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Netherlands May 2022: Peugeot 208 storms into pole position, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Aygo X in Top 10

The Peugeot 208 is the best-selling vehicle in May and year-to-date.

New car sales in the Netherlands endure a second consecutive declining month in May at -7.4% year-on-year to 23,508 units. The year-to-date volume is down -4.6% to 123,811. Atop the brands ranking, Kia (+6.6%) and Peugeot (+30.8%) go against the market with upticks while Toyota (-1.8%) also improves its share year-on-year Volkswagen (-20.7%) is in difficulty unlike Opel (+16.3%) up 10 spots on April to #5. Below, BMW (+2.7%) and Hyundai (+62.1%) also shine at #6 and #7 respectively, as does Mercedes (+23.6%) at #9. Skoda (-48.5%) and Ford (-35.3%) both collapse. Further down, Nissan (+39.2%), Fiat (+67.5%), Lynk & Co (+507.7%), Dacia (+67.9%), Polestar (+163.5%) and Cupra (+8200%) make themselves noticed.

The Peugeot 208 (+65.3%) is up two spots on last month to snap the nameplate’s first ever monthly victory, its previous best in the Netherlands being #3 in March 2016 and April 2022. The 208 is now also #1 year-to-date. The Opel Corsa (+79.3%) is up 17 ranks on April to #2 overall above the VW Polo (+24.9%) also in outstanding shape and up four spots to #4. The Lynk & Co 01 (+507.7%) is down one rank on April to a still stellar #5, marking its third Top 5 finish in the Netherlands after last November and last month. The Fiat 500 (+68.6%) and even more strikingly the Peugeot 308 (+785.4%) up 30 spots on last month to #9 also shine in the remainder of the Top 10. A Top 10 broken for the first time by the Toyota Aygo X promised to a great future here. It is the best-selling recent launch above the Toyota Yaris Cross (#17), Kia EV6 (#24), BMW iX3 (#36) and BMW i4 (#39). 

Previous month: Netherlands April 2022: Skoda Enyaq leads, Lynk & Co 01 up to #4, market off -7.4%

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

Full May 2022 Top 35 All-brands and Top 270 All-models below.

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