Switzerland Car Market 2015 was up for the third year in a row albeit shy Q4.

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Switzerland Car Market 2015 was up for the third year in a row albeit shy Q4. Despite a disappointing economic scenario, the industry reported a +7%. Volkswagen was leader while Mercedes and Renault shine.

Economic Outlook

The Swiss economy has decelerated throughout 2015 and recent data showed that Q3’s GDP figures weren’t an exception. After avoiding falling into recession in the second quarter, the economy stagnated in the third quarter. While the disappointing figure was largely attributable to a contraction in fixed investment reflecting a weak performance of the construction sector, the country’s external sector remains fragile due to the overvalued currency and the slow recovery in the country’s main trading partners.

The economy will likely record another weak growth figure in the fourth quarter. In fact, retail sales contracted again in October and the KOF Economic Barometer plummeted to a seven-month low in November.

Market Outlook

The domestic industry sales has decelerated during the Q4 2015 with only a +3% increase over the correspondent period last year. However, the market closed the 2015 with the third increase in a row despite slow economy.

According to data released by the Auto Suisse, the Association of local Automotive Importers, in December car passenger’s sales had been 32.642 -0.7% while the entire 2015 sales had been 323.784, up 7.2%.

During the year, Volkswagen has sold 42.212 cars (+5.1%) with 13.0% of market share followed by BMW with 24.103 (+6.4%) and Mercedes, up 2 spots from 2014, with 22.884 (+24.5%).

Down the podium, Audi, down 1 spot, with 22.225 (+6.4%), Skoda, down 1 spot, with 20.972 (+7.5%), Renault with 14.821 (+26.2%), Opel with 13.769 )+2.9%) and Ford with 13.704 (+5.8%).

At Group wise, Volkswagen ended the 2015 with 31.5% of market share ahead of BMW with 9.0%, Renault-Nissan with 8.8% and Mercedes with 8.1%.

The best-selling model was the Volkswagen Golf with 15.288 sales (+6.4%) ahead of the Skoda Octavia with 12.228 units (+12.7%), the Volkswagen Polo with 7.210 (+22.5%), the Audi A3 with 5.725 (+10.0%) and the Seat Leon with 4.869 (+21.7%).

To see details on the best-selling cars with the top 100 models this year, see here

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 Dec Rank 2015 Brand Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen 4.995 42.212 5,2% 5,1% 15,3% 13,0%
2 4 Audi 2.924 22.225 -0,2% 6,4% 9,0% 6,9%
3 2 BMW 2.422 24.103 1,3% 14,0% 7,4% 7,4%
4 3 Mercedes 2.021 22.884 12,7% 24,5% 6,2% 7,1%
5 8 Ford 1.553 13.704 3,6% 5,8% 4,8% 4,2%
6 6 Renault 1.546 14.821 1,8% 26,2% 4,7% 4,6%
7 5 Skoda 1.537 20.972 -17,0% 7,5% 4,7% 6,5%
8 12 Mazda 1.510 9.989 225,4% 31,6% 4,6% 3,1%
9 11 Seat 1.218 10.451 -13,1% 11,4% 3,7% 3,2%
10 7 Opel 1.184 13.769 0,9% 2,9% 3,6% 4,3%
11 9 Peugeot 946 12.587 -5,2% 10,2% 2,9% 3,9%
12 10 Citroen 898 11.517 1,5% 2,2% 2,8% 3,6%
13 13 Hyundai 886 9.937 -15,8% -9,7% 2,7% 3,1%
14 14 Toyota 791 9.881 -35,1% -12,4% 2,4% 3,1%
15 16 Suzuki 758 8.351 -1,7% -1,9% 2,3% 2,6%
16 15 Fiat 736 9.025 -34,6% 0,0% 2,3% 2,8%
17 17 Nissan 678 7.968 9,7% 11,2% 2,1% 2,5%
18 18 Volvo 606 7.251 -19,5% 5,6% 1,9% 2,2%
19 20 Dacia 569 5.396 39,1% 12,8% 1,7% 1,7%
20 25 Land Rover 536 3.808 27,0% 9,1% 1,6% 1,2%
21 19 Subaru 520 6.011 -26,4% -4,2% 1,6% 1,9%
21 21 Kia 520 5.039 17,9% 3,1% 1,6% 1,6%
22 22 Mini 519 4.861 -16,4% 8,9% 1,6% 1,5%
23 27 Smart 493 3.409 122,1% 102,8% 1,5% 1,1%
24 28 Honda 454 3.345 10,5% -25,7% 1,4% 1,0%
25 24 Mitsubishi 380 4.042 15,5% 13,4% 1,2% 1,2%
26 26 Jeep 371 3.705 -44,7% 13,2% 1,1% 1,1%
27 23 Porsche 294 4.305 -11,4% 36,0% 0,9% 1,3%
28 29 Tesla 193 1.556 302,1% 213,5% 0,6% 0,5%
29 31 Jaguar 122 980 93,7% 57,6% 0,4% 0,3%
30 33 SsangYong 98 806 133,3% 41,7% 0,3% 0,2%
31 32 Lexus 78 943 -40,0% 10,6% 0,2% 0,3%
32 30 Alfa Romeo 75 1.249 -65,1% -40,6% 0,2% 0,4%
33 37 Infiniti 38 227 58,3% 92,4% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Ferrari 28 352 -34,9% -1,4% 0,1% 0,1%
34 36 Chevrolet 28 273 -71,4% -86,8% 0,1% 0,1%
35 34 Maserati 26 705 -43,5% -3,6% 0,1% 0,2%
36 41 Lamborghini 24 81 380,0% 9,7% 0,1% 0,0%
37 37 Dodge 19 227 -84,3% -44,1% 0,1% 0,1%
38 38 Bentley 13 152 30,0% -9,5% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Cadillac 11 132 -45,0% -14,8% 0,0% 0,0%
40 43 Alpina 6 74 -45,5% -14,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 40 Lancia 4 127 -97,8% -84,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 42 Lotus 3 76 -57,1% -1,3% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 Caterham 3 32 0,0% 3,2% 0,0% 0,0%
42 44 McLaren 3 32 -40,0% -45,8% 0,0% 0,0%
43 45 Rolls-Royce 2 31 -60,0% -36,7% 0,0% 0,0%
44 40 Aston Martin 1 127 -90,9% -18,6% 0,0% 0,0%
44 46 Morgan 1 17 0,0% -10,5% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Dec Rank 2015 Group Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen 11.005 100.401 -2,4% 7,6% 33,7% 31,0%
2 2 BMW 2.949 29.069 -2,6% 12,9% 9,0% 9,0%
3 3 Renault-Nissan 2.831 28.417 10,1% 19,2% 8,7% 8,8%
4 4 Mercedes Daimler 2.514 26.293 24,7% 31,0% 7,7% 8,1%
5 5 PSA 1.844 24.104 -2,1% 6,2% 5,6% 7,4%
6 9 Ford 1.553 13.704 3,6% 5,8% 4,8% 4,2%
7 11 Mazda 1.510 9.989 225,4% 31,6% 4,6% 3,1%
8 7 Hyundai-Kia 1.406 14.976 -5,8% -5,7% 4,3% 4,6%
9 6 FCA 1.259 15.391 -47,7% -8,0% 3,9% 4,8%
10 8 General Motors 1.223 14.174 -5,3% -9,2% 3,7% 4,4%

Rank Dec Rank 2015 Model Sales Dec Sales 2015 Dec Var 2015 Var Share Dec Share 2015
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 1.572 15.288 -2,3% 6,4% 5,0% 4,9%
2 3 Volkswagen Polo 928 7.210 8,4% 22,5% 2,9% 2,3%
3 4 Audi A3 897 5.725 13,0% 10,0% 2,9% 1,8%
4 2 Skoda Octavia 873 12.228 -8,4% 12,7% 2,8% 3,9%
5 32 Mazda2 767 2.627 1027,9% 91,9% 2,4% 0,8%
6 6 Volkswagen Passat 591 4.579 111,8% 56,7% 1,9% 1,5%
7 5 Seat Leon 476 4.869 -17,6% 21,7% 1,5% 1,6%
8 9 Volkswagen Tiguan 465 3.950 -19,0% -18,2% 1,5% 1,3%
9 14 Seat Alhambra 464 3.543 13,2% 35,0% 1,5% 1,1%
10 34 Volkswagen Touran 438 2.619 47,0% -12,9% 1,4% 0,8%
11 23 Audi Q3 406 2.956 -10,0% 5,2% 1,3% 0,9%
11 10 BMW 2 Series 406 3.871 108,2% 354,3% 1,3% 1,2%
12 11 BMW 3 Series 404 3.679 -17,0% -9,0% 1,3% 1,2%
13 33 Audi A1 388 2.621 -21,5% -3,2% 1,2% 0,8%
14 36 Smart Fortwo 386 2.427 159,1% 57,9% 1,2% 0,8%
15 22 Nissan Qashqai 380 3.038 78,4% 11,5% 1,2% 1,0%
16 15 Ford Kuga 362 3.453 -24,6% 12,0% 1,2% 1,1%
17 27 Ford Fiesta 342 2.844 -13,9% 0,6% 1,1% 0,9%
18 26 BMW 1 Series 335 2.915 -28,9% 3,0% 1,1% 0,9%
19 7 Mercedes C-Class 333 4.299 -5,9% 72,1% 1,1% 1,4%
20 17 Audi Q5 329 3.186 -28,6% 12,5% 1,0% 1,0%
21 76 Hyundai Tucson 320 1.382 1,0% 0,4%
22 67 BMW X1 306 1.629 43,7% -25,2% 1,0% 0,5%
23 25 Opel Mokka 301 2.921 27,0% 7,8% 1,0% 0,9%
24 50 Renault Mégane 298 2.076 15,1% 8,1% 0,9% 0,7%
25 52 Volkswagen Sharan 291 1.923 28,2% -5,7% 0,9% 0,6%
26 8 Renault Clio 290 4.031 -25,3% 25,0% 0,9% 1,3%
27 55 Suzuki Vitara 288 1.881 0,9% 0,6%
28 28 Mini Cooper 283 2.841 -25,5% 14,6% 0,9% 0,9%
29 37 BMW X3 269 2.375 -22,0% -21,0% 0,9% 0,8%
30 18 Peugeot 308 262 3.115 -9,7% 19,1% 0,8% 1,0%
31 60 Mazda3 256 1.850 224,1% -14,6% 0,8% 0,6%
31 12 Skoda Fabia 256 3.659 -18,7% 26,1% 0,8% 1,2%
32 29 Audi A4 250 2.823 -42,5% -18,4% 0,8% 0,9%
33 63 Seat Ibiza 246 1.731 -18,8% -18,6% 0,8% 0,6%
34 19 Suzuki Swift 243 3.108 -2,4% 1,3% 0,8% 1,0%
35 119 Mercedes GLC 238 818 0,8% 0,3%
36 16 Mercedes A Class 235 3.372 -29,9% 2,1% 0,7% 1,1%
37 39 Ford Focus 234 2.340 -26,4% -5,7% 0,7% 0,8%
38 30 Toyota Yaris 233 2.777 -36,3% -5,4% 0,7% 0,9%
39 20 Peugeot 208 228 3.095 -7,3% -6,7% 0,7% 1,0%
40 47 Dacia Duster 227 2.158 36,7% 14,7% 0,7% 0,7%

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