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Austria 2009: VW Golf and Polo on top, Seat Ibiza #3

Seat Ibiza

Austrian car sales jump 9% in 2009 at a very healthy 319,403 registrations. Not surprisingly, the new VW Golf VI takes the relay of the Golf V and finishes the year a distant 1st with 12,763 sales and 4% share. It lead the monthly rankings 9 times out of 12. Up 18%, the VW Polo is #2 overall at 8,900 sales and 2.8% and was #1 in October (1.081 sales).

At an amazing 3rd place, the Seat Ibiza delivers the best performance of the year, up from 8th in 2008 with 8,018 sales (+56%) and 2.5% of the Austrian market. It was even #1 in June with 1,402 sales, the 2nd highest monthly volume achieved by a non-VW model in the last 10 years.

In 4th, the Skoda Octavia is up an excellent 33% at 7,307 sales and 2.3% share, and took the lead for the very first time in this country in February. It is followed by its little sister the Skoda Fabia, #5 at 7,217 sales. Notice the Ford Fiesta (+55%), Audi A3 (+29%) and VW Golf Plus (+66%) all breaking into the yearly Top 10.

Full Top 20 Ranking Table below.

Austria Full Year 2009:

Pos Model 2009 % 09/08 2008 % Pos
1 VW Golf VI 12,763 4.0% 615% 1,786 0.6%
2 VW Polo 8,900 2.8% 18% 7,570 2.6% 4
3 Seat Ibiza 8,018 2.5% 56% 5,145 1.8% 8
4 Skoda Octavia 7,307 2.3% 33% 5,498 1.9% 7
5 Skoda Fabia 7,213 2.3% -11% 8,106 2.8% 2
6 Audi A4 6,933 2.2% -14% 8,082 2.8% 3
7 Opel Corsa 6,293 2.0% 32% 4,779 1.6% 9
8 Ford Fiesta 5,614 1.8% 55% 3,615 1.2% 22
9 Audi A3 5,376 1.7% 29% 4,178 1.4% 15
10 VW Golf Plus 5,159 1.6% 66% 3,116 1.1% 28
11 Opel Astra 5,076 1.6% 13% 4,477 1.5% 11
12 VW Tiguan 5,035 1.6% 21% 4,154 1.4% 17
13 Peugeot 207 4,562 1.4% -22% 5,873 2.0% 5
14 Kia Cee’d 4,349 1.4% 4% 4,172 1.4% 16
15 Fiat Punto 4,322 1.4% -2% 4,431 1.5% 13
16 VW Passat 4,303 1.3% -27% 5,870 2.0% 6
17 Ford Focus 4,278 1.3% -9% 4,707 1.6% 10
18 BMW 3-Series 4,189 1.3% 3% 4,056 1.4% 20
19 Fiat 500 4,042 1.3% 46% 2,777 0.9% 32
20 Hyundai i30 4,026 1.3% 110% 1,919 0.7%

Source: www.auto.at

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