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Austria February 2020: VW Golf signs first win in a year, Mercedes (+34.3%), Hyundai (+26.3%) shine in market down -10.9%

First win for the VW Golf in a year in Austria. Picture carmagazine.co.uk

The Austrian new car market sinks -10.9% year-on-year in February to 21.067 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down -10% to 44.026 units. Volkswagen (-25.4%) behaves a lot worse than the market but easily remains atop the brands ranking with 15.7% share, distancing its stablemates Skoda (-6.4%) and Seat (-2.2%) both resisting a lot better. Below BMW (+3.6%) in positive again, Mercedes (+34.3%) and Hyundai (+26.3%) post the largest year-on-year and only double-digit gains in the entire Top 20. Fiat (+1.3%) is also positive in the Top 10 where Ford (-26.8%), Opel (-23.1%) and Renault (-16.5%) freefall. Outside the Top 20, Porsche (+354.5%), Subaru (+113.3%), Tesla (+46.4%) and Mini (+18%) stand out.

Model-wise, the VW Golf (-26.3%) reclaims the top spot for the first time in exactly 12 months (March 2019), potentially thanks to the arrival of the 8th generation in dealerships yet despite a ghastly loss, but the 2019 leader the Skoda Octavia (-38%) falls even faster. The Skoda Fabia (+9.3%) steps up to #3 ahead of the Fiat 500 Family, the VW Tiguan (+29.2%), Renault Clio (+13.5%), Seat Ateca (+10.3%) and Skoda Karoq (+7.1%) all defying the negative context to post solid gains. The Seat Ateca breaks its Austrian ranking record at #7 vs. #8 in October 2017 and the Mazda CX-30 remains inside the YTD Top 20 at #19. The VW Group places 15 nameplates in the Top 20 this month.

Previous month: Austria January 2020: BMW (+20%), Mercedes (+17.2%) defy market down -9.1%

One year ago: Austria February 2019: BMW only improving brand in Top 10, VW T-Roc on podium in market down -10.8%

Full February 2020 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

Austria February 2020 – brands:

PosBrandFeb-20%/19Jan2020%/19PosFY19
1Volkswagen3,30715.7%-25.4%17,19116.3%-18.5%11
2Skoda2,0589.8%-6.4%24,1139.3%-10.2%22
3Seat1,5987.6%-2.2%33,6178.2%-8.1%33
4BMW1,1735.6%3.6%42,8796.5%12.7%45
5Mercedes1,1605.5%34.3%72,3165.3%25.2%59
6Hyundai1,1275.3%26.3%62,2865.2%16.3%68
7Ford1,0895.2%-26.8%92,0734.7%-29.9%94
8Renault1,0615.0%-16.5%82,1514.9%-15.9%86
9Opel1,0374.9%-23.1%52,2065.0%-28.3%77
10Fiat8704.1%1.3%121,6443.7%-0.8%1210
11Audi7823.7%-11.4%101,7073.9%-2.6%1011
12Peugeot7753.7%-3.2%111,6673.8%4.8%1112
13Citroen5292.5%0.0%131,1432.6%-1.3%1317
14Dacia5182.5%-29.9%151,0782.4%-29.2%1515
15Suzuki5162.4%-22.1%198451.9%-30.7%1816
16Mazda5132.4%-9.2%141,0892.5%-10.1%1413
17Kia4812.3%-22.4%161,0052.3%-14.7%1614
18Toyota4252.0%2.9%179022.0%26.0%1718
19Mitsubishi2961.4%3.1%206011.4%-5.4%2020
20Volvo2891.4%-10.0%186521.5%-4.5%1919
21Nissan2891.4%-13.2%215281.2%-20.6%2121
22Tesla2431.2%46.4%273130.7%67.4%2424
23Mini1640.8%18.0%233500.8%5.1%2323
24Jeep1520.7%-55.2%223780.9%-38.1%2222
25Honda1150.5%-28.6%262190.5%-30.7%2725
26Land Rover1000.5%-16.7%242780.6%8.2%2526
27Porsche1000.5%354.5%252410.5%234.7%2629
28Alfa Romeo710.3%-41.3%281290.3%-43.2%2828
29Subaru640.3%113.3%301080.2%54.3%2931
30Jaguar500.2%-35.9%291020.2%-37.0%3030
31Lexus220.1%4.8%32430.1%-2.3%3132
32DS170.1%6.3%31390.1%0.0%3233
33MG160.1%new34280.1%new34 –
34Smart140.1%-86.8%33290.1%-85.2%3327
35SsangYong130.1%-45.8%35240.1%-45.5%3534
36MAN110.1%n/a –110.0%n/a37 –
37Lada60.0%-40.0%36130.0%-35.0%3635
38Bentley50.0%150.0%3880.0%100.0%3840
39Maserati40.0%33.3%3780.0%0.0%3938
40Lamborghini40.0%-33.3%3970.0%-53.3%4036
41Ferrari10.0%-50.0%4020.0%-33.3%4139
42KTM10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a4347
43Morgan10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a4445
44Infiniti00.0%n/a4110.0%0.0%4244

Austria February 2020 – models:

Note: This ranking features the Top 20 models YTD ordered based on their February sales and may therefore not be 100% accurate.

PosModelFeb-20%/19Jan2020%/19PosFY19
1VW Golf6773.2%-26.3%21,3573.1%-29.6%12
2Skoda Octavia5442.6%-38.0%41,1012.5%-31.8%31
3Skoda Fabia5422.6%9.3%61,0132.3%-10.7%45
4Fiat 500 Family5012.4%114.1%79532.2%94.9%515
5VW Tiguan4422.1%29.2%108141.8%1.8%87
6Renault Clio3701.8%13.5%196661.5%2.6%138
7Seat Ateca3631.7%10.3%146981.6%-14.7%1113
8Skoda Karoq3481.7%7.1%136841.6%-6.9%1217
9VW T-Roc3381.6%-59.0%39082.1%-33.7%64
10Seat Ibiza3151.5%-3.1%58161.9%-3.3%710
11Seat Arona3051.4%-14.3%97491.7%-2.0%919
12VW Bus3051.4%-29.7%n/a5561.3%-42.5%186
13Opel Corsa2951.4%25.0%87401.7%9.6%1012
14VW Passat2951.4%96.7%n/a5351.2%43.0%2031
15Seat Leon2771.3%25.3%175831.3%-10.9%1516
16VW Polo2741.3%-59.4%11,1772.7%-17.3%23
17Seat Alhambra2531.2%18.2%125981.4%-8.1%1433
18VW T-Cross2361.1%new165591.3%new1722
19Ford Focus2231.1%-48.4%115801.3%-15.9%169
20Mazda CX-302051.0%new155371.2%new19119

Source: Statistik Austria

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