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New car sales in Austria are down 3.9% year-on-year in March to 35.407 units, but the Q1 volume remains in positive at 90.474 registrations, up 2.2% on the same period in 2017. Volkswagen goes agains the grain with a 7% year-on-year gain to 17.5% share, 2.5 times the level of the #2 Skoda up 6% to 6.9%. Seat surges 22% to step up one spot on February to #3, wth Ford and Opel in tow, both down 6%. The rest of the Top 10 is in decline, with Mercedes (-24%), Audi (-22%) and BMW (-16%) hit the hardest. Further down, Ssangyong (+100%), Suzuki (+28%), Honda (+23%), Dacia (+21%), Jaguar (+20%), Peugeot (+17%) DS (+11%) and Porsche (+11%) all impress with double-digit gains.
Model-wise, the VW Golf remains in the lead despite a 10% year-on-year drop, followed this month like YTD by the VW Polo (+26%) with the VW Tiguan (-8%) making the podium 100% Volkswagen. The Skoda Octavia (+32%) and Fabia (-9%) follow while the VW T-Roc remains at a world-best 6th place for the third consecutive month, making the Top Six 100% VW Group. The Seat Ateca is up 19% to #11, the Seat Arona up one spot on February to #13 and the Fiat 500 up 24% to #15.
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