Germany new cars market deserve good news in the Q3 raising 6%. BMW Series 2 on podium.

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Germany new cars market deserve good news in the Q3 raising 6% while Volkswagen reports the first year on year decline since 2010 increasing alarms over the group ability to hit the annual target. BMW Series 2 on the podium, first time ever.

Economic Outlook

Economic growth stabilized at Q1’s pace of growth in the second quarter. The external sector was the main driver of Q2’s expansion, followed by private consumption. Conversely, shrinking gross fixed investment and inventories were a drag on the economy.

Indicators from Q3 point to continued moderate growth: overall, sentiment indicators and the composite PMI were little changed, with business confidence and the PMI improving slightly in August and consumer sentiment remaining fairly high in September, despite a moderation.

Panelists expect Germany to expand at a solid pace this year and next. Private consumption is forecast to be the main engine of growth, boosted by higher wages, record-low unemployment, low oil prices and the ECB’s expansionary monetary policy.

Exports are also expected to pick up, helped by a weak euro. Nevertheless, risks to Germany’s external sector emerge from a slowdown in China as well as subdued demand from other emerging markets and the Eurozone.

In the longer term, fading price competitiveness, insufficient public investment and demographic challenges are seen as the main hurdles for growth. Our panel projects GDP to expand 1.8% this year and 2.0% in 2016.

Market Outlook

Following a long period on stability in the domestic demand and expansive growth for the automotive sector exporting from Germany to all the others European countries, during the last summer the cold wind from the Chinese market generated wide alarm inside the headquarters of main German makers.

After having reported uninterrupted global sales growth in the last years, since April Volkswagen Group is losing year on year and the -25% performed in China in July is not the peak of the crisis.

BMW and Mercedes are still growing very fast, as shown in the Global sales report recently issued by our panelists. However their annual financial performance is now subject to be revised as Chinese volumes are lower than expected.

Meantime, good news from the domestic market, according to data released by V.D.A. (Verband der Automobilindustrie) and V.D.I.K. (Association of International Motor Vehicles Manufacturers).

Following the +5.2% performed in the first half 2015, the third quarter seems to be further better with July up 7.2% and August 6.2% respectively with 289.672 and 226.314 sales.

During the first eight month of the year, domestic new car passengers sales had been 2.134.890, up 5.6% compared with the correspondent month last year.

Competitive Arena

The summer surprise was represented by the -6% reported by Volkswagen, first time down since years, with sales at 42.022, confirming that the giant have to phase several risks in the remaining part of the year. In second place, Mercedes with 21.895 (+14.5%) followed By BMW with 18.324 (+7.2%), Audi flat at 17.763, Opel with 16.977 (+13.2%) and Ford with 16.154 (+11.3%)

As far as the group’s performance, the leader Volkswagen in August kept 36.6% of market share, ahead of Mercedes-Daimler with 10.8%, BMW with 9.2% and Renault-Nissan with 7.7%.

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Volkswagen Golf  led with 17.638 sales (-10.0%) ahead of Volkswagen Passat  with 6.553 units (+22.1%) and the new BMW Series 2, first time on the podium, with 6.222 units.

To see the best-selling cars ranking, you can read the dedicated report.

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 Aug Rank 2015 Brand Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var 2015 Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Volkswagen 42.022 458.282 -8,8% 6,4% 18,6% 21,5%
2 2 Mercedes 21.895 191.334 14,5% 5,7% 9,7% 9,0%
3 4 BMW 18.324 161.719 7,2% 3,1% 8,1% 7,6%
4 3 Audi 17.763 185.061 0,0% 5,2% 7,8% 8,7%
5 5 Opel 16.977 151.659 13,2% 2,8% 7,5% 7,1%
6 6 Ford 16.154 146.396 11,3% 2,9% 7,1% 6,9%
7 7 Skoda 14.001 121.004 15,6% 5,0% 6,2% 5,7%
8 9 Hyundai 8.747 68.208 10,6% 5,8% 3,9% 3,2%
9 8 Renault 8.605 71.013 26,5% 3,2% 3,8% 3,3%
10 10 Seat 7.001 63.797 0,8% 4,7% 3,1% 3,0%
11 11 Fiat 4.905 50.024 6,8% 4,6% 2,2% 2,3%
12 12 Nissan 4.804 46.325 21,6% 13,7% 2,1% 2,2%
13 13 Toyota 4.672 42.617 -12,3% -7,3% 2,1% 2,0%
14 15 Kia 4.538 36.648 14,4% 0,3% 2,0% 1,7%
15 14 Mazda 4.472 37.861 3,7% 2,7% 2,0% 1,8%
16 17 Dacia 3.813 31.893 -2,2% -6,7% 1,7% 1,5%
17 18 Citroen 3.324 31.889 -4,3% -10,7% 1,5% 1,5%
18 16 Peugeot 3.175 36.385 -9,5% -1,1% 1,4% 1,7%
19 20 Smart 2.597 25.402 131,5% 64,7% 1,1% 1,2%
20 19 Mini 2.511 26.140 5,1% 22,7% 1,1% 1,2%
21 23 Suzuki 2.414 21.318 25,6% 19,5% 1,1% 1,0%
22 21 Mitsubishi 2.389 23.898 12,6% 65,7% 1,1% 1,1%
23 22 Volvo 2.262 22.719 13,6% 11,2% 1,0% 1,1%
24 24 Porsche 1.849 20.449 23,9% 22,1% 0,8% 1,0%
25 25 Honda 1.545 12.918 -21,7% -10,5% 0,7% 0,6%
26 27 Jeep 1.263 9.641 48,8% 66,0% 0,6% 0,5%
27 26 Land Rover 1.154 12.254 27,0% 20,6% 0,5% 0,6%
28 31 Jaguar 706 3.451 215,2% 8,6% 0,3% 0,2%
29 28 OTHERS 465 5.636 116,3% 27,1% 0,2% 0,3%
30 29 Subaru 424 4.238 2,4% 4,8% 0,2% 0,2%
31 30 DS 286 3.771 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,1% 0,2%
32 33 SsangYong 218 1.644 137,0% 149,5% 0,1% 0,1%
33 32 Alfa Romeo 189 1.966 -23,5% -12,2% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Tesla 130 958 170,8% 83,5% 0,1% 0,0%
35 34 Lexus 119 1.008 77,6% 36,4% 0,1% 0,0%
36 37 Lada 86 776 4,9% 15,1% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Infiniti 77 780 28,3% 1,8% 0,0% 0,0%
38 40 Chevrolet 65 503 -36,3% -90,4% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Maserati 63 748 -11,3% -1,6% 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Ferrari 62 478 93,8% -12,8% 0,0% 0,0%
41 43 Bentley 51 348 104,0% 16,8% 0,0% 0,0%
42 42 Iveco 32 401 -15,8% 20,8% 0,0% 0,0%
43 47 Lamborghini 31 184 63,2% 93,7% 0,0% 0,0%
44 44 Alpina 29 326 -40,8% -17,5% 0,0% 0,0%
45 49 Cadillac 26 104 333,3% 112,2% 0,0% 0,0%
46 39 Lancia 22 629 -69,4% -33,8% 0,0% 0,0%
47 45 Aston Martin 18 220 -14,3% 6,3% 0,0% 0,0%
48 48 Lotus 17 107 88,9% 28,9% 0,0% 0,0%
49 46 Chrysler 13 193 -51,9% 4,9% 0,0% 0,0%
50 50 Rolls-Royce 7 71 -22,2% 4,4% 0,0% 0,0%
51 51 Morgan 2 65 -77,8% -9,7% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Aug Rank 2015 Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var 2015 Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Volkswagen 82.718 849.125 -2,1% 6,1% 36,6% 39,8%
2 2 Mercedes Daimler 24.492 216.736 21,0% 10,4% 10,8% 10,1%
3 3 BMW 20.871 188.256 6,8% 5,4% 9,2% 8,8%
4 5 Renault-Nissan 17.385 150.787 17,5% 3,9% 7,7% 7,1%
5 4 General Motors 17.068 152.266 13,0% -0,4% 7,5% 7,1%
6 6 Ford 16.154 146.396 11,3% 2,9% 7,1% 6,9%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 13.285 104.856 11,9% 3,8% 5,9% 4,9%
8 8 PSA 6.785 72.045 -2,8% -0,6% 3,0% 3,4%
9 9 FCA 6.549 64.080 10,5% 9,2% 2,9% 3,0%
10 10 Toyota 4.791 43.625 -11,2% -6,6% 2,1% 2,0%

Rank Aug Rank 2015 Model Sales Aug YTD 2015 Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 17.638 179.267 -10,0% 14,9% 7,9% 8,5%
2 2 Volkswagen Passat 6.553 65.449 22,1% 35,6% 2,9% 3,1%
3 15 BMW 2 Series 6.222 28.545 782,6% 805,6% 2,8% 1,3%
4 3 Mercedes C Class 5.560 46.464 47,9% 28,9% 2,5% 2,2%
5 8 Opel Astra 4.663 36.918 68,9% 15,7% 2,1% 1,7%
6 9 Audi A4 4.395 36.832 23,4% 12,2% 2,0% 1,7%
7 6 Skoda Octavia 4.363 38.250 23,5% 7,7% 2,0% 1,8%
8 4 Volkswagen Polo 4.303 46.091 -18,7% 8,0% 1,9% 2,2%
9 14 Skoda Fabia 3.366 28.870 18,1% 16,5% 1,5% 1,4%
10 17 Seat Leon 3.202 27.665 11,6% 6,2% 1,4% 1,3%
11 11 Opel Corsa 3.181 34.047 -34,2% -5,9% 1,4% 1,6%
12 5 Audi A3 3.158 39.950 -28,9% -8,0% 1,4% 1,9%
13 10 Ford Focus 3.046 34.441 -26,7% -4,7% 1,4% 1,6%
14 26 Mercedes A Class 2.933 21.183 -4,0% -13,2% 1,3% 1,0%
15 7 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.825 37.589 -16,8% -14,8% 1,3% 1,8%
16 27 Opel Mokka 2.637 21.089 67,9% 21,7% 1,2% 1,0%
16 16 BMW 1 Series 2.637 28.497 -17,6% -12,1% 1,2% 1,3%
17 13 Audi A6 2.633 29.735 -1,9% 11,6% 1,2% 1,4%
18 21 Mercedes B Class 2.632 24.920 0,3% -4,2% 1,2% 1,2%
19 19 Mini 2.511 26.140 5,1% 22,7% 1,1% 1,2%
20 25 BMW 5 Series 2.466 21.701 0,7% -19,6% 1,1% 1,0%
21 22 Mercedes E Class 2.462 24.844 -17,0% -18,8% 1,1% 1,2%
22 34 Skoda Yeti 2.416 16.691 57,7% 11,3% 1,1% 0,8%
23 20 Volkswagen Up! 2.364 26.123 29,2% -8,5% 1,1% 1,2%
24 33 Hyundai ix35 2.335 16.710 60,9% 41,5% 1,0% 0,8%
25 18 BMW 3 Series 2.324 27.531 -43,9% -30,4% 1,0% 1,3%
26 40 Hyundai i30 2.318 14.764 46,4% -8,6% 1,0% 0,7%
27 50 Mercedes CLA Class 2.244 13.094 136,0% 84,4% 1,0% 0,6%
28 12 Ford Fiesta 2.064 30.350 -4,6% 1,9% 0,9% 1,4%
29 31 Nissan Qashqai 1.976 18.074 15,4% 10,4% 0,9% 0,9%
30 47 Renault Twingo 1.961 13.419 22,9% 7,2% 0,9% 0,6%
31 30 Volkswagen Caddy 1.914 18.079 -29,1% -6,3% 0,9% 0,9%
32 44 Ford C-max 1.817 14.124 0,9% 3,4% 0,8% 0,7%
33 66 Volkswagen Beetle 1.755 10.084 55,2% -5,9% 0,8% 0,5%
34 45 Ford Mondeo 1.729 13.761 150,9% 53,5% 0,8% 0,7%
35 28 Ford Kuga 1.718 18.722 -19,9% 11,0% 0,8% 0,9%
36 53 Mercedes Gla Class 1.672 11.638 3,7% 16,0% 0,7% 0,6%
37 39 Renault Clio 1.641 15.231 1,6% -8,0% 0,7% 0,7%
38 35 Audi Q3 1.627 16.620 -12,7% -3,1% 0,7% 0,8%
39 32 Seat Ibiza 1.585 18.050 -22,5% 4,6% 0,7% 0,9%
40 38 Smart Fortwo 1.554 15.630 41,3% 1,5% 0,7% 0,7%

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