58.5%164137
160Mercedes S-Klasse3070.1%21.3%1052,8730.1%-20.0%150160
161Honda CR-V3020.1%-34.8%1602,2840.1%-35.6%162158
162Peugeot 5082980.1%-12.4%2091,8420.1%-33.8%174169
163Audi TT2970.1%212.6%1482,5260.1%-44.4%159152
164Kia Sorento2860.1%12.2%1881,3240.1%-36.5%198186
165BMW 4er2850.1%-52.3%1393,3980.2%-57.2%137108
166Nissan X-Trail2770.1%6.5%1432,9580.1%88.8%147196
167Peugeot 50082750.1%-26.1%1682,8250.1%-28.5%151139
168Suzuki SX42740.1%38.4%1811,4460.1%-44.6%191174
169Renault Scénic2720.1%-33.3%1473,0130.1%-60.0%145111
170Renault Koleos2710.1%71.5%2221,5760.1%-2.6%184206
171Jeep Wrangler2670.1%13.6%1721,7570.1%4.8%178208
172Subaru Forester2670.1%151.9%1801,7010.1%13.5%181212
173Subaru XV2660.1%86.0%1861,7090.1%12.9%179213
174Kia Soul2580.1%92.5%1591,8330.1%5.6%175211
175Peugeot Expert2530.1%1586.7%1831,4400.1%-36.8%192202
176Citroen Jumpy2460.1%232.4%1521,5860.1%-46.4%183184
177Peugeot Boxer2380.1%213.2%1422,7530.1%5.2%156190
178BMW 7er2350.1%-20.6%1672,1270.1%-31.7%169166
179Alfa Romeo Stelvio2280.1%130.3%1941,0650.1%-31.6%211209
180BMW 8er2270.1%89.2%1741,9330.1%-2.2%171197
181Citroen C4 Cactus2240.1%105.5%2281,0730.1%-58.2%210188
182Citroen C4/Spacetourer2230.1%3.7%2081,5420.1%-44.3%185182
183Hyundai Santa Fe2170.1%2.8%1662,1510.1%-6.5%168192
184Renault Trafic2090.1%318.0%2121,2920.1%-24.2%200199
185Jaguar E-Pace2050.1%25.8%2111,6730.1%-28.5%182189
186Dacia Lodgy2040.1%56.9%1632,1830.1%-49.7%167153
187VW Crafter1970.1%89.4%1771,7020.1%78.4%180230
188Land Rover Discovery Sport1910.1%94.9%2201,4930.1%-19.2%189203
189Seat Mii1840.1%-1.1%2151,2410.1%-80.1%202128
190Mercedes GLS1800.1%400.0%2131,3680.1%154.3%195251
191Mazda CX-31760.1%-87.5%2023450.0%-97.3%24966
192Porsche Taycan1710.1%new1731,8130.1%new176321
193VW Arteon1660.1%-71.2%1764,2170.2%-12.5%122132
194Suzuki Jimny1640.1%-64.9%1652,8790.1%-38.2%149138
195BMW X71630.1%17.3%1781,3190.1%12.2%199215
196Jeep Grand Cherokee1620.1%-26.4%1152,2390.1%18.2%166200
197Jaguar F-Pace1620.1%8.0%2291,0260.1%-40.8%212207
198Audi A81550.1%59.8%1971,8010.1%-12.6%177201
199Range Rover Sport1530.1%-16.4%2041,4680.1%-46.9%190179
200Honda Civic1510.1%-51.9%1821,5380.1%-51.0%186168
201Tesla Model S1480.1%89.7%2775860.0%-25.8%229240
202Land Rover Defender1470.1%new1937940.0%new220 –
203Polestar 21470.1%new1703940.0%new244 –
204Mazda MX-51440.1%-50.0%1921,2280.1%-63.8%203163
205Honda E1440.1%new2692980.0%new253 –
206Tesla Model X1410.1%67.9%2815090.0%-5.7%237254
207Honda HR-V1370.1%-53.6%1961,3630.1%-39.3%196183
208Nissan NV3001330.1%291.2%2306330.0%36.4%227262
209Porsche Boxster1320.0%29.4%2001,3770.1%4.9%194216
210Lexus UX1240.0%-4.6%2161,0150.0%-12.7%213224
211Range Rover Velar1230.0%-41.1%2051,2530.1%-44.0%201194
212Audi A71200.0%-15.5%1611,8960.1%-27.4%172180
213Mercedes AMG GT1200.0%-62.4%1951,5340.1%-39.5%187185
214Mercedes CLS1180.0%-50.2%1981,3790.1%-55.7%193171
215Ford Transit Courier1160.0%-67.1%1901,0750.1%-69.7%209144
216Fiat Talento1140.0%7.5%2246130.0%-31.4%228218
217Porsche Panamera1120.0%-47.2%2101,1890.1%-59.3%204176
218Jaguar F-Type1070.0%224.2%2416480.0%-16.2%225247
219Alfa Romeo Giulia1000.0%29.9%2216880.0%-21.3%223234
220Ford Explorer1000.0%new1876820.0%new224 –
221Ford Edge990.0%-72.4%1991,5250.1%-57.5%188165
222Porsche Cayman910.0%75.0%2149360.0%30.7%215237
223Lexus NX900.0%-5.3%2254750.0%-22.6%239248
224Alfa Romeo Giulietta900.0%4.7%2573910.0%-25.8%245249
225Toyota Prius Plus840.0%-43.6%2176950.0%-32.3%222229
226DS 7 Crossback800.0%-1.2%2011,0970.1%-5.9%207226
227Iveco Daily760.0%171.4%2187150.0%-3.2%221246
228SsangYong Tivoli720.0%46.9%2078050.0%-1.1%218232
229SsangYong Korando670.0%-48.5%2315320.0%1.9%234257
230Range Rover660.0%-29.0%2409310.0%-47.2%216210
231Subaru Outback650.0%-33.0%2374670.0%-26.7%240242
232Renault Kangoo580.0%-24.7%2268010.0%-27.0%219227
233BMW 6er560.0%-34.1%2275190.0%-59.1%235222
234Lamborghini all490.0%8.9%2325450.0%-7.8%231255
235Lada Niva460.0%-50.0%1899950.0%-11.0%214225
236Renault Master430.0%330.0%2492250.0%-11.8%261276
237Renault Talisman410.0%-73.0%2031,1730.1%-41.8%205195
238Audi R8410.0%720.0%2343090.0%-38.6%252256
239Man TGE410.0%new2642450.0%new258 –
240Toyota Land Cruiser400.0%-35.5%2195430.0%-32.2%232236
241Cupra Formentor400.0%new292450.0%new291 –
242Nissan NV200390.0%-26.4%2453550.0%-16.5%248261
243Toyota Prius370.0%-40.3%2583790.0%-33.6%247252
244Kia Stinger360.0%-52.0%2383820.0%-51.3%246239
245Land Rover Discovery350.0%-53.3%2615100.0%-32.1%236238
246Toyota Camry330.0%-61.6%2394250.0%-10.3%242259
247Bentley Continental320.0%33.3%2463260.0%-29.0%250265
248Lexus RX300.0%-23.1%2354080.0%15.6%243263
249Hyundai H1-Starex300.0%1400.0%2332570.0%-41.1%256267
250Toyota Supra300.0%-72.5%2552220.0%-4.3%262274
251Hyundai Nexo300.0%650.0%2721730.0%78.4%264294
252Renault Espace300.0%-47.4%2561670.0%-86.8%267220
253Subaru Impreza290.0%625.0%2671290.0%-66.8%275269
254Opel Movano280.0%133.3%2441710.0%11.0%265292
255Jaguar XE240.0%-22.6%2501,1010.1%101.6%206253
256DS 3 / Crossback230.0%-75.8%2068390.0%-12.3%217228
257Subaru BRZ220.0%100.0%2821090.0%-12.1%279287
258Lexus IS220.0%-15.4%2801060.0%-39.1%281281
259Lexus CT210.0%16.7%2761250.0%-21.4%276285
260Jaguar i-Pace200.0%-78.3%2434430.0%-37.1%241243
261Kia Optima200.0%-89.6%2532760.0%-76.6%255221
262Peugeot iOn200.0%5.3%2661590.0%-6.5%268288
263Opel Ampera-e190.0%137.5%2426460.0%546.0%226298
264Maserati Levante190.0%-9.5%2362530.0%-22.6%257268
265Ferrari 488180.0%-33.3%2523250.0%-10.5%251270
266Toyota GT86180.0%-10.0%2651590.0%-28.1%269278
267Lexus ES180.0%50.0%2741240.0%18.1%277290
268BMW iX3180.0%new –180.0%new299 –
269Bentley Bentayga170.0%21.4%2781460.0%25.9%270284
270Ferrari F8170.0%new2541350.0%new272338
271BMW i8160.0%-5.9%2592370.0%-21.8%259271
272Mercedes SL150.0%87.5%2602290.0%-6.1%260277
273Lexus LC150.0%114.3% –440.0%-32.3%293305
274Jaguar XF140.0%-46.2%2632900.0%-57.0%254250
275Subaru Levorg130.0%-51.9%2901700.0%1.8%266280
276Lotus Exige130.0%n/a286600.0%22.4%286313
277Lexus RC120.0%300.0%291490.0%8.9%290310
278Aston Martin DB11110.0%10.0%2621410.0%0.7%271286
279Nissan 370Z110.0%-26.7%2751220.0%-39.3%278282
280Jeep Cherokee100.0%-82.8%2235030.0%-18.7%238241
281Ferrari Portofino70.0%-53.3%2712210.0%-0.5%263279
282Alpine A11070.0%40.0%2701330.0%-55.4%273272
283Nissan GT-R70.0%16.7%284690.0%-22.5%284299
284Rolls-Royce Cullinan70.0%40.0%293580.0%-31.8%288297
285Citroen C-Zero60.0%-14.3%2791060.0%-19.7%280291
286Maserati Ghibli50.0%-64.3%2471320.0%-49.6%274275
287Iveco Eurocargo40.0%100.0%303440.0%10.0%292314
288Aston Martin DBX40.0%new285120.0%new309 –
289Lotus Elise30.0%200.0%268590.0%3.5%287306
290SsangYong Rexton30.0%-85.7%287130.0%-97.7%308244
291Nissan NV40030.0%n/a289110.0%n/a310n/a
292Mercedes SLC20.0%-98.3%2831,0920.1%-44.2%208204
293Aston Martin V820.0%-83.3%288390.0%-72.9%294289
294Polestar 120.0%new –150.0%new302 –
295Alpina B410.0%-83.3%296180.0%-72.7%298308
296Rolls-Royce Dawn10.0%n/a300140.0%-26.3%303326
297Lexus LS10.0%-50.0%301130.0%-48.0%306323
298Volvo V4000.0%-100.0%295900.0%-97.4%283162
299Maserati GranTurismo00.0%n/a248520.0%-62.6%289293
300Morgan 4/400.0%n/a304310.0%-47.5%295309
301Ford Ka00.0%-100.0%294220.0%-99.6%296129
302Rolls-Royce Wraith00.0%-100.0%297160.0%-33.3%301322
303Maserati Quattroporte00.0%n/a299130.0%-74.0%307315
304Lotus Evora00.0%n/a29870.0%-63.2%314328
305Rolls-Royce Ghost00.0%-100.0%30250.0%-58.3%316330
306Rolls-Royce Phantom00.0%n/a –40.0%-63.6%319332
307Fiat 124 Spider00.0%-100.0% –10.0%-99.9%327219
308Lada Vesta00.0%-100.0%1855370.0%27.3%233266
309Ford C-Max00.0%-100.0%2731040.0%-99.3%28272
310Infiniti Q3000.0%-100.0% –670.0%-5.6%285302

Source: KBA

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  1. @ Matt: I don’t know it for the Corsa, but 27 % of german Opel sales in September were dealerships/factory registrations and 10 % rental Cars.

  2. Apparently Lada has sold 62 cars in September, and the only model in the chart is Niva with 40 cars (Vesta also there, but 0). I am wondering where the rest 22 ones are.

  3. “Yes but fleet-sales are mostly for companies and not for real costumers.”
    Not true. There’s such a thing as PRIVATE lease. That means ‘real’ customers leasing a car for three or four years, not buying it. There’s no company involved except the one that’s providing it. It’s very popular in Germany and The Netherlands for example.

    1. I said mostly and not all. It’s a fact that VW sells much more cars for real costumers than Opel which relies on fleet sales to survive.

      1. Opel has been relying on fleet sales for at least a decade in Germany. This is not new at all and definitely not a phenomenon that was triggered by the PSA takeover, it existed way before that.

      2. Yes I know that, i never said that it was because of the PSA takeover. Opel has been doing this for decades. Btw, isn’t this month the worst result of Opel ever?

      3. Bryan,

        * Sorry to say that in H1 2020, despite a horrendous drop in salesvolume, and although by the skin of one’s teeth, Opel/Vauxhall was profitable (€150 mio). VW not. The latter lost €330 per vehicle sold.

        * Also regret to remark that Opel/Vauxhall – since being part of PSA – realized a higher margin than VW.

        * Saddening fact occured in 2017, shortly after the integration of Opel / Vauxhall. Tavares c.s. had a good look,.
        The next day the (GM) Corsa reeled in €700 per unit. Prior a few dimes.

        * In conclusion: no idea which sales channel works best for Russelsheim, but it applies a winning formula. Or the French simply have the magic touch. Not unlikely, I hasten to add.

        PS: Tavares recently said ‘2021 will be Opel’s year”. No clue why (Mokka?). But prepare for mayhem.

      4. That’s because nowadays Opel cars are just french cars with another skin, so they have very low development costs. In the GM era they were german cars.

      5. Bryan, just curious:

        * GM Opel’s German, PSA Opel’s French?
        * “Opel’s have very low dev. costs”. Can you elaborate?

      6. In GM Opel developed their own platforms and engines. Now they use french platforms and french engines. Nowadays Opels are just french cars with a different skin, that’s why they are profitable.

  4. Hi Matt,

    A curious thing is that Cupra Formentor (a Seat brand), is built is Seat’s factory in Spain (Martorell) together Ibiza,Arona,León & Audi 1. Units registered in Germany in Sept. 40 (45 YTD), are then sent to its home (Martorell) and registered in that city as used cars with Spanish number plates as demos for European press launch !!. As you say in French Allez comprendre !!.

    Best wishes.

  5. i20 must be so high in preparation for next generation which starts its journey in Germany today actually. So I assume some old stock is being sold off.

  6. Only 25.1 % of those Corsa registrations are private sales (Polo 45.6 %), still a lot of demo cars included I guess.

    I expect ID.3 to pass Zoe very soon.

      1. Bryan these are not fake results. Fleet sales are always included in the totals in all countries.

    1. Pedro keep in mind “non-private” sales are mostly fleet sales, not demo cars. Germany is traditionally a fleet-heavy market due to the tax structure here, and fleets include long-term leases. Plus, the Corsa has been in market for over a year so demos are long gone.

      1. Yes but fleet-sales are mostly for companies and not for real costumers. This is a very poor result in the private market for the Corsa comparing with the Polo. You could also include the private sales ratio in the rankings if that info is available. Thanks.

      2. Bryan,
        Firstly, fleet sales are less and less contained to companies, as I said earlier they also include private buyers leasing their cars which is surging (roughly one-fourth to one-third of private buyers across Europe are now leasing instead of buying.
        Second, have you been reading our German articles of the past 2 years? I always add private sales ranking a few days after the article is published.
        Thanks for the suggestion though.

  7. A German Top 10 without a Benz C or E. Times are changing. Nice car btw, the GLC.
    Inside the top 10 the Mini and Fiat 500. Quite remarkable.

    Good example how PSA’s 2017 decision to buy Opel pays off: The Corsa #1 in the UK and #2 in Germany, Europe’s largest markets. September will be another month in which these siblings combined rank #1 in Europe.

    The trusted Zoe leading the ID3 in Germany. Surely a ‘print screen’ in Renault’s HQ.

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