241,399 new vehicles hit the road in Germany last month, up 10.5 percent on the same month a year earlier, according to Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), while Dacia reported an advance of 23.4 percent to 4,485 vehicles, europe.autonews.com informs.
Brands like Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat have registered last month sales increases of over 20 percent on the largest car market in Europe.
Toyota led gains among the mass-market brands, with registrations jumping 30 percent. Skoda sales rose by 26 percent, ahead of sister brand Seat, whose registrations were up 11 percent. The scandal-hit VW brand’s volume rose 5.1 percent, while sales at VW Group’s premium marque Audi slipped 3 percent.
Aside from Audi, premium and luxury brands fared well. BMW brand sales grew 19 percent, just behind a 20 percent jump at rival Mercedes-Benz, while Jaguar’s registrations rose 76 percent. Porsche sales were up 8.2 percent and registrations at Volvo rose 11 percent.
Germany is the latest key European market to report a double-digit sales growth. Sales in France and Spain grew 11 percent last month, while volume in Italy rose 10 percent.
Evercore ISI said German registrations in January were up 6 percent on a selling day adjusted basis, while the French, Spanish and Italian markets were all flat on a selling day adjusted basis.