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After years of stagnation, the Swiss new car market is on a roll, posting a fourth consecutive month of double-digit gains in September at +10% year-on-year to 24.137 registrations. This lifts the year-to-date total up 9% to 239.594 units. Volkswagen loses market share with sales up just 1% to 2.738, above Mercedes (+20%), Skoda (+8%), BMW (-16%) and Peugeot up a flamboyant 56%. Notice also Opel up 16%, Ford up 19%, Hyundai up 12%, Mazda up 27%, Mitsubishi up 53% and Jeep up 73%. In the models ranking, below the unbeatable VW Golf (4.6% share) and Skoda Octavia (3.9%), the Peugeot 2008 is the surprise of the month, up a whopping 78 ranks on August to simply and brilliantly land on the podium in third position, its best-ever ranking outside of France.
The Peugeot 208 also shines: up 41 spots to #4, while the BMW 2 Series posts a fourth consecutive month inside the Swiss Top 10 at #6, the Audi Q5 breaks into the Top 10, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Top 20, the Suzuki Vitara is up 7 spots to #35, the Subaru Levorg lands at an outstanding 36th place and the Mazda CX-3 is also up 7 ranks to #37. The Mercedes GLC for its part makes its first appearance in the Swiss sales charts, directly at #44 with 178 sales and the Tesla Model S holds its place inside the Top 50 at #48.
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