April Dutch car market fell down 6%. Opel fired the magician!

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April Dutch car market fell down 6% hit by still weak consumer’s demand and low economy recovery. Moreover the market is fluctuating accordingly with green vehicles supply availability. Opel fired the March magician!

In April 2014 accordingly with data released by Raivereniging, the Dutch Association of Car Makers, total new Passengers Cars sold have been 28.479, up 6.3% from year ago. Year to date April sales have been 136.202, down 6.8% from year ago.  

In March we have reported the phenomenal performance posted by Opel, jumped on top of the list with 9.0% of market, almost the double than usually. Our sceptic observers supposed that Opel had hired a magician to such booming performance and now they observed as the magician was probably fired. Indeed, in April Opel was back at 5.6% of share or 0.1 points down from Year to date or 0.1 points down from 2013 performance.

In April, the leadership was not back in the hands of the owner, the German Volkswagen which sold 2.752 units with share at 9.7%, up 1.5 points from March. Indeed, Volkswagen, leaded last year and in the year to date figures, in April was not able to sell more than Renault that leaded the row with 2.760 (just 8 units more than VW).

Mitsubishi jumped in third from the 11th in March, selling 1.827 units with 6.4% of share, up 2.1 from March. Year to date sales Mitsubishi was 16th with 4.435 sales and 3.3% of share, up 0.4 points from year ago. Thanks to a strong supply from Japan, Mitsubishi was able in April to deliver part of Outlander EV orders in portfolio and caught the leadership among models with 1.600 Outlander delivered.

The best-selling model in the year to date figures was Volkswagen Golf, only third in April behind Renault Clio.

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