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Austria March 2012: New gen Opel Zafira climbs up to #7

Opel Zafira

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The new car market in Austria is back in positive in March, up 6% year-on-year to 37,933 registrations and bringing the year-to-date total to 88,764 units, up 1% on 2011. Volkswagen unsurprisingly monopolises the Top 2 spots with the Golf #1 for the 25th consecutive time with 1,456 sales and 3.8% followed by the Polo at 1,321 units and 3.5%. The Skoda Fabia is back to its traditional form after dropping to #17 in February and rounds up the podium this month with 1,010 sales and 2.7%.

The VW Tiguan stays extremely solid at #4 and 795 units, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai up 3 spots on February to #5 and now #8 year-to-date vs. #27 over the Full Year 2011! The other shining star in the Austrian Top 10 in March is without contest the Opel Zafira: thanks to the new generation now in dealerships it is up 16 ranks on last month to #7 with 760 sales and 2% share, the nameplate’s first time in the Top 10 in over 2 years.

Other great performers this month include the Hyundai ix35 (#18) and Citroen C4 Picasso (#19) maintaining themselves within the Top 20 whereas their 2011 levels were #35 and #28 respectively, the Audi Q3 reaching its highest ranking in the world at #27 and 1% share and the VW Up! is back up to #30 after slipping out of the Top 50 last month.

Previous month: Austria February 2012: New Fiat Panda an instant hit

One year ago: Austria March 2011: Opel Astra and Ford Focus up

Full March 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Austria March 2012:

PosModelMar%Feb2012%Pos2011
1VW Golf1,4563.8%13,4413.9%11
2VW Polo1,3213.5%22,4422.8%22
3Skoda Fabia1,0102.7%172,3252.6%35
4VW Tiguan7952.1%41,8162.0%510
5Nissan Qashqai7782.1%81,5001.7%827
6Seat Ibiza7742.0%51,7922.0%74
7Opel Zafira7602.0%231,3011.5%1146
8Ford Fiesta6691.8%141,3941.6%1013
9Hyundai i306201.6%71,4571.6%97
10Skoda Octavia6111.6%61,9772.2%46
11Opel Astra5871.5%31,8142.0%63
12Ford Focus5701.5%181,2261.4%1314
13VW Passat5591.5%91,3001.5%129
14Audi A35441.4%289931.1%2519
15VW Sharan4961.3%309491.1%2811
16Hyundai i204921.3%201,0181.1%2237
17VW Touran4851.3%131,1641.3%1417
18Hyundai ix354611.2%191,1401.3%1535
19Citroen C4 Picasso4501.2%151,1131.3%1728
20Renault Megane4461.2%101,1141.3%1618
21Opel Corsa4461.2%211,0251.2%2115
22Renault Scenic4291.1%251,0911.2%2016
23Audi A44271.1%438290.9%3312
24Ford Galaxy4161.1%271,0011.1%2425
25Ford C-Max4091.1%418290.9%3229
26Peugeot 2074061.1%161,0021.1%2321
27Audi Q33971.0%367730.9%38158
28BMW X33941.0%428591.0%3141
29Fiat Panda3931.0%118961.0%3034
30VW Up!3911.0%n/a6930.8%43n/a
31Opel Meriva3831.0%121,1031.2%188
32Renault Clio3821.0%229831.1%2723
33Kia Rio3811.0%329201.0%2985
34Fiat 5003701.0%297940.9%3526
35Kia Cee’d3460.9%249901.1%2620
36Skoda Yeti3410.9%491,0991.2%1944
37VW Caddy3340.9%357700.9%3932
38Mazda33300.9%n/a5590.6%5851
39VW Golf Plus3290.9%476650.7%4624
40BMW Serie 33130.8%336480.7%4948
41Kia Sportage3010.8%348030.9%3450
42BMW Serie 13010.8%267660.9%4061
43Hyundai ix203010.8%466770.8%4440
44Mazda23000.8%n/a6150.7%5242
45VW Bus2880.8%397790.9%3730
46Dacia Duster2860.8%317920.9%3636
47Mercedes B Klasse2850.8%446480.7%5088
48BMW X12830.7%406630.7%4731
49Seat Alhambra2730.7%n/a6490.7%4847
50Toyota Yaris2680.7%n/a5870.7%5466

Source: www.automotive.co.at

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