Switzerland market report. October 2016

Switzerland Cars Sales in October 2016 volkswagen_tiguan_gte_active_concept_2016

Switzerland Cars Sales in October fell moderately losing the momentum, despite the favourable economic conditions. The Skoda Octavia was 2nd with a narrow gap from the new leader the VW Golf.

Market Outlook

Switzerland’s economy started the fourth quarter with strong momentum. In October, the manufacturing PMI rose to a five-month high, reflecting increased demand for industrial products, while the KOF economic barometer climbed to the highest level seen this year. Based on these indicators, Swiss industries appear on the whole to have adjusted to the strong franc over the past year and are back on an upward trajectory.

Despite the favourable economic conditions and the sales positive performance posted in September, in October the domestic cars market fell down moderately.

According to data released by the Auto Suisse, the Association of local Automotive Importers, in October the registrations has been 23.396 sales (-7.3%).

Year to date October the total car passengers had been 255.573 units, down 3.5%.

Competitive Arena

In October Volkswagen led again the market with 3.131 (-8.7%) with 13.4% of market share followed again by Mercedes with 1.772 (+2.8%) and BMW with 1.691 (+4.6%). In fourth place was Skoda with 1.656 units (+1.3%), Audi with 1.563 (-5.9%), Opel with 850 (-14.5%), Seat with 839 (+16.7%) and Ford with 835 (-22.0%).

As far as the Car Groups performance, the leader was Volkswagen Group with 32.0% of market share, ahead of BMW with 9.1%, Mercedes Daimler with 8.5% and  Renault-Nissan with 7.2%.

The Volkswagen Golf conquered the top of ranking from the 3rd place with 1.989 sales (-19.7%) followed by the Skoda Octavia with 1.898 units (+0.1%). The Volkswagen Polo ranked third with 1.142 (-9.5%) ahead of the Volkswagen Tiguan with 1.024 (+86.2%) and the Audi A3 with 741 (-1.7%).

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 Oct Rank 2016 Brand Sales Oct Sales 2016 Var Oct Var 2016 Share Oct Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 3.131 32.204 -8,7% -3,8% 13,4% 12,6%
2 3 Mercedes 1.772 19.676 2,8% 3,3% 7,6% 7,7%
3 2 BMW 1.691 20.027 4,6% 2,7% 7,2% 7,8%
4 4 Skoda 1.656 17.230 1,3% -3,9% 7,1% 6,7%
5 5 Audi 1.563 15.087 -5,9% -13,1% 6,7% 5,9%
6 7 Opel 850 10.782 -14,5% -7,1% 3,6% 4,2%
7 12 Seat 839 7.982 16,7% -3,9% 3,6% 3,1%
8 8 Ford 835 10.648 -22,0% -5,0% 3,6% 4,2%
9 6 Renault 823 11.320 -29,4% -6,4% 3,5% 4,4%
10 15 Fiat 798 7.082 -7,6% -4,9% 3,4% 2,8%
11 10 Toyota 777 8.488 -11,9% 2,0% 3,3% 3,3%
12 9 Peugeot 757 8.564 -13,1% -20,5% 3,2% 3,4%
13 13 Hyundai 732 7.599 -21,2% -6,8% 3,1% 3,0%
14 14 Citroen 728 7.331 -15,3% -26,4% 3,1% 2,9%
15 16 Suzuki 711 6.142 -15,0% -10,3% 3,0% 2,4%
16 18 Volvo 645 5.634 7,9% -7,6% 2,8% 2,2%
17 11 Mazda 639 8.172 -19,6% 4,5% 2,7% 3,2%
18 21 Mini 441 4.337 21,2% 11,1% 1,9% 1,7%
19 17 Dacia 434 6.035 4,1% 42,9% 1,9% 2,4%
20 22 Kia 432 4.324 14,6% 4,1% 1,8% 1,7%
21 19 Nissan 382 5.181 -37,0% -22,7% 1,6% 2,0%
22 23 Honda 342 4.030 35,7% 55,9% 1,5% 1,6%
23 26 Land Rover 321 3.145 8,1% 8,6% 1,4% 1,2%
24 20 Subaru 292 4.621 -29,1% -5,0% 1,2% 1,8%
25 24 Porsche 280 3.587 -17,9% -3,3% 1,2% 1,4%
26 25 Mitsubishi 277 3.238 11,7% -4,7% 1,2% 1,3%
27 27 Jeep 264 2.594 -21,0% -13,6% 1,1% 1,0%
28 28 Smart 223 2.435 -22,6% -6,7% 1,0% 1,0%
29 30 Jaguar 148 1.352 78,3% 70,9% 0,6% 0,5%
30 31 Alfa Romeo 144 1.096 56,5% 2,1% 0,6% 0,4%
31 34 Maserati 94 610 38,2% -5,0% 0,4% 0,2%
32 32 SsangYong 92 832 43,8% 34,6% 0,4% 0,3%
33 29 Tesla 83 1.366 -30,8% 7,6% 0,4% 0,5%
34 33 Lexus 50 729 -24,2% -8,5% 0,2% 0,3%
35 35 Infiniti 43 557 186,7% 246,0% 0,2% 0,2%
36 37 Chevrolet 20 206 -25,9% -10,4% 0,1% 0,1%
37 39 Bentley 19 170 46,2% 34,9% 0,1% 0,1%
38 36 Ferrari 18 311 -48,6% 8,4% 0,1% 0,1%
39 38 Cadillac 17 181 54,5% 64,5% 0,1% 0,1%
40 40 Aston Martin 9 101 -25,0% -11,4% 0,0% 0,0%
41 44 McLaren 6 74 100,0% 184,6% 0,0% 0,0%
41 46 Alpina 6 42 0,0% -32,3% 0,0% 0,0%
42 47 Dodge 5 23 -73,7% -87,8% 0,0% 0,0%
43 41 Lamborghini 4 87 0,0% 58,2% 0,0% 0,0%
44 42 Lancia 2 81 -32,5% 0,0% 0,0%
44 49 Morgan 2 11 100,0% -21,4% 0,0% 0,0%
45 48 Caterham 1 20 -50,0% -23,1% 0,0% 0,0%
45 43 Lotus 1 80 -85,7% 14,3% 0,0% 0,0%
45 45 Rolls-Royce 1 44 -50,0% 63,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Oct Rank 2016 Group Sales Oct Sales 2016 Var Oct Var 2016 Share Oct Share 2016
1 1 Volkswagen 7.492 76.347 -4,0% -5,7% 32,0% 29,9%
2 2 BMW 2.139 24.450 7,6% 4,1% 9,1% 9,6%
3 4 Mercedes Daimler 1.995 22.111 -0,8% 2,1% 8,5% 8,7%
4 3 Renault-Nissan 1.682 23.093 -23,7% -0,4% 7,2% 9,0%
5 5 PSA 1.485 15.895 -14,2% -23,3% 6,3% 6,2%
6 7 FCA 1.325 11.797 -6,2% -7,6% 5,7% 4,6%
7 6 Hyundai-Kia 1.164 11.923 -10,9% -3,1% 5,0% 4,7%
8 8 General Motors 887 11.169 -14,1% -6,5% 3,8% 4,4%
9 9 Ford 835 10.648 -22,0% -5,0% 3,6% 4,2%
10 10 Toyota 827 9.217 -12,8% 1,1% 3,5% 3,6%

Rank Oct Rank 2016 Model Sales October Sales YTD 2016 October Variation 2016 YTD Variation
1 2 Volkswagen Golf 1.989 18.909 -19,7% -23,9%
2 1 Skoda Octavia 1.898 19.238 0,1% -8,7%
3 3 Volkswagen Polo 1.142 9.518 -9,5% -14,8%
4 4 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.024 7.704 86,2% 21,7%
5 9 Audi A3 741 6.493 -1,7% -26,3%
6 8 Volkswagen Passat 669 6.497 -25,0% -8,5%
7 12 Fiat 500 663 5.789 -7,7% -7,5%
8 17 Hyundai Tucson 603 5.503 -11,3% 274,9%
9 7 BMW 2 Series 602 6.830 2,4% 9,4%
10 10 Skoda Fabia 588 6.100 10,1% -2,7%
11 5 Mercedes C Class 587 7.427 16,0% 0,5%
12 14 Seat Leon 554 5.762 -1,4% -27,3%
13 40 Suzuki Swift 545 3.861 -12,4% -23,4%
14 18 Mercedes A Class 542 5.342 7,5% -7,5%
15 19 BMW 3 Series 515 5.107 -10,6% -13,0%
16 13 Seat Alhambra 504 5.786 -22,0% 5,0%
17 27 Toyota Yaris 502 4.452 -14,0% -5,0%
18 22 Ford Kuga 496 4.820 -18,4% -14,7%
19 21 Opel Mokka 471 4.873 6,1% 0,4%
20 15 Audi A4 466 5.640 14,8% 25,7%
21 29 Audi Q3 465 4.305 -1,5% -6,7%
22 31 Audi Q5 447 4.151 -14,0% -18,5%
23 11 Mini Cooper 445 5.821 24,3% 24,3%
24 23 Renault Clio 444 4.804 -25,8% -31,2%
25 20 Renault Mégane 442 4.886 14,5% 54,5%
26 32 Suzuki Vitara 440 4.120 -1,3% 45,2%
27 6 Volkswagen Touran 436 6.960 43,4% 71,1%
28 25 Mercedes GLC 418 4.690 23,7% 575,8%
29 16 Opel Astra 414 5.582 -10,4% 55,0%
30 42 Volvo XC60 413 3.649 67,9% -15,7%
31 24 Mercedes GLA 405 4.775 -13,1% -11,5%
32 49 Audi A1 404 3.336 6,9% -17,5%
33 28 Dacia Duster 399 4.389 9,6% 29,9%
34 45 Ford Fiesta 398 3.552 -16,4% -23,9%
35 30 Peugeot 208 393 4.265 -12,7% -18,9%
36 41 Smart Fortwo 391 3.775 -9,1% 2,0%
37 36 BMW 1 Series 383 4.033 2,4% -15,6%
38 38 Toyota Auris 382 3.940 -13,6% 6,1%
39 37 Peugeot 308 369 3.993 -9,6% -24,7%
39 34 Nissan Qashqai 369 4.099 -19,8% -15,3%
40 17 BMW X1 365 5.503 96,2% 159,8%

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