D That was nothing at first: By minus 7.3 percent new registrations decreased in January 2020 compared to the same month last year. And, mind you: the off-road vehicles and SUVs also had to say goodbye to the usual growth. A total of 80,810 copies of the more or less long-legged vehicles were registered for the first time in Germany in January 2020, a decrease of 0.15 percent compared to January 2019.
After the total number of new car registrations in January 2020 at 246,300 Vehicles, this also means a corresponding share of the sales of off-roaders: Almost 33 percent, i.e. practically every third new vehicle in Germany, can be assigned to this category.
Exceptional At the moment, however, the figures are not expressive; especially with the imported brands, for example, seasonal fluctuations in the supply chain can produce strong fluctuations. In addition, there is the registration rally of individual brands in December 2019, which have parked their dealerships with daily registrations in order to avoid the impending CO2 fines from 2020.
Correspondingly, a number of December high-flyers withdrew quietly again in January, for example the surprising December first Ford Kuga is only in 25th place in January, with less than a sixth of the registration figures in the previous month. Other models such as the Suzuki Vitara (3,117 new registrations in December, only 299 in January) make it very clear what the meaning of the term 'tactical registrations' is.
So we see overall after the messIn the last quarter of 2019, a picture in the table that has been slowed down to normal speed again, with the top 10 this time completely in German hands. The Audi Q3 recorded enormous growth compared to January 2019 with plus 373 percent, the Mercedes GLE with plus 145 percent, the GLS with plus 291 percent, but also the Nissan Qashqai with plus 145 percent or the Land Rover Discovery with plus 166 percent.
Overall, there was a small cleanup in the table in January. For the time being or finally the SUVs from Cadillac and Infiniti have disappeared, the Ssangyong Rexton also failed to get new registrations in January and the Opel Mokka has left us forever. The only six new registrations for the Mazda CX-3, a successful model from the Japanese that recorded over 19,000 new registrations in the past year, are curious Ford Explorer officially to us in Germany. Still hesitant, but at least: 28 new registrations for the big Brummer, all 28 with plug-in hybrid drive.
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 for the first time in Germany or vehicles have a new ID number. received.