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Switzerland April 2018: VW T6 up to 4th place, 1st market gain in 3 months

The VW T6 is catching up on lost time in Switzerland as it is doing in Germany.

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New car sales in Switzerland end two months of decline with a 2.7% gain in April to 26.519 units edging the YTD tally into positive territory by just 24 units at 98.608. Market leader Volkswagen is in difficulty at -11% to 10.7% share, that’s however above its YTD level of 9.9% (-6%). In contrast, BMW surges 17% to 8% share in 2nd place, overtaking Mercedes down 9% to 7.9%. In the remainder of the Top 10, Renault (+45%), Fiat (+23%), Ford (+9%) and Audi (+6%) all outpace the market. Further down, McLaren (+138%), Jeep (+82%), Kia (+63%), Jaguar (+41%), Ssangyong (+30%), Land Rover (+17%), Mitsubishi (+16%), Subaru (+16%), Ferrari (14%) and Porsche (+14%) are among the best performers.

Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf (-19%) reclaims the top spot off the Skoda Octavia (-26%) but the latter remains in the YTD lead with a 317-sales advantage. The VW Tiguan (-11%) holds onto its long-term third spot while the VW T6 (+16%) gains a huge 112 spots on March to land at #4, catching up for lost time when diesel variants were immobilised due to a stop sale earlier in the year, the exact same situation as Germany. The Mercedes GLC is knocked down one spot to #5 but gains 32% on April 2017 and cements its 4th place YTD. The Seat Leon (+35%) and Mini Cooper (+20%) also shine in the Top 10 whereas the VW Polo (-37%) and Mercedes C-Class (-21%) struggle. Further down, notice the Audi Q5 (+150%), Subaru XV (+70%), Renault Clio (+47%), Dacia Sandero (+45%) and Suzuki Swift (+41%) making waves, while the VW T-Roc leads all recent launches at #24 (+12) ahead of the Skoda Karoq at #37 (-2) and the Hyundai Kona at #43 (+7).

Previous month: Switzerland March 2018: Ford and Volvo lone gainers in market down 7.8%

Previous year: Switzerland Full Year 2017: Skoda Octavia ends 23-year long VW Golf reign

Full April 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 335 All-models below.

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