The Lynk & Co 01 is up to a fantastic 2nd place in September.
It’s a second consecutive month of year-on-year gain for new car sales in the Netherlands at +4.8% to 25,792 units. The year-to-date tally is now down a very reasonable -4.6% to 224,944 sales. Kia (+10%) is the most popular carmaker once again with 10.5%, follows by Volkswagen (+12%), Toyota (-15.2%) and Peugeot (+15.9%) like in the YTD ranking. Renault (+59.2%), Mercedes (+32.1%) and Hyundai (+28.3%) all post fantastic upticks whereas BMW (-18.3%) dives and both Ford (-4.1%) and Skoda (+1.9%) trail the market. Below, Cupra (+696.2%), Alfa Romeo (+375%), Dacia (+81.5%), Lynk & Co (+44.1%), DS (+42.9%), Honda (+34.8%) and Volvo (+23.8%) make themselves noticed. Chinese new entrants BYD (#35), NIO (#43) and JAC (#47) remain very discreet just as Xpeng fails to sell any cars this month.
In the models aisle, the Peugeot 208 (+154.7%) is the best-seller for the 5th straight month with 3.6% share, reinforcing its YTD lead. The surprise of the month is the Lynk & Co 01 (+44.1%) landing in 2nd place overall, eclipsing its previous record of #4 set last April. It owns 3.1% of the Dutch market and breaks into the YTD Top 10 at #10 vs. #24 over the Full Year 2021. Two Kias follow: the Niro (-30.5%) and Picanto (+10.3%). The Toyota Aygo X lodges a 5th consecutive month inside the Dutch Top 10, equalling its record 5th place also hit last June. Outstanding month for the Ford Puma (+601.1%) up 7-fold year-on-year and 23 spots on August to #6 and 2.4% share vs. #27 and just 1% year-to-date. The Tesla Model Y (+60.2%), Renault Captur (+50.1%) and Volvo XC40 (+17.8%) also beat the market in the remainder of the Top 10.
Full September 2022 Top 50 all-brands and Top 280 all-models below.