Switzerland July 2017: Mercedes up 19% in market down 4.6%

The Mercedes GLC is up 50% to #11 in Switzerland in July.

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New car sales in Switzerland are down for the 2nd year running in July at -4.6% to 24.885 units, pulling the year-to-date tally into negative territory at -0.2% to 183.803 registrations. Volkswagen is down substantially at -13% but remains in the lead by far at 12.5% share, distancing Mercedes (+19%), BMW (-8%) and Audi (-8%). Skoda (-7%) rounds up the Top 5 above Renault (+14%) while Opel (+6%) and Peugeot (+8%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers in positive. Dacia is down 23% on an exceptionally high July 2016 score and breaks into the Top 10 at #9 vs. #13 YTD. Fiat (+26%), Land Rover (+32%), Alfa Romeo (+174%) and Tesla (+91%) are among the most dynamic further down while Mazda (-24%), Citroen (-24%), Smart (-24%), Honda (-32%), Subaru (-38%), Mitsubishi (-47%) and Kia (-61%) all fall apart. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-26%)manages a third consecutive month in the lead with 3.2% share but 2nd placed Skoda Octavia (-23%) holds onto the YTD top spot at 5.898 units (-16%) vs. 5.447 (-23%) for the Golf. The VW Polo (-7%) and Tiguan (-5%) make the Top 4 100% VW Group, while the Mercedes C-Class is up 27% year-on-year and 10 spots on June to #5 and the Fiat 500 is up 66% and 5 ranks to #6. The Skoda Fabia (+18%), Mercedes GLC (+50%), Mercedes A-Class (+36%), Renault Scenic (+234%), Opel Mokka (+90%) and BMW 5 Series (+106%) also shine in the Top 20.

Previous month: Switzerland June 2017: BMW soars 25% to 2nd place

One year ago: Switzerland July 2016: Dacia superstar

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