Dutch car market collapsed 32% in March 2013. Opel Corsa was hot.

The effects of the long economic recession which hit the country in the Q4 2011 are any day deeper and the unemployment rate, grew from 5 to 8% is reducing the consumer’s demand for commodities. Consequently the car market is further increasing the decking speed. In March, the total car sold were 35.656 sales, down 32.1%. First quarter sales were 116.101, down 30.3%.

Looking at last month top brands performance:

Volkswagen was stable in 1st selling 4.594 cars with a share of 12.9%, up 0.4 points of share from the previous month. First quarter sales were 14.446 with a share of 12.5%, up 1.8 points from Q4 2012.

Opel advanced in 2nd place with 2.848 sales and 8.0% of share. In the first quarter it was 8th with 5.617 sales and a share of5.1%, down 1.4 points from Q4 2012. Corsa jumped from 29th to 4th place.

Ford was 3rd, down 1 spot, selling 2.839 vehicles with a share of 8.0%, down 0.2 points of share from the previous month. First quarter sales were 9.683 with a share of 8.4, up 0.6 points from Q4 2012. This was the best quarterly share in last 5.

Peugeot was 4th, down 1 spot, with 2.441 units with a share dropped at 6.8%, down 1.2 points of share from the previous month. First quarter sales were 9.177 with a share of 7.9%, down 1.9 points from Q4 2012. This was the worst quarter share in last 5.

Renault was 5th with 2.329 units with a share of 6.5%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 8.234 with a share of 7.1%, down 4.9 points from the Q4 2012. This was the worst quarter in last 5.

Toyota was 6th, selling 2.128 vehicles with a share of 6.0%, up 0.1 points from the previous month. First quarter sales were 6.822 with a share of 5.9%, down 1.4 points from the previous quarter. The best-selling model was the Auris in 15th.

In the table below the Top 25 Brands ranked for the year to date position:

Rank Ytd

Rank 2012

Brands

Mar

Ytd Mar

I Half 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

1

Volkswagen

4.594

14.446

11,8%

13,9%

10,7%

12,5%

12,9%

12,5%

2

4

Ford

2.839

9.683

7,3%

5,9%

7,8%

8,2%

8,0%

8,4%

3

3

Peugeot

2.441

9.177

7,5%

8,5%

9,8%

8,2%

6,8%

7,9%

4

2

Renault

2.329

8.234

7,6%

9,9%

12,0%

6,9%

6,5%

7,1%

5

7

Kia

1.917

7.887

5,2%

6,5%

4,8%

7,3%

5,4%

6,8%

6

6

Toyota

2.128

6.822

5,6%

10,0%

7,3%

5,9%

6,0%

5,9%

7

12

Bmw

2.018

6.033

3,9%

3,3%

3,5%

3,3%

5,7%

5,2%

8

5

Opel

2.848

5.961

8,1%

4,1%

6,5%

4,1%

8,0%

5,1%

9

8

Citroen

1.685

5.617

4,9%

4,6%

6,4%

5,2%

4,7%

4,9%

10

10

Audi

1.413

5.301

4,4%

3,6%

2,7%

3,2%

4,0%

4,6%

11

11

Fiat

1.725

4.796

3,8%

3,9%

3,7%

4,2%

4,8%

4,1%

12

9

Hyundai

966

4.450

4,3%

4,9%

3,4%

6,2%

2,7%

3,8%

13

13

Volvo

1.393

4.352

3,3%

2,6%

4,5%

3,9%

3,9%

3,8%

14

17

Mercedes

1.093

3.175

2,4%

2,1%

1,6%

2,9%

3,1%

2,7%

15

14

Skoda

857

3.067

3,2%

2,6%

3,2%

2,7%

2,4%

2,6%

16

16

Suzuki

606

2.836

2,7%

2,5%

1,6%

3,1%

1,7%

2,4%

17

15

Seat

826

2.452

2,2%

3,1%

3,1%

1,9%

2,3%

2,1%

18

18

Nissan

776

1.921

2,0%

1,7%

1,4%

1,6%

2,2%

1,7%

19

20

Mazda

544

1.822

1,4%

0,7%

1,2%

2,5%

1,5%

1,6%

20

24

Mitsubishi

469

1.212

0,8%

0,7%

0,5%

1,4%

1,3%

1,0%

21

21

Mini

423

1.134

0,9%

0,6%

0,8%

0,5%

1,2%

1,0%

22

26

Dacia

288

992

0,5%

0,4%

0,2%

1,2%

0,8%

0,9%

23

19

Chevrolet

132

888

2,3%

0,7%

0,4%

0,4%

0,4%

0,8%

24

25

Honda

336

714

0,6%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,9%

0,6%

25

22

Lexus

160

508

0,9%

0,6%

0,5%

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

Golf recovered the 1st place selling 1.774 units with a share of 5.0%, up 1.0 points from the previous month, followed by the Up! with 1.457 sales and a share of 4.1%, up 0.1 points from the previous month.

Ford Focus was 3rd selling 1.227 units with a share of 3.4%, down 0.3 points from the previous month, followed in 4th by the Opel Corsa, up 25spots, with 1.094 sales and a share of 3.1%, up 2.2 points from the previous month.

The Peugeot 208 was 5th, up 3 spots, selling 931 units with a share of 2.6%, down 0.1 points from the previous month, followed by the Fiesta in 6th, up 10 spots, Bmw Series 3 in 7th , up 13 spots, and Citroen C1 in 8th, up 3 spots, with 755 units.

Volvo V40 was 9th with 754 units followed by Kia Picanto, leader last month, dropped in 10th with 750 sales and a share of 2.1%, down 2.5 points.

In the table below, the best-selling 50 models, ranked for last month position:

Rank Mar

Rank Feb

Rank 2012

Model

Mar

Ytd Mar

I Half 2012

Q3 2012

Q4 2012

Jan

Feb

Mar

Ytd Mar

1

2

11

Volkswagen Golf

1.774

4.510

2,0%

2,0%

1,4%

3,0%

4,0%

5,0%

3,9%

2

3

4

Volkswagen Up!

1.457

4.841

1,6%

4,8%

3,9%

4,4%

4,0%

4,1%

4,2%

3

4

6

Ford Focus

1.227

4.074

2,3%

1,0%

4,2%

3,5%

3,7%

3,4%

3,5%

4

29

12

Opel Corsa

1.094

1.881

2,2%

0,8%

1,8%

1,0%

0,9%

3,1%

1,6%

5

8

18

Peugeot 208

931

3.063

0,7%

2,8%

3,4%

2,7%

2,7%

2,6%

2,6%

6

16

8

Ford Fiesta

919

2.830

2,0%

2,2%

2,2%

2,9%

1,7%

2,6%

2,4%

7

20

20

BMW 3-Series

863

2.651

1,6%

1,0%

1,4%

2,7%

1,6%

2,4%

2,3%

8

11

10

Citroen C1

755

2.447

1,7%

2,6%

2,5%

2,2%

2,1%

2,1%

2,1%

9

10

56

Volvo V40

754

2.397

0,0%

0,8%

4,0%

4,0%

4,0%

4,0%

4,0%

10

1

7

Kia Picanto

750

3.595

2,1%

2,9%

2,2%

2,8%

4,6%

2,1%

3,1%

11

17

27

Fiat 500

703

1.616

1,0%

1,6%

0,9%

0,8%

1,6%

2,0%

1,4%

12

7

2

Volkswagen Polo

669

2.864

3,7%

4,0%

3,6%

2,7%

2,7%

1,9%

2,5%

13

6

3

Peugeot 107

646

3.464

3,0%

3,4%

3,6%

3,8%

3,1%

1,8%

3,0%

14

5

29

Renault Clio

603

2.654

1,0%

1,1%

0,9%

2,1%

3,2%

1,7%

2,3%

15

22

44

Toyota Auris

585

1.477

0,7%

0,8%

0,4%

1,0%

1,3%

1,6%

1,3%

16

28

17

Opel Astra

563

1.315

1,8%

1,2%

1,3%

0,9%

1,0%

1,6%

1,1%

17

35

34

BMW 1-Series

520

1.224

0,9%

0,8%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

1,5%

1,1%

18

18

16

Fiat Panda

498

1.940

1,7%

1,5%

1,4%

2,0%

1,6%

1,4%

1,7%

19

21

13

Peugeot 508

474

1.551

1,9%

1,1%

1,6%

1,3%

1,4%

1,3%

1,3%

20

24

9

Toyota Yaris

431

1.545

1,8%

3,2%

1,2%

1,5%

1,2%

1,2%

1,3%

21

25

19

Kia Rio

426

1.674

1,6%

1,5%

1,0%

1,8%

1,1%

1,2%

1,4%

22

48

62

Mazda CX-5

424

891

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,5%

1,2%

0,8%

23

53

78

Mercedes A-Class

422

883

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,6%

0,5%

1,2%

0,8%

24

27

30

Audi A4

412

1.298

1,2%

0,7%

0,6%

1,2%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

25

9

23

Hyundai i10

411

1.479

1,3%

1,6%

0,9%

0,8%

2,2%

1,2%

1,3%

26

39

39

Nissan Qashqai

402

866

0,9%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

1,1%

0,7%

27

34

81

Seat Mii

394

1.123

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

0,8%

1,1%

1,0%

28

79

50

Opel Meriva

367

629

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,3%

1,0%

0,5%

29

23

14

Toyota Aygo

337

1.229

1,4%

1,8%

2,6%

1,0%

1,3%

0,9%

1,1%

30

43

72

Kia Cee’d

328

1.138

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,3%

0,6%

0,9%

1,0%

31

36

87

Skoda Citigo

317

1.137

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,2%

0,7%

0,9%

1,0%

32

60

41

BMW 5-Series

316

1.190

0,8%

0,7%

0,6%

1,5%

0,5%

0,9%

1,0%

33

49

40

Audi A3

314

1.133

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

1,4%

0,5%

0,9%

1,0%

34

74

59

Mini

278

801

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

0,9%

0,3%

0,8%

0,7%

35

56

69

Volvo V60

271

605

0,6%

0,3%

0,2%

0,4%

0,5%

0,8%

0,5%

36

44

94

Citroen DS5

260

665

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,4%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

37

42

42

Toyota Prius

256

984

0,5%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

0,7%

0,7%

0,9%

38

14

28

Suzuki Alto

254

1.419

1,1%

1,1%

0,8%

1,3%

1,7%

0,7%

1,2%

39

40

25

Citroen C3

249

861

1,2%

0,5%

1,6%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

40

37

46

Toyota Prius+

247

856

0,0%

2,3%

1,4%

0,8%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

41

51

57

Audi A6

246

756

0,6%

0,7%

0,3%

0,7%

0,5%

0,7%

0,7%

42

31

35

Suzuki Swift

244

912

0,8%

1,1%

0,5%

0,8%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

43

12

5

Renault Twingo

241

2.592

2,7%

2,1%

1,7%

3,5%

2,0%

0,7%

2,2%

44

15

 

Ford B-Max

239

1.253

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

1,0%

1,7%

0,7%

1,1%

45

57

82

Peugeot 3008

233

505

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,3%

0,5%

0,7%

0,4%

46

59

63

Ford C-Max

229

711

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

47

62

31

Skoda Octavia

210

639

1,3%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,6%

0,6%

48

45

47

Mercedes B-Class

199

723

0,8%

0,5%

0,4%

0,7%

0,6%

0,6%

0,6%

49

13

45

Hyundai i20

192

1.041

0,6%

1,0%

0,7%

0,5%

1,9%

0,5%

0,9%

50

63

36

Kia Sportage

191

776

0,9%

0,8%

0,5%

0,9%

0,4%

0,5%

0,7%

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