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Austria August 2012: 10 VAG models in Top 11!

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The Austrian new car market is down 5% year-on-year in August to 24,570 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 239,796 units, down 1% on 2011. While last month the Volkswagen Group (VAG) placed 7 models in the Top 8, in August its domination is even more extensive... For the third consecutive time, the Austrian podium is 100% Volkswagen: the Golf leads the way with 1.237 sales and 5% share, ahead of the Polo at 1,032 and 4.2% and the Tiguan at 704 and 2.9%, replicating the 2012 year-to-date ranking.

7 of the 8 models that follow are part of the VAG Group, making it 10 VAG models in the Top 11! The Seat Ibiza is up 4 spots on July to #4 with 519 units and 2.1%, the Skoda Octavia is down one to #6, the Audi A4 down 3 to #7, the VW Sharan up 4 to #8, the VW Passat up 4 to #9, the VW Bus up 13 to #10 and the Audi A3 stable at #11. Note there are 18 VAG models in the Top 30 this month. Year-to-date, the VAG domination is also striking, monopolising with the entire Top 6 with the Golf, Polo, Tiguan, Octavia, Fabia and Ibiza on top.

The Hyundai i20 is the only non-VAG model in the Top 11!

The only non-VAG model in the Top 11 this month is the Hyundai i20, up 5 ranks to a fantastic 5th place with 465 sales and 1.9%. Other great performers in August in Austria include the Peugeot 208 up 5 to #13, Kia Rio up from outside the Top 50 to #15 vs. #32 year-to-date, the Seat Leon up 25 spots to #20 vs. #50 year-to-date, the Seat Altea up 17 to #21 vs. #47 and the Mercedes C-Class up 10 to #30 vs. #58.

Previous month: Austria July 2012: VAG Group places 7 models in Top 8

One year ago: Austria August 2011: Hyundai #2 brand, places i20 in 5th place

Full August 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Ant
    September 14th, 2012 at 03:41 | #1

    The domination of vag is evident in most of european countries and look the terrific sales numbers in china…..and in other continents too … sad to admit but They are clever to produce and to sell :)

  2. Carson
    September 14th, 2012 at 02:21 | #2

    Does anyone know the VAG market share in Austria? Is it higher than Toyota in Japan or South East Asia?

  3. Sonico
    September 13th, 2012 at 07:23 | #3

    dany :
    a lot of ignorance to think that only one brand is great!

    Did anyone say that?

  4. dany
    September 12th, 2012 at 21:24 | #4

    today, in the same price range, there are no major variations, just buy a brand, is fanaticism, and fanaticism is ignorance.

  5. Pedro
    September 12th, 2012 at 18:26 | #5

    Miguel :
    @dany
    It´s pathetic dany!! Arrogance and prepotency will go down somew day!

    Do you say the same to the toyota-bosses because of their domination of japan’s top 20 ?

  6. September 12th, 2012 at 17:03 | #6

    @dany
    It´s pathetic dany!! Arrogance and prepotency will go down somew day!

  7. Keith
    September 12th, 2012 at 08:10 | #7

    VAG ueber alles! Absolutely stunning result for Drs Piech and Winterkorn.

  8. dany
    September 12th, 2012 at 01:49 | #8

    a lot of ignorance to think that only one brand is great!

  9. Rutger (D-C)
    September 12th, 2012 at 00:56 | #9

    The Chinese sales figures of August and a Top 10 of Belgium (January-June) are online at AutoWeek.nl :)

    • matgasnier
      September 12th, 2012 at 10:04 | #10

      Thanks Rutger! The Belgian Top 10 has now been uploaded, China to come shortly :)
      cheers
      Matt

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