Netherlands March car market fell 17%. Opel hired a Magician to be leader.

March 2014 crude performance for the Dutch car market moved back all expectations regarding the current year following the huge volume increase posted in the fourth quarter 2013 when the strong incentive scheme for low emission vehicles was ending.

The market was down in January but the positive February data was giving hope for the rest of the year. Hope crashed in March when, accordingly with data released by Raivereniging, the Dutch Association of Car Makers, total new Car Passengers have been 29.530, down 17.2% from year ago. First quarter retails have been 107.723, down 7.0%.

Indeed our forecast for the year where already negative (see our previous report on this country) despite the cumulate loss of 25% posted in the previous two years could generate expectations for recovery.

In March, Opel posted a ”phenomenal” performance becoming market leader and almost doubling share at 9.0% in order to end the quarter with 6.1k sales and 5.7% of share, flat from last year. The suspect of strong level of “cyber sales” (as Australians call the European “self-registrations”) is high. Corsa was 8th, up 21 spots with share at 2.7% from 0.9% in February. Meriva was 15th with 1.6% of share, more than three times better than in February and Astra in 20th place doubled share. Is a new magician now responsible for Opel in this land?

Renault advanced in second pushing hard on sales but not enough to end the quarter up. Sales at 2.474 were 8.4% of the market with Clio second best model with 3.4% of market share.

Volkswagen, leader in the quarter as last year, kept its pace without having problems to temporary fail in third place losing 1.6 points of share from February. Golf was leader again despite the narrow margin on Clio.  

Peugeot was fourth with a more stable performance, 2.240 retails and 7.6% of share, and with 208 losing terrain and now 8th while 2008 is growing and in March ranked 16th with 1.6% of share.

Nissan has not hiring a magician but sold a new car, designed to be leader and the success of the year: the second generation Qasquai. This is why in March Nissan jumped in 5th place (it was 17th in Q1 2014 and 19th in 2013) with 1.507 sales and 5.1% of share. Qasquai was 7th (it was 17th in Q1 and 71th last year).  However, we suspect that the ending of Japanese fiscal year was an additional excellent stimulus!

Fiat was back in top 10 with 1.294 sales and 4.4% of share, up 1.1 points from the previous month, with Panda advanced in 13th place.

Supported with a production bulk, Mitsubishi Outlander was retailed in 931 units, ranking 4th.

In the interactive tables below you can sort thru the Top brands and Best-selling model as you like:

Rank MarRank Q1 2014BrandMarQ1 2014Share 2013Share JanShare FebShare MarShare Q1 2014
16Opel2.6436.1215,7%4,2%4,8%9,0%5,7%
23Renault2.4748.0418,9%7,8%6,2%8,4%7,5%
31Volkswagen2.45812.31911,9%14,7%9,9%8,3%11,4%
42Peugeot2.2408.0847,2%7,7%7,2%7,6%7,5%
55Ford1.8876.6827,6%6,4%5,7%6,4%6,2%
617Nissan1.5073.1431,6%1,8%2,5%5,1%2,9%
79Skoda1.4344.7183,0%4,3%4,1%4,9%4,4%
87Toyota1.3915.7516,9%6,0%5,0%4,7%5,3%
98Citroen1.2994.9664,6%4,9%4,5%4,4%4,6%
1015Fiat1.2943.8493,3%3,3%3,3%4,4%3,6%
1118Mitsubishi1.2802.6082,9%1,2%2,4%4,3%2,4%
1213Volvo1.2434.0775,8%2,9%4,6%4,2%3,8%
1311Audi1.2204.4984,2%4,9%3,2%4,1%4,2%
1414BMW1.1614.0464,6%4,2%3,0%3,9%3,8%
1516Mercedes1.0923.2752,6%2,8%2,8%3,7%3,0%
164Kia9086.8055,6%7,0%8,2%3,1%6,3%
1721Dacia6061.4270,7%1,0%1,1%2,1%1,3%
1820Mazda5151.8701,3%2,0%1,4%1,7%1,7%
1919Seat5082.3732,2%2,4%2,4%1,7%2,2%
2012Hyundai4784.2302,7%3,2%6,9%1,6%3,9%
2110Suzuki4414.5072,2%3,2%7,8%1,5%4,2%
2222Mini2768850,8%1,0%0,5%0,9%0,8%
2329Tesla1902070,3%0,0%0,0%0,6%0,2%
2424Honda1574120,5%0,3%0,4%0,5%0,4%
2523Land Rover1385680,3%0,6%0,5%0,5%0,5%
2627Alfa Romeo1313630,4%0,3%0,4%0,4%0,3%
2726Lexus1043760,4%0,4%0,3%0,4%0,3%
2825Porsche883900,2%0,5%0,2%0,3%0,4%
2930Lancia571360,1%0,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
3028Subaru522230,2%0,3%0,2%0,2%0,2%
3132Chevrolet25940,5%0,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3233Smart20720,1%0,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3331Jaguar18960,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3435Jeep8450,0%0,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3534Maserati5590,0%0,1%0,1%0,0%0,1%
3636Bentley4160,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3737Ferrari390,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3838Aston Martin150,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3841Morgan110,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3840SsangYong130,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3841Rolls Royce110,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3839Landwind140,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3937Chrysler0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3941Cadillac0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Lamborghini10,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Daihatsu10,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Infiniti90,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3941Dodge0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3942Saab0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1 2014ModelMar 2014Q1 2014Share JanShare FebShare MarShare Q1 2014
11Volkswagen Golf1.1015.0255,9%3,8%3,7%4,7%
23Renault Clio1.0153.7554,1%2,7%3,4%3,5%
39Skoda Octavia9432.7382,4%2,2%3,2%2,5%
419Mitsubishi Outlander9311.5320,2%1,5%3,2%1,4%
58Renault Captur9182.7472,4%2,2%3,1%2,6%
67Ford Fiesta8672.9153,0%2,1%2,9%2,7%
717Nissan Qashqai8451.6161,0%1,0%2,9%1,5%
825Opel Corsa8021.3600,6%0,9%2,7%1,3%
95Peugeot 2086793.1063,3%2,8%2,3%2,9%
1013Volvo V606591.9061,1%2,3%2,2%1,8%
114Volkswagen Up!6493.4763,8%3,3%2,2%3,2%
1211Toyota Auris6392.0451,8%1,8%2,2%1,9%
1326Fiat Panda5271.3000,7%1,4%1,8%1,2%
1416Audi A34871.7371,8%1,3%1,6%1,6%
1538Opel Meriva4817790,3%0,5%1,6%0,7%
1615Peugeot 1074771.7451,4%1,9%1,6%1,6%
1627Peugeot 20084771.2911,2%0,8%1,6%1,2%
1720Toyota Yaris4331.5121,5%1,2%1,5%1,4%
1814Fiat 5004261.7662,1%1,2%1,4%1,6%
1922Citroen C34241.3951,1%1,4%1,4%1,3%
2035Opel Astra4208580,5%0,7%1,4%0,8%
2121Ford Focus3581.4281,3%1,4%1,2%1,3%
2243Dacia Logan3507130,4%0,6%1,2%0,7%
2337Nissan Note3427850,4%0,7%1,2%0,7%
2424BMW 3 Series3321.3901,7%0,9%1,1%1,3%
2523Citroen C13311.3941,6%1,0%1,1%1,3%
262Kia Picanto3183.8163,7%5,5%1,1%3,5%
2729Citroen C4 Picasso2911.1751,3%0,9%1,0%1,1%
2812Volkswagen Polo2892.0182,7%1,5%1,0%1,9%
2944Renault Twingo2747120,6%0,5%0,9%0,7%
3064Fiat Punto2584770,2%0,4%0,9%0,4%
3141Mercedes A Class2527520,7%0,6%0,9%0,7%
3236Seat Leon2439351,0%0,8%0,8%0,9%
3231Peugeot 3082438510,9%0,6%0,8%0,8%
3334Mazda CX-52388651,0%0,6%0,8%0,8%
3433Opel Insignia2368730,8%0,8%0,8%0,8%
3540Mitsubishi Space Star2247690,7%0,7%0,8%0,7%
3639BMW 5 Series2187750,8%0,5%0,7%0,7%
3754Mini2066040,6%0,3%0,7%0,6%
3847Suzuki Swift2056520,6%0,5%0,7%0,6%
3942Volvo V401997200,6%0,8%0,7%0,7%
4050Opel Agila1916360,6%0,5%0,6%0,6%
41101Tesla Model S1902070,0%0,0%0,6%0,2%
4246Mercedes B Class1857030,7%0,6%0,6%0,7%
4345Audi A41757080,8%0,5%0,6%0,7%
4449BMW 1 Series1746440,7%0,5%0,6%0,6%
4553Opel Mokka1716120,6%0,5%0,6%0,6%
4656Skoda Citigo1675750,4%0,6%0,6%0,5%
4752Ford C-max1666230,6%0,6%0,6%0,6%
4868Volvo V701635720,5%0,6%0,6%0,5%
4857Peugeot 30081634240,3%0,4%0,6%0,4%
4918Toyota Aygo1621.5401,9%1,6%0,5%1,4%
5010Hyundai i101592.3821,8%4,3%0,5%2,2%
5161Audi A61585010,5%0,4%0,5%0,5%
5262Opel Zafira1564980,5%0,4%0,5%0,5%
5369Opel Adam1534180,2%0,5%0,5%0,4%
5466Mercedes E Class1524470,3%0,4%0,5%0,4%
5558Kia Cee’d1505590,5%0,5%0,5%0,5%
5677Mercedes C Class1493800,2%0,4%0,5%0,4%
5759Volkswagen Passat1475260,6%0,4%0,5%0,5%
5867Kia Sportage1414330,4%0,3%0,5%0,4%
5832Seat Mii1419080,9%1,1%0,5%0,8%
5855Ford B-Max1415980,6%0,6%0,5%0,6%
5928Kia Rio1391.2481,5%1,3%0,5%1,2%
60115Nissan Leaf1381510,0%0,0%0,5%0,1%
6174Ford KA1373980,2%0,5%0,5%0,4%
6251Audi A11326290,8%0,4%0,4%0,6%
6371Peugeot 5081284160,4%0,4%0,4%0,4%
6448Suzuki SX4 S-Cross1266470,8%0,4%0,4%0,6%
6456Citroen DS31265750,5%0,7%0,4%0,5%
6560Renault Scenic1225030,5%0,5%0,4%0,5%
6673Volvo XC601164030,3%0,4%0,4%0,4%
6772Skoda Fabia1134090,4%0,4%0,4%0,4%
6863Dacia Sandero1123790,4%0,3%0,4%0,4%
6878Skoda Rapid1124810,5%0,4%0,4%0,4%
6975Mercedes CLA1093970,4%0,3%0,4%0,4%
7090Mitsubishi ASX1072700,3%0,1%0,4%0,3%
7184Mazda61064170,4%0,3%0,4%0,4%
7170Nissan Micra1063130,2%0,4%0,4%0,3%
7265Kia Venga1014520,5%0,3%0,3%0,4%
7381Mazda31003350,3%0,3%0,3%0,3%
74108Renault Megane971820,1%0,2%0,3%0,2%
7592BMW 4-Series962530,2%0,1%0,3%0,2%
7530Hyundai i20969490,5%1,8%0,3%0,9%
7693Seat Ibiza913470,3%0,3%0,3%0,3%
7679Alfa Romeo Mi.To912500,2%0,2%0,3%0,2%
7788Ford Mondeo903040,3%0,3%0,3%0,3%
7785BMW X5902830,2%0,3%0,3%0,3%
78109BMW i3891760,0%0,2%0,3%0,2%
7980Hyundai ix20843370,3%0,3%0,3%0,3%
80121Dacia Duster801300,0%0,1%0,3%0,1%
8197Land Rover Range Rover Evoque792310,2%0,2%0,3%0,2%
8286Audi A5783020,4%0,2%0,3%0,3%
8391Audi Q3762580,2%0,2%0,3%0,2%
8396Audi Q5762330,2%0,1%0,3%0,2%
8489Hyundai i30742740,3%0,3%0,3%0,3%
8599Nissan Juke732160,1%0,3%0,2%0,2%
8676Mazda2712480,2%0,2%0,2%0,2%
8694Volkswagen Tiguan713960,6%0,2%0,2%0,4%
8790Fiat 500L692700,3%0,2%0,2%0,3%
8895Mini Countryman672390,3%0,1%0,2%0,2%
8987Volkswagen Touran662940,4%0,2%0,2%0,3%
90113Citroen DS5601640,1%0,1%0,2%0,2%
91145Mercedes GLA Class59590,0%0,0%0,2%0,1%
92127Lexus CT561100,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
9282Skoda Superb563230,4%0,3%0,2%0,3%
93102Suzuki Splash551980,2%0,1%0,2%0,2%
94100Toyota RAV4542140,3%0,1%0,2%0,2%
94128Lancia Ypsilon541090,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
95117Honda CR-V521430,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
96110BMW X1511750,1%0,2%0,2%0,2%
976Suzuki Alto502.9811,5%6,8%0,2%2,8%
98107Honda Civic491130,0%0,2%0,2%0,1%
98125Peugeot 5008491860,2%0,2%0,2%0,2%
99133Ford Galaxy48890,1%0,0%0,2%0,1%
99116Volvo XC70481490,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
100111BMW X3471730,2%0,1%0,2%0,2%
101108Honda Jazz461110,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
101126Hyundai ix35461820,2%0,1%0,2%0,2%
102103Volvo S60441970,2%0,2%0,1%0,2%
10398Land Rover Range Rover Sport412210,3%0,2%0,1%0,2%
104118Dacia Lodgy401360,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
104104Kia Carens401940,3%0,1%0,1%0,2%
105112Porsche Panamera391690,2%0,1%0,1%0,2%
106117Ford Kuga351430,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
106116Skoda Yeti351490,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
106129Alfa Romeo Giulietta351050,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
107131Toyota Verso341030,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
107120Mercedes S Class341310,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
108122Subaru Forester321230,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
108114Toyota Verso-S321600,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
109132Volkswagen Jetta28990,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
110123Lexus IS261910,2%0,2%0,1%0,2%
110105Volkswagen Beetle26720,1%0,0%0,1%0,1%
110138Citroen C3 Picasso261180,1%0,2%0,1%0,1%
111130Nissan Pixo251030,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
112178BMW 2-Series25310,0%0,0%0,1%0,0%
113139Dacia Dokker24690,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
114150Ford Tourneo Custom21560,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
114124Ford S-max211170,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
114119Porsche 911211320,2%0,1%0,1%0,1%
115138Smart Fortwo20720,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
116135Jaguar XF19800,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
117151Renault Zoe191890,2%0,2%0,1%0,2%
117106Volkswagen Sharan19540,1%0,0%0,1%0,1%
118143Porsche Cayenne18610,1%0,0%0,1%0,1%
119147Kia Sorento18570,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
119147Volvo XC9018580,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
119141Seat Alhambra18520,0%0,1%0,1%0,0%
119155Citroen C4 Aircross18580,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
119149Citroen C418650,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
120175Mitsubishi Lancer17350,0%0,0%0,1%0,0%
121140Seat Altea16650,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
122163Volvo C7016440,0%0,1%0,1%0,0%
122154Mazda516520,0%0,1%0,1%0,0%
123148Kia Optima15600,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
123134Audi A815570,1%0,0%0,1%0,1%
123144Audi A715430,0%0,0%0,1%0,0%
123166Toyota Prius15810,1%0,1%0,1%0,1%
124157Subaru Trezia15490,0%0,1%0,1%0,0%
125161Volkswagen Golf plus14460,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
125159Mercedes CLS14450,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
126176BMW Z414340,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
126171BMW 7 Series14540,1%0,0%0,0%0,1%
126151Citroen C514380,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
127169BMW 6 Series13530,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
127152Renault Laguna13410,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
127165Mitsubishi Colt13430,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
128162Mercedes GLK13450,0%0,1%0,0%0,0%
128174Opel Cascada13370,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
128146Subaru XV13580,1%0,1%0,0%0,1%
129153Citroen DS412300,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
129180Volvo S8012730,1%0,1%0,0%0,1%
129137Renault Kangoo12300,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
129142Hyundai i4012520,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
129156Toyota Avensis12620,1%0,0%0,0%0,1%
129180Mercedes M Class12510,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
130173Chevrolet Spark11370,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
131136Lexus RX11380,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
131171Seat Toledo11780,1%0,1%0,0%0,1%
131175Lexus GS11350,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
132164Land Rover Freelander11440,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
132160Volkswagen California11310,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
132179Skoda Roomster11460,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
133170Opel Vivaro10390,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
133168Land Rover Range Rover10560,1%0,1%0,0%0,1%
133150Chevrolet Trax10420,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
134177Suzuki SX410320,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
134158Mini Paceman10490,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
134177Volkswagen Touareg10320,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
135167Opel Ampera93190,7%0,0%0,0%0,3%
13583Honda Insight9380,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
135172Hyundai Santa fe9430,1%0,0%0,0%0,0%
136184Chevrolet Aveo8250,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
137182Renault Espace7290,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
137185Porsche Boxster7230,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
137181Land Rover Discovery7260,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
138191Volkswagen Scirocco6190,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
139189Jeep Compass5190,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
140187Mercedes SLK4140,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
140192Mercedes GL Class4190,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
140188Audi Q74210,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
140186Hyundai Veloster4220,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
140192Honda CR-Z4140,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
141183Jeep Grand Cherokee4260,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
142193Chevrolet Volt260,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
142193Chevrolet Cruze260,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
143194Volvo V500,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
143190Peugeot 207190,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%

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