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Switzerland Full Year 2012: Skoda Octavia & Subaru XV impress

The Subaru XV ranked #1 in Switzerland in August.

* See the Top 100 best-selling models and Top 40 All-brands by clicking on the title! *

Listen to my impressions on the 2012 Swiss car market and my predictions for 2013 during my interview on World Radio here. In 2012 new car sales in Switzerland are up 3% year-on-year to 328,139 registrations, making Switzerland one of only a few major European markets to gain ground on 2011 with the UK and Denmark. It also makes 2012 Switzerland’s 2nd best year ever after 1989.

If the models podium stays unchanged year-on-year (Golf-Octavia-Polo), it actually masks a very eventful year that we were able to follow in detail on BSCB as Switzerland became a monthly update in 2012. On paper the VW Golf stays in the lead by far with 12,413 sales and 3.8%, down 2% year-on-year. But the transition between the 6th and 7th generation was actually pretty chaotic…

The Skoda Octavia was #1 in Switzerland in September and October.

The Swiss car market went through a massive earthquake in August when the Subaru XV took the lead of the models ranking for the first time, relegating the VW Golf at #3. The XV finishes 2012 at #14. Then it was the turn of the Skoda Octavia to hop into pole position not once but twice in September and October, finishing the year at a record 10,424 sales and 3.2% share. This means the Golf was away from the #1 spot for 3 consecutive months, which potentially hasn’t happened in Switzerland in almost 20 years, since the Opel Astra ranked #1 in 1993

Mercedes C-Class

In fact, this year and possibly for the first year ever in the country, Volkswagen places 5 models in the Top 6: the Tiguan is up a huge 14 spots and 56% to #4, the Passat is down 3% to #5 and the Touran is up 4 ranks to #6. With the Skoda Octavia at #2, the VAG Group actually monopolises the Top 6. The Mercedes C-Class is also one of 2012’s stars, up a massive 15 spots and 32% to #7 with 4,391 sales and 1.3%.

Seat Alhambra

Other great performers include the Toyota Yaris up 16 ranks to #12, Nissan Qashqai up 9 to #17, BMW 3 Series up 13 to #20, Audi Q3 up 156 spots to #28 for its first full year, the VW Up! landing directly at #33 and peaking at #5 in December, Audi A6 up 30 to #36, Opel Zafira up 32 to #38, Range Rover Evoque up 125 to #40 and breaking into the Top 20 in March and the Seat Alhambra up 82% and 41 ranks to #43.

Previous post: Switzerland December 2012: VW Up! up to a record #5

Previous year: Switzerland Full Year 2011: VW Golf at highest volume in 10 years

Full Year 2012 Top 100 models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

Switzerland Full Year 2012 – brands:

PosBrand2012%/112011%Pos
1Volkswagen44,25813.5%9%40,59412.7%1
2Audi22,0836.7%19%18,5025.8%2
3Skoda19,1325.8%10%17,4705.5%6
4BMW18,9685.8%8%17,5645.5%5
5Ford18,1795.5%-1%18,4005.8%3
6Renault17,0845.2%-7%18,3235.7%4
7Mercedes16,6385.1%19%14,0374.4%9
8Opel15,3074.7%-4%15,9785.0%7
9Toyota13,0384.0%-2%13,3354.2%10
10Peugeot12,2983.7%-19%15,1864.8%8
11Citroen11,6783.6%-10%12,9844.1%11
12Hyundai11,4563.5%15%9,9763.1%12
13Fiat10,2613.1%4%9,8493.1%13
14Nissan9,0632.8%-4%9,4863.0%14
15Seat8,9342.7%7%8,3142.6%16
16Subaru8,4832.6%16%7,2832.3%19
17Volvo8,0592.5%-5%8,4782.7%15
18Suzuki7,7022.3%-7%8,2402.6%17
19Mazda7,1522.2%-3%7,3872.3%18
20Honda5,5401.7%-5%5,8511.8%20
21Dacia5,3091.6%-9%5,8231.8%21
22Kia4,6771.4%21%3,8761.2%25
23Mitsubishi4,6111.4%-17%5,5801.7%22
24Mini4,5931.4%0%4,5811.4%23
25Chevrolet3,9971.2%16%3,4351.1%26
26Land Rover3,7891.2%110%1,8030.6%29
27Alfa Romeo2,8180.9%-31%4,1061.3%24
28Jeep2,3770.7%57%1,5180.5%30
29Porsche2,3100.7%6%2,1780.7%27
30Smart1,8880.6%-12%2,1480.7%28
31Lancia1,0920.3%31%8340.3%33
32Lexus1,0220.3%2%1,0050.3%32
33Daihatsu8690.3%-35%1,3280.4%31
34Dodge6240.2%51%4120.1%36
35Jaguar5110.2%11%4610.1%34
36SsangYong4760.1%6%4500.1%35
37Aston Martin2240.1%-8%2440.1%37
38Maserati1610.0%-12%1830.1%39
39Infiniti1530.0%-13%1750.1%40
40Chrysler870.0%-56%1980.1%38
 –Others1,2380.4%-10%1,3830.4% –

Switzerland Full Year 2012 – models:

PosModel2012%/112011%Pos
1VW Golf12,4133.8%-2%12,7084.0%1
2Skoda Octavia10,4243.2%12%9,2972.9%2
3VW Polo6,4272.0%-15%7,5842.4%3
4VW Tiguan5,4811.7%56%3,5231.1%18
5VW Passat4,9301.5%-3%5,0861.6%5
6VW Touran4,4001.3%1%4,3781.4%10
7Mercedes C Class4,3911.3%32%3,3171.0%22
8Ford Fiesta4,3391.3%-2%4,4391.4%7
9Opel Astra4,2671.3%-18%5,1911.6%4
10Audi A44,2121.3%-4%4,3791.4%9
11Renault Clio4,2081.3%-4%4,4061.4%8
12Toyota Yaris4,0651.2%43%2,8520.9%28
13Ford Focus4,0281.2%7%3,7721.2%15
14Subaru XV3,9231.2%new00.0% –
15Skoda Fabia3,9091.2%0%3,9161.2%12
16Ford Kuga3,7431.1%-1%3,7871.2%13
17Nissan Qashqai3,7281.1%23%3,0421.0%26
18BMW 3 Series3,6881.1%11%3,3291.0%21
19Renault Megane3,6761.1%-8%3,9941.3%11
20BMW X33,6441.1%38%2,6470.8%33
21Audi A33,6431.1%-4%3,7771.2%14
22BMW 1 Series3,5131.1%8%3,2651.0%24
23Mini3,2341.0%-8%3,5331.1%17
24Opel Corsa3,2311.0%-2%3,3111.0%23
25Suzuki Swift3,2101.0%-7%3,4361.1%20
26BMW 5 Series3,0550.9%-4%3,1931.0%25
27Seat Ibiza3,0150.9%-17%3,6301.1%16
28Audi Q32,9700.9%779%3380.1%184
29Renault Scenic2,8650.9%-5%3,0261.0%27
30Volvo XC602,8040.9%1%2,7660.9%31
31Suzuki SX42,7800.8%8%2,5630.8%36
32Hyundai i302,7400.8%13%2,4170.8%39
33VW Up!2,7050.8%new00.0% –
34Fiat 5002,6870.8%-2%2,7470.9%32
35BMW X12,6640.8%-6%2,8380.9%29
36Audi A62,6250.8%58%1,6610.5%66
37Audi A12,5950.8%21%2,1500.7%48
38Opel Zafira2,5580.8%65%1,5460.5%70
39Hyundai i202,5030.8%24%2,0150.6%54
40Range Rover Evoque2,4290.7%457%4360.1%165
41Fiat Panda2,4210.7%17%2,0750.7%52
42Honda Jazz2,3690.7%-31%3,4481.1%19
43Seat Alhambra2,3540.7%82%1,2900.4%84
44Audi Q52,3140.7%-3%2,3760.7%41
45Fiat Punto2,2960.7%-19%2,8220.9%30
46Audi A52,2680.7%0%2,2670.7%44
47Skoda Yeti2,1970.7%23%1,7890.6%58
48VW Sharan2,1800.7%21%1,8030.6%58
49Hyundai ix352,1800.7%28%1,6970.5%65
50Peugeot 2072,1430.7%-55%4,7891.5%6
51Mercedes E Class2,1210.6%-5%2,2410.7%46
52VW Transporter2,1200.6%28%1,6610.5%67
53Dacia Duster2,0490.6%-19%2,5370.8%38
54Peugeot 3082,0210.6%-16%2,4000.8%40
55Peugeot 2081,9420.6%new00.0% –
56Alfa Romeo Giulietta1,9370.6%-25%2,5900.8%35
57Mercedes B Class1,9160.6%36%1,4130.4%77
58Mercedes A Class1,8920.6%8%1,7550.6%61
59Smart Fortwo1,8890.6%-12%2,1480.7%49
60Citroen C31,8730.6%-16%2,2430.7%45
61Dacia Sandero1,8700.6%-20%2,3330.7%43
62Seat Leon1,8660.6%9%1,7180.5%62
63Mazda CX-51,8530.6%new00.0% –
64Nissan Juke1,8010.5%-29%2,5230.8%38
65Opel Meriva1,7900.5%-32%2,6160.8%34
66Mazda21,7770.5%-20%2,2270.7%47
67Mitsubishi Colt1,7150.5%14%1,5090.5%72
68Mercedes ML Class1,6360.5%152%6500.2%133
69Toyota Auris1,6280.5%-31%2,3530.7%42
70Ford C-Max1,6230.5%-24%2,1450.7%50
71Renault Twingo1,5070.5%-21%1,9060.6%54
72Volvo V601,5040.5%-26%2,0440.6%53
73Peugeot 30081,4380.4%1%1,4290.4%76
74Nissan Micra1,4010.4%-21%1,7700.6%60
75Mitsubishi ASX1,3890.4%-34%2,0980.7%51
76Mercedes GLK Class1,3720.4%10%1,2480.4%87
77Ford Ka1,3660.4%3%1,3230.4%82
78Mini Countryman1,3550.4%32%1,0280.3%97
79VW Caddy1,3340.4%28%1,0430.3%95
80Skoda Superb1,3230.4%-16%1,5680.5%69
81Opel Insignia1,3190.4%-18%1,6110.5%68
82Citroen C11,3130.4%-12%1,4880.5%73
83Subaru Legacy1,3020.4%-2%1,3340.4%81
84Toyota Verso1,2330.4%-5%1,2920.4%84
85Jeep Grand Cherokee1,2290.4%111%5830.2%141
86Hyundai ix201,2120.4%-29%1,7170.5%63
87Toyota Aygo1,1990.4%-36%1,8710.6%56
88Honda CR-V1,1960.4%19%1,0010.3%99
89Citroen C4 Picasso1,1890.4%-30%1,6970.5%64
90Citroen C41,1790.4%-12%1,3340.4%80
91Citroen DS31,1630.4%-22%1,4830.5%74
92Volvo V501,1350.3%-14%1,3210.4%83
93Subaru Forester1,1260.3%-26%1,5120.5%71
94Fiat Freemont1,1200.3%407%2210.1%214
95Toyota RAV41,1120.3%0%1,1170.4%91
96Kia Cee’d1,0680.3%6%1,0100.3%98
97BMW X51,0660.3%-9%1,1750.4%89
98Mazda61,0500.3%-10%1,1650.4%90
99Peugeot 5081,0480.3%-1%1,0580.3%93
100Hyundai i401,0370.3%363%2240.1%212

Source: auto-suisse.ch

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