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Austria February 2012: New Fiat Panda an instant hit

Fiat Panda

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Month off for Austrian car sales, down 9% year-on-year to 24,005 registrations, bringing the year-to-date to 50,831 units, down 2% on 2011. While the VW Golf celebrates two full years (or 24 consecutive months) in pole position with 954 sales and 4% share, the VW Polo is back to its traditional 2nd place at 625 units and 2.6% while the Opel Astra is up one spot on January to rank #3 with 527 sales and 2.2%, making the February podium identical to the Full Year 2011 one.

In 4th place the VW Tiguan continues its outstanding run in Austria at 513 units and 2.1%, followed by the Seat Ibiza (+1), Skoda Octavia (-3) and Hyundai i30 (+2). The Nissan Qashqai, only #27 in 2011, is up to a fantastic 8th place this month with 399 sales and 1.7%. But February’s hero in Austria is the new gen Fiat Panda, up to #11 at 362 units and 1.5%, by far the nameplate’s highest ranking in the country in at least 2 years.

Other good performers this month include the Opel Zafira up to #23 with 274 sales and 1.1%, the BMW 1 Series up 18 spots to #26, the Audi Q3 breaking into the Austrian Top 50 (and 40!) for the very first time at #36 with 220 units and 0.9%, and the Mercedes B-Class in the Top 50 for the first time in years at #44 with 191 sales and 0.8%.

Previous month: Austria January 2012: Skoda Yeti up to best-ever 5th place

One year ago: Austria February 2011: Hyundai i30 up to #3, VW Touran in Top 10

Full February 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Austria February 2012:

1VW Golf9544.0%11,9853.9%11
2VW Polo6252.6%81,1212.2%52
3Opel Astra5272.2%41,2272.4%43
4VW Tiguan5132.1%71,0212.0%610
5Seat Ibiza4942.1%61,0182.0%74
6Skoda Octavia4892.0%31,3662.7%26
7Hyundai i304021.7%98371.6%87
8Nissan Qashqai3991.7%207221.4%1227
9VW Passat3941.6%157411.5%109
10Renault Megane3711.5%246681.3%1618
11Fiat Panda3621.5%n/a5031.0%2934
12Opel Meriva3591.5%137201.4%138
13VW Touran3551.5%196791.3%1517
14Ford Fiesta3521.5%117251.4%1113
15Citroen C4 Picasso3501.5%216631.3%1728
16Peugeot 2073331.4%305961.2%2221
17Skoda Fabia3281.4%21,3152.6%35
18Ford Focus3281.4%166561.3%1914
19Hyundai ix353221.3%146791.3%1435
20Hyundai i202831.2%355261.0%2737
21Opel Corsa2801.2%235791.1%2415
22Renault Clio2751.1%176011.2%2123
23Opel Zafira2741.1%285411.1%2546
24Kia Cee’d2711.1%126441.3%2020
25Renault Scenic2661.1%106621.3%1816
26BMW Serie 12651.1%444650.9%3361
27Ford Galaxy2611.1%185851.2%2325
28Audi A32611.1%514490.9%3719
29Fiat 5002511.0%n/a4240.8%4026
30VW Sharan2451.0%414530.9%3611
31Dacia Duster2391.0%275061.0%2836
32Kia Rio2381.0%225391.1%2685
33BMW Serie 32321.0%n/a3350.7%5148
34Kia Sportage2311.0%265021.0%3050
35VW Caddy2240.9%384360.9%3832
36Audi Q32200.9%n/a3760.7%46158
37Audi A62160.9%334620.9%3459
38BMW Serie 52140.9%344600.9%3533
39VW Bus2120.9%254911.0%3130
40BMW X12100.9%543800.7%4431
41Ford C-Max2090.9%394200.8%4129
42BMW X32030.8%314650.9%3241
43Audi A41980.8%424020.8%4212
44Mercedes B Klasse1910.8%n/a3630.7%4888
45Smart Fortwo1900.8%n/a2500.5%7181
46Hyundai ix201860.8%483760.7%4540
47VW Golf Plus1860.8%n/a3360.7%5024
48Skoda Superb1830.8%324320.8%3960
49Skoda Yeti1790.7%57581.5%944
50Seat Leon1780.7%403890.8%4339


This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Good for the Panda, it’s a nice car. Is the Up! for sale in Austria? If it is, certainly has not started well compared to Panda and 500, specialy in a VW country such as Austria

    1. Hi Juan Felipe, the Up! is definitely on sale in Austria but with just 36 sales this month it is #132.

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