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The Austrian new car market gains 4.7% year-on-year in February to 26.499 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 6.6% to 55.067 units. Volkswagen continues to reign over the brands ranking with sales up 4% to 16.9% share this month and up 3% to 17.6% year-to-date. Skoda (+16%) cements its 2nd place at a very strong 9.3% share in February while Opel (-3%) overtakes Seat (+41%) for third place. Audi (+28%) and Renault (+23%) sign the other two double-digit gains in the Top 10 while Mercedes (-24%) and BMW (-10%) are in difficulty. Further down, Porsche (+60%), Alfa Romeo (+43%), Mitsubishi (+43%), Jaguar (+35%), Honda (+29%), Suzuki (+28%), Jeep (+27%), Land Rover (+20%) and Mazda (+18%) shine while Ssangyong (+450%) and DS (+67%) perform best among smaller brands. Tesla (-43%), Hyundai (-36%) and Nissan (-28%) aren’t as lucky.
Over in the models ranking, if in January the VAG Group monopolised the Top 8, this month it has to do with “just” the Top 6. The VW Golf remains in the lead despite dropping 24% on February 2017, followed by the Skoda Octavia (+19%), VW Tiguan (+13%), Skoda Fabia (+8%) and VW Polo (+4%). The VW T-Roc repeats at a world-best 6th place with 1.9% share, Austria being the only market in the world where the new SUV has managed to crack the monthly Top 10 so far. The Opel Crossland X leaps up 9 spots to post its very first Austrian Top 10, with the Ford Fiesta (+51%), VW Touran (+42%) and Seat Leon (+32%) rounding up the Top 10 with market-beating performances. Below, the Seat Arona (#14) and Skoda Karoq (#15) both gain 8 spots on January to lodge new ranking records.
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Full February 2018 Top 43 All-brands and Top 295 All-models below.