VW Golf and Polo are Germany’s Favorite Car Models
The VW Golf and Polo head the list of the top ten best-selling cars in Germany in 2009. New passenger vehicle registrations were up 23.2% to a total of 3,807,175.
Unsurprisingly, in 2009, the Volkswagen Golf was again the most popular car model in Germany. Germany’s favorite car, the VW Golf with Golf Plus and Jetta derivatives, sold more cars than the second (VW Polo), third (Opel Corsa), and fourth (Opel Astra) combined. In 2009, small cars were the best sellers while the more expensive Audi, BMW, Mercedes and VW Passat car models slipped down the list. Small cars benefited the most of Germany’s Abwrackprämie (Cash-for-Clunkers Scheme)
The Top Ten List of Best-Selling Cars in Germany in 2009
Germany experienced a boom in new car registrations in 2009. The number of cars sold in 2009 in Germany was 3,807,175 – an increase of 23.2% over 2008 (an admittedly very weak year).
Volkswagen Golf – Germany’s Favorite Car
The VW Golf easily maintained its position as Germany’s favorite car by far. Volkswagen sold 366,231 Golfs (including Golf Plus and Jetta derivatives) in Germany in 2009, an increase of 58.3%. More Golfs were sold in Germany than the following three models combined.
Volkswagen Polo – Second Most Sold Car in Germany in 2009
The VW Polo shot up from position 8 in 2008 to number two behind the Golf in 2009. Volkswagen sold 109,005 Polos in Germany in 2009. A model change early in the year may have cost the Polo some sales as VW was unexpectedly caught short by high demand on the older model. Still sales improved by 51.5%
Opel Corsa – Third on the List of Best-Selling Cars in Germany in 2009
The Opel Corsa increased sales by 58.2% to become the third most sold car in Germany in 2009 – in 2008 the Opel Corsa was in ninth place overall. Opel sold 106,980 Corsas in Germany in 2009.
Opel Astra – Fourth on the Top Ten List of Most-Sold Cars in Germany in 2009
The Opel Astra was traditionally second after the Golf in Germany but has suffered from weaker sales in recent years. Opel sold 104,750 Astras in Germany in 2009, an increase of 37.7% over 2008 – relatively small compared to other models in the same price class. The Astra was sixth overall in 2008
Skoda Fabia – Fifth Most-Sold Car in Germany in 2009
The Skodia Fabia shot up 82.6% from position 14 in 2008 to position five in the top ten list of best-selling cars in Germany in 2009. The Skoda Fabia is based on the same platform as the VW Polo and the most popular imported car in Germany. Skoda, which is part of the VW Group, sold 103,645 Skodas in Germany in 2009.
Ford Fiesta – Sixth Most Popular New Car in Germany in 2009
The Ford Fiesta easily showed the best improvement over 2008 of all the best-selling cars in Germany in 2009. The Ford Fiesta, Britain’s favorite car, shot up to sixth most sold new car in Germany in 2009 from position 20 in 2008 – an increase of 135.9% in sales. Ford sold 102,571 Fiestas in Germany in 2009.
VW Passat – Seven on the Top-Ten List of Best-Selling Cars in Germany in 2009
The VW Passat was the most-sold larger car in Germany in 2009. Passat sales dropped 10.4% in 2009 and slipped from fourth position in the list of best-selling cars in 2008. Volkswagen sold 84,729 Passats in Germany in 2009.
Mercedes C Class – Eight Most-Sold New Car ín Germany in 2009
The Mercedes C Class dropped third place in the list of best-selling cars in Germany in 2008 to eighth place overall in 2009. Mercedes sold 77,394 C Class cars in Germany in 2009, 21.1% fewer than in 2008.
Audi A4 – Ninth on the List of Best-Selling Cars in Germany in 2009
The Audi A4 – the second most popular car in Germany in 2008 – dropped to ninth place over all in 2009. Audi sold 75,341 A4 cars in Germany in 2009, a drop of 23.7% from 2008.
BMW 3 Series – Tenth Most-Sold New Car in Germany in 2009
The BMW 3 Series slipped from fifth place in 2008 to tenth in 2009 on the list of the best-selling cars in Germany. BMW sold 72,288 BMW 3-Series cars in 2009 in Germany, a drop of 17.2%
The List of the Top Ten Best-Selling Car Models in Germany in 2009
Although the order of cars on the list of top ten best-selling car models in Germany in 2009 changed from 2008, the Ford Fiesta and he Skoda Fabia were the only new entrants. The BMW 1 Series (from 7 to 12) and Ford Focus (10 to 13) dropped out of the list.
|Best-Selling Cars in Germany (2009)|
|1. VW Golf||366,231|
|2. VW Polo||109,005|
|3. Opel Corsa||106,980|
|4. Opel Astra||104,750|
|5. Skoda Fabia||103,645|
|6. Ford Fiesta||102,571|
|7. VW Passat||84,729|
|8. Mercedes C Class||77,394|
|9. Audi A4||75,341|
|10. BMW 3 Series||72,288|
See also the Top Ten Best_Selling Cars in Great Britain in 2009 and Car Sales Statistics for top-selling vehicle statistics for further countries and continents.
Car sales statistics from Autobild.de.