FRANKFURT -- Tesla, Porsche, Audi and VW were among brands that saw strong sales gains in Germany in November as overall market sales jumped 9.7 percent to 299,127 vehicles, according to data released by the KBA motor transport authority on Wednesday.
Porsche's registrations rose by 159 percent, Audi sales were up 41 percent and VW brand's volume gained 27 percent. The brands are bouncing back from a sales dip in autumn last year when new WLTP testing standards caused delivery disruptions.
Tesla's registrations increased 130 percent, helped by demand for the Model 3.
Smart's volume gained 60 percent while Alfa Romeo sales rose by 40 percent and Peugeot registrations jumped 27 percent.
German premium brand Mercedes-Benz and BMW gained 7.5 percent and 1.6 percent respectively.
Ford registrations rose 1.9 percent.
Brands that saw steep sales drops included Suzuki, down 36 percent; Honda, down 20 percent; Mini, down 19 percent; and Opel, down 17 percent.
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Registrations to business fleets increased by 15 percent, while sales to private customers rose 0.2 percent.
Sales of gasoline cars increased 5.9 percent for a 57.9 percent market share. Diesel-car registrations rose 1.9 percent for 31.6 percent share.
German registrations in the first 11 months are up 3.9 percent to 3.3 million.