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New registrations: Flop 50 - The car sales dwarfs 2018

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New registrations: Flop 50
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D he statisticians at the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt Flensburg have certainly given everything , calculated back and forth and searched every corner that could still contain registration numbers. With some models, however, they finally had to state that more than one copy was simply not sold last December.

Big in price, small in sales

This fate happened at the end of 2018 caught ten cars. Mostly they are high-priced models, such as a large part of the Rolls-Royce range (Dawn, Ghost, Phantom and Wraith). The Jaguar XJ is there as well as the Bentley Bentayga and the Audi R8. There are also the Alpina B4 and the Infiniti models Q50 and Q60. Renault Trafic and Chevrolet Camaro landed in 50th place on the Flop 50 with 80 cars sold in December (see table).

There are also real lone fighters in the accounting for the entire year. Interestingly, none of them appear on the December list. The one copy each of the VW Phaeton, Aston Martin Rapide, Ferrari 599 GTO and the Chevrolet Corvette must have been sold and newly registered earlier in the year. In the case of the Volkswagen and Ferrari, it is surprising that new cars were still sold here at all; after all, the models have not been produced for a long time. So here it has to be residual items, reimports or the like. This also applies to the three copies of the Aston Martin DB9, Ferrari FF and Mercedes SLS AMG sold in 2018.

Store keeper Hyundai Veloster and VW Jetta

is number 50 in this ranking Incidentally, the Bentley Bentayga, of which 263 cars were sold in the course of the year. In general, luxury brands such as Bentley, Maserati, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin are disproportionately represented in this list. But there are also some volume brands here: For example, Hyundai with the Veloster (eleven copies sold in 2018), VW with the Jetta (29), SsangYong with the Rodius (84) or Toyota with the Corolla (89). Sometimes these are simply slow-moving items, but sometimes also discontinued or newly introduced models.

An overview of all models from the flop 50 of 2018 can be found in the following table and in the photo show.

Note: The registration statistics are the official information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes takes place via the key number via theManufacturer. The statistics can also show models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer built. This peculiarity can occur with the KBA statistics if e.g. foreign vehicles are registered for the first time in Germany or vehicles are given a new ID number.


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