New car registrations November 2022

260,512 cars were newly registered in November. This corresponds to an impressive increase of 31.4 percent compared to the previous year.

The end of the year is approaching and the German new car market is starting its final sprint extremely dynamically. In November, 260,512 new passenger car registrations ensure an increase of 31.4 percent compared to the previous year. In the eleven-month balance, the Federal Motor Transport Authority noted 2,337,039 new car registrations. This means that 2022 is only 2.4 percent below the previous year's level.

A total of 307,952 motor vehicles were registered for the first time in November, which corresponds to an increase of 29.6 percent compared to the previous year. After eleven months and 2,881,398 units, the total number of new registrations in 2022 is still 2.8 percent below 2021. ,

Electrified portfolios are growing, cheap ones too

Looking at brands, however, only a few brands can benefit from the increasing new car business. At the forefront are pure electric car providers such as Polestar, which after eleven months can increase by 183.1 percent compared to 2021, or Tesla with an increase of 58.7 percent. In between there is DS with its heavily electrified portfolio and growth of 62.5 percent. Affordable cars are also still in high demand, which means that the Dacia numbers have grown by 50.2 percent compared to the previous year. Other winners include Audi (+14.7%), Alfa Romeo (+12.8%), Kia (+10.9%), Toyota (+9.4%), Porsche (+9.7%) , Jeep (+5.6%), Mercedes (+5.3%) and Land Rover (+2.9%).

Deep in the red, on the other hand, are Smart (-50.3%), Suzuki (-40.7%), Renault (-30.6%) and Jaguar (-26.8%). The Stellantis group is struggling with the red sinners Peugeot (-18.5%), Opel (-13.5%), Citroen (15.5%) and Fiat (-12.3%). Although VW continues to dominate the market in terms of unit numbers, it remains 4.6 percent below the previous year.

SUV and electric works

SUV models will remain dominant. They have a new registration share of 29.1 percent (+ 31.2 %) and are thus once again the largest segment. The compact class follows in second place, with a share of exactly 16.1 percent after an increase of 35.9 percent. The middle class has a new registration share of 11.9 percent (+ 63.6 %), the share of off-road vehicles was 11.6 percent (+ 52.9 %). Large-capacity vans recorded the most significant growth with an increase of 188.4 percent. Their share of new registrations in November was then 2.4 percent. The upper middle class (+ 61.2% /3.3%), the sports car (+ 38.3% /0.8%), the utilities (+37.3% /3.9%), the luxury class (+18.6% /1.0%) and the minis (+13.0% /6.2%). On the other hand, there was less demand for mobile homes, which recorded the sharpest decline at 23.3 percent. Their share was 1.2 percent.Small cars were down 4.6 percent and a share of 11.0 percent on the same month last year, as were mini-vans (- 2.0% /0.9%). ,

Electric cars were able to grow again. 57,980 units ensure growth of 44.0 percent and a new registration share of 22.3 percent. Plug-in hybrids came in November to 44,581 new registrations and an increase of 17.1 percent. A total of 88,278 hybrids, including plug-in hybrids, were newly registered. With a share of 27.9 percent, most new registrations were attributable to petrol engines, the number of which increased by 10.1 percent compared to the same month last year. In the case of diesel passenger cars, there was an increase in new registrations of 27.6 percent, and their share of new registrations was 15.3 percent. The number of new cars powered by liquid gas increased by 19.3 percent to 1,490 units, their share was 0.6 percent. 119 natural gas passenger cars were also newly registered, 35.0 percent fewer than in the same month last year. Statistically, their share of all registrations is zero percent.

The most important details of the new registrations in November 2022:

  • Gasoline share: 27.9% (+ 10.1%)
  • Diesel share: 15.3% (+ 27.6%)
  • Electric share: 22, 3% (+ 44.0%
  • Share of liquid gas vehicles: 0.6% (+ 19.3%)
  • Share of natural gas vehicles: 0.0% (- 35.0%)
  • CO₂ emissions: 96.6 g/km according to WLTP (- 7.4%)
  • Used car market still deep in the red

    Unlike the new car market, the used car market is not really getting out of its deep hole despite increasing ownership transfers. In November, 488,456 cars changed cars Owners (- 8.8%). For all vehicles, the KBA noted 555,161 changes of ownership and a decrease of 7.7 percent compared to the previous year .3 percent in the books A look at all vehicle descriptions shows 6,167,185 changes of ownership and a minus of 15.1 percent. ,


    The car year 2022 is coming to an end and with a final sprint the miserable year could end on a positive note. With an increase of over 31 percent in new car registrations, the annual minus shrinks to 2.4 percent compared to the previous year. Only the used car market is still on the ground.


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