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Netherlands 2006: Opel Astra reclaims pole position

Opel Astra

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Six years after holding the top spot for the last time, the Opel Astra is back in pole position in the Netherlands in 2006, however with 13,343 sales and 2.8% it is the weakest share market ever for a best-seller in the country, to be compared to the 10% share the Opel Kadett commended in the mid-1980s…

The Peugeot 307 falls 24% to a still very respectable 2nd place with 11,779 sales and 2.4%, followed by the Ford Focus, down 8% to 11,661 units, the VW Passat up 58% to 10,697 sales and possibly at its highest rank ever in the Netherlands, and the Renault Scenic down 15% to 10,621 sales and 2.2%.

The VW Golf falls outside the Dutch Top 5 for the first time in 25 years (!), handicapped by the success of the Golf Plus, its MPV version (#40 at 0.9%). Notice the Opel Zafira up 54% to #7 and the Toyota Yaris up 44% to #8. The Renault Clio doubles its sales to land in 10th position, the Fiat Punto is up 36 spots to #13 and the Peugeot 207 holds a promising 14th position with only a few months of sales.

Full Year 2006 Top 330 and each Monthly Ranking Table below.

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