Switzerland Car Market slipped 1%in April 2013. BMW Series 3 challenges the leadership.

April 2013 cars sales were 28.397, down 1.6%, the 8th year-on-year decline in a string. Cumulate sales were 100.138, down 7.2% from last year.

Looking at the top brands performance:

Volkswagen in 1st sold 3.721 vehicles with a share of 13.1%, up 1.2 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date April sales were 12.026 with a share of 12.0%. Volkswagen held 4 models in the top 50, with the Polo in 3rd position.

Audi was 2nd, selling 2.017 vehicles with a share of 7.1%, up 0.3 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.804 with a share of 6.8%. Audi held 7 models in the top 50, with the A4 in 5th position.

BMW maintained its 3rd position, selling 2.009 vehicles, only 8 units less than Audi, with a share of 7.1%, up 0.8 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 6.303 with a share of 6.3%. BMW held 5 models in the top 50, with the 3 Series in 2nd position.

Mercedes was 4th, selling 1.723 units with a share of 6.0%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 5.833 with a share of 5.8%. The best-selling model was the C Class in 16th position.

Opel was 5th (6th year-to-date) selling 1.313 units with a share of 4.6%, down 0.1 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 4.658 with a share of 4.6%. The top model was the Mokka in 13th position.

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

Rank Ytd

Brand

Apr

YTD 2013

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

Ytd M 2013

1

Volkswagen

3.721

     12.026

11,5%

15,0%

11,6%

11,9%

13,1%

12,0%

2

Audi

2.017

       6.804

7,6%

6,8%

6,7%

6,8%

7,1%

6,8%

3

BMW

2.009

       6.303

6,0%

6,7%

6,0%

6,3%

7,1%

6,3%

4

Mercedes

1.723

       5.833

5,2%

4,4%

5,7%

6,1%

6,0%

5,8%

5

Skoda

1.238

       5.723

5,5%

5,9%

6,3%

4,5%

4,3%

5,7%

6

Opel

1.313

       4.658

5,1%

4,0%

4,7%

4,7%

4,6%

4,6%

7

Ford

1.235

       4.574

5,1%

5,8%

4,7%

5,7%

4,3%

4,6%

8

Toyota

1.240

       4.322

4,1%

3,9%

4,3%

4,8%

4,4%

4,3%

9

Renault

1.129

       4.304

5,1%

5,7%

4,4%

4,3%

4,0%

4,3%

10

Peugeot

1.122

       3.885

3,9%

3,2%

3,9%

3,2%

3,9%

3,9%

11

Fiat

954

       3.306

3,0%

3,3%

3,3%

2,9%

3,3%

3,3%

12

Hyundai

998

       3.259

3,6%

2,9%

3,2%

2,7%

3,5%

3,3%

13

Citroën

863

       3.194

3,9%

3,0%

3,2%

3,0%

3,0%

3,2%

14

Suzuki

902

       2.960

2,2%

2,7%

2,9%

3,1%

3,2%

3,0%

15

Nissan

642

       2.885

2,7%

2,5%

3,1%

3,1%

2,3%

2,9%

16

Mazda

726

       2.832

2,0%

2,3%

2,9%

2,8%

2,5%

2,8%

17

Volvo

684

       2.733

2,2%

2,3%

2,9%

2,3%

2,4%

2,7%

18

Honda

747

       2.732

1,8%

1,4%

2,8%

4,1%

2,6%

2,7%

19

Subaru

876

       2.545

3,8%

2,7%

2,3%

2,4%

3,1%

2,5%

20

Seat

676

       2.502

2,5%

2,7%

2,5%

2,8%

2,4%

2,5%

21

Dacia

486

       1.791

1,8%

1,5%

1,8%

2,0%

1,7%

1,8%

22

Mitsubishi

431

       1.446

1,5%

1,1%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

23

Mini

445

       1.422

1,2%

1,6%

1,4%

1,3%

1,6%

1,4%

24

Kia

393

       1.302

1,8%

1,8%

1,3%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

25

Land Rover

342

       1.206

0,9%

1,4%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

Looking at the best models, the Skoda Octavia was the market leader, selling 639 units with a share of 2.8%, up 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 3.157 with a share of 3.3%.

The BMW 3 Series was 2nd selling 605 units with a share of 2.6%, up 0.9 points from the previous month, followed by the Polo in 3rd with 531 sales and a share of 2.3%, up 0.8 points from March.

The Peugeot 208 was 3rd selling 482 units with a share of 2.1%, up 0.8 points from the previous month, followed by the A4 in 5th with 420 sales and a share of 1.8%, up 0.3 points from March, and by the A3 in 6th with 415 sales and a share of 1.8%, up 0.7 points from the previous month.

The Swift was 7th selling 389 units with a share of 1.7%, up 0.4 points from the previous month, followed by the BMW 1 Series in 8th with 384 sales and a share of 1.7%, up 0.5 points from March.

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

Rank Apr

 

Apr ’13

YTD 2013

Q2 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Q1 2013

Mar 2013

Apr 2013

YTD M 2013

1

Skoda Octavia

         639

     3.157

3,5%

3,0%

3,1%

3,5%

2,4%

2,8%

3,3%

2

BMW 3 Series

         605

     1.539

0,9%

1,0%

1,5%

1,3%

1,7%

2,6%

1,6%

3

Volkswagen Polo

         531

     1.642

1,5%

1,3%

2,7%

1,6%

1,5%

2,3%

1,7%

4

Peugeot 208

         482

     1.500

0,0%

0,9%

0,7%

1,4%

1,3%

2,1%

1,6%

5

Audi A4

         420

     1.474

1,2%

1,7%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

1,8%

1,6%

6

Audi A3

         415

     1.071

1,0%

1,3%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

1,8%

1,1%

7

Suzuki Swift

         389

     1.136

1,2%

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

1,7%

1,2%

8

BMW 1 Series

         384

     1.315

1,0%

1,0%

1,4%

1,3%

1,2%

1,7%

1,4%

9

Toyota Yaris

         381

     1.352

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,3%

1,6%

1,4%

10

Honda Jazz

         380

     1.204

0,7%

0,9%

0,5%

1,2%

1,9%

1,6%

1,3%

11

Suzuki SX4

         365

     1.282

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,0%

1,6%

1,4%

12

Volkswagen Passat

         339

     1.254

1,3%

1,2%

1,7%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

13

Opel Mokka

         335

     1.011

0,0%

0,0%

0,2%

0,9%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

14

Volkswagen Touran

         331

     1.215

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,0%

1,4%

1,3%

15

Renault Clio

         326

     1.297

1,0%

1,4%

1,5%

1,4%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

16

Mercedes C Class

         322

     1.186

1,5%

1,5%

0,9%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

17

Nissan Qashqai

         315

     1.259

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,3%

18

Ford Focus

         310

     1.190

1,0%

1,6%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

19

Mercedes A Class

         306

     1.221

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

1,3%

1,2%

1,3%

1,3%

20

Mini

         296

         834

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

1,3%

0,9%

21

BMW 5 Series

         289

         897

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

1,0%

1,2%

0,9%

22

BMW X3

         286

         987

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,0%

1,2%

1,0%

23

Fiat 500

         276

         857

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

24

Skoda Fabia

         273

     1.154

1,0%

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

0,8%

1,2%

1,2%

25

Renault Megane

         271

         888

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

26

Subaru XV

         270

         928

0,6%

2,4%

1,3%

0,9%

0,7%

1,2%

1,0%

27

Ford Fiesta

         268

         926

1,4%

0,9%

1,6%

0,9%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

28

Hyundai i30

         259

         898

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

1,1%

0,9%

29

Audi Q5

         258

         785

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

0,9%

1,1%

0,8%

30

Honda CR-V

         244

     1.036

0,1%

0,2%

0,4%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

1,1%

31

Hyundai i20

         239

         681

0,6%

1,0%

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

1,0%

0,7%

32

BMW X1

         235

         851

0,6%

1,0%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

1,0%

0,9%

33

Audi A5

         235

         718

0,7%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

34

Toyota Auris

         229

         907

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,9%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

35

Hyundai ix35

         228

         644

0,8%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

1,0%

0,7%

36

Opel Astra

         225

         988

1,3%

1,5%

1,0%

1,1%

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

37

Mazda CX-5

         222

         869

0,1%

0,4%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

38

Volvo V40

         220

         939

0,0%

0,2%

0,7%

1,0%

0,7%

1,0%

1,0%

39

Fiat Punto

         220

         785

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

1,0%

0,8%

40

Seat Ibiza

         220

         768

1,1%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

0,8%

41

Mercedes B Class

         215

         746

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

42

Audi Q3

         203

         978

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

0,9%

1,0%

43

Fiat Panda

         201

         829

0,5%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,6%

0,9%

0,9%

44

Subaru Forester

         200

         688

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

45

Seat Leon

         198

         724

0,4%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

46

Opel Corsa

         195

         723

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

47

Audi A1

         194

         735

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

48

Audi A6

         191

         707

0,7%

0,9%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

49

Volkswagen Up!

         184

         568

0,0%

0,5%

1,7%

0,5%

0,5%

0,8%

0,6%

50

Range Rover Evoque

         182

         660

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

0,7%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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