Luxembourg 2016. Hyundai shining in the German feud.

Luxembourg Auto Market 2016

Luxembourg Auto Market 2016 reported a moderate increase, keeping the stable path around the 50.000 annual units. Dominated by German brand, the competitive arena see Hyundai on stage.

The economy remained broadly stable in the third quarter of 2016, growing 4.8% annually according to a first estimate released by the Statistics Institute in December. Looking to Q4, monthly economic data paint a mixed picture. Economic sentiment was buoyant throughout the quarter, but unemployment ended the year a notch higher, putting the labor market’s recovery on hold. FocusEconomics analysts expect the economy to grow 3.5% in 2017.

Following the negative performance of the previous year, the domestic cars market in 2016 was back over 50.000 registrations for the first time since 2012.

Indeed, according to data released by the Statec, the Luxembourg Portal for Statistics, total new car passengers sold had been 50.561 (+8.8%) while the light commercial vehicles had been 4.376 (+14.9%).

Volkswagen kept the first step of the podium with 5.775 units (-0.7%) ahead of BMW with 5.361 (-1.9%) and Mercedes, which gained two spots from the previous year with 4.673 (+23.2%).

The best performer of the year was Hyundai (+32.9%) while Audi slipped from the podium to the fifth place (-2.3%).

The Volkswagen Golf was the best-selling model for the third consecutive year with 1.645 sales (-18.8%) followed by the stunning performance of the Renault Clio with 1.240 (+46.6%) and the Audi A3 with 1.096 (+4.0%).

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 report year to date data updated.

Rank 2016Rank 2015BRANDSales 2016Sales 2015Variation 2016Share 2016Share 2015
Rank 2016Rank 2015GroupSales 2015Sales 2016Variation 2016Share 2016Share 2015
45Mercedes Daimler3.9334.81422,4%9,8%8,5%
77General Motors2.1132.36311,8%4,8%4,5%
Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelSales 2016Sales 20152016 Variation
11Volkswagen Golf1.6452.027-18,8%
25Renault Clio1.24084646,6%
33Audi A31.0961.0544,0%
42Renault Scénic1.0201.091-6,5%
56Mercedes C Class92682612,1%
611Volkswagen Tiguan89949780,9%
74Volkswagen Polo888911-2,5%
810Mercedes A Class83973214,6%