The Skoda Enyaq breaks into the Austrian Top 10 in May.
The Austrian new car market is up a measured 11.3% year-on-year in May to 22.503 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 25.8% to 108.321. However note May 2021 volumes remain well below pre-pandemic and are down -26.4% on May 2019 (30.574) and -24.4% year-to-date (143.380). The Top 4 best-selling carmakers in Austria all gain markedly more ground than the market, indicating a clear consolidation towards trusted brands. Volkswagen (+35.4%) easily leads the pack with 16% share, followed like last month and YTD by Skoda (+29.3%). BMW (+18.1%) is up 3 spots on April to #3 and Audi (+78.5%) is up one to #4. The next four brands actually regress, with Ford (-7.5%) hit the hardest and Seat (-4.9%), Renault (-2.8%) and Mercedes (-1.2%) also down. Hyundai (+8.6%) is up four spots on last month to #9 but can’t match the market as opposed to Peugeot (+15.4%) up two to #10. MG (+966.7%), Jaguar (+190.6%), Tesla (+54.5%), Honda (+46.7%) and Mazda (+26.9%) impress further down.
Model-wise, the VW Golf (+58%) is the best-selling vehicle in the country for the first time since last November, advancing to #4 year-to-date as a result. As a reminder, the VW Golf ranked #2 over the Full Year 2020. The Fiat 500 lineup (+35.9%) is up two spots on April to #2 ahead of the Skoda Octavia (+14.6%) down one to #3 but still atop the YTD charts. The Hyundai Tucson (+147.1%) is lifted by the new generation to a fantastic 4th place overall, breaking into the YTD Top 20 as a result at #19. Leader a year ago, the Skoda Fabia (-20.4%) is down to #5 this month. There are two recent launches in the Top 10: the VW ID.3 edges up two spots to #7 and the Skoda Enyaq is up three to break into the Top 10 for the first time at #8. The VW ID.4 also points its bonnet at #20, albeit down 6 spots on last month.
Full May 2021 Top 52 All-brands and Top 20 models below.