A he new car registrations also remained at 4, at 181,189 vehicles, 3 percent below January 2009. Compared to the previous month, new car registrations fell by as much as 15.9 percent. Total registrations fell by 16.4 percent compared to the previous month.
Private share continues to decline
With the beginning of the new year, the share of private registrations also decreased further back and leveled off at 42.2 percent. This trend was particularly noticeable in the minis segment, which was still booming in the second year of the scrapping premium, but has now dropped by 7.6 percent for the first time. There was also a decline in registrations in the mid-range and upper mid-range segments. On the other hand, the small car, compact class and mini vans segments made gains.
Only a few winners
Most manufacturers had to get used to a bad start to the new year . However, a few continued to grow strongly. Chevrolet starts 2010 with a plus of 43 , 7 percent. Nissan even increased by 206.1 percent. Renault / Dacia grew by 39 percent at the beginning of the year, Skoda by as much as 43.8 percent and VW still by 10.9 percent.
The other German providers were down on the other hand clearly in the minus: Audi (minus 12, 8 percent), BMW (minus 15.0 Percent), Ford (minus 16.1 percent ), Mercedes (minus 18.1 percent), Opel (minus 5.2 percent), Porsche (minus 31.7 percent) and Smart (minus 41.3 percent). The French from Peugeot were not hit that hard (minus 0.7 percent) and Citroen ( minus 5.9 percent).
Fiat as a brand even managed to grow by 0.1 percent, while the subsidiaries Alfa (minus 9.0 percent) and Lancia (minus 58.9 percent) fell significantly. The Asian providers also suffered significant losses. Daihatsu is minus 22.2 percent, Honda remains 43.2 percent below January 2009 -Result, Hyundai drives a minus of 9, 9 percent on, Kia comes to a minus of only 3.7 percent and Mazda to minus 57 , 1 percent. Mitsubishi loses 18.8 percent at the beginning of the year, Subaru 29.8 percent, Suzuki 18.2 percent and Toyota even 36.6 percent.
Also used market with a clear slump
The number of property transfers also fell significantly at the beginning of the year. With a total of 453,383 owner changes, the decrease was 13.3 percent compared to the previous year. The decline in passenger cars was 14 percent. In January, 412,023 cars changed hands.