Switzerland car market in July down 3%. Audi up, Skoda down.

After closing the first half of the year with the best sales level ever, the Swiss car market reported a slight drop in July, maintaining unchanged the medium terms positive perspectives. Indeed, focus2move.com projection for the 2012 was maintained at 350.000 units, which will represent a new all-time record, beating the previous record established at 329.899 units in the far 1990.

July was below the expectations for the market leader, Volkswagen, which sold 3.079 units with a market share of 12.3%, down 1.3 points of share from the previous month and 1.2 points from the first half.

Audi confirmed its second position with 1.862 sales and a share of 7.5%, up 1.1 points from the previous month and from the first half.

Renault posted a great month, achieving the 3rd position in the month (it is 7th year to date July) with 1.436 units and a share of 5.7%, up 1.3 points from the previous month and 0.7 points from the first half.

Opel was very positive as well, in 4th position (it’s 8th in the YTD ranking) with 1.446 sales and a share of 5.8%, up 1.2 points from June and 1.0 from the first half. Ford was 5rd with 1.398 units and 5.6% of share, ahead of Mercedes with 1.325 units and 5.3% of share.

Skoda, 3rd in the year to date ranking, was only 7th in the month, falling at 5.1% of share, down 1.2 points from the previous month and 0.8 from the first half.

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

Rank

Brands

Jul

YTD Jul

Apr

May

Jun

I Half

Jul

YTD Jul

1

Volkswagen

3.079

27.023

12,7%

11,3%

13,6%

13,5%

12,3%

13,4%

2

Audi

1.862

13.144

6,4%

7,8%

6,4%

6,4%

7,5%

6,5%

3

Skoda

1.277

11.765

5,6%

5,3%

6,3%

5,9%

5,1%

5,8%

4

Ford

1.398

11.323

5,9%

5,5%

5,8%

5,6%

5,6%

5,6%

5

Mercedes

1.325

10.727

5,5%

5,4%

4,8%

5,3%

5,3%

5,3%

6

BMW

1.247

10.507

5,5%

5,4%

4,9%

5,2%

5,0%

5,2%

7

Renault

1.436

10.319

4,9%

4,8%

4,4%

5,0%

5,7%

5,1%

8

Opel

1.446

9.987

4,5%

4,5%

4,6%

4,8%

5,8%

4,9%

9

Toyota

1.056

8.081

4,6%

4,1%

4,0%

4,0%

4,2%

4,0%

10

Peugeot

897

7.939

3,9%

3,9%

3,8%

4,0%

3,6%

3,9%

11

Hyundai

945

7.592

3,9%

4,4%

3,9%

3,7%

3,8%

3,8%

12

Citroën

899

7.408

4,0%

3,8%

3,2%

3,7%

3,6%

3,7%

13

Fiat

785

6.239

2,8%

3,4%

3,1%

3,1%

3,1%

3,1%

14

Nissan

855

6.071

2,5%

2,2%

2,4%

2,9%

3,4%

3,0%

15

Seat

625

5.631

2,8%

2,5%

2,9%

2,8%

2,5%

2,8%

16

Volvo

552

5.197

2,5%

2,5%

2,4%

2,6%

2,2%

2,6%

17

Subaru

766

4.437

2,0%

2,3%

2,0%

2,1%

3,1%

2,2%

18

Suzuki

432

4.400

2,9%

2,9%

2,9%

2,2%

1,7%

2,2%

19

Mazda

373

4.295

2,4%

2,1%

2,9%

2,2%

1,5%

2,1%

20

Honda

430

3.609

1,7%

1,7%

1,5%

1,8%

1,7%

1,8%

21

Dacia

386

3.280

1,8%

1,7%

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

1,6%

22

Mitsubishi

348

2.982

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

23

Mini

360

2.792

1,4%

1,9%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

1,4%

24

Kia

431

2.418

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,7%

1,2%

25

Chevrolet

297

2.366

1,0%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

26

Land-Rover

236

2.283

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

27

Alfa Romeo

262

1.924

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

28

Jeep

179

1.546

0,7%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

29

Porsche

242

1.490

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

30

Smart

135

1.103

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

Looking at the best-selling models, Volkswagen Golf led the ranking with 893 sales and 3.6% of share, followed by the Skoda Octavia with 636 sales and 2.5% of share and the Opel Astra (7th in the YTD ranking) with 469 units. The Ford Focus was 4th (it’s 14th in the YTD ranking) with 427units.

Volkswagen Polo defended its 3rd position in the year to date ranking, with 3.624 sales and 1.8% of share, ahead of Volkswagen Tiguan and Passat.

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

Rank

Models

Jul

Ytd Jul

Q1

Q2

I Half

Jul

Ytd Jul

1

Volkswagen Golf

893

8.067

4,2%

3,9%

4,0%

3,6%

4,0%

2

Skoda Octavia

636

6.445

3,0%

3,5%

3,3%

2,5%

3,2%

3

Volkswagen Polo

347

3.624

2,3%

1,5%

1,8%

1,4%

1,8%

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

403

3.454

1,8%

1,7%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

5

Volkswagen Passat

268

2.994

1,8%

1,3%

1,5%

1,1%

1,5%

6

Mercedes C

383

2.949

1,4%

1,5%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

7

Opel Astra

469

2.822

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

1,9%

1,4%

8

Volkswagen Touran

304

2.798

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

1,2%

1,4%

9

Ford Fiesta

290

2.698

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,2%

1,3%

10

Toyota Yaris

329

2.538

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

11

Skoda Fabia

288

2.401

1,5%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

12

Renault Clio

327

2.332

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

13

Audi A3

360

2.322

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

14

Ford Focus

427

2.299

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,7%

1,1%

15

Nissan Qashqai

332

2.270

1,2%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

16

Audi A4

340

2.267

0,9%

1,2%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

17

Ford Kuga

261

2.253

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

18

Opel Corsa

294

2.234

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

19

Renault Megane

334

2.180

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

1,1%

20

BMW X3

277

2.124

1,0%

1,1%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

21

Seat Ibiza

172

2.116

1,2%

1,1%

1,1%

0,7%

1,0%

22

Peugeot 207

130

1.942

1,4%

0,7%

1,0%

0,5%

1,0%

23

BMW 1

224

1.937

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

24

BMW 3

189

1.899

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

25

Suzuki Swift

183

1.895

0,6%

1,2%

1,0%

0,7%

0,9%

26

Volvo XC60

198

1.883

1,1%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

27

Renault Scenic

233

1.808

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

28

Mini

281

1.779

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

29

Opel Zafira

285

1.766

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

30

BMW 5

232

1.762

1,0%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

 

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