Liechtenstein Full Year 2015: VW Golf leads, Porsche 911 up to #20

Porsche 911 Liechtenstein 2015The Porsche 911 manages to break into the 20 most popular nameplates in Liechtenstein. 

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New car sales in Liechtenstein are up a very dynamic 14% year-on-year to return above 2.000 units for the first time since 2012 at 2.049. Volkswagen remains king of the castle (literally) despite seeing its market share thaw to 16.7% vs. 17.6% last year. Audi (+23%) improves to 11.6%, followed by BMW (+4%) while Mercedes (+36%), Seat (+33%), Skoda (+32%) and Opel (+25%) all lodge spectacular gains. Model-wise, the VW Golf is still by far the best-seller with 129 deliveries and 6.3% share, but the Seat Alhambra – at a world-best #2 – is catching up (+47%) as are the VW Polo (+65%), Skoda Octavia (+46%) and Audi A3 (+33%). The VW Passat doubles its sales compared to 2014 in 7th place, the Mercedes C-Class lands at #9, the Audi A6 at #10 and the Porsche 911 at a very impressive 20th spot.

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Liechtenstein: 2011-2015 Historical Data now available

Range Rover Evoque Liechtenstein 2014. Picture courtesy largus.frRange Rover Evoque

Historical Data is now available for Liechtenstein since 2011. Please get in touch if you have access to prior information.

Liechtenstein 2011: VW Golf #1, Audi Q5 and Porsche impress

Liechtenstein 2012: Range Rover Evoque at world best

Liechtenstein 2014: Seat Alhambra leaps up to 2nd place (including Full 2013 data)

Liechtenstein 2015: VW Golf leads, Porsche 911 up to #20

Liechtenstein Full Year 2014: Seat Alhambra leaps up to 2nd place

Seat Alhambra Liechtenstein 2014Seat Alhambra

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New car sales in Liechtenstein are down 6% year-on-year in 2014 to 1.800 registrations. Volkswagen (17.6%) and Audi (10.7%) maintain their grip on the market, followed by BMW, Mercedes and Toyota while Seat is up 63% to #6, Mazda up 31% to #11 and Porsche up 46% to #13. The Seat Alhambra is the hero of the year, going from #58 in 2012, #7 in 2013 to a splendid 2nd place overall this year thanks to 59 sales and 3.3% market share (+59%) below only the VW Golf up 30% and two percentage points share at 6.6% and 118 units. The VW Polo (+16%), Tiguan (-25%) and Skoda Octavia (+54%) complete the Top 5. Being a very limited market in a wealthy and mountainous region, the Liechtenstein models ranking features a handful of luxury SUVs in unusually high spots: the BMW X3 ranks #6, the BMW X5 is at #10, the BMW X1 at #15, Audi Q3 at #16, Audi Q5 at #21 and the Porsche Macan at #25…

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Liechtenstein 6 months 2013: Toyota and Hyundai impress

Toyota RAV4 Liechtenstein June 2013. Picture courtesy of zr.ruToyota is up to almost 8% market share in Liechtenstein in 2013…

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Liechtenstein is a 160 square kilometres principality located between Austria and Switzerland and home to 35,000 inhabitants. Over the first 6 months of 2013, 993 new passenger cars found a buyer in the country, down a harsh 18% year-on-year. Volkswagen is still by far the preferred brand thanks to 171 sales for a 17.2% market share, followed like in 2012 by Audi at 104 units and 10.5% and BMW with 82 sales and 8.3%. Toyota is making some interesting inroads this year, up from 5.6% market share over the full year 2012 to 7.9% now and relegating Mercedes in 5th place at 6%. Opel is up from 3.1% to 4.3% at #7, Suzuki up from 2.1% to 3% at #9, Hyundai up from 1.8% to 3% at #10, Citroen up from 1.5% to 2.7% at #12 and Honda up 1.3% to 2.1% at #15.

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Liechtenstein Q1 2013: VW, Audi and Toyota improve

Toyota RAV4 Liechtenstein March 2013Toyota grabs 9% of the Liechtenstein market over Q1 2013

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465 new vehicles found a buyer over the first Quarter of 2013, and as in 2012 Volkswagen and Audi are the two most popular brands, both even improving their market share year-on-year. VW sells 87 units for an outstanding 18.7% share vs. 17.3% in 2012 and Audi is at 54 sales and 11.6% vs. 9.9%. But the most impressive progression is without a doubt delivered by Toyota, going from 5.6% share in 2012 to 9% and 42 units over the period.

Other great performers include BMW (8.6%) and Mercedes (7.1%) both improving their shares even though their drop one spot, Suzuki going from 2.1% in 2012 to 4.1% and #8 now, Mitsubishi exactly doubling its share from 1.7% and #20 to 3.4% and #10 and Honda going from 1.3% to 2.2% at #12.

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Liechtenstein Full Year 2012: Range Rover Evoque at world best

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For only the second time ever on BestSellingCarsBlog I can share with you detailed information about the most popular vehicles in Liechtenstein, a principality home to 35,000 inhabitants which covers 160 square kilometres between Austria and Switzerland. New car sales in the country are up 3% year-on-year in 2012 to 2,108 registrations. Volkswagen is head and shoulders ahead of the competition, placing 4 models in the Top 4! Like in 2011 the VW Golf is king of the mountain roads with 82 sales and 3.9%, and is followed this time by the Passat at 58 units and 2.8% (+9%), the Polo with 51 sales and 2.4% (-34%) and the Tiguan at 49 units and 2.3%, up a fantastic 158% year-on-year.

VW Tiguan Liechtenstein 2012VW Tiguan

In fact, the VAG Group monopolises the Top 5 with the Skoda Octavia the next most popular model with 47 sales and 2.2%. Mountainous terrain and a pretty wealthy population is traditionally the perfect recipe for strong SUV sales and Liechtenstein is no exception: the Ford Kuga is up 37% to #7, BMW X3 up 38% to #9, the Subaru XV lands directly at #12 and the Range Rover Evoque is at a world-best #15 with 30 sales and 1.4%, albeit with tiny figures…

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Liechtenstein 2011: VW Golf #1, Audi Q5 and Porsche impress

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After Andorra yesterday, thanks to René Heeres I am able to add an even tinier European nation to the list of countries Best Selling Cars Blog covers: Lichtenstein, also a principality, has just 35,000 inhabitants, covers 160 square kilometres and is located between Austria and Switzerland. And the new car market is in great shape in Lichtenstein in 2011, up 14% year-on-year to 2,029 registrations. Like in its neighbouring countries Volkswagen dominates sales, so much so that it monopolises the podium in 2011, placing the VW Golf at #1 with 83 sales and 4.1%, followed by the Polo at 77 units and 3.8% and the Passat with 53 sales and 2.6%.

Audi Q5

The VAG group grabs 4 more spots within the Top 10: the Audi A4 ranks #4, the Skoda Octavia is #5, the Audi Q5 is at #7 with 1.5% share, most probably its best year-end ranking anywhere in the world, and the VW Transporter is #9. BMW places the 5 Series in 6th place and the Mini at #8 and the Ford Fiesta rounds up the Top 10. Notice also the Ford Kuga at #11, the BMW X3 at #13, BMW X1 at #15 and Honda Jazz at #19.

Porsche Cayenne

Another very successful brand in Lichtenstein is Porsche… The Porsche Cayenne is up to an extremely impressive 25th spot with 21 sales and 1% share, the Porsche 911 ranks #41 with 15 units and 0.7% share and the Panamera is #82 with 8 sales. Plus the Range Rover ranks at a very respectable #35.

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