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Netherlands June 2012: Low emission subsidies push market up

Volvo C30

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In June, Dutch car sales are up 52% year-on-year to 76,813 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 332,122 units, back in positive on 2011 at +1%. These figures reflect a sales pull forward due to some subsidies on low-emission cars coming to an end on July 1. The Renault Megane has benefitted fully from the measures in place, lodging another astounding month at 3,833 sales and 5% share (after 5.3% in May). It is now #3 year-to-date with 9,509 units and 2.9%. Similarly, the VW Passat jumps up a massive 19 spots on last month to #2 with 3,561 sales and 4.6% and is now #6 YTD. The VW Polo, still leader YTD at 12,253 units and 3.7%, ranks third in June with 2,311 sales and 3%.

BMW 3 Series

The Chevrolet Spark is up 33 ranks on last month to #4 with 2,298 units and 3% followed by the BMW 3 Series in excellent shape again at 2,052 sales and 2.7%. Notice also the Opel Agila up 9 spots to #8. The Peugeot 208 takes off and gains 20 ranks on last month to #11, the Audi A4 is up 4 to #12 and the Chevrolet Aveo is up 21 to #19. As predicted by Rutger last month, the Volvo C30 is another beneficiary of the low-emission subsidies and comes from outside the Top 100 directly to #23 in June with 1,131 sales and 1.5%.

Previous month: Netherlands May 2012: Renault Megane surprise leader

One year ago: Netherlands June 2011: Peugeot 107 stays on top

Full June 2012 Top 100 Ranking Table below.

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