- Segment down 3% YTD, stable at 5% share of the European new car market.
- Mercedes-Benz takes firm control of the segment with the A-Class selling nearly double of its nearest rival in Q3, up 39% YTD and gaining 7,6 percentage points of share to take a quarter of all sales in this segment
- Combined with the B-Class and CLA, Mercedes improves its share of the segment to 41,9% (up 9,3 percentage points), compared to 32% for BMW (down 3,3 percentage points) and 17% for Audi (down 1,6 percentage points), for a German Big-3 share of 87,6% share of the segment, not even including the Mini Clubman’s 3,6% share
- BMW 1-Series the biggest loser of the top-3 due to the model changeover to the new generation
- Audi A3 relatively stable at -11% despite its age
- Mercedes-Benz CLA almost back in positive YTD thanks to the new generation
- Volvo V40 biggest loser in top-8 as model is discontinued in favor of the XC40 crossover
- Alfa Giulietta now facing the axe as well, YTD sales down by half
- BMW i3 second biggest winner of the segment at +37%
|Premium compact car segment||2019 Q1-Q3||2018 Q1-Q3||Change||Share|
|2||Audi A3 / S3 / RS3||101.296||113.944||-11%||17,0%|
|5||BMW 2-series Active/Gran Tourer||45.992||55.870||-18%||7,7%|
|10||BMW 2-series Coupe & Convertible||18.916||25.386||-25%||3,2%|
|11||Alfa Romeo Giulietta||12.494||23.393||-47%||2,1%|
Premium small car segment
- Segment down 3% YTD, stable at 1,8% share of the European new car market.
- Mini firmly in control of this segment at 46,7% share, up 2,2 percentage points, selling more than double of its nearest rival in Q3
- Audi A1 falls into the red YTD after Q3, as new generation celebrates its first birthday
- Lancia Ypsilon big winner with sales up 29% YTD, helped by the end of production of the Alfa Romeo MiTo and Fiat Punto
- DS3 and MiTo have ended production and won’t be replaced, leaving this segment with just 3 nameplates in 2020
|Premium small car segment||2019 Q1-Q3||2018 Q1-Q3||Change||Share|
|5||Alfa Romeo MiTo||667||8.498||-92%||0,3%|
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