I ntotal of 391,104 vehicles were given a license plate for the first time in July 2019. Here the increase is 5.9 percent. Viewed over the first seven months of the year, new car registrations reached 2,181,788 units, an increase of 1.2 percent. In the total new registrations of all vehicles, the total is 2,585,563 vehicles and an increase of 2.8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
SUV still on the advance
The SUV and compact class segments were tied with 20 percent each in July. The compact class, which is regularly the strongest segment, recorded another decline (-1.6%), while new SUV registrations rose by +15.6 percent. Off-road vehicles showed an increase of 19.4 percent and achieved a share of 10.6 percent. In total, the SUV models account for more than 30 percent of the total new registrations.
The mini vans (+30.4%), sports cars (+20.8%) also recorded significant increases. , Mobile homes (+ 19.0%) and large vans (+ 15.3%). On the other hand, vehicles in the luxury class (-12.8%) as well as the segments minis (-8.8%), small cars (-3.9%) and middle class (-4.2%) were less in demand class='v-A_-article__inline-container'>
More than half of all new cars (58.2%) now have a gasoline engine under the hood, even if the proportion of gasoline engines fell by 1.8 percent in July. Diesel was able to increase by seven percent and thus represent 33 percent of the total new car registrations. 21,560 new vehicles with hybrid drive resulted in an increase of 59.0 percent and a share of 6.5 percent (including 3,270 plug-in hybrids (1.0 /+ 5.8%)). In the case of electric cars, the growth was a full 136.1 percent, but in absolute numbers there were only 5,963 new registrations. E-cars only make up 1.8 percent of the total registrations. A clear oneNew vehicles with liquid gas engines also recorded growth (+150.9%). They achieved a share of 0.2 percent, as did natural gas vehicles after a decline of 41.3 percent.
Tesla is the absolute winner
In terms of brands, Tesla is the absolute winner in the year to date with growth of 405.3 percent. This is where the market launch of the Tesla Model 3 comes through. Lexus (+ 32.8%), Volvo (+ 28.0%), Seat (+ 11.4%) and BMW (+ 10.5%) are also clearly in double figures. On the double-digit downside of new registrations after seven months are Alfa Romeo (-37.1%), DS (-33.1%), Nissan (-31.7%), Honda (-30.7%), Porsche ( - 21.6%), Subaru (- 18.9%) and Ssangyong (- 12.2%) again.
The used car market is up
The used car market is also positive in July. In the month under review, 660,262 cars changed owners, which corresponds to an increase of 5.8 percent. There were 765,843 changes in ownership of all vehicles in July (+ 5.8%). A total of 4,272,960 cars changed hands in 2019 (+ 0.3%), with a 0.4 percent increase in the descriptions of all vehicles (4,917,112 units).