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New SUV registrations 2017: These are Germany's most popular SUVs

Achim Hartmann
New SUV registrations 2017
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D he year didn't end with a bang, but with a quiet one December fell by exactly one percent for the overall market. Exceptions to this were once again the SUVs, which were up 12.2 percent, and even over 22 percent over the year as a whole. A few more numbers? 820,552 off-road vehicles and SUVs were registered for the first time in Germany in 2017, not counting a number of models reported in other segments such as Mini Countryman, Nissan Juke or Peugeot 3008. Or to put it another way: around one in four new cars in 2017 was an off-roader.

14 new SUVs in 2017

Just how hot the segment is can be seen from the new additions: 14 completely new models have been introduced, numerous others presented in a new generation, the store is booming. Even in December there were still three debutants to report with the DS7, Volvo XC40 and Jaguar E-Pace.

Hans-Dieter Seufert
Less in demand in 2017: German diesel big ships

We took stock of the annual financial statements and compared the annual figures, in which the results are naturally smoothed out significantly and individual outliers, both upwards and downwards, are not as significant. This is of course a bit stupid for newcomers, since they logically have to line up at the bottom, but in 2018 they will have enough time for rock'n'roll in the statistics.

If you look at the development of individual models It is then noticeable that the large luxury SUVs in particular did not have an easy time last year. The ongoing diesel debate, which caused unrest and uncertainty among buyers, was certainly not uninvolved. The Porsche Cayenne was particularly hard hit (-37%). But also the twoLarge SUVs from Mercedes, GLE and GLS as well as the VW Touareg, also the BMW X5 and X6 and the Audi Q7 - all with double digits.

Mercedes GLC is whiz kid of the year

That Somewhat classy goods one number smaller works very well, as shown by the high-flyer of the year. With brilliant sales figures in the second half of the year, the Mercedes GLC (+ 50%) also took second place in the final ranking, behind - it was clear - the VW Tiguan (+ 11.7%).

Hans-Dieter Seufert
Totally in demand in 2017: Smart compact SUVs

A look at the top 20 of the SUV parade, which now comprises almost 100 models, shows how multicultural the SUV segment has become. Importer brands from Asia and Europe have confidently mingled with the local top dogs, with Hyundai, Nissan and Renault, three import brands are among the top 10 best-selling SUVs.

That this development will continue is a given. Because many newcomers from 2017 will only really take off in the new year, and there are already again dozen new models announced , which will further puff up the market.

The exact sales figures and placements of new SUV registrations in December 2017 and for the year as a whole, we show you in our photo show.

Note: The registration statistics are the official information from the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg. The division into the respective classes is carried out by the manufacturer using a key number. The statistics can also show models that are not available on the German market or that are no longer being built. This peculiarity can occur with the KBA statistics if e.g. foreign vehicles are registered in Germany for the first time or vehicles have a new ID number. receive. Individual SUV models that are homologated by the manufacturers in other classes (e.g. mini-van) and listed at the KBA are not taken into account.


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