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Luxembourg September 2018: Mercedes GLC and A-Class on top, sales at -34.6%

The A-Class shoots up to #2 in Luxembourg this month, with Mercedes the #1 brand.

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According to data released by our partner JATO Dynamics, new car sales in Luxembourg freefall 34.6% year-on-year in September to 2.596 (after surging 22.1% in August) in one of the most severe post-WLTP hangover cases in the European Union. Year-to-date volumes are up 3.7% to 42.369. This month we inaugurate new and extended coverage of Luxembourg now including an all-brands ranking. It’s an unusual month that sees Mercedes (14.2%) and BMW (12%) post much higher-than-average market share to dominate the September charts ahead of Peugeot (7.6%) while Volkswagen is relegated to 4th place at 7.2% share vs. 12.8% so far this year.

Luxembourg is the only European country where Borgward is on sale for now.

Volvo (6.4%) also impresses at #5 vs. #11 as do Opel (6%), Citroen (3.7%) and Jaguar (2.1%). For now only on sale in Luxembourg, Borgward adds up to 10 units here so far this year, including one in September. In the models order, Mercedes manages the incredible feat of placing the GLC at #1 and A-Class at #2, the latter earning a 7th spot YTD in the process. The BMW X3 is lifted up 8-fold year-on-year by the new generation to round up a podium 100% premium above the VW Golf (-75%) and Peugeot 3008 (-33%).

Previous month: Luxembourg August 2018: Mercedes GLC #1 in market up 22.1%

One year ago: Luxembourg September 2017: VW Golf leads, BMW X1 up to #3

Full September 2018 Top 55 All-brands and Top 10 models below.

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