Netherlands November 2016: Renault Clio snaps YTD lead

Renault Clio Netherlands-november-2016The Renault Clio is now the #1 nameplate in the Netherlands so far in 2016. 

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The Dutch new car market continues to struggle in November at -20% to 32.271 units, pulling the year-to-date tally down 9% to 347.286 deliveries. Market leaders Renault (+43%) and Opel (+37%) go completely against the grain and both post spectacular year-on-uyear gains, as opposed to Volkswagen (-43%) and Peugeot (-52%). This is illustrated in the models ranking on one hand by the Renault Clio (+51%) in the November lead and snapping the year-to-date lead off the VW Golf at 9.562 sales vs. 9.527, and the Mégane up 277% to #6 thanks to the new generation. In the Opel aisle, the Astra up a whopping 186% to #2 overall while the Karl is up 79% to #3. Volkswagen remains however leader year-to-date with 11.1% share vs. 9% for Renault, its most immediate follower.

kia-niro-netherlands-november-2016The Kia Niro shoots up to #16 in November. 

Kia (+47%), Hyundai (+97%), Suzuki (+19%), Tesla (+12%) and Alfa Romeo (+10%) are the only other manufacturers registering double-digit growth inside the Top 30. On the other hand, Volvo (-64%), Audi (-31%), Citroen (-38%), Seat (-25%), Fiat (-27%), Mitsubishi (-72%) and Dacia (-57%) suffer. These outlandish year-on-year evolutions are the result of the discontinuation of a green tax system Katy the end of 2015 that favoured eco-friendly variants. Other notable models evolutions include the Peugeot 208 up 73% to #5, the Peugeot 108 up 105% to #11, the Kia Niro up 39 spots to #16 overall with 580 sales, the BMW 3 Series up 73%, Hyundai i10 up 110% and the Peugeot 2008 up 91%. We welcome the Toyota C-HR at #54 and the Suzuki Ignis at #147.

Previous month: Netherlands October 2016: Opel Astra takes charge in market down 22%

One year ago: Netherlands November 2015: Peugeot 308 jumps to #1 year-to-date

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Netherlands October 2016: Opel Astra takes charge in market down 22%

Opel Astra VW Golf Netherlands October 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deFirst Dutch pole position for the new gen Opel Astra.

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Dutch new car sales falter down 22% year-on-year in October as the imminence of an end to tax benefits for green cars created a higher comparison base in October 2015. Year-to-date sales are down 7% to 315.328. Volkswagen (-32%), Renault (+16%) and Peugeot (-48%) overtake last month’s leader Opel (+31%) and Renault is back above Opel year-to-date to #2. Ford (-23%), Citroen (-26%), Suzuki (-33%), Toyota (-40%) and Volvo (-48%) struggle while Smart (+22%), Honda (+31%) and Jaguar (+16%) are the only other manufacturers to gain ground in the Top 30. The Opel Astra nudges up one spot to take the lead of the models ranking for the first time for this generation with 902 sales and 3% share, just 7 units above the VW Polo (+8%) and 29 above the Renault Clio (+1). The VW Golf (#4) remains the best-seller year-to-date and the VW Up (#5) makes it three Volkswagens in the Top 5 this month. Other strong performers include the Peugeot 2008 (#11), Volvo V40 (#13), Renault Megane (#14) and Renault Kadjar (#20). Among recent launches, notice the Renault Talisman at #35 (+11), Kia Niro at #55 and Volvo V90 at #94.

Previous month: Netherlands September 2016: Opel up 41%, monopolises podium

One year ago: Netherlands October 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Passat superstars

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Netherlands September 2016: Opel up 41%, monopolises podium

Opel Corsa Netherlands September 2016The Opel Corsa is the best-selling car in the Netherlands in September above the Astra and Karl. 

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The Dutch new car market remains in negative territory in September at -4% to 33.535 registrations, pulling the year-to-date tally down 5% to 285.355 units. Opel once again ignores the doom-and-gloom and surges up 41% to retain the brands lead by a large margin at 12% share, distancing Volkswagen at 8.9% (-17%). Opel even manages a historical podium in the models ranking with the Corsa in the lead (1.061 sales) followed by the Astra (1.051) and Karl (876). Renault gains even more ground with a 57% gain to third place overall above Peugeot (-32%), Ford (-26%), Kia (+11%) and BMW (+9%). Further down, notice Audi (+30%), Mini (+52%), Tesla (+163%), Dacia (+108%) and Infiniti (+280%) all posting spectacular gains. Model-wise, below the podium 100% Opel, the Renault Clio, VW Golf and Nissan Qashqai follow while the Renault Megane shoots up to #21, the Kia Niro to #39, the Audi Q7 to #50 and the Tesla Model X to #60 with 201 sales. We welcome the Seat Ateca at #74.

Previous month: Netherlands August 2016: First ever country win for Opel Karl

One year ago: Netherlands September 2015: Peugeot 308 reigns supreme

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Netherlands August 2016: First ever country win for Opel Karl

Opel Karl Netherlands July 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Opel Karl is the best-selling vehicle in the Netherlands in August. 

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After dropping 8% in July, the Dutch new car market falls deeper into negative territory in August at -12% to 27.110 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally down 5% to 252.094. Ignoring the surrounding gloom, Opel surges 76% to the brands pole position with 2.928 sales and 10.8% share, distancing Volkswagen (-26%), Renault (-42%), Peugeot (-17%) and Ford (-13%). Kia (+21%), BMW (+4%) and Mini (+45%) are the only other manufacturers posting year-on-year gains inside the Top 20. Mazda (-27%), Citroen (-32%), Volvo (-34%), Lexus (-41%)), Mitsubishi (-53%) and DS (-62%) are among the hardest hit.

Tesla Model X Netherlands July 2016. Picture courtesy auto-motor-und-sportThe Tesla Model X has landed in the Netherlands. 

The best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands in August is as surprising as it is implacable: illustrating this country’s taste for mini vehicles, the Opel Karl stuns the automotive world and signs its very first pole position in the world with 1.057 deliveries for a 3.9% share, leaving the #2 – competitor Kia Picanto – 132 units below at 925 sales and 3.4%. The Opel Astra rounds up a never-seen before podium, ahead of the Peugeot 108 (+6), Ford Fiesta (+4) and Renault Clio (-2). The best-selling VW is the Up at a party #9 followed by the Polo at #11 and the Golf at #12 whereas the three nameplates monopolised the podium last month. We welcome the Tesla Model X (#147) and Volvo V90 (#191) in the Dutch charts.

Previous month: Netherlands July 2016: VW Polo, Golf and Up on podium

One year ago: Netherlands August 2015: Renault Clio soars to year-to-date top spot

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Netherlands July 2016: VW Polo, Golf and Up on podium

VW Polo Netherlands July 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe VW Polo is the best-selling car in the Netherlands in July. 

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The Dutch new car market is back into negative territory in July with deliveries down 8% to 31.261, leading yo a year-to-date tally down 4% to 225.223. After being outpaced by Renault in June, Volkswagen resumes its implacable Dutch reign with sales up 11% to 5.167 for a 16.5% market share vs. 11.7% year-to-date. Renault is down to #2 despite sales up 25% with Opel rounding up the podium at +31%. Peugeot (-32%), Ford (-12%), Toyota (-13%), Kia (-14%) and BMW (-13%) follow but all lose ground. Hyundai (+10%), Skoda (+7%), Suzuki (+13%) and Seat (+51%) are the only other Top 20 marques posting year-on-year gains. Jaguar (+14%), Honda (+23%), Dacia (+68%) and Land Rover (+91%) impress. Model-wise, it’s a Volkswagen hegemony, with the Polo (4.5%), Golf (3.7%) and Up (3.5%) in the lead ahead of the Renault Clio, Opel Astra and Hyundai i10. Notice also the Volvo V40 at #12, the Renault Kadjar at #20, Toyota Auris at #25 and VW Tiguan at #26.

Previous month: Netherlands June 2016: Renault triumphs, up 58% in market up 7%

One year ago: Netherlands July 2015: Peugeot 308, VW Golf and Renault Clio win

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Netherlands June 2016: Renault triumphs, up 58% in market up 7%

Renault Clio Netherlands June 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Clio helps Renault up 58% in the Netherlands in June.

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The Dutch new car market is slowly but surely reshuffling its eco car incentive-free self in 2016 with June volumes up 7% to 39.241 units but year-to-date tallies down 4% to 193.983. It’s Renault’s month in the Netherlands: the French carmaker gains a stunning 58% to take the lead of the brands ranking with 4.281 sales and 10.9% share, diustancing Volkswagen at 9.4% (-8%), Opel at 8.3% (+8%), Peugeot at 6.8% (-8%) and Ford at 5.2% (-13%). BMW (+19%), Nissan (+47%), Toyota (+18%), Hyundai (+40%), Skoda (+19%) and Suzuki (+30%) shine in the Top 20 while beyond, Land Rover (+21%), Dacia (+38%) and Jaguar (+148%) make themselves noticed. Model-wise, the Renault Clio triumphs with 1.426 sales and 3.6% share, leaping from #8 to #3 year-to-date in the space of one month. The French supermini distances the Opel Astra (1.112), Hyundai i10 (996), VW Polo (971) and Renault Captur (912). The VW Golf, #6 in June, retains the YTD pole position at 5.557 units. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai up to #7, the Renault Twingo up to #11, Volvo V40 up to #12 and Renault Megane up to #21.

Previous month: Netherlands May 2016: Opel back to former glory

One year ago: Netherlands June 2016: Peugeot 308 leads, VW Golf overtakes Renault Clio YTD

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Netherlands May 2016: Opel back to former glory

Opel is the best-selling brand in the Netherlands in May… 

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The Dutch new car market is back on track: up 5% year-on-year in May to 29.083 registrations, but the year-to-date tally is still in negative at -6% to 155.025 units. Thanks to sales shooting up 83% year-on-year, Opel splendidly takes the helm of the brands ranking, a position it held in the Netherlands for 36 consecutive years between 1969 and 2005… Renault is also in great shape in 2nd place with volumes up 29%, but Volkswagen (-15%), Peugeot (-8%) and Ford (-19%) all pull a sad face. BMW (+23%), Fiat (+46%), Mini (+50%) and Toyota (+122%) all post flamboyant year-on-year improvements.

Volkswagen Golf TSI BlueMotion…but Volkswagen monopolises the YTD podium with the Golf, Polo and Up. 

The Renault Clio is the best-selling nameplate in the country in May thanks to 1.058 sales, but the Opel Astra is catching up fast: up 5 spots on April to #2 overall with 913 units while the VW Golf rounds up the podium at 841 deliveries but remains on top year-to-date (4.679) above its lil sisters the VW Polo (4.227) and Up (4.055). Among recent launches, the Opel Karl is back inside the Top 10 (#9), the Renault Kadjar remains very solid at #25, the Renault Talisman breaks into the Top 100 (#94), the Jaguar F-Pace is up 70 spots on April to #157. Finally, we welcome three new nameplates in the Netherlands this month: the Suzuki Baleno landing directly at #81, the Kia Niro (#205) and the Ford Edge (#251).

Previous month: Netherlands April 2016: Volkswagen and Golf back in control

One year ago: Netherlands May 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Golf on top

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Netherlands April 2016: VW and Golf back in control, market up

VW Golf Netherlands April 2016VW Golf

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April marks the 2nd consecutive month of year-on-year gains in the Netherlands at +3% to 27.783 units, after the end of income tax subsidies to eco-friendly cars sent the market down 15% over the first two months of the year. Volkswagen is back in charge despite sales down 3% to 3.210 and 11.6% share. Volkswagen distances Renault at 9.1% (+14%), Peugeot at 8.5% (-2%), Opel at 6.7% (+5%) and Ford at 5.9% (-15%). Skoda (+21%), Volvo (+37%) and most impressively Toyota (+134%) deliver the best performances in the Top 10. Below, Suzuki (+32%), Fiat (+41%), Mini (+52%), Honda (+138%), Tesla (+85%) and Jaguar (+81%) shine. The VW Golf returns to the #1 spot it holds year-to-date in the models rankings, followed by the Renault Clio and Peugeot 108. The Volvo XC90 (#19), Suzuki Vitara (#33) and Mini Clubman (#48) get themselves noticed.

Previous month: Netherlands March 2016: Nissan Qashqai leads in market up 4%

One year ago: Netherlands April 2016: Renault Clio confirms leadership

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Netherlands March 2016: Nissan Qashqai leads in market up 4%

Nissan Qashqai Netherlands March 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands in March

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After dropping 15% over the first two months of 2016, the Dutch new car market is still in a reshuffling process after income tax subsidies to eco-friendly cars were drop at the end of last year. Encouragingly, March sales are up 4% to 29.869 units yet first quarter volumes are still down by a large margin at -10% to 98.558 sales. Opel leads the brands asking this month thanks to deliveries up 14% to 3.062 for a very strong 10.3% market share, followed by Peugeot also very vigorous at +20% while Volkswagen tumbles down 26% to 2.376 sales and 8% share. Ford (+36%), BMW (+12%), Mercedes (+19%), Skoda (+40%) and most impressively Toyota (+110%) also shine inside the Top 10. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai leaps 16 spots on February to takes the lead ahead of the Ford Fiesta (+2), Peugeot 208 (+6) and 108 (-2) while Opel places the Corsa at #5 (+7) and the Karl at an excellent 6th place with 713 sales and 2.4% (+8). Still leader year-to-date, the Kia Picanto sinks to #47 this month.

Previous post: Netherlands Jan-Feb 2016: Kia Picanto #1 in market rid of income tax bias

One year ago: Netherlands March 2015: Renault Clio takes charge, Citroen C4 Cactus #11

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Netherlands January-February 2016: Kia Picanto #1 in market rid of income tax bias

Kia Picanto Netherlands February 2016The Kia Picanto is the best-selling car in the Netherlands so far in 2016. 

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Shaky start of the year for the new car market in the Netherlands, down 14% in January to 40.776 registrations and another -15% in February to 28.408, bringing the year-to-date total to 68.980 units, down 15% on the same period in 2015 at a time where almost every single European market is in frank positive territory. The explanation is simple: up until December 2015 the Dutch new car sales landscape was entirely shaped by preferential tax cuts granted to low-emission vehicles. The announced tightening of the aforementioned tax cuts on January 1, 2016 brought forward a significant amount of sales in the last two months of 2015: December was an all-tome record at 69.159 sales. In 2016 and for the first time since 2012, the Dutch market should come back to a composition closer to the real tastes of customers.

VW Polo Netherlands January 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukNumber One in January: the VW Polo. 

The brands ranking is akin to shifting sands so far this year: the January podium (1. Volkswagen 2. Renault 3. Kia) gets completely reshuffled in February to crown Peugeot (-6%) ahead of Kia (-3%) and Opel (+31%) with Renault down 46% to #4 and Volkswagen down 37% to #6. Hyundai is up 79%, Toyota down 52%… So far in 2016 after two months Volkswagen is in the lead despite sales down 21% to 9.240 for a 13.4% market share, followed by Kia (+3%) and Peugeot (-17%). Hyundai (+85%), Mazda (+82%), Honda (+107%) and Jaguar (+131%) make themselves noticed.

Renault Kadjar Netherlands February 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Renault Kadjar is inside the Dutch Top 20 in February.

In the models ranking, in January Volkswagen manages an impressive 1-2-3, placing the Polo in the lead with 2.201 sales above the Up (2.028) and the Golf (1.949) with the Kia Picanto (1.084) and Renault Captur (1.057) rounding up the Top 5 and the Opel Karl at an outstanding 7th place. In February the cards are completely redistributed: this time the Kia Picanto is sovereign with 1.738 sales, earning it the year-to-date top spot (2.822), followed by the Peugeot 108 (939) and Hyundai i10 (881), the Dutch market taking an air of Denmark with a podium 100% microcars. The Ford Fiesta and Toyota Aygo round up the Top 5 while the Renault Kadjar breaks into the Top 20.

Previous post: Netherlands Full Year 2015: Peugeot 308 sovereign (17.4% share in Dec)

One year ago (Jan): Netherlands January 2015: VW Up, Polo and Golf on top

One year ago (Feb): Netherlands February 2015: Kia Picanto and Suzuki Alto shoot to top

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