N after ten months a total of 2,659,989 new cars were registered, what an increase of 9.8 percent compared to the same period of the previous year. A total of 295,970 vehicles were registered for the first time in October - 1.4 percent more than a year ago. Two months before the end of the year, the total number of new registrations was 3,105,657 vehicles, up 10.4 percent on the previous year.
In October 2011, the luxury class (plus 29.7 percent) and vans ( plus 11.3 percent). In the case of small cars, new registrations were only able to increase by 4.7 percent. As in the previous month, the share of new commercial car registrations was slightly higher in October at 61.1 percent.
Almost all of them Manufacturers with growth
With the increasing number of new registrations, the market almost only knows winners. After ten months, Volvo (plus 37.6 percent), Alfa Romeo (plus 32.2 percent), Chevrolet (plus 30.4 percent) and Mitsubishi (plus 29.9 percent) can report particularly good business. Lancia (plus 22.3 percent), Seat (plus 21.7 percent) and Porsche (plus 21.6 percent) are also well up.
Audi is 12.7 percent above the previous year's result, BMW at plus 12.0 percent and Mercedes at only plus 0.9 percent. VW is up 11.5 percent after ten months, Opel is even 12.8 percent up on the previous year and Ford is up 16.2 percent.
Daihatsu is one of the few losers (minus 28 , 9 percent), the Chrysler Group (minus 15.8 percent), Honda (minus 6.2 percent), Land Rover (minus 7.1 percent) and Mazda (minus 7.6 percent).
The used car market continues to grow
The used car market is also continuing to stabilize despite declining figures compared to September. A total of 617,739 vehicles changed owners in October 2011, an increase of 1.7 percent compared to the previous year. In the ten-month balance, too, the change of owner with 6,528,808 vehicles is 5.4 percent above the previous year. The numbers for car ownership transfers look even better. In October, 562,439 second-hand cars were sold (plus 2.4 percent); the annual balance sheet so far shows 5,711,809 car owner changes, 5.6 percent more than in the previous year.
Die You can see the gains and losses of new registrations by manufacturers in October 2011 compared to the previous year in ourPhoto show.