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Switzerland Vehicles Market accelerated in the first half 2015.

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Switzerland Vehicles Market accelerated in the Q2 2015 with a booming June up 18 percent albeit economic environment is still softening. Seat Alhambra and BMW Series 2 entered in the top 10, led by Volkswagen Golf, as usual.

Economic Outlook

In Q1, Switzerland’s export-oriented economy recorded the first contraction in over three years due to tumbling exports, which dropped resulting from the notable appreciation of the franc following January’s removal of the euro-franc exchange rate peg. More recent indicators suggest that the economy struggled to regain momentum in Q2.

Retail sales contracted for a fifth consecutive month in May and the KOF Economic Barometer fell to a nearly-four-year low in June, largely owing to a deterioration in the industrial sector.

In July, the government unveiled planned spending cuts of up to CHF 4 billion for 2016, and cuts of CHF 1 billion from 2017 through 2019, citing as the main reasons for its decision that state revenues and economic growth would be lower than previously expected.

Market Outlook

The market is really mature and in the last years had been stable in a range of 300.000 – 330.000 units, Last two years market had lost respectively 6.2% and 1.9%. Finally the 2015 started better, albeit the economic environment is deteriorating.

Following the +5.7% scored in the first quarter the market accelerated in the second with April +4.2%, May +6.3% and June booming at +18.6%.

Indeed, according to data released by Auto Suisse, the Association of Automotive Importers, total new car passengers sold have been 33.119, up 18.6% compared with the correspondent month last year.

The first half was positive with total new vehicles sales at 161.798, up 7.9% from the correspondent period last year.

Competitive Arena

The market is a feud of German brands including in the list Skoda, which in recent years has gained a prominent place for consumers in search of the best value for money.

Market leader is Volkswagen that in June has sold 4.353 cars (+22.8%) with cumulative figures at 20.095 units (+8.0%) gaining a market share of 12.4%. Second was BMW with 2.415 registrations (+17.9%) followed by Audi with 2.374 (+26.3%), Mercedes with 2.146 (+23.4%) and Skoda with 2.011 (+4.4%).

As far as the ranking by group, the dominator was the Volkswagen Group with 31.9% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan with 9.8%, BMW with 8.6% and P.S.A. with 7.8%.

As far as best-selling model ranking, the Volkswagen Golf was on top with 1.510 sales (-1.6%) ahead of Skoda Octavia with 1.147 units (+8.4%), Volkswagen Polo with 703 (+83.6%), Seat Leon with 686 (+81.0%), Audi A3 with 607 (+16.1%) and Volkswagen Passat with 564 (+182.0%)

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 Jun Rank H1 Brand Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 4.353 20.095 22,8% 8,0% 13,2% 12,4%
2 2 BMW 2.415 12.264 17,9% 18,1% 7,3% 7,6%
3 5 Audi 2.374 10.263 26,3% 7,4% 7,2% 6,4%
4 4 Mercedes 2.146 11.154 23,4% 22,0% 6,5% 6,9%
5 3 Skoda 2.011 11.196 4,4% 13,6% 6,1% 6,9%
6 6 Renault 1.697 7.476 19,9% 29,1% 5,1% 4,6%
7 7 Opel 1.678 7.261 9,2% -0,2% 5,1% 4,5%
8 8 Ford 1.445 6.757 6,3% 5,8% 4,4% 4,2%
9 12 Seat 1.387 5.102 58,3% 15,6% 4,2% 3,2%
10 10 Citroen 1.353 6.438 21,6% 17,4% 4,1% 4,0%
11 9 Peugeot 1.234 6.568 30,6% 18,2% 3,7% 4,1%
12 11 Toyota 1.185 5.117 38,1% -8,5% 3,6% 3,2%
13 14 Nissan 989 4.574 74,7% 19,7% 3,0% 2,8%
14 15 Fiat 875 4.375 15,7% 1,0% 2,7% 2,7%
15 17 Suzuki 781 4.112 24,4% -2,4% 2,4% 2,5%
16 16 Mazda 753 4.326 -3,7% -1,3% 2,3% 2,7%
17 18 Volvo 727 3.521 43,1% 0,8% 2,2% 2,2%
18 21 Kia 698 2.686 50,1% 1,3% 2,1% 1,7%
19 13 Hyundai 609 4.780 -32,9% -14,0% 1,8% 3,0%
20 20 Dacia 549 2.838 25,3% 10,0% 1,7% 1,8%
21 19 Subaru 452 3.058 -20,6% -13,5% 1,4% 1,9%
22 22 Mini 441 2.565 16,7% 38,4% 1,3% 1,6%
23 23 Porsche 413 2.231 40,0% 64,6% 1,3% 1,4%
24 25 Land Rover 373 1.837 53,5% -2,9% 1,1% 1,1%
25 28 Smart 362 1.491 118,1% 58,6% 1,1% 0,9%
26 24 Mitsubishi 334 2.218 -14,4% 17,2% 1,0% 1,4%
27 26 Jeep 296 1.784 24,4% 37,4% 0,9% 1,1%
28 27 Honda 204 1.730 -52,4% -29,5% 0,6% 1,1%
29 31 Tesla 150 470 283,6% 104,3% 0,5% 0,3%
30 29 Alfa Romeo 148 655 -36,8% -39,4% 0,4% 0,4%
31 34 Jaguar 125 367 155,1% 7,0% 0,4% 0,2%
32 32 Maserati 121 429 57,1% 2,6% 0,4% 0,3%
33 33 SsangYong 89 377 30,9% 34,6% 0,3% 0,2%
34 30 Lexus 80 527 90,5% 52,8% 0,2% 0,3%
35 36 Ferrari 28 136 180,0% -33,0% 0,1% 0,1%
36 35 Chevrolet 22 137 -82,0% -91,6% 0,1% 0,1%
37 39 Morgan 16 84 #DIV/0! 320,0% 0,0% 0,1%
37 41 Lamborghini 16 70 243,8% 153,1% 0,0% 0,0%
37 42 Lotus 16 66 128,6% 57,1% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Infiniti 15 86 200,0% 68,6% 0,0% 0,1%
39 40 Aston Martin 14 77 -36,4% -21,4% 0,0% 0,0%
40 37 Lancia 11 110 -88,3% -72,6% 0,0% 0,1%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Group Jun 2015 H1 2015 Var Jun Var H1 Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen 10.561 48.976 23,7% 11,6% 31,9% 30,3%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 3.250 14.974 34,1% 22,3% 9,8% 9,3%
3 3 BMW 2.863 14.849 17,4% 20,9% 8,6% 9,2%
4 4 PSA 2.587 13.006 25,7% 17,8% 7,8% 8,0%
5 5 Mercedes Daimler 2.508 12.645 31,7% 25,4% 7,6% 7,8%
6 8 General Motors 1.707 7.426 2,2% -17,5% 5,2% 4,6%
7 6 FCA 1.489 7.524 1,8% -4,3% 4,5% 4,7%
8 9 Ford 1.445 6.757 6,3% 5,8% 4,4% 4,2%
9 7 Hyundai-Kia 1.307 7.466 -4,7% -9,1% 3,9% 4,6%
10 10 Toyota 1.265 5.644 40,6% -5,0% 3,8% 3,5%

Rank Jun Rank H1 Model Jun 2015 H1 2015 Jun Var H1 Var Share Jun Share H1
1 1 Volkswagen Golf 1.510 7.165 -1,6% 8,7% 4,8% 4,6%
2 2 Skoda Octavia 1.147 6.620 8,4% 20,7% 3,6% 4,2%
3 3 Volkswagen Polo 703 3.211 83,6% 43,6% 2,2% 2,0%
4 5 Seat Leon 686 2.602 81,0% 36,7% 2,2% 1,7%
5 4 Audi A3 607 2.677 16,1% 17,4% 1,9% 1,7%
6 10 Volkswagen Passat 564 1.920 182,0% 28,2% 1,8% 1,2%
7 6 Mercedes C Class 493 2.301 233,1% 96,5% 1,6% 1,5%
8 26 Seat Alhambra 478 1.421 91,2% 21,6% 1,5% 0,9%
9 17 BMW 2 Series 441 1.555 512,5% 519,5% 1,4% 1,0%
10 8 Renault Clio 414 2.100 -9,8% 28,5% 1,3% 1,3%
11 7 Volkswagen Tiguan 409 2.101 38,2% -10,1% 1,3% 1,3%
12 11 Skoda Fabia 399 1.881 79,7% 30,2% 1,3% 1,2%
13 13 Ford Kuga 382 1.762 33,6% 31,0% 1,2% 1,1%
14 16 Nissan Qashqai 374 1.626 41,7% -0,4% 1,2% 1,0%
15 26 Opel Mokka 367 1.421 30,1% -1,9% 1,2% 0,9%
15 12 Peugeot 308 367 1.766 66,1% 70,5% 1,2% 1,1%
16 23 Audi Q3 366 1.454 60,5% 21,5% 1,2% 0,9%
17 14 Opel Corsa 364 1.741 60,4% 59,4% 1,1% 1,1%
18 13 Fiat 500 354 1.762 -1,9% 12,7% 1,1% 1,1%
19 29 Audi A4 343 1.351 -32,5% -7,7% 1,1% 0,9%
20 22 Volkswagen Touran 342 1.461 2,1% -13,3% 1,1% 0,9%
21 21 BMW 1 Series 317 1.475 2,9% 8,9% 1,0% 0,9%
22 33 Audi A1 314 1.261 41,4% 18,9% 1,0% 0,8%
23 32 Renault Captur 312 1.284 23,3% 34,3% 1,0% 0,8%
24 20 Mini Cooper 310 1.528 34,8% 60,8% 1,0% 1,0%
25 25 Toyota Yaris 306 1.428 53,8% 0,6% 1,0% 0,9%
26 19 Peugeot 208 302 1.533 4,5% -15,0% 1,0% 1,0%
27 9 BMW 3 Series 299 1.925 -28,8% -11,4% 0,9% 1,2%
28 15 Mercedes A Class 298 1.671 1,4% 0,1% 0,9% 1,1%
29 36 Ford Focus 294 1.160 3,9% -9,7% 0,9% 0,7%
30 44 Smart Fortwo 292 1.037 75,9% 10,3% 0,9% 0,7%
30 18 Mercedes GLA Class 292 1.551 6,6% 72,5% 0,9% 1,0%
31 30 Citroen C3 276 1.295 19,0% -0,5% 0,9% 0,8%
32 24 Ford Fiesta 259 1.451 -3,0% -1,2% 0,8% 0,9%
33 27 Volvo XC60 258 1.387 79,2% 17,6% 0,8% 0,9%
34 84 Tesla Model S 253 638 547,1% 177,3% 0,8% 0,4%
35 17 Suzuki Swift 249 1.555 6,4% 13,4% 0,8% 1,0%
36 46 Renault Scénic 247 1.022 -6,4% 13,6% 0,8% 0,7%
37 58 Citroen C4 Picasso 244 898 37,9% -6,4% 0,8% 0,6%
38 31 BMW 4 Series 240 1.292 13,7% 47,7% 0,8% 0,8%
39 34 Audi Q5 232 1.254 1,8% -0,3% 0,7% 0,8%
40 38 Opel Astra 231 1.151 -13,8% -6,1% 0,7% 0,7%

 

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