Switzerland: Car Market was down 6% in November 2012. BMW up. Audi down.

In November 2012, car sales were 26.950 sales, down 6.3%. Year-to-date sales were 299.021, up 3.7% from last year, maintaining the track to achieve the new all-time record, with a final year volume above 330.000 units.

Looking at the best brand performance:

Volkswagen was again the market leader, selling 3.451 units with a share of 12.8%, up 1.6 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date November sales were 38.242 with a share of 12.8%. Volkswagen held 5 models in the top 20, with the Golf as market leader and the Polo in 4th position.

BMW climbed to the 2nd position (4th year-to-date), selling 1.853 units with a share of 6.9%, up 0.9 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 16.831 with a share of 5.6%. The best-selling model was the BMW 3, 7th this month.

Audi was 3rd (2ndyear-to-date) with 1.775 sales, only 10 more than Ford, with a share of 6.6%, down 0.7 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 20.158 with a share of 6.7%. The best-selling model was the A4, 18th this month.

Ford in 4th (5th year-to-date) sold 1.765 units with a share of 6.5%, up 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 16.750 with a share of 5.6%. The Fiesta was 3rd this month.

Skoda got down to the 5th position (3rd year-to-date) selling 1.546 units with a share of 5.87%, down 0.5 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 17.433 with a share of 5.8%. The Octavia was 2nd this month.

Renault remained in 6th position selling 1.512 units with a share of 5.6%, down 0.2 from the October. Year-to-date sales were 15.409 with a share of 5.2%. The best-selling model was the Clio 5th this month.

Mercedes was 7th with 1.170 sales and a share of 4.3%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 15.390 with a share of 5.2%. The ML Class was 30th this month.

Opel was 8th with 1.072 sales and a share of 4.0%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 14.274 with a share of 4.8%.

Toyota in 9th sold 1.048 units with a share of 3.9%, down 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 11.987 with a share of 4.0%.

Fiat surged in 10th position (13th year-to-date) with 1.014 sales and a share of 3.8%, up 0.6 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 9.399 with a share of 3.1%.

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

Rank

Brands

Nov

Ytd Nov

2011

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

Volkswagen

3.451

38.242

12,8%

12,7%

11,6%

11,2%

12,8%

12,8%

2

Audi

1.775

20.158

5,8%

6,8%

7,6%

7,3%

6,6%

6,7%

3

Skoda

1.546

17.433

5,5%

5,8%

5,5%

6,2%

5,7%

5,8%

4

BMW

1.853

16.831

5,5%

5,2%

6,0%

6,0%

6,9%

5,6%

5

Ford

1.765

16.750

5,8%

5,7%

5,1%

6,0%

6,5%

5,6%

6

Renault

1.512

15.409

5,8%

4,7%

5,1%

5,8%

5,6%

5,2%

7

Mercedes

1.170

15.390

4,4%

5,2%

5,2%

4,7%

4,3%

5,2%

8

Opel

1.072

14.274

5,0%

4,6%

5,1%

4,4%

4,0%

4,8%

9

Toyota

1.048

11.987

4,2%

4,2%

4,1%

4,2%

3,9%

4,0%

10

Peugeot

810

11.536

4,8%

3,9%

3,9%

3,9%

3,0%

3,9%

11

Citroën

867

11.025

4,1%

3,6%

3,9%

3,6%

3,2%

3,7%

12

Hyundai

865

10.799

3,1%

4,1%

3,6%

3,2%

3,2%

3,6%

13

Fiat

1.014

9.399

3,1%

3,1%

3,0%

3,2%

3,8%

3,1%

14

Nissan

791

8.449

3,0%

2,4%

2,7%

2,3%

2,9%

2,8%

15

Seat

652

7.869

2,6%

2,8%

2,5%

1,9%

2,4%

2,6%

16

Subaru

687

7.662

2,3%

2,1%

3,8%

2,7%

2,5%

2,6%

17

Volvo

586

7.496

2,7%

2,5%

2,2%

2,8%

2,2%

2,5%

18

Suzuki

908

7.134

2,6%

2,9%

2,2%

2,7%

3,4%

2,4%

19

Mazda

738

6.631

2,3%

2,5%

2,0%

2,4%

2,7%

2,2%

20

Honda

416

5.211

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,5%

1,5%

1,7%

21

Dacia

436

4.984

1,8%

1,6%

1,8%

1,7%

1,6%

1,7%

22

Mitsubishi

338

4.347

1,8%

1,5%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,5%

23

Kia

417

4.145

1,2%

1,3%

1,8%

1,9%

1,5%

1,4%

24

Mini

388

4.095

1,4%

1,5%

1,2%

1,7%

1,4%

1,4%

25

Chevrolet

323

3.624

1,1%

1,3%

1,2%

1,5%

1,2%

1,2%

Looking at the best-selling models, the Golf obtained the leadership, selling 840 units with a share of 3.1%, up 0.7 points of share from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 10.739 with a share of 3.6%.

The Octavia was 2nd, with 819 sales and a share of 3.0%, down 0.5 points from the previous month, followed by the Fiesta in 3rd (11th last month and 7th year-to-date) with 604 units and a share of 2.2%, up 0.8 points from October.

The Polo was 4th (3rd year-to-date) with 573 sales and a share of 2.1%, up 0.3 points from October, followed by the Clio in 5th (10th year-to-date) with 431 sales and 1.6% of share, down 0.2 points from the previous month.

Subaru XV was 6th (7th last month and 20th year-to-date) with 404 units and a share of 1.5%, stable from the previous month, followed by BMW 3 in 7th (12th last month and 21st year-to-date) with 403 units and 1.5% of share, up 0.2 points from October.

The Qashquai was 8th (18th last month and 16th YTD) with 399 sales and a share of 1.5%, up 0.4 points from October, followed by the Tiguan in 9th (5th last month and 4th YTD) with 398 sales and 1.5% of share and by the SX4 in 10th (20th last month and 31st YTD) with 389 sales and 1.4% of share.

Behind it was a good month for the Up! in 12th (16th last month and 71st YTD), and for the Swift in 13th, up 12 spots from October.

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

Rank Nov

Rank Oct

Rank Ytd

Model

Nov

Ytd Nov

Q2

Q3

Oct

Nov

Ytd Nov

1

2

1

Volkswagen Golf

840

10.739

3,9%

3,1%

2,4%

3,1%

3,6%

2

1

2

Skoda Octavia

819

9.571

3,5%

3,0%

3,5%

3,0%

3,2%

3

11

7

Ford Fiesta

604

4.009

1,4%

0,9%

1,4%

2,2%

1,3%

4

3

3

Volkswagen Polo

573

5.229

1,5%

1,3%

1,8%

2,1%

1,8%

5

4

10

Renault Clio

431

3.844

1,0%

1,4%

1,8%

1,6%

1,3%

6

7

20

Subaru XV

404

3.249

0,6%

2,4%

1,5%

1,5%

1,1%

7

12

21

BMW 3

403

3.178

0,9%

1,0%

1,3%

1,5%

1,1%

8

18

16

Nissan Quasqai

399

3.401

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,5%

1,1%

9

5

4

Volkswagen Tiguan

398

4.932

1,7%

1,5%

1,6%

1,5%

1,7%

10

20

31

Suzuki SX4

389

2.554

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,4%

0,9%

11

21

17

BMW X3

380

3.331

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,4%

1,1%

12

16

71

VW Up!

380

1.003

0,0%

0,5%

1,2%

1,4%

0,3%

13

25

23

Suzuki Swift

376

2.987

1,2%

0,9%

1,0%

1,4%

1,0%

14

15

5

Volkswagen Passat

370

4.243

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

1,4%

1,4%

15

93

50

Volkswagen Sharan

367

1.940

0,5%

0,7%

0,3%

1,4%

0,6%

16

19

18

Renault Megane

359

3.329

1,1%

1,2%

1,1%

1,3%

1,1%

17

13

14

Skoda Fabia

357

3.529

1,0%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

18

6

11

Audi A4

354

3.836

1,2%

1,7%

1,6%

1,3%

1,3%

19

53

75

Opel Meriva

352

651

0,0%

0,2%

0,6%

1,3%

0,2%

20

10

13

Ford Focus

351

3.676

1,0%

1,6%

1,5%

1,3%

1,2%

21

32

39

Range Rover Evoque

337

2.248

0,6%

0,6%

0,9%

1,3%

0,8%

22

9

12

Toyota Yaris

334

3.758

1,2%

1,2%

1,5%

1,2%

1,3%

23

8

15

Ford Kuga

323

3.514

1,2%

1,2%

1,5%

1,2%

1,2%

24

35

30

Hyundai i30

321

2.570

0,9%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

0,9%

25

37

74

Mazda CX-5

320

760

0,0%

0,3%

0,9%

1,2%

0,3%

26

29

35

Hyundai I20

314

2.412

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

1,2%

0,8%

27

33

38

BMW X1

309

2.373

0,6%

1,0%

0,9%

1,1%

0,8%

28

23

24

BMW 1

298

2.960

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

29

39

41

Fiat Panda

296

2.161

0,5%

0,8%

0,8%

1,1%

0,7%

30

49

76

Mercedes ML Class

294

567

0,0%

0,1%

0,7%

1,1%

0,2%

31

17

26

Audi Q3

292

2.718

0,9%

0,9%

1,2%

1,1%

0,9%

32

28

25

BMW 5

283

2.783

0,8%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

33

24

9

Volkswagen Touran

282

3.877

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,0%

1,3%

34

26

6

Mercedes C

268

4.147

1,5%

1,5%

1,0%

1,0%

1,4%

35

30

28

Mini

254

2.627

1,0%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

36

63

77

Renault Twingo

247

492

0,0%

0,2%

0,5%

0,9%

0,2%

37

22

33

Fiat 500

244

2.509

0,8%

0,9%

1,1%

0,9%

0,8%

38

41

46

Audi Q5

240

2.075

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

39

14

8

Opel Astra

232

3.955

1,3%

1,5%

1,2%

0,9%

1,3%

40

67

78

Volvo V60

228

457

0,0%

0,2%

0,5%

0,8%

0,2%

41

34

19

Audi A3

218

3.297

1,0%

1,3%

0,9%

0,8%

1,1%

42

38

22

Opel Corsa

215

3.038

1,1%

1,0%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

43

31

70

Peugeot 208

208

1.057

0,0%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,4%

44

42

29

Volvo XC60

206

2.602

0,8%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

45

36

32

Renault Scenic

206

2.530

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

0,8%

0,8%

46

64

43

Fiat Punto

204

2.118

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,8%

0,7%

47

76

65

Mitsubishi ASX

200

1.328

0,0%

0,2%

0,3%

0,7%

0,4%

48

62

45

Seat Alhambra

195

2.076

0,7%

0,9%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

49

27

37

Audi A1

194

2.386

0,9%

0,9%

1,0%

0,7%

0,8%

50

69

60

Mazda 2

194

1.681

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

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This report was written by Camilla.

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