G e compared to January, however, new car registrations increased by 6.7 percent. Measured against the first two months of the previous year, the level of new car registrations was 434,513 new registrations in 2012, 0.2 percent lower.
A total of 254,468 vehicles were registered for the first time in Germany in February, which is an increase of 6 .0 percent compared to the previous month. Measured in February 2011, the result is a minus of 1.4 percent. Cumulatively over the first two months, 494,517 vehicles were newly registered in 2012, which corresponds to a decrease of 0.6 percent compared to 2011.
The winners in 2012 include Lancia, which was able to increase by an incredible 298.8 percent , Kia with an increase of 95.8 percent, Land Rover with an increase of 84.1 percent and Chrysler /Jeep /Dodge with an increase of 41.1 percent. With a rich positive balance after the first two months, Porsche (plus 24.5 percent), Hyundai (plus 19.3 percent), Chevrolet (plus 14.8 percent) and Mercedes (plus 10.7 percent) can also shine. On the winning side are also Skoda (plus 7.1 percent), Seat (plus 5.1 percent), Audi (plus 4.6 percent), Smart (plus 3.8 percent), Citroen (plus 3.0 Percent) and Suzuki with an increase of 1.3 percent.
Daihatsu (minus 57.4 percent), Honda (minus 34.3 percent), Jaguar (minus 21.8 percent) went downhill ), Renault /Dacia (minus 19.3 percent) and Alfa Romeo (minus 19.4 percent). Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Volvo, Opel and Peugeot are clearly in the red. BMW /Mini are also in the red.
You can find all changes compared to the first two months of the previous year in our photo show.
Second-hand market at previous year's level
The second-hand car market in February 2012 was also at the previous year's level. 525,672 changes of car owner mean an increase of 0.2 percent compared to 2011. A total of 579,065 vehicles changed hands in February, which corresponds to a decrease of 1.6 percent compared to February 2011. So far, in 2012 1,166,000 vehicles have been transferred to a new owner (plus 4.1 percent), including 1,060,129 cars (plus 5.4 percent).