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Austria January 2015: Opel Corsa and VW Passat up

Opel Corsa Austria January 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deOpel Corsa

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New car sales in Austria are down 2% year-on-year in January to 23,427 registrations, but still dominated head-and-shoulders by the Volkswagen Group: the Volkswagen brand holds 16.9% of the market and is followed by Skoda at 8.2% (+14%) while Audi ranks 5th with 5.7% share and Seat #7 at 5.4% (+25%). Opel is back up from #7 in December to #3 and Renault up from #11 to #4, and both BMW (+27%) and Mercedes (+4%) hold onto their Top 10 spot. Porsche (+49%), Mini (+94%), Smart (+112%) and Jeep (+132%) take off.

VW Passat Austria January 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe VW Passat is at its highest in Austria in over two years.

Logically, the VW Golf remains the best-seller in the country with 5.5% market share while the Renault Mégane/Scénic (sales still counted together here) is back up to 2nd place at 3.5% ahead of the Skoda Octavia (2.8%), Fabia (2.7%) and VW Polo (2.5%). Thanks to the new model, the Opel Corsa jumps up from outside the Top 20 in December directly to #6, its best ranking in Austria since last September. The VW Passat, also boosted by a new generation now in dealerships, is up to #8, its first time in the Austrian Top 10 since December 2012. Notice also the Audi Q3 lodging its 2nd ever Austrian Top 10 ranking at #9, the only other time being back in April 2013 (#8).

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Full January 2015 Top 20 models and Top 40 brands below.

Austria January 2015 – models:

PosModelJan-15%Dec
1VW Golf1,2925.5%1
2Renault Mégane/Scénic8213.5%n/a
3Skoda Octavia6622.8%7
4Skoda Fabia6332.7%14
5VW Polo6052.6%4
6Opel Corsa5342.3%n/a
7Hyundai i205152.2%2
8VW Passat4461.9%n/a
9Audi Q34361.9%n/a
10Renault Clio4241.8%n/a
11Seat Ibiza4081.7%18
12VW Bus4031.7%6
13VW Tiguan3761.6%5
14Opel Mokka3341.4%15
15Seat Alhambra3301.4%12
16Seat Leon3301.4%n/a
17Mercedes A Klasse3031.3%n/a
18VW Sharan3021.3%3
19Audi A33011.3%n/a
20Opel Astra2981.3%n/a

Austria January 2015 – brands:

PosBrandJan-15%/14Dec
1Volkswagen3,95716.9%-4%1
2Skoda1,9188.2%14%4
3Opel1,7037.3%-8%7
4Renault1,6547.1%20%11
5Audi1,3305.7%-5%6
6Hyundai1,2815.5%-6%2
7Seat1,2645.4%25%9
8BMW1,2275.2%27%5
9Mercedes1,1775.0%4%8
10Ford1,1364.8%-27%3
11Peugeot7313.1%-12%13
12Dacia6472.8%-9%14
13Citroen6112.6%-9%18
14Fiat6102.6%-25%10
15Mazda6032.6%-35%17
16Kia5692.4%-16%12
17Nissan5312.3%36%15
18Toyota5072.2%16%16
19Mitsubishi3681.6%35%22
20Volvo2661.1%-4%19
21Suzuki2220.9%-23%23
22Jeep2020.9%132%21
23Land Rover1630.7%-33%27
24Mini1570.7%94%25
25Smart1440.6%112%20
26Porsche1180.5%49%30
27Honda970.4%-14%26
28Alfa Romeo780.3%-13%24
29Subaru430.2%-20%28
30Lexus370.2%28%32
31Jaguar180.1%-54%33
32Lancia150.1%-61%29
33Tesla130.1%117%31
34Chevrolet80.0%-97%40
35Lada70.0%n/a34
36SsangYong50.0%25%41
37Infiniti40.0%-20%39
38Maserati30.0%-70%35
39Bentley10.0%-67%36
40Ferrari10.0%-88%38
41Tata10.0%-50%

Source: Statistik Austria

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