German car sales in November slip into decline.

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German car sales in November slip into decline despite higher wages and dealerships rebates. Top carmakers were flat or down from year ago, while Mitsubishi, Porsche, Land Rover and Jeep posted encouraging performance. Mercedes C-Class climbed onto the German podium.

In November 2014 according to data released by V.D.A. (Verband der Automobilindustrie) and V.D.I.K. (Association of International Motor Vehicles Manufacturers), the new Car Passengers sold in Germany have been 250.082, down 1.8% compared with the correspondent month last year.

The segment figures for the compact class indicate by far the largest volume of new registrations, the increase in new registrations is above average with 6.5 percent. The most significant growth rates of about 19 percent can be seen in the SUV and upper class segments. At year end the compact car segment is also expected to show double digit increases. However, the sub-compact, upper middle class, sports car and van segments are in decline.

Volume growth in November was again mainly driven by commercial registrations, the source said, while private household purchases remained weak despite higher wages and dealership incentives. The commercial vehicle market in Germany develops significantly stronger than expected a year ago, it’s estimated that 2014 will conclude with more than 320.000 new registrations, an increase of more than 5 percent.

Year-to-date November sales in Germany have been 2.807.073, up 2.6% from same month year ago.

Looking forward to 2015, V.D.A. expects the German market to make only a modest growth of 1 per cent from 2014 to just over 3 million new registrations.

Volkswagen was leader with 59.081 sales in November (-2.6% y.o.y) and 606.860 cumulative  figures with share respectively at 23.6% and 21.6%, almost flat from year ago.

Mercedes in second place was flat from same period last year, with sales at 23.586 units and share at 9.4%. Year-to-date registrations were 252.286, down 0.4% from 2013.

Immediately behind, Audi lost 4.1% y.o.y retailing 21.116 with share at 8.4%. Year-to-date figures were 242.275 with absolute share at 8.6%, down only 0.1 points from year ago.

In November several brands were almost flat or down from year ago. Remarkable performances have been posted by Mitsubishi (22nd with 2.060 units, +44.3%), Porsche (23rd with 1.965 units, +34.6%), Land Rover (26th with 1.180 units, + 29.1%), Jeep (27th with 1.110 units, +53.3%) and Subaru.

Looking at the report on Car Groups, the November leader was Volkswagen with 41.6% of market share, ahead of Daimler with 10.2% and BMW with 9%.

As far as model ranking report, the Volkswagen Golf (data include the new Sportsvan variant) led with 24.661 sales (+30.3%) ahead of Volkswagen Polo with 7.631 units (+9.1%). Mercedes C Class with 6.883 units (+55.2%) jumped two spots ahead from last month and climbed onto the German podium.

Among the fastest growing models, Opel Mokka (+182.5%) and BMW X1 (+91%) shined.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Nov Rank 2014 Brand Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var. Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Volkswagen 59.081 606.860 -2,6% 22,5% 23,6% 21,6%
2 2 Mercedes 23.586 252.286 0,6% 9,1% 9,4% 9,0%
3 3 Audi 21.116 242.275 -4,1% 8,6% 8,4% 8,6%
4 4 BMW 19.719 217.919 1,8% 7,2% 7,9% 7,8%
5 5 Opel 16.978 202.716 0,6% 6,7% 6,8% 7,2%
6 6 Ford 16.110 193.302 -8,7% 6,7% 6,4% 6,9%
7 7 Skoda 14.137 161.512 -2,9% 5,8% 5,7% 5,8%
8 8 Renault 9.300 96.563 2,7% 3,8% 3,7% 3,4%
9 9 Hyundai 8.459 92.229 3,8% 3,3% 3,4% 3,3%
10 10 Seat 7.786 85.709 1,4% 3,4% 3,1% 3,1%
11 11 Toyota 5.700 65.312 -12,0% 2,5% 2,3% 2,3%
12 12 Fiat 4.732 63.678 -4,2% 2,2% 1,9% 2,3%
13 13 Nissan 4.718 57.398 2,6% 2,2% 1,9% 2,0%
14 15 Mazda 3.855 49.757 1,1% 1,3% 1,5% 1,8%
15 17 Citroen 3.821 48.474 5,7% 1,6% 1,5% 1,7%
16 14 Peugeot 3.790 50.402 -20,0% 1,9% 1,5% 1,8%
17 16 Kia 3.723 49.670 -10,6% 1,8% 1,5% 1,8%
18 18 Dacia 3.380 45.121 -2,2% 1,5% 1,4% 1,6%
19 19 Mini 2.793 30.502 -3,5% 1,2% 1,1% 1,1%
20 20 Volvo 2.664 28.714 14,5% 1,0% 1,1% 1,0%
21 21 Suzuki 2.444 25.070 5,1% 0,9% 1,0% 0,9%
22 23 Mitsubishi 2.060 21.789 44,3% 0,9% 0,8% 0,8%
23 22 Porsche 1.965 22.775 34,6% 0,9% 0,8% 0,8%
24 25 Smart 1.808 19.564 -23,5% 0,4% 0,7% 0,7%
25 24 Honda 1.690 20.558 9,0% 0,8% 0,7% 0,7%
26 26 Land Rover 1.180 13.540 29,1% 0,4% 0,5% 0,5%
27 27 Jeep 1.110 9.099 53,3% 0,4% 0,4% 0,3%
28 28 Subaru 527 5.817 63,2% 0,2% 0,2% 0,2%
29 30 Jaguar 272 3.997 16,2% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
30 31 Alfa Romeo 264 2.993 -17,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
31 33 Lexus 146 1.155 -5,2% 0,1% 0,1% 0,0%
32 34 Lada 100 1.052 42,9% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0%
33 36 SsangYong 92 1.003 48,4% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
34 37 Maserati 61 1.001 52,5% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
35 38 Tesla 57 652 14,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
35 35 Infiniti 57 1.040 62,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
36 32 Lancia 53 1.171 -63,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
37 41 Iveco 31 418 181,8% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 29 Chevrolet 27 5.493 -97,8% 0,0% 0,0% 0,2%
39 42 Bentley 26 392 -50,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 40 Alpina 26 493 -10,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 39 Ferrari 23 635 35,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 43 Aston Martin 22 264 57,1% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 Chrysler 11 226 10,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 46 Lotus 9 111 350,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
44 48 Rolls Royce 8 84 60,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 45 Lamborghini 7 162 16,7% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
45 49 Cadillac 7 78 -30,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
46 47 Morgan 4 87 -42,9% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
47 50 Dodge 1 14 -80,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Nov Rank 2014 Group Sales Nov Sales Ytd Nov Nov YoY Var Share Oct Share Nov Share YtD
1 1 Volkswagen 104.118 1.119.685 -2,1% 41,2% 41,6% 39,9%
2 2 Daimler 25.394 271.850 -1,6% 9,6% 10,2% 9,7%
3 3 BMW 22.546 248.998 1,1% 8,4% 9,0% 8,9%
4 5 Renault-Nissan 17.555 201.174 2,0% 7,6% 7,0% 7,2%
5 4 GM 17.012 208.287 -6,1% 6,7% 6,8% 7,4%
6 6 Ford 16.110 193.302 -8,7% 6,7% 6,4% 6,9%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 12.182 141.899 -1,1% 5,0% 4,9% 5,1%
8 8 PSA 7.611 98.876 -8,9% 3,5% 3,0% 3,5%
9 9 FCA 6.286 79.235 1,2% 2,8% 2,5% 2,8%
10 10 Toyota 5.846 66.467 -11,8% 2,5% 2,3% 2,4%

Rank Nov Rank Ytd Model Sales Nov Sales Ytd Var Nov YoY Share Oct Share Nov Share Ytd
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 24.661 235.628 30,3% 9,9% 9,9% 8,4%
2 3 Volkswagen Polo 7.631 63.978 9,1% 2,9% 3,1% 2,3%
3 6 Mercedes C Class 6.883 54.707 55,2% 2,2% 2,8% 1,9%
4 2 Volkswagen Passat 5.824 66.572 -10,3% 2,3% 2,3% 2,4%
5 5 Volkswagen Tiguan 5.591 57.690 4,9% 1,7% 2,2% 2,1%
6 4 Audi A3 5.040 61.141 -19,2% 2,3% 2,0% 2,2%
7 8 Opel Corsa 4.115 51.420 -2,0% 1,9% 1,6% 1,8%
8 11 Audi A4 3.966 45.256 2,1% 1,7% 1,6% 1,6%
9 9 Skoda Octavia 3.925 48.723 -25,2% 1,6% 1,6% 1,7%
10 16 Mercedes E Class 3.905 41.336 -17,5% 1,4% 1,6% 1,5%
11 13 Volkswagen Touran 3.800 43.982 -6,7% 1,2% 1,5% 1,6%
12 12 BMW 1 Series 3.786 45.187 -18,5% 1,4% 1,5% 1,6%
13 19 Audi A6 3.727 36.953 16,1% 1,3% 1,5% 1,3%
14 15 Ford Fiesta 3.668 41.722 -32,3% 1,6% 1,5% 1,5%
15 7 BMW 3 Series 3.560 51.978 -36,0% 1,6% 1,4% 1,9%
16 20 Skoda Fabia 3.469 35.983 11,9% 1,4% 1,4% 1,3%
17 27 Opel Mokka 3.373 25.274 182,5% 0,8% 1,3% 0,9%
18 21 BMW 5 Series 3.293 35.825 -5,1% 1,2% 1,3% 1,3%
19 30 BMW X1 3.261 23.292 91,0% 0,7% 1,3% 0,8%
20 18 Seat Leon 3.234 37.217 40,7% 1,5% 1,3% 1,3%
21 14 Opel Astra 3.113 42.895 -25,9% 1,4% 1,2% 1,5%
22 17 Volkswagen Up! 3.072 38.265 -23,3% 1,3% 1,2% 1,4%
23 10 Ford Focus 3.052 46.223 5,9% 1,3% 1,2% 1,6%
24 26 Volkswagen Transporter 3.045 29.208 15,6% 0,9% 1,2% 1,0%
25 23 Mercedes A Class 3.006 33.904 -13,7% 1,3% 1,2% 1,2%
26 24 Mini 2.793 30.502 -3,5% 1,2% 1,1% 1,1%
27 25 Volkswagen Caddy 2.441 29.283 1,1% 1,0% 1,0%
28 47 Hyundai i20 2.353 17.590 51,1% 0,7% 0,9% 0,6%
29 31 Ford Kuga 2.343 23.097 8,3% 0,8% 0,9% 0,8%
30 32 Audi Q3 2.336 22.853 -16,6% 0,7% 0,9% 0,8%
31 39 Renault Twingo 2.121 19.828 25,9% 0,9% 0,8% 0,7%
32 22 Mercedes B Class 2.114 34.088 -40,3% 1,1% 0,8% 1,2%
33 45 Hyundai i10 2.032 17.910 3,3% 0,5% 0,8% 0,6%
34 28 Audi A1 2.022 24.984 4,8% 0,9% 0,8% 0,9%
35 33 Nissan Qashqai 1.985 22.474 2,7% 0,8% 0,8% 0,8%
36 29 Seat Ibiza 1.982 23.765 -12,2% 0,8% 0,8% 0,8%
37 38 Opel Adam 1.978 20.625 44,0% 0,6% 0,8% 0,7%
38 43 Toyota Yaris 1.967 18.725 28,6% 0,8% 0,8% 0,7%
39 52 Ford C-max 1.919 16.337 -4,0% 0,6% 0,8% 0,6%
40 36 Skoda Yeti 1.882 21.067 10,6% 0,8% 0,8% 0,8%

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