Ok, you’ve heard of the Subaru XV Crosstek. We’ve talked about it before. The vehicle has come a long way to get where it is in popularity today. Kudos to them. Finally the Swiss have stopped ogling the Volkswagen Golf and found a new piece of eye candy and driving rush. According to Best Selling Cars, an Australian blog, the Golf has become the best number one seller in Switzerland since it was launched originally in 1974. Its biggest competition, and that was temporary, was the Mercedes-Benz W123 Sedan released in 1980.
It has to be said that the Subaru Golf’s top spot has also always been challenged by the Skoda Octavia, but that reign of terror ended in August. The Golf XV was Switzerland’s fourth selling car in July, but went ahead of the Octavia in August with 772 units sold over the Skoda’s sales of 661.
Although the Subaru models are not the best sellers in the U.S., don’t count them out of contention just yet. Their small-market popularity is growing with models like the MkVI Golf and the XV setting the scene for “check mate” on other manufacturers. To prove a point, they were the ninth best-selling vehicle in Norway in July. And you have to believe that they were up against some pretty tough competition like the Geely CK, the Nissan Qashqai and the Peugeot 208.
You may not see most or even any of these vehicles here in the U.S., but you know they’re coming up. If you are the world traveler and auto enthusiast that has had a chance to see these vehicles, then you are truly blessed with good fortune. You can wink and grin at the rest of us that haven’t had the chance to see them for ourselves.