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New car sales in Austria are down 6% year-on-year in May to 32,398 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 153,890 units, down just 1% on 2011. The VW Golf is #1 for the 27th month in a row with 1,851 sales and 5.7%, its highest market share in the country so far this year. But the best performer this month is the Hyundai i30, helped by its new generation and up to #2 for the first time since November 2010 thanks to 965 sales and 3% share.
The Seat Ibiza is up 8 spots on last month to climb onto the Austrian podium for the first time since last September with 917 sales and 2.8%, while the Audi Q3 breaks into any country’s Top 20 for the first time in Austria to rank #17 with 366 units and 2.1%. Other great performers this month include the Opel Zafira up 3 ranks to #10, the BMW 1 Series up 7 to #12, the BMW 3 Series up to #16, the Nissan Juke is up to #21, the Peugeot 208 breaks into the Top 50 for the first time at #33 and the Skoda Superb is up 20 spots to #37.
Previous month: Austria April 2012: Audi A1 up to best-ever #14, Q3 up to #25
One year ago: Austria May 2011: VW Golf leads, Opel Meriva in Top 10
Full May 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.