German Vehicle Market 2015 at 3.25 million units, up one spot in the global ranking.

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German Vehicle Market 2015 at 3.25 million units, up one spot in the global ranking. December reported up 8% fueled by strong demand on BMW, Ford, Renault and Hyundai. The Golf ended as leader for the 40th year in a series.

Economic Outlook

The economy was boosted in Q3 by private and, to a lesser extent, public consumption, while sluggish exports and shrinking investment were a drag on growth. Similar dynamics are expected in Q4 and will likely continue in 2016. A strong labor market—unemployment was at record-lows in October and November—and expansionary monetary policy are supporting private consumption.

Consumer sentiment was resilient in Q4, despite a slight moderation. Public spending will likely also lift growth, partly due to increased spending related to heightened immigration. However, the external sector will provide little growth impulse as demand from emerging economies is slowing, as suggested by October’s sluggish exports.

On a positive note, industrial production recovered in October and both business confidence and the composite PMI were fairly strong throughout the final quarter of the year. In the political landscape, tensions within the governing coalition regarding Chancellor Angela Merkel’s handling of the refugee crisis eased in December after she promised to reduce the flow of migrants to Germany. Merkel rejected calls for a unilateral cap on the number of refugees and instead called for a common European approach.

Market Outlook

December was the seventh year-on year increase in a row, the 11th out of the 12 months of the 2015 keeping the fast pace in the larger European Auto market fueled by low price of fuel and growing economy.

According to data released by the V.D.A. (Verband der Automobilindustrie) and the V.D.I.K. (Association of International Motor Vehicles Manufacturers), in December sales were 247.355, up 7.7% while the full year 2015 sales had been 3.206.042, up 5.6%.

Adding light vehicles sales volume of 262.000 unit, the German light vehicles market ended the 2015 in World’s in 4th place, behind Japan and 40.000 units ahead of India.

Competitive Arena

In December Volkswagen registered 50.882 cars (+2.5%) ending the year with 685.669 sales (+4.4%) and 21.4% of market share.

In second place, BMW with 22.484 sales (+13.1%) fueled by fleet sales. In the year BMW ranked 4th with 248.062 units (+4.3%). THird was Mercedes with 2.456 sales (+0.9% ending the 2015 in second place with 286.883 (+5.3%).

A great year-end rush was scored by Ford, fourth with sales up 24.6%, Renault, 8th at +36.1%, Hyundai, 9th with +24.3%, Mazda, 17th with +31.2% and Mini, 19th, +26.8%.

As far as the group’s performance, in he entire 2015 the Volkswagen Groups was leader with 39.3% of market share, ahead of Mercedes Daimler with 10.1%, BMW with 9.0%, Renault-Nissan with 7.1% and Ford with 7.0%.

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Volkswagen Golf  led the December ranking with 17.392 sales (-10.4%) ahead of Volkswagen Passat with 7.275 units (+30.4%), the Volkswagen Polo with 6.138 (+48.8%), the BMW Series 1 with 6.038 (+19.1%), the Opel Astra with 5.309 (+61.0%), the Volkswagen Tiguan with 5.003 (+17.5%) and the Mercedes C Class with 4.377 (-22.4%).

Volkswagen can celebrate the Golf leadership for the 4oth year.

To see the best-selling cars ranking, you can read the dedicated report with 2015 performance for the top 100 models.

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 Dec Rank 2015 Brand Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen 50.887 685.669 2,5% 4,4% 20,6% 21,4%
2 4 BMW 22.484 248.062 13,1% 4,3% 9,1% 7,7%
3 2 Mercedes 20.456 286.883 0,9% 5,3% 8,3% 8,9%
4 6 Ford 19.721 224.579 24,6% 7,4% 8,0% 7,0%
5 5 Opel 18.811 229.352 14,9% 4,7% 7,6% 7,2%
6 3 Audi 16.342 269.047 -5,9% 3,6% 6,6% 8,4%
7 7 Skoda 12.366 179.951 2,4% 3,7% 5,0% 5,6%
8 8 Renault 11.919 110.239 36,1% 4,7% 4,8% 3,4%
9 9 Hyundai 9.432 108.434 24,3% 8,6% 3,8% 3,4%
10 10 Seat 7.260 94.673 -2,2% 1,7% 2,9% 3,0%
11 12 Nissan 5.631 69.835 9,6% 11,7% 2,3% 2,2%
12 13 Toyota 4.930 65.939 -0,5% -6,2% 2,0% 2,1%
13 11 Fiat 4.815 70.719 8,8% 3,8% 1,9% 2,2%
14 15 Kia 4.470 55.689 15,3% 4,0% 1,8% 1,7%
15 21 Volvo 3.979 36.120 24,1% 13,2% 1,6% 1,1%
16 16 Peugeot 3.817 54.259 3,3% 0,3% 1,5% 1,7%
17 14 Mazda 3.587 58.216 31,2% 10,9% 1,5% 1,8%
18 18 Dacia 3.418 45.348 -9,7% -7,3% 1,4% 1,4%
19 19 Mini 3.399 39.714 26,8% 19,7% 1,4% 1,2%
20 17 Citroen 3.367 46.392 -4,6% -10,8% 1,4% 1,4%
21 20 Smart 2.782 37.808 -2,2% 68,7% 1,1% 1,2%
22 23 Suzuki 2.514 30.903 -9,1% 11,0% 1,0% 1,0%
23 22 Mitsubishi 2.043 34.443 -12,8% 42,7% 0,8% 1,1%
24 25 Honda 1.996 21.072 2,9% -6,3% 0,8% 0,7%
25 26 Land Rover 1.661 18.216 45,8% 24,1% 0,7% 0,6%
26 24 Porsche 1.360 28.543 -14,5% 17,1% 0,5% 0,9%
27 27 Jeep 976 14.819 -16,5% 44,3% 0,4% 0,5%
28 28 OTHERS 460 7.375 -29,3% 10,0% 0,2% 0,2%
29 30 DS 416 5.437 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,2% 0,2%
30 29 Subaru 386 6.549 -3,7% 5,3% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Jaguar 356 4.987 53,4% 17,9% 0,1% 0,2%
32 35 Tesla 234 1.582 41,8% 93,6% 0,1% 0,0%
33 34 Lexus 212 1.682 23,3% 26,8% 0,1% 0,1%
34 32 Alfa Romeo 208 2.800 -47,7% -17,4% 0,1% 0,1%
35 33 SsangYong 155 2.476 96,2% 128,8% 0,1% 0,1%
36 36 Lada 82 1.181 -35,9% 0,1% 0,0% 0,0%
37 38 Infiniti 75 1.057 -7,4% 4,1% 0,0% 0,0%
38 37 Maserati 64 1.097 -37,3% -0,5% 0,0% 0,0%
39 42 Alpina 48 525 37,1% -0,6% 0,0% 0,0%
40 39 Chevrolet 46 699 100,0% -87,3% 0,0% 0,0%
41 42 Bentley 42 525 100,0% 27,1% 0,0% 0,0%
42 45 Cadillac 35 225 84,2% 132,0% 0,0% 0,0%
43 40 Ferrari 30 659 76,5% 1,1% 0,0% 0,0%
44 48 Rolls-Royce 22 116 214,3% 27,5% 0,0% 0,0%
45 44 Aston Martin 21 309 40,0% 10,8% 0,0% 0,0%
46 43 Iveco 19 517 -52,5% 12,9% 0,0% 0,0%
47 46 Chrysler 8 223 -33,3% -6,3% 0,0% 0,0%
48 47 Lotus 4 142 0,0% 23,5% 0,0% 0,0%
48 46 Lamborghini 4 223 #DIV/0! 42,0% 0,0% 0,0%
49 41 Lancia 3 648 -96,7% -48,7% 0,0% 0,0%
50 49 Morgan 2 84 100,0% -4,5% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Dec Rank 2015 Group Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen 88.261 1.258.631 0,2% 4,2% 35,7% 39,3%
2 3 BMW 25.953 288.417 14,8% 6,2% 10,5% 9,0%
3 2 Mercedes Daimler 23.238 324.691 0,5% 10,1% 9,4% 10,1%
4 5 Renault-Nissan 21.125 227.660 18,1% 4,0% 8,5% 7,1%
5 6 Ford 19.721 224.579 24,6% 7,4% 8,0% 7,0%
6 4 General Motors 18.892 230.276 15,1% 2,5% 7,6% 7,2%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 13.902 164.123 21,2% 7,0% 5,6% 5,1%
8 8 PSA 7.600 106.088 5,2% 0,0% 3,1% 3,3%
9 9 FCA 6.123 91.482 -2,1% 7,0% 2,5% 2,9%
10 10 Toyota 5.142 67.621 0,3% -5,5% 2,1% 2,1%

Rank Dec Rank 2015 Model Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 17.392 270.952 -10,4% 6,2% 7,4% 9,0%
2 2 Volkswagen Passat 7.275 97.586 30,4% 35,2% 3,1% 3,2%
3 3 Volkswagen Polo 6.138 69.867 48,8% 2,6% 2,6% 2,3%
4 12 BMW 1 Series 6.028 46.340 19,1% -7,8% 2,6% 1,5%
5 8 Opel Astra 5.309 56.079 61,0% 21,4% 2,3% 1,9%
6 5 Volkswagen Tiguan 5.003 58.978 17,5% -4,8% 2,1% 2,0%
7 4 Mercedes C Class 4.377 67.549 -22,4% 11,9% 1,9% 2,2%
8 9 Opel Corsa 4.156 52.741 11,4% -4,4% 1,8% 1,7%
9 11 Ford Focus 4.130 51.677 26,3% 4,4% 1,8% 1,7%
10 21 Volkswagen Touran 4.090 37.098 7,1% -22,4% 1,7% 1,2%
11 13 Ford Fiesta 4.076 45.424 16,3% 0,4% 1,7% 1,5%
12 6 Skoda Octavia 4.034 57.907 3,5% 10,0% 1,7% 1,9%
13 15 BMW 3 Series 3.742 44.637 1,1% -19,8% 1,6% 1,5%
14 20 Volkswagen Up! 3.488 38.877 32,3% -5,0% 1,5% 1,3%
15 18 Seat Leon 3.414 42.125 12,5% 4,7% 1,5% 1,4%
16 19 Mini 3.399 39.714 26,8% 19,7% 1,4% 1,3%
17 14 Skoda Fabia 3.337 45.018 34,2% 17,0% 1,4% 1,5%
18 17 BMW 2 Series 3.204 42.916 59,5% 376,6% 1,4% 1,4%
19 7 Audi A3 3.155 57.858 -22,3% -11,3% 1,3% 1,9%
19 37 Hyundai i10 3.155 22.868 131,5% 18,7% 1,3% 0,8%
20 16 Audi A6 3.009 44.095 13,8% 11,4% 1,3% 1,5%
21 10 Audi A4 2.644 52.493 -12,5% 8,7% 1,1% 1,7%
22 24 BMW 5 Series 2.549 33.108 -12,3% -14,5% 1,1% 1,1%
23 27 Ford Kuga 2.521 28.529 -5,0% 10,8% 1,1% 0,9%
24 29 Hyundai i30 2.434 27.161 33,5% 13,6% 1,0% 0,9%
25 26 Opel Mokka 2.407 31.037 -0,5% 12,1% 1,0% 1,0%
26 38 Renault Clio 2.329 22.406 11,4% -7,6% 1,0% 0,7%
27 25 Mercedes A Class 2.299 32.658 -16,5% -10,9% 1,0% 1,1%
28 55 BMW X1 2.277 16.406 69,4% -33,4% 1,0% 0,5%
29 28 Nissan Qashqai 2.274 27.529 9,1% 12,1% 1,0% 0,9%
30 41 Renault Twingo 2.252 21.143 65,7% -0,2% 1,0% 0,7%
31 22 Mercedes E Class 2.129 36.149 -29,4% -18,5% 0,9% 1,2%
32 32 Audi A1 2.094 24.675 -2,8% -9,1% 0,9% 0,8%
33 98 Mercedes GLC 1.981 7.526 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,8% 0,2%
34 57 Renault Scénic 1.910 16.116 56,0% -3,2% 0,8% 0,5%
35 58 Skoda Superb 1.855 15.549 83,3% 8,3% 0,8% 0,5%
36 39 Ford C-max 1.814 22.086 32,7% 10,0% 0,8% 0,7%
37 35 Smart Fortwo 1.781 23.493 -1,9% 13,0% 0,8% 0,8%
38 23 Mercedes B Class 1.732 35.112 -32,1% -4,2% 0,7% 1,2%
39 42 Mercedes CLA 1.679 21.092 100,1% 93,5% 0,7% 0,7%
40 97 Opel Karl 1.592 7.751 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,7% 0,3%

To know all about the market, purchase the German Car Book 2015:

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