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

VW Passat Austria 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frVW Passat sales are up 69% year-on-year in Austria… 

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New car sales in Austria are up a shy 1.7% year-on-year in 2015 to 308.555 registrations, and the Top 6 best-selling carmakers are unchanged on 2014, led by Volkswagen at 17.3% share (+5%), Opel (+8%), Skoda (+7%), Hyundai (+12%), Ford (-3%) and Audi (-2%). BMW (+12%) overtakes Renault (+6%) and Mercedes (+20%), Nissan (+25%), Suzuki (+25%), Fiat (+29%), Volvo (+30%), Smart (+58%), Jeep (152%) and Tesla (+339%) all lodge impressive year-on-year gains.

Opel Astra Austria 2015…while Opel Astra deliveries are up 44%.

The VW Golf celebrates 39 consecutive years as Austria’s favourite, once again selling more than double the amount of any other nameplate despite deliveries down 6% to 17.726. The Skoda Octavia is up two spots to 2nd place, outpacing the VW Polo (-11%) while the Skoda Fabia (+26%) takes advantage of its new generation to land at #4. The VW Tiguan (-8%) makes the Top Five 100% VAG Group. The best performers in the Top 10 are the VW Passat up 69% to #7 and the Opel Astra boosted up 44% to #10 by discounts on the outgoing generation and the arrival of the new model late in the year. The Fiat 500X is the most popular all-new model at #54 followed by the Hyundai Tucson at #60, the Suzuki Vitara at #74 and the Mazda CX-3 at #76.

Previous post: Austria October 2015: Hyundai Tucson conquers yet another market

Previous year: Austria Full Year 2014: VW Golf leads, Hyundai i20 on podium

Two years ago: Austria Full Year 2013: Golf, Polo and Tiguan top, Hyundai #2 brand

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Austria October 2015: Hyundai Tucson conquers yet another market

Hyundai Tucson Austria October 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auHyundai Tucson. Picture caradvice.com.au

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New car sales in Austria hit a bump in October at -7% year-on-year to 25.149 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 0.7% to 262.342 units. Austrian car buyers have voted: they will support Volkswagen come what may, with the German manufacturer enjoying a 3% year-on-year gain this month to 4.676 sales and 18.6% share, a notch above its year-to-date level of 17.3%. Opel tumbles down 14% but is up two spots on September to #2, BMW is up four to #3 and Renault up 13% to #4. Skoda (-18%), Hyundai (-29%), Ford (-25%) and Audi (-22%) are hit hard. Reversely, Mercedes (+16%), Fiat (+26%) and Dacia (+21%) prosper. Model-wise, just as it did in Switzerland, the Hyundai Tucson leaps up a fantastic 26 spots on September to become the best-selling non-Volkswagen Group model at #5 with 1.8% share below the VW Golf (4.7%), Polo (3.1%), Skoda Octavia (2.3%) and VW Tiguan (2.2%). Notice also the VW Sharan up 22 ranks to #10, the VW Bus up 19 to #11 and the Seat Alhambra up 28 to #12.

Previous month: Austria September 2015: Skoda Fabia leaps 166% to 2nd place

One year ago: Austria October 2014: Hyundai i20 back up to 2nd place

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

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New car sales in Austria are up 4% year-on-year in September to 25.966 registrations, almost bringing the year-to-date total back into positive territory at 237.193 units, down just 0.07% or 170 sales. Volkswagen evolves with the market at +4% and 16.9% share, Skoda jumps back up 5 spots on August to #2 overall thanks to sales up 25%, Hyundai is down one spot to a still very impressive third position with 7.4% share vs. 6.2% year-to-date, BMW is up 11% to #7, Seat up 12% to #9, Mercedes up 17% to #10 and Fiat up 19% to #11. Further down, notice Kia up 20%, Volvo up 33%, Toyota up 69%, Smart up 70%, Jeep up 184% and Jaguar up 211%. Model-wise, the VW Golf remains the best-seller in the country by far and despite sales now including the Golf Sportsvan down 3% on September 2014. The Skoda Fabia leaps 166% year-on-year and 8 spots on August to a shiny 2nd place, the new generation now in full gear. Notice also the Seat Ibiza up 45% to #5, the VW Tiguan up 90% to #6 and the Ford Fiesta up 49 ranks on last month to #9.

Previous month: Austria August 2015: Hyundai jumps to #2 overall

One year ago: Austria September 2014: Opel Corsa and Mokka in great shape

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Austria August 2015: Hyundai jumps to #2 overall

Hyundai i20 Austria August 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frHyundai is the 2nd best-selling manufacturer in Austria below just Volkswagen.

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Good news keep coming from the Austrian new car market: up another 7% year-on-year in August to 22.677 registrations, meaning the year-to-date total is now down just 0.6% on 2014 at 211.227 units. Not satisfied with dominating the brands ranking as usual, Volkswagen also frankly outpaces the market at +18% to 4.640 units and 20.5%, followed this month by Hyundai up 15% to 1.678 sales and 7.4%. Opel (+2%) rounds up the podium above Audi (+8%), Renault (+32%) and Ford (-7%). Notice also in ranking order Fiat (+56%), Mazda (+25%), Mitsubishi (+106%), Suzuki (+72%), Mini (+60%), Jeep (+307%) and Alfa Romeo (+87%) in great shape.

Mitsubishi ASX Austria August 2015The Mitsubishi ASX is only 8 units away from a Top 10 ranking in Austria this month.

For the first time in BSCB history and from now onwards we give you a full All-models ranking for Austria. The podium is 100% Volkswagen this month with the Golf followed by the Polo and Tiguan. The Skoda Octavia (#4), Audi A3 (#7), VW Sharan (#8), VW Passat (#9) and Skoda Fabia (#10) make it eight Volkswagen Group models in the Top 10. The Hyundai i20 surges 13 spots on July to #5, the Renault Clio is up 7 to #6, the Mitsubishi ASX is up to #11 vs. #44 year-to-date, the BMW 2 Series up to #12, BMW 1 Series up to #17 vs. #58 year-to-date, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Austrian Top 30 at #29, the Mazda CX-3 is up to #35, the Suzuki Vitara up to #47, the Opel Karl up to #62 and the Renault Kadjar up to #86.

Previous month: Austria July 2015: Volkswagen Group places 7 models in Top 8

One year ago: Austria August 2014: Skoda Fabia jumps to 2nd place

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

VW Bus T6 Austria July 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deIn the wake of the 6th generation (pictured), the VW Bus is up to #8 in July.

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The Austrian new car market is up a very dynamic 9% year-on-year in July to 26.917 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally to 188.550 units, now down just 1.5% on 2014. Volkswagen manages to outpace the market at +10% to 4.388 sales and 16.3% while Opel is up a fantastic 22% in 2nd place at 2.191 units and 8.1%, distancing Skoda (-8%) and Audi (+5%) both at 6.2% of the market. Below and by order of sales, Seat (+20%), Mercedes (+36%), Fiat (+65%), Mazda (+57%), Volvo (+45%), Jeep (up 3-fold) and Porsche (+61%) all shine. Model-wise, the Volkswagen Group confirms it has an even tighter hold in Austria than at home in Germany, placing no less than 7 models inside the July Top 8. The VW Golf dominates as usual above the Polo, the Seat Ibiza compensating a weak June result (outside the Top 30) by a third position in July, Skoda Octavia, VW Tiguan, with the Skoda Fabia at #7 (-5) and the VW Bus at #8 (+5). The Fiat 500 family (#6), Hyundai ix35 (#9) and Ford Focus (#10) are the only non-VAG nameplates in the Austrian Top 10 this month. Finally, notice the Audi Q3 up to #16 and the Mazda3 leaping up to #19.

Previous month: Austria June 2015: Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta shoot up

One year ago: Austria July 2014: Hyundai i20 up to #2, Audi A4 shines

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Austria June 2015: Skoda Fabia and Ford Fiesta shoot up

Skoda Fabia Austria June 2015The Skoda Fabia is up to 2nd place in Austria in June.

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The Austrian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in June to 30.462 registrations, however the year-to-date total halfway through 2015 is still in negative at -3% to 161.633 units. Below Volkswagen down 2% to 5.135 units and 16.9% share, Opel is up a beautiful 10% on June 2014 to 2.309 sales and 7.6%, Skoda is up 17% to 7.2% and Audi is up a magnificent 30% to 6.8% share, more than one percentage percent of market share above its year-to-date level, up 3 spots on May and two spots on its 2015 ranking. Notice also (in ranking order) Ford up 16%, Fiat up 23%, Peugeot up 12%, Nissan up 44%, Suzuki up 62%, Volvo up 50%, Jeep up 163%, Smart up 115%, Tesla up 5-fold and Jaguar up 109%. Model-wise, the VW Golf stays sovereign at 6.2% share while the Skoda Fabia jumps 3 spots on May to #2, the VW Polo and Passat are both up 8 ranks to #4 and #9 respectively, the Ford Fiesta leaps from outside the May Top 20 directly to #6, the Hyundai i30 is up to #11, the Opel Mokka up to #12 and the Audi A4 back up to #15.

Previous month: Austria May 2015: Fiat 500 family on podium

One year ago: Austria June 2014: Podium 100% Volkswagen, Hyundai i20 up to #4

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Austria May 2015: Fiat 500 family on podium

Fiat 500X Austria May 2015The Fiat 500X helps the 500 nameplate onto the Austrian podium in May.

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The Austrian new car market is stuck in muddy waters this year: down 1.7% year-on-year in May to 26.517 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 131.171 units, down 5% on 2014. Volkswagen remains the most popular brand in the country by far despite sales down 4% to 4.429 and 16.7% market share. Opel is up a splendid 17% on May 2014 to 2.251 units and 8.5%, snatching the 2nd spot year-to-date away from Skoda, down 16% to #3 this month. Seat is up a stunning 47% year-on-year to 4th place overall, placing 3 models in the Top 16: the Ibiza (#8), Altea (#13) and Leon (#16) vs. 3 in the Top 59 at home in Spain… Notice also Fiat up 24% to #11, Suzuki up 36% to #19 and Jeep up 123% to #22.

Seat Altea Austria May 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Seat Altea shoots up to #13 in May.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf reigns once again with 1.637 sales and 6.2% share, followed like in the year-to-date ranking by the Skoda Octavia at 684 units and 2.6%. However in third place is the Fiat 500, up two spots on April and to be compared to #12 over the Full Year 2014 (#6 so far in 2015) with one main explanation: 500X sales aren’t separated from the overall 500 nameplate in Austria. The Opel Astra is up 6 spots on last month to #4 and up a brilliant 74% year-on-year so far in 2015, with the Skoda Fabia up 42%, the Opel Corsa also up 74% and the VW Passat up 36%.

Previous month: Austria April 2015: Skoda Fabia and Fiat 500 up

One year ago: Austria May 2014: Opel Zafira jumps up to 7th place

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Austria April 2015: Skoda Fabia and Fiat 500 up

Fiat 500X Austria April 2015The 500X pushes the Fiat 500 nameplate up to #5 in Austria this month.

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Another timid month for new car sales in Austria: up just 0.9% year-on-year in April to 29.500 registrations, keeping the year-to-date total down 5% at 104.654 units. The VAG Group owns the brands ranking with Volkswagen up 4% to 18.9% share followed by Skoda up 10% to 7.8%. Opel rounds up the podium thanks to sales up a brilliant 17% to 2.109 and 7.1% share. Notice also Peugeot and Kia up 10%, Suzuki up 61%, Mitsubishi up 67%, Smart up 108%, Tesla up 125% and Jeep up 214%. Model-wise, the VW Golf reinforces its leadership with 2.015 deliveries and 6.8%, more than double any other nameplate in the market. The VW Polo (3.1%), Skoda Octavia (3%) and Fabia (2.3%) follow, the latter on a clear upwards trend since the launch of the new generation. The success of the 500X crossover enables the Fiat 500 nameplate to jump up to 5th place in Austria this month with 659 sales (no split sales available), with the Opel Corsa (+63% year-to-date), Astra (+69%) and Peugeot 308 (#19) the other great performers inside the Top 20.

Previous month: Austria March 2015: Ford Focus surges to 2nd place, Hyundai ix35 #5

One year ago: Austria April 2014: Audi A3 up to 6th position

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

Ford Focus Austria March 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deFord Focus

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The Austrian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in Austria to 31,086 registrations, bringing the first quarter total to 75,154 units, still down a significant 7.5% on 2014. Volkswagen continues to reign supreme with 4,911 sales and 15.8% share, but is followed this month by Opel with 2,312 deliveries and 7.4%. Ford rounds up the podium at 2,112 units and 6.8% above Skoda (#2 year-to-date) at a round 2,000 sales and 6.4% and Hyundai at 1,923 and 6.2%. Peugeot is up to #10 and Mazda up to #11. In the models ranking, below the VW Golf still in the lead despite sales down 19% over Q1, the Ford Focus is up 8 spots on February to land at #2 and 2.7% share, above the Skoda Octavia, while the Hyundai ix35 improves further to an astounding 5th place. Notice also the Opel Astra at #10 (+64% over Q1), the Mazda3 up to #13 and Nissan Qashqai at #15.

Previous month: Austria February 2015: Golf and Octavia lead, Hyundai ix35 up to #6

One year ago: Austria March 2014: Renault Mégane up to 5th place

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Austria February 2015: Golf & Octavia lead, Hyundai ix35 up #6

Hyundai ix35 Austria February 2015. Picture courtesy carsguide.com.auHyundai ix35

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Dramatic month of February for Austrian new car sales: down 25% year-on-year to just 20,641 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 44,068 units, down 15% on 2014. The brands podium remains unchanged on last month: Volkswagen leads with 15.5% share above Skoda at 8.1% and Opel at 6.7%, the latter feeling Audi breathing on its neck just 11 units below with also 6.7% of the Austrian market. Hyundai is up one spot to #5, Ford up 4 to #6 and BMW up one to #7.

Mercedes C-Class Austria February 2015. Picture courtesy of largus,frMercedes C-Class sales are up 134% year-on-year in Austria so far in 2015.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf is still sovereign at 5% share, followed by the Skoda Octavia at 3.2% in the same order as in neighbouring Switzerland. The Skoda Fabia is up 75% year-on-year so far in 2015 to #4, the Hyundai ix35 jumps back into the Top 20 directly into an outstanding 6th place, the VW Bus, Fiat 500 and Audi A3 all fit inside the February Top 10 (all outside over FY 2014), the Opel Mokka maintains itself at a beautiful #12, the Opel Astra is unusually up 55% year-to-date, the Mercedes C-Class logically up 134%, the VW Passat up 65% as is the Opel Corsa.

Previous month: Austria January 2015: Opel Corsa and VW Passat up

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