Hyundai Tucson. Picture caradvice.com.au
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New car sales in Austria hit a bump in October at -7% year-on-year to 25.149 registrations, pulling the year-to-date total down 0.7% to 262.342 units. Austrian car buyers have voted: they will support Volkswagen come what may, with the German manufacturer enjoying a 3% year-on-year gain this month to 4.676 sales and 18.6% share, a notch above its year-to-date level of 17.3%. Opel tumbles down 14% but is up two spots on September to #2, BMW is up four to #3 and Renault up 13% to #4. Skoda (-18%), Hyundai (-29%), Ford (-25%) and Audi (-22%) are hit hard. Reversely, Mercedes (+16%), Fiat (+26%) and Dacia (+21%) prosper. Model-wise, just as it did in Switzerland, the Hyundai Tucson leaps up a fantastic 26 spots on September to become the best-selling non-Volkswagen Group model at #5 with 1.8% share below the VW Golf (4.7%), Polo (3.1%), Skoda Octavia (2.3%) and VW Tiguan (2.2%). Notice also the VW Sharan up 22 ranks to #10, the VW Bus up 19 to #11 and the Seat Alhambra up 28 to #12.
Previous month: Austria September 2015: Skoda Fabia leaps 166% to 2nd place
One year ago: Austria October 2014: Hyundai i20 back up to 2nd place
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