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Switzerland Full Year 2013: VW Golf celebrates 20 years at #1, BMW 3 Series up 53% to #3

January 17th, 2014 No comments

BMW 3 Series Switzerland 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frBMW 3 Series

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New car sales in Switzerland are down 6% year-on-year in 2013 to 307,885 registrations. The VW Golf passes a very significant milestone this year in Switzerland: it has now been the best-selling car in the country for 20 years in a row! The last time it didn’t finish the year #1 was in 1993 when the Opel Astra took the lead. This year the Golf also lodges its highest annual volume in 12 years – since 2001 when it sold 16,704 units – with sales up 8% on 2012 to 13,408 units and 4.4% share. The Skoda Octavia (-4%) and VW Polo (-12%) also hold onto their 2012 ranking, while the BMW 3 Series delivers an impressive 53% gain, going from #18 in 2012 to #4 this year with 5,653 sales and 1.8%.

Suzuki SX4 Switzerland 2013First year inside the annual Swiss Top 10 for the Suzuki SX4.

Other great performers this year include the Audi A3 up 22% and 15 spots to #6, the Peugeot 208 up 114% and 47 ranks to #8, Suzuki SX4 up 44% and 22 spots to #9, BMW 1 Series up 10% and 12 ranks to #10, Mercedes A Class up a huge 86% and 43 spots to #15 thanks to the new model, Seat Leon up 46% and 33 ranks to #29 and the Toyota Auris up 63% and 68 spots to #32. Among the newcomers in the Swiss Top 100 this year are the Opel Mokka up to #36, Volvo V40 up to #43, Mazda3 up to #67, Opel Adam landing directly at #84 with 1,192 sales, the Renault Captur appearing at #85 with 1,147 units and the Peugeot 2008 at #93 and 1,047 sales.

Previous post: Switzerland December 2013: VW Golf hits highest share in a decade

Previous year: Switzerland Full Year 2012: Subaru XV and Skoda Octavia impress

Two years ago: Switzerland Full Year 2011: VW Golf at highest volume in 10 years

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Switzerland December 2013: VW Golf hits best share in a decade

January 17th, 2014 No comments

VW Golf Switzerland December 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deVW Golf

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New car sales in Switzerland are up 3% year-on-year in December to 30,111 registrations, bringing the final 2013 total to 307,885 units, down 7% on the previous year. Like in December 2012, Volkswagen finishes the year on a (very) high note, grabbing 19.5% of the market vs. 13.3% over the Full Year. The Golf shoots up to 2,274 sales and 7.6% of the market, potentially its strongest monthly market share in a decade, the Polo is up to 2.7% at #3 vs. 1.8% over the Full Year, the Tiguan is up to 2.3% at #4 vs. 1.7% and the Up! is up 33 spots on November to #8 and 1.6% vs. #46 and 0.7% in 2013.

BMW X5 Switzerland December 2013BMW X5

In fact, the VAG Group monopolises the Top 5 this month with the Skoda Octavia at #2 and the Audi A3 at #5, and other models from the group also shine this month: the Seat Alhambra is up to #7 vs. #43 over the Full Year, the Seat Leon is up to #12 vs. #29, the Audi Q3 up to #16 vs. #28, Seat Ibiza up to #17 vs. #35 and Audi A6 up to #24 vs. #48. Notice also the Renault Megane up to #15 vs. #34, the Mazda3 up to #23 vs. #67 and the BMW X5 up to #45 vs. #90.

Previous month: Switzerland November 2013: Suzuki SX4 in Top 5, Audi A1 up to #8

One year ago: Switzerland December 2012: VW Up! up to a record #5

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Switzerland November 2013: Suzuki SX4 in Top 5, Audi A1 up to #8

December 19th, 2013 No comments

Suzuki SX4 S-Cross Mini Countryman Chevrolet Trax Swizterland November 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deSuzuki SX4 S-Cross, Mini Countryman and Chevrolet Trax

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While the rest of the European market seems to slowly but surely be turning the corner, new car sales in Switzerland are down a disappointing 8% year-on-year in November to 24,882 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 277,774 units, down 7% on 2012. Beaten by the Skoda Octavia last month, the VW Golf is back in pole position in November thanks to 1,248 sales and 5%, now adding up to 11,134 units and 4% so far in 2013. The Skoda Octavia is down to #2 but still very strong at 4% share and 987 sales vs. 3.2% year-to-date. Volkswagen has a great month, with both the Tiguan at #3 and 2.1% and the Polo at #4 and 1.9% delivering higher market shares than their year-to-date levels.

Audi A1 Switzerland 2013. Picture courtesy of Driving DutchmanAudi A1

But the best performance of the month goes to the Suzuki SX4, breaking into the Swiss Top 5 for the first time in the history of the nameplate thanks to the new S-Cross generation at 445 units and 1.8% share. It is now #9 year-to-date. 3 additional models make big waves in the Top 10: the Audi A1 is up 24 spots on October to land at an all-time high #8 with 326 sales, the Subaru XV is up 11 to #9 and 316 units and the BMW X3 is up 5 to break into the Swiss Top 10 for the second time ever with September 2011. Further down, notice the Seat Leon up 38 to #21 and the Peugeot 2008 up 25 to an all-time high #30.

Previous month: Switzerland October 2013: Skoda Octavia passes VW Golf to lead, Peugeot 308 #5

One year ago:  Switzerland November 2012: VW Golf back in charge

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Switzerland October 2013: Skoda Octavia passes VW Golf to lead, Peugeot 308 up to 5th place

November 20th, 2013 12 comments

Skoda Octavia Switzerland October 2013Skoda Octavia

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New car sales in Switzerland are up a shy 0.3% year-on-year in October to 26,626 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 252,892 units, down 7% on 2013. After teasing the VW Golf last month, the Skoda Octavia takes the advantage in October thanks to 1,218 sales and 4.6% share vs. 945 and 3.5% for the Volkswagen. This is the Octavia’s best-ever market share in the country, also reached last February, and the 5th time it ranks #1 in Switzerland in the last 13 months after September and October 2012, January and February 2013… Given it’s fair to assume the Golf had led the Swiss monthly rankings almost every month in the last two decades, we may be witnessing a very progressive change of guard here… If 2013 is a given for the Golf, 2014 could be the theatre of an intense fight for pole position between the two VAG Group models.

Peugeot 308Peugeot 308

There are more interesting moves inside the Swiss Top 10 this month: the Peugeot 308, boosted by the arrival of the new generation, is up no less than 60 spots on September to land in 5th position thanks to 506 sales and 1.9%. The 308 is currently #60 year-to-date after ranking #54 in 2012 but the first generation 308 peaked at #22 in 2009 and its predecessor the Peugeot 307 ranked third overall in 2004, so there is a history of purchase of Peugeot compact cars in Switzerland which explains why the new 308 can rank that high already… The Suzuki SX4 for its part remains at an all-time high #6 thanks to 482 sales and 1.8%, new volume and share records for the nameplate.

Range Rover Sport Switzerland October 2013Range Rover Sport

Further down, notice the Hyundai i20 up a further 3 ranks to #9 vs. #29 year-to-date, the BMW X3 up 12 to #15, the Mazda CX-5 maintaining itself inside the Swiss Top 20 for the third consecutive month at #19, the Fiat Panda up 31 to #33, the Renault Captur up 5 to a best-ever #43, Citroen C4 Picasso up 32 to #51, Peugeot 2008 up 21 to a record #55, the Range Rover Sport up from outside the Top 100 in September to #79 thanks to the new model and the BMW 4 Series landing at #100 with 82 sales.

Previous month: Switzerland September 2013: Skoda Octavia teases VW Golf, Suzuki SX4 up to #6, Mazda CX-5 #10

One year ago: Switzerland October 2012: Skoda Octavia holds onto pole position!

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Switzerland September 2013: Skoda Octavia teases VW Golf, Suzuki SX4 up to #6, Mazda CX-5 #10!

October 21st, 2013 3 comments

VW Golf Skoda Octavia Switzerland September 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deEnemy sisters: VW Golf and Skoda Octavia

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The Swiss new car market is up 7% year-on-year in September to 22,632 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 226,266 units, down 8% on 2012. If one year ago the Skoda Octavia took everyone by surprise and led the models ranking ahead of the VW Golf, at the time the 7th generation Golf had not hit dealerships yet. This year, granted the Octavia is still #2 behind the Golf but it’s very close: 941 sales and 4.2% share vs. 998 and 4.4%, and the Golf has no excuse: both models are new and now well established. This is the Octavia’s second best market share in the country below the 4.6% it hit last February… So the Golf has won 2013 already with an unassailable advantage over the Octavia year-to-date (8,941 vs. 6,766) but 2014 could be a different story.

Suzuki SX4 Switzerland September 2013Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

But wait there’s more big news in Switzerland this month… Firstly the Audi A3 is up 6 spots to #5, then with the new model now in dealerships the Suzuki SX4 is up a fantastic 17 ranks on August to hit a best-ever 6th place thanks to 394 sales and 1.7%, bettering the #7 it reached last January and #8 last February. Finally, after breaking into the Swiss monthly Top 20 for the very first time last month, the Mazda CX-5 does no less than breaking into the Top 10 in September at #10 with 280 units and 1.2% share! Notice also the BMW 5 Series up 13 ranks to #16, Opel Mokka up 19 to #20, Skoda Yeti up 38 to #23, the Renault Captur cracking the Top 50 at #48 (+18), Mitsubishi ASX up to #54 vs. #94 year-to-date and the Peugeot 2008 up 14 to #76.

Previous month: Switzerland August 2013: Subaru XV and Hyundai i20 impress

One year ago: Switzerland September 2012: Skoda Octavia takes control!

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Switzerland August 2013: Subaru XV and Hyundai i20 impress

September 17th, 2013 No comments

Subaru XV Switzerland August 2013Subaru XV

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Swiss new car sales are down 5% year-on-year in August to 20,996 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 203,634 units, down 9% on 2012. The VW Golf is as strong as ever this month, selling 879 units for a 4.2% market share which is above its year-to-date level of 3.9%. The Skoda Octavia for its part is at 2.9%, exactly the same as year-to-date, thanks to 608 sales while the BMW 3 Series reinforces its third position so far in 2013 at 447 units and 2.1%, above the VW Polo at 1.8%.

Hyundai i20 Switzerland August 2013Hyundai i20

One year ago, the Subaru XV triggered an earthquake by taking the top spot overall above the Skoda Octavia and VW Golf. It had since fallen back to the mid-twenties, ranking #25 last month. August seems to have a particular flavour for Subaru’s mini SUV: it is up 20 ranks on July to land at a –less impressive, granted, but still fantastic – 5th place with 338 sales and 1.6%. The other great performer in the Swiss Top 10 this month is the Hyundai i20, up 20 spots to #6 at 324 units and 1.5%. Notice also the Ford Kuga once again extremely strong at #8 vs. #22 year-to-date and the BMW 1 Series back inside the Top 10 at #9.

Mazda CX-5 Switzerland August 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Mazda CX-5 ranks inside the Swiss Top 20 for the very first time this month.

Further down, we’ll pay special attention to the Mini stable at #13 vs. #20 year-to-date, the Fiat 500 up one spot to #16 vs. #27, Toyota Auris up 14 to #18 and Subaru Forester up 38 to #34. Finally, the Mazda CX-5 breaks into the Swiss Top 20 for the very first time this month, up 15 ranks on July to #20 with 237 sales and 1.1% share.

Previous month: Switzerland July 2013: Audi A3 up to #5, Ford Kuga climbs up to #7

One year ago: Switzerland August 2012: Historical: Subaru XV takes the lead!

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Switzerland July 2013: Audi A3 up to #5, Ford Kuga climbs up to #7

August 14th, 2013 3 comments

Ford Kuga Switzerland July 2013. Picture courtesy of autobild.deFord Kuga

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New car sales in Switzerland are up an encouraging 5% year-on-year in July to 26,333 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 182,638 units, still down a harsh 10% on 2012. The models podium stays unchanged compared to both June and year-to-date rankings: the VW Golf leads the way with 987 sales and 3.7% share, ahead of the Skoda Octavia at 757 units and 2.9% and the BMW 3 Series with 521 sales and 2%.

Audi A3 Switzerland July 2013Audi A3

The Peugeot 208 beats its ranking record in Switzerland for the 2nd month running, up one further spot to #4 at 475 units and 1.8% while the Audi A3 is up a fantastic 10 ranks on last month to land at #5 with 435 sales and 1.7% and the Ford Kuga is up an even more impressive 11 spots to a splendid 7th place at 415 units and 1.6%, a ranking it also reached in June 2012. Notice also the Mini up 3 ranks to #13, the Fiat 500 up 7 to #17, Volvo XC60 up 39 to #24, Mazda CX-5 up 49 to #35, the Jeep Grand Cherokee up from outside the Top 100 in June to #50 this month and the Renault Captur up 24 spots to #53.

Previous month: Switzerland June 2013: BMW 3 Series now #3 year-to-date

One year ago: Switzerland July 2012: Subaru XV shoots up to world-best #4

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Switzerland June 2013: BMW 3 Series now #3 year-to-date

July 9th, 2013 2 comments

BMW 3 Series Switzerland June 2013. Picture courtesy of Largus.frThe BMW 3 Series is now the third best-selling model in Switzerland so far in 2013.

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It’s a very painful month for new car sales in Switzerland: June is down a harsh 28% year-on-year to 29,805 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 156,305 units, down 12% on 2012. The VW Golf comes back to earth at 1,066 sales 3.7% share vs. 4.5% last month while the Skoda Octavia is back up to its traditional 2nd place at 800 units and 2.8%, its best market share in the country since last February. The BMW 3 Series has been stuck at an outstanding third position for the last 3 months, which has now earned it a logical #3 spot year-to-date, passing the VW Polo and to be compared to #18 in 2012! If it manages to hold this third spot until the end of the year, it will be the first time since 2008 that the 3 Series ranks on the Swiss annual podium.

Peugeot 2008 Swizterland June 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frPeugeot 2008

Other great performers this month in Switzerland include the Ford Fiesta up 10 spots on May to #6, the VW Touran up 14 to #8 (making it 5 Volkswagens in the Top 9), Skoda Fabia up 13 to #13, Opel Astra back up 20 to #14, Ford Kuga up 21 to #18, Renault Megane up 23 to #21, Seat Ibiza up 13 to #22, Seat Alhambra up 17 to #25 and the Renault Scenic up a huge 55 ranks to #26. Further down, we welcome 2 newcomers in the Swiss monthly Top 100: the Chevrolet Trax at #67 with 158 sales and the Peugeot 2008 at #68 and 156 units while the Renault Captur is up 16 spots to #77.

Previous month: Switzerland June 2013: VW Tiguan climbs to highest ever 2nd place

One year ago: Switzerland June 2012: Ford Kuga up to #7

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Switzerland May 2013: VW Tiguan climbs to highest ever 2nd place

June 14th, 2013 No comments

VW Tiguan 2013VW Tiguan

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The Swiss new car market is down 7% year-on-year in May to 27,252 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 127,400 units, also down 7% on 2012. The VW Golf finally enjoys the full benefits of its new generation, selling more than double the #2 this month at 1,226 sales and 4.5% which is its highest market share in the country so far in 2013. Volkswagen also places the Tiguan at #2 with 564 units and 2.1%, which is simply its highest ever ranking in Switzerland and only its third time on the podium after April and May 2012

Seat Leon Switzerland May 2013. Picture courtesy of autozeitung.deSeat Leon

Only 2 units below, the BMW 3 Series maintains itself inside the podium at #3 and is getting dangerously close to the VW Polo in the 2013 year-to-date ranking at #4 and 2,101 sales vs. 2,128. The Skoda Octavia is down two spots to #4, the Ford Focus up an impressive 14 to #6 which earns it a spot in the YTD Top 10 at #9, the Audi A3 up one further rank to #7, the Mini up 13 to #9 and the BMW X3 up 12 to #12. Other great performers this month include the Seat Leon up a whopping 34 spots to #13, the Fiat Punto up 22 to #19, Dacia Sandero up 38 to #23, Skoda Yeti up 35 to #29 and the Renault Captur breaking into the Swiss Top 100 for the first time at #93.

Previous month: Switzerland April 2013: Also warming up to the BMW 3 Series

One year ago: Switzerland May 2012: VW Tiguan stays on podium

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Switzerland April 2013: Also warming up to the BMW 3 Series

May 14th, 2013 1 comment

BMW 3 Series Switzerland April 2013BMW 3 Series

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Swiss new car sales stabilise in April: down just 2% to 28,397 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 100,148 units, down 7% on 2012. The VW Golf now has definitely wrestled his way out of the Skoda Octavia’s claws, selling 1,238 units for a 4.4% market share vs. 639 and 2.3% for the Octavia. The Golf now also frankly leads year-to-date with 3,785 sales and 3.8% vs. 3,157 and 3.2%. Similarly to Austria, Switzerland is now warming up to the new generation BMW Series 3, up one spot on March to land on the podium at 605 units and 2.1% and now #4 year-to-date vs. #18 in 2012…

Opel Mokka Switzerland April 2013The Opel Mokka is already Opel’s best-seller in Switzerland!

Other great performers this month in Switzerland include the Peugeot 208 up 6 spots to #6, the Audi A3 up 15 to #8, Suzuki Swift up 5 to #9, BMW 1 Series up 6 to #10 and the Suzuki SX4 up 11 to #13. The Opel Mokka is up 6 ranks to a best-ever #15, becoming Opel’s best-seller in the country both this month (ahead of the Opel Astra at…#38!) and year-to-date already at #23 with 1,011 sales ahead of the Astra at #24!

Previous month: Switzerland March 2013: VW Golf #1, Honda Jazz on podium!

One year ago: Switzerland April 2012: VW Tiguan and Mercedes C-Class shine

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