04 December 2014

Germany Car Sales By Brand : 1975-79

Cars such as the 100 were proving successful for Audi

By this time, brands associated as German had taken over the market. People were more affluent and premium marques were strong. Total sales were impressive.

Local: The top three had found their places for now, with the big three posher brands still jostling a bit. Porsche were making big sales gains, with the 924 and 928 being introduced.

Imports: This was a Japanese invasion of sorts as they all made very strong gains. Volvo took over the DAF car business in 1975. Innocenti made the Mini car under license, which I included with BL. A new Bertone styled Innocenti Mini was introduced, hence I separated sales figures.

75 76 77 78 79 Make 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1 1 1 1 1 VW 481,353 528,635 565,518 593,484 580,571
2 2 2 2 2 Opel 382,608 466,931 492,044 516,141 471,911
3 3 3 3 3 Ford 286,750 345,607 370,991 370,293 311,920
7 5 4 5 4 Audi 107,640 134,460 224,461 214,298 246,637
4 4 5 4 5 Mercedes 195,520 203,213 220,485 221,443 242,848
5 6 6 6 6 BMW 128,637 130,090 140,182 154,567 153,923
6 7 7 7 7 Renault 119,889 123,455 126,436 121,809 129,759
8 8 8 8 8 Fiat 103,380 96,771 96,806 85,527 83,191
10 11 10 9 9 Citroen 50,097 41,163 48,551 58,447 50,702
9 9 9 10 10 Simca/Talbot 57,942 55,697 56,483 53,331 43,941
11 10 11 11 11 Peugeot 48,122 41,724 44,430 49,531 41,161
16 14 14 12 12 Toyota 12,182 17,209 21,636 32,121 32,506
20 18 15 16 13 Mazda 4,849 8,972 15,363 17,391 32,398
13 15 17 15 14 Nissan 16,492 13,312 11,633 18,553 31,979
25 24 21 18 15 Honda 1,839 3,275 8,196 16,485 28,693
14 13 13 14 16 Volvo 13,583 22,806 23,371 24,984 24,997
12 12 12 13 17 Alfa Romeo 34,348 25,544 23,404 26,282 22,762
34 33 22 19 18 Mitsubishi 23 28 5,446 12,637 20,725
23 19 20 20 19 Porsche 2,902 8,145 9,800 11,368 12,001
26 26 24 23 20 GM US 1,584 2,374 3,819 7,558 11,417
29 21 19 17 21 FSO 987 3,832 10,600 16,556 11,272
18 17 16 21 22 Lada 9,121 9,336 12,033 10,296 10,641
15 16 18 22 23 BLMC 12,457 11,082 11,010 9,052 8,567
22 25 26 26 24 Skoda 3,937 2,533 2,421 2,055 2,216
28 28 30 28 25 Saab 1,316 1,279 1,252 1,857 2,024


29 27 26 Nuova Innoc see BL 1,337 2,017 1,991
21 23 25 25 27 Autobianchi 4,835 3,291 3,078 3,239 1,945
32 30 33 31 28 Chrysler 106 126 255 965 1,789
19 20 27 30 29 Seat 6,574 4,133 1,736 1,247 1,619


34 34 30 Daihatsu

112 232 1,235
30 27 28 29 31 Jaguar 771 1,557 1,362 1,547 1,138
31 29 32 33 32 Alpine 164 214 349 460 347




33 Suzuki



332

31 31 32 34 Teihol
96 615 560 268
33 32 35 35 35 Ferrari 65 55 101 156 146
24 22 23 24 - Lancia 2,136 3,691 4,167 3,977
17



DAF 11,573   to Volvo


27



Zastava 1,463




Sonstige 803 1,431 1,795 3,288 3,828

Insgesamt 2,106,048 2,312,067 2,561,278 2,663,754 2,623,400

Data source: VDA.

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