The Netherlands: October 2013 Car Market surged 36%. Volvo and Renault shine.

Accordingly with data released by Raivereniging, the Dutch Association of Car Makers, in October 2013 cars registered in The Netherlands had been 36.784, booming 36.8% from last year when the market fell 38.9% compared with October 2011. However, last month had broken a series of 8th year-on-year decline in a row. Year to date sales were 339.410, down 25.3%, one of the worst performance of the year worldwide.

Looking at last month top brands performance:

Volkswagen was again market leader with 4.379 sales and a share of 11.9%, down 1.0 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 41.410 with a share of 12.2%, up 0.2 points from full year 2012. Golf kept leadership among models while the Up! Fell in 6th place.

Renault in 2nd was the Winner of the Month selling 3.924 units with share of 10.7%, up 2.0 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 29.981 with a market share of 8.8%, up 0.1 points from 2012. The top model Clio ranked fourth.

Toyota kept the 3rd position recently gained with 3.161 sales and a share of 8.6%, up 0.8 points from the previous month. Year-to-date Toyota was 5th with 22.251 and a share of 6.6%, down 0.1 points from last year. Toyota top model Aygo ranked 8th.

Volvo advanced in 4th, up 2 spots, selling 3.100 vehicles with a share of 8.4%, up 1.4 points from the previous month. Year to date Volvo was 8th with 17.215 sales and 5.1% of share, up 1.7 points from last year. V4O was second and V60 third: a wonderful performance for Volvo models!

Peugeot was 5th selling 2.660 vehicles with a share of 7.2%, down 0.4 points from the previous month. Year-to-date sales were 26.036 with a share of 7.7%, down 0.3 from FY 2012. The best-selling model was the 208 ranked only 15th.

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

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank Ytd

Brand

Oct

Ytd 2013

FY 2012

I Half 2013

Sep 2013

Q3 2013

Oct 2013

Ytd 2013

1

1

1

Volkswagen

4.379

41.410

12,0%

12,3%

12,9%

12,0%

11,9%

12,2%

2

2

2

Renault

3.924

29.981

8,7%

8,1%

8,7%

9,9%

10,7%

8,8%

3

3

5

Toyota

3.161

22.251

6,7%

5,8%

7,8%

7,6%

8,6%

6,6%

4

6

8

Volvo

3.100

17.215

3,4%

3,7%

7,0%

7,0%

8,4%

5,1%

5

4

4

Peugeot

2.660

26.036

8,0%

7,8%

7,6%

7,6%

7,2%

7,7%

6

7

3

Ford

2.633

27.265

7,1%

8,5%

6,9%

7,3%

7,2%

8,0%

7

5

7

Opel

1.901

19.231

7,1%

5,8%

7,4%

5,6%

5,2%

5,7%

8

10

6

Kia

1.803

20.759

5,4%

6,6%

4,7%

5,6%

4,9%

6,1%

9

8

9

Citroen

1.683

16.810

5,1%

5,0%

5,0%

5,1%

4,6%

5,0%

10

9

10

BMW

1.576

16.149

3,7%

4,8%

4,9%

4,9%

4,3%

4,8%

11

12

11

Audi

1.537

15.030

4,0%

4,6%

3,1%

4,1%

4,2%

4,4%

12

11

15

Skoda

1.282

9.494

3,1%

2,7%

3,4%

2,8%

3,5%

2,8%

13

14

12

Fiat

1.059

12.238

3,8%

4,1%

2,7%

2,7%

2,9%

3,6%

14

13

14

Mercedes

863

9.708

2,2%

2,9%

3,0%

2,9%

2,3%

2,9%

15

20

20

Mitsubishi

807

4.055

0,7%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

2,2%

1,2%

16

17

16

Suzuki

737

7.776

2,5%

2,5%

1,9%

1,8%

2,0%

2,3%

17

18

17

Seat

704

6.999

2,5%

2,1%

1,7%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

18

15

13

Hyundai

585

10.102

4,3%

3,5%

2,5%

2,4%

1,6%

3,0%

19

16

18

Nissan

528

5.289

1,9%

1,6%

2,1%

1,6%

1,4%

1,6%

20

19

19

Mazda

393

4.667

1,2%

1,5%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,4%

21

21

21

Mini

336

2.986

0,8%

1,0%

0,6%

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

22

23

22

Dacia

203

2.608

0,4%

0,8%

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,8%

23

25

26

Lexus

163

1.385

0,8%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

24

27

25

Alfa Romeo

152

1.528

0,7%

0,5%

0,4%

0,3%

0,4%

0,5%

25

26

27

Land Rover

114

1.199

0,3%

0,4%

0,4%

0,3%

0,3%

0,4%

Volkswagen Golf was the market leader as in September with 1.575 sales and a share of 4.3%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. Year-to-date it was second with 12.525 units and 3.7% of share.

Volvo V40 was 2nd, up 5 spots, with 1.374 units and a share of 3.7%, up 0.8 points from the previous month. Year to date V40 was 8th 8.706 units and 2.6% of share.

Volvo V60 advanced in 3rd with 1.359 sales and a share of 3.7%, up 0.6 points. Year to date it was 20th with 4.531 units and 1.3% of share.

Renault Clio was 4th with 1.257 registrations and 3.4% of share, followed by Renault Megane in 5th, up 15 spots, with 1.242 sales and by Volkswagen Up!, 6th with 1.235. Ford Focus advanced in 7th from 12th with 1.115 sales, ahead of Toyota Aygo with 1.110, Kia Picanto with 913 and Toyota Auris, 10th with 859 sales.

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

Rank Oct

Rank Sep

Rank 2013

Model

Oct

YTD Oct

FY   2012

I Half

Sep 2013

Q3 2013

Oct 2013

Ytd 2013

1

1

2

Volkswagen Golf

1.575

12.525

1,9%

3,6%

4,0%

3,7%

4,3%

3,7%

2

7

8

Volvo V40

1.374

8.706

0,6%

1,9%

2,9%

3,7%

3,7%

2,6%

3

4

20

Volvo V60

1.359

4.531

0,5%

0,6%

3,1%

2,2%

3,7%

1,3%

4

3

4

Renault Clio

1.257

10.038

1,0%

2,3%

3,5%

4,3%

3,4%

3,0%

5

20

5

Renault Megane

1.242

9.713

4,3%

3,0%

1,5%

2,3%

3,4%

2,9%

6

2

1

Volkswagen Up!

1.235

13.345

2,5%

4,2%

3,7%

3,4%

3,4%

3,9%

7

12

3

Ford Focus

1.115

11.143

2,3%

3,6%

2,2%

2,6%

3,0%

3,3%

8

5

15

Toyota Aygo

1.110

5.336

1,7%

1,0%

3,0%

2,2%

3,0%

1,6%

9

15

6

Kia Picanto

913

9.061

2,3%

2,8%

2,1%

2,3%

2,5%

2,7%

10

17

14

Toyota Auris

859

5.341

0,7%

1,2%

1,8%

2,1%

2,3%

1,6%

11

9

11

BMW 3 Series

738

7.361

1,5%

2,1%

2,6%

2,4%

2,0%

2,2%

12

13

39

Renault Captur

733

2.521

0,0%

0,2%

2,2%

1,6%

2,0%

0,7%

13

18

32

Skoda Octavia

719

2.961

1,0%

0,5%

1,6%

1,2%

2,0%

0,9%

14

8

10

Volkswagen Polo

695

7.957

3,7%

2,3%

2,8%

2,6%

1,9%

2,3%

15

10

9

Peugeot 208

689

8.042

1,6%

2,5%

2,4%

2,2%

1,9%

2,4%

16

14

12

Ford Fiesta

686

7.215

2,1%

2,1%

2,2%

2,2%

1,9%

2,1%

17

6

7

Peugeot 107

611

8.984

3,1%

2,7%

2,9%

2,9%

1,7%

2,6%

18

19

16

Toyota Yaris

593

5.187

2,0%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

1,6%

1,5%

19

24

18

Fiat 500

564

4.939

1,1%

1,5%

1,2%

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

20

23

24

Audi A3

546

4.206

0,7%

1,1%

1,2%

1,5%

1,5%

1,2%

21

32

56

Peugeot 2008

530

1.774

0,0%

0,2%

0,8%

0,8%

1,4%

0,5%

22

22

30

Citroen C3

457

3.163

1,1%

0,8%

1,4%

1,2%

1,2%

0,9%

23

38

25

Audi A4

449

3.865

1,0%

1,2%

0,7%

1,0%

1,2%

1,1%

24

27

21

Toyota Prius

425

4.425

1,4%

1,4%

0,9%

1,1%

1,2%

1,3%

25

93

87

Mitsubishi Outlander

415

886

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

0,2%

1,1%

0,3%

26

34

19

Renault Twingo

406

4.785

2,4%

1,7%

0,7%

0,9%

1,1%

1,4%

27

16

13

Citroen C1

398

6.697

1,9%

2,2%

1,8%

1,9%

1,1%

2,0%

28

11

17

Opel Corsa

380

5.022

1,9%

1,7%

2,2%

1,2%

1,0%

1,5%

29

21

26

Opel Astra

362

3.848

1,6%

1,2%

1,4%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

30

31

34

Seat Mii

310

2.845

0,4%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

0,8%

31

29

23

Kia Rio

300

4.246

1,5%

1,4%

0,8%

1,1%

0,8%

1,3%

32

52

59

Volkswagen Jetta

298

1.732

0,1%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,8%

0,5%

33

37

31

Suzuki Alto

287

3.142

1,0%

1,0%

0,7%

0,7%

0,8%

0,9%

33

26

22

Fiat Panda

287

4.365

1,6%

1,6%

1,0%

0,9%

0,8%

1,3%

34

45

27

Peugeot 508

284

3.536

1,7%

1,2%

0,6%

0,8%

0,8%

1,0%

35

48

41

Ford C-max

282

2.323

0,5%

0,7%

0,6%

0,7%

0,8%

0,7%

36

43

33

BMW 1 Series

276

2.950

0,9%

0,9%

0,7%

0,8%

0,8%

0,9%

37

59

49

Citroen DS3

263

2.058

0,8%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,7%

0,6%

38

41

45

Mitsubishi Space Star

257

2.191

0,0%

0,6%

0,7%

0,7%

0,7%

0,6%

39

33

40

Mercedes A Class

238

2.493

0,4%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

39

30

53

Opel Zafira

238

1.942

0,5%

0,4%

0,8%

0,9%

0,6%

0,6%

40

100

90

Peugeot 308

237

858

0,4%

0,2%

0,1%

0,2%

0,6%

0,3%

41

28

28

Hyundai i10

232

3.491

1,3%

1,2%

0,8%

0,8%

0,6%

1,0%

42

62

52

Mini

228

2.036

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

43

58

65

Opel Insignia

218

1.479

0,8%

0,4%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,4%

44

92

115

Volkswagen Passat

213

1.442

1,6%

0,4%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

44

42

67

Nissan Note

213

504

0,1%

0,1%

0,2%

0,1%

0,6%

0,1%

45

64

57

Peugeot 3008

212

1.756

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

0,4%

0,6%

0,5%

46

53

44

Suzuki Swift

210

2.240

0,8%

0,7%

0,5%

0,6%

0,6%

0,7%

47

51

77

Opel Ampera

204

1.187

0,5%

0,3%

0,5%

0,4%

0,6%

0,3%

48

46

77

Citroen C4 Picasso

203

1.187

0,2%

0,3%

0,6%

0,5%

0,6%

0,3%

49

50

48

Seat Ibiza

195

1.683

1,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

49

60

62

Skoda Fabia

195

2.063

1,1%

0,7%

0,6%

0,5%

0,5%

0,6%

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