I in October 2019 the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) reports 284,593 car New registrations, thus 12.7 percent more than in the same month last year. In the months from January to October, new car registrations totaled 3,024,751 or 3.4 percent more than in the same period of the previous year. In terms of total new registrations, the KBA sees 329,648 vehicles in October, an increase of 10.4 percent. Added up over ten months, the total new registrations are 3,572,021 vehicles and an increase of 4.1 percent.
SUVs continue to boom
At 22.1 percent, most of the new vehicles were in the Assigned to SUVs (+ 29.7%). After an increase of +2.9 percent, the compact class achieved a share of 21.4 percent and was thus the second strongest segment before the small cars (13.1% /-5.4%). Sports cars (0.9% /+ 67.4%) recorded the most gains in October, followed by utilities (4.5% /+ 53.6%), off-road vehicles (10.8% /+ 45, 4%), the middle class (10.2% /+ 24.7%), the upper middle class (4.4% /+ 22.0%), the large vans (2.9% /+ 11.4% ) and mobile homes (0.9% /+ 5.0%). The segments minis (5.4% /- 25.8%), luxury class (0.7% /- 9.2%) and mini vans (2.1% /- 8.0%), however, lagged behind the result of the same month last year.
Gasoline engines continue to grow
The statisticians are also reporting more gasoline engines in new vehicles. Petrol-powered cars (164,322) grew by 4.5 percent. With a share of 57.7 percent, this was the most frequently chosen drive type. The number of diesel cars (88,042) rose by 9.6 percent compared to the same month last year. Their share was 30.9 percent in October. Cars with alternative drive types showed two to three-digit growth rates. Electrically powered cars (4,979 /1.7%) showed an increase of +46.9 percent. Hybrid vehicles (26,382 /9.3%) increased by 138.6 percent, including plug-in hybrids (6,947 /2.4%) by 248.0 percent. Natural gas vehicles (732 /0.3%) showed an increase of 255.3 percent. Only the liquefied gas vehicles (125 /0.0%) showed a minus of 63.6 percent.
Looking at brands after ten months, Tesla, Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai, Seat, Smart and Ford are among the Double-digit plus winners. Subaru, Nissan, Jaguar, Honda, DS and Alfa Romeo had to cope with full, double-digit crashes.
The used car market is just at the previous year's level
With a minus of 1.3 percent and 637,004 registered cars the used car market slightly in Octoberbelow the previous year. 710,661 changes of owner also mean a decrease of 1.3 percent for all vehicle owners. In total over ten months, the used car market is 6,108,830, 0.1 percent below the previous year's period. Overall, the ownership changes for all vehicles are 7,001,593, the same as last year.