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Netherlands November 2012: Renault Mégane hits 10% share!

Renault Mégane. Picture by L'Argus, all rights reserved.

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The Dutch new car market is all doom and gloom again in November, down 26% year-on-year to just 30,247 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 484,222 units, now down 10% on 2011. The Renault Mégane continues to evolve at levels not seen for any model in the Netherlands since the eighties, beating its market share record again at a round 10% this month thanks to 3,011 sales and taking full advantage of the subsidised pricing for its low-emission versions. After topping the Dutch ranking for the 6th time in the last 7 months, the Mégane finally takes the lead year-to-date at 19,699 units and 4.1% vs. 17,585 and 3.6% for the VW Polo, leader in 2011 but down to #8 this month.

Volvo V40

In fact the podium is unchanged on October, with the Ford Focus at #2 with 1,325 sales and 4.4% (vs. #6 and 2.4% YTD) and the VW Up! solid at #3 with 1,241 units and 4.3% (vs. #4 and 2.5% YTD). The Peugeot 107 is back up 3 spots to #4 while the Peugeot 208 stays at a shiny 5th place and the Volvo V40 is down to a still fantastic #6 spot vs. #7 in its native Sweden... Notice also the Citroen C3 up 16 ranks to #9.

Citroen DS5

This month once again the Kolin sisters take the advantage over the Bratislava siblings: the Peugeot 107 (#4), Toyota Aygo (#10) and Citroen C1 (#11) add up to 2,419 sales and 8% (vs. 8.7% in October) while the VW Up! (#3), Skoda Citigo (#32) and Seat Mii (#35) are at 1,762 units and 5.8% (vs. 6.4%). Other great performers include the Toyota Prius+ at #18 (vs. #47 YTD) and the Opel Insignia up 24 spots to #21.

Opel Ampera

The Opel Ampera breaks into the Top 30 for the first time in any country in the world at #29 and 286 sales, its twin the Chevrolet Volt breaks into the Dutch Top 100 for the first time at #97 with 50 units, the Citroen DS5 up 24 to a magnificent #31 and the Ford B-Max lands at #58 with 133 sales.

Previous month: Netherlands October 2012: Renault Mégane #1, Volvo V40 up to #4!

One year ago: Netherlands November 2011: Renault Twingo takes command

Full November 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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  1. Marcel
    December 27th, 2012 at 06:18 | #1

    Qashqai was introduced in 2008.
    Sales were higher untillast year, also there no low emission (CO2) models.

  2. Lars
    December 7th, 2012 at 02:57 | #2

    Amazing so many small cars on the list, Sweden such a “stretched country over 2000 km´s
    from south to north, we want bigger cars.
    But you see them in the more urban areas though.

  3. December 6th, 2012 at 19:05 | #3

    The Qashqai has definitely not caught on in the Netherlands, the Volvo V40 certainly has, and so have city cars, the Megane has now overtaken the Polo as the best selling car, it is certainly an intersting market.

  4. December 6th, 2012 at 06:53 | #4

    Here’s a link to a full ranking: http://www.autoweek.nl/verkoopcijfers

  5. Rick
    December 6th, 2012 at 03:00 | #5

    Megane at 10% = outlandish!

    Qashqai just number 57 – everywhere around the world it shines. Reaches top 10, top 5 or even #1 slots. Just not in the Netherlands. Strange.

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