Austria November 2017: VW Golf & Renault Megane shine

Renault Megane sales are up 120% year-on-year in Austria in November.

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New car sales in Austria are up by a robust 12.5% year-on-year in November to 29.547 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 7.8% to 327.669 deliveries. The Top 4 best-selling brands all beat the market: Volkswagen is up 18% to 17.3% share, Skoda surges 53% to 7.3%, Renault is up 27% to 6.3% and Ford up 23% to 6.1%. In the Top 10, Hyundai (+30%), Seat (+19%) and Audi (+15%) also shine while beyond, Subaru (+113%). Peugeot (+63%), Jeep (+40%), Tesla (+40%), Toyota (+39%) and Mitsubishi (+21%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Top 6 best-sellers outpace the market, led by the VW Golf (+67%), Tiguan (+30%) and Skoda Octavia (+33%) and followed by the Skoda Fabia (+52%), Audi A4 (+27%) and Renault Megane (+120%). The Renault Captur (+68%), VW Touran (+90%), Seat Alhambra (+75%), Ford Focus (+73%), Hyundai i30 (+143%), Ford Kuga (+129%) and Peugeot 5008 (+967%, outselling the 3008 almost 3-to-1) also shine. The Opel Crossland X (#38) leads newcomers ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#57), Karoq (63), Jeep Compass (#66), Suzuki Ignis (#74) and Hyundai Kona (#88). Produced locally, the Jaguar E-Pace makes its very first appearance in any sales charts of any country in the world with one lonely unit sold this month.

Previous month: Austria October 2017: VW Polo back up 55% to #2 thanks to new gen

One year ago: Austria November 2016: Mercedes up 52%, VW places 6 in Top 8

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Austria October 2017: VW Polo back up 55% to #2 thanks to new gen

VW Polo sales are up 55% year-on-year in Austria.

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New car sales in Austria are up 7.5% year-on-year in October to 28.244 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7.1% to 298.122 units. Market leader Volkswagen underperforms at -1% to 15.7% share vs. 16.5% year-to-date, but the next four best-sellers all beat the market: Skoda (+8%), Renault (+16%), Ford (+27%) and most impressively Mercedes (+34%). In the Top 10, Seat (+23%) also shines but Audi (-12%), BMW (-18%) and Hyundai (-20%) struggle. Further down, notice Citroen (+24%), Honda (+27%), Kia (+27%), Peugeot (+32%), Mini (+43%), Jeep (+45%), Suzuki (+71%), Lada (+73%), Bentley (+75%) and Toyota (+75%) all posting spectacular gains.

The Renault Scenic is up 5-fold on October 2016 thanks to the new generation.

Model-wise, below the VW Golf up a robust 20% to 4.4% share, the VW Polo rallies back up 86 spots on September to #2 with deliveries up 52% year-on-year thanks to the new model. The Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium and does even better at +62%. Reversely the Skoda Fabia (-27%) and VW Tiguan (-44%) are in great difficulty. The Renault Clio (+46%), Seat Alhambra (+55%), Renault Scenic (+403%) and Ford Focus (+50%) also shine while the Opel Crossland X (#37) dominates recent launches above the Skoda Kodiaq (#59), Opel Grandland X (#72, up 114 spots on September), Suzuki Ignis (#74) and Jeep Compass (#80). We welcome the Citroen C3 Aircross (#91), Skoda Karoq (#95) and Hyundai Kona (#97) all landing straight inside the Austrian Top 100.

Previous month: Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

One year ago: Austria October 2016: Skoda and Hyundai shine in market up 4%

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Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

The ix20 (+82%) helps Hyundai up to 2nd place overall in Austria this month.

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The Austrian new car market is down 1% year-on-year in September to 29.528 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive at +7% to 269.878 units. Brand leader Volkswagen suffers with a harsh 18% decline to 14.6% share, two percentage points below its YTD level of 16.6%. Below, Hyundai is up 8 spots on August and 14% year-on-year to land at a brilliant 2nd place, now ranking 5th year-to-date, and Skoda is down to #3 but up 18%. Fiat (+10%) and Seat (+23%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers posting a double-digit gain, while BMW (-21%) and Audi (-26%) struggle. Further down, Jeep (+20%), Alfa Romeo (+23%), Land Rover (+23%), Honda (+26%), Toyota (+27%), Suzuki (+35%), Smart (+41%), Subaru (+43%), Ssangyong (+57%) and Lada (+60%) impress.

Model-wise, the VW Golf still leads by far but drops 6% to 5.1% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+51%), VW Tiguan (-26%) and the Hyundai ix20 up 82% year-on-year and 83 spots on August to a fantastic 4th place – it ranks #51 year-to-date. The VW Bus (+18%), Fiat 500 (+29%), Renault Clio (+30%) and Seat Ibiza (+37%) also shine inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice the Renault Captur up 47%, the Hyundai i30 up 95%, the BMW 5 Series up 146% and the Opel Insignia up 124%. The Opel Crossland X (#37) tops recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#40), Audi Q2 (#64) and Suzuki Ignis (#65). In September we welcome no less than five all-new nameplates in the Austrian sales charts: the Kia Stonic (#100), Opel Grandland X (#184), Kia Stinger (#231), the very promising VW T-Roc (#241) and the Seat Arona (#277).

Previous month: Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

One year ago: Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

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Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

The Seat Ateca hits a world-best 8th place in Austria in August. 

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New car sales in Austria are up a solid 10% year-on-year in August to 26.058 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.1% to 240.350. Volkswagen trails the market growth with a slim 5% year-on-year improvement to 15.3% share vs. 16.9% so far this year. In 2nd place, Skoda soars 46% – no less than the largest gain in the Top 20 – to reach 7.7% share, ahead of Opel (+1%), Ford and Mercedes (both at +17%). BMW (-3%), Audi (-13%) and Hyundai (-16%) are the only manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Toyota (+44%), Dacia (+26%), Suzuki (+35%), Jeep (+48%), Alfa Romeo (+68%), Smart (+152%) and Lexus (+423%) all posting spectacular gains. In the models ranking, the VW Golf reigns supreme, almost doubling the market growth at +32%. It distances the Skoda Octavia (+61%), VW Tiguan (-15%) and Skoda Fabia (-5%) while the Ford Kuga is up three-fold to land in 5th place with 2% share. It ranks #16 year-to-date. The Seat Ateca also impresses at +216% to #8, its best-ever ranking in Austria (and the world) and 2nd stint in the Austrian Top 10 after last January. Other great performers include the Renault Scenic up 82% to #9, the BMW 5 Series up 223% to #16, the Toyota Yaris up 161% to #17 and the Skoda Kodiaq up 30 spots on July to a best-ever #21.

Previous month: Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

One year ago: Austria August 2016: VW Tiguan (+45%) catches up on Golf (-39%)

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Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Austrian Top 20 this month.

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New car sales in Austria are up 3.2% year-on-year in July to 27.731 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 7.9% to 214.292 units. Market leader Volkswagen drops 9% to 15.1% share, almost two percentage points below its YTD level of 17%. Ford (-3%) is up three spots on June to 2nd place, distancing Skoda (+3%) and Opel (-5%) while BMW (+6%), Audi (+5%) and Mercedes (+8%) all fit within 13 units! Renault (+21%) and Hyundai (+11%) are the most dynamic in the Top 10. Beyond, Peugeot (+53%), Toyota (+59%), Suzuki (+47%) and Tesla (+41%) are among the largest year-on-year gainers. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-3%) remains by far in the lead with 3.8% share while the Skoda Octavia soars 33% to #2 at 2.5%. The VW Tiguan is down 15% but gains one spot on June to #3 and the Hyundai i20 post the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 20 at +86% to 4th place overall. The Volkswagen Group places eight nameplates in the Top 9, adding the VW Bus, Polo, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Seat Leon. The VW Caddy (+51%), Ford Kuga (+71%) and BMW 5 Series (+119%) also make themselves noticed but the best performance this month is delivered by the Opel Crossland X up 97 spots on June to break into the Top 20 at #16, making Austria the first country to welcome this newcomer inside its own Top 20.

Previous month: Austria June 2017: Discounted VW Polo surges 82% to #2

One year ago: Austria July 2016: Top 6 models from VW Group, Ford up 12%

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Austria June 2017: Discounted VW Polo surges 82% to #2

The new generation Polo is scheduled to go on sale this October. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in June to 35.441 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up a very robust 8.6% to 186.561 units. Market leader Volkswagen evolves like the market with a 5% gain leading to a 17.2% market share, identical to its YTD level. Skoda surges 19% in 2nd place to 6.5% ahead of Hyundai (+0.1%), Opel (-5%) and Ford (+0.3%) all under-performing. Seat (+22%), Mercedes (+22%), Fiat (+19%), Kia (+15%), Toyota (+33%) and Suzuki (+18%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 20. Further down, Porsche (+44%), Lexus (+43%), Subaru (+48%) and Lada (+75%) also shine.

The Hyundai i20 is the best-selling non VW Group nameplate in Austria this month. 

The VW Golf remains the best-selling vehicle in the country despite a 4% drop to 4.5% share but the most impressive year-on-year gain inside the Top 10 is the works of the VW Polo, boosted by deep discounts on the outgoing generation and seeing its sales surge 82% year-on-year to 3.8% share. The Polo knocks down the Tiguan (-16%) to now rank #2 year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia is up 32% to #3, the Seat Ibiza up 15% year-on-year and 7 spots on May to #5 and the Hyundai i20 is up 25% to become the best-selling non-VW Group nameplate in Austria. Notice also the Seat Leon up 25%, the Fiat 500 up 33% and the Ford Kuga up 189%. The Fiat Tipo (+156%) continues to climb the ranking, breaking into the Top 20 to hit #18 this month. Among recent launches, the Skoda Kodiaq is up 14 spots to #41 the Toyota C-HR up 23 to #61 and we welcome the Opel Crossland (#113), new Jeep Compass (#129) and Range Rover Velar (#209).

Previous month: Austria May 2017: VW Group monopolises Top 6 in market up 13.9%

One year ago: Austria June 2016: VW Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson impress

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Austria May 2017: VW Group monopolises Top 6 in market up 13.9%

VW Bus sales are up 88% year-on-year in Austria in May.

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A very solid month for new car sales in Austria, up 13.9% year-on-year to 32.426 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.5% to 151.120 units. The two brand leaders advance faster than the market: Volkswagen is up 16% to 17.6% share and Skoda is up 24% to 7.7% but Opel struggles in third place at -24%. Ford (+12%), BMW (+14%) and Renault (+9%) follow, while Seat (+25%) and Mercedes (+60%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10. Beyond, a healthy 17 manufacturers beat the market growth, with Mazda (+50%), Dacia (+56%), Suzuki (+69%), Alfa Romeo (+101%), Maserati (+117%), Lexus (+157%) and Tesla (+440%) among the best performers.

The VW Group monopolises the first six spots in the models ranking in May. The VW Golf holds on to its traditional pole position despite an 8% drop, the the Skoda Octavia (+0.4%) is up two spots on last month to #2, overtaking the VW Polo (+30% as stocks of the outgoing generation are starting to get cleared) and VW Tiguan, still boosted by the new generation at +46%. The VW Bus (aka Transporter) shoots up 88% now that the T6 model is well established and the Skoda Fabia gains 36% in 6th place. The Opel Astra is the best-selling non-VW nameplate at #7 but drops 24%. It is followed by the Hyundai i20 up a splendid 40%. The VW Group adds four nameplates in the Top 12: the VW Passat, Touran (+23%), Seat Leon (+34%) and Ibiza. Inside the Top 50, notice also the BMW 5 Series up 132%, the Mercedes A-Class up 188%, Fiat Tipo up 679%, Hyundai i10 up 178% and Mercedes GLC up 153%. The Audi Q2 breaks into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time.

Previous month: Austria April 2017: VW Polo and Renault Megane shine in market down 2.9%

One year ago: Austria May 2016: Hyundai Tucson back inside Top 10

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Austria April 2017: VW Polo and Renault Megane shine in market down 2.9%

The VW Polo is up 58% year-on-year in April. Picture autobild.de 

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The Austrian new car market is down 2.9% year-on-year in April to 30.201 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 8.3% to 118.694. Market leader Volkswagen fares slightly worse than the market at -4% but remains ultra-dominant at 17.2% share, the same figure as year-to-date. It is followed this month by three improving brands: Skoda (+5%), Renault (+3%) and Ford (+5%) all post market shares above their year-to-date levels at 7.6%, 6.5% and 6.3% respectively. The rest of the Top 10 is entirely in negative territory with Opel (-11%) and Audi (-25%) hit the hardest. Further down, notice Toyota (+22%), Dacia (+23%), Land Rover (+26%), Suzuki (+37%) and Alfa Romeo (+94%) all posting impressive gains.

In the models ranking, Volkswagen monopolises the podium like it does year-to-date but this month the Golf (-25%) is followed by the Polo (+58%) with the Tiguan (+8%) taking third position instead of #2 year-to-date. The traditional two Skodas follow: the Octavia at -9% and the Fabia at +29%. Within the Top 10, the VW Bus (+10%), BMW X1 (+18%), Ford Fiesta (+22%) and most impressively the Renault Megane (+154%) make themselves noticed. Beyond, the Renault Kadjar is up 74% to #13 vs. #39 year-to-date, the Ford Kuga is up 93% to #16 and the Dacia Sandero up 50% to #19. Among recent launches, the Fiat Tipo ranks 26th, the Seat Ateca 27th and the Toyota C-HR 40th while the Alfa Romeo Stelvio breaks into the Top 100 at #94.

Previous post: Austria February 2017: VW Golf leads, Skoda Fabia and Fiat Tipo shine

One year ago: Austria April 2016: 10 Volkswagen Group nameplates in the Top 12

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Austria February 2017: VW Golf leads, Skoda Fabia & Fiat Tipo shine

The Skoda Fabia is up 3-fold year-on-year in Austria to #4 overall. 

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New car sales in Austria are up frankly in February at +12.5% year-on-year to 25.311 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 11% to 51.663. Market leader Volkswagen roughly follows the market at +14% but #2 Skoda is well ahead at +62%, followed by Opel (+17%), Ford (+5%) and Hyundai (+45%). Mercedes (+21%), Fiat (+24%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Dacia (+47%), Toyota (+57%) and Suzuki (+76%) are among the other carmakers outpacing the market within the Top 20. Among smaller brands, Alfa Romeo (+60%), Bentley (+100%), Tesla (+135%) and Maserati (+167%) make themselves noticed.

The Fiat Tipo breaks into the Austrian Top 20 for the first time. Picture auto.cz 

In the models ranking, the VW Golf continues to get a welcome boost at 38% to 5.7% share while the Skoda Octavia (+6%) reclaims the 2nd spot it held over the FY2016 off the VW Tiguan (+56%) just as the facelifted model enters Austrian dealerships. The Skoda Fabia (+203%) is the biggest gainer in the Top 75, with the Hyundai i20 (+79%), Skoda Superb (+36%) and Hyundai i30 (+166%) also shining inside the Top 20. Among newcomers, the Seat Ateca is back down 6 spots on a historical Top 10 ranking last month to #16 but the Fiat Tipo is up 11 to a record #19.

Previous month: Austria January 2017: Seat Ateca breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Austria February 2016: Volkswagen Group places 8 models in Top 9

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Austria January 2017: Seat Ateca breaks into the Top 10

The Seat Ateca breaks into the Austrian Top 10 for the first time in January. 

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New car sales in Austria gain 10% year-on-year in January to 26.352 registrations, and market leader Volkswagen more than doubles this growth rate at +25% to a standout 19.3% market share vs. 17.2% over the Full Year 2016. Skoda (-14%), Opel (-7%) and Renault (-9%) follow but all lose ground, whereas Seat surges 56% to #5, Hyundai soars 85% to #7 and Fiat is up 18% to #10. Further down, Nissan (+31%), Kia (+35%), Suzuki (+38%), Citroen (+43%), Toyota (+54%) and Smart (+199%) post the largest gains inside the Top 20, with Alfa Romeo (+27%), Maserati (+100%) and Jaguar (+147%) also lodging spectacular gains. Model-wise, the VW Golf leaps up 26% to 5.9% share vs. 4,8% over FY2016, the VW Tiguan is up 3-fold on January 2016 to #2 thanks to the new generation, knocking down the Skoda Octavia and VW Polo to #3 and #4 respectivelyt, The rest of the Top 10 post double-digit gains, led by the VW Bus (+51%), Seat Leon (+43%) and Opel Astra (#8). The Seat Ateca breaks into the Austrian Top 10 for the very first time at #10 thanks to 408 sales. Notice also the Hyundai i30 up 668% the i20 up 118%, Citroen C4 Picasso up 102%, Peugeot 3008 up 210%, the Toyota C-HR up to #54 and the Suzuki Ignis up to #64.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2016: VW Golf celebrates 40 consecutive years at #1

One year ago: Austria January 2016: Opel Mokka up to #8 in market up 3%

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