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Netherlands January 2023: VW T-Roc on top, Lynk & Co 01 up to #4, sales up 6.5%

The VW T-Roc is the most popular vehicle in the Netherlands in January.

New car sales in the Netherlands gain 6.5% year-on-year in January to 32,845 units. Volkswagen (+32.9%) vastly outpaces the market to repeat at #1 with 12.4% share, a lot better than its FY2022 level of 8.3%. Toyota (-2.9%) is up one spot on December to #2 despite faring worse than its 2022 average at 7.2% share vs. 8.1%. Skoda (+35.4%) also manages a fantastic uptick and climbs up 9 spots on last month to land on the third step of the podium. Leader in 2022, Kia (+2.9%) is doing ok year-on-year but ranks #4 for the month with 6.5% share vs. 9.6% last year. Seat (+119.5%) scores by far the best performance in the Top 10 and is up 11 ranks on December to #10. Audi (+3.7%) also beats the market at #7 but BMW (-5.7%), Renault (-10.2%), Peugeot (-12.5%) and Hyundai (-17.4%) all struggle. Further down, Mazda (+69.8%), Lynk & Co (+119.9%) and Tesla (+6466.7%) impress.

The top of the models ranking is completely reshuffled this month and entirely outpaces the market with all models sporting double-digit year-on-year gains at least. The VW T-Roc (+45.7%) is up 52 spots on December to snap the pole position with 2.6% share vs. 1% over the Full Year 2022. It is followed by the Peugeot 208 (+41.1%) and VW Polo (+94.6%). The Lynk & Co 01 (+119.9%) is up to #4, its best ranking since hitting #2 in September 2022. The Seat Ibiza (+323.7%) surges 40 ranks on last month to #5 ahead of the new Toyota Aygo X at #6 and the VW Taigo (+322.8%) at #7. The Opel Corsa (+38.2%), Kia Picanto (+46%) and Volvo XC40 (+30.9%) complete the Top 10. Notice also the Tesla Model Y (+6928.6%) at #17 with 1.5% share which is already above its FY202 level of 1.2%.

Previous post: Netherlands 2022: Peugeot 208 snaps first win, Lynk & Co 01 up to #7

One year ago: Netherlands January 2022: Peugeot 2008 and Toyota Yaris Cross top market down -11.3%

Full January 2023 Top 50 brands and Top 295 models below.

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