Germany April. Seat, Smart & Dacia shine in market up 8%

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German Cars Market kept momentum in April with sales up 8.0% still pushed by positive economic environment. On top of the list, Volkswagen is gaining share. Dacia, Smart and Seat are the fastest growing brand this year.

Angela Merkel was formally re-elected as Chancellor on 14 March, ending an over five-month cycle of political uncertainty. The coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) encompasses some additional spending measures but is unlikely to alter Germany’s fiscal stance, despite a changing of the guards at the finance ministry. Under the previous “grand coalition”, the economy picked up pace; last year, it grew at the quickest speed since 2011. That momentum should have carried over into 2018. Analysts see GDP growth at 2.3% in 2018.

German vehicles market volume record was established in the 2009, but in the recent years the market has steady growth, reporting an increase from the 2.95 million cars sold in the 2013 to the 3.43 million in the 2017 (+2.7% from the previous year).

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car3.082.5042.952.4313.036.7733.206.0423.348.5003.439.5923.565.663
LCV219.412212.691252.562286.936212.429268.457278.658
Total3.301.9163.165.1223.289.3353.492.9783.560.9293.708.0493.844.321

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car-2,9%-4,2%2,9%5,6%4,4%2,7%3,7%
LCV-6,0%-3,1%18,7%13,6%-26,0%26,4%3,8%
Total-3,1%-4,1%3,9%6,2%1,9%4,1%3,7%

German Car Passenger’s Market 2018 Outlook was moderately positive. Indeed, according to data released by the V.D.A. and the V.D.I.K.  the start of the year was flat, with January sales at 269.429 (+11.8%), February at 261.749 (+7.4%) and March at 346.087 (-3.5%) ending the first quarter at 875.175 (+3.9%). In April sales have been 314.055 (+8.0%) with Year to Date figures at 1.192.000 (+5.1%).

On top of the brands list, Volkswagen with year to date sales at 231.435, up 9.2% with 19.5% of market share.

In second place Mercedes with 107.024 (+2.5%) followed by Audi with 96.607 (-5.5%) and Ford with 89.106 (+8.1%) .

In fifth place BMW with 85.684 (-0.4%) followed by Opel with 77.699 (-5.5%), Skoda with 68.101 (+12.0%), Renault with 43.298 units (+0.2%), Seat with 38.029 (+20.3%) and in 10th place Hyundai with 37.915 (+16.6%).

At model-wise, the top seller Volkswagen Golf gained 8.8% year to date with 79.675 sales. In second place the Volkswagen Tiguan with 27.527 units (+11.1%) followed by the Volkswagen Passat with 24.365 units (+10.4%) and the Ford Focus with 23.363 (+53.0%), at highest in almost 14 years.

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Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Volkswagen231.43564.7699,2%14,6%19,5%20,7%
22Mercedes107.02429.1122,5%7,7%9,0%9,3%
33Audi96.60726.392-5,5%-1,5%8,1%8,4%
45Ford89.10624.5718,1%14,8%7,5%7,8%
54BMW85.68421.045-0,4%4,7%7,2%6,7%
66Opel77.69919.970-5,5%3,2%6,5%6,4%
77Skoda68.10117.07512,0%12,5%5,7%5,5%
88Renault43.29810.9440,2%-3,1%3,6%3,5%
910Seat38.02911.14020,3%37,5%3,2%3,6%
109Hyundai37.91510.02016,6%19,4%3,2%3,2%
1112Toyota29.8707.90310,8%19,3%2,5%2,5%
1211Fiat28.7017.967-8,0%-24,6%2,4%2,5%
1313Peugeot25.1386.16426,0%27,7%2,1%2,0%
1417Dacia23.7216.65722,8%26,3%2,0%2,1%
1515Mazda23.4795.0906,9%10,0%2,0%1,6%
1616Kia22.3386.47714,8%23,6%1,9%2,1%
1714Nissan21.3403.744-13,6%-23,1%1,8%1,2%
1818Citroen19.6704.85110,0%11,8%1,7%1,5%
1920Mitsubishi16.8003.44912,8%-12,3%1,4%1,1%
2019Mini15.5184.2879,0%8,4%1,3%1,4%
2123Smart13.2753.61123,4%22,9%1,1%1,2%
2222Suzuki12.7892.9102,4%-5,6%1,1%0,9%
2321Volvo12.3673.4501,4%12,7%1,0%1,1%
2424Porsche11.4403.0746,3%5,8%1,0%1,0%
2526Honda8.7951.97711,8%31,8%0,7%0,6%
2625Land Rover7.8001.412-10,3%-44,9%0,7%0,5%
2727Jeep5.1561.31610,9%2,7%0,4%0,4%
2828Jaguar3.298766-12,5%-20,6%0,3%0,2%
2929Subaru2.358669-15,5%-8,0%0,2%0,2%
3030Alfa Romeo1.933451-0,3%-26,1%0,2%0,1%
3132DS1.41530416,4%25,1%0,1%0,1%
3233SsangYong880206-20,7%-10,0%0,1%0,1%
3334Lexus869219-19,9%1,4%0,1%0,1%
3435Lada8382226,1%24,0%0,1%0,1%
3531Tesla772106
3636Maserati523152
3740Iveco38689
3841Ferrari333111
3939Chevrolet330106
4037Bentley29962
4138Infiniti26868
4242Cadillac18436
4345Lamborghini14541
4443Aston Martin9625
4544Alpina8321
4646Lotus7126
4747Rolls-Royce6927
4848Morgan3117

Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Volkswagen Group446.056122.5536,7%11,8%37,4%39,0%
22P.S.A.123.92231.2892,2%8,8%10,4%10,0%
33Mercedes Benz120.29932.7234,4%9,2%10,1%10,4%
44Renault Nissan Alliance106.26525.0842,8%-2,4%8,9%8,0%
55BMW101.35425.3801,0%5,4%8,5%8,1%
66Ford M.C.89.10624.5718,1%14,8%7,5%7,8%
77Hyundai-Kia60.25316.49715,9%21,0%5,1%5,3%
88F.C.A.37.03210.086-5,2%-21,1%3,1%3,2%
99Toyota M.C.30.7398.1229,6%18,8%2,6%2,6%
1010Mazda23.4795.0906,9%10,0%2,0%1,6%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sals AprY.O.Y. 2018Y.O.Y. April
11Volkswagen Golf79.67520.4868,8%-2,9%
22Volkswagen Tiguan27.5277.10811,1%18,2%
33Volkswagen Passat24.3656.16710,4%10,0%
415Ford Focus23.3636.37153,0%53,1%
55Volkswagen Polo21.9305.691-11,3%0,3%
64Mercedes C Class21.6425.954-5,4%-0,4%
77Audi A421.5526.1334,4%14,1%
86Skoda Octavia21.3565.48112,3%33,5%
910Volkswagen Touran19.7285.0759,2%3,4%
109Mercedes E Class18.7675.58615,0%19,5%
1116Audi A316.9434.8207,4%5,6%
128Opel Astra16.8104.217-24,1%-16,1%
1319Ford Fiesta16.2655.1569,2%56,6%
1412Skoda Fabia15.8163.7922,0%-4,9%
1513Mini15.5184.2879,0%8,4%
1621Ford Kuga15.3154.08020,9%38,4%
1711Opel Corsa15.1484.573-15,7%5,8%
1818BMW 5 Series15.0854.37545,0%81,2%
1920Audi A614.1463.7732,6%5,5%
2014BMW 1 Series13.8242.413-1,5%-27,5%
2124Mercedes GLC13.4503.31957,1%68,6%
2217Seat Leon13.3714.269-6,8%2,0%
2323BMW 2 Series13.2502.4447,7%-18,2%
2426Volkswagen Up!12.8283.26511,2%8,8%
2522BMW 3 Series11.5733.347-20,2%6,2%
2627BMW X111.3032.165-13,5%-17,7%
2729Nissan Qashqai9.7661.156-3,9%-40,7%
2831Opel Insignia9.7242.51846,6%112,7%
29volkswagen T-Roc9.4873.518
3030Mercedes B Class9.0132.908-4,6%13,0%

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