Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Austrian Top 20 this month.

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New car sales in Austria are up 3.2% year-on-year in July to 27.731 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 7.9% to 214.292 units. Market leader Volkswagen drops 9% to 15.1% share, almost two percentage points below its YTD level of 17%. Ford (-3%) is up three spots on June to 2nd place, distancing Skoda (+3%) and Opel (-5%) while BMW (+6%), Audi (+5%) and Mercedes (+8%) all fit within 13 units! Renault (+21%) and Hyundai (+11%) are the most dynamic in the Top 10. Beyond, Peugeot (+53%), Toyota (+59%), Suzuki (+47%) and Tesla (+41%) are among the largest year-on-year gainers. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-3%) remains by far in the lead with 3.8% share while the Skoda Octavia soars 33% to #2 at 2.5%. The VW Tiguan is down 15% but gains one spot on June to #3 and the Hyundai i20 post the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 20 at +86% to 4th place overall. The Volkswagen Group places eight nameplates in the Top 9, adding the VW Bus, Polo, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Seat Leon. The VW Caddy (+51%), Ford Kuga (+71%) and BMW 5 Series (+119%) also make themselves noticed but the best performance this month is delivered by the Opel Crossland X up 97 spots on June to break into the Top 20 at #16, making Austria the first country to welcome this newcomer inside its own Top 20.

Previous month: Austria June 2017: Discounted VW Polo surges 82% to #2

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

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Austria June 2017: Discounted VW Polo surges 82% to #2

The new generation Polo is scheduled to go on sale this October. 

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The Austrian new car market is up 5% year-on-year in June to 35.441 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up a very robust 8.6% to 186.561 units. Market leader Volkswagen evolves like the market with a 5% gain leading to a 17.2% market share, identical to its YTD level. Skoda surges 19% in 2nd place to 6.5% ahead of Hyundai (+0.1%), Opel (-5%) and Ford (+0.3%) all under-performing. Seat (+22%), Mercedes (+22%), Fiat (+19%), Kia (+15%), Toyota (+33%) and Suzuki (+18%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 20. Further down, Porsche (+44%), Lexus (+43%), Subaru (+48%) and Lada (+75%) also shine.

The Hyundai i20 is the best-selling non VW Group nameplate in Austria this month. 

The VW Golf remains the best-selling vehicle in the country despite a 4% drop to 4.5% share but the most impressive year-on-year gain inside the Top 10 is the works of the VW Polo, boosted by deep discounts on the outgoing generation and seeing its sales surge 82% year-on-year to 3.8% share. The Polo knocks down the Tiguan (-16%) to now rank #2 year-to-date. The Skoda Octavia is up 32% to #3, the Seat Ibiza up 15% year-on-year and 7 spots on May to #5 and the Hyundai i20 is up 25% to become the best-selling non-VW Group nameplate in Austria. Notice also the Seat Leon up 25%, the Fiat 500 up 33% and the Ford Kuga up 189%. The Fiat Tipo (+156%) continues to climb the ranking, breaking into the Top 20 to hit #18 this month. Among recent launches, the Skoda Kodiaq is up 14 spots to #41 the Toyota C-HR up 23 to #61 and we welcome the Opel Crossland (#113), new Jeep Compass (#129) and Range Rover Velar (#209).

Previous month: Austria May 2017: VW Group monopolises Top 6 in market up 13.9%

One year ago: Austria June 2016: VW Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson impress

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Austria May 2017: VW Group monopolises Top 6 in market up 13.9%

VW Bus sales are up 88% year-on-year in Austria in May.

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A very solid month for new car sales in Austria, up 13.9% year-on-year to 32.426 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 9.5% to 151.120 units. The two brand leaders advance faster than the market: Volkswagen is up 16% to 17.6% share and Skoda is up 24% to 7.7% but Opel struggles in third place at -24%. Ford (+12%), BMW (+14%) and Renault (+9%) follow, while Seat (+25%) and Mercedes (+60%) post the largest year-on-year gains inside the Top 10. Beyond, a healthy 17 manufacturers beat the market growth, with Mazda (+50%), Dacia (+56%), Suzuki (+69%), Alfa Romeo (+101%), Maserati (+117%), Lexus (+157%) and Tesla (+440%) among the best performers.

The VW Group monopolises the first six spots in the models ranking in May. The VW Golf holds on to its traditional pole position despite an 8% drop, the the Skoda Octavia (+0.4%) is up two spots on last month to #2, overtaking the VW Polo (+30% as stocks of the outgoing generation are starting to get cleared) and VW Tiguan, still boosted by the new generation at +46%. The VW Bus (aka Transporter) shoots up 88% now that the T6 model is well established and the Skoda Fabia gains 36% in 6th place. The Opel Astra is the best-selling non-VW nameplate at #7 but drops 24%. It is followed by the Hyundai i20 up a splendid 40%. The VW Group adds four nameplates in the Top 12: the VW Passat, Touran (+23%), Seat Leon (+34%) and Ibiza. Inside the Top 50, notice also the BMW 5 Series up 132%, the Mercedes A-Class up 188%, Fiat Tipo up 679%, Hyundai i10 up 178% and Mercedes GLC up 153%. The Audi Q2 breaks into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time.

Previous month: Austria April 2017: VW Polo and Renault Megane shine in market down 2.9%

One year ago: Austria May 2016: Hyundai Tucson back inside Top 10

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Austria April 2017: VW Polo and Renault Megane shine in market down 2.9%

The VW Polo is up 58% year-on-year in April. Picture autobild.de 

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The Austrian new car market is down 2.9% year-on-year in April to 30.201 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 8.3% to 118.694. Market leader Volkswagen fares slightly worse than the market at -4% but remains ultra-dominant at 17.2% share, the same figure as year-to-date. It is followed this month by three improving brands: Skoda (+5%), Renault (+3%) and Ford (+5%) all post market shares above their year-to-date levels at 7.6%, 6.5% and 6.3% respectively. The rest of the Top 10 is entirely in negative territory with Opel (-11%) and Audi (-25%) hit the hardest. Further down, notice Toyota (+22%), Dacia (+23%), Land Rover (+26%), Suzuki (+37%) and Alfa Romeo (+94%) all posting impressive gains.

In the models ranking, Volkswagen monopolises the podium like it does year-to-date but this month the Golf (-25%) is followed by the Polo (+58%) with the Tiguan (+8%) taking third position instead of #2 year-to-date. The traditional two Skodas follow: the Octavia at -9% and the Fabia at +29%. Within the Top 10, the VW Bus (+10%), BMW X1 (+18%), Ford Fiesta (+22%) and most impressively the Renault Megane (+154%) make themselves noticed. Beyond, the Renault Kadjar is up 74% to #13 vs. #39 year-to-date, the Ford Kuga is up 93% to #16 and the Dacia Sandero up 50% to #19. Among recent launches, the Fiat Tipo ranks 26th, the Seat Ateca 27th and the Toyota C-HR 40th while the Alfa Romeo Stelvio breaks into the Top 100 at #94.

Previous post: Austria February 2017: VW Golf leads, Skoda Fabia and Fiat Tipo shine

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

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Austria February 2017: VW Golf leads, Skoda Fabia & Fiat Tipo shine

The Skoda Fabia is up 3-fold year-on-year in Austria to #4 overall. 

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New car sales in Austria are up frankly in February at +12.5% year-on-year to 25.311 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 11% to 51.663. Market leader Volkswagen roughly follows the market at +14% but #2 Skoda is well ahead at +62%, followed by Opel (+17%), Ford (+5%) and Hyundai (+45%). Mercedes (+21%), Fiat (+24%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Dacia (+47%), Toyota (+57%) and Suzuki (+76%) are among the other carmakers outpacing the market within the Top 20. Among smaller brands, Alfa Romeo (+60%), Bentley (+100%), Tesla (+135%) and Maserati (+167%) make themselves noticed.

The Fiat Tipo breaks into the Austrian Top 20 for the first time. Picture auto.cz 

In the models ranking, the VW Golf continues to get a welcome boost at 38% to 5.7% share while the Skoda Octavia (+6%) reclaims the 2nd spot it held over the FY2016 off the VW Tiguan (+56%) just as the facelifted model enters Austrian dealerships. The Skoda Fabia (+203%) is the biggest gainer in the Top 75, with the Hyundai i20 (+79%), Skoda Superb (+36%) and Hyundai i30 (+166%) also shining inside the Top 20. Among newcomers, the Seat Ateca is back down 6 spots on a historical Top 10 ranking last month to #16 but the Fiat Tipo is up 11 to a record #19.

Previous month: Austria January 2017: Seat Ateca breaks into Top 10

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

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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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