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Netherlands September 2021: Lynk & Co 01 breaks into Top 10, sales off -15.8%

The Lynk & Co 01 is up to #7 in the Netherlands in September.

The Dutch new car market slides down -15.8% year-on-year in September to 24.663 units, keeping in mind September 2020 was already down -21.9% on the year prior. The year-to-date volume is now down -4.9% to 235.977 units. Kia edges up 0.5% year-on-year to remain the best-selling carmaker in the Netherlands for the 6th straight month, cementing its newly acquired year-to-date top spot. Volkswagen (-13.6%) follows in 2nd place ahead of Toyota (-9.9%) while BMW (+3.1%) bucks the negative context to advance to 4th place overall. Skoda (+13.2%) and Hyundai (+13.1%) score the largest gains in the Top 10 and all remaining Top 10 brands fall faster than the market, Renault (-40.2%) being the worst hit. Further down, notice Chinese newcomer Lynk & Co up three spots to #17 with 2.3% share and Land Rover (+86.6%), Jaguar (+40%), Porsche (+21.7%), Mitsubishi (+17.4%) and Dacia (+6.1%) posting rare gains.

Model-wise, the Kia Niro (-15.5%) continues to dominate the charts with 4.3% share ahead of the Ford Focus (+11.3%) and Toyota Yaris (-13%). The Kia Picanto (+11.9%) remains in 4th place but advances to #2 year-to-date, making it a spectacular Kia 1-2 with the Niro. The VW Polo (+22.5%) is down two spots on August to but up significantly year-on-year to #5. The Skoda Enyaq dips one rank on last month to a still outstanding 6th position but the surprise of the month is just below: the Lynk & Co 01 gains five spots on August to break into the Dutch Top 10 for the first time at #7 overall. The youth-targeted brand has its first export success in hand in the Netherlands. The Tesla Model 3 (-54.6%) is up 77 ranks on last month to #10, the Tesla Model Y is up 45 to #17 and the VW ID.4 up 14 to #22.

Previous month: Netherlands August 2021: Kia and Niro dominate, Lynk & Co 01 up to #12

One year ago: Netherlands September 2020: VW ID.3 #11, Polestar 2 #16 in reeling market (-21.9%)

Full September 2021 Top 45 All-brands and Top 255 All-models below.

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