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Austria January 2013: Skoda Octavia hits highest ever scores

Skoda Octavia Austria January 2013Skoda Octavia

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New car sales in Austria are up a healthy 3% year-on-year in January to 27,761 registrations, and the Volkswagen Group domination continues in the country: there are 9 VAG models in the Top 9 this month! The VW Golf leads the way with 1,377 sales and 5%, however the Skoda Octavia is catching on, up to 1,332 units and 4.8%, by far its strongest volume and market share in the country ever! The Skoda Fabia is also doing amazingly well, hitting its highest volume and share in almost 5 years with 1,084 sales and 3.9%, only its 11th time above 1,000 monthly units in the last 10 years… The Fabia’s monthly record remains 1,272 units in April 2003.

Skoda Fabia Austria January 2013Skoda Fabia

The VW Polo and Tiguan follow, while the Skoda Yeti reaches its 2nd highest ever ranking in Austria below January 2012 (#5), up to #6 at 572 units and 2.1%, ahead of the Seat Ibiza (+31), VW Sharan (-4) and VW Touran (-4), making the 9 most popular models in Austria this month 100% VAG Group. The best-selling non-VAG model in January is the Hyundai i20 at #10.

Seat Alhambra Austria January 2013Seat Alhambra

Other great performers include the Seat Alhambra up 10 ranks to #12, BMW 3 Series up 9 to #14, Audi Q3 up 11 to #17, Mercedes A-Class up to #21 vs. #75 in FY2012. Further down, notice the Seat Altea up 24 spot to #24, BMW X1 up to #27, Opel Mokka up 30 to #29, Seat Leon up to #30, Skoda Citigo up to #31, Mazda CX-5 up to #32 vs. #71 in FY2012 and Toyota Auris up to #50 vs. #113.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2012: VW Tiguan star of the show

Previous month: Austria December 2012: Volkswagen places 6 models in the Top 6!

One year ago: Austria January 2012: Skoda Yeti up to best-ever 5th place

Full January 2013 Top 100 models and Top 30 brands Ranking Tables below.

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