2015 (Q1) Japan: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers, Brands and Models

NIssan Sway at the Geneva Auto Show 2014

Toyota and Honda remained the top selling vehicle manufacturers and brands in Japan in the first quarter of 2015. The Aqua was Japan’s favorite car model. New vehicle registrations in Japan contracted by 14.4% during the first three months of 2015 with all major brands experiencing large declines in sales. Heavy truck manufacturers generally performed … Read more

2013 (Half Year) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

BMW and Mini at Geneva Auto Salon 2013

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche had a record start to 2013 with higher car sales in China and most parts of the world. German car manufacturers had another half year of record car sales during the first half of 2013. So-called premium car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, and Porsche saw sales increase in almost … Read more

2013 (Q1) China and Worldwide German Luxury Car Sales

Audi Cars in China:

German luxury car sales in China continue to rise during the first quarter of 2013. VW, Audi, BMW and Porsche had new record months while Mercedes struggled. 2013 started well in China for most German luxury carmakers with record sales during the first quarter. China is now the single most important national market for Volkswagen, … Read more

2012 China: German Luxury Car Sales in China

Volkswagen New Santana

Germany luxury and premium auto brands had another bumper year in China in 2012 with strong car sales growth. In 2012, German car manufacturers had another good year on the Chinese new passenger vehicle market. Volkswagen sold the most cars in China of any German car brand while BMW Mini lead the premium sector comfortably … Read more

2012 (Half Year) German Premium Brand Car Sales in China & Asia-Pacific

BMW 335iL

German luxury brand car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes had a record-breaking first half-year in 2012. Growth in China remains the main driving force for most carmakers including Volkswagen. 2012 started off very well for German luxury car manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz. All four premium brands, as well as more mainstream … Read more

2011 (Full Year) German Car Sales in China and Asia

Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011

German premium and luxury car manufacturers had record sales in China and Asia in 2011. China is the most important market for Audi and Volkswagen. In 2011, China continued to be a very important market for German premium and luxury car manufacturers. Volkswagen and Audi were the stop-selling German car manufacturers in China in 2011. … Read more

2011 (First Half) German Car Sales in China and India

German premium and luxury car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Volkswagen had a very successful first six months (and full year 2011) in the Asia Pacific region.

Audis are selling well in China
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During the first half of 2011, German car manufacturers enjoyed a world-wide boom in sales with the Asia Pacific market performing particularly well. China is an increasingly important market for luxury cars and has become the single most important market for Audi. Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz also saw strong increases in new car registrations in China. Although the Chinese market has cooled down during 2011 – Volkswagen previously expected double the actual growth – the Chinese market still shows significant growth for all German luxury car manufacturers.

See the figures for the full year 2011 for German luxury car sales in China and Asia.

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