W ohl the one who has a couple of SUVs in their range - have that All manufacturers have long been recognized and are diligently working on the product range in order to ensure replenishment in this segment. The best example is the latest addition, Alfa Romeo Stelvio: The chic sports crossover will not be left alone for long and will soon have a small and a large SUV sibling. For the long-dying Italian cult brand, the Stelvio, which entered the statistics for the first time in March, is at least the signal of the dawn of a new era (and for a 90 percent increase in registrations in March).
81,983 of the total of 359,683 new registrations In March, SUVs and off-road vehicles were used, with a rate of increase of over 28 percent, SUVs once again left the overall market (+11.4 percent) far behind. But not every model shows high-flyer tendencies. And not all growth rates are limited to brand new model series. Instead, it was primarily the German premium SUVs that were not completely exposed to the sun in March. The Audi Q5 and the Mercedes GLA show strong dents in the trend and each lose around a quarter compared to March last year. On the other hand, Mitsubishi, for example, is happy about more than twice the sales figures than last year, which the Outlander, which has been on offer since 2012, has recorded. The plug-in hybrid, which is now shouldering around half of all new Outlander registrations, is not entirely innocent.
Hybrid SUVs on the advance
In connection with the excited discussion about diesel, the subject of hybrids in SUVs is now hot. The best examples of this can be found at Toyota, hybrid pioneerHow -market leader: Strongest growth in the overall SUV market (+ 189%) for the Lexus NX thanks to hybrid technology and a very strong performance from the new C-HR, the long-serving bestsellers such as the Dacia Duster or the BMW X3, which in March itself were quietly buzzing obsolete. 81 percent of all C-HR models sold in March were hybrids.
Keyword alternative drive systems: At Tesla, there was a good boost for the Model X. The electric gullwing entered the list with 213 new registrations, after all, six times more than in February. On the other hand, another newcomer enters the approval table completely conventionally and secretly, quietly and quietly. The first models of the new Renault Koleos got a license plate, but only for internal training purposes at Renault. The official start of sales of the mid-range SUV is in June.
We will show you the exact sales figures and placements of the new SUV registrations in March 2017 in our photo show.
Note: The registration statistics are the official information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes is carried out by the manufacturer using a key number. The statistics can also show models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer being built. This peculiarity can occur with the KBA statistics if e.g. foreign vehicles are registered in Germany for the first time or vehicles have a new ID number. received.