List of the Most Often Stolen Passenger Cars in Germany in 2010

The most popular cars with thieves in Germany in 2010 were not surprisingly Volkswagen but compared to the number of cars in circulation, the Lexus RX400 Hybrid was the most often robbed car and Porsche the marque of choice. In 2010, 19,503 insured cars were stolen in Germany – an increase of around 7% over … Read more

2011 (First Half) Top Export Markets for German Automobiles

German car exports during the first six months of 2011 increased by 10%. The UK and USA were the most important markets with China being increasingly important.

© VW Media Services

The United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US), and France were the top market for German passenger vehicle exports during the first half of 2011. China was the fifth largest market in volume but the highest earner per car. Germany exported 2.3 million cars between January and June 2011, an increase of 10% over the number of automobiles exported during the same period in 2010. German car exports were worth €51.7 billion. Germany imported 1.1 million cars worth €15 billion.

Read more

2011 (First Half) Best-Selling Electric Cars in Germany

Opel Ampera

Germany’s favorite electric cars are the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Peugeot iOn, and Citroen C-Zero. No other electric car model managed to sell more than hundred vehicles during the first six months of 2011 in Germany.

Mitsubishi i MiEV 01

German car sales statistics for the first half of 2011 confirm that electric cars still have some way to go before being accepted as an alternative to regular or even hybrid cars. In total, less than a thousand purely electric powered cars were sold in Germany between January and June 2011. Currently the electric passenger vehicle market in Germany is dominated by the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and its technical derivatives Peugeot iOn and Citroen C-Zero.

Read more

2009 Full Year Best-Selling Car Manufacturers in Germany

Volkswagen, Opel, Ford, Mercedes, and BMW were the top best-selling motorcar manufacturers and brands in Germany in 2009. The VW Golf remained Germany’s favorite car. Volkswagen maintained its traditional position as the top-selling car manufacturer and brand in Germany.  Opel and Ford replaced last year’s second and third place marques Mercedes-Benz and BMW Mini. Fiat … Read more

2009 Full Year Best-Selling Car Models in Germany

© Volkswagen Media Services

In 2009, the Volkswagen Golf was again Germany’s favorite car while the VW Polo was the second most popular new car. The Opel Corsa and Astra were also top sellers.

© Volkswagen Media Services

The Volkswagen Golf easily remained Germany’s best-selling car in 2009. More new Golfs were registered in Germany in 2009 than the combined number of VW Polo, Opel Corsa, and Opel Astra cars that followed the Golf on the top-sellers list. The Volkswagen Golf has been Germany’s most popular car since 1981 and has been the best-selling car model in Europe for the past two years.

Read more

2008 Full Year Best-Selling Car Manufacturers in Germany

Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW were the best-selling car manufacturers in Germany with the most passenger vehicles sold in 2008. The VW Golf remained Germany’s favorite car. The best-selling car manufacturer in Germany in 2008 was again Volkswagen (VW) with a 20% share of the German passenger vehicle market. Mercedes-Benz sold the second largest number of … Read more

2007 (Full Year) Germany: Best-Selling Car Brands and Models

The VW Golf and Passat were the best-selling passenger cars in Germany in 2007 while Volkswagen and Mercedes were the leading automobile brands. The German car market, Europe’s largest, shrunk by 9.2% during 2007 to 3,148,163 new passenger vehicle registrations. The Volkswagen Golf easily maintained its position as Germany’s favorite car while Volkswagen also remained … Read more

2010 Germany: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers

Volkswagen followed by Mercedes and BMW were the top-selling passenger vehicle marques in Germany in 2010. The VW Golf remains Germany’s favorite car model. Volkswagen easily remained the top-selling passenger vehicle manufacturer in Germany in 2010. Premium auto brands Mercedes and BMW were the second and third most-sold car brands in Germany, while Opel just … Read more