Daewoo and Chrysler took the lead in March

Flensburg, Germany. According to provisional KBA (German Federal Authority of Road Transport) figures Daewoo and Chrysler had the highest sales increases in Germany in March.

Daewoo sold 1,400 vehicles in Germany, a 64.7 percent increase over the year-ago period. Chrysler had a 51 percent increase, selling more than 1,800 units.

Volvo sold 3,900 units, a 44.9 percent boost; Smart had a 41.2 percent jump with 4,400 sales; and Lexus sold 280 vehicles for a 41.4 percent increase. Mazda sold 11,500 units, a 26.8 jump; Hyundai sold 5,200, up 23.0 percent; Jaguar sold 500 vehicles, up 23.2 percent; Audi sold 25,000, up 21.0 percent; Toyota sold 15,200, up 17.6 percent; Opel sold 37,350, up 12.2 percent; BMW sold 23,273, up 11.9 percent; and VW sold 60,350, up 10.4 percent.

The losers were: Lancia, which sold 340 vehicles, down of 45.3 percent; Nissan 5,100 vehicles, down 35.5 percent; Fiat, 5,600 vehicles, down 20.9 percent; Mini, 2,225 cars, down 20.0 percent; Renault, 17,500 vehicles, down 14.5 percent; Mitsubishi 3,800 vehicles, down 12.2 percent; Kia 2,400 vehicles, down 11.3 percent; and Ford 25,850 vehicles, down 8.7 percent.

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