The Smart Fortwo is back among Austria’s Top 20 best-sellers.
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New car sales in Austria are down a tough 7% year-on-year in November to 21,619 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 285,927 sales, down 4% on 2013. Thanks to sales up 2% YOY, Volkswagen lifts its Austrian market share to a very impressive 20.3%, a full 2.5 percentage points above its YTD level of 17.8%. Opel surges 26% to reclaims the 2nd spot it holds year-to-date thanks to an exceptional performance of the Opel Mokka up to #6 this month. All other Top 8 brands fall heavily YOY: Ford (-20%), Skoda (-25%), Audi (-14%), Hyundai (-25%), BMW (-13%) and Seat (-9%).
Model-wise, below the untouchable VW Golf (8.1% market share including the Sportsvan variant), the Hyundai i20 manages to lodge a second consecutive month in 2nd place thanks to 800 sales and 3.7% share: evidently the new model is striking a chord with Austrian consumers. Notice also the VW Sharan up to #8, the VW Bus up to #9, VW Passat up to #13 and the Smart Fortwo making a remarkable reappearance whitin Austria’s Top 20 best-sellers at #16 with 303 sales and 1.4% share.
Previous month: Austria October 2014: Hyundai i20 back up to 2nd place
One year ago: Austria November 2013: VW Touran in Top 10
Full November 2014 Top 20 models and Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.
The 2015 model should reinforce even further the i20 success in Austria.
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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.
The Opel Mokka is among Austria’s 10 most popular vehicles this month.
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New car sales in Austria are down 2% year-on-year in September to 24,863 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 237,363 units, down 4% on 2013. Volkswagen continues to dominate the brands ranking head and shoulders with 17% share this month, double any other manufacturer. Opel is up 15% on September 2013 to grab the 2nd spot overall thanks to 2,125 sales and 8.5% share, ahead of Hyundai (+5%), Skoda (-18%) and Ford (-4%). Model-wise, Volkswagen delivers a 1-2 with the Golf (7.1% share) and Polo (3.9%) topping the ranking and both above their year-to-date levels. The Hyundai i20 climbs onto the podium for the 2nd time in the last 3 months at #3, the Skoda Octavia is back up 3 spots to #4, the Opel Corsa enjoys runout prices and a ranking lifted to #5 vs. #16 year-to-date while the Opel Mokka breaks into the Austrian Top 10 for the 2nd time ever after last February (#4). Notice also the Ford Fiesta up to #12, the Opel Astra up to #13, Audi Q3 up to #17 and Mazda3 up to #19.
Previous month: Austria August 2014: Skoda Fabia jumps to 2nd place
One year ago: Austria September 2013: Skoda Octavia and Fabia on podium
Full September 2014 Top 20 models and Top 45 brands Ranking Tables below.
2015 Skoda Fabia
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New car sales in Austria are worryingly down again at -8% year-on-year in August to 21,121 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 212,500 units, down 5% on 2013. Brand-wise, Volkswagen is down 10% year-on-year but at 18.7% share it is one percentage point above its 2014 level so far, Skoda is up 10% to #2 and 8.1% share and now also #2 year-to-date, passing Opel, and Peugeot is up 13% at #11. In the models ranking, below perennial leader the VW Gol at a strong 6.7% share, the Skoda Fabia, boosted by runout prices of the current generation before the new model arrives in dealerships, jumps up 3 spots to #2 with 864 sales and 4.1% vs. just 1.9% year-to-date. The VW Tiguan is up 10 ranks on July to #3, the VW Polo is up two to #4, Hyundai i20 down 3 to #5, Opel Corsa up 7 to #9 and the Seat Alhambra is up to #18 with 1.3% market share, making it 3 Seats in the Austrian Top 18 along with the Ibiza (#11) and Leon (#17).
Previous month: Austria July 2014: Hyundai i20 up to #2, Audi A4 shines
One year ago: Austria August 2013: VW Golf VII hits highest share so far
Full August 2014 Top 20 models and brands Ranking Tables below.
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Bad news for the Austrian new car market in July: sales are down a harsh 13% year-on-year to just 24,772 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 191,379 registrations, down 4% on 2013. In spite of sales down an even tougher 21%, Volkswagen keeps the lead of the manufacturers ranking by far at 16% market share while Skoda jumps up two spots on June and an impressive 54% year-on-year to #2 and 7.3% share, ahead of Opel at 7.2%, Hyundai at 6.6% and Audi at 6.4%. Model-wise, below the unstoppable VW Golf (5.9% share), the Hyundai i20 impresses, climbing up to 2nd spot overall thanks to 681 sales and 2.7% share, just as the new generation got unveiled. The Skoda Octavia is back up to #3, the Skoda Fabia up to #5, the Audi A4 up from outside the June Top 20 directly to #7 and the Opel Zafira up to #9.
Previous month: Austria June 2014: Podium 100% Volkswagen, Hyundai i20 up to #4
One year ago: Austria July 2013: Hyundai ix35 on podium!
Full July 2014 Top 20 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.
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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.
Opel 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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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
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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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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.
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
Full January 2014 Top 60 models and Top 45 brands Ranking Tables below.