The Ford Kuga is up to third place in Switzerland in May.
New car sales in Switzerland decline by -7.7% year-on-year in May to 18,450 units. The year-to-date volume is now off -10.4% to 88,323. Volkswagen (-21.1%) reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date despite losing more ground than the market this month. BMW (-2.7%) is knocked down to 2nd place above Audi (-5.2%) and Mercedes (-14.6%) swapping places vs. April. Peugeot (+38.3%), Toyota (+28.9%), Hyundai (+22%) and Ford (+15.3%) all swim upstream with splendid year-on-year lifts. In contrast Seat (-36.3%) and Skoda (-28.6%) are in trouble. Below, Cupra (+291.6%) is up to #14 and Polestar (+75%), Tesla (+74%), Lexus (+29%), Kia (+27.4%), Land Rover (+24.2%), Mitsubishi (+23.9%), DS (+18.6%) and Honda (+13%) stand out in the remainder of the Top 35 brands.
Model-wise, the Audi Q3 (-3.9%) and BMW X3 (+44.3%) hold onto the top two spots like in April and now rank #2 and #3 respectively year-to-date. The YTD leader, the Skoda Octavia (-47%) rallies back up four spots on last month to #4. The Ford Kuga (+123.1%) is up 37 ranks to #3 while the VW Golf (-21.6%) is up 24 to #5, its second time at this level this year after February. The Seat Ateca (+45.2%), Mercedes GLC (+27.8%) and BMW X1 (+2.8%) manage the additional year-on-year upticks in the remainder of the Top 10 just as the Skoda Karoq (-22.2%) sinks and the Toyota Yaris (-5.5%) keeps its loss below the market rate. The Tesla Model Y is the best-selling recent launch at #12, distancing the Toyota Yaris Cross (#21), Cupra Born (#25), Audi Q4 (#40) and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (#49).
Full May 2022 Top 55 All-brands and Top 320 All-models below.