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FRANKFURT — Volkswagen code was among a few gainers as German car sales fell 5.8 percent in May.

Overall registrations in a marketplace were 305,057, a KBA engine car management pronounced on Monday.

Sales were down 1.9 percent practiced for one reduction offered day, according to analysts Evercore ISI.

VW code sales rose 5.8 percent final month helped by a new T-Roc SUV. The marque, that is a market’s top-selling brand, has now posted 5 months of uninterrupted gains.

Other winners enclosed VW Group’s Seat brand, whose sales rose 9.6 percent, increasing by a Arona and Ateca SUVs.

PSA Group’s DS upscale code saw volume burst 45 percent, while Dacia sales were adult 11 percent, Alfa Romeo sales increasing 8.9 percent and BMW’s Mini code gained 2.5 percent.

Opel, Fiat among losers

Most other brands had a bad month.

Opel sales fell 15 percent and Fiat was down 14 percent while Peugeot sales fell 9.9 percent and Citroen volume forsaken 8.1 percent.

Sales during Ford declined by 6.5 percent. Skoda was down 2.5 percent.

Among Asian automakers, Hyundai sales fell 10 percent, followed by Toyota with a dump of 5 percent and Kia, that declined 2.6 percent.

• Download PDF, above right, for German sales by code for May.

All 3 oppulance German brands suffered waste final month as BMW forsaken 16 percent, Mercedes-Benz 13 percent and Audi 0.4 percent.

Diesel fall

Registrations of diesel cars fell 27 percent final month, giving diesel a share of 31.3 percent of a market. Registrations of gasoline cars rose 6 percent for a 64 percent marketplace share.

Through May, German sales are adult 2.6 percent to 1.49 million.

You can strech David Jolley during djolley@crain.com.


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