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Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

The ix20 (+82%) helps Hyundai up to 2nd place overall in Austria this month.

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The Austrian new car market is down 1% year-on-year in September to 29.528 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive at +7% to 269.878 units. Brand leader Volkswagen suffers with a harsh 18% decline to 14.6% share, two percentage points below its YTD level of 16.6%. Below, Hyundai is up 8 spots on August and 14% year-on-year to land at a brilliant 2nd place, now ranking 5th year-to-date, and Skoda is down to #3 but up 18%. Fiat (+10%) and Seat (+23%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers posting a double-digit gain, while BMW (-21%) and Audi (-26%) struggle. Further down, Jeep (+20%), Alfa Romeo (+23%), Land Rover (+23%), Honda (+26%), Toyota (+27%), Suzuki (+35%), Smart (+41%), Subaru (+43%), Ssangyong (+57%) and Lada (+60%) impress.

Model-wise, the VW Golf still leads by far but drops 6% to 5.1% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+51%), VW Tiguan (-26%) and the Hyundai ix20 up 82% year-on-year and 83 spots on August to a fantastic 4th place – it ranks #51 year-to-date. The VW Bus (+18%), Fiat 500 (+29%), Renault Clio (+30%) and Seat Ibiza (+37%) also shine inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice the Renault Captur up 47%, the Hyundai i30 up 95%, the BMW 5 Series up 146% and the Opel Insignia up 124%. The Opel Crossland X (#37) tops recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#40), Audi Q2 (#64) and Suzuki Ignis (#65). In September we welcome no less than five all-new nameplates in the Austrian sales charts: the Kia Stonic (#100), Opel Grandland X (#184), Kia Stinger (#231), the very promising VW T-Roc (#241) and the Seat Arona (#277).

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

One year ago: Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

Full September 2017 Top 45 All-brands and Top 296 All-models below.

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