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Switzerland 2008: Octavia closes in on Golf

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The main event in 2008 in the Swiss car market is the constant progression of the Skoda Octavia which is starting to threaten the multi-decade-long leadership of the VW Golf… Over 12 months the Golf drops to 3% of the market at 8,627 sales whereas the Octavia goes up to 2.5% share at 7,213 sales.

The BMW 3 Series drops to 3rd place, whereas the Audi A4 stays 4th, both models grabbing a 2.2% market share. The Peugeot 207, 5th at 1.9%, exchange spots with the VW Touran, #6 at 1.8%, whereas the Fiat 500 delivers a remarkable entry into the Top 10 in 8th place with 4,849 sales and 1.7%.

Other great performances include the BMW 1 Series up 11 spots at #15 and the Mercedes C Class up 18 spots at #17.

Previous year: Switzerland 2007: VW Golf, BMW 3 Series and Skoda Octavia on podium

Next year: Switzerland 2009: VW Golf and Skoda Octavia up, VW Tiguan #11

Full Year 2008 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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