FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group brands were among the winners last month as the German market rose 4.2 percent.
Overall registrations in the market were 341,308, the KBA motor vehicle authority said on Wednesday.
Last month VW brand's sales rose 9.6 percent, marking a sixth straight month of gains for VW Group's core automaker. Sales at VW Group subsidiary Seat rose 12 percent while sister brands Skoda (+5.7 percent), Porsche (+36 percent) and Audi (+10 percent) also posted strong results in June.
Other winners included BMW brand, which rose 12 percent, and Mini, which was up 13 percent.
Sales of Dacia cars leapt 49 percent last month, while Ford rose 9.5 percent and Hyundai was up 14 percent.
Other Asian brands had mixed results: Toyota rose 2.7 percent, but Mitsubishi dropped 9 percent, Nissan fell 2 percent and Kia slipped 1.9 percent.
• Download PDF, above right, for German sales by brand for June.
Citroen was among the other losers last month as registrations dropped 16 percent and Mercedes-Benz was down 9.6 percent. Fiat dropped 5.1 percent, while Renault brand sales slipped 13 percent. Peugeot fell 5.1 percent, while its sibling brand Opel was down 5. 2 percent.
Through June, German sales are up 2.9 percent to 1.83 million.
Germany's VDA auto industry said on Tuesday that it was raising its forecast for car-sales growth even as the sector continues to grapple with the aftermath of the diesel crisis and a looming trade war with the U.S.
The VDA said it now expected Germany's passenger car market to grow by 1 percent to about 3.5 million vehicles this year, compared with a previous guidance for 3.4 million.