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Netherlands August 2022: Kia and Peugeot 208 lead in dynamic market (+9.2%), BYD, NIO, Xpeng and JAC join the charts

The BYD Atto 3 has now landed in the Dutch charts.

The Dutch new car market is up for the first time since last March with 23,638 sales in August, up 9.2% year-on-year. The year-to-date tally however remains in negative at 199,297 units, down -5.6% on the same period a year ago. The brands podium is unchanged on last month: Kia (+4.6%) easily keeps the lead with 11.6% share, distancing Volkswagen (+9.3%) and Toyota (-9.1%). Volkswagen snaps the 2nd spot YTD but is almost 5,000 units below Kia. Hyundai (+43%), Peugeot (+24.1%) and Opel (+17.3%) follow with market-beating gains, while Renault (+57.3%) is the best performer in the Top 15. All other Top 10 brands are in negative. Below, notice Cupra (+1237.5%), Dacia (+140.9%), Fiat (+96.6%), Lynk & Co (+58.9%) and Mini (+19.5%) all in great shape. Notice Chinese fares BYD (#38), NIO (#42), XPeng (#44) and JAC (#45) are now included in the charts albeit with tiny numbers.

Model-wise, the Peugeot 208 (+256%) shoots up year-on-year to hold onto the pole position for the 4th consecutive month, cementing its YTD lead. The Opel Corsa (+175.1%) jumps 11 spots on July to and at #2 and progresses to #4 year-to-date as a result. The VW Polo (+5.4%) trails the market growth but gains one spot on last month to #3 while the Kia Picanto (+23.5%) is down two to #4. Last year’s leader and this year’s #2, the Kia Niro (-45.5%) crashes in 5th place. The Renault Captur (+224%) is up to #6, the Toyota Aygo X celebrates four straight months in the Top 10 at #7 while the Lynk & Co 01 (+58.9%) is up a whopping 40 rank on July to #8, marking a very impressive 7th month inside the Dutch Top 10 after 17 months in market. The Ford Focus (+346.8%) and Kia Ceed (+63%) close the Top 10 in spectacular fashion.

Previous month: Netherlands July 2022: Kia breaks share record, Peugeot 208 3peats at #1, market off -17.9%

One year ago: Netherlands August 2021: Kia and Niro dominate, Lynk & Co 01 up to #12

Full August 2022 Top 45 all brands and Top 275 all models below.

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