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2013 (Full Year) Switzerland: Best-Selling Car Models

by Henk Bekker

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In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf was again the favorite car of the Swiss followed by the Skoda Octavia and VW Polo.

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Volkswagen Golf – Switzerland’s Favorite Car in 2013 © Volkswagen Media Services

In 2013, the Volkswagen Golf maintained its traditional position at the top of the best-sellers’ list of car models in Switzerland. The Skoda Octavia was again the second most popular car with the VW Polo again third. Exotic and sports car continue to find buyers in Switzerland with Porsche cars selling very well too.

New passenger vehicle registrations in Switzerland contracted by 6.2% to 307’885 cars in 2013 with Volkswagen the best-selling manufacturer in Switzerland. 2012 was the second best year on record for car sales in Switzerland.

Best-Selling Car Models in Switzerland in 2013 (Full Year)

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The 20 top-selling car models in Switzerland in 2013 according to car sales statistics released by Auto Schweiz were:

Rank 2012

Rank 2013

Marque

Model

Cars Sold 2013

1

1

VW

Golf

13’408

2

2

Skoda

Octavia

9’980

3

3

VW

Polo

5’664

18

4

BMW

3er

5’653

4

5

VW

Tiguan

5’303

21

6

Audi

A3

4’428

10

7

Audi

A4

4’148

8

Peugeot

208

4’148

30

9

Suzuki

SX4

4’003

22

10

BMW

1er

3’874

5

11

VW

Passat

3’650

12

12

Toyota

Yaris

3’614

11

13

Renault

Clio

3’611

6

14

VW

Touran

3’552

15

Mercedes-Benz

A-Klasse

3’519

17

16

Nissan

Qashqai

3’432

8

17

Ford

Fiesta

3’372

13

18

Ford

Focus

3’334

15

19

Skoda

Fabia

3’220

20

20

BMW

X3

3’173

Top 10 Best-Selling Cars in Switzerland in 2013 (Full Year)

The VW Golf easily remained the most popular car in Switzerland in 2013. Of the top three best-selling car models in Switzerland, the Golf was the only one to have increased the number of cars sold in 2013 compared to 2012.

The new VW Golf VII entered the Swiss market early in 2013 and managed to easily outsell the Skoda Octavia, which launched a new model during the second quarter of 2013. Sales of the Octavia slipped slightly leaving the Golf as the only car model to have sold more than 10,000 cars in 2013 in Switzerland.

Sales of the VW Polo were also slightly down but just enough to keep the Polo in third place.

The BMW 3 Series was one of the big winners in 2013 – the new model was launched early in the year allowing the BMW 3 Series to move up the sales list from 18th place in 2012 to fourth this year. The BMW missed out on third place by only 11 cars.

The VW Tiguan remains Switzerland’s favorite SUV but slipped one place from a year ago.

The Audi A3 had a good year improving from 21st place in 2012 to sixth this year. The larger Audi A4 improved to seventh from tenth.

The Peugeot 208 entered the top ten list as a new model while the Suzuki SX4 shot up from 30th to ninth and the BMW 1 Series from 22 nd to tenth.

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Cars dropping out of the top-ten list of best-selling car models in Switzerland in 2013 include:

This year, six of the top-ten cars were from the Volkswagen group compared to seven last year, including the top six best-selling car models in 2012.

Popular Sports and Exotic Cars in Switzerland in 2013 (Full Year)

The Swiss car market is hotly contested with around 400 different models on offer. Expensive cars continue to find buyers in Switzerland.

The hotly contested market for large German sedans was again won by the Porsche Panamera, which easily outsold the competition from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes.

Audi

A8

118

BMW

7er

163

Mercedes-Benz

S-Klasse

189

Porsche

Panamera

232

Porsche models continue to sell well in Switzerland with the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche 911 selling in numbers similar to the Mini, Ford B Max, Nissan Micra, and Toyota Verso.

A few sales figures for exotic and expensive cars from the data provided by Auto Schweiz:

Marque

Model

Cars Sold in 2013

Aston Martin

Cygnet

24

Aston Martin

DB9

23

Aston Martin

DBS

3

Aston Martin

Rapide

20

Aston Martin

V12 Vantage

27

Aston Martin

V8 Vantage

66

Aston Martin

Vanquish

56

Aston Martin

Virage

4

Audi

A8

118

Audi

R8

43

Bentley

Continental GT

151

Bentley

Flying Spur

25

BMW

7er

163

Bugatti

Veyron

4

Ferrari

458

128

Ferrari

599 GTB

1

Ferrari

California

48

Ferrari

F12

132

Ferrari

FF

50

Lamborghini

Aventador

24

Lamborghini

Gallardo

21

Maserati

Ghibli

45

Maserati

GranCabrio

39

Maserati

Granturismo

35

Maserati

GT MC Stradale

12

Maserati

Quattroporte

59

McLaren

MP4-12C

30

McLaren

P1

1

Mercedes-Benz

S-Klasse

189

Mercedes-Benz

SL-Klasse

172

Mercedes-Benz

SLS

51

Morgan

4/4

10

Morgan

Aero Super Sports

2

Morgan

Plus 4

10

Morgan

Roadster 3000

5

Porsche

911

942

Porsche

Boxster

238

Porsche

Cayenne

999

Porsche

Cayman

106

Porsche

Panamera

232

Rolls Royce

Ghost

13

Rolls Royce

Phantom

15

Rolls Royce

Wraith

7

Tesla

Model S

213

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