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

February 27th, 2014 2 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

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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!

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Austria November 2013: VW Touran in Top 10

December 12th, 2013 2 comments

VW Touran Austria November 2013VW Touran

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The Austrian new car sales are down 4% year-on-year in November to 23,350 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 298,204 units, down 6% on 2012. The VW Golf continues to dominate the models charts thanks to 1,214 sales and 5.2%, followed for the second consecutive month by the Skoda Octavia at 700 units and 3% vs. 2.2% year-to-date. The VW Polo at 2.6%, Skoda Fabia back up 36 spots on October to a more traditional #4 at 2.3% and the VW Tiguan also at 2.3% are the only other models above 2% market share this month, confirming Austria is one of the most fragmented car markets in the world.

Audi Q3 Austria November 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frAudi Q3

Further down the ranking, great performers this month include the Ford Fiesta up 9 ranks to #7, the VW Touran up a massive 25 spots to #10 with 383 sales and 1.6% vs. #24 year-to-date, Audi Q3 up 12 to #13, Skoda Yeti up 27 to #17, Mazda3 up 21 to #20, Opel Mokka up from outside the Top 50 last month to #23, Peugeot 2008 up 5 ranks to a best-ever #26 and well above the Peugeot 208 at #48 and passing the Renault Captur at #31.

Previous month: Austria October 2013: Suzuki SX4 shoots up to 10th place

One year ago: Austria November 2012: Dacia Lodgy and Opel Mokka up

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Austria October 2013: Suzuki SX4 shoots up to 10th place

November 15th, 2013 2 comments

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Austria October 2013Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

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New car sales in Austria are up a shy 1.6% year-on-year in October to 26,743 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 274,854 units, down 6% on 2012. The VW Golf has now led the Austrian models charts for 12 consecutive months thanks to 1,451 sales and 5.4% in October, ahead of the Skoda Octavia continuing its new generation-fueled progression, up one further spot on September to #2 at 890 units and 3.3%. The Octavia is now #4 year-to-date like in 2012. The VW Tiguan and Polo follow, while the Hyundai i20 and i30 are very solid once again at #5 and #6. With the ix35 at #8, Hyundai places 3 models inside the Austrian Top 8 this month, like Volkswagen, and it is now the #2 brand overall in 2013, passing Skoda!

Peugeot 2008 Austria October 2013. Picture courtesy of thesundaytimes.co.ukPeugeot 2008

Without a doubt boosted by the new S-Cross model, the Suzuki SX4 shoots up directly inside the Top 10 at #10 with 398 sales and 1.5% share. To understand how massive this score is you have to visualise the fact that before today, the SX4′s only incursion inside the Top 50 since I have started following monthly sales charts for Austria back in 2010 was #45 in December 2012! Other great performers include the VW Bus up 18 ranks on last month to #13, the Dacia Sandero up from outside the Top 50 to #14, the Ford Galaxy up 11 to #18, Opel Insignia up to #21, Dacia Duster slicing its September ranking in two to #23 and the Peugeot 2008 breaking into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time at #31 with 251 sales and 0.9% just below the Renault Captur at #29.

Previous month: Austria September 2013: Skoda Octavia and Fabia on podium

One year ago: Austria October 2012: VW Tiguan passes Golf and takes the lead!

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Austria September 2013: Skoda Fabia and Octavia on podium

October 10th, 2013 2 comments

Skoda Fabia Austria Seprember 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deSkoda Fabia

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New car sales in Austria are down 7% both in September to 25,301 registrations and year-to-date at 248,111 units. Like in neighbouring Germany, Skoda lodges an outstanding month: it places the Fabia at #2 with 807 sales and 3.2% (best ranking since last May) and the Octavia at #3 with 718 units and 2.8% (best ranking since last January), both well ahead of their year-to-date levels. As a result the VW Polo and Tiguan are kicked down to #4 and #5 respectively. The Fiat 500 excels as well, up one further spot on August to #7, as do the Ford Focus up 14 to #10 and Audi A3 up 12 to #11. The Renault Captur progresses further, up 6 ranks to a best-ever #26 while the Opel Adam also ranks at an all-time high #30.

Previous month: Austria August 2013: VW Golf VII hits highest share so far

One year ago: Austria September 2012: VW Tiguan only 45 units from #1 spot!

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Austria August 2013: VW Golf VII hits highest share so far

September 15th, 2013 3 comments

VW Golf Austria August 2013VW Golf VII

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New car sales in Austria are down 6% year-on-year in August, bringing the year-to-date total to 222,810 units, down 7% on 2012. The VW Golf is in great shape thanks, hitting its strongest market share in the country since May 2012 at 5.7% thanks to 1,313 sales. Like in the year-to-date ranking and for the third consecutive time it is followed this month by the VW Polo at 885 units and 3.8%. The Skoda Fabia is back with a vengeance, up from a paltry #15 last month to #3 with 682 sales and 3%.

Mazda CX-5 Austria August 2013Mazda CX-5

Other great performers in Austria in August include the Renault Clio up 18 spots to #7, the Mazda CX-5 breaking its Austrian ranking record for the third month in a row at #12 with 354 sales and 1.3%, the Opel Corsa up 25 to #13, Opel Mokka up 20 to #21, Suzuki Swift up 9 to #22 vs. #56 year-to-date, the Renault Captur up 5 ranks to #32, Mercedes E-Class up 11 to #36 and the Toyota RAV4 up 51 to #93.

Previous month: Austria July 2013: Hyundai ix35 on podium!

One year ago: Austria August 2012: 10 VAG models in Top 11!

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Austria July 2013: Hyundai ix35 on podium!

August 13th, 2013 No comments

Hyundai ix35 Austria July 2013Hyundai ix35

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The Austrian new car market is up an encouraging 1% year-on-year in July to 28,543 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still down 7% at 199,747 units. The VW Golf and Polo dominates as is also the case year-to-date with 4.6% and 3.2% share respectively, but the hero of the month is without a doubt the Hyundai ix35 up 3 spots on June to brilliantly land on the Austrian podium for the very first time thanks to 637 sales and 2.2% share. It beats its previous best of #5 reached in June 2012 and delivers a 4th consecutive month inside the Top 10 whereas the ix35 had not ranked within the Austrian Top 10 at all before 2012.

Ford Galaxy Austria July 2013Ford Galaxy

Hyundai is in great shape: it is the #2 brand in the country this month behind just Volkswagen at 2,079 sales and 7.3% share, and places a second model in the Top 5: the i20 is up 3 ranks to #5. Other great performers this month include the Renault Scenic up 4 spots to #6, the VW Sharan up 12 to #12, Ford Galaxy up 13 to #13 vs. #39 year-to-date, the Mazda CX-5 up 4 to #14 vs. #34 year-to-date, the Opel Zafira at #18 vs. #36, Suzuki Swift up 35 to #31 and the Ford Kuga up 23 to #36. Finally, notice the Renault Captur down 3 to #39 and the Peugeot 2008 down 19 to #62.

Previous month: Austria June 2013: Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in Top 50

One year ago: Austria July 2012: VAG Group places 7 models in Top 8

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Austria June 2013: Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in Top 50

July 10th, 2013 2 comments

Renault Captur Austria June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.auto-motor-und-sport.deRenault Captur

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New car sales in Austria limit the damage in June, down just 5% year-on-year to 31,279 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 171,204 units, down 8% on 2012. The Top 4 best-selling models are identical to the year-to-date ranking: the VW Golf holds the top spot for the 43rd time in the last 44 months with 1,579 sales and 5%, followed by the VW Polo (4%), VW Tiguan (2.7%) and Skoda Octavia (2%). The Nissan Qashqai continues to impress, up one spot on May to #5 and #6 year-to-date vs. #14 in 2012, while the Hyundai ix35 remains extremely solid at #6 and the Renault Clio is up 12 ranks on last month to #7.

Renault Zoe Austria June 2013Renault Zoe

Hyundai manages to place no less than 3 models inside the Austrian Top 9 this month, which is as many as Volkswagen! The i20 is down 3 spots to #8 while the i30 is up 5 to #9. Other great performers in Austria this month include the Dacia Sandero up 14 ranks to #12, the Opel Zafira up 10 to #15, Mazda CX-5 up 35 to #18, Citroen C4 Picasso up 28 to #21 and the Ford Galaxy up 32 to #26. Both the Renault Captur (#39) and the Peugeot 2008 (#43) break into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time this month, and they should climb the sales charts fast given how keen Austrian consumers are on buying small SUVs. Finally, notice the Opel Adam up to #67, the Chevrolet Trax up to #89 and the Renault Zoe breaking into the Top 100 for the first time at #96, making Austria the 2nd country in the world so far with France where the Zoe ranked inside the monthly Top 100.

Previous month: Austria May 2013: Skoda Fabia at highest in 16 months

One year ago: Austria June 2012: VW Tiguan and Hyundai ix35 at highest ever

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Austria May 2013: Skoda Fabia at highest in 16 months

June 12th, 2013 No comments

Skoda Fabia 2013Skoda Fabia

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In May the Austrian new car market is down 10% to 29,094 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 139,925 units, down 9% on 2012. If the VW Golf unsurprisingly keeps the lead with 1,196 sales and 4.3% adding up to 6,672 and 4.8% year-to-date, the #2 model had not ranked that high since January 2012: the Skoda Fabia is up a huge 13 spots on April to land in second position thanks to 918 units sold for a 3.2% market share. The VW Tiguan rounds up the podium with 833 sales and 2.9% ahead of the VW Polo at 2.4% and the Hyundai i20 at 2.1%.

Hyundai ix35 2013Hyundai ix35

The Hyundai ix35 delivers its second best-ever ranking in the country below the #5 it reached last June, up 3 ranks to #6 at 578 units and 2%. Other great performers this month include the Ford Fiesta up 12 spots to #10, the Seat Leon up 5 to #12, Dacia Sandero up to #26 vs. #48 year-to-date, Ford C-Max up to #36 vs. #113 in 2012 and the Mazda3 up to #44 vs. #128 in 2012…

Previous month: Austria April 2013: BMW 3 Series and Audi Q3 on fire

One year ago: Austria May 2012: Hyundai i30 up to #2, Audi Q3 in Top 20

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