The Mobility Market specifically covers newly sold passenger cars, including small, medium, executive, and luxury cars as well as SUVs, minivans, and sports cars. However, motorcycles, buses, trucks, large vans, and light utility vehicles are not included. The market's segmentation is based on several factors, including physical properties (weight, volume, wheelbase) and economic factors (pricing, status, etc.). All key figures shown represent the sales of new cars in the basic configuration in the respective year. Used vehicles are not taken into account, nor is adapted equipment for the new cars sold. The prices and revenues shown as well as the distribution of connectivity, drive types, autonomy levels, and average CO2 emissions are accordingly based on the basic models. Importantly, our focus is solely on the market for newly sold cars, distinct from the broader category of registered cars.
The Passenger Cars market is divided into further markets for small cars, medium cars, executive cars, luxury cars, SUVs, minivans, and sports cars. Additionally, it delves into different car brands, offering a comprehensive view of the market.
Insights are centered on newly sold cars in standard configurations, excluding used vehicles and customizations. Reported statistics align with base vehicle configurations, ensuring a focused understanding of the dynamic passenger car market.
Newly Sold Passenger cars
Motorcycles, Buses and Trucks
Commercial Vans (included for the U.S. market only)
The Passenger Cars market in Germany has experienced significant growth over the past few years, driven by various factors such as customer preferences, market trends, local special circumstances, and underlying macroeconomic factors.
Customer preferences: German customers have shown a strong preference for high-quality and technologically advanced passenger cars. They value reliability, safety features, and fuel efficiency. German car manufacturers have been successful in meeting these preferences by producing vehicles that are known for their engineering excellence and innovative technologies. Additionally, there is a growing demand for electric and hybrid cars in Germany, as customers are becoming more environmentally conscious and seeking sustainable transportation options.
Trends in the market: One of the major trends in the German passenger cars market is the increasing popularity of SUVs and crossovers. These vehicles offer a higher seating position, spacious interiors, and a sense of adventure, which appeals to a wide range of customers. Another trend is the rise of digitalization in cars, with features such as advanced infotainment systems, connectivity options, and autonomous driving capabilities becoming more common. German car manufacturers have been quick to adapt to these trends and incorporate them into their vehicle offerings.
Local special circumstances: Germany has a strong automotive industry, with several well-known car manufacturers headquartered in the country. This has created a competitive environment, leading to continuous innovation and improvement in the passenger cars market. The German government has also implemented policies and incentives to promote the adoption of electric and hybrid cars, including tax benefits and subsidies. These efforts have contributed to the growth of the electric vehicle segment in the country.
Underlying macroeconomic factors: The German economy has been relatively stable and prosperous, which has had a positive impact on the passenger cars market. Low unemployment rates, high disposable incomes, and favorable financing options have made it easier for customers to purchase new cars. Additionally, Germany has a well-developed infrastructure and road network, making it convenient for people to own and use cars for commuting and leisure purposes. In conclusion, the Passenger Cars market in Germany has witnessed growth due to customer preferences for high-quality and technologically advanced vehicles, the popularity of SUVs and crossovers, the rise of digitalization in cars, local special circumstances such as a strong automotive industry and government support for electric vehicles, and underlying macroeconomic factors such as a stable economy and favorable financing options. These factors have contributed to the overall development and success of the passenger cars market in Germany.
The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the sales of new passenger cars. Data on the specifications of the sold vehicles is based on the base models of the respective makes.
Market sizes are determined through a bottom-up approach, building on specific predefined factors for each market segment. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use company reports and websites, vehicle registries, car dealers, and environment agencies among other sources. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP and car stock per capita. This data helps us estimate the market size for each country individually.
In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, we use the ARIMA model for the Passenger Cars market. The main drivers are GDP per capita and consumer spending per capita.
The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development).