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German Vehicles Market rose 5% in the first half 2015. VW Passat shines.

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German Vehicles Market ended the first half 2015 with a double-digit up in June fueled by a strong economic background and pulled up by amazing performance of Mitsubishi, Smart, Land Rover, Jeep and Mini. First half sales rose 5.2%.

Economic Outlook

Economic growth slowed in the first quarter of the year mainly due to weak exports, however, private consumption was robust and fixed investment picked up.

Recent indicators for the second quarter point in different directions, but they do suggest overall that Germany is still on a robust growth track. Positive signs are in steadily declining unemployment, the external sector’s solid performance, the recovery in industrial production in April and June’s pickup in the composite PMI.

Conversely, sentiment indicators have receded of late: the business climate unexpectedly moderated in June and consumer confidence inched down from June’s over-thirteen-year-high in July, although it did remain high by historic standards.

Regarding Germany’s medium-term growth prospects, critics caution about downside risks from insufficient public infrastructure investment and a likely loss in international competitiveness resulting from the policy measures that were recently implemented—including early retirement and the introduction of the first nationwide minimum wage.

Market Outlook

In June 2015 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 313.539, up 12.9% compared with the correspondent month last year.

The final first half sales figures had been 1.618.949, up a solid 5.2% and with additional 120.000 LCVs the market ranked as fourth globally.

Competitive Arena

Mitsubishi has been the fastest brand in June over doubling sales from the previous year followed by Smart (+74.2%), Lan Rover (+59.9%), Jeep (+56.9% and Mini (+43.4%).

On the podium, all brands performed in double-digit with Volkswagen’s sales at 63.606 (+12.7%) ending the first half at 351.510 (+8.5%), followed by Mercedes with 28.208 (+22.3%) and Audi with 27.479 (+23.0%).

As far as the group’s performance, the leader Volkswagen in June scored a 39.2% of market share, ahead of Mercedes-Daimler with 10.1%, BMW with 9.0% and General Motors with 7.8%..

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Volkswagen Golf  led with 23.742 sales (+19.8%) ahead of Volkswagen Passat  with 9.416 units (+55.7%) and Mercedes C Class with 7.468 units (+78.7%).

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 Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 63.606 351.110 12,7% 8,5% 20,3% 21,7%
2 2 Mercedes 28.208 142.475 22,3% 4,3% 9,0% 8,8%
3 3 Audi 27.479 141.192 23,0% 5,6% 8,8% 8,7%
4 5 Opel 24.241 113.861 9,2% 0,8% 7,8% 7,1%
5 4 BMW 23.526 122.807 3,5% 2,9% 7,5% 7,6%
6 6 Ford 22.035 111.231 12,1% 2,5% 7,0% 6,9%
7 7 Skoda 18.458 91.366 9,5% 3,6% 5,9% 5,7%
8 10 Seat 10.448 48.040 19,0% 5,3% 3,3% 3,0%
9 9 Hyundai 10.075 50.208 -8,5% 3,8% 3,2% 3,1%
10 8 Renault 9.926 53.122 2,5% -0,8% 3,2% 3,3%
11 11 Fiat 7.487 38.362 16,0% 3,2% 2,4% 2,4%
12 13 Toyota 6.427 32.712 3,6% -7,1% 2,1% 2,0%
13 12 Nissan 5.992 35.422 5,8% 9,8% 1,9% 2,2%
14 16 Citroen 5.604 27.090 5,7% -1,2% 1,8% 1,7%
15 14 Mazda 5.550 28.279 12,5% -0,9% 1,8% 1,8%
16 17 Kia 5.465 27.059 5,0% -2,3% 1,7% 1,7%
17 15 Peugeot 5.115 28.034 9,0% -1,6% 1,6% 1,7%
18 19 Mini 4.736 20.068 43,4% 27,3% 1,5% 1,2%
19 18 Dacia 4.505 23.751 -11,5% -7,6% 1,4% 1,5%
20 21 Mitsubishi 4.003 18.533 116,0% 81,0% 1,3% 1,1%
21 22 Volvo 3.638 17.117 25,3% 10,0% 1,2% 1,1%
22 20 Smart 3.595 19.804 74,2% 56,6% 1,1% 1,2%
23 24 Porsche 2.717 15.403 21,6% 21,4% 0,9% 1,0%
24 23 Suzuki 2.520 16.612 2,1% 20,6% 0,8% 1,0%
25 26 Land Rover 1.946 9.537 59,9% 18,7% 0,6% 0,6%
26 25 Honda 1.484 9.882 20,8% -8,6% 0,5% 0,6%
27 27 Jeep 1.330 7.051 56,5% 74,5% 0,4% 0,4%
28 29 Jaguar 540 2.213 12,0% -15,3% 0,2% 0,1%
29 28 Subaru 466 3.384 2,9% 4,2% 0,1% 0,2%
30 30 Alfa Romeo 232 1.457 -32,8% -16,0% 0,1% 0,1%
31 33 Tesla 224 696 119,6% 55,4% 0,1% 0,0%
32 31 SsangYong 215 1.083 207,1% 132,4% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Infiniti 133 621 107,8% 15,0% 0,0% 0,0%
34 32 Lexus 106 795 17,8% 40,0% 0,0% 0,0%
35 35 Lada 95 593 25,0% 14,3% 0,0% 0,0%
36 36 Maserati 89 582 -4,3% 0,9% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Lancia 85 577 -53,6% -18,8% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Chevrolet 70 361 -75,4% -92,8% 0,0% 0,0%
39 40 Iveco 65 310 51,2% 28,1% 0,0% 0,0%
39 42 Bentley 65 246 66,7% 6,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 39 Ferrari 58 348 -21,6% -20,5% 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Alpina 43 258 -21,8% -9,5% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Aston Martin 31 169 34,8% 2,4% 0,0% 0,0%
43 44 Chrysler 27 154 -12,9% 22,2% 0,0% 0,0%
44 46 Lotus 25 81 108,3% 72,3% 0,0% 0,0%
45 45 Lamborghini 24 130 140,0% 109,7% 0,0% 0,0%
46 48 Rolls-Royce 16 58 128,6% 13,7% 0,0% 0,0%
47 49 Morgan 12 56 0,0% 3,7% 0,0% 0,0%
47 47 Cadillac 12 64 100,0% 68,4% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 122.797 647.487 15,1% 7,2% 39,2% 40,0%
2 2 Mercedes Daimler 31.803 162.279 26,6% 8,7% 10,1% 10,0%
3 3 BMW 28.321 143.191 8,5% 5,7% 9,0% 8,8%
4 4 General Motors 24.323 114.286 8,2% -3,1% 7,8% 7,1%
5 6 Ford 22.035 111.231 12,1% 2,5% 7,0% 6,9%
6 5 Renault-Nissan 20.651 113.509 0,4% 0,8% 6,6% 7,0%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 15.540 77.267 -4,1% 1,6% 5,0% 4,8%
8 8 PSA 10.719 55.124 7,2% -1,4% 3,4% 3,4%
9 9 FCA 9.373 48.841 16,1% 8,4% 3,0% 3,0%
10 10 Toyota 6.533 33.507 3,8% -6,4% 2,1% 2,1%
11 11 Mazda 5.550 28.279 12,5% -0,9% 1,8% 1,7%
12 12 Mitsubishi 4.003 18.533 116,0% 81,0% 1,3% 1,1%
13 13 Geely Group 3.638 17.117 25,3% 10,0% 1,2% 1,1%
14 14 Suzuki 2.520 16.612 2,1% 20,6% 0,8% 1,0%
15 15 Tata 2.486 11.750 46,3% 10,4% 0,8% 0,7%
16 16 Honda 1.484 9.882 20,8% -8,6% 0,5% 0,6%
17 17 No Group 790 4.585 15,5% 27,8% 0,3% 0,3%
18 18 Fuji Heavy Industries 466 3.384 2,9% 4,2% 0,1% 0,2%
19 20 Tesla 224 696 119,6% 55,4% 0,1% 0,0%
20 19 Mahindra Group 215 1.083 207,1% 132,4% 0,1% 0,1%
21 21 Aston Martin 31 169 34,8% 2,4% 0,0% 0,0%
22 22 Proton 25 81 108,3% 72,3% 0,0% 0,0%
23 23 Morgan 12 56 0,0% 3,7% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 23.742 136.235 19,8% 19,3% 8,0% 9,0%
2 2 Volkswagen Passat 9.416 47.541 55,7% 33,8% 3,2% 3,1%
3 4 Mercedes C Class 7.468 33.623 78,7% 20,4% 2,5% 2,2%
4 3 Volkswagen Polo 6.258 35.255 11,9% 9,9% 2,1% 2,3%
5 7 Skoda Octavia 6.123 27.924 23,3% 1,9% 2,1% 1,8%
6 10 Opel Astra 6.017 26.526 16,4% 6,9% 2,0% 1,7%
7 12 Ford Fiesta 5.700 24.951 57,0% 7,0% 1,9% 1,6%
8 11 Audi A4 5.597 26.424 39,8% 6,9% 1,9% 1,7%
9 9 Ford Focus 5.425 26.650 -1,0% -3,2% 1,8% 1,8%
10 6 Volkswagen Tiguan 5.354 29.195 2,0% -15,3% 1,8% 1,9%
11 5 Audi A3 5.142 31.767 -11,4% -5,0% 1,7% 2,1%
12 8 Opel Corsa 5.000 26.923 -10,2% 2,7% 1,7% 1,8%
13 19 Mini 4.736 20.068 43,4% 27,3% 1,6% 1,3%
14 17 BMW 1 Series 4.714 21.779 -10,4% -13,8% 1,6% 1,4%
15 16 Skoda Fabia 4.555 21.814 12,6% 16,4% 1,5% 1,4%
16 13 Audi A6 4.363 22.645 20,3% 15,2% 1,5% 1,5%
17 23 BMW 2 Series 4.202 18.219 766,4% 916,7% 1,4% 1,2%
18 18 Seat Leon 4.120 21.061 6,9% 8,9% 1,4% 1,4%
19 22 Mercedes E Class 4.062 18.715 6,2% -18,5% 1,4% 1,2%
20 28 Seat Ibiza 3.851 13.754 67,4% 4,6% 1,3% 0,9%
21 26 Opel Mokka 3.524 15.830 63,1% 13,2% 1,2% 1,0%
22 44 BMW X1 3.465 9.968 85,4% -15,4% 1,2% 0,7%
23 20 Volkswagen Up! 3.421 19.749 -33,3% -13,3% 1,2% 1,3%
24 14 BMW 3 Series 3.240 22.326 -43,2% -26,7% 1,1% 1,5%
25 21 Mercedes B Class 3.229 19.011 -6,5% -3,4% 1,1% 1,3%
26 25 Mercedes A Class 3.014 16.005 -1,2% -11,3% 1,0% 1,1%
27 27 Ford Kuga 2.941 14.617 17,8% 18,7% 1,0% 1,0%
28 36 Hyundai ix35 2.902 11.861 65,1% 35,2% 1,0% 0,8%
29 43 Volkswagen Sharan 2.773 10.015 74,7% 24,3% 0,9% 0,7%
30 15 Volkswagen Touran 2.704 22.159 -31,2% -19,0% 0,9% 1,5%
31 31 Audi Q3 2.687 13.152 45,2% 1,9% 0,9% 0,9%
32 32 Audi A1 2.673 12.556 19,0% -9,8% 0,9% 0,8%
33 45 Ford C-max 2.604 9.899 77,5% 1,1% 0,9% 0,7%
34 39 Hyundai i10 2.327 11.125 33,5% 37,6% 0,8% 0,7%
35 54 Fiat 500L 2.292 8.360 64,1% 25,7% 0,8% 0,6%
36 29 Nissan Qashqai 2.289 13.435 1,5% 7,1% 0,8% 0,9%
37 30 Opel Adam 2.262 13.213 10,4% 22,1% 0,8% 0,9%
38 53 Mercedes CLA Class 2.229 8.388 158,3% 59,9% 0,8% 0,6%
39 34 Skoda Yeti 2.224 12.132 0,3% 4,9% 0,8% 0,8%
40 38 Audi Q5 2.102 11.151 14,2% 7,1% 0,7% 0,7%

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