If you look at the number of new registrations in the first half of 2022, you will notice that the VW Golf is still in good shape.
Although the market is down in double digits, the popular compact car is only weakening minimally.
Almost 43,000 new Golfs mean a minus of one percent compared to the already weak year 2019. The gap to number two, the VW T-Roc, is almost 15,000 units, behind which the Opel Corsa does not make it with 24,576 new registrations to prevent a VW triple.
Bronze goes to the VW Tiguan with 24,714 units.
The Fiat 500 surprises in fifth place with 20,578 new cars, just ahead of the VW Passat (20,403).
The dominance of the Wolfsburg is unbroken, the VW bus is eighth, the T-Cross twelfth.
Fiat also only achieves the honorable fifth place with a little cheating, because two technically different cars on different platforms, the petrol engine and the electrician, are subsumed.
Nevertheless, the Fiat 500 E is Germany's most popular electric car in the first half of the year with 11,278 units ahead of the Tesla Model 3 (10,801), the Hyundai Kona E (7587) and the Tesla Model Y (7028).
Only then will the VW ID.4/ID.5 follow ahead of the Corsa E and the ID.3.
Only the first two places make it into the top 50 in the general ranking. Electromobility hasn’t got that far yet.
13.5 percent of new registrations were pure electric cars, plus 11.2 percent were plug-in hybrids.
In the long term, the Golf will probably lose its first place, which seems to have been booked forever, if only because there is no electric version (anymore).
And despite all the announcements, the Wolfsburg-based company dominates the German market for electric cars just ahead of Tesla.