2014 (Q1) Germany: Best-Selling Car Manufacturers

White VW XL1

Three months of higher car sales in Germany saw the first quarter of 2014 with an increase of 5.4% in new passenger vehicle registrations. Volkswagen remains the top-selling car brand with the VW Golf still Germany’s favorite car model. March 2014 was the third consecutive month of higher car sales in Germany leading to an … Read more

2014 Germany: Total Number of Electric Cars

Electric Smart at Geneva Auto Show

Only 12,156 electric passenger vehicles are registered for public road use in Germany at the beginning of 2014. The Smart is Germany’s favorite electric car. Electric cars remain hugely unpopular with the German car buying public. Of the nearly 44 million cars registered in Germany, only 12,000 are electric. Only a quarter of electric cars … Read more

2014 (Jan & Feb) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt at Geneva Auto Show 2014

In February 2014, new vehicle registrations grew strongly in China, Japan, Brazil and Europe while car sales were weaker in the USA, Russia and India. February 2014 (very much as in January) saw strong increases in car sales in China, Japan, Europe and Brazil. Similarly, the US light vehicle market was relatively flat for a … Read more

2014 Germany: Total Number of Registered Cars on German Roads


Volkswagen, Opel and Mercedes-Benz remain the most common car brands registered in Germany. The total number of cars in Germany increased by 1% in 2014. On January 1, 2014, the number of registered vehicles (Fahrzeugbestand) in Germany increased to a record 61.5 million vehicles. The number of passenger vehicles (Personenkraftwagen / PKW) in Germany increased … Read more

2014 (Jan) International: Worldwide Car Sales

Silver BMW 5 Series in China

January 2014 saw strong growth in car sales in China, Japan and Europe while new light vehicle registrations were down in the USA, India, and Russia. January 2014 new passenger and light vehicle registrations started strong worldwide although developments were different in various regions of the world. Car sales continue to increase in China with … Read more

2014 Classic Cars: Auction Results from Scottsdale and Arizona

Side Profile of a Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider by Scaglietti

Scottsdale and Arizona 2014 sales saw a good start to the classic car auction year with 38 automobiles achieving results of more than a million dollars each including the most expensive Corvette ever. The year started well for classic car auctions with 38 cars achieving more than a million dollars each at the annual sales … Read more

2014 International: Worldwide Car Sales Predictions

Bugatti Veyron at Geneva Auto Salon 2013

Global car sales are predicted to grow by 3 to 4 percent in 2014. China will remain the largest and fastest growing single-country passenger vehicle market. Car sales predictions for 2014 by the VDA and HIS Automotive (Polk) see the world market for cars and light trucks growing by 3 to 4%. An increase in … Read more