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Austria June 2014: Podium 100% VW, Hyundai i20 up to 4th place

July 10th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i20 Austria June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20

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Not a good month for new car sales in Austria: down 7% year-on-year in June to 29,100 units which brings the year-to-date total to 166,607 sales, down 3% on 2013. For the first time since last December, Volkswagen monopolises the Austrian models podium this month, placing the Golf at #1 (6.1% share), ahead of the Polo (3.3%) and Tiguan (3%). The best performer of the month is the Hyundai i20 up 9 spots to #4 and 2.9% share, while the Opel Corsa (#8), Hyundai i30 (#10), Toyota Auris (#11) and Audi Q3 (#18) also shine. Brand-wise, Volkswagen leads but drops 10%, Hyundai is up 5 ranks on May to a fantastic 2nd place with 7.3% share, ahead of Opel (-5%), Skoda (-4%), Renault (-16%) and Ford (-22%).

Previous month: Austria May 2014: Opel Zafira jumps up to 7th place

One year ago: Austria June 2013: Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in Top 50

Full June 2014 Top 20 models and Top 49 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria May 2014: Opel Zafira jumps up to 7th place

June 12th, 2014 No comments

Opel Zafira Tourer Austria May 2014Opel Zafira Tourer

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The Austrian new car market is down a painful 7% year-on-year to 26,986 registrations after already losing 10% in May last year. The year-to-date total after 5 months now stands at 137,507 units, down 2% on 2013. No surprises in pole position: the VW Golf continues to reign supreme thanks to 1,739 sales and 6.4% share, almost 2.5 times the sales of any other model in the country. The Skoda Octavia is up two spots on April to 2nd place at 2.6%, as is the VW Tiguan at #3 and 2.1%. The Ford Focus does even better: up 3 to #4, while the Opel Zafira is up 8 ranks to a brilliant 7th spot and the Skoda Rapid continues to progress at #18.

Previous month: Austria April 2014: Audi A3 up to 6th position

One year ago: Austria May 2013: Skoda Fabia at highest in 16 months

Full May 2014 Top 20 models and Top 47 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria April 2014: Audi A3 up to 6th position

May 15th, 2014 6 comments

Audi A3 Austria April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frAudi A3

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New car sales in Austria are down 5% year-on-year in April to 29,240 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total into negative at -0.3% and 110,521 units. The Volkswagen Group manages to places 7 models inside the Top 9 this month, and this could have improved if the Renault Mégane total (#3) didn’t include Scénic sales. The VW Golf remains on top with 5.8% of the market, the VW Polo climbs back into 2nd place both in April and year-to-date, the Skoda Octavia is down two spots to #4, the VW Tiguan down one to #5, Audi A3 up two to #6, Seat Ibiza up 5 to #8 and Skoda Fabia up 7 to #9. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up 9 ranks to #10 and the Opel Zafira up a further 3 spots to #15 vs. #37 over the Full Year 2013.

Previous month: Austria March 2014: Renault Mégane up to 5th place

One year ago: Austria April 2013: BMW 3 Series and Audi Q3 on fire

Full April 2014 Top 20 models and Top 48 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria March 2014: Renault Mégane up to 5th place

April 11th, 2014 5 comments

Renault Mégane 2014Renault Mégane

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After a one month-hiatus, Austria is back on BSCB! The Austrian new car market is down 4% year-on-year to 29,702 registrations, bringing the First Quarter total to 81,281 units, still up 2% on 2013. The new Austrian data source combines VW Golf and Golf Plus sales and put together these two models sell a huge 2,350 units this month or a 7.9% market share vs. 6% year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia passes the VW Polo to claim the 2nd spot both this month and year-to-date while the VW Tiguan is up two ranks on February to #4. The hero of the month is the Renault Mégane up to a fantastic 5th place (a rank it also held in February) thanks to 706 sales for a 2,4% share. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai back to #11 thanks to the new model, the Seat Leon up to #12 and the Opel Zafira at #18.

Previous post: Austria January 2014: Opel Mokka up to world-best 4th place

One year ago: Austria March 2013: Nissan Qashqai on podium for the first time

Full March 2014 Top 20 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria January 2014: Opel Mokka up to world-best 4th place

February 27th, 2014 3 comments

Opel Mokka Austria January 2014. Picture courtesy of car-addicts.comOpel Mokka

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Harsh start of the year for the Austrian new car market, down 14% year-on-year in January to 23,990 registrations. Below the traditional VW Golf, Polo and Skoda Octavia atop the models ranking, we have a big surprise in 4th position: the Opel Mokka, jumping up from outside the Top 50 in December and #34 over the Full Year 2013 thanks to 629 sales and 2.6%, its best ranking anywhere in the world and pushing Opel up 36% year-on-year to #2 brand and 7.7% share.

Mazda3 Austria January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMazda3

Other great Top 10 performers in Austria this month include the Ford Focus up to #7 vs. #19 in 2013 and the VW Sharan at #8 vs. #17. Further down, notice the Mazda3 up 25 spots on December to a fantastic 15th place with 1.4% share vs. #60 over the FY2013, the Citroen C4 Picasso up to #22 vs. #44, Dacia Duster up to #26 vs. #47, Mercedes A-Class up to #28, Ford Kuga up to #33 and Peugeot 308 up to #36.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2013: Golf, Polo and Tiguan top, Hyundai #2 brand

Previous month: Austria December 2013: VW Golf Plus at best in 4 years

One year ago: Austria January 2013: Skoda Octavia hits highest ever scores

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Austria Full Year 2013: Golf, Polo & Tiguan top, Hyundai #2 brand

January 16th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai i20 Austria 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.de

The Hyundai i20 clearly stroke a chord with Austrian customers in 2013.

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The Austrian new car market is down 5% year-on-year in 2013 to 319,035 registrations, and the best performance of the year is to be found in the brands ranking: below perennial leader Volkswagen down 6% to 57,758 sales and 18.1% share, Hyundai is up 3 spots and 9% to land in a fantastic 2nd place at 21,103 units and 6.6%, passing Skoda (-3%), Ford (-9%) and Audi (-7%). Hyundai places 3 models inside the Top 12: the i20 is up a splendid 40% and 7 ranks to #6, the i30 is down 11% to #7 and the ix35 up 31% to #12. That’s as many as Volkswagen, except the German manufacturers actually monopolises the Austrian podium for the 2nd time running (and ever) with the Golf at #1 for the 37th consecutive year, up 12% to 16,076 sales and 5%, ahead of the Polo up 4% to #2 and the Tiguan down 12% to #3.

Seat Alhambra Austria 2013The Seat Alhambra is at its best in the world in Austria.

Two Skodas follow, both down 5% year-on-year and holding onto their 2012 ranking: the Octavia at #4 and Fabia at #5. Other great performers this year in Austria include the BMW 3 Series up 42% and 19 spots to #9, the Nissan Qashqai up 14% to #10, Fiat 500 up a very impressive (for its age!) 34% and 14 ranks to #11, Renault Clio up 20% and 11 spots to #13, Audi Q3 up 13 ranks to #20, Seat Leon up 47% and 27 spots to #22, Seat Alhambra up 12 ranks to #29, Mazda CX-5 up 110% to #31, Opel Mokka up to #34, Dacia Sandero up 114% to #35 and Toyota Auris up 187% to 352.

Previous post: Austria December 2013: VW Golf Plus at best in 4 years

Previous year: Austria Full Year 2012: VW Tiguan star of the show

Two years ago: Austria Full Year 2011: VW Golf, Polo and Opel Astra on podium

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria December 2013: VW Golf Plus at best in 4 years

January 16th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Plus Austria December 2013VW Golf Plus

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New car sales in Austria are up 13% year-on0-year in December to 20,831 registrations, bringing the final 2013 total to 319,035 units, down 5% on 2012. It’s another killer month for Volkswagen, placing 6 models inside the Top 10, including 3 on the podium: the Golf (6% share), Polo (3.5%) and Tiguan (3.2%), replicating the Full Year ranking. Add to this the VW Sharan up 12 spots on November to #7, the Bus (aka Transporter) up 4 to #8 and the Golf Plus up 17 to #10, its highest monthly ranking in Austria in over 4 years. Other great performers this month include the BMW 3 Series up to #5, the Audi Q3 up to #11, Kia Cee’d up to #14 and the Skoda Rapid up to #22.

Previous month: Austria November 2013: VW Touran in Top 10

One year ago: Austria December 2012: Volkswagen places 6 models in the Top 6!

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Austria November 2013: VW Touran in Top 10

December 12th, 2013 2 comments

VW Touran Austria November 2013VW Touran

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The Austrian new car sales are down 4% year-on-year in November to 23,350 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 298,204 units, down 6% on 2012. The VW Golf continues to dominate the models charts thanks to 1,214 sales and 5.2%, followed for the second consecutive month by the Skoda Octavia at 700 units and 3% vs. 2.2% year-to-date. The VW Polo at 2.6%, Skoda Fabia back up 36 spots on October to a more traditional #4 at 2.3% and the VW Tiguan also at 2.3% are the only other models above 2% market share this month, confirming Austria is one of the most fragmented car markets in the world.

Audi Q3 Austria November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frAudi Q3

Further down the ranking, great performers this month include the Ford Fiesta up 9 ranks to #7, the VW Touran up a massive 25 spots to #10 with 383 sales and 1.6% vs. #24 year-to-date, Audi Q3 up 12 to #13, Skoda Yeti up 27 to #17, Mazda3 up 21 to #20, Opel Mokka up from outside the Top 50 last month to #23, Peugeot 2008 up 5 ranks to a best-ever #26 and well above the Peugeot 208 at #48 and passing the Renault Captur at #31.

Previous month: Austria October 2013: Suzuki SX4 shoots up to 10th place

One year ago: Austria November 2012: Dacia Lodgy and Opel Mokka up

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Austria October 2013: Suzuki SX4 shoots up to 10th place

November 15th, 2013 2 comments

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Austria October 2013Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

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New car sales in Austria are up a shy 1.6% year-on-year in October to 26,743 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 274,854 units, down 6% on 2012. The VW Golf has now led the Austrian models charts for 12 consecutive months thanks to 1,451 sales and 5.4% in October, ahead of the Skoda Octavia continuing its new generation-fueled progression, up one further spot on September to #2 at 890 units and 3.3%. The Octavia is now #4 year-to-date like in 2012. The VW Tiguan and Polo follow, while the Hyundai i20 and i30 are very solid once again at #5 and #6. With the ix35 at #8, Hyundai places 3 models inside the Austrian Top 8 this month, like Volkswagen, and it is now the #2 brand overall in 2013, passing Skoda!

Peugeot 2008 Austria October 2013. Picture courtesy of thesundaytimes.co.ukPeugeot 2008

Without a doubt boosted by the new S-Cross model, the Suzuki SX4 shoots up directly inside the Top 10 at #10 with 398 sales and 1.5% share. To understand how massive this score is you have to visualise the fact that before today, the SX4′s only incursion inside the Top 50 since I have started following monthly sales charts for Austria back in 2010 was #45 in December 2012! Other great performers include the VW Bus up 18 ranks on last month to #13, the Dacia Sandero up from outside the Top 50 to #14, the Ford Galaxy up 11 to #18, Opel Insignia up to #21, Dacia Duster slicing its September ranking in two to #23 and the Peugeot 2008 breaking into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time at #31 with 251 sales and 0.9% just below the Renault Captur at #29.

Previous month: Austria September 2013: Skoda Octavia and Fabia on podium

One year ago: Austria October 2012: VW Tiguan passes Golf and takes the lead!

Full October 2013 Top 50 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria September 2013: Skoda Fabia and Octavia on podium

October 10th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Fabia Austria Seprember 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deSkoda Fabia

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New car sales in Austria are down 7% both in September to 25,301 registrations and year-to-date at 248,111 units. Like in neighbouring Germany, Skoda lodges an outstanding month: it places the Fabia at #2 with 807 sales and 3.2% (best ranking since last May) and the Octavia at #3 with 718 units and 2.8% (best ranking since last January), both well ahead of their year-to-date levels. As a result the VW Polo and Tiguan are kicked down to #4 and #5 respectively. The Fiat 500 excels as well, up one further spot on August to #7, as do the Ford Focus up 14 to #10 and Audi A3 up 12 to #11. The Renault Captur progresses further, up 6 ranks to a best-ever #26 while the Opel Adam also ranks at an all-time high #30.

Previous month: Austria August 2013: VW Golf VII hits highest share so far

One year ago: Austria September 2012: VW Tiguan only 45 units from #1 spot!

Full September 2013 Top 50 models and Top 42 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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