Netherlands May 2012: Renault Megane surprise leader
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Car sales in the Netherlands are down 4% in May to 47,628 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 255,177 units, down 8% on 2011. Already up 46 spots last month to #6, the Renault Megane is the surprise best-selling model in the country in May with an amazing 2,503 sales and 5.3% share. When you take into account that its average market share was well below 2% over the last 18 months it puts into perspective the Megane’s performance…
A full two percentage points below we find the VW Polo at 1,711 units and 3.6%, however still leader year-to-date by far with 9,952 sales and 3.9% and followed both this month and year-to-date by the Peugeot 107. In 4th place is another brilliant performer: the BMW 3 Series up a massive 16 ranks on last month to 1,379 sales and 2.9% share thanks to the new generation which is proving to be a big hit with European consumers…
Further down, notice the VW Up! just outside the Top 10 at #11, down 6 spots on last month, the Peugeot 508 stable at an excellent 13th position, the Suzuki Splash up 35 ranks to #19, the Audi A5 up 5 to #30 with 1.1% share, the Peugeot 208 up 27 to #31, the Chevrolet Aveo also up 27 to #40 and the Opel Ampera up 32 to #42.
Previous month: Netherlands April 2012: VW Polo back in the lead, Up! in Top 5
One year ago: Netherlands May 2011: Peugeot 107 leader, new Kia Picanto up
Full May 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.