Austria February 2021: Skoda Octavia, VW T-Roc and T-Cross lead, sales down just -5.7%
VW T-Cross sales are up 138.1% year-on-year in February in Austria.
The Austrian new car market dramatically slows down its fall in February at -5.7% year-on-year to 19.863 registrations, leading to a year-to-date volume down -22.8% to 33.996. Volkswagen (-5.3%) almost matches the market to easily retain the brands top spot at 15.8% share vs. 17.5% so far this year. Skoda (-2.4%) reclaims the #2 ranking it held over the Full Year 2020 off Seat (+7.7%) down to #3 for the month. Ford (+23.8%) and Audi (+23.7%) sign the best and only remaining gains in the Top 10 just as Opel (-19.4%), Fiat (-16.8%), Mercedes (-15.3%) and Renault (-11.6%) struggle. Further down the charts, MG (+131.3%), Tesla (+49%), Land Rover (+48%), Jeep (+23%), Kia (+13.1%), Dacia (+9.3%), Toyota (+2.8%), Mazda (+1.4%) and Volvo (+1%) stand out with year-on-year lifts.
Model-wise, the Skoda Octavia (+14.2%) reclaims the top spot it held last year both for the month and year-to-date, in a Top 5 entirely posting spectacular double-digit gains. The VW T-Cross (+138.1%) is the most impressive, followed by the VW T-Roc (+69.8%), Seat Ibiza (+60.3%) and Arona (+48.9%). The Fiat 500 lineup (-13.4%) is the only non-VW Group model in the Top 12 this month. Leader in January, the VW Polo (+56.9%) drops to #7 but still manages a hefty year-on-year uptick, as is also the case in the remainder of the Top 20 for the Skoda Kamiq (+86.1%), Dacia Sandero (+85.6%), Ford Fiesta (+80.7%) and Tesla Model 3 (+65.3%). Reversely the VW Golf (-57.3%) continues its freefall and is now #14, still below the Seat Leon (+6.9%).
Previous month: Austria January 2021: Seat hits record 11% share, VW Group monopolises Top 11 in market freefalling -38.4%
One year ago: Austria February 2020: VW Golf signs first win in a year, Mercedes, Hyundai shine in market down -10.9%
Full February 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models below.