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Austria May 2020: Skoda Fabia scores first win in 14 years in recovering market (-33.6%)

BMW manages the best hold among the Top 15 brands. Picture autofilou.at

10/06 update: Now with Top 20 models.

Austria both imposed movement restrictions and stepped out of the COVID-19 crisis earlier than most European countries, and May new car sales figures confirm recovery is now well on the way. A drastically reduced -33.9% year-on-year drop to 20.211 units compares well with March (-66.7%) and April (-64.7%) volumes. The year-to-date tally is now down -39.9% to 86.111. Both Volkswagen (-41%) and Skoda (-41.8%) still drop faster than the market and therefore lose share year-on-year but remain by far the most popular brands in the country.

In fact the Top 5 returns to its YTD order with Seat (-33.8%), BMW (-19.8%) and Renault (-29.6%) in tow. Mercedes (-22.5%), Audi (-32.2%) and Hyundai (-32.3%) also manage to beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10 but Opel (-45.5%) and Ford (-36.7%) dive. Further down, Ferrari (+150%), Morgan (+100%), DS (+47.1%), Porsche (+43.1%) and Land Rover (+21.6%) defy the market with stunning gains while Citroen (-15.3%), Volvo (-16%), Lexus (-22.2%), Mitsubishi (-22.2%), Mini (-22.9%) and Peugeot (-25.7%) contain their losses.

The Skoda Fabia is #1 in Austria in May. Picture spenglerfachjournal.at.

Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Fabia (-25.7%) snaps its second ever monthly win in Austria, a whopping 14 years after the first one in  July 2006… The Skoda Octavia (-64.8%) is relegated to #2 while the Fiat 500 Family (+19.5%) leaps up 9 spots on April to #3. The VW Golf (-50.1%) rallies back up six ranks on last month to a still disappointing 4th place. The Golf is still #1 YTD but with a 21-unit margin over the Octavia and 100 sales above the Fabia. The Seat Leon storms back up to #5, the Renault Captur is up a further 9 spots to #6, the BMW X3 (+65.5%) edges down one to #10 and the Mazda CX-30 is back inside the Austrian Top 20 at #19.

Previous month: Austria April 2020: Skoda (-44.2%), Renault (-51.2%) resist in market improving on March (-64.7%)

One year ago: Austria May 2019: Skoda Octavia takes control YTD for the first time, VW T-Roc up to record #2

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

Austria May 2020 – brands:

PosBrandMay-20%/19Apr2020%/19PosFY19
1Volkswagen2,65613.1%-41.0%113,08515.2%-44.3%11
2Skoda1,7398.6%-41.8%28,5169.9%-33.0%22
3Seat1,4036.9%-33.8%76,0767.1%-39.3%33
4BMW1,3226.5%-19.8%35,8016.7%-26.6%45
5Renault1,2136.0%-29.6%44,4945.2%-40.7%56
6Ford1,1345.6%-36.7%54,3255.0%-48.6%74
7Mercedes1,0705.3%-22.5%64,4365.2%-24.1%69
8Hyundai9304.6%-32.3%114,2454.9%-33.5%88
9Opel9224.6%-45.5%133,7224.3%-54.2%97
10Audi8054.0%-32.2%93,4924.1%-34.1%1011
11Peugeot7683.8%-25.7%83,2163.7%-35.9%1112
12Fiat7433.7%-35.4%142,9443.4%-45.3%1210
13Kia7013.5%-27.5%102,3732.8%-43.2%1314
14Dacia6943.4%-26.9%122,3312.7%-46.0%1415
15Mazda5993.0%-34.7%192,1582.5%-49.1%1613
16Citroen5592.8%-15.3%152,1932.5%-35.5%1517
17Suzuki5402.7%-36.8%182,0002.3%-45.8%1716
18Toyota5122.5%-28.2%161,9732.3%-25.8%1818
19Mitsubishi3611.8%-22.2%211,2631.5%-41.4%2020
20Volvo2721.3%-16.0%201,2641.5%-34.2%1919
21Mini2151.1%-22.9%248180.9%-32.2%2323
22Nissan1880.9%-46.0%229901.1%-45.9%2221
23Porsche1560.8%43.1%255600.7%62.3%2629
24Jeep1520.8%-56.8%267070.8%-57.5%2422
25Land Rover1350.7%21.6%236040.7%-13.3%2526
26Tesla1100.5%-38.2%171,0901.3%-15.9%2124
27Honda920.5%-55.8%273950.5%-61.5%2725
28Alfa Romeo540.3%-55.0%282370.3%-62.6%2828
29Subaru370.2%-28.8%301880.2%-8.7%2931
30Jaguar320.2%-27.3%291820.2%-57.8%3030
31DS250.1%47.1%31900.1%7.1%3133
32Lexus210.1%-22.2%34820.1%-44.2%3232
33Smart120.1%-94.8%32510.1%-93.1%3327
34Ferrari100.0%150.0%33200.0%-20.0%3739
35Lada80.0%-38.5%35320.0%-52.2%3635
36MG60.0%new36430.0%new35 –
37SsangYong50.0%-66.7%37500.1%-48.5%3434
38Lamborghini30.0%-50.0%39140.0%-57.6%3836
39Morgan20.0%100.0%4250.0%25.0%4245
40Aston Martin20.0%-33.3%4040.0%-42.9%4343
41Rolls Royce10.0%0.0% –10.0%-50.0%4549
42Kutsenits10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a5053
43McLaren10.0%n/a –10.0%n/a5151
44MAN00.0%n/a –130.0%n/a39 –
45Bentley00.0%-100.0%38110.0%-45.0%4040
 –Others70.0%n/a –130.0%n/a – –

Austria May 2020 – models:

PosModelMay-20%/19Apr2020%/19PosFY19
1Skoda Fabia5042.5%-25.7%22,1002.4%-31.0%35
2Skoda Octavia4382.2%-64.8%12,1792.5%-54.4%21
3Fiat 500 Family4352.2%19.5%121,7052.0%0.6%515
4VW Golf3861.9%-50.1%102,2002.6%-52.0%12
5Seat Leon3691.8%-4.4%n/a1,1161.3%-38.5%1616
6Renault Captur3691.8%20.6%159471.1%-34.0%2225
7VW Polo3651.8%15.5%n/a1,7422.0%-37.5%43
8VW T-Roc3561.8%-56.5%141,6251.9%-58.9%64
9VW T-Cross3411.7%73.1%81,2391.4%112.5%1522
10BMW X33411.7%65.5%91,0621.2%-3.8%1941
11Renault Clio3301.6%-24.3%51,3861.6%-29.1%98
12Seat Ibiza3091.5%-37.4%n/a1,3041.5%-40.8%1110
13Opel Corsa3081.5%-17.0%n/a1,2721.5%-27.9%1312
14Ford Focus2911.4%-29.2%201,1141.3%-44.6%179
15Skoda Karoq2861.4%-25.1%61,3951.6%-21.1%717
16Seat Arona2861.4%-10.9%n/a1,2841.5%-31.3%1219
17VW Bus2761.4%-52.0%31,3921.6%-47.3%86
18VW Tiguan2581.3%-17.3%181,3571.6%-36.8%107
19Mazda CX-302461.2%newn/a9441.1%new24119
20Dacia Sandero2451.2%-8.2%n/a7740.9%-40.8%n/a37
n/aVW Caddy2051.0%-40.6%41,1011.3%-31.8%1818
n/aSeat Ateca1750.9%-59.8%n/a1,0611.2%-45.0%2013
n/aRenault Zoe1750.9%31.6%n/a6920.8%59.4%n/a112
n/aVW Passat1670.8%-47.6%169541.1%-22.9%2131
n/aTesla Model 3910.5%-28.3%79461.1%-14.6%2351

Source: Statistik Austria

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