M with undiminished thrust, SUVs and SUVs are steering into the new season. The considerable growth of 10.5 percent in January for the overall market is also thanks to them. SUVs +39.4 percent, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. A total of 61,458 real and apparent off-roaders were given a license plate for the first time in January, which now corresponds to a total market share of 25.5 percent (241,399 cars). And a few designated bestsellers are still warming up, with production and delivery capacities still far from meeting the wishes of potential buyers.
Welcome, Skoda Kodiaq
That's right The Skoda Kodiaq made it into the official statistics for the first time in January, but still with only 66 early copies, of which not a single one reached a private buyer. It will still be exciting to see who the great Czech will leave everything behind in the run through the table in the course of the year.
There were only a few major upheavals in the ranking compared to the previous months. The positions at the end of the table have been changed a bit, some grayed-out models are currently hiding in the “Other” statistics and have been dropped for the time being, but could pop up again in the course of the year. There was strong performance in January from two niche brands. The Lexus NX ensures with a growth of a whopping 294 percent compared to the same month last year that Toyota's noble offshoot also grows by almost 150 percent overall. The elderly Rexton celebrates at Ssangyong, his successor already in the starting blocks , a considerable comeback (+ 209%) and was the brand's best-selling model in January.
BMW X1 very strong
A compact SUV from Munich recorded an almost equally strong increase, but with a multiple number of units. With a plus of 177 percent, the BMW X1 leaves almost every competitor far behind, with the exception of one model: The VW Tiguan saves its subscribed first place with a likewise decent growth (+ 51%), with the figures from December it would be only been second winner. However, to be fair, it must be mentioned that almost 80 percent of the BMW X1 registrations were made by commercial owners, with the VW Tiguan it was around 57 percent in January.
For the crisis-ridden Volkswagen Group, the continuous boom in SUVs is a real blessing. All group brands and models added together, 18,555 SUVs from the wide Wolfsburg brand world were registered for the first time in Germany in January alone, including 39 Bentley Bentayga. It is of course still too early in the year for a serious brand ranking, but it should be mentioned that the two pure off-road vehicle brands Jeep (-2.6%) and Land Rover (-14.9%) had to join the few manufacturers in January that are not showing any positive development.
We show you the exact sales figures and placements of the new SUV registrations in January 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.