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Because the country is not part of the European Union and therefore not impacted by pre-WLTP sales manipulations, the Swiss new car market is actually down year-on-year in August at -7.2% to 21.484 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally back down into negative territory at -1% to 204.877 units. Volkswagen (+11%) goes against the grain with a double-digit year-on-year gain to a strong 12.8% share vs. 11.3% so far this year, distancing Mercedes (-17%) reclaiming the #2 YTD spot off BMW (-1%) despite a hefty loss. Audi (-1%) and Skoda (-21%) complete the Top 5 above Ford (+3%), Seat (+6%), Fiat (-14%), Peugeot (-10%) and Toyota (-5%). Jeep (+73%), Lamborghini (+50%), Bentley (+45%), Ferrari (+43%), Lexus (+38%), Mitsubishi (+38%), Volvo (+37%) and Alfa Romeo (+30%) keep their head above the water further down the charts. The VW Tiguan is the most popular nameplate in the country for the 2nd month running and only the third time in the past two years after November 2016. The Skoda Octavia (-4%) cements its YTD leadership ahead of the Mercedes GLC (+4%) up a fantastic 13 spots on July to land at #3, the Fiat 500 (+1%) and the VW Polo (-18%). The VW T-Roc is back up one spot on lats month to #6, historically outselling the VW Golf (-51%) imploding down five spots on July to score its lowest ranking in Switzerland this decade. Switzerland is the first major European market where the T-Roc outsells the Golf. Notice also the Dacia Duster (+61%) at #8, the Audi A4 (+18%) at #10 and the BMW X3 (+74%) at #22.
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