Austria 2005: Golf and Astra dominate, Golf Plus shines
* See the Top 25 best-selling models by clicking on the title! *
The Austrian car market is very stable this year at -1% and 307,915 registrations. The VW Golf V keeps its best seller title even though it lost 33% over 2004 at 11,931 sales and 3.9% share. It lead the monthly ranking 7 times out of 12.
The new gen Opel Astra kept progressing during the first half of the year to reach the 1st place in July (with 1,404 sales) before slowing down significantly. It finishes the year #2 at 9,967 sales (3.2%). The other models to hold the monthly pole position are the VW Polo in August (3rd overall at 2.9%), the VW Passat in October and November (5th this year at 2.6%)...
...and the VW Golf Plus, launched in February, delivering an extremely impressive year: it grew steadily through the year to finish in first place in December with 897 sales and 5.1% share! It is #8 overall at 6,455 sales and 2.1%.
Full Year 2005 Top 25 Ranking Table below.