SUV registrations August 2021

The number of registrations continues to go down, including the popular SUVs. More than 80 percent of the models suffer losses, sometimes dramatically.

Among the blind, as the saying goes, the one-eyed man is king. And one can probably judge similarly about the SUV segment, where there was a fall in new registrations of 8.4 percent in August. And that's a much smaller minus than the alarming decline in the overall market - total new car registrations in August fell by 23 percent compared to the same month last year.

71,340 of the 193,307 new passenger car registrations in July were off-road vehicles and SUVs, so the segment is now approaching the 40 percent share of the overall market.

New SUV registrations in July 2021

The semiconductor crisis has the market firmly in its grip and will probably spoil business for car manufacturers in the longer term too . Just 18 model series (of 116 now) in the SUV segment were able to grow in August, the rest are expected to fall, from the public's favorite such as the VW Tiguan (-34%) to wallflowers such as the Lexus RX (-70%). .

Newcomer in the video: Tesla Model Y,

The newcomer of the month is an American Chinese: Tesla sent the first batch of Model Y from the Gigafactory in Shanghai on the long journey to process some German pre-orders. Around 900 Model Ys were given German license plates for the first time in August, underscoring the increasing importance of purely electrically powered SUVs.

Table: The top 20 new SUV registrations in July 2021

Tesla is not alone in the e-SUV market, although it was founded at the time with the Model X. In the meantime, the linking of the trendy SUV theme with the forced electric drive is the favorite topic among car manufacturers, which can also be seen in the table with the VW ID.4 or Skoda Enyaq models. And even with the series that are only partially electrified, this is reflected - for example, 1,205 of the 2,743 Hyundai Kona newly registered in August are electric versions, and the Opel Mokka and Mercedes GLC also have several 100 models with a battery instead of a petrol tank -Approvals involved.

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 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 have a new identification number. received .


The SUVs are losing, but not quite as badly as the overall market - a small consolation. The semiconductor crisis will continue to cause upheavals in the favorite segment of German car buyers for a long time to come. More and more SUVs are now available with electric drives.


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