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Netherlands January 2018: VW places Polo, Golf, Up and Tiguan in Top 4

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

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Dutch new car sales shoot up 15.2% year-on-year in January to 59.367 units but the Top 4 best-selling carmakers all beat the market: Volkswagen is up 24% to 17.7% share vs. 10.4% over the FY2017, Opel and Renault are both up 22% and Peugeot is up 23%. In the Top 10, Hyundai (+54%), Skoda (+45%), Audi (+23%) and Ford (+20%) also outpace the market while below, Jeep (+165%), Mitsubishi (+33%), Seat (+32%), Smart (+31%) and Ferrari (+25%) shine whereas Infiniti (-92%), Aston Martin (-91%), DS (-33%), Tesla (-33%), Land Rover (-26%), Alfa Romeo (-25%) and Fiat (-25%) implode. Traditionally very strong in January after paltry results in December, Volkswagen once again places four nameplates in the Top 4 in the Netherlands this month: the Polo (+20%) wins above the Golf (+43%), Up! (-0.4%) and Tiguan (+19%) with the Ford Fiesta up 45% to #5 and 2017 leader the Renault Clio down to #6 but up 29% year-on-year. The Hyundai i10 (+66%) and Opel Karl (+49%) also shine in the Top 10 while the VW T-Roc shoots up 119 spots on December to end January only 9 sales off its very first Top 20 ranking. Among recent launches, the Opel Crossland X (#32), Kia Stonic (#60), Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (#62) and Seat Arona (#67) also make themselves noticed.

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Full January 2018 Top 45 All-brands and Top 290 All-models below.

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