Quite fittingly in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, after the Lamborghini Urus last June, it’s in Switzerland that the Rolls Royce Cullinan makes its first appearance in a worldwide sales ranking.
Indirect consequences of WLTP-triggered stock shortages continue to impact the Swiss new car market negatively, with November marking the third significant year-on-year loss in a row at -9.9% to 24.103 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume down 3.8% to 272.177. Although in the lead again (but just), Volkswagen sinks another 18% to 10.3% share, whereas Mercedes soars 23% to 9.6% and BMW is up 6% to 9.3% to round up the podium. Skoda (-6%), although in difficulty, takes advantage of another extremely weak month by Audi (-40%) to step up to #4 brand year-to-date. Toyota (+20%) and Peugeot (+16%) shine at the tail end of the Top 10, while further down Lamborghini (+550%) send flying up by the new Urus, Jaguar (+167%), Mitsubishi (+81%), DS (+73%), Rolls Royce (+50%), Bentley (+33%), Jeep (+25%), Chevrolet (+24%) and Lexus (+21%) are among the best performers.
The Skoda Octavia (-13%) remains comfortably in the models pole position despite a double-digit drop which is actually the smallest on the podium: the VW Golf (-16%) now back to #2 YTD and the VW Tiguan (-48%) do a lot worse. Mercedes manages the incredible feat of posting three nameplates in the November Top 6, all posting spectacular gains: the GLC (+71%), A Class (+89%) and C Class (+56%). The Data Sandero (+2%) is up 12 spots on October to #7, the VW T-Roc celebrates one year n market at #8 and the BMW 2 Series (+27%) is up 11 ranks on last month to #9. Notice also the Hyundai Kona (+178%), BMW X3 (+131%), Seat Ateca (+73%), Peugeot 208 (+66%), BMW 1 Series (+61%) and Fiat 500X (+49%) making waves in the Top 50. The Volvo XC40 (#39) is the best-selling newcomer (<12 months) ahead of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#75) and Jaguar E-Pace (#89) while the Lamborghini Urus is up to #182, the Jaguar i-Pace up to #196 and the Rolls Royce Cullinan makes its first official appearance at #319 with one sale.
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Full November 2018 Top 50 All-brands and Top 325 All-models below.