Switzerland: First Half 2012 car market rose11%. Volkswagen Golf on the top.

There is an island, in the center of continental Europe, where the car market trend is the opposite of the rest of the area. This land, full of beautiful mountains, is living a positive economic momentum, with growing GDP and increasing foreign financial investment, with capitals pushed toward it by increasing European taxation trend.

Indeed, for car market in Switzerland the first half of 2012 was the best ever in its history. Focus2move.com projection for the 2012 is now at 350.000 units, all-time record. The light passenger vehicles market, including light commercial vehicles, is projected at 380.000 units, allowing the country to be the 27th in the world, 2 positions better than last year.

In first half 2012, Volkswagen confirmed its leadership, with 23.944 sales and a share of 13.5%. It was followed by Audi, with 11.282 sales and 6.4% of share and Skoda, with 10.488 units and 5.9% of share. Volkswagen Group is dominating the market!

Ford was fourth, with 9.925 units and 5.6% of share, ahead of Mercedes, with 9.402 sales and 5.3% of share and BMW, with 9.260 units and 5.2% of share.

The first Asiatic brand was Toyota, 10th with 7.025 units and a share of 4.0%.

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

Rank

Brands

Jun

Ytd Jun

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Ytd Jun

1

Volkswagen

5.439

23.944

13,3%

15,1%

15,1%

12,7%

11,3%

13,6%

13,5%

2

Audi

2.543

11.282

5,9%

6,2%

5,5%

6,4%

7,8%

6,4%

6,4%

3

Skoda

2.531

10.488

7,2%

6,2%

5,1%

5,6%

5,3%

6,3%

5,9%

4

Ford

2.302

9.925

6,1%

5,4%

5,0%

5,9%

5,5%

5,8%

5,6%

5

Mercedes

1.902

9.402

4,9%

5,2%

6,1%

5,5%

5,4%

4,8%

5,3%

6

BMW

1.957

9.260

5,2%

5,3%

5,2%

5,5%

5,4%

4,9%

5,2%

7

Renault

1.762

8.883

5,9%

5,3%

5,2%

4,9%

4,8%

4,4%

5,0%

8

Opel

1.852

8.541

4,9%

4,0%

6,0%

4,5%

4,5%

4,6%

4,8%

9

Peugeot

1.527

7.042

4,7%

3,9%

3,7%

3,9%

3,9%

3,8%

4,0%

10

Toyota

1.601

7.025

3,7%

3,9%

3,4%

4,6%

4,1%

4,0%

4,0%

11

Hyundai

1.553

6.647

3,4%

3,4%

3,3%

3,9%

4,4%

3,9%

3,7%

12

Citroën

1.259

6.509

3,9%

3,9%

3,6%

4,0%

3,8%

3,2%

3,7%

13

Fiat

1.240

5.454

3,3%

3,2%

2,7%

2,8%

3,4%

3,1%

3,1%

14

Nissan

956

5.216

3,7%

3,1%

4,0%

2,5%

2,2%

2,4%

2,9%

15

Seat

1.156

5.006

2,7%

3,4%

2,7%

2,8%

2,5%

2,9%

2,8%

16

Volvo

967

4.645

3,9%

2,6%

2,2%

2,5%

2,5%

2,4%

2,6%

17

Suzuki

1.156

3.968

1,1%

1,3%

1,8%

2,9%

2,9%

2,9%

2,2%

18

Mazda

1.171

3.922

1,7%

1,8%

1,9%

2,4%

2,1%

2,9%

2,2%

19

Subaru

793

3.671

1,5%

2,1%

2,4%

2,0%

2,3%

2,0%

2,1%

20

Honda

584

3.179

1,5%

1,8%

2,5%

1,7%

1,7%

1,5%

1,8%

21

Dacia

545

2.894

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

1,8%

1,7%

1,4%

1,6%

22

Mitsubishi

637

2.634

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

23

Mini

475

2.432

1,1%

1,5%

1,2%

1,4%

1,9%

1,2%

1,4%

24

Chevrolet

556

2.069

0,7%

1,6%

0,8%

1,0%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

25

Land-Rover

406

2.047

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

26

Kia

515

1.987

0,6%

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

27

Alfa Romeo

353

1.662

1,2%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

28

Jeep

394

1.367

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

29

Porsche

264

1.248

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

30

Smart

214

968

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

For the models, our data are updated at May. There were five Volkswagen models in the Top 7, with the Golf top of the list, with 5.365 units and a share of 3.9%. The Skoda Octavia was second at 3.1% of share, ahead of Volkswagen Polo at 1.9%. Behind, there were the Tiguan at 1.8%, the Passat at 1.6%, the Mercedes C Class at 1.5% and the Touran at 1.5%.

The first Japanese was the Toyota Yaris, 11th at 1.2% of share.

In the table below, the best 50 models, ranked for year to date position:

Rank

Models

May

YTD May

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

YTD May

1

Volkswagen Golf

940

5.365

4,0%

3,7%

4,6%

3,9%

3,2%

3,9%

2

Skoda Octavia

886

4.222

3,7%

2,9%

2,6%

3,3%

3,0%

3,1%

3

Volkswagen Polo

292

2.577

1,9%

2,6%

2,4%

1,6%

1,0%

1,9%

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

510

2.438

1,7%

1,7%

1,9%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

5

Volkswagen Passat

380

2.229

1,6%

2,3%

1,6%

1,5%

1,3%

1,6%

6

Mercedes C

467

2.062

1,1%

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,5%

7

Volkswagen Touran

337

2.015

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

1,4%

1,1%

1,5%

8

Ford Fiesta

450

1.972

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

1,6%

1,5%

1,4%

9

Opel Astra

341

1.813

1,5%

1,1%

1,6%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

10

Skoda Fabia

314

1.793

1,5%

1,7%

1,3%

1,1%

1,1%

1,3%

11

Toyota Yaris

313

1.745

1,4%

1,5%

1,2%

1,3%

1,1%

1,3%

12

Peugeot 207

211

1.592

2,0%

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

1,2%

13

Audi A3

348

1.558

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

14

Renault Clio

293

1.545

1,4%

0,9%

1,3%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

15

Ford Focus

270

1.535

1,6%

1,0%

0,9%

1,4%

0,9%

1,1%

16

Opel Corsa

347

1.512

0,6%

1,0%

1,5%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

17

Nissan Quasquai

280

1.510

0,9%

1,0%

1,5%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

18

Seat Ibiza

240

1.505

0,9%

1,5%

1,1%

1,2%

0,8%

1,1%

19

Ford Kuga

326

1.492

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

20

Renault Megane

332

1.478

0,9%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

21

Audi A4

457

1.460

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

1,0%

1,6%

1,1%

22

Volvo XC60

251

1.420

1,6%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

23

BMW X3

329

1.397

1,1%

0,7%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

24

BMW 3

256

1.365

1,1%

1,2%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

25

BMW 1

342

1.364

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

1,2%

1,0%

26

BMW 5

232

1.260

0,8%

1,1%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

27

Suzuki Swift

379

1.258

0,5%

0,5%

0,8%

1,3%

1,3%

0,9%

28

Renault Scenic

222

1.218

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

29

Audi Q3

326

1.192

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

30

Opel Zafira

205

1.156

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

31

Mini Cooper

361

1.123

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

1,2%

0,8%

32

Honda Jazz

214

1.087

0,8%

0,6%

1,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

33

Hyundai iX35

288

1.073

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

34

Mercedes E

252

1.069

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

35

Audi A6

223

1.065

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

36

Fiat Punto

299

1.062

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

37

Hyundai i30

302

1.046

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

38

Audi A1

327

1.031

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

1,1%

0,8%

39

Fiat 500

224

1.030

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

40

Range Rover Evoque

249

1.029

0,5%

0,6%

1,0%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

41

Hyundai I20

213

1.018

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

42

BMW X1

216

1.009

0,7%

0,9%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

43

Audi A5

241

989

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

44

Dacia Duster

201

984

0,7%

0,9%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

45

Fiat Panda

202

975

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

46

Dacia Sandero

171

968

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

47

Nissan Juke

157

912

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

48

Volkswagen Sharan

158

890

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

49

Skoda Yeti

164

887

1,0%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

50

Mercedes Class A

149

887

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

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