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Austria October 2012: VW Tiguan passes Golf and takes the lead!

VW Tiguan

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The Austrian new car market is down 9% year-on-year in October to 26,322 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 293,212 units, down 3% on 2011. It was close in September but this month it has happened: for the first time in 3 years – since October 2009 exactly when the VW Polo ranked #1, the VW Golf is not the best-selling car in Austria in October, the VW Tiguan is, thanks to 892 sales and 3.4% share vs. 839 and 3.2% for the Golf, handicapped by the imminent arrival of the 7th generation. It is the first time the Tiguan leads the Austrian models ranking but not its strongest volume (1,213 units last June) not share (4.3% last December)

In fact the Tiguan is only the 5th model in the last 6 years to have managed to passed the Golf in a monthly ranking after the Audi A4 in August 2008, the Skoda Octavia in February 2009, the Seat Ibiza in June 2009 and the VW Polo in October 2009. Volkswagen monopolises the Austrian podium this month for the 4th time in the last 5 months and like in the 2012 year-to-date ranking with the Polo taking the third position with 765 sales and 2.9%.

Great performances of the Hyundai i30 up 10 spots on September to #4, the Ford Fiesta up 7 to #5 and the Audi A3 up 4 to #6. The Fiat 500 is up 11 ranks to #9, the BMW 3 Series up 13 to #12, the Peugeot 208 up 8 to #16, the Dacia Duster up 33 to #18 and the BMW X3 up 21 to #25. The Dacia Lodgy breaks into the Austrian Top 50 for the first time, landing directly at #33 with 251 sales and 1% share while the Ford B-Max arrives at #60 with 164 units and 0.6% and the Opel Mokka is #88 with 97 sales and 0.4%.

Previous month: Austria September 2012: VW Tiguan only 45 units from #1 spot!

One year ago: Austria October 2011: VW Tiguan and BMW X3 take off

Full October 2012 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

Austria October 2012:

1VW Tiguan8923.4%28,1482.8%210
2VW Golf8393.2%111,9934.1%11
3VW Polo7652.9%137,9612.7%32
4Hyundai i306902.6%145,3221.8%77
5Ford Fiesta5652.1%124,7391.6%813
6Audi A35332.0%103,6181.2%1719
7Skoda Octavia5001.9%36,5542.2%46
8Skoda Fabia4571.7%46,2692.1%55
9Fiat 5004211.6%203,1261.1%2526
10Kia Cee’d3941.5%73,6991.3%1620
11Seat Ibiza3701.4%85,3611.8%64
12BMW Serie 33541.3%252,7931.0%3448
13VW Passat3471.3%154,3411.5%109
14Audi A43401.3%114,1811.4%1112
15Ford Focus3381.3%193,7401.3%1414
16Peugeot 2083381.3%242,3080.8%43 –
17Opel Astra3161.2%174,4091.5%93
18Dacia Duster3051.2%512,5360.9%4036
19VW Caddy3041.2%302,8121.0%3232
20VW Bus3011.1%282,9251.0%3030
21Opel Corsa2981.1%223,0851.1%2615
22Nissan Qashqai2811.1%293,8491.3%1327
23Hyundai i202781.1%63,7361.3%1537
24VW Touran2781.1%263,5621.2%1917
25BMW X32721.0%462,7670.9%3841
26VW Sharan2621.0%523,5861.2%1811
27VW Up!2591.0%272,5330.9%41n/a
28Audi Q32581.0%372,7710.9%37158
29Renault Megane2561.0%163,4121.2%2118
30BMW X12561.0%312,0230.7%5431
31Skoda Yeti2531.0%93,3191.1%2244
32Renault Clio2531.0%363,2101.1%2323
33Dacia Lodgy2511.0%n/a5950.2%118 –
34Citroen C4 Picasso2480.9%422,8821.0%3128
35Seat Alhambra2480.9%482,5280.9%4247
36VW Golf Plus2370.9%442,7000.9%3924
37Renault Scenic2320.9%54,0081.4%1216
38Ford Galaxy2260.9%183,1781.1%2425
39Kia Rio2220.8%432,7720.9%3685
40Hyundai ix352170.8%473,0341.0%2835
41Fiat Punto2160.8%n/a1,9310.7%5622
42Kia Sportage2150.8%412,2970.8%4450
43Audi A62150.8%492,2750.8%4559
44Fiat Panda2130.8%332,7891.0%3534
45Opel Zafira2050.8%323,4251.2%2046
46Ford C-Max2050.8%502,8121.0%3329
47BMW Serie 12020.8%232,9531.0%2961
48Hyundai ix202010.8%n/a2,1880.7%4940
49Toyota Yaris1980.8%n/a2,2330.8%4666
50Audi Q51970.7%n/a1,3260.5%7154


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