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After four consecutive months of double-digit year-on-year gains, the Swiss new car market falls back into recession in October at -4% to 25.236 registrations, with the year-to-date total still up 8% at 264.829 units. The three flagship brands of the Volkswagen Group account for a large part of this year-on-year drop: both Volkswagen (#1) and Audi (#3) are down 14% while Skoda (#4) is down 8%. Mercedes takes advantage of the situation by climbing to #2 overall with sales up 17% to 1.724. BMW is surprisingly down 12%, Renault is up 22%, Suzuki up 10% and Mazda up 46%.
In the models ranking, though embattled VAG monopolises the Top 5 with the VW Golf, Skoda Octavia, VW Polo, Passat and Audi A3 in the lead. The Hyundai Tucson is the hero of the month with a 13 spot-gain on September to a stunning 6th place overall. Notice also the Seat Alhambra up to #8, the Suzuki Swift up to #9, the Ford Kuga up 22 ranks to #10, the VW T6 (6th generation Transporter) up 54 to #19, the Suzuki Vitara up 7 to #28, the Fiat 500X up 31 to #36 and the Volvo XC90 up 48 to #53. Finally, the Peugeot 2008 tumbles down from a record third place last month to #63 in October.
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Full October 2015 Top 40 brands and Top 336 models below.