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Germany August 2022: VW T-Roc topples Golf in market up 3%

The VW T-Roc is the best-selling vehicle at home in August.

At +3% and 199,183 units, the German new car market lodges its first year-on-year uptick since last February. The year-to-date tally is now down -9.7% to 1,643,069. The Top 3 manufacturers all beat the market: Volkswagen is up 5% to 19.1% share vs. 18.4% YTD, Mercedes is up a formidable 31.2% to 9.2% share vs. 8.9% and Audi gains an equally impressive 21.7% to 8.8% share vs. 8.2%. BMW (-1.3%) edges down to #4 while Skoda (+21%) surges ahead and now ranks #5 YTD, overtaking Opel (+3.1%). Ford (+12.6%) is the only remaining Top 10 brand to outpace the market. Just outside, Dacia up one spot on July to #11, equalling last month’s 2.8% share and signing its highest ranking since December 2019 (#10). Tesla (+38.9%) is also in excellent shape at #12 and 2.7% share vs. #19 and 1.5% YTD. Land Rover (+121.2%), Porsche (+47.9%), Mini (+39.1%), Cupra (+33.2%) and Peugeot (+26.6%) also shine below.

The Smart #1 has landed in the German sales charts.

Over in the models ranking, we have history happen before our eyes with the VW T-Roc (+55.7%) toppling the VW Golf (-19.7%) at 3.3% share vs. 3%. It is the 2nd time the T-Roc takes the lead of its home sales charts after last October, but at the time the Golf was handicapped by supply issues. This month’s win is obtained in a more normalised context and therefore a lot more significant. Also, given Germany’s weight in European sales this month (almost 200,000 registrations vs. 91,000 in France, 71,000 in Italy, 69,000 in the UK and 52,000 in Spain), this could well mean a 2nd consecutive European pole position for the VW T-Roc. The VW Tiguan (+50.7%) also surges ahead to return to the third place it holds YTD. The Tesla Model Y (+388%) is up 64 spots on July to smash its German ranking record at #4 vs. a previous best of #20 last February. The Opel Corsa (+103.2%), Skoda Octavia (+74.4%) and Ford Kuga (+58.2%) follow, all showing tremendous year-on-year progress. We welcome the Smart #1 at #256.

Previous month: Germany July 2022: Market falls another -12.9%, Dacia, Porsche, Toyota, Kia among gainers

One year ago: Germany August 2021: VW Up, Fiat 500, Tesla Model 3 break records in market off -23%

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