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Seems that the Swiss Family Robinson has stopped throwing its francs at the Volkswagen Golf, and is instead pelting the Subaru XV Crosstrek with its hard-earned geld. According to the Australian blog Best Selling Cars, the Volkswagen Golf has likely been the number one seller in Switzerland every single month since the hatch was first launched in 1974, except for when the Mercedes-Benz W123 sedan briefly deposed it in 1980.

In August, however, the Golf's dictatorship of the number one spot wasn't toppled by the Skoda Octavia, "the usual number two" that remained there ahead of the Golf, but by the XV, which ascended to the peak after having been Switzerland's fourth best selling car in July. The XV notched 722 sales and 3.2-percent share, ahead of the Octavia with 661 sales and the Golf, at number three, with 625 units sold.

True, the XV is the new hotness while the MkVI Golf plays its endgame. But the Subaru isn't exactly coming from nowhere from the standpoint of small-market popularity: it was the ninth best selling vehicle in Norway in July. Along with that fourth-place in Switzerland, they were the top sales rankings for the XV anywhere in the world. So take that.


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      Yoshi
      • 2 Years Ago
      If only it had a slightly more powerful engine or slightly better fuel economy. I think for a few thousand more I'll opt for the new Forester that's coming down the pipe.
      eeee
      • 2 Years Ago
      it is also doing very very well here in the philippines with 4 month long waiting lists despite the very high maintenance costs of the dealership. it looks good and theoretically *more ideal for the often flooded streets of metro manila.
      carbonblackm
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw one of these the other day, same orange. Cool looking little car. Would def go for this over a Golf.
      Ron McCord
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car is really high on my list, has good looks and very practical with the raised ground clearace. Somehow it avoids looking like a soccer mom car. Whoever gets a diesel first wins between this and Mazda cx5, also if Vw ever brings a golf allroad type vehicle or Polo I would lean towards that
      rosetojordan 123
      • 2 Years Ago
      too slow. thanks cafe standards
        Lachmund
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rosetojordan 123
        americans complaining about "too slow" is always enterntaining
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      We just put tires on the wife's Mazda 3, so it'll be a little longer until another Subie appears in the drive. By then, they'll have decent fuel mileage to go with the AWD, which global warming will make sure we don't need.
      Lachmund
      • 2 Years Ago
      this just happened because people stopped buying the golf because of the upcoming relaunch
      dss10
      • 2 Years Ago
      I remember that the Forester is a real cult car in Germany and Switzerland.
      wtvlol
      • 2 Years Ago
      it does look great. I wish I had €€€ for it.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      phil
      • 2 Years Ago
      Up to the end of August 2012, 2359 XV's were sold vs 8692 Golfs.
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