German car market in March set an anti-record

German car market in March set an anti-record

April 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the German Automobile Industry Association, last month German dealers sold just 215,199 new cars, which is 37.7% less than in March 2019.

German analysts note that last month, the new car market in Germany showed the largest decline in demand in the history of the local auto industry. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the measures taken in the country to restrain its spread, because of which people are forbidden to go outside without good reason. At the same time, from January to March 2020, sales of new passenger cars here amounted to 701,362 units, which is 20.3% less than the same period last year.

Volkswagen is the leader in sales in Germany, whose cars sold 40,643 units in March. This is 35.1% less than a year earlier. In second place is the Mercedes-Benz brand (20,132 cars, −28.2%). BMW closes the top three (20,047 units, −21.3%). Also in TOP-5 of the best-selling automotive brands in Germany in March included Audi (18,904 units, −36.5%) and Ford (12730 units, −50.3%).