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 despite growing slightly slower than the market at +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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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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