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Netherlands May 2024: Volvo up 56.7%, Kia Niro repeats at #1

The Kia Niro is the best-selling vehicle in the Netherlands again.

The Dutch new car market skid a harsh -13.9% year-on-year in May to 28,361 units, meaning the year-to-date tally slips into negative at -1.2% to 158,421. Kia (-5.2%) confirms it is the new favourite of Dutch customers and falls slower than the market. Volvo (+56.7%) surges ahead to #2, a ranking it also holds YTD (+80.3%) vs. #10 over the Full Year 2023. Toyota (+3.5%) also shines at #3, distancing BMW (-11%) and a freefalling Volkswagen (-46.6%). Note Volkswagen ranks #6 year-to-date (-39.8%) vs. #1 over the Full Year 2023. Tesla (+31%) and Audi (+9.2%) also impress in the remainder of the Top 10.

The Kia Niro (+140.1%) repeats at #1 in the brands ranking, with the Tesla Model Y up one spot on last month to #2. The Model Y retains the YTD pole position where it is up 26.2%. The Volvo EX30 is down one rank to a still fantastic third place and ranks #4 year-to-date. The Volvo XC40/EX40 (-16.8%) is in difficulty at #4 but not as much as the Kia Picanto (-54.2%) and Peugeot 208 (-41.6%). The Hyundai Kona (+83.5%), Volvo XC60 (+89%) and Tesla Model 3 (+281.9%) vastly outrun the market below. 

Previous month: Netherlands April 2024: Kia Niro best-seller, Volvo EX40 lands at #6

One year ago: Netherlands May 2024: Market up 41.6%, Kia Picanto best-seller

Full May 2024 Top 58 All brands and Top 315 All models below.

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