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New car sales in the Netherlands soar 14.1% year-on-year in June to 47.117 registrations, lifting the year-to-date tally up 11.9% to 253.410 units. Brand leader Volkswagen (+13%) roughly follows the market but posts a somewhat weaker share at 10.6% vs. 11.4% so far in 2018. In contrast, Renault (+10%) gains less ground but is at 10.3%, a much higher result than YTD (8.6%) showing once again that the French carmaker backloads its quarters in the Netherlands as it does in most of Europe. Opel (+9%) and Peugeot (+2%) are weak but hold onto their YTD positions while Kia (+34%), Skoda (+31%) and Toyota (+30%) score the largest gains in the Top 10. Below, Tesla (+247%), Mitsubishi (+92%), DS (+54%), Lexus (+48%), Hyundai (+48%) and Jeep (+47%) stand out.
Model-wise, the VW Polo (+37%) threepeats at #1 and cements its YTD lead with deliveries up a whopping 53% so far in 2018. The Opel Karl (+14%) is up five spots on May to an outstanding 2nd place, the Netherlands being the only country in the world alongside Denmark where this nameplate is truly successful. The Renault Clio (+38%), Megane (+4%) and Captur (+27%) complete the Top 5 in an impressive show of force by the French carmaker. But it’s the Peugeot 108 (+83%), Toyota Aygo (+82%) and Kia Picanto (+44%) that deliver the largest YoY gains in the Top 10. Notice also the Tesla Model S (+220%), Nissan Micra (+172%) and VW Tiguan (+58%) impressive in the Top 20 while the VW T-Roc tops recent launches at #27 (-7) ahead of the Opel Grandland X at #35 (-4) and the Volvo XC40 at #40 (+13).
Previous month: Netherlands May 2018: VW Polo repeats at #1 in market up 1.3%
One year ago: Netherlands June 2017: Nissan Qashqai surprise leader
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