Z Almost all volume markets in Europe contributed to the good May result. As the figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) show, new registrations in Germany rose by 12.9% to 323,952 new passenger cars registered for the first time. For France, the association names 191,416 new registrations and an increase of 8.9%. Italy has 204,113 new registrations and an increase of 8.2%. The Spanish new car market grew by 11.2% to 126,411 new car registrations. Only in Great Britain did 186,265 new registrations lead to a slump of 8.5%.
The Volkswagen Group remains the market leader in Europe, with 335,187 cars being put on the market for the first time and a market share of 24.2%. The strongest single brand is still VW with a market share of 11.2% and 155,973 new registrations across Europe. Renault established itself as the second force in Europe in May. The French have a market share of 7.6% and 104,844 new car registrations. Ford has a market share of 6.4% and is listed by the ACEA with 89,000 new car registrations. Ford is ahead of Fiat with a 6.1% market share and 85,216 new registrations and ahead of Opel with a market share of 6.1% and 84,900 new registrations and Peugeot (6.0% and 82,981 new registrations).
Mercedes leads Premium market clearly on
In the premium triumvirate of German car manufacturers, Mercedes was clearly ahead in Europe in May. With 77,983 cars registered for the first time, the Swabians have a market share of 5.6%. Audi, the competitor from Ingolstadt, had a market share of 5.3% and 73,575 new car registrations in May 2017. For the third in the premium group BMW, 67,988 new registrations and a market share of 4.9% remained in May 2017.
Skoda (4.6% and 46,419 new registrations), Toyota (4, 2% and 57,558 new registrations), Citroën (4.0% and 54,795 new registrations), Dacia (3.4% and 46,506 new registrations), Nissan and Hyundai (each with 3.3% and 46,222 and 45,325 new registrations, respectively), Kia (2, 9% and 40,415 new registrations) and Seat (2.4% and 33,788 new registrations).
After five months, new car registrations in the EU rose by 5.3%. In absolute figures, this means 6,719,209 cars put on the market for the first time. Italy grew by 8.1%, Spain by 7.3%, Germany by 4.7% and France by 3.3%. Only Great Britain is in the interim balance after 5 months by 0.6% below the previous year's result.