Switzerland October. Sales up 5.6%. Opel and Ford shining

Switzerland Auto Market Mercedes-Benz-GLC63_S_AMG-2018

Switzerland Auto Market recovered 5.6% after the September fall confirming a really flat trend year on year. Volkswagen confirmed the leadership ahead of Mercedes and BMW. At model-wise, the best-selling model is the Skoda Octavia followed by three Volkswagen.

Switzerland economy upswing is firmly underway following a dismal H1. Economic sentiment has been upbeat for most of the year, and September’s KOF economic barometer reading reversed some of August’s slide on strong manufacturing gains. Moreover, the PMI rocketed to a fresh six-year high in September on well-filled order books. For its part, the manufacturing sector has been benefiting this year from higher external demand and favorable franc-euro dynamics, which, if sustained, are expected to spur business investment in the near term. Brushing off lukewarm consumption growth in H1, consumers grew notably more optimistic in Q3 on a tighter labor market.

Switzerland vehicles market in the last five years has been really stable with car passenger’s volume between the 300.000 and 330.000 units. The current outlook unchanged with sales projected at 319.000 units this year and few less in the 2018.

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 e 2018 e
Car 329.149 307.810 301.842 323.783 317.310 319.382 313.635
LCV 30.931 29.081 30.108 31.018 30.014 34.558 33.763
Total 360.080 336.891 331.950 354.801 347.324 353.940 347.397

  2012 Var 2013 Var 2014 Var 2015 Var 2016 Var 2017 Var e. 2018 var e
Car 3,1% -6,5% -1,9% 7,3% -2,0% 0,7% -1,8%
LCV 7,3% -6,0% 3,5% 3,0% -3,2% 15,1% -2,3%
Total 3,5% -6,4% -1,5% 6,9% -2,1% 1,9% -1,8%

Indeed according to data released by the Auto Suisse, the Association of local Automotive Importers, the car passenger’s sales have been stable across the entire 2017, with Q1 up 0.9%, Q2 up 0.6% and Q3 down 1.3%. In October sales have been 24.728 (+5.6%) with year to date figures at 256.251, up 0.3%.

The market is a feud of German makers. Indeed, Volkswagen is the leader with year to date sales at 28.876, down 10.3% and with market share at 11.3%.

Mercedes was second with 21.835 units (+11.0%) ahead of BMW with 19.640 (-2.0%), Skoda with 16.588 units (-3.7%), Audi with 15.929 (+5.6%), Opel with 11.732 (+8.8%), Renault with 11.387 (+0.6%) and Ford with 11.215 (+5.3%).

At model wise, the best-selling is the Skoda Octavia with 8.064 sales (-16.2%) ahead of the Volkswagen Golf with 7.662 (-14.0%) and the Volkswagen Tiguan with 5.189 (+27.2%).

You could have access here to the Switzerland Best Selling Cars and to the Full Year 2016 reports.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank 2017 Rank Oct Brand Sales 2017 Sales Oct Variation 2017 Variation Oct Share 2017 Share Oct
1 1 Volkswagen 28.876 2.779 -10,3% -11,2% 11,3% 11,2%
2 2 Mercedes 21.835 1.819 11,0% 2,7% 8,5% 7,4%
3 4 BMW 19.640 1.705 -2,0% 0,8% 7,7% 6,9%
4 5 Skoda 16.588 1.558 -3,7% -5,9% 6,5% 6,3%
5 3 Audi 15.929 1.766 5,6% 13,0% 6,2% 7,1%
6 6 Opel 11.732 1.335 8,8% 57,1% 4,6% 5,4%
7 9 Renault 11.387 908 0,6% 10,3% 4,4% 3,7%
8 7 Ford 11.215 1.111 5,3% 33,1% 4,4% 4,5%
9 8 Seat 9.796 1.003 22,7% 19,5% 3,8% 4,1%
10 11 Toyota 8.961 878 5,6% 13,0% 3,5% 3,6%
11 10 Fiat 8.788 905 24,1% 13,4% 3,4% 3,7%
12 13 Peugeot 8.596 771 0,4% 1,8% 3,4% 3,1%
13 15 Dacia 6.976 606 15,6% 39,6% 2,7% 2,5%
14 12 Suzuki 6.945 802 13,1% 12,8% 2,7% 3,2%
15 14 Hyundai 6.910 682 -9,1% -6,8% 2,7% 2,8%
16 16 Mazda 6.532 585 -20,1% -8,5% 2,5% 2,4%
17 17 Citroen 5.875 583 -19,9% -19,9% 2,3% 2,4%
18 18 Volvo 5.744 571 2,0% -11,5% 2,2% 2,3%
19 19 Nissan 5.435 494 4,9% 29,3% 2,1% 2,0%
20 20 Mini 4.664 487 7,5% 10,4% 1,8% 2,0%
21 23 Subaru 3.932 365 -14,9% 25,0% 1,5% 1,5%
22 27 Porsche 3.312 228 -7,7% -18,6% 1,3% 0,9%
23 21 Honda 3.303 406 -18,0% 18,7% 1,3% 1,6%
24 22 Kia 3.034 386 -29,8% -10,6% 1,2% 1,6%
25 25 Land Rover 2.912 299 -7,4% -6,9% 1,1% 1,2%
26 24 Jeep 2.735 345 5,4% 30,7% 1,1% 1,4%
27 26 Alfa Romeo 2.717 250 147,9% 73,6% 1,1% 1,0%
28 28 Mitsubishi 2.522 226 -22,1% -18,4% 1,0% 0,9%
29 29 Smart 1.965 189 -19,3% -15,2% 0,8% 0,8%
30 30 Tesla 1.681 155 23,1% 86,7% 0,7% 0,6%
31 31 Jaguar 1.109 129 -18,0% -12,8% 0,4% 0,5%
32 32 Maserati 789 73 29,3% -22,3% 0,3% 0,3%
33 33 SsangYong 665 59 -20,1% -35,9% 0,3% 0,2%
34 34 DS 614 57
35 35 Lexus 476 48
36 37 Ferrari 326 23
37 38 Chevrolet 316 17
38 41 Infiniti 253 14
39 42 Bentley 227 13
40 40 Aston Martin 184 15
41 36 Cadillac 178 25
42 39 Dodge 167 16
43 45 Lotus 92 6
44 43 McLaren 91 12
45 44 Lamborghini 83 8
46 46 Rolls-Royce 55 4
47 48 Alpina 31 2
48 47 Caterham 24 3
49 49 Lada 10 1
50 48 Chrysler 9 2
51 50 Morgan 7
52 Lancia 5
53 Bugatti 2
54 Stimbo 1

Rank 2017 Rank Oct Group Sales 2017 Sales Oct Variation 2017 Variation Oct Share 2017 Share Oct
1 1 Volkswagen Group 74.813 7.355 -2,0% -1,8% 29,2% 29,7%
2 2 P.S.A. 26.817 2.746 0,5% 17,6% 10,5% 11,1%
3 3 Renault Nissan Alliance 26.583 2.249 1,0% 14,8% 10,4% 9,1%
4 4 BMW 24.390 2.198 -0,3% 2,8% 9,5% 8,9%
5 5 Mercedes Benz 23.800 2.008 7,6% 0,7% 9,3% 8,1%
6 6 F.C.A. 15.536 1.614 30,4% 19,9% 6,1% 6,5%
7 7 Ford M.C. 11.215 1.111 5,3% 33,1% 4,4% 4,5%
8 8 Hyundai-Kia 9.944 1.068 -16,6% -8,2% 3,9% 4,3%
9 9 Toyota M.C. 9.437 926 2,4% 12,0% 3,7% 3,7%
10 10 Suzuki 6.945 802 13,1% 12,8% 2,7% 3,2%

Rank 2017 Rank Oct Model Sales 2017 Sales Oct Var 2017 Var Oct
1 2 Skoda Octavia 8.064 723 -16,2% -23,9%
2 1 Volkswagen Golf 7.662 739 -14,0% -4,8%
3 3 Volkswagen Tiguan 5.189 631 27,2% -15,8%
4 6 Volkswagen Polo 4.497 333 -4,3% -34,8%
5 19 Mercedes C Class 3.947 259 5,1% -22,5%
6 5 Fiat 500 3.655 362 27,5% 19,1%
7 8 Mercedes GLC 3.592 323 50,6% 29,7%
8 13 BMW 2 Series 3.326 293 -2,8% -4,9%
9 12 Opel Mokka 3.307 301 35,0% 20,9%
10 9 BMW X1 3.260 322 14,7% 18,4%
11 4 Audi A3 3.190 406 -1,5% 11,5%
12 15 Skoda Fabia 3.040 289 -1,2% -10,0%
13 10 Seat Leon 3.022 321 5,0% 17,6%
14 14 Seat Alhambra 3.008 290 6,6% 60,2%
15 27 Mercedes A Class 2.942 213 9,4% -26,6%
16 16 Mini Cooper 2.871 284 -2,8% 6,8%
17 11 Ford Kuga 2.841 303 20,7% 57,8%
18 30 Dacia Sandero 2.818 198 26,8% 72,2%
19 21 Hyundai Tucson 2.619 245 -3,5% -6,8%
20 31 Audi A4 2.473 195 -13,2% -25,9%
21 24 Volkswagen Touran 2.432 219 -31,4% -22,9%
22 22 Volkswagen Passat 2.322 228 -26,0% 2,2%
23 18 Toyota Yaris 2.298 261 5,2% 24,3%
24 23 Dacia Duster 2.273 220 2,8% 1,4%
25 22 BMW 3 Series 2.272 228 -9,9% 0,4%
26 25 Opel Astra 2.271 218 -17,9% 19,1%
27 26 Mercedes E Class 2.260 216 120,1% 116,0%
28 7 Audi Q5 2.221 332 8,9% 77,5%
29 50 Renault Clio 2.190 144 -5,8% -0,7%
30 59 Renault Mégane 2.144 124 -13,2% -50,2%

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