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

hyundai-ioniq-austria-october-2016-picture-courtesy-autoexpress-co-ukThe Hyundai Ioniq is almost inside the Austrian Top 100 this month. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in October to 26.273 registrations, a slightly lower growth rate than year-to-date at +6% to 278.451 units. Market leader Volkswagen (-7%), Renault (-3%) and Ford (-4%) are the only carmakers losing ground in the Top 10, reversely both Skoda (#2) and Hyundai (#3) gain 26%, Fiat is up 32% to #8 and Seat up 24% to #10. Further down, Mitsubishi (+15%), Toyota (+18%), Alfa Romeo (+63%), Lexus (+72%), Jaguar (+230%) and Maserati (+950%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the VW Golf retains the crown despite a 12% slip, just as the VW Tiguan (+73%), Skoda Fabia (+72%) and Hyundai i20 (+62%) all sign gargantuan year-on-year improvements. The Hyundai Tucson remains strong at #6, the Seat Ibiza is up 50% to #11, the Fiat Panda up 48% to #14, Audi Q3 up 88% to #15, Hyundai i10 up 300% to #16 and the BMW X1 surges 182% to #17. Among recent launches (<12 months), the Seat Ateca is now the most popular, gaining 7 spots on September to #31 and bypassing the Fiat Tipo (#39), while the Alfa Romeo Giulia confirms its is a Top 100 ranker in Austria (#87), distancing the Renault Talisman (#97), Jaguar F-Pace (#103) and Hyundai Ioniq up 87 ranks to #109.

Previous month: Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

One year ago: Austria October 2015: Hyundai Tucson conquers yet another market

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Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

vw-tiguan-austria-september-2016The VW Tiguan is up 52% to 2nd place overall in Austria.

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The Austrian new car market gains a splendid 15% year-on-year in September to 29.836 sales, lifting the year-to-date tally up 6% to 252.178. Market leader Volkswagen beats the market with a 20% surge to 5.271 sales and 17.7% share, distancing 4 manufacturers all fitting within just 150 sales: Hyundai (+5%) back up from a paltry 10th place in August, Opel (+2%), Ford (+28%) and Skoda (-13%). Below, BMW (+25%), Renault (+28%), Mercedes (+31%), Fiat (+30%), Suzuki (+48%), Mini (+47%), Mitsubishi (+56%), Alfa Romeo (+91%), Land Rover (+52%), Tesla (+130%) and Jaguar (+89%) all post spectacular year-on-year gains. The Volkswagen Group monopolises the Top 5 best-selling models with the VW Golf in the lead as usual despite sales down 7% ahead of the VW Tiguan (+52%), VW Polo (+59%), Skoda Fabia (-25%) and Octavia (-5%). The Hyundai Tucson is up 151% year-on-year and 9 spots on August to #6 and the Opel Astra (+49%), VW Bus (+106%), Audi A4 (+131%), Hyundai ix20 (+139%), Ford Galaxy (+108%) and Renault Megane (+110%) all take off.

Previous month: Austria August 2016: VW Tiguan (+45%) catches up on Golf (-39%)

One year ago: Austria September 2015: Skoda Fabia leaps 166% to 2nd place

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

VW Tiguan Austria June 2016The VW Tiguan gains 45% year-on-year in Austria in August. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in August to 23.690 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 5% to 222.342 units. Volkswagen stays in the brands lead despite sales plunging 13% to 4.046 and 17.1% share. It distances Opel (+14%), BMW (+22%) and Skoda (+26%) with Seat (+60%) and Mercedes (+50%) lodging the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10. Outside, notice Toyota (+42%), Dacia (+56%), Honda (+44%), Land Rover (+84%) and Jaguar (+93%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, the VW Golf remains the best-seller in the country but freefalls 39% on August 2015 to 1.099 sales whereas the VW Tiguan, boosted by the new generation, is up 45% to 869 units. The Skoda Octavia (+5%), Skoda Fabia (+61%) and Opel Astra (+123%) follow with the Audi A4 (+181%) and Seat Ibiza (+100%) also surging up. The VW Sharan,, Bus and Seat Leon make it an incredible 9 VW Group nameplates in the August Austrian Top 10. The BMW X1 is up 11-fold on the previous model a year ago to land at #11, the Hyundai Tucson is up 42% to #15, the Mercedes C-Class up 68% to #21 and the Dacia Sandero up 67% to #30.

Previous month: Austria July 2016: Top 6 models from VW Group, Ford up 12%

One year ago: Austria August 2015: Hyundai jumps to #2 overall

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

Ford Galaxy Austria July 2016Ford sales in Austria are up 12% year-on-year in July.

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In a surrounding European market oriented towards negative results in July, Austria limits its fall to a minuscule -0.1% year-on-year to 26.882 units, meaning a year-to-date tally up 5% to 198.652. Volkswagen outpaces the market at +5% to 4.624 sales and 17.2% share, distancing Opel (-22%), Ford in great shape (+12%), Skoda (-6%) and Seat (+4%) up 4 spots on June to #5. Other great performers include Fiat (+13%), Kia (+16%), Toyota (+16%), Mini (+30%), Alfa Romeo (+50%), Dacia (+59%), Land Rover (+59%) and Jaguar (+93%). Model-wise, the VW Golf of course holds onto the pole position despite sales down 11% to 1.099, leading a horde of six Volkswagen Group models atop the Austrian charts: the VW Polo (-10%), Tiguan (-18%), Seat Ibiza (-13%), Skoda Fabia (+8%) and Octavia (-21%). The Hyundai Tucson is the best-selling non-VAG model at #7, the Audi A4 is up 40% to #9, the Opel Astra up 85% to #11, the VW Sharan up 92% to #13, BMW X1 up 10-fold to #15, the VW Touran up 287% to #18, Dacia Sandero up 96% to #20 and the Ford Galaxy up 43% to #23.

Previous month: Austria June 2016: VW Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson impress

One year ago: Austria July 2015: Volkswagen Group places 7 models in Top 8

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Austria June 2016: VW Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson impress

VW Tiguan Austria June 2016The VW Tiguan ranks #2 overall in Austria in June. 

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New car sales in Austria are up 11% year-on-year in June to 33.751 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 171.770 units halfway through 2016. Below Volkswagen up 12% to 17.1% share, Hyundai is up 6 spots on May to land in 2nd place overall with a splendid 6.6% share, two percentage points above its YTD level. Opel is down one rank to #3 but BMW is up 4 on last month and 44% year-on-year to #4. Notice also Seat (+48%), Dacia (+46%), Alfa Romeo (+58%), Honda (+46%) and Jaguar (+131%) all frankly improving.

Model-wise, the VW Golf remains the uncontested leader with 4.9% market share, with Volkswagen monopolising the podium and placing the Tiguan at #2 (up 7 on May) and the Polo at #3. The Skoda Octavia rounds a Top 4 100% Volkswagen Group, while the Hyundai Tucson is up 4 ranks on last month to a stunning 5th spot overall. Notice also the Ford Fiesta up 38 spots to #9 vs. #17 YTD, the Audi Q3 up 24 to #11 vs. #25, the Seat Alhambra up 15 to #15, the Renault Captur up 11 to #16 and the Fiat Tipo up 73 to #64. This month we welcome a wealth of new nameplates in the Austrian charts: the Alfa Romeo Giulia (#125), Ford Edge (#164), Seat Ateca (#183), Fiat Talento (#188) – a Renault Trafic / Opel Vivaro rebadge, Maserati Levante (#252) and Volvo S90 (#265)

Previous month: Austria May 2016: Hyundai Tucson back inside Top 10

One year ago: Austria June 2015: Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta shoot up

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Austria May 2016: Hyundai Tucson back inside Top 10

Hyundai Tucson Austria May 2016. Picture auto-motor-und-sport.deThe Hyundai Tucson leaps up to #9 in Austria this month. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 7% year-on-year in May to 28.462 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 5% to 138.019 units. The entire Top 5 brands beat the market: Volkswagen (+11%), Opel (+18%), Skoda (+14%), Audi (+31%) and Renault (+27%) dominate, while Jeep (+20%), Kia (+84%) and Jaguar (+310%) also shine. Model-wise, the VW Golf is stable to 5.8% share, the Skoda Octavia up 51% to 3.6% and the VW Polo up 75% to 2.3%, replicating the year-to-date podium. The Opel Astra gains one spot on April to 4th place thanks to sals up 10% to 702 units. Further down, notice the Opel Mokka up 112% to #6, the Audi A4 up 48% to #8 and the Hyundai Tucson up 8 ranks on last month to break into the Top 10 for the second time this year at #9.

Previous month: Austria April 2016: 10 Volkswagen Group nameplates in the Top 12

One year ago: Austria May 2015: Fiat 500 family on podium

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

Audi A4 Austria April 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Audi A4 is up 99% year-on-year in Austria thanks to the new model. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in April to 31.102 registrations, slowly but surely lifting up the year-to-date total to 109.557 units (+4.7%). Top 3 best-selling brands all lose ground year-on-year: Volkswagen (-3%), Skoda (-5%) and Opel (-3%) distance a slew of double-digit growing marques: Audi (+19%), BMW (+32%), Renault (+14%) and Ford (+31%). Kia (+45%), Land Rover (+40%), Jaguar (+559%) and Ssangyong (+225%) fare the best among smaller brands. The VW Golf remains by far the most popular in the country at 5.8% share above the Skoda Octavia (3%), VW Tiguan (2.9%) and VW Polo (2.1%) with the Opel Astra the best-selling non-VAG nameplate at #5. The Skoda Fabia (#6), Seat Ibiza (#7), Audi A4 (#9), VW Bus (#10), VW Passat (#11) and Seat Leon (#12) make it 10 VAG models in the Top 12. Below, the Kia Sportage soars 24 spots on March to #13 and the Hyundai Tucson is back up 16 ranks to #17.

Previous month: Austria March 2016: Suzuki Vitara shines in VW-dominated market

One year ago: Austria April 2015: Skoda Fabia and Fiat 500 up

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Austria March 2016: Suzuki Vitara shines in VW-dominated market

Suzuki Vitara Austria March 2016. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukThe Suzuki Vitara ranks #11 this month in Austria, or #2 non-VW Group nameplate.

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New car sales in Austria are up a timid 3% year-on-year to 31.941 registrations, raising the year-to-date total to 78.455 units, up 4% on the same period in 2015. Volkswagen remains the uncontested leader with sales up 8% to 16.6% share, followed by Opel (-1%), Skoda (+1%), Ford (-8%) and Renault (+18%). BMW (+30%), Seat (+34%), Audi (+30%), Suzuki (+30%), Tesla (+102%) and Jaguar (+227%) all post significant gains whereas Hyundai tumbles down 37%. Model-wise, the VW Golf comfortably keeps the lead with 5% share despite sales down 4% year-on-year. It distances the Skoda Octavia (+28%), Opel Astra (+34%), VW Polo (+10%), Seat Ibiza (+33%) and VW Tiguan (+21%). The Seat Leon, VW Bus and Touran make it an astounding 8 Volkswagen Group nameplates inside the Top 9 like in February. The hero of the month is the Suzuki Vitara, up 42 spots on February to stop just 47 units off a Top 10 ranking.

Previous month: Austria February 2016: Volkswagen Group places 8 models in Top 9

One year ago: Austria March 2015: Ford Focus surges to 2nd place, Hyundai ix35 #5

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

Der neue Volkswagen TouranWhat emissions scandal? The Volkswagen Group obliterates the Austrian market in February.

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The Austrian new car market is up 9% year-on-year in February to 22.495 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 46.514 sales, up 6% on 2015. The Austrian consumer has supported embattled manufacturer Volkswagen is a definitely more dedicated way than even at home in Germany: it beats the market at +17% in February and +10% year-to-date, in each case close to 17% share. Opel (+13%) is back up to #2 while Renault climbs on the podium thanks to sales up a stunning 46%. Audi (+3%) and Ford (+22%) both take advantage of a particularly weak score from Skoda (-21%) to leap up to #4 and #5 respectively. Notice also Peugeot (+39%), Kia (+51%), Honda (+102%), Mini (+56%) and Jaguar (+231%).

Model-wise, the VW Golf sheds 2% over the first two months of 2016 but remains well above the Skoda Octavia (+13%) at 2.277 sales vs. 1.535. In fact, Volkswagen places no less than five nameplates in the February Top 6 and the VAG Group has 8 of the Top 9… The VW Bus (aka T6) is at #3, followed by the Polo, Tiguan, Touran up 160% to #6, then Leon up 86% to #8 and Ibiza at #9. Only the Opel Astra (#7) stands out. Other impressive performers include the Hyundai Tucson breaking into the Austrian Top 10, the Audi A1 up 343% to #12, BMW X1 up 383% to #13 and Mazda CX-3 at #36.

Previous month: Austria January 2016: Opel Mokka up to #8 in market up 3%

One year ago: Austria February 2015: Golf and Octavia lead, Hyundai ix35 up to #6

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

Opel Mokka Austria January 2016Opel Mokka

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New car sales in Austria are up 3% year-on-year in January to 24.019 registrations. Volkswagen continues to dominate the brands ranking by far with 17% share ahead of Skoda at 8.7% while Opel gains 12% to 7.9% share in third position. Audi (+12%), Ford (+27%), Fiat (+45%), Dacia (+19%), Mazda (+18%) and Suzuki (+48%) are the other manufacturers frankly outpacing the market in the Top 20. Model-wise,  the VW Golf is sovereign once again despite sales down 4% to 1.243 while the Skoda Octavia is up 26% to 836. Heavy discounts ahead of the arrival of the new generation push the VW Touran up 137% to #6, the Opel Mokka is up to #8, the Ford Fiesta up 142% to #14, the Audi A4 up 66% to #18 and the Skoda Rapid up 63% to #19. The Hyundai Tucson ranks 20th.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2015: Volkswagen & Opel on top, Passat & Astra up

One year ago: Austria January 2015: Opel Corsa and VW Passat up

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