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Switzerland May 2013: VW Tiguan climbs to highest ever 2nd place

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The Swiss new car market is down 7% year-on-year in May to 27,252 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 127,400 units, also down 7% on 2012. The VW Golf finally enjoys the full benefits of its new generation, selling more than double the #2 this month at 1,226 sales and 4.5% which is its highest market share in the country so far in 2013. Volkswagen also places the Tiguan at #2 with 564 units and 2.1%, which is simply its highest ever ranking in Switzerland and only its third time on the podium after April and May 2012

Seat Leon Switzerland May 2013. Picture courtesy of autozeitung.deSeat Leon

Only 2 units below, the BMW 3 Series maintains itself inside the podium at #3 and is getting dangerously close to the VW Polo in the 2013 year-to-date ranking at #4 and 2,101 sales vs. 2,128. The Skoda Octavia is down two spots to #4, the Ford Focus up an impressive 14 to #6 which earns it a spot in the YTD Top 10 at #9, the Audi A3 up one further rank to #7, the Mini up 13 to #9 and the BMW X3 up 12 to #12. Other great performers this month include the Seat Leon up a whopping 34 spots to #13, the Fiat Punto up 22 to #19, Dacia Sandero up 38 to #23, Skoda Yeti up 35 to #29 and the Renault Captur breaking into the Swiss Top 100 for the first time at #93.

Previous month: Switzerland April 2013: Also warming up to the BMW 3 Series

One year ago: Switzerland May 2012: VW Tiguan stays on podium

Full May 2013 Top 100 models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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