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Netherlands October 2019: VW Polo and Kia Niro dominate in market up 13.4%

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

New car sales in the Netherlands soar 13.4% year-on-year on weak year-ago post-WLTP volumes in October to 34.101 units, leading to a year-to-date tally now down -6.3% to 364.999. Volkswagen (+54.3%) is up 4 spots on September to reclaims the brands pole position it holds year-to-date, reaching 13.2% share which is two percentage points above its YTD level. Peugeot (-1.9%) is up to #2 despite a small year-on-year loss, distancing Renault (+34.2%) and Kia (+19.5%) both in great shape. Toyota (+41.6%), Mercedes (+20.1%) and Skoda (+16.5%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10 while beyond, Porsche (+547.2%), Audi (+111.7%), Mazda (+73.9%), Hyundai (+51.8%), Dacia (+47.4%), Land Rover (+33.6%) and Citroen (+24.7%) make themselves noticed. Tesla, leader in September, is down -94.5% and 20 spots month-on-month to #21 and 0.9% share. MG lands in the Netherlands with 5 sales of its ZS SUV.

In the models ranking, the VW Polo (+81.9%) surges 21 spots on September to easily snap the top spot with 4.3% share vs. 2.7% for the Kia Niro (+103.6%) up 3 spots to #2. The Ford Fiesta (-4%), Focus (+55.4%) and Renault Clio (+35.8%) close out the Top 5 while the VW Tiguan (+517.8%), Hyundai Kona (+196.1%) and Opel Astra (+46%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10. The Toyota Corolla (#12) is the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) ahead of the VW T-Cross (#18), Tesla Model 3 (#36 from #1 in September), Skoda Scala (#47), Citroen C5 Aircross (#55) and Mazda CX-30 (#58).

Previous month: Netherlands September 2019: Tesla Model 3 hits 15.1% share, largest monthly volume outside US (5.768)

One year ago: Netherlands October 2018: Jaguar and Volvo defy market down -19%

Full October 2019 Top 40 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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