The car salesman in Switzerland and Liechtenstein did not benefit in 2018 from the good economic situation. They were able to significantly bring fewer new cars to customers than in the previous year. To decline, although less strong, was also the second-hand market.
on the whole, were sold in the past year, in Switzerland and in the Principality of Liechtenstein, nearly 300'000 new cars. This corresponds to a decline of 4.6 percent after sales had already declined in the previous year.
diesel vehicles less
asked The car industry made the economic and political deterioration in Europe, the trade conflict between the United States and China, the ongoing Diesel-Bashing, as well as the delivery responsible for the bottlenecks of numerous automobile manufacturers, due to the new emission standards WLTP. Against this Background, the present Numbers were, on the whole satisfactory, informed the motor trade Association of Switzerland (AGVS), and the data processor Eurotax on Monday.
The exhaust scandals of the past few years continued to weigh on in particular diesel vehicles, for which a fifth were able to inspire fewer buyers than in the previous year. Its market share remained close to the average in the second half of the year, but at around 30 percent.
In contrast, the sales of new vehicles with alternative drive technologies (+23 percent). The market share of all the alternative drive types of fraud by the end of 2018, but still modest 7.2 percent, the one of pure electric vehicles, including those with a Range Extender as well as vehicles with Plug-in-Hybrid-engine only 3.2 percent.
Only Ford reported an increase in
Among the Top ten brands, Ford only recorded a rise in new car sales ( 9.4 percent). In percentage terms, the most springs Opel with -15 percent. Volkswagen defended the numbers, despite dwindling sales (-8.4 percent), its Position as the market leader.
Economically, the decline in 2018 for the official brand representative would have kept well in bounds, it was called. Because in the same period, the grey imports disproportionately (have removed -28,6%).
a Slight recovery in used expected rather more leisurely also went to the used car market. So were registered in the year as a whole well-856'000 changes and 1.9 per cent, less than in the previous year. In order that the occasion business remained due to its volume, whereas the latter was probably an important economic support for the industry. Given the currently tight supply of Eurotax is expecting again with a slight increase in used car prices and total approximately 865'000 sold used cars. For 2019 Eurotax expected to be an objectification of the diesel issue. Stay to be seen how quickly the announced model offensive, virtually all of the Premium and volume manufacturers in a significantly higher market share of electric vehicles. (fal/sda)
Created: 28.01.2019, 13:56 PM