Switzerland: 2012 Market hit new all-time record.

In December, car sales were 29.108 sales, down 4.5%. However, the Full Year sales were 328.129, up 2.9% from last year, fixing the new all-time record.

Looking at the best brands performance:

Volkswagen performance in December was really phenomenal, with sales jumped at 6.016 and share at 20.7%, up 7.9 points of share from the previous month. Full Year sales were 44.258 with a share of 13.5%. Volkswagen posted 6 models in the top 6, with the market leader, the Golf, near to 6% of share.

BMW confirmed the 2nd position selling 2.116 units with a share of 7.3%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month and 1.3 points from Q3. Full Year it was 4th with 18.947 sales and a share of 5.8%. Two models in the Top 10, with the Series 1 in 6th and the Series 3 in 9th.

Audi was 3rd with 1.925 sales and a share flat at 6.6%. Full Year it was second with 22.083 sales and 6.7% of share. The top model was the A4, soared in 11th place this month.

Skoda was 4th selling 1.699 cars with a flat share of 5.8%. Full Year it was third with 19.132 sales and a share of 5.8% Top model was the Octavia, third this month and second in full year.

Renault was 5th selling 1.675 units with a share of 5.8%, up 0.2 points from the previous month. Full Yea it was sixth with 17.084 sales and 5.2% of share. The best-selling model was the Clio, dropped in 12th place in December.

Ford was 6th with 1.429 sales and a share of 4.9%, down 1.6 points from the previous month and 0.2 points from Q2. Full Year it was fifth with sales at 18.179 units and share of 5.5%. The top model was the Focus in 14th while Fiesta dropped in 18th.

Mercedes was 7th with 1.248 sales and a share flat at 4.3%. Full Year sales were 16.638 with a share of 5.1%. The top model was the Class C, 31st this month and 7th in full year.

Seat surged in 8th place selling 1.065 units with a share of 3.7%, up 1.3 points of share from the previous month. Full Year it was 15th with 8.934 and 2.7% of share.

Toyota in 9th sold 1.051 units with a share of 3.6%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Full Year sales were 13.038 with a share of 4.0%.

Opel was 10th with 1.033 sales and a share of 3.5%, down 0.5 points from the previous month. Full Year sales were 15.307 with a share of 4.7%.

In the table below, the Top 25 brands, ranked for the year to date position:

Rank

Brand

Dec

2012

2011

Q2

Q3

Nov

Dec

2012

1

Volkswagen

6.016

44.258

12,8%

12,7%

11,6%

12,8%

20,7%

13,5%

2

Audi

1.925

22.083

5,8%

6,8%

7,6%

6,6%

6,6%

6,7%

3

Skoda

1.699

19.132

5,5%

5,8%

5,5%

5,7%

5,8%

5,8%

4

BMW

2.116

18.947

5,5%

5,2%

6,0%

6,9%

7,3%

5,8%

5

Ford

1.429

18.179

5,8%

5,7%

5,1%

6,5%

4,9%

5,5%

6

Renault

1.675

17.084

5,8%

4,7%

5,1%

5,6%

5,8%

5,2%

7

Mercedes

1.248

16.638

4,4%

5,2%

5,2%

4,3%

4,3%

5,1%

8

Opel

1.033

15.307

5,0%

4,6%

5,1%

4,0%

3,5%

4,7%

9

Toyota

1.051

13.038

4,2%

4,2%

4,1%

3,9%

3,6%

4,0%

10

Peugeot

762

12.298

4,8%

3,9%

3,9%

3,0%

2,6%

3,7%

11

Citroën

653

11.678

4,1%

3,6%

3,9%

3,2%

2,2%

3,6%

12

Hyundai

657

11.456

3,1%

4,1%

3,6%

3,2%

2,3%

3,5%

13

Fiat

862

10.261

3,1%

3,1%

3,0%

3,8%

3,0%

3,1%

14

Nissan

614

9.063

3,0%

2,4%

2,7%

2,9%

2,1%

2,8%

15

Seat

1.065

8.934

2,6%

2,8%

2,5%

2,4%

3,7%

2,7%

16

Subaru

821

8.483

2,3%

2,1%

3,8%

2,5%

2,8%

2,6%

17

Volvo

563

8.059

2,7%

2,5%

2,2%

2,2%

1,9%

2,5%

18

Suzuki

568

7.702

2,6%

2,9%

2,2%

3,4%

2,0%

2,3%

19

Mazda

521

7.152

2,3%

2,5%

2,0%

2,7%

1,8%

2,2%

20

Honda

329

5.540

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,5%

1,1%

1,7%

21

Dacia

325

5.309

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,6%

1,1%

1,6%

22

Kia

532

4.677

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

1,5%

1,8%

1,4%

23

Mitsubishi

264

4.611

1,8%

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

0,9%

1,4%

24

Mini

498

4.593

1,4%

1,5%

1,2%

1,4%

1,7%

1,4%

25

Chevrolet

373

3.997

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

Looking at the top models, Golf boosted share at 5.8%, up 2.7 points with 1.674 sales. Polo climbed in second place with 1.198 units and 4.1% of share, up 2.0 points from November.

Skoda Octavia was third with 853 sales and a share of 2.9%, down 0.1 points from the previous month, followed by the Passat, surged in 4th from 14th and the Up!, climbed in 5th from the 12th.

BMW Series 1 was 6th, up 22 positions ahead of Volkswagen Tiguan, 7th from 9th and Touran, 8th from 33rd.

BMW Series 3 was 9th, from 7th and Skoda Fabia was 10th from 17th.

In the table below, the best 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Dec

Rank Nov

Rank 2012

Model

Dec

2012

Q2

Q3

Nov

Dec

2012

1

1

1

Volkswagen Golf

1.674

12.413

3,9%

3,1%

3,1%

5,8%

3,8%

2

4

3

Volkswagen Polo

1.198

6.427

1,5%

1,3%

2,1%

4,1%

2,0%

3

2

2

Skoda Octavia

853

10.424

3,5%

3,0%

3,0%

2,9%

3,2%

4

14

5

Volkswagen Passat

687

4.930

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

2,4%

1,5%

5

12

61

Volkswagen Up!

685

1.688

0,0%

0,5%

1,4%

2,4%

0,5%

6

28

22

BMW 1

553

3.513

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,9%

1,1%

7

9

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

549

5.481

1,7%

1,5%

1,5%

1,9%

1,7%

8

33

6

Volkswagen Touran

523

4.400

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,8%

1,3%

9

7

17

BMW 3

510

3.688

0,9%

1,0%

1,5%

1,8%

1,1%

10

17

14

Skoda Fabia

380

3.909

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,3%

1,2%

11

18

10

Audi A4

376

4.212

1,2%

1,7%

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

12

5

11

Renault Clio

364

4.208

1,0%

1,4%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

13

35

27

Mini

359

2.986

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

14

20

13

Ford Focus

352

4.028

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

15

16

18

Renault Megane

347

3.676

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,1%

16

41

20

Audi A3

346

3.643

1,0%

1,3%

0,8%

1,2%

1,1%

17

45

29

Renault Scenic

335

2.865

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

1,2%

0,9%

18

3

8

Ford Fiesta

330

4.339

1,4%

0,9%

2,2%

1,1%

1,3%

19

8

16

Nissan Quasqai

327

3.728

1,0%

1,1%

1,5%

1,1%

1,1%

20

58

26

Seat Ibiza

318

3.015

1,1%

0,6%

0,6%

1,1%

0,9%

21

11

19

BMW X3

313

3.644

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

1,1%

1,1%

22

39

9

Opel Astra

312

4.267

1,3%

1,5%

0,9%

1,1%

1,3%

23

22

12

Toyota Yaris

307

4.065

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,2%

24

27

34

BMW X1

291

2.664

0,6%

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

25

81

83

Subaru Legacy

291

560

0,0%

0,1%

0,3%

1,0%

0,2%

26

48

42

Seat Alhambra

278

2.354

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

27

6

21

Subaru XV

273

3.522

0,6%

2,4%

1,5%

0,9%

1,1%

28

32

25

BMW 5

272

3.055

0,8%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

29

29

40

Fiat Panda

260

2.421

0,5%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

0,7%

30

31

28

Audi Q3

252

2.970

0,9%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

0,9%

31

34

7

Mercedes C

244

4.391

1,5%

1,5%

1,0%

0,8%

1,3%

32

15

48

Volkswagen Sharan

240

2.180

0,5%

0,7%

1,4%

0,8%

0,7%

33

38

43

Audi Q5

239

2.314

0,7%

0,7%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

34

23

15

Ford Kuga

229

3.743

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

0,8%

1,1%

35

10

31

Suzuki SX4

226

2.780

0,9%

1,0%

1,4%

0,8%

0,8%

36

13

24

Suzuki Swift

223

3.210

1,2%

0,9%

1,4%

0,8%

1,0%

37

52

46

Skoda Yeti

222

2.197

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

38

51

35

Audi A6

214

2.625

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

39

49

36

Audi A1

209

2.595

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

40

44

30

Volvo XC60

202

2.804

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

41

42

23

Opel Corsa

193

3.231

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

42

21

39

Range Rover Evoque

181

2.429

0,6%

0,6%

1,3%

0,6%

0,7%

43

37

33

Fiat 500

178

2.687

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

44

46

44

Fiat Punto

178

2.296

0,8%

0,6%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

45

24

32

Hyundai i30

170

2.740

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

0,6%

0,8%

46

64

54

Mercedes B Class

169

1.916

0,5%

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

47

43

66

Peugeot 208

168

1.225

0,0%

0,9%

0,8%

0,6%

0,4%

48

53

55

Mercedes Class A

162

1.892

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

49

60

57

Smart Fortwo

162

1.889

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

50

56

47

Hyundai iX35

153

2.180

0,8%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

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