Total new registrations increased by 31.4 percent in November, and sports cars by as much as 38.3 percent. However, the market share is falling. All details.
New passenger car registrations in November totaled 260,512 cars, an increase of 31.4 percent compared to the previous year. The sports car segment is also benefiting from the upturn in business towards the end of the year. ,
Sports cars remain a niche product
The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in Flensburg recorded 2,076 newly registered sports cars for the reporting month, 38.3 percent more than a year ago. With this substantial growth, the deficit on the previous year's overall result is reduced to just minus 3.9 percent. Despite the many positive numbers, the fact remains: sports cars are only an absolute niche product. In November, their market share was just 0.8 percent. After eleven months and a total of 24,357 newly registered sports cars, the books show a market share of one percent. ,
Porsche 911 with minus at the top
Of those who put a new sports car in their garage in November, most grabbed a Porsche 911. The classic from Zuffenhausen was able to convince 654 customers - almost a third of all sports car buyers. The new Mercedes SL, which is again in second place with 246 new registrations, is impressive. In November, however, directly in front of his brand colleague E-Class Coupé. ,
The BMW Z4 and Audi TT are already far behind. The Toyota GR86 made good gains, advancing to sixth place. From the Ford Mustang in eighth place, the registration numbers are already in double digits. Boxster and Cayman from Porsche stand in front of the Mercedes AMG-GT. The Jaguar F-Type is stepping on the gas again before its last year on sale in 2023. Likewise the Alpina A110 and the Audi R8, which has already been counted. At the bottom of the sports car series is the Lexus LC, which with its only six new registrations is the absolute exotic among the exotics on German roads.
Note: The registration statistics are official information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes is based on a key number via the manufacturer. Models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer built can also appear in the statistics. This peculiarity can occur in the KBA statistics if, for example, foreign vehicles are registered in Germany for the first time or vehicles receive a new identification number.
In November, the sports car segment also benefited from the significant upswing in the new car market. However, their market share remains low overall. And the king of sports cars remains the Porsche 911.