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Switzerland March 2011: Golf & Octavia on top, Jazz #11

April 11, 2011 2 comments

Honda Jazz

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Over the first 3 months of the year, the Swiss car market is up 11% at 72,853 registrations. The podium is unchanged: the VW Golf stays on top with 2,560 sales, but sees its market share go down from 4.1% in Full Year 2010 to 3.5% now.

On the contrary, the Skoda Octavia, at 2,018 sales, improves its share this year at 2.8% compared to 2.6% last year. The VW Polo is stable in 3rd position with 1,558 units sold (2.1%). Excellent performance of the Renault Clio, up 9 spots in 4th place with 1,268 sales (1.7%).

The VW Touran (#6), VW Passat (#8), Honda Jazz (#11) and Ford Kuga (#13) also improve a lot. Notice the Audi A1 at #25, the Nissan Juke at #28 and the Porsche Cayenne up 23 spots at #100!

Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland 2010: VW Golf on top, BMW X1 shine

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

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At 294,239 registrations, the Swiss car market is up 11% this year. Not surprisingly, the VW Golf is the best selling car in the country again, with 4.1% of the market. The only other two models above 2% share are the Skoda Octavia (2.6%) and VW Polo (2.1%), Switzerland keeping its title of most fragmented car market in the world.

The Opel Astra (up 24 spots and 77% at #4) and Renault Megane (up 10 spots and 33% at #7) deliver great performances this year, while the BMW X1 jumps to 15th (it was 21st at mid-year), better than anywhere else in the world, the Opel Meriva is up 89% at #31 and the Dacia Sandero up 152% at #32.

Full Year 2010 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland 6 months 2010: Golf and Octavia clear leaders

November 18, 2010 Leave a comment

The Swiss car market is handling well in 2010 with +7% over the 1st half of the year and 143,046 registrations.

Not surprisingly, the VW Golf is by far the best-selling model in the country, but its market share (4.2%) is much weaker than in Germany (8.2%) and Austria (5.2%). And contrary to those two countries, the Skoda Octavia grabs the second spot at 2.6%, ahead of the VW Polo at 1.9%. The Swiss market is indeed the most fragmented in Europe (and perhaps the world) with only two models above 2% market share.

Other strong performers are the new gen Opel Astra (6th), Seat Ibiza (10th), Renault Megane (11th), BMW X1 (21st), Dacia Sandero (26th but 16th in Quarter 2) and the Mercedes E Class (12th in Q2).

Full Top 50 ranking table below.

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Switzerland 2009: Golf and Octavia up, Tiguan #11

January 12, 2010 Leave a comment

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The Swiss car market is down 8% at 266,018 registrations, however the Top 2 best sellers see their sales grow thanks to their new generations both on sale this year. The VW Golf is up 13% with 9,726 sales and 3.7% market share. It is followed like last year by the Skoda Octavia, up 7% at 7,704 sales and 2.9%.

The Audi A4 is down 10% but climbs onto the podium, as the BMW Series 3 falls from it in 4th with sales down 14%. Audi places two models in the Top 5 with the Audi A3 up two spots at #5 with 4,396 sales (-12%). The Ford Fiesta (#8) and VW Tiguan (#11) are both up 1% and increase their market share significantly.

Notice the Renault Megane up 24 spots and 53% at #17, and the Opel Insignia directly at #21 (2,956 units) for its first full year of sales.

Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland 2008: Octavia closes in on Golf

January 21, 2009 Leave a comment

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The main event in 2008 in the Swiss car market is the constant progression of the Skoda Octavia which is starting to threaten the multi-decade-long leadership of the VW Golf… Over 12 months the Golf drops to 3% of the market at 8,627 sales whereas the Octavia goes up to 2.5% share at 7,213 sales.

The BMW 3 Series drops to 3rd place, whereas the Audi A4 stays 4th, both models grabbing a 2.2% market share. The Peugeot 207, 5th at 1.9%, exchange spots with the VW Touran, #6 at 1.8%, whereas the Fiat 500 delivers a remarkable entry into the Top 10 in 8th place with 4,849 sales and 1.7%.

Other great performances include the BMW 1 Series up 11 spots at #15 and the Mercedes C Class up 18 spots at #17.

Full Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland 2007: Golf, 3 Series and Octavia on podium

January 21, 2008 Leave a comment

The Swiss car market is up 6% in 2007 at 284,674 registrations, and the best-seller title goes once again to the VW Golf, however losing a little bit of ground at -2% and 8,997 sales and 3.2% share. At #2, the BMW 3 Series goes from strength to strength and improves vastly on an already impressive 2006 figure: it is up 19% at 7,414 sales and 2.6%.

The Skoda Octavia climbs onto the podium for the first time in Switzerland, up 12% at 6,156 sales (2.2%). It is followed by the Audi A4 (2.1%) and the VW Touran (2%) again very solid in 5th. For its first full year of sales, the Peugeot 207 breaks into the Top 10 at #6 with 5,496 sales and the Opel Corsa new generation gains 9 spots at #8.

Full Year 2007 Top 50 Ranking Table below.

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Switzerland 2006: Golf leads, BMW 3 Series up to #2

January 21, 2007 Leave a comment

The VW Golf is once again the best selling car in Switzerland in 2006, but this time the #2 is the BMW 3 Series, boosted by the new generation going on sale this year. This is the best performance ever for a BMW model in Switzerland.

The Audi A4 comes in #3 for the 3rd consecutive year, and the new gen VW Passat gains 65% and 9 spots at #4. It is followed by the Skoda Octavia (-1 spot) and the Opel Astra (-4 spots).

Full Year 2006 Top 45 Ranking Table below.

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