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New car sales in Austria are up a tiny 0.75% year-on-year in October to 26,945 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 264,308 units, down 4% on 2013. Below Volkswagen down 6% to 16.9% share, Hyundai climbs one spot to rank #2 overall thanks to sales up 8% on October 2013 to 1,940 units for a 7.2% market share. Opel is up 13% but down one spot on September to #3, Ford is up 9% and one rank to #4 and Skoda up 8% but down one spot to #5. Model-wise, while the VW Golf continues its uncontested reign atop the hierarchy, the Hyundai i20 is back up to a fantastic 2nd place for the second time this year after last July, delivering an all-time record 3.6% market share (previous best: 3.5% last month). This is due to runout price of the outgoing model in anticipation of the new generation arriving in dealerships from November onwards. With the Czech Republic, Austria is fast becoming Hyundai’s avant-garde markets in Europe.
Further down, the Seat Ibiza (#7), Opel Corsa (#9), VW Bus (#10) and Opel Astra (#12) all shine, while Audi SUVs manage a record performance: with the Audi Q3 at #18 and the Q5 breaking into the Austrian Top 20 for the very first time at #20, we have two Audi SUV among the country’s Top 20 selling vehicles this month for the first time in history.
Previous month: Austria September 2014: Opel Corsa and Mokka in great shape
One year ago: Austria October 2013: Suzuki SX4 shoots up to 10th place
Full October 2014 Top 20 models and Top 45 brands Ranking Tables below.