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Netherlands May 2021: Volvo XC40 and Skoda Enyaq top market up 72.5%

The Skoda Enyaq is up to #2 in the Netherlands in May.

The Dutch new car market soars 72.5% year-on-year in May to 25.601 units, meaning the year-to-date tally is now down just -2.4% to 130.061 sales. Three brands finish the month close together atop the charts: Kia (+26.9%) remains the leader with 8.8% share above Skoda (+287.9%) up three spots on April to #2 and 8.5% share and Volkswagen (+37.3%) down one to #3 and 8.4%. Volvo (+259.5%), Toyota (+127.7%), BMW (+96.7%) and Ford (+82.8%) also outpace the market in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, Seat (+156.7%), Audi (+138.2%), Mitsubishi (+133.6%) and Dacia (+122.4%) stand out while further down, newcomer Lynk & Co edges up one spot on last month to #26 while Polestar is down two ranks to #28.

Model-wise, the Volvo XC40 (+389.6%) is up 5-fold year-on-year to lodge its third monthly win this year and ever at 3.7% share, this way cementing its YTD domination. The big news this month is the 2nd place of the Skoda Enyaq, up 10 spots on April to 3.3% share. It vastly outsells its twin the VW ID.4 down 12 ranks to #33. The Toyota Yaris (+305.7%) is up 4-fold year-on-year to advance to third place overall, distancing last month’s leaders the Kia Niro (+24.2%) and Picanto (+19.1%). The Toyota Aygo (+179.5%), Renault Captur (+118%) and Peugeot 208 (+114.3%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10. The Ford Mustang Mach-E shoots up 95 ranks on April to land at an outstanding 12th place overall with 1.6% share, distancing such established models as the Peugeot 2008 and VW Golf, while the Lynk & Co 01 breaks into the Top 100 at #81 and 0.4% share.

Previous month: Netherlands April 2021: Kia places Niro and Picanto atop market up 55.6%

One year ago: Netherlands May 2020: Volume drop worsens to -59.4%, Kia places Niro and Picanto on top

Full May 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 260 All-models below.

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