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Switzerland October 2013: Skoda Octavia passes VW Golf to lead, Peugeot 308 up to 5th place

Skoda Octavia Switzerland October 2013Skoda Octavia

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New car sales in Switzerland are up a shy 0.3% year-on-year in October to 26,626 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 252,892 units, down 7% on 2013. After teasing the VW Golf last month, the Skoda Octavia takes the advantage in October thanks to 1,218 sales and 4.6% share vs. 945 and 3.5% for the Volkswagen. This is the Octavia’s best-ever market share in the country, also reached last February, and the 5th time it ranks #1 in Switzerland in the last 13 months after September and October 2012, January and February 2013… Given it’s fair to assume the Golf had led the Swiss monthly rankings almost every month in the last two decades, we may be witnessing a very progressive change of guard here… If 2013 is a given for the Golf, 2014 could be the theatre of an intense fight for pole position between the two VAG Group models.

Peugeot 308Peugeot 308

There are more interesting moves inside the Swiss Top 10 this month: the Peugeot 308, boosted by the arrival of the new generation, is up no less than 60 spots on September to land in 5th position thanks to 506 sales and 1.9%. The 308 is currently #60 year-to-date after ranking #54 in 2012 but the first generation 308 peaked at #22 in 2009 and its predecessor the Peugeot 307 ranked third overall in 2004, so there is a history of purchase of Peugeot compact cars in Switzerland which explains why the new 308 can rank that high already… The Suzuki SX4 for its part remains at an all-time high #6 thanks to 482 sales and 1.8%, new volume and share records for the nameplate.

Range Rover Sport Switzerland October 2013Range Rover Sport

Further down, notice the Hyundai i20 up a further 3 ranks to #9 vs. #29 year-to-date, the BMW X3 up 12 to #15, the Mazda CX-5 maintaining itself inside the Swiss Top 20 for the third consecutive month at #19, the Fiat Panda up 31 to #33, the Renault Captur up 5 to a best-ever #43, Citroen C4 Picasso up 32 to #51, Peugeot 2008 up 21 to a record #55, the Range Rover Sport up from outside the Top 100 in September to #79 thanks to the new model and the BMW 4 Series landing at #100 with 82 sales.

Previous month: Switzerland September 2013: Skoda Octavia teases VW Golf, Suzuki SX4 up to #6, Mazda CX-5 #10

One year ago: Switzerland October 2012: Skoda Octavia holds onto pole position!

Full October 2013 Top 100 models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.

Switzerland October 2013 – brands:

25Land Rover3351.3%-18%262,8671.1%-7%26
30Alfa Romeo1230.5%-40%301,6900.7%-31%28
36Aston Martin120.0%-33%352040.1%4%35
 –Others990.4%-25% –1,1730.5%-51% –

Switzerland October 2013 – models:

1Skoda Octavia1,2184.6%27,9843.2%22
2VW Golf9453.5%19,8863.9%11
3VW Polo5872.2%74,3721.7%43
4BMW 3 Series5101.9%44,6801.9%318
5Peugeot 3085061.9%651,5280.6%6054
6Suzuki SX44821.8%63,0791.2%1231
7VW Tiguan4511.7%34,0671.6%54
8Audi A34251.6%53,4021.3%821
9Hyundai i203361.3%122,2490.9%2939
10Toyota Yaris3001.1%223,0851.2%1112
11Skoda Fabia2981.1%172,7561.1%1915
12Nissan Qashqai2971.1%242,9181.2%1617
13Audi A42951.1%133,4771.4%710
14VW Passat2831.1%142,9861.2%145
15BMW X32831.1%272,5491.0%2220
16Peugeot 2082771.0%293,6001.4%655
17BMW 1 Series2751.0%113,1801.3%1022
18Mercedes A Class2731.0%92,9791.2%1558
19Mazda CX-52641.0%102,1030.8%3663
20Subaru XV2601.0%402,4831.0%2514
21Ford Focus2571.0%353,0081.2%1313
22Toyota Auris2571.0%252,2250.9%3169
23Fiat 5002551.0%262,4271.0%2734
24Opel Astra2541.0%362,4731.0%269
25Renault Clio2500.9%83,2101.3%911
26Ford Fiesta2500.9%282,8711.1%178
27Ford Kuga2440.9%372,4881.0%2316
28Mercedes C Class2410.9%192,6501.0%207
29Volvo XC602310.9%311,9150.8%4330
30Skoda Yeti2300.9%231,7580.7%5047
31Opel Mokka2290.9%202,1780.9%33237
32Audi A12290.9%331,9310.8%4237
33Fiat Panda2210.8%641,7860.7%4941
34VW Transporter2190.8%391,6790.7%5352
35BMW X12180.8%382,0360.8%3935
36BMW 5 Series2150.8%162,2470.9%3026
38Mini Countryman2110.8%511,3830.5%6478
39Audi Q52100.8%521,8900.7%4444
40VW Touran2090.8%212,8641.1%186
41Citroen Jumpy2080.8%n/a5450.2%121n/a
42Opel Corsa2020.8%321,9690.8%4024
43Renault Captur2020.8%488650.3%92 –
44Suzuki Swift2010.8%152,4841.0%2425
45Hyundai i301980.7%182,2580.9%2832
46Seat Ibiza1940.7%432,0980.8%3727
47Seat Alhambra1890.7%461,8210.7%4743
48Citroen C31850.7%561,1830.5%7760
49Volvo V401830.7%571,9670.8%41126
50Audi A61830.7%671,6860.7%5236
51Citroen C4 Picasso1800.7%831,2630.5%6989
52Audi Q31770.7%602,1790.9%3228
53Fiat Punto1760.7%661,8560.7%4545
54Smart Fortwo1750.7%711,3420.5%6659
55Peugeot 20081750.7%766880.3%104 –
56Mercedes B Class1740.7%341,8400.7%4657
57Hyundai ix351710.6%501,7900.7%4849
58Toyota RAV41710.6%621,2690.5%6895
59Seat Leon1670.6%442,0790.8%3862
60Citroen C41670.6%881,1930.5%7590
61Renault Megane1580.6%302,1310.8%3519
62Dacia Sandero1580.6%581,6460.7%5561
63Mercedes E Class1520.6%471,3070.5%6751
64Jeep Grand Cherokee1520.6%879970.4%8485
65Range Rover Evoque1500.6%701,5600.6%5940
67Mitsubishi ASX1450.5%548860.4%8775
69Renault Scenic1400.5%451,6500.7%5429
70VW Sharan1380.5%731,5780.6%5848
71Audi A51290.5%851,5890.6%5746
72Subaru Forester1250.5%551,5910.6%5693
73Volvo V601240.5%531,1930.5%7472
74VW Up!1230.5%411,5170.6%6133
75Dacia Duster1230.5%631,4460.6%6353
76Toyota Aygo1230.5%758660.3%9187
77Honda Jazz1210.5%492,1560.9%3442
78Honda CR-V1210.5%821,7540.7%5188
79Range Rover Sport1210.5%n/a5440.2%123n/a
80Citroen DS31200.5%721,0340.4%8291
81Nissan Juke1160.4%611,2420.5%7164
82Opel Insignia1160.4%n/a8180.3%9481
83Mitsubishi Colt1150.4%791,2380.5%7367
84Nissan Note1150.4%n/a4350.2%142n/a
85Ford C-Max1130.4%841,2410.5%7270
86Kia Cee’d1120.4%869560.4%8696
87Opel Zafira1040.4%591,1870.5%7638
88Skoda Superb970.4%928410.3%9380
89VW Caddy950.4%691,0730.4%8179
90Renault Koleos940.4%n/a7130.3%103106
91Mercedes ML Class930.3%801,1190.4%7968
92Peugeot 107910.3%n/a5900.2%113119
93Kia Sportage910.3%n/a4810.2%132109
94Renault Kangoo870.3%n/a5540.2%120n/a
95Alfa Romeo Giulietta860.3%931,2440.5%7056
96Renault Twingo850.3%896830.3%10771
97Mercedes GLK Class830.3%811,3660.5%6576
98Opel Adam830.3%681,0280.4%83 –
99Chevrolet Cruze830.3%1016790.3%108121
100Opel Meriva820.3%781,0930.4%8065
101BMW 4 Series820.3%n/a900.0%257 –




This Post Has 12 Comments
  1. It’s no surprise , I think it’s only begining , the 308 will be a big hit across the Europe and I hope , Peugeot decide to sell it in Asia, South America, Africa etc. Imho 308 is great car , reliable , classy, has excellent handling.. 🙂

  2. I’m stunned by the figures of the Peugeot 308. Impressive! Things can only improve once the SW is on sale.
    What I don’t get is why the French and Italians are not offering (more) 4X4’s. One has only to look at the succes of cars such as the Tiguan, X3, XC60, XV and the amount of Golf, Octavia’s and Swifts sold with four wheel drive. Why isn’t there a Megane, 308 or Giulietta available with 4X4? I bet there is a market for such vehicles not only in Switzerland, but also in Austria, North Italy and South Germany!

  3. @bengi 😉
    The new 308 is a better car than Golf, in anyway: Better Chassis, better value for money, better class design and better reliability. (Look at the massive recall for VW and the catastrophic DSG issue). Even Octavia is better than Golf, because cheaper.

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