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Switzerland January 2018: VW Golf surges 92% to #1, Volvo XC60 #4

The VW Golf is up 92% to snap the Swiss pole position in January. 

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New car sales in Switzerland are up a robust 11.4% year-on-year in January to 21.671 units. Among them, sales of 4×4 vehicles shoot up 14.2% to 10.851, crossing the symbolic 50% market share milestone at 50.1% vs. 48.9% a year ago. Brand leaders Volkswagen (+21%) and BMW (+23%) both roughly double the market growth while Mercedes drops 1% to #3. Ford (+28%), Opel (+27%) and Skoda (+13%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10 while further down, Jeep (+107%), Alfa Romeo (+71%), Bentley (+50%), Ssangyong (+43%), Citroen (+39%), Mazda (+35%), Hyundai (+34%), Honda (+27%), Kia (+26%), DS (+23%) and Subaru (+22%) make themselves noticed.

The Volvo XC60 is up 79% to 4th place overall in Switzerland.

Toppled from its throne for the first time in 23 years in 2017 by the Skoda Octavia, the VW Golf reclaims the models top spot in January and for the 6th time in the past 9 months thanks to deliveries almost doubling year-on-year at +92%. The Skoda Octavia (-11%) is relegated to 2nd place above the VW Tiguan (+61%) and Volvo XC60 (+79%) both posting tremendous gains. The Mercedes GLC (+3%) brilliantly rounds up the Top 5 while the BMW X1 (+26%) and VW Polo (+18%) also post double-digit gains in the Top 10. Below, the BMW 5 Series (+258%), Ford Kuga (+93%), Toyota Yaris (+73%) and Dacia Duster (+58%) shine. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio leads all recent launches (<12 months) at #35 above the Skoda Karoq (#41), Hyundai Kona (#43), Opel Crossland X (#54) and Range Rover Velar (#63). The VW T-Roc is down 34 spots on December to #81.

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