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New car sales in Austria are down 4% year-on-year in July to 28,268 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 215,226 units, down 1% on 2011. The Volkswagen group continues to totally dominate the Austrian car market: the podium is 100% Volkswagen for the second consecutive month, with the VW Golf leading with 1,053 sales and 3.7% ahead of the VW Tiguan at 970 units and 3.4% and the VW Polo with 847 sales and 3%. The Top 5 is 100% VAG Group: the Audi A4 is up 4 spots to #4 (vs. #12 year-to-date) and the Skoda Octavia down one to #5, and there are 7 VAG models in the Top 8 with the Skoda Fabia at #7 (+6) and the Seat Ibiza at #8 (+14).
Year-to-date, VAG’s domination is equally strong with the podium 100% VW once again (Golf-Polo-Tiguan) and the entire Top 6 composed with VAG models with the Skoda Octavia at #4, the Skoda Fabia at #5 and the Seat Ibiza at #6… Other great performers in Austria in July include the Hyundai i20 up 6 spots on June to #10, the Audi A3 up 26 to #11, the Kia Cee’d up 5 to #14, the Fiat 500 up 19 to #17, the Peugeot 208 up 16 to #18 and the Seat Alhambra up 8 to #21 (vs. #40 year-to-date).