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Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

The Seat Ateca hits a world-best 8th place in Austria in August. 

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New car sales in Austria are up a solid 10% year-on-year in August to 26.058 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.1% to 240.350. Volkswagen trails the market growth with a slim 5% year-on-year improvement to 15.3% share vs. 16.9% so far this year. In 2nd place, Skoda soars 46% – no less than the largest gain in the Top 20 – to reach 7.7% share, ahead of Opel (+1%), Ford and Mercedes (both at +17%). BMW (-3%), Audi (-13%) and Hyundai (-16%) are the only manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Toyota (+44%), Dacia (+26%), Suzuki (+35%), Jeep (+48%), Alfa Romeo (+68%), Smart (+152%) and Lexus (+423%) all posting spectacular gains. In the models ranking, the VW Golf reigns supreme, almost doubling the market growth at +32%. It distances the Skoda Octavia (+61%), VW Tiguan (-15%) and Skoda Fabia (-5%) while the Ford Kuga is up three-fold to land in 5th place with 2% share. It ranks #16 year-to-date. The Seat Ateca also impresses at +216% to #8, its best-ever ranking in Austria (and the world) and 2nd stint in the Austrian Top 10 after last January. Other great performers include the Renault Scenic up 82% to #9, the BMW 5 Series up 223% to #16, the Toyota Yaris up 161% to #17 and the Skoda Kodiaq up 30 spots on July to a best-ever #21.

Previous month: Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

One year ago: Austria August 2016: VW Tiguan (+45%) catches up on Golf (-39%)

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