Half auto sales 2016: In the period from January to June, 1.733.839 new vehicles have been approved in Germany. This is an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the corresponding period in 2015. The big winners come from the segment of SUVs, but also other categories of vehicles and manufacturers can look forward. At the top is a company that received only a small damper on the approvals despite solid scandals. We have summarised the most important numbers.
Let's start with the brands, their new vehicles have been admitted in the first half of the year 2016 at least. SsangYong ranks 1,752 vehicles ranked the"relegation". However the South Korean brand through a rich 61.8 percent increase can look forward. Place the negative approvals, Lexus is with 991 cars. The bottom marked with 778 electric vehicles Tesla. The largest slump experienced DS with a decline of 15.4 percent, followed by Suzuki - 6.4 percent and smart - 4.7 percent.
Honda with an increase of 49.9 percent to third place is the largest increases compared to the first half of the year 2015. Before that, SsangYong + 61.8% and the biggest winner Jaguar + 99.5 percent act as mentioned. The British could nearly double the registrations for. Mercedes climbs the lowest podium place at the total approvals with 156.869. Second place, Audi is with 159.501 newly registered cars. The eternal leader is still VW. 346.188 vehicles and more than twice as much as Mercedes-Benz Kamei depend on the competition significantly despite a small decline of 1.4 percent compared to the previous year. Diesel gate seems to hold German customers not to buy Volkswagen.
Looking at the individual segments, are the cars in the compact class with 25.9 percent, well ahead of the small cars with 14.3 percent and the middle class with 12.8 percent. Close to the podium by the SUVs, which have the largest growth but slipping 26.1 percent more registrations than in the previous year. The most common type of drive remains on the gasoline engine. With 51.5 percent of the petrol engine could develop its position even to 9.8 percent compared to the previous year. The diesel engine comes to 46.9 percent, hybrid drives to 1.2 per cent and pure electric vehicles to 0.3 percent. (mf)