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Netherlands Full Year 2023: Tesla Model Y soars to lead in market up 18.5%

The Tesla Model Y climbs to #1 in the Netherlands in 2023.

Discover over 40 years worth of Dutch Historical Data here.

New car sales in the Netherlands leap up 18.5% year-on-year in 2023 to 369,791. We are still well below the 446,114 units sold in pre-pandemic 2019. Volkswagen (+34.5%) sports a sturdy gain to reclaim the top spot in the brands ranking it last held in 2021. Kia (+11.5%) is knocked down to #2 while Toyota (+0.8%) only edges up and stays at #3. BMW (+19.8%), Skoda (+37.1%) and Renault (+23.1%) all beat the market below whereas Peugeot (-8.7%) struggles and goes from #4 in 2022 to #7 now. Tesla (+299.3%) skyrockets 14 spots on last year to #8 and even ranked as the #1 brand in March. Volvo (+26.8%) closes the Top 10 in solid fashion. Further down, Mazda is up 49.3%, Suzuki up 46.2% and MG up 302.5% to #22, even cracking the Top 10 in December at #10.

Model-wise, the Tesla Model Y (+253.5%) goes from #20 in 2022 directly to a faraway leader this year with 3.7% share. The Model Y topped the monthly charts 6 times in 2023. It is the second Tesla model to grace the top of the Dutch ranking alongside the Model 3 which led the way in 2019. The Kia Picanto (+42.5%) also surges ahead but stays in 2nd place with 2.8% share. Leader in 2022, the Peugeot 208 (-6.6%) endure the only year-on-year loss in the Top 6 and falls to #3. The Volvo XC40 (+22%) remains in 4th place ahead of the Kia Niro (+1.9%) and VW Polo (+31.7%). The Lynk & Co 01 (+4.5%) recedes one rank to #8 and ranked #1 in February while the Toyota Aygo X (+18.6%) breaks into the Top 10 at #10. The Tesla Model 3 (+513.8%) rallies back up 99 spots to #11.

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

Two years ago: Netherlands 2021: Kia Niro and Volvo XC40 top market down -9.2%


Full December 2023 Top 50 All brands and Top 280 All models below.

Full Year 2023 Top 57 All brands and Top 397 All models vs. Full Year 2022 figures below.

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