Netherlands October 2017: VW Up and Golf top market up 24.5%

The VW Up is up 80% to snap the Dutch top spot. 

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New car sales in the Netherlands are up a flamboyant 24.5% year-on-year to 37.130 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total up 14.4% to 360.423 units. Market leader Volkswagen trails the overall growth significantly, up just 8% to end the month one lonely unit above Renault (+28%), while followers Peugeot (+31%), Opel (+29%), Ford (+40%), Kia (+46%) and Toyota (+32%) all outpace the market and gain market share. Further down, notice Mercedes (+32%), Hyundai (+38%), Mini (+43%), Dacia (+52%), Alfa Romeo (+53%), Suzuki (+86%), Jeep (+102%) and Tesla (+133%) among the best performers this month. In the models ranking, the VW Up shoots up 80% to snap the pole position for the second time this year after last May, distancing the VW Golf (+32%), Renault Clio (+17%) and Ford Focus, up a staggering 173%. The Opel Astra (-7%) rounds up the Top 5 and is the only nameplate in negative in the Top 15. The Renault Megane (+51%), Captur (+31%) and Skoda Octavia also shine inside the Top[ 10, while below the Toyota Yaris (+52%), Nissan Qashqai (+86%), Peugeot 3008 (+387%), Opel Karl +45%), Citroen C3 (+48%), Hyundai Tucson (+95%) and Renault Scenic (+4588%) make themselves noticed. The Opel Crossland X (#30) leads recent launches ahead of the Suzuki Ignis (#41), Toyota C-HR (#59), Skoda Kodiaq (#76), Citroen C3 Aircross (#96) and Kia Stonic (#98)

Previous month: Netherlands September 2017: Volkswagen up 29% in market up 7.9%

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

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Netherlands September 2017: Volkswagen up 29% in market up 7.9%

The VW Up is up 145% year-on-year in the Netherlands in September. 

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The Dutch new car market is up 7.9% year-on-year in September to 35.964 units, leading the year-to-date total to 323.797 registrations, up 13.6% on the same period a year ago. Market leader Volkswagen frankly outpaces the general growth at +29% to 10.7% share, followed by Opel at 10.4% (-8%) while the next five best-selling carmakers post double-digit gains: Renault (+14%), Peugeot (+17%), Kia (+19%), Toyota (+34%) and Skoda (+23%). Outside the Top 10, Hyundai (+21%), Land Rover (+24%), Suzuki (+82%), Alfa Romeo (+97%) and Smart (+112%) shine. Both the September and YTD models ranking are completely reshuffled this month in the Netherlands. The VW Golf is up 41% year-on-year and 12 spots on August to snap the #1 rank, distancing the Opel Karl up 23% and now also #2 YTD, the Renault Clio up 24% and holding onto its #1 YTD spot, the VW Up up 145% and now #3 YTD and the Peugeot 108 up 1%. The Kia Picanto (+19%) is the only other Top 10 model to post a double-digit gain. The VW Polo, down 42% to #28 in September, falls from #2 to #7 YTD in the space of one month. Notice also the Skoda Octavia up 35%, the Toyota Yaris up 43%, the Peugeot 3008 up 940% and the BMW 5 Series up 211%. The Opel Crossland X (#29) lead recent launches above the Toyota C-HR (#45) and Suzuki Ignis (#46).

Previous month: Netherlands August 2017: Renault Clio reclaims YTD lead off VW Polo

One year ago: Netherlands September 2016: Opel up 41%, monopolises podium

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Netherlands August 2017: Renault Clio reclaims YTD lead off VW Polo

The Renault Clio is back to #1 year-to-date in the Netherlands. 

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The Dutch new car market is up 10.2% year-on-year in August to 29.584 registrations, leading to a year-to-date tally up 14.4% to 288.165 units. Renault leaps up three spots on July and 18% year-on-year to take the lead of the brands ranking with 10.3% share, distancing Volkswagen at 9% (+2%) and Peugeot at 7.9% (+4%). Opel plunges 30% to just 6.9% share vs. 8.3% year-to-date. Reversely, Toyota surges 44% to remains in 5th place, while Kia (+18%), Skoda (+39%) and Hyundai (+61%) also impress inside the Top 10. Further down, notice Mazda (+28%), Seat (+28%), Suzuki (+31%), Mitsubishi (+41%), Land Rover (+64%), Tesla (+67%), Alfa Romeo (+89%) and Smart (+96%) as the most dynamic carmakers. Model-wise, the Renault Clio (+30%) rallies back up 8 spots on July to snap the pole position both in August and YTD off the VW Polo, down 32% to a paltry #19 this month. The Kia Picanto (-5%) remains in 2nd place, the Peugeot 108 is up a whopping 27 ranks on last month to #3, the Opel Karl drops 37% but is up two ranks on July to #4, the Toyota Aygo soars 48% to #5 and the Renault Megane is up 6-fold on August 2016 to land in 6th place. Notice also the VW Transporter up 8-fold to #15, the Toyota C-HR up 9 spots to #17, the Peugeot 3008 up 27-fold to #18, the Hyundai Tucson up 161% to #20 and the Kia Niro up 108% to #21.

Previous month: Netherlands July 2017: VW Polo takes control

One year ago: Netherlands August 2016: First ever country win for Opel Karl

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Netherlands July 2017: VW Polo takes control

Discounts on the outgoing generation (pictured) have boosted the VW Polo to #1. 

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New car sales in the Netherlands are up 4.7% year-on-year in July to 32.735 units, bringing the year-to-date tally up 15% to 258.912 registrations. Market leader Volkswagen goes against the grain with a harsh 22% year-on-year drop yet this was on a particularly high base in July 2016 and the German carmaker sports a still splendid 12.4% share as a result vs. 10.7% year-to-date. Opel (+20%) and Peugeot (+26%) both overtake Renault (-26%) while Toyota (+39%), Kia (+33%) and Mercedes (+30%) post the largest gains in the Top 10. Below, Mini (+23%), Citroen (+26%), Mazda (+27%), Alfa Romeo (+28%), Fiat (+28%), Nissan (+33%) and Tesla (+66%) all impress. Model-wise, the VW Polo takes control of both the July sales charts and the YTD ones thanks to a strong 1.189 sales and despite a 16% year-on-year drop. Leader up to last month, the Renault Clio is down 33% to #9 in July and now ranks #2 year-to-date. The Kia Picanto is up 13% YoY and 12 spots on June to #2, the VW Golf drops 24%, the Opel Astra is down 3% and the VW Up down 25%. In contrast the Opel Karl is yup 52%, the Toyota Yaris up 54%, the Ford Focus up 53% and the Peugeot 3008 up 27-fold on the previous model to #14.

Previous month: Netherlands June 2017: Nissan Qashqai surprise leader

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

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Netherlands June 2017: Nissan Qashqai surprise leader

The Nissan Qashqai is the best-selling model in the Netherlands in June. 

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Dutch new car sales slow down their growth in June, up 5% year-on-year to 41.309 units, leading to a year-to-date tally up 17% to 226.509 units. Volkswagen holds onto the brands top spot thanks to a 21% sales surge, but only has a 41-unit advantage over Renault (+3%) while Opel (+22%), Peugeot (+19%) and Toyota (+42%) all surge in the Top 5. Skoda (+20%), Seat (+23%), Mini (+27%), Dacia (+33%), Porsche (+60%), Tesla (+72%) and Alfa Romeo (+141%) impress. Model-wise, the Nissan Qashqai is up 10 spots on May to top the Dutch charts for the first time since March 2016 thanks to deliveries up 48% just as the facelift is entering dealerships. The VW Golf (+38%) and Opel Karl (+150%) also post spectacular gains on the podium. Further down, the Renault Mégane (+91%) outsells the Renault Clio (-35%) which still manages to hold onto the YTD pole position. The Peugeot 3008 is up 42-fold on the previous generation in June 2016 ,the Skoda Octavia is up 40%, the Renault Scénic up 940% and the VW Tiguan up 170%. The Opel Crossland X lands directly at #78.

Previous month: Netherlands May 2017: VW Up snaps top spot in market up 27%

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

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Netherlands May 2017: VW Up snaps top spot in market up 27%

The VW Up is the best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands in May. 

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New car sales in the Netherlands are up by a very impressive 27% year-on-year in May to 36.484 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 20% to 185.381 units. The two market leaders beat the market with even more impressive gains: Volkswagen is up 41% to 11% share and Renault is up 29% to 10.4%, reproducing the year-to-date order. On the other hand Peugeot (+9%) and Opel (-12%) lose market share in third and fourth positions respectively. Toyota at #5 (+70%) and Kia at #7 (+83%) also frankly outpace the market this month. Outside the Top 10, Volvo (+34%), Audi (+44%), Hyundai (+35%), Mercedes (+40%), Nissan (+63%) and Suzuki (+64%) make themselves notice while among smaller brands Tesla (+670%) and Alfa Romeo (+252%) are the most dynamic.

The Kia Picanto ranks #2 in the Netherlands this month. 

The VW Up! more than doubles its sales year-on-year (+107%) to snap up the pole position of the Dutch models ranking this month, cementing its 2nd place year-to-date. It is followed by another microcar, the Kia Picanto, up an even more extravagant 206%, consolidating the third place it holds so far in 2017. #1 year-to-date and in April, the Renault Clio drops 9% to #3 this month, distancing the VW Golf (+10%) back up 8 spots to #4 and he Opel Astra (-1%). Below, a series of eight consecutive nameplates beat the market, with the Toyota Yaris (+74%), Nissan Qashqai (+93%) and Renault Megane (+185%) being the best performers. Notice also the Citroen C3 (+212%), Peugeot 3008 (up 23-fold), Hyundai Tucson (+163%) and VW Tiguan (+654%) posting spectacular gains. The Volvo V90 (#25) dominates recent launches ahead of the Toyota C-HR (#29) and Suzuki Ignis (#57).

Previous month: Netherlands April 2017: Renault and Clio dominate

One year ago: Netherlands May 2016: Opel back to former glory

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Netherlands April 2017: Renault and Clio dominate

The Renault Clio is the best-selling nameplate in the Netherlands so far this year. 

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Netherlands is now back on BSCB and gains 6% year-on-year in April to 29.360 registrations, with the year-to-date tally improving frankly at +18% to 149.100. Renault stuns with a 27% year-on-year gain and takes the lead of the brands ranking with 11% share, distancing the YTD #1 Volkswagen (-10%) at 9.8%. Ford (+16%), Opel (+19%), Toyota (+35%), Kia (+92%) and Mercedes (+94%) also frankly beat the market inside the Top 10. Further down, the gains are more subdued, with Hyundai (+18%), Land Rover (+18%), Seat (+24%) and Alfa Romeo (+87%) making themselves noticed.

In the models ranking, the Renault Clio is the most popular both on April (+16%) and year-to-date with a 73% surge. It ranked #2 over the Full Year 2016. The Kia Picanto shoots up 233% to rank 2nd this month, distancing the VW Up (+3%), Opel Karl (+93%) and Renault Captur (+40%). The Toyota Aygo (+59%) and Renault Megane (+238%) also post spectacular gains inside the Top 10. Leader over the Full Year 2016, the VW Golf is down 32% to #12 this month and down 24% to #8 year-to-date. The facelift cannot come soon enough. Among recent launches, the Toyota C-HR ranks #19, the Volvo V90 is #29 and the Kia Niro #36.

Previous post: Netherlands January 2017: Volkswagen monopolises Top 4

One year ago: Netherlands April 2016: Volkswagen and Golf back in control

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Netherlands January 2017: Volkswagen monopolises Top 4

The VW Polo is the best-selling vehicle in the Netherlands in January. 

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The Dutch new car market starts 2017 with a bang at +27% in January to 51.536 registrations. And market leader Volkswagen also starts with a bang at 16.4% market share vs. 11.4% in FY16 despite gaining only 9% year-on-year. Opel surges 70% to 2nd place ahead of Kia (+25%), Renault (+11%), Peugeot (+23%) and Ford (+23%). BMW (+60%), Toyota (+50%), Volvo (+154%) and Audi (+43%) round up the Top 10 and all beat the market. Notice also Suzuki (+37%), Mercedes (+42%), Porsche (+102%), Jaguar (+171%) and Alfa Romeo (+238%) all posting spectacular gains.

Model-wise, Volkswagen monopolises the Top 4 with the Polo in the lead for the first time since last July with 2.211 sales followed by the Up (-4%), Golf (-21%) and Tiguan (+744%). The Kia Picanto (+8%) is the best-selling non-Volkswagen nameplate in the country this month ahead of the Opel Astra (+141%) and Renault Clio (+43%). The Opel Karl (+12%) and Corsa (+118%) make it three Opels inside the Top 10. Dutch car buyers are very receptive to novelties at the moment, with no less than eight recent launches (<12 months) ranking within the Top 80 this month: the Kia Niro dominates at #16, followed by the Toyota C-HR (#21), Suzuki Ignis (#38), Seat Ateca (#43), Volvo V90 (#51), Hyundai Ioniq (#62), Audi Q2 (#69) and Suzuki Baleno (#77).

Previous post: Netherlands Full Year 2016: Renault Clio holds off Renault Clio by 50 sales

One year ago: Netherlands Jan-Feb 2016: Kia Picanto #1 in market rid of income tax bias

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Netherlands Full Year 2016: VW Golf holds off Renault Clio by 50 sales

VW Golf Netherlands 2016The VW Golf is the best-selling model in the Netherlands in 2016. 

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Now that the tax cuts regime for low-emission vehicles that had distorted the Dutch market for the past three years has all but been abolished, registrations are in freefall at -15% to just 382.825 units this year. Volkswagen remains in the lead of the brands ranking despite a 22% drop to 43.819 sales and 11.4% while Renault (-0.6%) gains one spot to #2. Opel surges 28% thanks to the new Astra up 182% to #4 and leaps onto the podium with 8.5% share vs. 5.7% a year ago. Peugeot implodes at -43% to #4, ahead of Ford (-15%), BMW (-5%), Kia (-2%) and Toyota (-22%). Mercedes (+0.4%) and Skoda (+3%) break into the Top 10 thanks to sales on the up. Further down, Mini (+18%), Tesla (+38%), Jaguar (+31%), Honda (+32%), Ferrari (+48%), Rolls Royce (+100%) and Infiniti (+151%) impress with gigantic gains in a declining market.

Opel Astra Netherlands 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Opel Astra shoots up 182% to 4th place overall. 

It was a race to the finish line in the models ranking, with the Renault Clio snapping the YTD top spot in November but the VW Golf edging past for just 50 units at year end: 10.780 (-40%) vs. 10.730 sales (-37%). This is only the 4th time the Golf ever leads the Dutch sales charts, the previous times were in 20012009 and 2014. The VW Polo (-18%) also struggles but gains one spot to land on the podium. The Peugeot 308, leader in 2015, is down 83% to #22 while, as described above, the Opel Astra makes its grand return inside the Dutch Top 5 at #4. The Peugeot 108 (+9%) and Renault Captur (+2%) are the only other nameplates to gain ground in the Top 10. Further down, the Opel Karl is up 142% to end its first full year at a splendid #12. The Hyundai i10 (+23%), Peugeot 2008 (+55%), BMW 3 Series (+34%), Renault Mégane (+92%) and Kadjar (+220%) also make themselves noticed.

Previous month: Netherlands November 2016: Renault Clio snaps YTD lead

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

Two years ago: Netherlands Full Year 2014: VW Golf #1 for third time ever

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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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