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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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