Switzerland Car Market in April 2016 was shy due to still suffering economy

Switzerland Car Market in April 2016 Mercedes-Benz-SL65_AMG-2017

Switzerland Car Market in April 2016 was shy due to still suffering economy and strong franc. Mercedes was the third brand posting an impressive +49% while the leader Volkswagen has lost in double-digit.

Market Outlook

Switzerland’s economy is still suffering due to a strong franc. Tourism accounts for 2.3% of Switzerland’s economy and, while the Swiss Alps have not lost their reputation as a hotspot among skiers from around the world, the strengthening of the currency and a shortfall of snow due to an unusually warm winter are expected to have hurt alpine tourism in Q1.

According to data released by the Auto Suisse, the Association of local Automotive Importers, in April sales posted the second lost in a row with 28.698 sales (-1.0%) with year to date figures at 100.655, up 0.6%.

Competitive Arena

In April, Volkswagen confirmed the leadership with 3.348 (-10.5%) with 11.7% of market share followed again by BMW with 2.345 (+1.6%) and Mercedes with 2.263 (+49.4%). Down the podium, Skoda with 2.012 units (+15.0%), Audi with 1.737 (-11.2%), Renault with 1.505 (+10.1%), Ford with 1.129  (-10.8%) and Opel with 1.010 (-24.8%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Volkswagen Group with 28.7% of market share, ahead of BMW with 9.5%, Renault-Nissan with 9.6% and Mercedes Daimler with 6.5%.

The Skoda Octavia led the ranking with 1.252 sales (-10.6%) followed by the Volkswagen Golf with 1.172 units (-14.8%). The Volkswagen Polo ranked third with 435 (-24.1%) ahead of the Audi A3 with 401 (-18.5%) and the BMW 2 series with 397 (+63.7%).

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 Apr Rank 2016 Brand Sales Apr Sales YTD Apr Var YTD Var Apr % YTD %
1 1 Volkswagen 3.348 11.925 -10,5% -2,7% 11,7% 11,9%
2 2 BMW 2.345 8.013 1,6% 4,1% 8,2% 8,0%
3 3 Mercedes 2.263 7.945 49,4% 9,9% 7,9% 7,9%
4 4 Skoda 2.012 7.011 15,0% -1,4% 7,0% 7,0%
5 5 Audi 1.737 5.471 -11,2% -8,0% 6,1% 5,4%
6 6 Renault 1.505 4.865 10,1% 9,4% 5,3% 4,8%
7 7 Ford 1.129 4.103 -10,8% -2,8% 3,9% 4,1%
8 8 Opel 1.010 4.067 -24,8% -4,3% 3,5% 4,0%
9 11 Hyundai 989 3.399 -6,6% -3,0% 3,5% 3,4%
10 9 Peugeot 948 3.662 -24,4% -11,1% 3,3% 3,6%
11 11 Mazda 900 3.399 30,2% 11,8% 3,1% 3,4%
12 12 Citroen 892 2.949 -19,9% -27,8% 3,1% 2,9%
13 10 Toyota 878 3.444 1,5% 13,4% 3,1% 3,4%
14 16 Suzuki 847 2.537 -1,6% -2,6% 3,0% 2,5%
15 13 Seat 811 2.813 8,6% 0,4% 2,8% 2,8%
16 14 Fiat 767 2.605 -11,2% -5,1% 2,7% 2,6%
17 19 Subaru 726 1.945 35,7% -5,0% 2,5% 1,9%
18 18 Dacia 617 1.971 5,5% 9,0% 2,2% 2,0%
19 17 Volvo 558 2.326 -17,3% 2,0% 2,0% 2,3%
20 22 Kia 554 1.479 1,3% -5,9% 1,9% 1,5%
21 23 Mini 500 1.470 -12,4% -13,5% 1,7% 1,5%
22 15 Nissan 483 2.573 -33,4% -12,4% 1,7% 2,6%
23 21 Porsche 482 1.528 9,3% 8,0% 1,7% 1,5%
24 20 Honda 473 1.805 100,4% 41,5% 1,7% 1,8%
25 25 Mitsubishi 394 1.246 -1,3% -21,5% 1,4% 1,2%
26 24 Land Rover 275 1.331 8,7% 21,3% 1,0% 1,3%
27 27 Jeep 271 917 -32,3% -20,4% 0,9% 0,9%
28 26 Smart 238 1.072 7,7% 20,0% 0,8% 1,1%
29 29 Jaguar 102 330 85,5% 89,7% 0,4% 0,3%
30 28 Tesla 98 528 -16,2% 67,6% 0,3% 0,5%
31 32 SsangYong 89 288 25,4% 23,6% 0,3% 0,3%
32 31 Alfa Romeo 88 294 -30,2% -29,0% 0,3% 0,3%
33 30 Lexus 66 297 -13,2% -5,7% 0,2% 0,3%
34 33 Infiniti 63 253 231,6% 295,3% 0,2% 0,3%
35 34 Maserati 56 200 -21,1% -17,4% 0,2% 0,2%
36 36 Chevrolet 23 63 4,5% -27,6% 0,1% 0,1%
37 37 Bentley 13 52 0,0% 8,3% 0,0% 0,1%
38 39 Cadillac 11 44 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Aston Martin 10 47 -41,2% -9,6% 0,0% 0,0%
39 35 Ferrari 10 68 -64,3% -32,7% 0,0% 0,1%
40 41 Alpina 6 24 -14,3% -4,0% 0,0% 0,0%
41 42 Caterham 3 12 0,0% 33,3% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Morgan 2 8 0,0% 33,3% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Rolls-Royce 2 8 -33,3% -27,3% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Lamborghini 2 8 -75,0% -71,4% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 Lotus 2 8 -84,6% -76,5% 0,0% 0,0%
42 43 McLaren 2 8 -33,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
42 40 Lancia 2 40 -60,0% -58,3% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Apr Rank 2016 Group Sales Apr Sales YTD Apr Var YTD Var Apr % YTD %
1 1 Volkswagen 8.405 28.808 -2,9% -2,7% 29,4% 28,7%
2 3 BMW 2.853 9.515 -1,3% 0,9% 10,0% 9,5%
3 2 Renault-Nissan 2.668 9.662 -1,1% 4,4% 9,3% 9,6%
4 4 Mercedes Daimler 2.501 9.017 44,1% 11,0% 8,7% 9,0%
5 5 PSA 1.840 6.611 -22,3% -19,4% 6,4% 6,6%
6 6 Hyundai-Kia 1.543 4.878 -3,9% -3,9% 5,4% 4,9%
7 8 FCA 1.194 4.124 -21,1% -14,6% 4,2% 4,1%
8 9 Ford 1.129 4.103 -10,8% -2,8% 3,9% 4,1%
9 7 General Motors 1.044 4.174 -24,1% -4,7% 3,7% 4,2%
10 10 Toyota 944 3.741 0,3% 11,6% 3,3% 3,7%

Rank Apr Rank YTD Model Sales Apr Sales YTD Apr Var YTD Var Apr % YTD %
1 1 Skoda Octavia 1.252 3.960 -10,6% 23,1% 4,5% 4,1%
2 2 Volkswagen Golf 1.172 3.774 -14,8% -15,2% 4,3% 3,9%
3 3 Volkswagen Polo 435 1.600 -24,1% -27,4% 1,6% 1,7%
4 4 Volkswagen Passat 427 1.468 66,1% 6,2% 1,6% 1,5%
5 8 Audi A3 401 1.279 -18,5% -24,5% 1,5% 1,3%
6 7 BMW 2 Series 397 1.360 63,7% 29,3% 1,4% 1,4%
7 6 Mercedes C Class 396 1.376 -4,3% 88,6% 1,4% 1,4%
8 13 BMW X1 367 1.125 85,3% 107,3% 1,3% 1,2%
9 12 Renault Clio 359 1.153 -10,8% -22,1% 1,3% 1,2%
10 25 Mini Cooper 343 926 -2,4% -6,0% 1,2% 1,0%
11 27 Seat Alhambra 331 920 17,9% 133,1% 1,2% 1,0%
12 11 Hyundai Tucson 330 1.191 1,2% 1,2%
13 5 Volkswagen Touran 328 1.440 65,9% 35,5% 1,2% 1,5%
14 16 Fiat 500 327 1.012 -7,0% -12,8% 1,2% 1,0%
15 10 Seat Leon 317 1.234 -8,1% -19,9% 1,2% 1,3%
16 14 Mercedes A Class 305 1.067 -0,9% 23,0% 1,1% 1,1%
17 34 Renault Mégane 304 844 33,1% 36,9% 1,1% 0,9%
18 9 Skoda Fabia 295 1.244 28,0% 0,7% 1,1% 1,3%
18 15 BMW 3 Series 295 1.039 -21,4% -23,6% 1,1% 1,1%
19 18 Suzuki Vitara 286 971 145,8% 186,0% 1,0% 1,0%
20 29 Ford Kuga 283 885 -15,1% -26,1% 1,0% 0,9%
21 20 Audi A4 281 934 22,7% 22,2% 1,0% 1,0%
22 52 Audi Q5 279 652 -20,1% 18,7% 1,0% 0,7%
23 42 Dacia Duster 267 738 2,9% 75,7% 1,0% 0,8%
24 22 Mercedes GLA 264 931 -8,0% 21,7% 1,0% 1,0%
25 35 Audi Q3 262 814 4,0% -19,1% 1,0% 0,8%
25 31 Peugeot 208 262 868 -12,3% -3,7% 1,0% 0,9%
25 24 Mazda CX-5 262 927 -1,6% 24,8% 1,0% 1,0%
26 17 Opel Astra 259 991 50,2% 21,0% 0,9% 1,0%
27 37 Suzuki Swift 240 791 -27,2% -27,5% 0,9% 0,8%
28 19 Toyota Yaris 239 948 9,8% -16,7% 0,9% 1,0%
28 50 Renault Captur 239 676 -13,1% 19,5% 0,9% 0,7%
28 56 Subaru Levorg 239 605 0,9% 0,6%
29 30 BMW X3 237 880 8,4% 28,1% 0,9% 0,9%
30 33 Mazda CX-3 229 852 0,8% 0,9%
31 23 Mercedes GLC 224 930 0,8% 1,0%
32 21 Opel Mokka 220 932 1,4% 11,7% 0,8% 1,0%
33 38 Ford Fiesta 217 782 -20,5% -34,4% 0,8% 0,8%
34 79 Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 215 467 -34,9% 0,9% 0,8% 0,5%
35 49 Skoda Superb 212 681 102,1% 98,1% 0,8% 0,7%
36 57 BMW 4 Series 206 603 -23,8% -16,3% 0,7% 0,6%
37 28 Peugeot 308 203 888 -15,4% -45,9% 0,7% 0,9%
38 65 Citroen C3 202 552 -31,3% -15,1% 0,7% 0,6%
38 36 Smart Fortwo 202 813 40,9% 23,9% 0,7% 0,8%
38 40 Peugeot 2008 202 745 -0,1% -4,7% 0,7% 0,8%
39 48 BMW X5 200 684 -6,7% 5,3% 0,7% 0,7%
40 41 Volvo XC60 198 739 -18,8% -33,3% 0,7% 0,8%

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