New registrations in the sports car segment will continue to rush in March 2022. Only 2,857 sports cars received a license plate for the first time in the reporting month.
The Federal Motor Transport Authority in Flensburg recorded 241,330 new car registrations in March 2022. This means that the rate of registrations in the reporting month compared to the previous year is in the lousy 17.5 percent. The sports car segment is doing even worse.
Sports car share in March in the red
The annual statistics for 2021 showed a total of 26,654 sports cars, the 21er market share of sports cars was 1.0 percent, the decline compared to the same period last year was 20.5 percent. And at the start of the year, the sports cars once again did not cut a good figure. Although the total number rose to 1,534 new registrations compared to December, compared to January 2021, the sports cars had to lose a feather again by 2.0 percent. The market share was only 0.8 percent. In February 2022, 1,814 sports cars were registered, and the market share rose to 0.9 percent. Well, in March the proportion of sporty vehicles was even 1.2 percent and 2,857 new registrations in total. A clear improvement compared to the previous months, but the sports car statistics are still 18.6 percent behind the same month last year - and are therefore significantly worse than the overall market.
To answer the question in the headline: Yes, only Porsche can do sports cars - if you take the new registrations and the even worse performance of the competition as a basis. The 911's market share in the sports car segment is now 37.3 percent, more than twice as high as that of the second-placed BMW Z4 with 466 new registrations and a 16.3 percent market share. Third in the group is the TT from Audi. The Ingolstadt company managed to bring 271 new cars to customers. The market share is a mere 9.5 percent.
Ferrari Roma on the winning road
There are still winners this month and in this segment: The Ferrari Roma has grown by 14.6 percent compared to March 2021, the Audi TT by 12.0 percent to grow. Third on the podium is the 911 from Porsche with a plus of 9.9 percent. Front runner among the losers: The E-Class Coupé from Mercedes. The Stuttgart model only made it to 7th place and registered 117 new registrations, a deficit of 74.3 percent. The Lexus LC ranks second among the losers with 15 new registrations and a decline of 54.5 percent. The third-placed Aston Martin V8 recorded a decline of 53.8 percent (12 new registrations).
Note: The registration statistics are the 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.
The sports cars remain a small, exclusive and expensive club. Unfortunately, the sports cars will not get out of their registration hole in 2022 either. Even if the absolute numbers are increasing, the comparison to the market as a whole is poor. The sports cars cannot score points compared to the same month last year. After all, in the first quarter the segment is up one percent with 6,205 new registrations.