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Austria May 2022: Hyundai i30 surprise leader, Cupra Formentor on podium, sales off -24%

The Cupra Formentor signs its first podium finish in Austria.

New car sales in Austria fall another -24% year-on-year in May to 17,107 units, leading to a year-to-date volume off -20.7% to 85,846. Volkswagen (-35.8%) and Skoda (-32.9%) fall even faster than the market but still top the brands charts as they do year-to-date. BMW (-19.1%) is down one spot on last month to #3 while Seat (-13.3%) resists best in the Top 5 and is up three ranks to #4. Audi (-23%) roughly matches the market at #5. Toyota (+52.8%) sports a fantastic year-on-year gain, one of only two in the Top 10 alongside Ford (+0.6%). Hyundai (-2.1%), Kia (-2.8%) and Mercedes (-16.3%) manage to contain their losses below the market rate. Below, Cupra (+259.4%) shoots up to #12, a new ranking record for the brand eclipsing its previous best of #13 hit just last month.

Model-wise, the Hyundai i30 (+214.5%) shoots up 19 spots on April to become the surprise leader of the month with 2.2% share, showing an extreme fragmentation of the Austrian market (even more than Switzerland and Germany this month). The Skoda Fabia (-17%) stays at the 2nd place like last month and YTD while we have a newcomer on the podium: the Cupra Formentor (+125.9%) up four spots to break its Austrian ranking record at #3. The Seat Ibiza (+16.9%) rallies back 11 ranks on April to #4 and the Toyota Yaris/Cross (+96.2%) rounds out the Top 5. The Ford Focus (+47.8%), Seat Alhambra (+368.4%), Cupra Born (#14), Audi Q5 (+95.6%), Kia Ceed (+25.3%) and Sportage (+210.8%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 20.

Previous month: Austria April 2022: VW T-Cross best-seller in market down another -26.6%

One year ago: Austria May 2021: VW Golf back to #1, Skoda Enyaq in Top 10

Full May 2022 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

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