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Austria September 2014: Opel Corsa and Mokka in great shape

October 10th, 2014 1 comment

Opel Mokka Austria September 2014The 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.

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Austria August 2014: Skoda Fabia jumps to 2nd place

September 17th, 2014 3 comments

Skoda Fabia 2015 Austria August 20142015 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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Austria July 2014: Hyundai i20 up to #2, Audi A4 shines

August 13th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i20 Austria July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20

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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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Austria June 2014: Podium 100% VW, Hyundai i20 up to 4th place

July 10th, 2014 No comments

Hyundai i20 Austria June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frHyundai i20

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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.

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

June 12th, 2014 No comments

Opel Zafira Tourer Austria May 2014Opel 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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Austria April 2014: Audi A3 up to 6th position

May 15th, 2014 6 comments

Audi A3 Austria April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frAudi A3

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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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Austria March 2014: Renault Mégane up to 5th place

April 11th, 2014 5 comments

Renault Mégane 2014Renault Mégane

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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

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Austria January 2014: Opel Mokka up to world-best 4th place

February 27th, 2014 3 comments

Opel Mokka Austria January 2014. Picture courtesy of car-addicts.comOpel Mokka

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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.

Mazda3 Austria January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frMazda3

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

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Austria Full Year 2013: Golf, Polo & Tiguan top, Hyundai #2 brand

January 16th, 2014 1 comment

Hyundai i20 Austria 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.de

The Hyundai i20 clearly stroke a chord with Austrian customers in 2013.

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The Austrian new car market is down 5% year-on-year in 2013 to 319,035 registrations, and the best performance of the year is to be found in the brands ranking: below perennial leader Volkswagen down 6% to 57,758 sales and 18.1% share, Hyundai is up 3 spots and 9% to land in a fantastic 2nd place at 21,103 units and 6.6%, passing Skoda (-3%), Ford (-9%) and Audi (-7%). Hyundai places 3 models inside the Top 12: the i20 is up a splendid 40% and 7 ranks to #6, the i30 is down 11% to #7 and the ix35 up 31% to #12. That’s as many as Volkswagen, except the German manufacturers actually monopolises the Austrian podium for the 2nd time running (and ever) with the Golf at #1 for the 37th consecutive year, up 12% to 16,076 sales and 5%, ahead of the Polo up 4% to #2 and the Tiguan down 12% to #3.

Seat Alhambra Austria 2013The Seat Alhambra is at its best in the world in Austria.

Two Skodas follow, both down 5% year-on-year and holding onto their 2012 ranking: the Octavia at #4 and Fabia at #5. Other great performers this year in Austria include the BMW 3 Series up 42% and 19 spots to #9, the Nissan Qashqai up 14% to #10, Fiat 500 up a very impressive (for its age!) 34% and 14 ranks to #11, Renault Clio up 20% and 11 spots to #13, Audi Q3 up 13 ranks to #20, Seat Leon up 47% and 27 spots to #22, Seat Alhambra up 12 ranks to #29, Mazda CX-5 up 110% to #31, Opel Mokka up to #34, Dacia Sandero up 114% to #35 and Toyota Auris up 187% to 352.

Previous post: Austria December 2013: VW Golf Plus at best in 4 years

Previous year: Austria Full Year 2012: VW Tiguan star of the show

Two years ago: Austria Full Year 2011: VW Golf, Polo and Opel Astra on podium

Full Year 2013 Top 100 models and Top 57 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Austria December 2013: VW Golf Plus at best in 4 years

January 16th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Plus Austria December 2013VW Golf Plus

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New car sales in Austria are up 13% year-on0-year in December to 20,831 registrations, bringing the final 2013 total to 319,035 units, down 5% on 2012. It’s another killer month for Volkswagen, placing 6 models inside the Top 10, including 3 on the podium: the Golf (6% share), Polo (3.5%) and Tiguan (3.2%), replicating the Full Year ranking. Add to this the VW Sharan up 12 spots on November to #7, the Bus (aka Transporter) up 4 to #8 and the Golf Plus up 17 to #10, its highest monthly ranking in Austria in over 4 years. Other great performers this month include the BMW 3 Series up to #5, the Audi Q3 up to #11, Kia Cee’d up to #14 and the Skoda Rapid up to #22.

Previous month: Austria November 2013: VW Touran in Top 10

One year ago: Austria December 2012: Volkswagen places 6 models in the Top 6!

Full December 2013 Top 50 models and Top 45 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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