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

VW Golf Austria 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe VW Golf has been the best-selling vehicle in Austria for 40 straight years. 

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After a weak 1.7% improvement in 2015, the Austrian new car market does much better in 2016 at +6.8% to 329.604 registrations. Volkswagen remains totally in control of the brands ranking, even widening the gap with its immediate followers at +6% to 17.2% share vs. +3% to 6.8% at Opel and -0.4% to 6.4% at Skoda. Just below on the other hand, Audi (+15%), Ford (+12%), BMW (+16%) and Renault (+16%) markedly outpace the market’s growth to post improved shares. Hyundai tumbles down 20%, ahead of Mercedes (+21%), Seat (+15%) and Fiat (+20%). Among smaller volume brands, Land Rover (+18%), Honda (+35%), Alfa Romeo (+36%), Lexus (+41%), Tesla (+46%), Bentley (+54%), Lada (+55%), Maserati (+73%), Ssangyong (+75%), Infiniti (+133%) and Jaguar (+155%) make themselves noticed.

VW Tiguan Austria 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Tiguan is back on the Austrian podium for the first time since 2013. 

In the models ranking, the VW Golf celebrates a pretty impressive milestone: 40 consecutive years in pole position! It does so without batting an eyelid: sales may be down 11% but at 15.777 units it is still almost double the score of the #2, the Skoda Octavia up 8% to 8.693. Boosted by the new generation, the VW Tiguan soars 35% to land on the podium for the first time since 2013 at #3, overtaking the VW Polo (-1%) and Skoda Fabia (-8%). Also lifted by new models, the Opel Astra (+28%), VW Bus (+24%), Hyundai Tucson (+184%), Audi A4 (+70%) and VW Touran (+48%) make large headways into the ranking. In fact, the Volkswagen Group manages to place an incredible 10 nameplates inside the Austrian Top 12. Other great performers in Austria this year include the BMW X1 up 216% to #20, the Ford Galaxy up 62% to #24, Renault Captur up 31% to #27, Renault Kadjar up 161% to #42 and Skoda Superb up 111% to #43.

Previous month: Austria November 2016: Mercedes up 52%, VW places 6 in Top 8

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

Two years ago: Austria Full Year 2014: VW Golf leads, Hyundai i20 on podium

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

Volkswagen SharanThe VW Sharan ranks 6th in Austria this month.

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The Austrian new car market is up 4% year-on-year in November to 26.273 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 6% to 303.942 units. Market leader Volkswagen holds 16.5% market share and is followed this month by Opel up 3 spots on October to #2. Mercedes (+52%) is the best performer in the Top 10, up 8 ranks on last month to brilliantly land on the third step of the podium. Renault (+24%), Seat (+46%), Fiat (+23%), Suzuki (+32%) and Dacia (+15%) also shine inside the Top 15. Below, Toyota (+58%), Smart (+95%), Porsche (+64%) and Lexus (+142%) impress. Model-wise, despite sales down 8% the VW Golf remains on top, ahead of the VW Tiguan (+55%), Skoda Octavia (-9%) and VW Polo (-19%). In fact, Volkswagen places six nameplates in the Top 8 with the Caddy (+49%), Sharan (+3%) and Bus (+48%). The Hyundai Tucson (+49%), Audi A4 (+69%) and Seat Leon (+69%) also shoot up, while among recent launches the Seat Ateca (#24), Fiat Tipo (#48), Alfa Giulia (#98) and Renault Talisman (#99) dominate.

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

One year ago: Austria Full Year 2015: Volkswagen & Opel on top, Passat & Astra up

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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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