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Austria September 2020: Audi (+86.2%), Seat (+43.5%), VW (+33.3%) help trigger first market gain this year (+5.9%), VW ID.3 at #16

Audi sales surge 86.2% year-on-year in Austria in September.

12/10 update: Now with Top 20 models and final brands data.

In September, new car sales in Austria snap a dreadful streak of seven consecutive months of double-digit declines and manage their first year-on-year gain since last December at +5.3% to 22.162, leading to a year-to-date tally down -30.1% to 180.639. Volkswagen (+33.1%) vastly outpaces the market but its share remains below its YTD level at 14.5% vs. 15.5%. In fact and quite strikingly, the entire Top 6 improves faster than the market, with Seat (+43.4%), Hyundai (+36.7%) and Skoda (+15.2%) posting the most spectacular gains while Ford (+8.2%) and Mercedes (+6.5%) are also solid but more muted. Audi (+85.9%) and Mazda (+15.6%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10, while further down Ssangyong (+650%), Mitsubishi (+138%), Suzuki (+84.8%), Lamborghini (+50%), Land Rover (+36.8%), Subaru (+34.7%), Tesla (+30.6%) and Kia (+16.7%) also stand out. In the naughty corner: DS (-54.5%), Lexus (-53.1%), Jaguar (-42.6%), Opel (-40.4%), Porsche (-38.8%), Renault (-34.6%), Peugeot (-28.7%), Mini (-28.57%), Honda (-28%) and BMW (-24.6%).

Over in the models ranking, the Skoda Octavia (+55.4%) reclaims the top spot it holds YTD while the Seat Alhambra (+271.6%) is up 4-fold on year-ago volumes and 10 spots on last month to #2 overall, scoring a spit in the YTD Top 20 as a result (#13). The VW Golf (+27.5%) remains at #3 and seems unaffected by the arrival of the VW ID.3 directly at #16, meaning it now appears within the September Top 20 of 9 European markets so far: Norway (#1), Ireland (#1), Iceland (#3), Denmark (#5), Finland (#6), Switzerland (#9), the Netherlands (#11), Sweden (#15) and Austria (#16). The Tesla Model 3 (+41.1%) lurches up to #4, with the VW Sharan (+269.2%), Bus (+114.3%), Ford Galaxy (+87.3%), Hyundai i30 (+86.5%), Mazda CX-30 (+69.2%), Fiat 500 family (+63%), Seat Ateca (+58.5%), Hyundai Kona (+56.5%), VW Tiguan (+54.8%) and Hyundai Tucson (+38.1%) all posting surreal gains in the remainder of the Top 20.

Previous month: Austria August 2020: Ford (-11.7%), Peugeot (-15.6%) resist in market back in hell (-30.1%)

One year ago: Austria September 2019: Renault Clio, Ford Focus & Tesla Model 3 shine in market up 22.4%

Full September 2020 Top 45 brands and Top 20 models below.

Austria September 2020 – brands:

PosBrandSep-20%/19Aug2020%/19PosFY19
1Volkswagen3,21714.5%33.1%127,92115.5%-33.2%11
2Skoda1,9668.9%15.2%217,7329.8%-19.7%22
3Hyundai1,5827.1%36.7%59,2105.1%-25.7%88
4Ford1,4086.4%8.2%310,1105.6%-31.7%54
5Seat1,3676.2%43.4%612,1636.7%-27.8%33
6Mercedes1,2925.8%6.5%49,6815.4%-16.2%79
7BMW9804.4%-24.6%711,0136.1%-21.1%45
8Audi9594.3%85.9%87,7474.3%-22.4%911
9Renault9074.1%-34.6%99,8845.5%-25.9%66
10Mazda8954.0%15.6%144,9572.7%-33.8%1413
11Fiat8533.8%-21.7%116,2943.5%-39.0%1110
12Opel7413.3%-40.4%107,0143.9%-51.4%107
13Kia6583.0%16.7%135,1852.9%-29.2%1314
14Peugeot6112.8%-28.7%126,2573.5%-29.8%1212
15Tesla5982.7%30.6%232,2371.2%-11.0%2124
16Dacia5172.3%-11.5%174,5872.5%-37.6%1515
17Suzuki4882.2%84.8%184,0442.2%-42.2%1716
18Citroen4632.1%-19.9%164,2312.3%-30.7%1617
19Toyota4512.0%2.7%154,0412.2%-22.3%1818
20Mitsubishi3381.5%138.0%222,4991.4%-33.6%1920
21Nissan2971.3%2.1%192,0981.2%-38.5%2221
22Volvo2891.3%-19.9%242,4681.4%-25.6%2019
23Mini2361.1%-28.5%201,8831.0%-29.3%2323
24Jeep2341.1%-6.4%211,6250.9%-48.6%2422
25Land Rover2231.0%36.8%281,1170.6%-9.6%2626
26Honda1570.7%-28.0%251,0190.6%-43.3%2725
27Alfa Romeo1030.5%-21.4%276490.4%-43.4%2828
28Porsche740.3%-38.8%261,1630.6%34.8%2529
29Subaru660.3%34.7%313560.2%0.6%3031
30Cupra380.2%new –380.0%new38 –
31Jaguar310.1%-42.6%293650.2%-46.3%2930
32SsangYong300.1%650.0%341350.1%-10.0%3434
33MG250.1%new351100.1%new35 –
34Smart160.1%-68.6%321540.1%-89.6%3327
35Lexus150.1%-53.1%301790.1%-32.2%3232
36DS100.0%-54.5%331910.1%1.1%3133
37Ferrari90.0%n/a38530.0%23.3%3739
38Lamborghini60.0%50.0%41350.0%-32.7%3936
39Maserati20.0%0.0%37300.0%-26.8%4038
40Dodge20.0%100.0%44120.0%-7.7%4342
41Aston Martin20.0%n/a40110.0%-26.7%4443
42McLaren20.0%n/a –30.0%50.0%5051
43Bentley10.0%-66.7%39210.0%-46.2%4140
44MAN10.0%n/a42180.0%n/a42 –
45Morgan10.0%n/a –80.0%60.0%4545
46Chevrolet10.0%n/a –10.0%-80.0%5346

Austria September 2020 – models:

PosModelSep-20%/19Aug2020%/19PosFY19
1Skoda Octavia8133.7%55.4%26,0193.3%-30.3%11
2Seat Alhambra6022.7%271.6%122,3331.3%-1.7%1333
3VW Golf5802.6%27.5%34,6022.5%-38.6%22
4Tesla Model 35462.5%41.1%n/a1,9821.1%-2.6%2151
5Hyundai Tucson5402.4%38.1%62,3211.3%-22.2%1411
6VW Tiguan4802.2%54.8%102,7121.5%-30.6%107
7Fiat 500 Family4402.0%63.0%43,5402.0%16.2%515
8Hyundai I304141.9%86.5%n/an/an/an/an/a30
9Ford Focus3901.8%-0.3%n/a2,3091.3%-31.3%159
10VW T-Cross3901.8%32.7%153,1551.7%24.5%722
11Hyundai Kona3381.5%56.5%11n/an/an/an/a45
12Seat Ateca3251.5%58.5%82,6521.5%-16.6%1113
13VW Bus2851.3%114.3%52,9031.6%-42.4%86
14Skoda Fabia2821.3%-27.1%163,8422.1%-25.4%45
15Mazda CX-302641.2%69.2%n/an/an/an/an/a119
16VW ID.32511.1%new –2510.1%newn/a –
17Ford Galaxy2511.1%87.3%n/an/an/an/an/a57
18Opel Corsa2491.1%-27.4%92,2991.3%-29.7%1612
19VW Caddy2421.1%5.2%142,0681.1%-21.5%1918
20VW Sharan2401.1%269.2%n/an/an/an/an/a53
n/aSkoda Karoq2241.0%-20.8%n/a2,3811.3%-18.8%1217
n/aVW Polo2171.0%-10.0%14,2472.4%-24.0%33
n/aVW T-Roc2040.9%-18.4%73,4241.9%-43.5%64
n/aRenault Captur1880.8%-11.3%n/a2,0481.1%-14.5%2025
n/aRenault Clio1850.8%-53.4%132,7321.5%-23.2%98
n/aSeat Ibiza1040.5%-49.8%n/a2,2921.3%-39.9%1710
n/aSeat Arona960.4%-46.1%n/a2,1541.2%-30.8%1819

Source: Statistik Austria

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    1. Hi Pedro – thank you for the pickup! It could be although I have a feeling it happened before. Looking back 4 years I could find #6 in December 2017 but haven’t look further back just yet…

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