Switzerland car market dropped 20% in September 2012. Bmw was 2nd!

September confirmed that the Switzerland car market trend is changed, after a very positive period, with sales at highest year-on-year drop in 3 years and reducing next month volumes expectations. Indeed, focus2move.com projection is now at 330.000, really close with the all-time record, established at 329.899 units in the far 1990, with the risk to fail it for few units.

Volkswagen confirmed a not brilliant sales period, selling 2.216 units with a share of 10.5%, down 1.2 points of share from the previous month. Third quarter share at 11.6% was the worst this year, down 1.0 points from Q2 and 3.0 points from Q1. Year-to-date sales were 31.823 with a share of 13.0%, up 0.3 from last year. In spite of losing the monthly leadership, the Golf was the best-selling model YTD.

BMW surged in 2nd position (5th year-to-date) with1.480 sales and a share of7.0%, up 0.7 from previous month. Q3 share at 6.0% was up 0.8 from Q2 and Q1. The top model was the X3, 3rd YTD.

Audi was 3rd (2nd year-to-date) with 1.424 sales and a share of 6.7%, down 1.8 points from the previous month. Q3 share at 7.6% was the best this year, up 0.8 points from Q2 and 1.8 points from Q1. Year-to-date share at 6.7% was up 0.9 points from last year. The top model was the A4, 9th YTD.

Skoda was 4th (3rd YTD) with 1.265 sales and a share of 6.0%, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Q3 share at 5.5% was down 0.3 from Q2. The Octavia in September was the best-selling model.

Ford was 5th with 1.120 sales and a share of 5.3%, recovering from 4.3% of August and in line with usual share. The bestselling model was the Fiesta, 11th YTD.

Opel was 6th with 1.102 sales and a share of 5.2%, up 1.0 points from previous month. Q3 share at 5.1% was up 0.5 from Q2 and flat on Q1. The top model was the Astra, 7th year-to-date.

Mercedes was 7th with 1.046 sales and a share of 4.9%, down 0.6 points from previous month. YTD share at 5.3% was up 0.9 points from last year.

Renault was 8th with 1.045 units and a share of 4.9%, up 0.4 points from the previous month. Q3 share at 5.1% was up 0.4 from Q2.

In the table below, the Top 30 brands, ranked for the year to date position:

Rank

Brands

Set

Q3

Ytd Sep

2011

Q1

Q2

Aug

Set

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Volkswagen

2.216

7.879

31.823

12,7%

14,6%

12,6%

11,7%

10,5%

11,6%

13,0%

2

Audi

1.424

5.167

16.449

5,8%

5,8%

6,8%

8,5%

6,7%

7,6%

6,7%

3

Skoda

1.265

3.751

14.239

5,5%

6,0%

5,8%

5,5%

6,0%

5,5%

5,8%

4

Ford

1.120

3.468

13.393

5,8%

5,4%

5,7%

4,3%

5,3%

5,1%

5,5%

5

BMW

1.480

4.119

13.379

5,5%

5,2%

5,2%

6,3%

7,0%

6,0%

5,4%

6

Mercedes

1.046

3.579

12.981

4,4%

5,5%

5,2%

5,5%

4,9%

5,2%

5,3%

7

Renault

1.045

3.478

12.361

5,7%

5,4%

4,7%

4,5%

4,9%

5,1%

5,0%

8

Opel

1.102

3.481

12.022

5,0%

5,1%

4,6%

4,2%

5,2%

5,1%

4,9%

9

Toyota

873

2.796

9.821

4,2%

3,6%

4,2%

3,9%

4,1%

4,1%

4,0%

10

Peugeot

796

2.651

9.693

4,8%

4,1%

3,9%

4,3%

3,8%

3,9%

3,9%

11

Citroën

716

2.693

9.202

4,1%

3,8%

3,6%

4,9%

3,4%

3,9%

3,7%

12

Hyundai

749

2.426

9.073

3,1%

3,4%

4,1%

3,3%

3,5%

3,6%

3,7%

13

Fiat

592

2.068

7.522

3,1%

3,0%

3,1%

3,1%

2,8%

3,0%

3,1%

14

Nissan

485

1.821

7.037

3,0%

3,7%

2,4%

2,2%

2,3%

2,7%

2,9%

15

Seat

373

1.716

6.722

2,6%

2,9%

2,8%

3,3%

1,8%

2,5%

2,7%

16

Subaru

792

2.578

6.249

2,3%

2,1%

2,1%

4,6%

3,7%

3,8%

2,5%

17

Volvo

578

1.534

6.179

2,7%

2,8%

2,5%

1,8%

2,7%

2,2%

2,5%

18

Suzuki

626

1.530

5.498

2,6%

1,4%

2,9%

2,1%

3,0%

2,2%

2,2%

19

Mazda

599

1.341

5.263

2,3%

1,8%

2,5%

1,7%

2,8%

2,0%

2,1%

20

Honda

455

1.226

4.405

1,8%

2,0%

1,6%

1,5%

2,1%

1,8%

1,8%

21

Dacia

408

1.199

4.093

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

1,8%

1,9%

1,8%

1,7%

22

Mitsubishi

360

1.027

3.661

1,7%

1,4%

1,5%

1,4%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

23

Mini

232

832

3.264

1,4%

1,3%

1,5%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

24

Kia

412

1.227

3.214

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

1,3%

25

Chevrolet

289

846

2.915

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

26

Land-Rover

190

620

2.667

0,6%

1,3%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

27

Alfa Romeo

150

596

2.258

1,3%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

28

Jeep

156

481

1.848

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

29

Porsche

153

522

1.770

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

30

Smart

161

400

1.368

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

Looking at the best-selling models, Volkswagen Golf maintained the year-to-date leadership thanks to the wide gap accumulated in previous months and in spite of in September it was outpaced by the Skoda Octavia as in August by the Subaru XV. This month Golf was second and the Subaru XV was 3rd, however at an outstanding performance (year-to-date it is placed 15th).

Ford Focus was 4th (13th YTD) with 377 units, ahead of Audi A4, 5th (9th YTD) with 356 units, and Renault Clio, 6th with 337 units. Ford Kuga was 7th with 331 sales and Volkswagen Tiguan was 8th with 326.

In the table below, the best 30 models, ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Models

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

Q1

Q2

Aug

Sep

Q3

Ytd Sep

1

Volkswagen Golf

565

2.083

9.257

4,2%

3,9%

2,8%

2,7%

3,1%

3,8%

2

Skoda Octavia

725

2.022

7.831

3,0%

3,5%

3,0%

3,4%

3,0%

3,2%

3

Volkswagen Polo

234

894

4.171

2,3%

1,5%

1,4%

1,1%

1,3%

1,7%

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

326

1.052

4.103

1,8%

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

1,5%

1,7%

5

Mercedes C

300

1.056

3.622

1,4%

1,5%

1,7%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

6

Volkswagen Passat

250

839

3.565

1,8%

1,3%

1,5%

1,2%

1,2%

1,5%

7

Opel Astra

320

1.054

3.407

1,4%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

8

Volkswagen Touran

259

822

3.316

1,6%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

9

Audi A4

356

1.127

3.054

0,9%

1,2%

2,0%

1,7%

1,7%

1,2%

10

Toyota Yaris

235

825

3.034

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

11

Ford Fiesta

156

612

3.020

1,3%

1,4%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

1,2%

12

Renault Clio

337

940

2.945

1,2%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

1,4%

1,2%

13

Ford Focus

377

1.066

2.938

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,8%

1,6%

1,2%

14

Skoda Fabia

229

742

2.855

1,5%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

15

Subaru XV

486

1.636

2.845

0,0%

0,0%

3,3%

2,3%

2,4%

1,2%

16

Audi A3

210

881

2.843

1,2%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

1,2%

17

Ford Kuga

331

800

2.792

1,1%

1,2%

0,9%

1,6%

1,2%

1,1%

18

Nissan Qashqai

222

762

2.700

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

19

Renault Megane

246

823

2.669

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

20

BMW X3

312

813

2.660

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,5%

1,2%

1,1%

21

Opel Corsa

192

660

2.600

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

22

BMW 3

267

712

2.422

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

1,3%

1,0%

1,0%

23

BMW 1

221

667

2.380

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

24

Seat Ibiza

110

428

2.372

1,2%

1,1%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

1,0%

25

Suzuki Swift

218

623

2.335

0,6%

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

26

BMW 5

253

716

2.246

1,0%

0,8%

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

0,9%

27

Volvo XC60

187

510

2.195

1,1%

0,8%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,9%

28

Mini

169

628

2.126

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

29

Audi Q3

115

638

2.120

0,7%

0,9%

1,2%

0,5%

0,9%

0,9%

30

Opel Zafira

178

634

2.115

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

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