By on June 3, 2011

 

In the merry month of May, Germans celebrated their new-found love for das Auto. Europe’s largest auto market grew 22 percent year-on-year and 14.4 percent month-on-month. That according to just released statistics by the German Kraftfahrtbundesamt.

Amongst the German brands, only Mercedes (-0.1 percent) is a laggard. All other German brands grew by the double digits. Porsche jumped 44.5 percent, Opel grew 36.1 percent.

Hyundai is the largest Asian brand with 2.8 percent share YTD.

The tsunami affected not all Japanese brands. Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi and Suzuki grew. Mazda, Honda, Subaru and Daihatsu lost sales.

Germans want their big cars again. The Upper class grew 69 percent, SUVs climbed 53.2 percent.

 

Rank Brand Units May Share May Change Units YTD Share YTD
1 VW 67,613 22.2% 25.0% 295,045 22.1%
2 BMW, Mini 29,346 9.6% 27.6% 119,864 9.0%
3 Mercedes 26,755 8.8% -0.1% 110,939 8.3%
4 Opel 25,883 8.5% 36.1% 106,652 8.0%
5 Audi 24,055 7.9% 23.8% 102,118 7.7%
6 Ford 21,338 7.0% 27.6% 96,634 7.2%
7 Renault, Dacia 13,543 4.4% 5.2% 67,180 5.0%
8 Skoda 14,201 4.7% 29.7% 60,143 4.5%
9 Hyundai 7,853 2.6% 22.2% 37,614 2.8%
10 Fiat 9,934 3.3% 13.6% 36,562 2.7%
11 Peugeot 9,069 3.0% 18.1% 36,171 2.7%
12 Toyota,Lexus 5,933 1.9% 11.9% 35,050 2.6%
13 Nissan, Infiniti 5,954 2.0% 61.4% 31,377 2.4%
14 Citroen 7,845 2.6% 29.6% 30,145 2.3%
15 Seat 5,296 1.7% 37.7% 24,025 1.8%
16 Mazda 3,375 1.1% -19.9% 19,934 1.5%
17 Suzuki 2,892 0.9% 26.2% 14,977 1.1%
18 Kia 3,639 1.2% 21.1% 14,869 1.1%
19 Volvo 3,034 1.0% 56.8% 14,686 1.1%
20 Mitsubishi 2,815 0.9% 72.5% 14,194 1.1%
21 Smart 3,178 1.0% 15.6% 13,379 1.0%
22 Honda 1,740 0.6% -37.7% 12,880 1.0%
23 Chevrolet 3,421 1.1% 135.8% 11,631 0.9%
24 Porsche 1,860 0.6% 44.5% 7,717 0.6%
25 Alfa Romeo 1,030 0.3% 113.3% 4,925 0.4%
26 Subaru 380 0.1% -27.6% 3,544 0.3%
27 Land Rover 674 0.2% 40.1% 2,719 0.2%
28 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge 421 0.1% -39.8% 2,091 0.2%
29 Daihatsu 392 0.1% -2.5% 1,702 0.1%
30 Jaguar 274 0.1% -8.4% 1,214 0.1%
31 Lada 134 0.0% -24.7% 1,048 0.1%
32 Lancia 72 0.0% -45.9% 483 0.0%
Others 594 0.2% 2.1% 2,685 0.2%
Total 306,578 100.0% 22.0% 1,333,351 100.0%

All data are available for download here.

 

 

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