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Netherlands October 2021: Kia (+8.9%), Hyundai (+24%) defy market down -23.7%, Lynk & Co 01 up to #6

The Kia EV6 has landed at #23 in the Dutch charts.

New car sales in the Netherlands accelerate their fall in October to -23.7% year-on-year at 24.240 registrations. This brings the year-to-date volume down -7.1% to 260.062 units. Kia (+8.9%) goes against the depleted market and sports the only year-on-year gain in the Top 6, hitting 10.1% share vs. 9.4% so far this year. On the other hand, Volkswagen (-54%) completely implodes in 2nd place. Peugeot (-21.2%) suffers but does better than the market, up 3 spots on September to #3, while Toyota (-34.6%) is down one rank to #4. Ford (-17%) and Opel (-19.5%) resist somewhat while Hyundai (+24%) defies the market drop at #7 and 6% share vs #13 and 3.5% share year-to-date. Volvo (-12.9%) and Skoda (-22.8%) also contain their losses in the remainder of the Top 10 while Lynk & Co continues to gear up, up two spots to a record #15 for the month.

The Kia Niro (-11.4%) remains the most popular vehicle in the country with 4.4% share vs. 3.4% so far this year. The Ford Focus (+27.7%) repeats at #2 with 3.7% of the market, way above its YTD level of #10 and 1.6% share. The Opel Corsa (-23.8%) is up 8 spots on September to #3, the VW Polo (-17.1%) is up one to #4 and the Peugeot 2008 (-10.3%) is up 22 to #5. The Lynk & Co 01 overtakes the Skoda Enyaq to become the best-selling recent launch (<12 months) at #6 overall with 2.4% share. The Enyaq follows at 2.3%, with the Kia Picanto (+33.3%) sporting the largest gain in the Top 15. Among additional recent launches, the VW ID.4 is up 11 ranks on last month to #11, the Audi Q4 is up 25 to #14 and the Kia EV6 lands directly at #23.

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

One year ago: Netherlands October 2020: VW ID.3 triumphs at 8.7% share in market down -6.2%

Full October 2021 Top 48 All-brands and Top 270 All-models below.

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