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Switzerland April 2015: VW Golf reclaims top spot for… one unit

VW Golf Switzerland April 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deVW Golf

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The Swiss new car market is up 4% year-on-year in April to 28.982 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 101.257 units, up 5% on 2014. Below Volkswagen at 12.9% share, BMW leaps to 2nd place both in April (8% share, up 23%) and year-to-date (7.6%, up 17%), distancing Audi (6.7%), Skoda (6%) and Mercedes (5.2%) while Renault is up a whopping 50% on April 2014 to 6th place with 1,367 deliveries, Peugeot is up 21% to #9, Fiat is up 31%, Nissan up 27%, Volvo up 20%, Dacia up 23%, Porsche up 54%, Mini up 78% and Jeep up 88%. After being topped by the Skoda Octavia last month in the year-to-date models ranking, the VW Golf manages to claw back its way into pole position but by the smallest possible margin: one unit! Selling 1.382 units in April brings the Golf’s year-to-date total to 4.432 sales whereas the Octavia’s 1.017 April score lifts its 2015 total to 4.431. The race for #1 in any country in the world this year continues on…

VW Passat Switzerland April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Passat

As the most fragmented market in the world, the Swiss models rankings always gets very volatile and this month is no exception. The VW Tiguan is up 6 spots on March to #6, the VW Passat is up 42 ranks to #7, the Ford Kuga up 16 to #11, the Mini Cooper up 11 to #14, the Audi Q3 up 27 to #17, the BMW 2 Series up 13 to #19 and the Dacia Sandero up 61 to #31. Among recent launches, notice the Jeep Renegade breaks into the Top 100 at #77, the Suzuki Vitara is already down 11 spots to #93, Suzuki Celerio up 66 to #105 and the Renault Kadjar makes its very first appearance in the Swiss model ranking at #298 with its first 3 units sold in the country.

Previous month: Switzerland March 2015: Skoda Octavia takes the lead year-to-date

One year ago: Switzerland April 2014: Subaru XV and Toyota Auris shine

Full April 2015 Top 37 All-brands and Top 344 All-models below.

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