23 January 2019

Austria Top 50 Models : 2018

The Opel Crossland over doubled its sales

Austria is strongly favouring European models, VW in particular. Škoda and SEAT also score highly. Japanese models are conspicuous by their absence. The Golf was well ahead in 2017 but has had some of that lead trimmed back.

Rk Brand Model 2018 2017 +/-
Europe
1 VW Golf 12,352 16,932 -27%
20 models
2 VW Polo 9,470 8,258 15%
40%
3 Škoda Octavia 8,702 9,594 -9%

4 VW Tiguan 7,857 9,242 -15%
Germany
5 VW T-Roc 6,681 156 n/a
18 models
6 Škoda Fabia 6,644 7,242 -8%
36%
7 VW Bus 5,734 6,464 -11%

8 Hyundai Tucson 5,704 4,527 26%
Japan
9 Renault Clio 4,853 4,436 9%
4 models
10 Fiat 500 4,369 4,533 -4%
8%
11 SEAT Arona 4,217 237 n/a

12 SEAT Léon 4,056 4,445 -9%
USA
13 Škoda Karoq 3,816 396 864%
4 models
14 Hyundai i20 3,779 5,400 -30%
8%
15 Ford Fiesta 3,745 3,806 -2%
16 SEAT Ibiza 3,645 5,389 -32%
Korea
17 Ford Focus 3,616 3,456 5%
4 models
18 VW Touran 3,543 4,315 -18%
8%
19 SEAT Ateca 3,516 3,432 2%

20 Dacia Duster 3,510 2,590 36%

21 VW Caddy 3,486 4,110 -15%

22 Opel Crossland 3,431 1,567 119%

23 Opel Astra 3,407 4,958 -31%

24 Hyundai i30 3,389 3,570 -5%

25 BMW X1 3,277 4,199 -22%

26 Ford Kuga 3,246 3,959 -18%

27 Fiat Panda 3,125 2,950 6%

28 Renault Captur 3,107 3,408 -9%

29 Mazda CX-5 3,102 2,663 16%

30 Nissan Qashqai 3,050 3,278 -7%

31 Opel Corsa 3,016 3,745 n/a

32 VW Passat 3,015 3,649 -17%

33 SEAT Alhambra 2,992 3,731 -20%

34 Dacia Sandero 2,969 3,176 -7%

35 M-Benz GLC 2,804 2,557 10%

36 Peugeot 3008 2,776 1,625 71%

37 Renault Scénic 2,764 2,947 -6%

38 Fiat Tipo 2,756 3,583 -23%

39 MINI Mini 2,739 2,770 -1%

40 Renault Mégane 2,688 3,307 -19%

41 BMW 5-Series 2,656 3,192 -17%

42 Mazda CX-3 2,638 2,552 3%

43 Kia Ceed 2,558 2,494 3%

44 BMW X3 2,503 1,153 117%

45 Opel Mokka 2,441 4,071 -40%

46 Ford EcoSport 2,433 883 176%

47 M-Benz C-Class 2,378 2,628 -10%

48 Škoda Superb 2,312 2,337 -1%

49 Toyota Yaris 2,288 2,292 0%

50 Opel Grandland 2,260 247 815%

Malaysia Passenger Car Sales : 2018


The government stopped charging VAT (GST) sales tax for three months June to August. As most cars sold here are locally assembled, it was to stimulate production. However, the upsurge in demand caught manufacturers off guard and it didn't fully achieve its goal. That said, I question the value of such moves anyway.

So the effect was that while car sales are up 3.6% for the year, they were 0% in December. Local brand Perodua (making Daihatsu based cars under licence) has now over 40% of the total sales. The next four major brands all lost market share then comes Mazda zooming up the chart.

Below green shows increase and blue a drop. Audi sales are up until June when the reporting stopped. With import duties, it's hard to survive here as just an importer.


15 16 17 18 Brand 2018 % +/-

1 1 1 1 Perodua 227,243 42.6% 11%

3 2 2 2 Honda 102,282 19.2% -7%

2 3 3 3 Proton 64,744 12.1% -9%

4 4 4 4 Toyota 43,446 8.1% -9%

5 5 5 5 Nissan 21,956 4.1% 10%

6 6 8 6 Mazda 15,765 3.0% 67%

7 7 6 7 Mercedes 13,118 2.5% 9%

8 8 7 8 BMW 12,008 2.3% 13%

9 9 9 9 VW 7,001 1.3% 7%

12 11 11 10 Kia 5,658 1.1% 37%

16 13 10 11 Subaru 5,175 1.0% 8%

11 12 13 12 Mitsubishi 3,603 0.7% 45%

10 10 12 13 Hyundai 2,808 0.5% -28%

14 14 14 14 Peugeot 2,302 0.4% 20%

20 18 15 15 Volvo 1,384 0.3% 36%

19 19 16 16 MINI 1,200 0.2% 19%

17 15 17 17 Lexus 1,011 0.2% 6%

23 20 19 18 Renault 1,009 0.2% 70%

- - - 19 CAM 442 0.1% n/a

21 23 21 20 Porsche 342 0.1% -13%

22 25 24 21 Land Rover 183
53%

18 17 18 22 Audi 150
-79%

- - - 23 King Long 118
n/a

15 16 20 24 Ford 84
-85%

24 24 23 25 Isuzu 75
-47%

25 21 22 26 Chevolet 51
-69%

28 27 26 27 Jaguar 42
-26%


Others 2


Total 533,202
4%

Data source: MAA.

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