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Netherlands Vehicle Market rose a little in Q1 2015.

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Netherlands Vehicle Market rose a little in Q1 2015 albeit strong demand for green vehicles. Volkswagen boomed sales gaining further gap on the followers while Nissan was the fastest brand.

Country Environment

Following two years in recession, the Dutch economy returned to modest growth last year. While exports made the largest contribution to the expansion, fixed investment rebounded and private consumption posted the first mild gain in three years, showing that the recovery is broadening.

Consumer confidence turned positive for the first time since 2007 and business confidence continued to be robust in March, suggesting that the domestic economy will continue to gain momentum going forward.

In the political arena, results from the 18 March provincial elections, which indirectly determine the composition of the upper house of the Parliament, show that the center-right government coalition will lose one-third of its seats in the Senate in May. As a consequence, the government will have to rely more on support from other parties and the implementation of reforms should become even more difficult.

Car Market Data

In March 2015 according to with data released by Reivereninging, the Dutch Association of Car Manufacturers, total new Car Passengers sold in The Netherlands have been 29.030, down 1.7% compared with the correspondent month last year. That’s a shame considering the slight recovery shown in the first two months of the year following the 4 years of decline.

However, the first quarter sales had been 110.920, up 3.5% from Q1 2014 and the rest of the year is expected a little positive thanks to the demand for “green” vehicles.

Competitive Arena

Volkswagen‘s sales in the quarter had been constantly high with total volume at 14.934 and market share at 31.5%. Already starting on top of the list, the German brand improved over 31% the Q1 2014 sales.

Renault was second thanks to a robust +26.5% gain in the quarter and although March sales were penalized by short supply. The French make sold 10.172 cars with 9.2% of market share.

Peugeot was third following a negative March, with sales down 6.8%, with quarterly registrations at 8.476 (+4.8%) and share at 7.7%.

Among the top list, Nissan was the best quarterly performer improving sales by 37.5% at 4.322 units. Others remarkable performance were posted by Mini (21st with 1.481 sales) and Tesla that doubled sales.

As far as Best Groups, the leadership unchanged and was strongly held by Volkswagen Group with 22.4% of market share, ahead of Renault-Nissan with 14.1% and  P.S.A.with 12.9%.

As far as Best-selling models, the Volkswagen Golf was on top of the quarterly list with 4.765 sales (-7.3%) followed by the Renault Clio with 4.117 (+9.6%) and Volkswagen Polo with 4.022 sales.

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Mar Rank Feb Brand Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 5 Volkswagen 3.219 14.934 31,0% 21,2% 11,1% 13,5%
2 9 Opel 2.692 6.362 1,9% 3,9% 9,3% 5,7%
3 1 Renault 2.523 10.172 2,0% 26,5% 8,7% 9,2%
4 2 Peugeot 2.087 8.476 -6,8% 4,8% 7,2% 7,6%
5 11 Nissan 1.945 4.322 29,1% 37,5% 6,7% 3,9%
6 7 Citroen 1.609 5.840 23,9% 17,6% 5,5% 5,3%
7 8 Ford 1.502 5.853 -20,4% -12,4% 5,2% 5,3%
8 12 BMW 1.459 4.944 25,7% 22,2% 5,0% 4,5%
9 13 Audi 1.275 4.087 4,5% -9,1% 4,4% 3,7%
10 10 Fiat 1.151 3.417 -11,1% -11,2% 4,0% 3,1%
11 12 Mercedes 1.061 3.463 -2,8% 5,7% 3,7% 3,1%
12 18 Hyundai 983 2.666 105,6% -37,0% 3,4% 2,4%
13 15 Volvo 923 3.259 -25,7% -20,1% 3,2% 2,9%
14 16 Skoda 857 2.966 -40,2% -37,1% 3,0% 2,7%
15 4 Kia 819 6.002 -9,8% -11,8% 2,8% 5,4%
16 19 Mazda 737 1.824 43,1% -2,5% 2,5% 1,6%
17 3 Toyota 605 6.245 -56,5% 8,6% 2,1% 5,6%
18 6 Suzuki 583 4.236 32,2% -6,0% 2,0% 3,8%
19 14 Mitsubishi 580 3.238 -54,7% 24,2% 2,0% 2,9%
20 17 Seat 405 2.148 -20,3% -9,5% 1,4% 1,9%
21 21 Mini 404 1.481 46,4% 67,3% 1,4% 1,3%
22 30 Tesla 266 424 40,0% 104,8% 0,9% 0,4%
23 20 Dacia 242 1.060 -60,1% -25,7% 0,8% 1,0%
24 24 Honda 196 391 24,8% -5,1% 0,7% 0,4%
25 22 Porsche 132 671 50,0% 72,1% 0,5% 0,6%
26 25 Smart 130 502 550,0% 597,2% 0,4% 0,5%
27 23 Land Rover 129 496 -6,5% -12,7% 0,4% 0,4%
28 27 Lexus 96 271 -7,7% -27,9% 0,3% 0,2%
29 29 Alfa Romeo 83 188 -36,6% -48,2% 0,3% 0,2%
30 28 Subaru 53 207 1,9% -7,2% 0,2% 0,2%
31 26 Jeep 48 236 500,0% 424,4% 0,2% 0,2%
32 31 Jaguar 29 113 61,1% 17,7% 0,1% 0,1%
33 32 Lancia 18 32 -68,4% -76,5% 0,1% 0,0%
34 33 Infiniti 15 31 244,4% 0,1% 0,0%
35 36 Maserati 9 21 80,0% -64,4% 0,0% 0,0%
36 34 Bentley 3 11 -25,0% -31,3% 0,0% 0,0%
37 35 Ferrari 2 9 -33,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 34 Lamborghini 1 4 300,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 37 Morgan 1 1 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Mar Rank Feb Group Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 1 Volkswagen 5.892 24.821 3,2% 2,1% 20,3% 22,4%
2 2 Renault-Nissan 4.725 15.585 3,0% 23,5% 16,3% 14,1%
3 3 PSA 3.696 14.316 4,4% 9,7% 12,7% 12,9%
4 8 GM 2.692 6.363 0,9% 2,4% 9,3% 5,7%
5 9 BMW 1.863 6.429 29,6% 30,4% 6,4% 5,8%
6 4 Hyundai-Kia 1.802 8.668 30,0% -21,4% 6,2% 7,8%
7 7 Ford 1.502 5.853 -20,4% -12,4% 5,2% 5,3%
8 10 FCA 1.311 3.903 -12,5% -12,5% 4,5% 3,5%
9 11 Mercedes Daimler 1.191 3.965 7,1% 18,5% 4,1% 3,6%
10 13 Geely Group 923 3.259 -25,7% -20,1% 3,2% 2,9%

Rank Mar Rank Feb Model Sales Mar Sales Q1 Var Mar Var Q1 Share Mar Share Q1
1 6 Renault Clio 1.245 4.117 22,7% 9,6% 4,4% 3,78%
2 8 Volkswagen Golf 1.201 4.765 -1,3% -7,3% 4,2% 4,37%
3 25 Opel Corsa 1.160 2.096 44,6% 54,1% 4,1% 1,92%
4 11 Volkswagen Polo 855 4.022 195,8% 99,3% 3,0% 3,69%
5 10 Renault Captur 759 2.613 -17,3% -4,9% 2,7% 2,40%
6 14 Nissan Qashqai 680 1.940 -19,5% 20,0% 2,4% 1,78%
7 20 Peugeot 308 661 1.623 172,0% 110,2% 2,3% 1,49%
8 21 Audi A3 631 1.694 29,6% -2,5% 2,2% 1,55%
9 9 Ford Fiesta 565 2.418 -34,8% -12,9% 2,0% 2,22%
10 22 Volkswagen Passat 497 1.692 238,1% 221,7% 1,8% 1,55%
11 16 Citroen C4 Cactus 483 1.799 1,7% 1,65%
12 17 Peugeot 208 482 1.816 -29,0% -39,9% 1,7% 1,67%
13 7 Peugeot 108 464 3.094 1,6% 2,84%
14 35 Volkswagen Up! 459 3.731 -29,3% 9,4% 1,6% 3,42%
15 55 Nissan Note 458 798 33,9% 1,7% 1,6% 0,73%
16 26 Ford Focus 450 1.429 25,7% 4,7% 1,6% 1,31%
17 28 Hyundai i10 433 1.042 172,3% -55,5% 1,5% 0,96%
18 30 Opel Mokka 422 1.149 146,8% 87,7% 1,5% 1,05%
19 29 Mitsubishi Outlander 400 1.439 -57,0% -6,1% 1,4% 1,32%
20 37 Skoda Octavia 375 1.057 -60,2% -61,4% 1,3% 0,97%
21 24 Volvo V60 373 1.493 -43,4% -21,7% 1,3% 1,37%
22 32 BMW 3 Series 370 1.222 11,4% -12,1% 1,3% 1,12%
23 44 Opel Astra 365 909 -13,1% 5,9% 1,3% 0,83%
24 49 Mazda CX-5 362 937 52,1% 8,3% 1,3% 0,86%
25 38 Citroen C3 361 943 -14,9% -32,4% 1,3% 0,87%
26 39 Mini 347 1.208 68,4% 100,0% 1,2% 1,11%
27 15 Fiat 500 341 1.391 -20,0% -21,2% 1,2% 1,28%
28 23 Fiat Panda 315 1.066 -40,2% -18,0% 1,1% 0,98%
29 41 Nissan Juke 304 633 316,4% 193,1% 1,1% 0,58%
30 45 Citroen C4 Picasso 303 869 4,1% -26,0% 1,1% 0,80%
31 19 Peugeot 2008 276 1.271 -42,1% -1,5% 1,0% 1,17%
32 36 Hyundai i20 267 879 178,1% -4,8% 0,9% 0,81%
33 91 Tesla Model S 266 424 40,0% 104,8% 0,9% 0,39%
34 33 Mercedes C Class 264 959 77,2% 152,4% 0,9% 0,88%
35 12 Citroen C1 263 1.565 -20,5% 12,3% 0,9% 1,44%
36 58 Opel Meriva 242 584 -49,7% -25,0% 0,9% 0,54%
37 4 Toyota Yaris 235 2.435 -45,7% 61,0% 0,8% 2,23%
38 47 BMW 5 Series 234 806 7,3% 4,0% 0,8% 0,74%
39 72 Nissan Pulsar 228 435 3519,0% 2201,6% 0,8% 0,40%
40 31 Mercedes B Class 222 651 20,0% -7,4% 0,8% 0,60%
41 127 Fiat 500X 221 227 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,8% 0,21%
42 65 Kia Venga 219 456 116,8% 0,9% 0,8% 0,42%
43 42 Mercedes A Class 203 620 -19,4% -17,6% 0,7% 0,57%
43 56 Skoda Fabia 203 473 79,6% 15,6% 0,7% 0,43%
44 112 Nissan Leaf 198 240 43,5% 58,9% 0,7% 0,22%
45 34 Suzuki Celerio 193 713 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,7% 0,65%
46 61 Audi A6 189 613 19,6% 22,4% 0,7% 0,56%
47 43 Renault Mégane 188 654 93,8% 259,3% 0,7% 0,60%
47 46 Opel Insignia 188 531 -20,3% -39,2% 0,7% 0,49%
48 27 Kia Rio 186 960 33,8% -23,1% 0,7% 0,88%
49 63 BMW 1 Series 182 539 4,6% -16,3% 0,6% 0,49%
50 67 Volvo V40 181 504 -9,0% -30,0% 0,6% 0,46%

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