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

The BMW (+15.1%) is inside the Austrian Top 20 in January.

New car sales in Austria drop a steep -9.1% year-on-year in January to 22.959 registrations. The entire brands podium falls faster than the market: Volkswagen (-11.4%) distances Skoda (-13.7%) and Seat (-12.3%) exactly like the FY2019 order. BMW (+20%), Mercedes (+17.2%), Hyundai (+7.9%) and Audi (+6.4%) go completely against the grain in the remainder of the Top 10 just at Ford (-33.1%), Opel (-32.3%) and Renault (-15.3%) fall apart. Further down, Tesla (+233.3%), Porsche (+182%), Toyota (+57.4%), Land Rover (+29.9%), Peugeot (+12.9%) and Subaru (+10%) stand out just as MG makes its entrance at #34.

Model-wise, the VW Polo (+20.7%) scores a third win in the past 4 months ahead of the VW Golf (-32.7%) and T-Roc (+4.4%) while last year’s leader, the Skoda Octavia (-24.5%) is knocked down to #4. The VW Group monopolises the January Top 6 with the Seat Ibiza (-3.5%) and Skoda Fabia (-26.2%) in tow. The most popular non-VW Group nameplate are the Fiat 500 family (+15.3%) at #7 and the Opel Corsa (+1.4%) at #9. The Seat Arona (+8.8%) is inside the Austrian Top 10 for the third time in the past 12 months, the Mazda CX-30 is inside the Top 15 for the second time in the past 3 months, the VW T-Cross is up 24 spots on December to #16 and BMW places both the X1 (+15.1%) and X3 (+7.4%) in the Top 20.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2019: Skoda Octavia ends 42 years of VW Golf domination, Seat scores first ever podium

One year ago: Austria January 2019: VW Group places record 14 models in Top 15, market down -11.6%

Full January 2020 Top 40 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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