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The Swiss new car market is down 12% year-on-year in March to 28,554 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 71,751 units, down 9% on 2012. Last month I was wondering whether the Skoda Octavia could break 19 consecutive years of VW Golf domination by the end of 2013 after topping the models ranking for the first two months of the year… It’s like the VW Golf heard me, because it took its revenge in March, selling 1,208 units for a 4.2% market share vs. 693 and 2.4% for the Octavia, meaning the Golf is back in the lead year-to-date with 2,547 sales vs. 2,518 for the Octavia. Still extremely close though, so the rest of the year will still be fascinating to follow indeed.
But the biggest event this month could potentially be found in third position: the Honda Jazz is up a mammoth 57 spots on February to land on the last step of the podium thanks to 535 units and 1.9% share while its SUV companion the Honda CR-V is up 28 ranks to #10. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up 22 to #4, Ford Focus up 13 to #5, Opel Mokka up 7 to #21, Mercedes B-Class up 22 to #34 and the Opel Adam up 8 to #87.
One year ago: Switzerland March 2012: Range Rover Evoque in Top 20!
Full March 2013 Top 100 models and Top 38 All-brands Ranking Tables below.