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Switzerland January-February 2016: Skoda Octavia #1, VW T6 shines

VW T6 Switzerland February 2016The VW T6 is up to #4 overall in Switzerland in February.

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Today we update two months at once for Switzerland. In January, the Swiss new car market is up 10% year-on-year to 20.205 registrations, but Volkswagen drops 8% to 2.363 sales and 11.7%. It is followed by Mercedes (+36%), BMW (+11%) and Skoda (+40%) with Renault rounding up the Top 5 (+16%). Audi is up 9% but drop from #2 in December to #6 this month. Notice also Hyundai up 51%, Volvo up 50%, Fiat up 48%, Suzuki up 41% and Honda up 111%. The Skoda Octavia brilliantly takes control of the models ranking with 833 sales and 4.1% share vs. 707 and 3.5% for the VW Golf. The Mercedes C-Class jumps to #3, the Renault Clio is up to #5, the VW T6 (new generation Transporter) surges up to #6, the BMW X3 is up to #9, the Hyundai Tucson up to #13, the Mercedes GLC up to #15, Suzuki Vitara up to #17, Mercedes GLE up to #20, Volvo XC90 leaps to #30 and the Tesla Model S is inside the Top 50, confirming the posh tastes of the Swiss customer.

BMW X1 Switzerland February 2016The BMW X1 is inside the Swiss Top 10 in February.

In February, Swiss new car sales drastically slow down their growth at +1% to 22.653 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 42.858 sales, up 5% on the same period in 2015. This time Volkswagen beats the market at +8% and sees its two-month total almost match last year’s at 5.128 sales vs. 5.136 for a 12% share. BMW is up 12% to climb #2 overall, Skoda is down 12% at #3, Mercedes down 8% at #4 but Renault gains 26% in 5th position. Ford (+20%), Land Rover (+54%) and Smart (+54%) also shine. The VW Golf reclaims the #1 spot off the Skoda Octavia for just two units but remains #2 year-to-date, the VW T6 improves further to #4 overall and the VAG Group monopolies the Top 5 with the Polo (#3) and Passat (#5). The BMW X1 replaces the X3 inside the Swiss Top 10 (#10), the Hyundai Tucson is up two spots on January to #11 and the Land Rover Discovery Sport up a gigantic 80 ranks to #15.

Previous post: Switzerland Full Year 2015: VAG Group dominant, Mercedes up to #3

One year ago (Jan): Switzerland January 2015: Mazda CX-5 and Mazda2 take off

One year ago (Feb): Switzerland February 2015: Skoda Octavia one step above VW Golf

Full January and February 2016 Top 40 All-brands and Top 325 All-models below.

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