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Luxembourg April 2020: COVID-19 lockdown sends sales down -78.9%

The government announced plans to test the entire population of Luxembourg for COVID-19.

28/05 update: Now with 2020 YTD Top 10 models.

The COVID-19 state of emergency declared on March 17 isn’t scheduled to expire before mid-June, and as a result new car sales in Luxembourg sink -78.9% year-on-year in April to 1.192 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down -36.1% to 13.104. However the coronavirus outbreak appears under control in Luxembourg, with 3.784 cases and 90 deaths reported as of April 30, and the government recently announced plans to test the country’s entire population (626.000). This could mean restrictions may be relaxed during May and sales could perk back up somewhat.

For now Volkswagen (-79.4%) remains the most popular carmaker in the country with 13.9% share, distancing Audi (-77.3%), Mercedes (-80.8%) and BMW (-81.5%) just as Skoda (-70%), Fiat (-73.4%), Ford (-75.3%) and Renault (-77%) manage to lose slightly less ground than the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, Porsche (-58.1%), Jeep (-61.7%), Tesla (-61.9%), Land Rover (-63.5%), Mazda (-64.2%) and Kia (-67.9%) secure some of the best holds in market.

Model-wise, so far in 2020 the VW Golf (-51.3%) remains in the lead despite a steep fall, distancing the Mercedes A-Class (-33%) and GLC (-4.5%). The BMW 3 Series (+37.5%) and Renault Clio (+12.1%) manage a year-on-year gain while the BMW 1 Series (-0.4%) is stable.

Previous month: Luxembourg March 2020: Tesla (-5.3%), Porsche (-7.2%) resist COVID-19 closures (-50.2%)

One year ago: Luxembourg April 2019: Audi leaps past Mercedes and BMW to #2

Full April 2020 Top 40 All-brands and January-April Top 10 models below.

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