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Switzerland July 2015: BMW 2 Series & Mercedes GLA in Top 10

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Switzerland July 2015The BMW 2 Series ranks at a world-best 6th place in Switzerland in July.

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Second consecutive month of double-digit year-on-year gains for the Swiss new car market at +10% in July to 30.228 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 192.026 units, up 8% on 2014. Below Volkswagen up 6% to a gigantic 14.2% share, Audi (+22%) and Mercedes (+53%) both gain one spot on June to overtake BMW (+29%) and rank #2 and #3 respectively. Skoda remains 5th above Renault (+56%) while Mazda (+56%), Volvo (+72%), Land Rover (+46%), Smart (+132%) and Jaguar (+166%) all take off. Both the VW Golf at #1 with 5.7% share and the VW Polo at #3 with 3% share are brilliantly one percentage point above their year-to-date average, they sandwich the Skoda Octavia at #2. The Audi A3 at #4 and Seat Leon at #5 make the Swiss July Top 5 identical to the year-to-date ranking and 100% Volkswagen Group, with the Skoda Fabia (#7) and VW Passat (#8) also shining in the Top 10.

Mercedes GLA Switzerland July 2015. Picture courtesy of autobild.deThe Mercedes GLA is among Switzerland’s 10 best-sellers for the 5th time already.

There are two premium heroes this month in Switzerland: the BMW 2 Series improves on an already fantastic June score (#9), gaining a further 3 spots to rank 6th with a stunning 469 sales. This performance has almost everything to do with the success of the Active Tourer – now joined by the Gran Tourer – as the 2 Series Coupe holds a minute portion of the monthly sales figure. This #6 ranking is a world record so far for the 2 Series. To give perspective, the next best-selling BMWs in Switzerland are the 1 Series (#25), 3 Series (#32) and 4 Series (#33). The most popular Mercedes for its part is the GLA crossover, breaking into the Swiss Top 10 for the 5th time already in its 17 month-career at #9 and 423 deliveries. It is followed by the C-Class (#11) and A-Class (#14).

Volvo XC90 Switzerland July 2015. Picture courtesy Volvo XC90 is just about to enter the Swiss Top 50.

Outside the Top 10, notice the Audi Q5 up 30 spots on June to #12, the Volvo XC60 up 17 to #18, Skoda Yeti up 43 to #20, Mazda2 up 30 to #30, the Tesla Model S remaining inside the Top 50 at #46, the Mazda CX-3 breaking into it for the first time at #49 (+30), the Volvo XC90 boosted up 38 ranks to #55 by the new model, the Renault Kadjar up 28 spots to #69, the Renault Espace up 21 to #78 and the Opel Karl up 159 to #90. We welcome the Mercedes GLE directly inside the Swiss Top 100 for its first month of sales in the country (#100), the VW T6 (new generation Transporter) at #135, the Hyundai Tucson at #178, Subaru Levorg at #262 and the Ferrari 488 GTB at #345 with the first unit sold in Switzerland.

Subaru Levorg Switzerland July 2015. Picture courtesy gmx.chSwitzerland is among the first European countries to get the Subaru Levorg.

Previous month: Switzerland June 2015: Seat Alhambra and BMW 2 Series shoot up

One year ago: Switzerland July 2014: Mini Cooper and Ford Kuga in Top 10

Full July 2015 Top 35 brands and Top 345 All-models below.

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