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Switzerland March 2014: Mazda3 up, Mercedes GLA at world-best

Mazda3 Switzerland March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Mazda3 is up to #15 this month in Switzerland.

* See the Top 100 best-selling models and Top 37 brands by clicking on the title! *

The Swiss new car market clearly hasn’t caught up with the rest of Europe: it is still down a worrying 8% year-on-year in March to 26,250 registrations, bringing the First Quarter result to 68,395 units, down 5% on 2013. Switzerland confirms in this start of 2014 that it is in fact a ‘two-model market’, with the VW Golf and Skoda Octavia each selling much more than double any other vehicle in the country. This month the Golf is at 4.3% share and the Octavia at 3.6% while the third best-seller (the VW Tiguan) only grabs 1.6%. Switzerland is also a VAG market but that’s not new: 5 of the 6 best-sellers are VAG models (add the VW Polo at #4 and the Audi A3 at #6).

Mercedes GLA Switzerland March 2014. Picture courtesy of autoplenum.atThe Mercedes GLA is already at Peugeot 2008/Renault Captur level in Switzerland.

The Nissan Qashqai confirms the new generation could earn it a Top 5 annual spot in 2014, ranking 5th in March with 1.5% share, the Seat Leon remains in the Top 10 at an impressive 9th place, the Mercedes C-Class jumps up 24 spots on last month to crack the Top 10 at #10, the A Class also shines at #11, while the Mazda3 reaches this generation’s best ranking so far at #15. But the surprise of the month is the Mercedes GLA, landing directly at a world-best 58th position thanks to 170 sales! That’s just one less than the Peugeot 2008 (#57) and 29 more than the Renault Captur (#69). Notice also the Range Rover Evoque up to #37, Skoda Rapid up to #42, BMW 4 Series up to #63 and the Tesla Model S breaking into the Swiss Top 100 at #89.

Previous month: Switzerland February 2014: Seat Leon shoots up to 5th place

One year ago: Switzerland March 2013: VW Golf #1, Honda Jazz on podium!

Full March 2014 Top 100 models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.

Switzerland March 2014 – brands:

PosBrandMar-14%/13Feb2014%/13PosFY13
1Volkswagen3,22712.3%-5%18,15411.9%-2%11
2Skoda1,7706.7%39%34,4306.5%-1%34
3Mercedes1,6946.5%-3%54,1356.0%1%45
4BMW1,6786.4%-6%24,6876.9%9%23
5Audi1,6326.2%-16%43,9635.8%-17%52
6Opel1,4395.5%8%93,3955.0%1%67
7Ford1,1664.4%-28%82,6953.9%-19%76
8Peugeot9883.8%9%102,5653.8%-7%1010
9Toyota9703.7%-29%142,5203.7%-18%119
10Citroen9183.5%8%112,4033.5%3%1211
11Nissan8533.2%-4%122,1673.2%-3%1519
12Mazda8423.2%5%182,1823.2%4%1317
13Hyundai8383.2%8%72,6813.9%19%812
14Renault8213.1%-33%62,5953.8%-18%98
15Suzuki8153.1%-7%171,9072.8%-7%1715
16Seat7793.0%-3%162,0263.0%11%1614
17Honda6512.5%-44%231,2551.8%-37%2020
18Fiat6042.3%-27%132,1683.2%-8%1413
19Volvo5672.2%-12%151,8692.7%-9%1816
20Subaru5562.1%-17%191,3842.0%-17%1918
21Kia4841.8%41%211,1661.7%28%2225
22Dacia3771.4%-35%201,2091.8%-7%2121
23Land Rover3751.4%26%249561.4%11%2426
24Chevrolet3121.2%-12%229931.5%3%2324
25Mini3081.2%-15%268101.2%-17%2522
26Mitsubishi2931.1%-31%257281.1%-28%2623
27Jeep2050.8%38%276390.9%39%2728
28Porsche1910.7%-21%294560.7%-26%2927
29Smart1820.7%21%304160.6%10%3030
30Alfa Romeo1510.6%-20%284820.7%-10%2829
31Jaguar790.3%-44%351680.2%-42%3431
32Lexus710.3%11%311930.3%18%3233
33Maserati690.3%590%331960.3%1125%3136
34SsangYong490.2%69%341130.2%20%3534
35Lancia450.2%-55%321850.3%-6%3332
36Aston Martin190.1%-37%36450.1%-35%3635
37Infiniti100.0%100%37350.1%84%3737
 –Others2220.8%31% –4240.6%33% – –

Switzerland March 2014 – models:

PosModelMar-14%Feb2014%PosFY13
1VW Golf1,1414.3%12,6903.9%11
2Skoda Octavia9413.6%22,4443.6%22
3VW Tiguan4131.6%31,1401.7%35
4VW Polo4051.5%88591.3%83
5Nissan Qashqai3871.5%49131.3%716
6Audi A33661.4%99341.4%56
7BMW 3 Series3491.3%61,0741.6%44
8Peugeot 2083461.3%148301.2%107
9Seat Leon3451.3%59251.4%629
10Mercedes C Class3171.2%347081.0%1821
11Mercedes A Class3131.2%138451.2%915
12Audi A42931.1%167291.1%178
13VW Passat2861.1%197581.1%1511
14Toyota Yaris2831.1%366571.0%2312
15Mazda32831.1%535710.8%3267
16Opel Mokka2821.1%257671.1%1336
17Mazda CX-52781.1%238001.2%1140
18Hyundai i202731.0%107471.1%1633
19Ford Kuga2721.0%295800.8%3122
20Ford Fiesta2711.0%226380.9%2517
21Skoda Fabia2661.0%116681.0%2119
22Suzuki SX4 S-Cross2601.0%266621.0%22n/a
23Opel Astra2531.0%525400.8%3827
24Seat Alhambra2420.9%605060.7%4439
25Audi Q52420.9%445030.7%4644
26Honda Jazz2380.9%n/a3920.6%7037
27Ford Focus2360.9%126220.9%2618
28Citroen C32360.9%405690.8%3369
29BMW X32330.9%187671.1%1220
30VW Touran2230.8%177621.1%1414
31Opel Corsa2180.8%485510.8%3745
32Subaru XV2180.8%355070.7%4323
33Renault Clio2160.8%156551.0%2413
34Fiat 5002090.8%286741.0%2026
35Toyota Auris2090.8%315840.9%3032
36BMW 1 Series2070.8%205970.9%2910
37Range Rover Evoque2070.8%755010.7%4758
38Skoda Yeti2060.8%614800.7%5253
39Volvo XC602040.8%276180.9%2742
40BMW X12030.8%515540.8%3641
41BMW X51990.8%545290.8%3990
42Skoda Rapid1980.8%814130.6%65153
43Mercedes E Class1940.7%385180.8%4166
44Audi Q31940.7%554750.7%5328
45Mini1920.7%943950.6%6924
46VW Transporter1900.7%425040.7%4552
47Hyundai ix351840.7%305990.9%2851
48Suzuki SX41840.7%574440.6%569
49Smart Fortwo1820.7%684160.6%6264
50Honda CR-V1810.7%803950.6%6854
51Mercedes B Class1800.7%374910.7%4947
52VW Up!1760.7%564010.6%6646
53Dacia Duster1740.7%245620.8%3463
54BMW 5 Series1740.7%435190.8%4031
55Opel Meriva1720.7%953360.5%7782
56Hyundai i301710.7%216841.0%1930
57Peugeot 20081710.7%415160.8%4293
58Mercedes GLA1700.6%n/a1740.3%114 –
59VW Sharan1650.6%474800.7%5156
60Audi A61630.6%793880.6%7348
61Volvo V401620.6%394910.7%4843
62Audi A11600.6%464370.6%5938
63BMW 4 Series1580.6%962970.4%86209
64Suzuki Swift1570.6%75560.8%3525
65Peugeot 3081560.6%664370.6%5861
66Subaru Forester1550.6%634180.6%6060
67Opel Insignia1450.6%853300.5%8091
68Seat Ibiza1430.5%594520.7%5435
69Renault Captur1410.5%624160.6%6185
70Opel Adam1380.5%n/a2720.4%9084
71Citroen C4 Picasso1370.5%454400.6%5771
72Nissan Juke1350.5%693850.6%7472
73Renault Mégane1280.5%504150.6%6434
74Fiat Panda1260.5%324810.7%5049
75VW Caddy1260.5%982980.4%8580
76Audi A51260.5%832930.4%8757
77Jeep Grand Cherokee1230.5%494460.7%5579
78Citroen C41220.5%n/a2630.4%9378
79Kia Picanto1210.5%872800.4%89160
80Nissan Micra1180.4%893010.4%8498
81Toyota RAV41170.4%863310.5%7973
82Mini Countryman1160.4%644150.6%6362
83Range Rover Sport1160.4%713120.5%81112
84Mazda21130.4%673890.6%7265
85Renault Scénic1110.4%333980.6%6755
86Alfa Romeo Giulietta1110.4%583910.6%7174
87Fiat Punto1090.4%883560.5%7650
88Opel Zafira1060.4%723070.4%8276
89Tesla Model S1050.4%n/a1330.2%127216
90Nissan Note1030.4%733040.4%83145
91Honda Civic1030.4%902480.4%98126
92Volvo V601020.4%743820.6%7577
93Citroen DS31010.4%932570.4%9583
94Toyota Aygo930.4%n/a2560.4%9687
95Toyota Verso890.3%n/a1850.3%11099
96Dacia Sandero880.3%703330.5%7859
97Porsche 911880.3%n/a2220.3%101100
98Citroen C1880.3%n/a2050.3%10889
99Kia Rio870.3%n/a1490.2%118132
100Kia Sportage860.3%652540.4%97128

Source: www.auto-schweiz.ch

This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. @Pedro
    I agree, Mercedes used to look classy, but with the A Class, B Class, CLA and now the GLA, I wonder maybe they should concentrate on their bigger cars like the C Class, E Class and S Class.

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