Switzerland October 2016: Skoda Octavia headed towards 23 year first

Skoda Octavia Switzerland October 2016The Skoda Octavia could be the first model to beat the VW Golf annually in 23 years. 

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The Swiss new car market slides down 7% year-on-year in October to 23.396 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 3.5% to 255.579 units. Volkswagen falls faster than the market at -8% yet remains imposing at 13.4% market share vs. 7.6% for Mercedes (+3%), 7.2% for BMW (+5%) and 7.1% for Skoda (+1%). Audi (-7%), Fiat (-8%), Opel (-14%), Ford (-22%) and Renault (-29%) struggle in the Top 10 but Seat gains 17% to 7th overall. Notice also Kia (+15%), Mini (+21%), Honda (+36%), Maserati (+38%), Ssangyong (+44%), Alfa Romeo (+57%) and Jaguar (+78%) all posting spectacular double-digit gains. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+0.2%) takes a significant option towards a historical annual win with 950 sales vs. just 751 (-39%) for the VW Golf, Year-to-date, the Octavia leads with 9.620 sales vs. 9.211 for the Golf. Indeed the Golf has held the title of best-selling car in Switzerland for the past 22 consecutive years, ever since 1993 when the Opel Astra topped the charts.

Volvo XC60 Switzerland October 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Volvo XC60 breaks into the Swiss Top 10 in October. 

The new generation VW Tiguan continues to conquer Swiss hearts with sales up 172% to #3 and 749 sales, just two units below the Golf. The Volkswagen Group manages to monopolise the Top 5 positions with the VW Polo at #4 (-19%) and the Audi A3 at #5 (-3%). The Mercedes C-Class (+32%), Skoda Fabia (+20%), Volvo XC60 (+136%), VW Touran (+87%), BMW X1 (+192%), Mini Cooper (+49%), Audi A4 (+30%) and Mercedes GLC (+47%) also shine inside the Top 20. The Seat Ateca leads recent launches (<12 months) at #30, followed at a distance by the Jaguar F-Pace (#87), Fiat Tipo (#97), Renault Talisman (#99), Alfa Romeo Giulia (#120), Maserati Levante (#131), Kia Niro (#138) and Tesla Model X (#141).

Previous month: Switzerland September 2016: Skoda Octavia reclaims YTD pole position

One year ago: Switzerland October 2015: Hyundai Tucson leaps up to 6th place

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Switzerland September 2016: Skoda Octavia reclaims YTD pole position

Skoda Octavia Switzerland September 2016Can the Skoda Octavia end 2016 in the Swiss top spot? 

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The Swiss new car market gains 8% year-on-year in September to 26.145 registrations, however the year-to-date tally is still down 3% to 232.183 units. Volkswagen remains master in command with 12.9% share and beats the market with a 24% year-on-year improvement. In fact, 8 of the Top 10 brands outpace the market in September: in order, Mercedes (+14%), BMW (+33%), Skoda (+20%), Opel (+12%), Ford (+19%), Renault (+24%) and Toyota (+24%). Notice also Seat (+28%), Kia (+71%), Mini (+55%), Tesla (+101%) and Jaguar (+101%) all posting robust to spectacular gains. At the other end of the scale, Citroen (-23%), Hyundai (-25%), Suzuki (-25%), Nissan (-32%) and Peugeot (-45%) all struggle.

vw-tiguan-seat-ateca-switzerland-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autobild-esThe VW Tiguan is up 257% to #2 while the Seat Ateca jumps to #37. 

Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+7%) reclaims the year-to-date pole position off the VW Golf (-34%) thanks to 1.003 sales this month vs. just 730 for the Golf down to #3. 2016 tallies add up to 8.670 (-10%) for the clavier vs. 8.460 (-24%) for the Golf. If the Octavia was to hold on to its advantage until the end of the year, this would have the effect of a large earthquake in Swiss car sales, as the Golf has held the title of best-selling car in Switzerland for the past 22 consecutive years. The last time the VW Golf did not end the year at #1 in Switzerland was in 1993 when the Opel Astra toped the charts… The new generation VW Tiguan, up 257% on the previous model to #2 overall in September may be partly responsible for this month’s paltry Golf performance.

renault-talisman-switzerland-september-2016-picture-courtesy-autobild-deFirst Top 100 ranking for the Renault Talisman in Switzerland. 

Other great gainers atop the models charts include the VW Polo (+53%), Mercedes C Class (+33%), Fiat 500 (+29%), VW Touran (+305%), Opel Mokka (+51%), Audi A3 (+58%), Ford Kuga (+79%), Mercedes GLC (+81%) and Toyota RAV4 (+211%). The Seat Ateca soars 83 spots on August to #37, the Tesla Model X is up 115 to #54, the Renault Talisman breaks into the Swiss Top 100 for the first time at #98, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is up 20 to #113, the Kia Niro lands directly at #118 and the Cadillac XT5 at #217.

Previous month: Switzerland August 2016: Golf and Octavia down, Tiguan up

One year ago: Switzerland September 2015: Peugeot 2008 soars to third place

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Switzerland August 2016: Golf and Octavia down, Tiguan up

VW Tiguan Switzerland August 2016. Picture courtesy auto.ndtv.comThe VW Tiguan is up 128% to #3 in Switzerland in August. 

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New car sales in Switzerland are down 6% year-on-year in August to 21.927 registrations, bringing the year-to-date tally to 206.038 units, down 5% on the same period last year. Market leader Volkswagen follows the market at -6% to 12.6% share, followed by Mercedes (8.8%), BMW (8.6%) – both improving their share of Swiss sales compared to a year ago – and Audi down 15% to 6.6%. Skoda is down 14% to #5, Ford down 1% to #6 and Opel down 8% to #7. Outside the Top 10, notice Dacia up a staggering 229% to #11, Honda up 112% to #23 and Jaguar up 118% to #28. Model-wise, the VW Golf plummets down 45% to just 663 sales and 3% share and the Skoda Octavia is also down a harsh 27% to 627 with the VW Tiguan triumphantly up 128% thanks to the new model to #3 and 533 deliveries. The Mercedes C-Class (+18%) and Seat Alhambra (-6%) complete the Top 5. The BMW X1 is up 12-fold on its August 2015 score to 7th place with 370 sales. Notice also the Opel Astra up 130%, the VW Touran up 529%, the Dacia Sandero up 285% and the Dacia Duster up 146%.

Previous month: Switzerland July 2016: Dacia superstar

One year ago: Switzerland August 2015: Seat Alhambra on podium

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Switzerland July 2016: Dacia superstar

Dacia Sandero Switzerland July 2016. Picture courtesy Autocar.co.ukThe Dacia Sandero is up 343% to #5 in Switzerland in July… 

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The Swiss new car market hits the brakes in July with sales down a sizeable 14% year-on-year to 26.074 units, leading to a year-to-date tally now down 4% to 184.111. Market leader Volkswagen falls faster than the market at -17% to 3.573 sales and 13.7% share whereas #2 BMW falls slightly slower at -12% to 1.990 and 7.6%. In fact, the entire Top 5 brands post volumes significantly down on a year ago, with Mercedes (-23%), Audi (-26%) and Skoda (-18%) following. The star of the month is low-cost brand Dacia, up a staggering 255% year-on-year and 12 spots on June to shoot up to #6 with 1.190 sales and 4.6% share, outselling parent brand Renault (4.5%) as well as Peugeot (3.2%) and Citroen (3.1%). Further down, Mini (+30%), Mitsubishi (+30%), Kia (+31%), Honda (+86%) and Infiniti (+790%) shine.

Dacia Duster Switzerland July 2016. Picture courtesy of largus.fr…while the Duster is up 179% to #6.

In the models ranking, the VW Golf reclaims the year-to-date pole position thanks to 1.078 sales this month (-37%!) vs. 921 for the Skoda Octavia (-22%) with the VW Polo also in freefall (-40%) at #3. The VW Tiguan is up 53% to #4 but the two heroes of the month are the Dacia Sandero at #5 (+343%) and the Duster at #6 (+179%). Notice also the Mini Cooper up 40%, the Audi A4 up 44%, VW Touran up 31%, Seat Alhambra up 33%, BMW X1 up 371%, VW T6 up 389% and Opel Astra up 90%.

Previous month: Switzerland June 2016: Skoda Octavia tops half-year charts

One year ago: Switzerland July 2015: BMW 2 Series and Mercedes GLA in Top 10

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Switzerland June 2016: Skoda Octavia tops half-year charts

Skoda Octavia Switzerland June 2016The Skoda Octavia outsells the VW Golf halfway through 2016. 

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It’s a fourth consecutive month of year-on-year decline for new car sales in Switzerland, down 6% in June to 31.259 registrations and pulling the H1 2016 total down 2% to 158.037 units. Volkswagen plunges faster than the market at -10% but remains solid leader at 12.6% share vs. 7.6% for BMW (-2%) and 7.2^ for Mercedes (+5%), its direct followers. Ford stumbles down 18%, Peugeot is down 19%, Toyota down 20%, Audi and Citroen down 25%, Seat down 29% and Nissan down 43% but Dacia gains 23%, Hyundai 29%, Mazda 42%, Mitsubishi 55%, Jaguar 62%, Subaru 63%, Honda 141% and Infiniti 320%.

Opel Astra Switzerland June 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Astra is up 117% to third position in June. 

Model-wise, the VW Golf remains on top but drops 22% to 1.178 sales, just 37 above the Skoda Octavia (-1%), the leader year-to-date. The Opel Astra is up 117% to #3, the Renault Megane up 137% to #7 and the BMW X1 up 139% to #23. Among recent launches, the VW T6 edges up 4 spots on May to #11, the Subaru Levorg is up 54 to #27, the Mercedes GLC up 11 to #29, Mazda CX-3 up 12 to #42, Suzuki Baleno up 54 to #109, Renault Talisman up 61 to #111 and Jaguar F-Pace up 11 to #112. This month we welcome the Alfa Romeo Giulia (#165), Maserati Levante (#217), Volvo S90 (#242), Fiat 124 Spider (#246) and Citroen E-Mehari (#270) in the Swiss charts.

Previous month: Switzerland May 2016: Volkswagen up 5% in market down 2%

One year ago: Switzerland June 2015: Seat Alhambra and BMW 2 Series shoot up

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Switzerland May 2016: Volkswagen up 2% in market down 5%

VW Tiguan Switzerland May 2016Volkswagen goes agains the grain with a 2% gain, partly thanks to the new Tiguan. 

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Another month in negative for Switzerland, with new car sales down 5% year-on-year in May to 26.123 units, dragging the year-to-date tally down 1.5% to 126.778 deliveries. Volkswagen manages to gain ground at +2% to post a solid 13.5% market share vs. 12.2% so far in 2016, and is followed as per the year-to-date ranking by BMW (-4%), Mercedes (+2%), Skoda (-14%) and Audi (-19%). Ford (+9%) and Opel (-18%) overtake Renault (-27%) to rank 6th and 7th respectively, while Hyundai (+31%) delivers the largest year-on-year improvement inside the Top 20. Mazda (+19%), Volvo (+23%), Dacia (+16%), Mini (+17%), Kia (+19%) and Honda (+80%) also frankly beat the market just as Jaguar gains 144%, boosted by the XE and F-Pace.

The VW Golf reclaims the pole position in the models ranking but its thin advantage over the Skoda Octavia (19 sales) doesn’t allow it to return to #1 year-to-date as well: the Octavia still leads after five months with 4.978 units vs. 4.811. The VW Polo (+44%) is faithful to the 3rd place it also holds YTD while the VW Tiguan is up 81 spots on April to #4 thanks to the new generation. The Mini Cooper is up 43% to #5, the BMW 2 Series up 31% to #6, the Hyundai Tucson up to a brilliant 9th spot, the Seat Alhambra up 61% to #18 and the BMW X1 up 115% to #19.

Previous month: Switzerland April 2016: Skoda Octavia dominant, BMW X1 in Top 10

One year ago: Switzerland May 2015: Volkswagen Group monopolises Top 8

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Switzerland April 2016: Skoda Octavia dominant, BMW X1 in Top 10

BMW X1 Switzerland April 2016The BMW X1 ranks 8th overall in Switzerland in April. 

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The Swiss new car market is stuck in negative territory in April at -1% year-on-year to 28.698 registrations, leading to a year-to-date total down 0.6% to 100.655 units. Volkswagen keeps the lead of the brands charts despite sales down a harsh 11% to 3.348 and 11.7% share, distancing BMW at 8.2% (+2%), Mercedes up a flamboyant 49% to 2.263 and 7.9% but losing the #2 YTD ranking to BMW, Skoda up 15% to 2.012 and Audi down 10% to 1.737. Further down, notice Renault up 10%, Mazda up 30%, Seat up 9%, Subaru up 36%, Honda up 100% and Jaguar up 85%. Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia manages to hold the VW Golf at bay both in April (1.252 vs. 1.172) and year-to-date (3.960 vs. 3.774), the BMW 2 Series is up 28% to #6, the Mercedes C-Class up 89% to #7, BMW X1 up 107% to #8 and Seat Alhambra up 133% to #11. Further down, notice the Subaru Levorg up 29 ranks on March to #34, the Mercedes SLC landing at #139, the Jaguar F-Pace at #180 and the Suzuki Baleno at #224.

Previous month: Switzerland March 2016: VW Group monopolises Top 7

One year ago: Switzerland April 2015: VW Golf reclaims top spot for… one unit

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Switzerland March 2016: VW Group monopolises Top 7

Skoda Octavia Switzerland March 2016#2 in March, the Skoda Octavia remains #1 year-to-date in Switzerland. 

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Switzerland is one of only a handful of European markets to lose ground year-on-year in March at -8% to 29.099 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down to negative territory at -0.4% to 71.957 units. Volkswagen (+2%) goes against grain with a positive result at 11.9% share, distancing BMW (-3%), Mercedes (-16%) and Skoda (-22%) with Audi (-7%) rounding up the Top 5. Below, Opel (+18%), Toyota (+32%) and Mazda (+31%) all improve frankly, as do Dacia at #21 (+20%), Land Rover at #24 (+27%), Infiniti at #30 (+509%) and Jaguar at #31 (+187%). Model-wise, the VW Golf outsells the Skoda Octavia by just 18 units in March, not enough to reclaim the #1 year-to-date position with the Octavia still in the lead so far in 2016 at 2.708 sales vs. 2.602 thanks to a very strong January score. With the Touran at #3, the Polo at #4 and the Passat at #5, Volkswagen places four nameplates in the Top 5, with the Audi A3 at #6 and VW T6 at #7 the VW Group monopolises the Top 7 and with the Skoda Fabia at #9 and Seat Leon at #10 it places an incredible 9 nameplates inside the Swiss Top 10. Among recent launches, the Hyundai Tucson (#16), Mazda CX-3 (#18) and Mercedes GLC (#26) stand out.

Previous post: Switzerland January-February 2016: Skoda Octavia #1, VW T6 shines

One year ago: Switzerland March 2015: Skoda Octavia takes the lead year-to-date

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Switzerland January-February 2016: Skoda Octavia #1, VW T6 shines

VW T6 Switzerland February 2016The VW T6 is up to #4 overall in Switzerland in February.

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Today we update two months at once for Switzerland. In January, the Swiss new car market is up 10% year-on-year to 20.205 registrations, but Volkswagen drops 8% to 2.363 sales and 11.7%. It is followed by Mercedes (+36%), BMW (+11%) and Skoda (+40%) with Renault rounding up the Top 5 (+16%). Audi is up 9% but drop from #2 in December to #6 this month. Notice also Hyundai up 51%, Volvo up 50%, Fiat up 48%, Suzuki up 41% and Honda up 111%. The Skoda Octavia brilliantly takes control of the models ranking with 833 sales and 4.1% share vs. 707 and 3.5% for the VW Golf. The Mercedes C-Class jumps to #3, the Renault Clio is up to #5, the VW T6 (new generation Transporter) surges up to #6, the BMW X3 is up to #9, the Hyundai Tucson up to #13, the Mercedes GLC up to #15, Suzuki Vitara up to #17, Mercedes GLE up to #20, Volvo XC90 leaps to #30 and the Tesla Model S is inside the Top 50, confirming the posh tastes of the Swiss customer.

BMW X1 Switzerland February 2016The BMW X1 is inside the Swiss Top 10 in February.

In February, Swiss new car sales drastically slow down their growth at +1% to 22.653 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 42.858 sales, up 5% on the same period in 2015. This time Volkswagen beats the market at +8% and sees its two-month total almost match last year’s at 5.128 sales vs. 5.136 for a 12% share. BMW is up 12% to climb #2 overall, Skoda is down 12% at #3, Mercedes down 8% at #4 but Renault gains 26% in 5th position. Ford (+20%), Land Rover (+54%) and Smart (+54%) also shine. The VW Golf reclaims the #1 spot off the Skoda Octavia for just two units but remains #2 year-to-date, the VW T6 improves further to #4 overall and the VAG Group monopolies the Top 5 with the Polo (#3) and Passat (#5). The BMW X1 replaces the X3 inside the Swiss Top 10 (#10), the Hyundai Tucson is up two spots on January to #11 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport up a gigantic 80 ranks to #15.

Previous post: Switzerland Full Year 2015: VAG Group dominant, Mercedes up to #3

One year ago (Jan): Switzerland January 2015: Mazda CX-5 and Mazda2 take off

One year ago (Feb): Switzerland February 2015: Skoda Octavia one step above VW Golf

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Switzerland Full Year 2015: VAG Group dominant, Mercedes up to #3

Mercedes C Class Switzerland 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deMercedes C-Class sales are up 72% in Switzerland this year.

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After two consecutive years of decline, the Swiss new car market shows encouraging gains in 2015 at +7% to 323.783 registrations, the strongest annual score since 2012. Volkswagen remains the default choice for Swiss car buyers, albeit improving slower than the market at +5% resulting in a reduced 13% share. BMW (+14%) is a strong second but Mercedes is catching up fast at +24%, overtaking Audi (+6%) and Skoda (+7%). Other impressive manufacturers in 2015 include Renault (+26%), Mazda (+32%), Porsche (+36%), Smart (+103%) and Tesla (+214%) making its entrance inside the Top 30 brands in Switzerland.

VW Golf Switzerland 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deNo one is contesting the VW Golf’s supremacy. 

In the models charts, the VW Golf is the best-selling car in Switzerland for the 22nd consecutive year despite losing market share at 4.7% with sales up just 6% to 15.288 units, the nameplate’s largest annual volume in Switzerland in 14 years – since the 16.704 units it sold in 2001. The Skoda Octavia is discreetly catching up in 2nd place with deliveries up 13% to 12.228 above the VW Polo (+23%) and Audi A3 (+10%) completing a Top 4 unchanged on 2014. Switzerland remains the most fragmented car market in the world with only three nameplates securing at least 2% market share vs. two in 2014. The Seat Leon (+22%) and VW Passat (+57%) make the Top six best-sellers 100% Volkswagen Group.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Switzerland 2015The BMW 2 Series ends 2015 inside the Swiss Top 10.

The most spectacular improvement atop the Swiss charts is the BMW 2 Series shooting up 354% and 96 spots on 2014 to land inside the Top 10 thanks to its Active/Gran Tourer MPV variants. Notice also the Mercedes C-Class up 72% to #7, the Seat Alhambra up 35% to #14 and Mazda2 up 92%. The Suzuki Vitara is the best-selling all-new model for 2015 at #55 and 1.881 sales, followed by the Fiat 500X at #67, Hyundai Tucson at #78, Mazda CX-3 at #85 and VW T6 at #102. In fact 9 of the 10 most popular all-new entrants are SUVs: add the Renault Kadjar, Mercedes GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Subaru Levorg and Mercedes GLE.

Previous month: Switzerland November 2015: Volkswagen Group monopolises Top 6

Previous year: Switzerland Full Year 2014: VW Golf and Skoda Octavia ultra dominant

Two years ago: Switzerland Full Year 2013: VW Golf celebrates 20 years at #1

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