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Austria July 2018: Seat Arona breaks into Top 10 – a world first

The Seat Arona breaks into the Austrian Top 10 in July.

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New car sales in Austria gain a sturdy 13.5% year-on-year in July to 31.476 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 4.7% to 224.337 units. Strikingly, the Top 5 most popular carmakers all outpace the market, starting with Volkswagen (+18%), Skoda (+44%) and Seat (+53%) replicating the YTD podium, followed by BMW (+20%) and Renault (+28%). Fiat (+42%) also shines in the Top 10 but Mercedes (-26%), Audi (-18%), Mazda (-16%) and Peugeot (-15%) struggle further down. Notice also Ssangyong (+183%), Bentley (+140%), Mitsubishi (+118%), Nissan (+67%), Subaru (+62%), Smart (+48%), Jeep (+47%) and Porsche (+42%) all posting spectacular improvements.

Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf (-11%) remains in the lead despite enduring a steep fall, in fact the only fall in the Top 15 alongside the VW Tiguan (-5%). The Skoda Octavia (+23%), VW Polo (+48%), Bus (+20%) and Fiat 500 (+60%) compete a Top 5 in the end very dynamic. The VW T-Roc drops two ranks on the 5th spot it was holding since April and the Seat Arona breaks into the Austrian Top 10 for the first time – a feat it has not yet achieved at home in Spain and anywhere in the world according to BSCB files – to make it 8 VW Group nameplates in the Top 9 – add the Skoda Fabia (+47%) at #8. Other notable gainers include the BMW 1 Series (+165%), Nissan Qashqai (+161%), Mitsubishi ASX (+122%), Renault Captur (+103%), Hyundai i30 (+116%), Renault Clio (+77%), Dacia Duster (+71%), Ford Fiesta (+69%), Fiat Panda (+60%) and Seat Alhambra (+49%).

Previous month: Austria June 2018: Volkswagen up 27% in market up 7.3%

One year ago: Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

Full July 2018 Top 47 All-brands and Top 300 All-models below.

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