Diesel in a downward trend

Flensburg, 4. July 2017

Less Diesel and more gasoline, and alternative engines: This is one of the most important Trends that has emerged in the first half of 2017 in the case of the issuance of the balance sheet. The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) has now published Figures.

Gasoline on the upswing, natural gas flops

Accordingly, the number of new registrations of Diesel passenger Cars decreased compared to the same period last year by 9.1 percent, while diesel increased by 11.7 percent. Gasoline engines achieve a share of 55.8 percent in new vehicle registrations from January to June of 2017, self-starter, come on just 41.3 percent. Clearly alternative drives could increase, however, the level remains manageable. 37.520 Hybrid Car (plus 81.8 percent), including 12.264 Plug-in Hybrids (plus 100,3 percent) and 10.189 electric vehicles (plus 133,9 percent) were re-admitted. Also interesting: vehicles with liquefied petroleum gas increased by 38 percent (2.154 new registrations), while natural gas has reported a decline of 41 percent to only 1.025 vehicles. Natural gas remains an absolute niche product. It remains to be seen whether or not the CNG-Offensive of the VW group, will bear fruit.

Only a third buys private

We look at the overall figures: In the first half of 2017 1.787.026 passenger Cars were newly registered, an increase of 3.1 percent compared to the comparable prior-year period. Well, a third, 34.6 percent, was accounted for by private approvals, here, the increase is 2.5 percent. Despite a decline of 6.7 per cent in the compact class (23.4 per cent) is again the approval strongest Segment. The height of flight of the SUVs is unchecked, thanks to an increase of 20.6 percent, their share is now 14.3 percent. However, the KBA, some of the SUV also proposes other categories, which is why the share should realistically be even higher.

Alfa to submit, Jaguar scores

Which brands are winners, and which losers in the first half of the year 2017? Top Tesla, is ranked, with an increase of 143,6 percent, however, 1.895 registrations are in six months, still not a gigantic number. The situation is similar with Alfa Romeo (plus 65.9 percent to 3.125 vehicles, here are the Stelvio and Giulia) and Lexus (plus 64.2 percent to 1,627 cars). Especially in the case of paragraph in the five-digit dealer approvals are to be excluded to pay for the "Style" of the balance, but can vary in height. Anyway: To the top, it was time for Toyota (plus 27.4 percent), Dacia (plus 27.1 percent), Fiat (+24.9 per cent), Suzuki (plus 23.8 percent) and Jaguar (plus 23.6 percent). The British brand is likely to have actually driven the new SUV F-Pace, the sales on 5.458 new registrations.

DS goes down, VW will lose easily

Solid the brands of DS (minus 31.3 percent have lost lasted 1716 new registrations) and Honda (down 24.9 per cent to 11.132 new registrations). To 7.6 percent Smart slips, 17.444 vehicles, respectively, one percent market share are likely to drive discussions about the future of the brand. VW also recorded a decline of 3.8 percent, but remains, with a market share of 18.6 percent (332.876 vehicles) the undisputed number 1. Place two of the Mercedes is by the way with 9.4 per cent. Most popular import brand is Skoda, with a 5.5 percent market share (98.837 new registrations). Finally, a number of the Central Association of the German motor vehicle industry, short-ZDK provides: Accordingly, about 3.7 million used cars found in the first half of 2017 with a new owner, a slight Minus of 0.8 percent.(rh)