FRANKFURT -- Registrations in Germany fell 4.7 percent to 325,231 in June as private sales slumped on three fewer working days than in the same month in 2018, according to a statement released Wednesday by the KBA motor transport authority.
Adjusted for selling days, registrations were up 7 percent.
Sales to private customers dropped 10 percent while sales to business fleets rose 1.5 percent.
Among winners for the month were Tesla, with sales up 469 percent, helped by the introduction of the Model 3; Citroen up 20 percent; Kia, up 18 percent; and Seat up 9.2 percent.
Ford registrations increased 2.2 percent, Renault's registrations rose 6.8 percent and Peugeot gained 2 percent.
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German premium brands had a poor month. Porsche registrations plunged 32 percent, Mercedes-Benz sales fell 15 percent and Audi was down 13 percent. BMW sales rose 1.1 percent
VW brand, Germany's market leader, saw its sales fall 6.1 percent. Sister brand Skoda's volume dropped 2.9 percent.
Opel was down 7.3 percent.
Toyota was up nearly 1 percent while Nissan's volume dropped by 37 percent, Honda sales fell 33 percent and Hyundai registrations were down 7 percent.
Through June, sales in Germany are up 0.5 percent to 1.84 million.