Germany May 2022: Mercedes (+23.4%) Opel (+5.5%) defy market off -10.2%, VW ID. Buzz lands
The VW ID. Buzz has landed in the German charts.
New car sales in Germany are hit -10.2% year-on-year in May to 207,199 units, meaning the year-to-date volume is now down -9.2% to 1,013,417. Volkswagen (-14.3%) falls faster than its home market but reaches a solid 18.7% share vs. 17.8% so far this year. Mercedes (+23.4%) surges ahead and is back to the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date. BMW (-12.8%) overtakes Audi (-12.3%) in the YTD charts to rank #3 overall. Opel (+5.5%) passes Skoda (-30.3%) to #5 year-to-date with Ford (+4.5%) also solid in 6th place for the month. Kia (+16.7%) is the only additional gainer in the Top 10, with Hyundai (-2.1%) holding well but Fiat (-25.3%) struggling. Below, Polestar (+154.1%), Cupra (+125.3%), Dacia (+37.7%), Nissan (+24.5%), Land Rover (+17.8%) and Toyota (+11.6%) are among the best performers.
Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf (-26.8%) is very weak once again, falling to just 3% share vs. 3.5% year-to-date. Less than 1,000 units below is the VW T-Roc (-0.3%) stable while the Opel Corsa (+35.9%) posts a splendid year-on-year gain in third place. The VW Passat (-24.1%) is down two ranks on April to #4, followed by the Fiat 500 lineup (+30.2%) and Ford Kuga (+44.1%) both in outstanding shape. The Mini lineup (-3.8%) rallies back up 11 spots on last month to #7 ahead of the VW Transporter (+4.7%), T-Cross (+22.8%) and Fiat Ducato (-49.9%). The Mercedes C-Class (+190.4%), Toyota Yaris/Cross (+74.3%) and Cupra Formentor (+69.9%) also stand out below. The VW Taigo (#35) is the most popular recent launch above the Dacia Spring (#51) and Cupra Born (#83). This month we welcome the VW ID. Buzz in the German charts at #279.
Previous month: Germany April 2022: VW Passat teases Golf in market off -21.5%
One year ago: Germany May 2021: Skoda up to record #4, market up 37.2% on 2020 but down -30.7% on 2019
Full May 2022 Top 50 brands and Top 305 models below.