Tesla Model Y and Mazda CX-3 top market freefalling -30.1% – Best Selling Cars Blog

The Mazda CX-3 is a surprise #2 in Austria in March.

New car sales in Austria freefall -30.1% year-on-year in March to 20,653 units, sending the year-to-date tally down -17.5% to 52,375. Both Volkswagen (-39.6%) and Skoda (-35.5%) fall even faster than the market but retain the top two spots this month. BMW (-2.2%) and Audi (-4.2%) swap ranks to #3 and #4 respectively, while Mercedes (-8.4%) also manages a loss well under the market rate. In the remainder of the Top 10, Mazda (-9.8%), Tesla (-14%) and Renault (-27%) are in the same position unlike Seat (-46.9%) and Ford (-30.9%). Further down, Polestar (+1300%), Cupra (+154.1%), Honda (+10.9%) Toyota (+2.9%) and DS (+6.7%) are the only gainers in the remainder of the Top 35.

Model-wise, the Tesla Model Y is up one spot on last month to sign its first ever monthly win in Austria with 3.2% share. Surprise at #2: the Mazda CX-3 (+43%) follows and breaks the YTD Top 20 as a result at #13. The Skoda Fabia (-28.7%) and VW Tiguan (-39.8%) are hit hard, unlike the Toyota Yaris (+69.8%). The VW Caddy (+15.9%) and Polo (+15.8%) also defy the market gloom with double-digit gains. The Tesla Model 3 (-72%) ranks 7th for the month and is out of the Q1 Top 20. Notice also the Cupra Formentor back up to #15 and the Renault Arkana breaking into the monthly Austrian Top 20 for the first time at #18.

Previous month: Austria February 2022: Skoda Octavia and Tesla Model Y top market down -18.9%

One year ago: Austria March 2021: Tesla Model 3 best-seller in market down -7.6% on two years ago

Full March 2022 Top 45 All-brands and Top 20 models below.

Austria March 2022 – brands:

Pos Brand Mar-22 % /21 Feb 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Volkswagen 2,570 12.4% -39.6% 1 6,965 13.3% -31.7% 1 1
2 Skoda 1,549 7.5% -35.5% 2 4,790 9.1% -16.5% 2 2
3 BMW 1,494 7.2% -2.2% 4 3,593 6.9% -6.1% 4 3
4 Audi 1,289 6.2% -4.2% 3 3,663 7.0% 15.3% 3 6
5 Mercedes 1,241 6.0% -8.4% 7 2,773 5.3% -8.3% 5 5
6 Ford 1,049 5.1% -30.9% 6 2,578 4.9% -26.2% 7 7
7 Seat 1,005 4.9% -46.9% 5 2,593 5.0% -49.9% 6 4
8 Renault 972 4.7% -27.0% 10 2,188 4.2% -24.2% 9 9
9 Mazda 971 4.7% -9.8% 12 1,830 3.5% -0.4% 12 14
10 Tesla 970 4.7% -14.0% 16 1,433 2.7% -10.5% 16 19
11 Kia 865 4.2% -7.3% 8 2,173 4.1% 20.5% 10 12
12 Toyota 843 4.1% 2.9% 9 2,257 4.3% 45.0% 8 16
13 Hyundai 813 3.9% -38.0% 13 1,814 3.5% -15.0% 13 8
14 Peugeot 719 3.5% -26.7% 11 2,056 3.9% -0.5% 11 13
15 Opel 701 3.4% -46.2% 15 1,466 2.8% -43.4% 15 11
16 Dacia 521 2.5% -24.3% 18 1,553 3.0% 4.1% 14 15
17 Cupra 432 2.1% 154.1% 20 1,138 2.2% 187.4% 17 25
18 Citroen 396 1.9% -48.9% 19 983 1.9% -28.7% 20 18
19 Fiat 333 1.6% -73.5% 17 1,079 2.1% -56.4% 18 10
20 Suzuki 317 1.5% -65.4% 14 1,017 1.9% -36.2% 19 17
21 Volvo 276 1.3% -12.7% 21 832 1.6% -5.7% 21 20
22 Mitsubishi 203 1.0% -46.3% 25 435 0.8% -34.3% 24 23
23 Mini 179 0.9% -29.0% 23 548 1.0% 2.8% 22 21
24 Honda 153 0.7% 10.9% 26 317 0.6% 21.5% 27 28
25 Porsche 150 0.7% -3.8% 29 384 0.7% 26.7% 26 27
26 Jeep 148 0.7% -50.5% 24 409 0.8% -30.8% 25 24
27 Nissan 101 0.5% -75.2% 22 474 0.9% -32.9% 23 22
28 Land Rover 88 0.4% -52.9% 28 246 0.5% -39.1% 28 26
29 MG 72 0.3% -1.4% 27 217 0.4% 68.2% 29 30
30 Alfa Romeo 42 0.2% -33.3% 32 99 0.2% -11.6% 31 31
31 Jaguar 40 0.2% -65.5% 33 89 0.2% -64.1% 32 29
32 Subaru 32 0.2% -25.6% 30 101 0.2% 31.2% 30 32
33 Polestar 28 0.1% 1300.0% 31 81 0.2% 3950.0% 33 36
34 Lexus 25 0.1% -32.4% 34 66 0.1% 40.4% 34 34
35 DS 16 0.1% 6.7% 35 36 0.1% 2.9% 35 35
36 Smart 13 0.1% -7.1% 36 28 0.1% -31.7% 36 33
37 Ferrari 11 0.1% -21.4% 37 21 0.0% 0.0% 37 37
38 Lotus 5 0.0% n/a  – 5 0.0% n/a 41 49
39 Bentley 4 0.0% 300.0% 40 9 0.0% 200.0% 39 42
40 Chrysler  4 0.0% n/a  – 4 0.0% n/a 43 47
41 Aston Martin 3 0.0% -40.0% 38 11 0.0% 83.3% 38 40
42 Maserati 2 0.0% 0.0% 39 5 0.0% 25.0% 40 41
43 SsangYong 2 0.0% -50.0% 42 4 0.0% -60.0% 42 39
44 Skywell 2 0.0% new 45 3 0.0% new 45 51
45 Chevrolet 1 0.0% n/a  – 2 0.0% n/a 46 55
46 KTM 1 0.0% n/a 44 2 0.0% n/a 47 53

Austria March 2022 – models:

Pos Model Mar-22 % /21 Feb 2022 % /21 Pos FY21
1 Tesla Model Y 655 3.2% new 2 1,034 2.0% new 2 n/a
2 Mazda CX-3 472 2.3% 43.0% n/a 678 1.3% 32.2% 13 n/a
3 Skoda Fabia 367 1.8% -28.7% 4 967 1.8% -23.1% 4 6
4 VW Tiguan 344 1.7% -39.8% 11 832 1.6% -27.3% 9 17
5 Toyota Yaris 338 1.6% 69.8% 3 939 1.8% 78.2% 7 n/a
6 VW Golf 336 1.6% -51.7% 9 841 1.6% -34.4% 8 3
7 Tesla Model 3 315 1.5% -72.0% n/a 399 0.8% -74.8% n/a 10
8 VW Caddy 313 1.5% 15.9% n/a 593 1.1% 14.3% 20 n/a
9 VW Polo 308 1.5% 15.8% 5 1,042 2.0% -16.7% 1 7
10 VW Bus 300 1.5% -33.6% 8 962 1.8% 9.8% 5 5
11 Seat Arona 291 1.4% -43.9% 19 610 1.2% -52.1% 18 13
12 VW T-Roc 286 1.4% -49.0% n/a 693 1.3% -55.4% 10 4
13 Dacia Sandero 277 1.3% -23.1% 14 948 1.8% 15.9% 6 9
14 Seat Ibiza 274 1.3% -46.6% 12 679 1.3% -50.5% 12 8
15 Cupra Formentor 264 1.3% 125.6% n/a n/a n/a n/a 37 n/a
16 Skoda Karoq 259 1.3% -37.1% 17 635 1.2% -28.7% 16 15
17 Audi A3 249 1.2% -11.7% 10 675 1.3% 23.0% 14 n/a
18 Renault Arkana 238 1.2% new n/a n/a n/a new n/a  –
19 Fiat 500 lineup 230 1.1% -73.7% 6 682 1.3% -57.0% 11 1
20 Opel Corsa 229 1.1% -32.0% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a Peugeot 3008 217 1.1% n/a 7 639 1.2% 58.6% 15 n/a
n/a Skoda Octavia 186 0.9% -74.4% 1 979 1.9% -44.4% 3 2
n/a Audi Q3 181 0.9% n/a n/a 595 1.1% 9.0% 19 n/a
n/a Skoda Enyaq 175 0.8% new n/a 396 0.8% new n/a n/a
n/a Skoda Kamiq 168 0.8% n/a 15 620 1.2% 4.9% 17 n/a
n/a Cupra Born 146 0.7% new n/a 581 1.1% new n/a n/a
n/a BMW i3 145 0.7% 173.6% n/a n/a n/a n/a 34 n/a
n/a Audi Q4 113 0.5% new n/a 395 0.8% new n/a n/a
n/a Ford Mustang Mach-E 112 0.5% new n/a 294 0.6% new n/a n/a
n/a Kia EV6 89 0.4% new n/a 257 0.5% new n/a n/a

Source: Statistik Austria