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Austria October 2022: VW ID.4 teases Skoda Octavia for #1, market up 8.9%

The VW ID.4 is just one unit off the October pole position.

The Austrian new car market rallies back up 8.9% year-on-year in October to 16,061 units, however October 2021 was off a damning -39.2% on the year prior so we remain at historically low levels. The year-to-date tally now stands at 179,270, down -12.4% on the same period in 2021. The brands podium remains unchanged on last month and YTD with all carmakers vastly outpacing the market. Volkswagen is up 53.4% to 16.1% share vs. 14.6% so far this year, Skoda soars 49% to 10% share vs. 9% and BMW surges 36.9% to 8.5% share vs. 7.1%. Mercedes (+8.1%) is up two spots on September to #4 and almost matches the market growth whereas Hyundai (-8.8%) and Ford (+5%) fall behind. Seat (+94.4%) scores the largest gain in the Top 10 and climbs back up to #7, a ranking it also holds YTD. Toyota (+27.9%) also shines in the remainder of the Top 10 while Dacia (+23.1%) and Cupra (+200%) stand out below.

Over in the models ranking, strikingly 12 of the Top 13 models beat the market with at least double-digit gains. The Skoda Octavia (+110.3%) reclaims the top spot both for the month and year-to-date. Just one unit below is the VW ID.4 (+132.8%) up to a record 2nd place and cracks the YTD Top 20 at #19. The Tiguan (+1108.6%) and Golf (+116.7%) make it three Volkswagens in the Top 4. The Toyota Yaris/Cross (+69.2%) is up five ranks on September to #5 ahead of the Skoda Fabia (+63.3%), VW ID.3 (+60.9%) and Skoda Enyaq (+43.6%). This means there are 7 VW Group models in the October Top 8… The Dacia Duster (+76.3%) also impresses at #9 whereas the Ford Focus (-2.8%) is the only negative model in the lot. The Cupra Formentor (+94.9%), Seat Ibiza (+64.8%) and BMW 3 Series (+22.8%) complete the Top 13. 

Previous month: Austria September 2022: Tesla Model Y and Skoda Octavia take control, sales up 16.1%

One year ago: Austria October 2021: Hyundai Ioniq up to #7 in market freefalling -39.2%

Full October 2022 Top 45 all brands and Top 20 models below.

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