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

Peugeot 308 Netherlands 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 holds 17.4% of the Dutch market in December. Picture largus.fr

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Like in 2013 and 2014, in 2015 the Dutch new car sales landscape was entirely shaped by preferential tax cuts granted to low-emission vehicles. The intricacies of this system unique in the world have meant some nameplates are among the best-sellers one month only to disappear completely from the ranking the next month. In 2015, the large 16% year-on-year improvement to 449.350 registrations also finds its root in another market distortion: sales brought forward to the last quarter of the year due to the tightening of the aforementioned tax cuts on January 1, 2016. As a result December was the highest ever recorded in the country, up 91% year-on-year to 69.159 registrations. According to local organisations BOVAG, RAI and RDC, leasing companies have registered vast amounts of cars over the past few months, this way and through another loophole of the system, the future drivers of these cars will benefit from the original tax cuts for the next five years…

BMW X1 Netherlands 2015BMW is up 27% year-on-year in the Netherlands. 

The Top four most popular brands are unchanged compared to 2014: Volkswagen (+32%) and Peugeot (+33%) lead again and improve twice as fast as the market, followed by Renault (+15%) and Opel (+9%). Ford (+21%) overtakes Volvo (+14%) while BMW (+27%) gains four spots to break into the Top 10 at #8. Notice also Mercedes (+30%), Hyundai (+38%), Mazda (+51%), Porsche (+111%) and Jaguar (+226%) all posting spectacular gains over their Full Year 2014 scores. Tesla ranks 25th with 1.805 sales, up 23% on last year.

Opel Karl Netherlands 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Opel Karl is the most successful new launch of 2015 in the Netherlands. 

Model-wise, the Peugeot 308 delivers a historical month in December at 12.052 sales and an incredible 17.4% market share, lifting its FY 2015 total to 28.950 sales and 6.4% share, exactly double its 2014 score… The 308 realised 55% of its annual tally in November and December alone! This is the first ever annual win for the 308 nameplate in the Netherlands, but Peugeot’s 7th victory in the past 14 years and its first since 2008 when the 207 led the sales charts. Peugeot also placed the 206 in Dutch pole position in 2002, and the 307 from 2003 to 2005 while the 207 also finished tops in 2007. The 308 bypasses the VW Golf (+10%) and Renault Clio (+16%) while the VW Polo jumps 33% to #4 and the Volvo V40 rounds up the Top 5 like in 2014.

Volvo XC90 Netherlands 2015The Volvo XC90 breaks into the annual Top 50 thanks to outstanding Nov and Dec sales. 

Outstanding performance by the VW Passat up 7-fold on 2014 to #6 and 10.834 sales, a logical result given the lease-focus nature of the Dutch market. Notice also the Peugeot 108 up 10 spots to #14 and now outselling the 208, the Citroen C4 Cactus up to #16 for its first full year in market and the Mercedes C-Class up 124% to break into the Top 20 – registering 35% of its annual sales in the last two months of the year. The Opel Karl is the most successful new launch for 2015, landing at #39, above the Suzuki Vitara (#76), Mazda CX-3 (#81), Renault Kadjar (#88) and Hyundai Tucson (#105). Finally, notice the Volvo XC90 breaking into the Top 50 (#247 in 2014) thanks to the new generation ranking #12 in November and #11 in December.

Previous month: Netherlands November 2015: Peugeot 308 jumps to #1 year-to-date

Previous year: Netherlands Full Year 2014: VW Golf #1 for third time ever

Two years ago: Netherlands Full Year 2013: VW Up snaps up biggest market so far

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

Peugeot 308 Netherlands October 2015The Peugeot 308 is headed towards its first ever Dutch annual win.

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The Dutch new car market is up by a stunning 26% year-on-year in November to 40.516 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 8% to 380.367 units. Once again completely oblivious to its emissions turmoil raging all over the world, Volkswagen sees its sales shoot up 62% to 5.684 units and 14% share, a notch above the 12.7% it commands year-to-date. Peugeot also shines at +31% and 12.7% share vs. 9.2% so far in 2015 but Volvo trumps them all at +70% and 3.300 units and 8.1% share. Notice also Opel up 3 spots on last month to #4, Audi up 49% on November 2014, and outside the Top 10 Mercedes up 36%, Mitsubishi up 38%, Hyundai up 43%, Land Rover up 81%, Dacia up 85%, Mazda up 112% and Porsche up 167%.

Volvo XC90 Netherlands November 2015. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Volvo XC90 is up to #12 in the Netherlands this month.

In the models ranking, as predicted last month the Peugeot 308 races past the Renault Clio and VW Golf to snap the year-to-date pole position thanks to another gargantuan month at 4.011 sales and just under 10% share, lifting its 2015 total to 16.900 vs. 14.609 for the Golf and 14.524 for the Clio. Unless last minute disaster, the 308 should sign its first ever annual win in the Netherlands in a month time. This would be Peugeot’s 7th victory in the past 14 years and its first since 2008 when the 207 led the sales charts. Peugeot also placed the 206 in Dutch pole position in 2002, and the 307 from 2003 to 2005 while the 207 also finished tops in 2007. Other great performers in the models ranking include the VW Passat at #2, the Volvo V40 up to #3, the Mitsubishi Outlander at #7 and the Volvo XC90 up to a splendid 12th place, a much higher ranking than at home in Sweden.

Previous month: Netherlands October 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Passat superstars

One year ago: Netherlands November 2014: 2 Series Active Tourer BMW’s best-seller

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Netherlands October 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Passat superstars

Peugeot 308 Netherlands October 2015Its Dutch pole position helps the Peugeot 308 to a European Top 10 in October.

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The Dutch new car market is solid in October with volumes up 11% to 39.006 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 6.5% to 340.057 registrations. Utterly unaffected by the emissions scandal, Volkswagen sees its sales climb 32% year-on-year to reclaim the brands pole position off Peugeot at 5.413 deliveries and 13.9% share vs. 4.410 and 11.3% (+11%) for the French carmaker. Renault is down 6% but up 3 spots on September to #3, Volvo is also up 3 to #4 and Ford is down one to #5 but up 36% on October 2014. Notice also Toyota up 16%, Mercedes up 24%, Hyundai up 90%, Mazda up 110%, Porsche up 176% and Tesla up 437%. The Peugeot 308 remains the best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands for the 2nd month in a row at a spectacular 2.636 sales and 6.8% share, now adding up to 12.916 units year-to-date (+49%). At this pace it will overtake the Renault Clio (13.694) and VW Golf (13.140) and could finish 2015 at #1. The VW Passat also impresses, up 14 spots on September to #3 and up 5-fold on 2014 year-to-date. The VW Polo at #4 makes it three Volkswagen in the October Dutch Top 4. Notice also the Toyota Auris at #6 vs. #23 year-to-date, the Mitsubishi Outlander at #11 vs. #20 and the Volvo XC90 shooting up 120 ranks on last month to #33.

Previous month: Netherlands September 2015: Peugeot 308 reigns supreme

One year ago: Netherlands October 2014: Peugeot 308 & Citroen C4 Cactus stronger than in France

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Netherlands September 2015: Peugeot 308 reigns supreme

Peugeot 308 Netherlands September 2015The Peugeot 308 is the best-selling vehicle in the Netherlands in September.

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It’s a very dynamic month for Dutch new car sales, up 18% year-on-year in September to 35.277 units, lifting the year-to-date total up 6% to 301.338 deliveries. Peugeot (+12%) benefits from a weak month by Volkswagen (10.1% share vs. 12.3% year-to-date) to take the lead of the brands ranking, with Opel rounding up the podium at 8.1% share above Ford (+41%), Toyota (+14%), Renault (-13%) and Volvo (-18%). Notice also Mercedes (+27%), Nissan (+35%), BMW (+51%), Kia (+61%), Mazda (+101%), Hyundai (+109%), Jaguar (+200%) and Jeep (+381%) all in great shape. Model-wise, the Peugeot 308 reigns supreme this month with an outstanding 6.1% share, distancing the VW Golf at 4% and the Ford Fiesta at 3%, while the Renault Clio, down to a paltry #9, remains #1 year-to-date. Excellent performance of the Opel Karl up 15 ranks on August to a shiny 5th place with 895 sales and 2.5%, its highest ranking anywhere on the planet.

Previous month: Netherlands August 2015: Renault Clio soars to year-to-date top spot

One year ago: Netherlands September 2014: Peugeot 308, Opel Corsa and Volvo V40 dominate

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

Renault Clio Netherlands August 2015. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auRenault Clio

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Dutch new car sales are up a spectacular 22% year-on-year in August to 31.255 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 266.376 units, up 5% on 2014. Renault more than doubles its sales vs. August 2014 (+102%) to 4.461 units and 14.3% share vs. 9.1% year-to-date, this surge solely due to the perforance of the Renault Clio representing 76% of the French carmaker’s sales in the Netherlands this month. The Clio soars to 10.8% market share thanks to 3.370 sales and overtakes the VW Golf to snap the year-to-date pole position at 12.183 units and 3.7% share.

Opel Karl Netherlands August 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Opel Karl is now inside the Dutch Top 20.

Volkswagen is kicked down to #2 with 11.3% share above Peugeot at 8.7%, Ford at 5.9% (+37%), Opel at 5.3% (+47%), while Citroen (+48%), Kia (+33%), Audi (+27%), Hyundai (+116%) and Mazda (+129%) all outperforming the market. Further down, Jaguar (+295%), Jeep (+288%) and Smart (+567%) all take off. Below the Clio, the Peugeot 308 manages to outsell the VW Golf with 1.308 sales vs. 1.254, the VW Polo and Volvo V40 complete the Top 5 and the Opel Karl jumps 16 spots on July to land inside the Dutch Top 20.

Previous month: Netherlands July 2015: Peugeot 308, VW Golf and Renault Clio win

One year ago: Netherlands August 2014: Peugeot 308 leads, 108 up to #6

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

Peugeot 308 Netherlands June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 is the best-selling model in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch new car market enjoys a second consecutive month of very dynamic sales at +14% year-on-year in July to 33.913 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 235.330 units, up 3% on 2014. Volkswagen still reigns supreme on the brands ranking, more than doubling the market growth at +33% to 4.665 sales and 13.8% share, followed by Peugeot at 8.7% (-3%), Renault at 7.3% (+11%) and Ford at 6.2% (+30%) while Volvo is down 23% but up 4 spots on June to #5. Citroen (+38%), BMW (+27%), Hyundai (+150%), Suzuki (+91%), Mazda (+155%), Porsche (+68%) and Tesla (+271%) also shine while Smart is up 11-fold thanks to the new Forfour.

Volvo V40 Netherlands July 2015Volvo V40

A heavy caveat to new car sales in the Netherlands must be displayed each month: these are heavily skewed by the government attributing preferential pricing to eco-friendly trims, which impacts not just the car’s price but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying. This has had such a drastic impact on the models sold in the Netherlands that some nameplates (e.g. the Mitsubishi Outlander) sell over half their European totals here. There is now talk of ending these practices in 2016.  In this context, the Peugeot 308 manages to be the best-selling nameplate in the country for the 8th time in the past 12 months thanks to 1.455 sales and 4.3% share vs. 1.378 and 4.1% for the VW Golf and 1.364 and 4% for the Renault Clio.

Opel Karl Netherlands July 2015Opel Karl

Year-to-date, the VW Golf leads at 8.902 deliveries above the Renault Clio (8.816) and VW Polo (7.530) while the Peugeot 308 (6.869) is stuck in 4th position because of a slow start to the year. The Volvo V40 confirms its return to grace in 4th place in July, while the Toyota Auris and Hyundai i10 are both up 7 spots on June to #7 and #10 respectively, the Skoda Octavia is up 9 to #14, the Mercedes C-Class up to #16 vs. #27 year-to-date, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up to #21 vs. #38 and the Skoda Fabia up to #22 vs. #42. Finally, for its third appearance in the Dutch ranking the Opel Karl is up 29 spots to #36 with 292 deliveries.

Previous month: Netherlands June 2015: Peugeot 308 leads, Golf above Clio YTD

One year ago: Netherlands July 2014: Volvo V40 and Peugeot 308 on top

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Netherlands June 2015: Peugeot 308 leads, Golf overtakes Clio YTD

Peugeot 308 VW Golf Netherlands June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe VW Golf is #1 year-to-date in the Netherlands, the Peugeot 308 #1 in June.

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Dutch new car sales are back to a rosy outlook: up a robust 13% year-on-year in June to 36.999 registrations, bringing back the year-to-date total into positive territory halfway through 2015 at 201.582 units, up 1% on 2014. Volkswagen is up a splendid 45% year-to-date to lead the brands ranking by far at 3.974 sales and 10.7% above Opel up 3 spots on May, Peugeot (-1) and Renault (-1). Ford (+41%), Citroen (+36%), Kia (+23%), Volvo (+22%) and Mercedes (+30%) all lodge spectacular year-on-year gains inside the Top 10, while outside Porsche (+114%), Hyundai (+122%), Suzuki (+136%) impress and Smart is up 15-fold on June 2014 thanks to the arrival of the Forfour.

Mazda2 Netherlands June 2015. Picture courtesy caradvice.com.auThe Mazda2 breaks into the Dutch Top 30 in June.

New car sales in the Netherlands are heavily skewed by the government attributing preferential pricing to eco-friendly trims, which impacts not just the car’s price but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying. This has had such a drastic impact on the models sold in the Netherlands that some nameplates (e.g. the Mitsubishi Outlander) sell over half their European totals here. There is now talk of ending these practices in 2016. In this context, the Peugeot 308 remains the best-selling nameplate in the country in June thanks to 1.609 sales ahead of the VW Golf at 1.338 units and the Renault Clio at 1.175. This score enables the Golf to overtake the Clio to lead year-to-date at 7.531 units vs. 7.452.

Opel Karl Netherlands June 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Opel Karl is already approaching the Top 50 in the Netherlands.

Other great performers in the June Dutch market include the Opel Corsa up 8 spots on May to #5, the Volvo V40 up 30 to #6, the Toyota Auris up 74 to #14, Opel Mokka up 30 to #20, Mazda2 up 53 to #30 and the Tesla Model S up 21 to #45 vs. #71 year-to-date. Among recent launches, notice the Opel Karl up 159 ranks on May to #66 and 172 sales for its first full month in market, the Renault Kadjar up 109 spots to #94 and the Jaguar XE up 67 to #144.

Previous month: Netherlands May 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Golf on top

One year ago: Netherlands June 2014: Peugeot 308 triumphs

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Netherlands May 2015: Peugeot 308 and VW Golf on top

Peugeot 308 VW Golf Netherlands May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Peugeot 308 and VW Golf are #1 and #2 respectively in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch new car market is stuck in negative territory: another harsh -9% year-on-year in May to 28.049 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 164.802 units, down 1% on 2014. Volkswagen leads the way as usual in the brand sales charts with 11.9% share above Peugeot (+26%) outpacing Renault (-21%) for the 2nd month running while Ford (+12%) and Opel (-16%) hold onto their respective 4th and 5th spots. Kia impresses in 6th position with 5.2% share (+11%) with Porsche (+65%), Hyundai (+78%), Suzuki (+100%), Jeep (+181%) and Smart (+517%) all posting spectacular increases. New car sales in the Netherlands are heavily skewed by preferential pricing attributed to eco-friendly trims which impacts not just the car but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying. This has had such a drastic impact on the models sold in the Netherlands that some nameplates (e.g. the Mitsubishi Outlander) sell over half their European totals here. There is now talk of ending these practices in 2016.

Renault Captur Netherlands May 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Captur hits its best-ever ranking in the Netherlands in May.

The Peugeot 308 is the best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands in May and for the first time in 2015 with 1.295 sales and 4.6% share, after topping the Dutch sales charts for 6 consecutive months between August and December last year. The VW Golf follows at 4.3% while the Renault Clio drops two spots to #3 and 3.6% but remains #1 year-to-date for now at 6.280 deliveries and 3.8% vs. 6.201 for the VW Golf, also at 3.8% share. The Renault Captur breaks into the Dutch Top 5 for only the third time ever after March 2014 and 2015, the Audi A3 brilliantly holds itself inside the Top 10 at #9, the VW Passat stays at #11 vs. #68 in 2014, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 4 ranks to #14, the Mercedes C-Class up 11 to #17, the Suzuki Vitara up a further 16 to #38 and the Smart Forfour up 19 to #74.

Previous month: Netherlands April 2015: Renault Clio confirms leadership

One year ago: Netherlands May 2014: Renault Clio and Mitsubishi Outlander on top

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Netherlands April 2015: Renault Clio confirms leadership

Renault Clio Netherlands April 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Clio confirms it’s the Dutch’s favourite choice this year.

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The Dutch new car market continues to fail getting frankly ahead of last year: down 4% in April to 27,148 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 136,894 deliveries, up a very timid 1% on 2014. The top two manufacturers in the country buck the lukewarm trend and post spectacular gains: Volkswagen is up 20% to 3.312 sales and 12.2% while Peugeot is up an even more impressive 32% to 2.394 units. Reversely, Renault is down 19% to #3 but both Ford and Opel post very encouraging 11% year-on-year improvements. It’s always important to keep in mind that new car sales in the Netherlands have been heavily skewed by preferential pricing attributed to the most eco-friendly variants of some models, and this for the past 3 years. This pricing impacts not just the car but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying while he owns the car, and can mean a model goes from no sale one month to #1 the next as one variant entered the preferential pricing list.

Peugeot 308 Netherlands April 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 and VW Golf both rank on the Dutch podium this month.

In this context, the Renault Clio manages to confirm its newfound leadership of the market thanks to 1,139 sales in April, adding up to 5,244 so far this year vs. 4,987 for the VW Golf. The Peugeot 308 makes it two Frenchies on the Dutch podium this month at #3 with 3.3% share vs. 1.9% year-to-date (#12), the Audi A3 remains at #8 vs. #15 YTD and the Nissan Qashqai stays in the Top 10 at #9. Notice also the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer cracking the Dutch monthly Top 30 for the first time at #29, the Suzuki Vitara up 28 spots on March to #54 and the Jaguar XE making its very first appearance in the sales charts at #253 with one unit sold this month.

Previous month: Netherlands March 2015: Renault Clio takes charge, Citroen C4 Cactus #11

One year ago: Netherlands April 2014: Mitsubishi Outlander leads, Peugeot 2008 in Top 10

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Netherlands March 2015: Renault Clio takes charge, C4 Cactus #11

Renault Clio Netherlands March 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Renault Clio is now #1 in 2015 year-to-date in the Netherlands.

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The Dutch new car market has been heavily skewed by preferential pricing attributed to the most eco-friendly variants of some models, and this for the past 3 years. This pricing impacts not just the car but also the overall amount of tax the car buyer is paying and can mean a model goes from no sale one month to #1 the next as one variant entered the preferential pricing list. Case in point: the Kia Picanto, Suzuki Alto, Toyota Aygo, Yaris and Renault Twingo, the Top 5 best-selling vehicle in the country in February, are down to #94, #107, #66, #38 and #59 respectively this month! The overall market is stable at -1% year-on-year in March to 29,030 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 110,148 units, up 3% on 2014. Volkswagen is back to its traditional pole position in the brands ranking with 11.1% share, followed by Opel at a particularly strong 9.3% (vs. 5.8% year-to-date), Renault at 8.7%, Peugeot at 7.2% and Nissan up 29% to #5 and 6.7%.

Citroën C4 Cactus Netherlands March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Citroen C4 Cactus missed out on a Top 10 ranking for just 13 units.

The Renault Clio becomes the most popular nameplate in the Netherlands both in March with 1,245 sales and 4.3% but also year-to-date at 4,112 units and 3.7%. The rest of the year-to-date Top 4 is 100% Volkswagen: the Polo is #2 at 3.6%, the Golf #3 at 3.6% also and the Up is #4 at 3.3%. The Opel Corsa is up a mammoth 23 spots on February to land in 2nd place thanks to the new model, the Nissan Qashqai is up 8 to #6, the Citroen C4 Cactus is up 5 to a record 11th place, missing out on a historical Top 10 ranking for just 14 units and delivering stronger performances than at home in France, the Nissan Note is up 42 ranks to #15, the Opel Mokka up 12 to #18, the Nissan Juke up 13 to #29, Tesla Model S up 71 to #33, BMW 2 Series Active Tourer up 14 to #36, Nissan Pulsar up 38 to #39 and the Fiat 500X breaks into the Dutch Top 50 for the first time at #42 vs. #177 in February.

Previous month: Netherlands February 2015: Kia Picanto and Suzuki Alto shoot to top

One year ago: Netherlands March 2014: Renault Captur breaks into Top 5

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