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New registrations by segment: The bestsellers in January 2016

Hans-Dieter Seufert
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D the SUV segment continues to boom. In January this class increased by 22% compared to the previous year. The number one beneficiary is the new Mercedes GLC, which was clearly ahead of the Ford Kuga and the strengthened Nissan Qashqai at the top of the segment. When it comes to sports cars, the Audi TT pulled into the fast lane in January. The Ingolstadt-based clearly outperforms the Porsche 911 in January. The 911, on the other hand, feels more and more the touch of the Ford Mustang on its neck.

VW Group dominates the off-road vehicle

In the minivan segment, the Mercedes B-Class was able to recapture the top of the segment and is now ahead of the Opel Meriva and the Ford C-Max. In the Minis, the segment winner is again called VW Up, followed by the Fiat 500 and the Opel Adam. When it comes to small cars, the front runner VW Polo sees itself being followed by the Opel Corsa and Mini.

In the compact class, the Opel Astra was able to successfully push itself onto the podium between the unattainable VW Golf and the Audi A3. The middle class sees the VW Passat ahead of the Mercedes C-Class and the Audi A4. A6 is again the winner in the upper middle class. The Audi is ahead of the BMW 5 Series and the Mercedes E-Class, which is about to change models.

In the luxury class, Mercedes can defend the top with the S-Class, but behind in January with the A7 and the A8 two Audi wide. The SUV segment, which grew by 14.7% in January, continues to be a VW group playground. In front is the Tiguan, behind it the Audi models Q3 and Q5.

In the large vans, the Mercedes V-Class slides between the VW Touran and the VW Sharan. VW Caddy before VW T6 and Ford Tourneo is the order of the utilities. The motorhome segment sees the Fiat Ducato again before the VW T6 and the Citro├źn Jumper.

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