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Austria April 2018: VW monopolises Top 5, T-Roc snaps world-first Top 5

Austria is the first country in the world where the VW T-Roc ranks inside the Top 5.

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The Austrian new car market is up 5.4% year-on-year in April to 31.821 registrations, lifting the YTD volume up 3% to 122.295 units. Brand leaders Volkswagen (+6%) and Skoda (+4%) roughly follow the market but it’s Seat that scores the most impressive gain in the Top 10 at +66% to 6.8% share in third place, making the podium 100% VW Group for the second month running and also YTD. Mazda (+65%) also stuns at #9 whereas Renault (-18%) and BMW (-11%) struggle. Further down, notice also Jeep (+72%), Subaru (+70%), Lexus (+51%), Toyota (+49%), Ssangyong (+42%), DS (+39%), Porsche (+35%), Mitsubishi (+32%), Lada (+27%) and Dacia (+17%) while Lamborghini shoots up 450% and Ferrari lurches 57% to 11 sales each.

Historical event in the Austrian models ranking: Volkswagen manages to place 5 nameplates in the Top 5: the Golf (-23%) is in the lead above the Bus aka Transporter (+70%) as it catches up on a diesel sales ban at the start of the year like in Germany and Switzerland, the Tiguan (-16%), Polo (-21%) and T-Roc breaking into any country’s Top 5 for the very first time. This is the second time Volkswagen manages such a feat in Austria – and any country in the world – after monopolising the Top 6 back in December 2012. Previous notable performances include 5 VW nameplates in the Top 6 in February 2016 and 6 VW nameplates in the Top 10 in December 2013.

The VW Group also manages an Austrian first: monopolising the Top 9 with the Skoda Octavia (-18%), Fabia (-6%), Seat Ibiza (+34%) and Leon (+64%) in tow. According to BSCB records this is the first time the VW Group has the 9 best-selling nameplates in any month and any market in the world. Only the Ford Focus (+70%) manages to snap a Top 10 placing this month. The Seat Ateca (+45%), Mazda2 (+159%), CX-5 (+138%) and Dacia Duster (+65%) also shine while the Skoda Karoq (#13), Seat Arona (#16), Opel Crossland X (#24), Jeep Compass (#48), Kia Stonic (#54) and Opel Grandland X (#55) top recent launches (<12 months).

Previous month: Austria March 2018: VW T-Roc at world-best #6 for third time in a row

One year ago: Austria April 2017: VW Polo and Renault Megane shine in market down 2.9%

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Austria March 2018: VW T-Roc at world-best #6 for third time in a row

Austria remains the only country in the world where the VW T-Roc is in the Top 10. Picture thecarguys.ro

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New car sales in Austria are down 3.9% year-on-year in March to 35.407 units, but the Q1 volume remains in positive at  90.474 registrations, up 2.2% on the same period in 2017. Volkswagen goes agains the grain with a 7% year-on-year gain to 17.5% share, 2.5 times the level of the #2 Skoda up 6% to 6.9%. Seat surges 22% to step up one spot on February to #3, wth Ford and Opel in tow, both down 6%. The rest of the Top 10 is in decline, with Mercedes (-24%), Audi (-22%) and BMW (-16%) hit the hardest. Further down, Ssangyong (+100%), Suzuki (+28%), Honda (+23%), Dacia (+21%), Jaguar (+20%), Peugeot (+17%) DS (+11%) and Porsche (+11%) all impress with double-digit gains.

Model-wise, the VW Golf remains in the lead despite a 10% year-on-year drop, followed this month like YTD by the VW Polo (+26%) with the VW Tiguan (-8%) making the podium 100% Volkswagen. The Skoda Octavia (+32%) and Fabia (-9%) follow while the VW T-Roc remains at a world-best 6th place for the third consecutive month, making the Top Six 100% VW Group. The Seat Ateca is up 19% to #11, the Seat Arona up one spot on February to #13 and the Fiat 500 up 24% to #15.

Previous month: Austria February 2018: VW T-Roc repeats at world-best 6th place

Previous year: Austria Full Year 2017: VW Golf unbeatable, Toyota up 43%

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Austria February 2018: VW T-Roc repeats at world-best 6th place

Austria is the VW T-Roc’s best performing market in the world so far.

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The Austrian new car market gains 4.7% year-on-year in February to 26.499 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 6.6% to 55.067 units. Volkswagen continues to reign over the brands ranking with sales up 4% to 16.9% share this month and up 3% to 17.6% year-to-date. Skoda (+16%) cements its 2nd place at a very strong 9.3% share in February while Opel (-3%) overtakes Seat (+41%) for third place. Audi (+28%) and Renault (+23%) sign the other two double-digit gains in the Top 10 while Mercedes (-24%) and BMW (-10%) are in difficulty. Further down, Porsche (+60%), Alfa Romeo (+43%), Mitsubishi (+43%), Jaguar (+35%), Honda (+29%), Suzuki (+28%), Jeep (+27%), Land Rover (+20%) and Mazda (+18%) shine while Ssangyong (+450%) and DS (+67%) perform best among smaller brands. Tesla (-43%), Hyundai (-36%) and Nissan (-28%) aren’t as lucky.

First Austrian Top 10 for the Opel Crossland X. 

Over in the models ranking, if in January the VAG Group monopolised the Top 8, this month it has to do with “just” the Top 6. The VW Golf remains in the lead despite dropping 24% on February 2017, followed by the Skoda Octavia (+19%), VW Tiguan (+13%), Skoda Fabia (+8%) and VW Polo (+4%). The VW T-Roc repeats at a world-best 6th place with 1.9% share, Austria being the only market in the world where the new SUV has managed to crack the monthly Top 10 so far. The Opel Crossland X leaps up 9 spots to post its very first Austrian Top 10, with the Ford Fiesta (+51%), VW Touran (+42%) and Seat Leon (+32%) rounding up the Top 10 with market-beating performances. Below, the Seat Arona (#14) and Skoda Karoq (#15) both gain 8 spots on January to lodge new ranking records.

Previous month: Austria January 2018: VW T-Roc up to world-record #6

One year ago: Austria February 2017: VW Golf leads, Skoda Fabia and Fiat Tipo shine

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Austria January 2018: VW T-Roc up to world-record #6

The VW T-Roc is up to #6 in Austria, its highest ranking anywhere in the world so far. 

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New car sales in Austria are up by a robust 8.4% year-on-year in January to 28.568 registrations. Brand leader Volkswagen trails the market at +2% to 18.2% but both Skoda (+21%) and Seat (+32%) frankly outpace in on the podium. Mercedes (+22%) and BMW (+11%) are the only two other Top 10 carmakers to post double-digit gains whereas Hyundai freefalls 17% to #10 vs. #3 in December. Further down, there are a lot of manufacturers posting spectacular gains. Among them Subaru (+114%), Ssangyong (+75%), Mitsubishi (+70%), Toyota (+52%), Jaguar (+49%), Suzuki (+47%), Mazda (+43%), Mini (+40%), Alfa Romeo (+39%), Volvo (+33%), Jeep (+29%) and Porsche (+25%). In the models ranking, Volkswagen monopolises the podium with the Golf (-17%), Polo (+37%) and Tiguan (-29%), with the VAG Group placing an incredible 8 models in the Top 8 and 9 nameplates in the Top 10: the Skoda Octavia (#4), Fabia (#5), the VW T-Roc shooting up 53 spots on December to a world-record 6th place, the Seat Leon (#7), Alhambra (#8) and finally Ibiza (#10). The only non-VAG nameplate in the Top 10 is the Renault Clio (#9). Notice also the Opel Crossland X up 23 ranks on last month to #15, the BMW X3 up 283% to #19, the Renault Scenic up 150% to #20, the Seat Arona up 83 spots on December to #22 and the Skoda Karoq up 48 to #23.

Previous post: Austria Full Year 2017: VW Golf unbeatable, Toyota up 43%

One year ago: Austria January 2017: Seat Ateca breaks into Top 10

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Austria Full Year 2017: VW Golf unbeatable, Toyota up 43%

The VW Golf has topped the Austrian sales charts every month since November 2012. 

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It’s a solid year of sales for the new car market in Austria, up 7.2% to 353.320 units in 2017. Volkswagen remains by far the most popular carmaker in the country but sees its share thaw from 17.2% to 16.6% due to a modest 4% year-on-year gain. Skoda on the other hand leaps up 19% and one spot to land in second place, knocking Opel (-6%) down to #3. Ford (+8%), Renault (+5%) and Hyundai (+18%) all climb up the ladder to round up the Top 6, while among the premium German only Mercedes (+12%) posts a positive result at #8, with BMW (-2%) and Audi (-13%) both going downwards. Seat (+14%) is up one spot to #9. Outside the Top 10, notice Lamborghini (+106%), Lada (+73%), Toyota (+43%), Lexus (+38%), Alfa Romeo (+32%), Suzuki (+30%), Tesla (+26%), Ssangyong (+25%), Peugeot (+17%), Bentley (+16%) and Dacia (+16%) all frankly beating the market.

Over in the models ranking, the VW Golf signs a 41st consecutive year in pole position with sales up 7% resulting in an unchanged market share at 4.8%. Note the Golf has now topped the Austrian monthly charts for 62 consecutive months, with the last time it was not #1 being in October 2012 (VW Tiguan). This is also the Golf’s first year-on-year gain in Austria since 2014. The Top 5 best-sellers are unchanged on 2016: the Skoda Octavia (+10%) takes second spot ahead of the VW Tiguan (+9%), Polo (+8%) and Skoda Fabia (+17%) all with either stable or improving shares. Just below, the VW Bus (+16%), Hyundai i20 (+22%) and Seat Ibiza (-1%) all overtake the Opel Astra (-14%) while the Fiat 500 (+4%) gains five spot to round up the Top 10. The Ford Kuga (+107%), Fiat Tipo (+119%), Hyundai i30 (+77%), Seat Ateca (+155%), BMW 5 Series (+108%), Mercedes GLC (+46%) and Citroen C3 (+55%) also impress in the Top 50. The Skoda Kodiaq (#63) and Opel Crossland X (#79) are the only all-new launches making it into the Austrian Top 100 in 2017.

Previous month: Austria November 2017: VW Golf and Renault Megane shine

Previous year: Austria Full Year 2016: VW Golf celebrates 40 consecutive years at #1

Two years ago: Austria Full Year 2015: Volkswagen and Opel on top, Passat and Astra up

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Austria November 2017: VW Golf & Renault Megane shine

Renault Megane sales are up 120% year-on-year in Austria in November.

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New car sales in Austria are up by a robust 12.5% year-on-year in November to 29.547 units, lifting the year-to-date volume up 7.8% to 327.669 deliveries. The Top 4 best-selling brands all beat the market: Volkswagen is up 18% to 17.3% share, Skoda surges 53% to 7.3%, Renault is up 27% to 6.3% and Ford up 23% to 6.1%. In the Top 10, Hyundai (+30%), Seat (+19%) and Audi (+15%) also shine while beyond, Subaru (+113%). Peugeot (+63%), Jeep (+40%), Tesla (+40%), Toyota (+39%) and Mitsubishi (+21%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Top 6 best-sellers outpace the market, led by the VW Golf (+67%), Tiguan (+30%) and Skoda Octavia (+33%) and followed by the Skoda Fabia (+52%), Audi A4 (+27%) and Renault Megane (+120%). The Renault Captur (+68%), VW Touran (+90%), Seat Alhambra (+75%), Ford Focus (+73%), Hyundai i30 (+143%), Ford Kuga (+129%) and Peugeot 5008 (+967%, outselling the 3008 almost 3-to-1) also shine. The Opel Crossland X (#38) leads newcomers ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#57), Karoq (63), Jeep Compass (#66), Suzuki Ignis (#74) and Hyundai Kona (#88). Produced locally, the Jaguar E-Pace makes its very first appearance in any sales charts of any country in the world with one lonely unit sold this month.

Previous month: Austria October 2017: VW Polo back up 55% to #2 thanks to new gen

One year ago: Austria November 2016: Mercedes up 52%, VW places 6 in Top 8

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Austria October 2017: VW Polo back up 55% to #2 thanks to new gen

VW Polo sales are up 55% year-on-year in Austria.

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New car sales in Austria are up 7.5% year-on-year in October to 28.244 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 7.1% to 298.122 units. Market leader Volkswagen underperforms at -1% to 15.7% share vs. 16.5% year-to-date, but the next four best-sellers all beat the market: Skoda (+8%), Renault (+16%), Ford (+27%) and most impressively Mercedes (+34%). In the Top 10, Seat (+23%) also shines but Audi (-12%), BMW (-18%) and Hyundai (-20%) struggle. Further down, notice Citroen (+24%), Honda (+27%), Kia (+27%), Peugeot (+32%), Mini (+43%), Jeep (+45%), Suzuki (+71%), Lada (+73%), Bentley (+75%) and Toyota (+75%) all posting spectacular gains.

The Renault Scenic is up 5-fold on October 2016 thanks to the new generation.

Model-wise, below the VW Golf up a robust 20% to 4.4% share, the VW Polo rallies back up 86 spots on September to #2 with deliveries up 52% year-on-year thanks to the new model. The Skoda Octavia rounds up the podium and does even better at +62%. Reversely the Skoda Fabia (-27%) and VW Tiguan (-44%) are in great difficulty. The Renault Clio (+46%), Seat Alhambra (+55%), Renault Scenic (+403%) and Ford Focus (+50%) also shine while the Opel Crossland X (#37) dominates recent launches above the Skoda Kodiaq (#59), Opel Grandland X (#72, up 114 spots on September), Suzuki Ignis (#74) and Jeep Compass (#80). We welcome the Citroen C3 Aircross (#91), Skoda Karoq (#95) and Hyundai Kona (#97) all landing straight inside the Austrian Top 100.

Previous month: Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

One year ago: Austria October 2016: Skoda and Hyundai shine in market up 4%

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Austria September 2017: Hyundai shoots up to #2 below Volkswagen

The ix20 (+82%) helps Hyundai up to 2nd place overall in Austria this month.

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The Austrian new car market is down 1% year-on-year in September to 29.528 registrations, yet the year-to-date tally remains frankly in positive at +7% to 269.878 units. Brand leader Volkswagen suffers with a harsh 18% decline to 14.6% share, two percentage points below its YTD level of 16.6%. Below, Hyundai is up 8 spots on August and 14% year-on-year to land at a brilliant 2nd place, now ranking 5th year-to-date, and Skoda is down to #3 but up 18%. Fiat (+10%) and Seat (+23%) are the only other Top 10 carmakers posting a double-digit gain, while BMW (-21%) and Audi (-26%) struggle. Further down, Jeep (+20%), Alfa Romeo (+23%), Land Rover (+23%), Honda (+26%), Toyota (+27%), Suzuki (+35%), Smart (+41%), Subaru (+43%), Ssangyong (+57%) and Lada (+60%) impress.

Model-wise, the VW Golf still leads by far but drops 6% to 5.1% share, distancing the Skoda Octavia (+51%), VW Tiguan (-26%) and the Hyundai ix20 up 82% year-on-year and 83 spots on August to a fantastic 4th place – it ranks #51 year-to-date. The VW Bus (+18%), Fiat 500 (+29%), Renault Clio (+30%) and Seat Ibiza (+37%) also shine inside the Top 10. Beyond, notice the Renault Captur up 47%, the Hyundai i30 up 95%, the BMW 5 Series up 146% and the Opel Insignia up 124%. The Opel Crossland X (#37) tops recent launches (<12 months) ahead of the Skoda Kodiaq (#40), Audi Q2 (#64) and Suzuki Ignis (#65). In September we welcome no less than five all-new nameplates in the Austrian sales charts: the Kia Stonic (#100), Opel Grandland X (#184), Kia Stinger (#231), the very promising VW T-Roc (#241) and the Seat Arona (#277).

Previous month: Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

One year ago: Austria September 2016: Top 5 is 100% Volkswagen Group

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Austria August 2017: Ford Kuga, Seat Ateca and Skoda Kodiaq impress

The Seat Ateca hits a world-best 8th place in Austria in August. 

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New car sales in Austria are up a solid 10% year-on-year in August to 26.058 units, lifting the year-to-date tally up 8.1% to 240.350. Volkswagen trails the market growth with a slim 5% year-on-year improvement to 15.3% share vs. 16.9% so far this year. In 2nd place, Skoda soars 46% – no less than the largest gain in the Top 20 – to reach 7.7% share, ahead of Opel (+1%), Ford and Mercedes (both at +17%). BMW (-3%), Audi (-13%) and Hyundai (-16%) are the only manufacturers to lose ground in the Top 10. Beyond, notice Toyota (+44%), Dacia (+26%), Suzuki (+35%), Jeep (+48%), Alfa Romeo (+68%), Smart (+152%) and Lexus (+423%) all posting spectacular gains. In the models ranking, the VW Golf reigns supreme, almost doubling the market growth at +32%. It distances the Skoda Octavia (+61%), VW Tiguan (-15%) and Skoda Fabia (-5%) while the Ford Kuga is up three-fold to land in 5th place with 2% share. It ranks #16 year-to-date. The Seat Ateca also impresses at +216% to #8, its best-ever ranking in Austria (and the world) and 2nd stint in the Austrian Top 10 after last January. Other great performers include the Renault Scenic up 82% to #9, the BMW 5 Series up 223% to #16, the Toyota Yaris up 161% to #17 and the Skoda Kodiaq up 30 spots on July to a best-ever #21.

Previous month: Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

One year ago: Austria August 2016: VW Tiguan (+45%) catches up on Golf (-39%)

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Austria July 2017: Opel Crossland X in Top 20, market up 3.2%

The Opel Crossland X breaks into the Austrian Top 20 this month.

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New car sales in Austria are up 3.2% year-on-year in July to 27.731 registrations, meaning the year-to-date tally is now up 7.9% to 214.292 units. Market leader Volkswagen drops 9% to 15.1% share, almost two percentage points below its YTD level of 17%. Ford (-3%) is up three spots on June to 2nd place, distancing Skoda (+3%) and Opel (-5%) while BMW (+6%), Audi (+5%) and Mercedes (+8%) all fit within 13 units! Renault (+21%) and Hyundai (+11%) are the most dynamic in the Top 10. Beyond, Peugeot (+53%), Toyota (+59%), Suzuki (+47%) and Tesla (+41%) are among the largest year-on-year gainers. Model-wise, the VW Golf (-3%) remains by far in the lead with 3.8% share while the Skoda Octavia soars 33% to #2 at 2.5%. The VW Tiguan is down 15% but gains one spot on June to #3 and the Hyundai i20 post the largest year-on-year gain in the Top 20 at +86% to 4th place overall. The Volkswagen Group places eight nameplates in the Top 9, adding the VW Bus, Polo, Seat Ibiza, Skoda Fabia and Seat Leon. The VW Caddy (+51%), Ford Kuga (+71%) and BMW 5 Series (+119%) also make themselves noticed but the best performance this month is delivered by the Opel Crossland X up 97 spots on June to break into the Top 20 at #16, making Austria the first country to welcome this newcomer inside its own Top 20.

Previous month: Austria June 2017: Discounted VW Polo surges 82% to #2

One year ago: Austria July 2016: Top 6 models from VW Group, Ford up 12%

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