Netherlands Vehicle Market rose a little in Q1 2015.

Netherlands Vehicle Market

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 MarRank FebBrandSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
15Volkswagen3.21914.93431,0%21,2%11,1%13,5%
29Opel2.6926.3621,9%3,9%9,3%5,7%
31Renault2.52310.1722,0%26,5%8,7%9,2%
42Peugeot2.0878.476-6,8%4,8%7,2%7,6%
511Nissan1.9454.32229,1%37,5%6,7%3,9%
67Citroen1.6095.84023,9%17,6%5,5%5,3%
78Ford1.5025.853-20,4%-12,4%5,2%5,3%
812BMW1.4594.94425,7%22,2%5,0%4,5%
913Audi1.2754.0874,5%-9,1%4,4%3,7%
1010Fiat1.1513.417-11,1%-11,2%4,0%3,1%
1112Mercedes1.0613.463-2,8%5,7%3,7%3,1%
1218Hyundai9832.666105,6%-37,0%3,4%2,4%
1315Volvo9233.259-25,7%-20,1%3,2%2,9%
1416Skoda8572.966-40,2%-37,1%3,0%2,7%
154Kia8196.002-9,8%-11,8%2,8%5,4%
1619Mazda7371.82443,1%-2,5%2,5%1,6%
173Toyota6056.245-56,5%8,6%2,1%5,6%
186Suzuki5834.23632,2%-6,0%2,0%3,8%
1914Mitsubishi5803.238-54,7%24,2%2,0%2,9%
2017Seat4052.148-20,3%-9,5%1,4%1,9%
2121Mini4041.48146,4%67,3%1,4%1,3%
2230Tesla26642440,0%104,8%0,9%0,4%
2320Dacia2421.060-60,1%-25,7%0,8%1,0%
2424Honda19639124,8%-5,1%0,7%0,4%
2522Porsche13267150,0%72,1%0,5%0,6%
2625Smart130502550,0%597,2%0,4%0,5%
2723Land Rover129496-6,5%-12,7%0,4%0,4%
2827Lexus96271-7,7%-27,9%0,3%0,2%
2929Alfa Romeo83188-36,6%-48,2%0,3%0,2%
3028Subaru532071,9%-7,2%0,2%0,2%
3126Jeep48236500,0%424,4%0,2%0,2%
3231Jaguar2911361,1%17,7%0,1%0,1%
3332Lancia1832-68,4%-76,5%0,1%0,0%
3433Infiniti1531244,4%0,1%0,0%
3536Maserati92180,0%-64,4%0,0%0,0%
3634Bentley311-25,0%-31,3%0,0%0,0%
3735Ferrari29-33,3%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3834Lamborghini14300,0%0,0%0,0%
3837Morgan110,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank FebGroupSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
11Volkswagen5.89224.8213,2%2,1%20,3%22,4%
22Renault-Nissan4.72515.5853,0%23,5%16,3%14,1%
33PSA3.69614.3164,4%9,7%12,7%12,9%
48GM2.6926.3630,9%2,4%9,3%5,7%
59BMW1.8636.42929,6%30,4%6,4%5,8%
64Hyundai-Kia1.8028.66830,0%-21,4%6,2%7,8%
77Ford1.5025.853-20,4%-12,4%5,2%5,3%
810FCA1.3113.903-12,5%-12,5%4,5%3,5%
911Mercedes Daimler1.1913.9657,1%18,5%4,1%3,6%
1013Geely Group9233.259-25,7%-20,1%3,2%2,9%

Rank MarRank FebModelSales MarSales Q1Var MarVar Q1Share MarShare Q1
16Renault Clio1.2454.11722,7%9,6%4,4%3,78%
28Volkswagen Golf1.2014.765-1,3%-7,3%4,2%4,37%
325Opel Corsa1.1602.09644,6%54,1%4,1%1,92%
411Volkswagen Polo8554.022195,8%99,3%3,0%3,69%
510Renault Captur7592.613-17,3%-4,9%2,7%2,40%
614Nissan Qashqai6801.940-19,5%20,0%2,4%1,78%
720Peugeot 3086611.623172,0%110,2%2,3%1,49%
821Audi A36311.69429,6%-2,5%2,2%1,55%
99Ford Fiesta5652.418-34,8%-12,9%2,0%2,22%
1022Volkswagen Passat4971.692238,1%221,7%1,8%1,55%
1116Citroen C4 Cactus4831.7991,7%1,65%
1217Peugeot 2084821.816-29,0%-39,9%1,7%1,67%
137Peugeot 1084643.0941,6%2,84%
1435Volkswagen Up!4593.731-29,3%9,4%1,6%3,42%
1555Nissan Note45879833,9%1,7%1,6%0,73%
1626Ford Focus4501.42925,7%4,7%1,6%1,31%
1728Hyundai i104331.042172,3%-55,5%1,5%0,96%
1830Opel Mokka4221.149146,8%87,7%1,5%1,05%
1929Mitsubishi Outlander4001.439-57,0%-6,1%1,4%1,32%
2037Skoda Octavia3751.057-60,2%-61,4%1,3%0,97%
2124Volvo V603731.493-43,4%-21,7%1,3%1,37%
2232BMW 3 Series3701.22211,4%-12,1%1,3%1,12%
2344Opel Astra365909-13,1%5,9%1,3%0,83%
2449Mazda CX-536293752,1%8,3%1,3%0,86%
2538Citroen C3361943-14,9%-32,4%1,3%0,87%
2639Mini3471.20868,4%100,0%1,2%1,11%
2715Fiat 5003411.391-20,0%-21,2%1,2%1,28%
2823Fiat Panda3151.066-40,2%-18,0%1,1%0,98%
2941Nissan Juke304633316,4%193,1%1,1%0,58%
3045Citroen C4 Picasso3038694,1%-26,0%1,1%0,80%
3119Peugeot 20082761.271-42,1%-1,5%1,0%1,17%
3236Hyundai i20267879178,1%-4,8%0,9%0,81%
3391Tesla Model S26642440,0%104,8%0,9%0,39%
3433Mercedes C Class26495977,2%152,4%0,9%0,88%
3512Citroen C12631.565-20,5%12,3%0,9%1,44%
3658Opel Meriva242584-49,7%-25,0%0,9%0,54%
374Toyota Yaris2352.435-45,7%61,0%0,8%2,23%
3847BMW 5 Series2348067,3%4,0%0,8%0,74%
3972Nissan Pulsar2284353519,0%2201,6%0,8%0,40%
4031Mercedes B Class22265120,0%-7,4%0,8%0,60%
41127Fiat 500X221227#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,8%0,21%
4265Kia Venga219456116,8%0,9%0,8%0,42%
4342Mercedes A Class203620-19,4%-17,6%0,7%0,57%
4356Skoda Fabia20347379,6%15,6%0,7%0,43%
44112Nissan Leaf19824043,5%58,9%0,7%0,22%
4534Suzuki Celerio193713#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,7%0,65%
4661Audi A618961319,6%22,4%0,7%0,56%
4743Renault Mégane18865493,8%259,3%0,7%0,60%
4746Opel Insignia188531-20,3%-39,2%0,7%0,49%
4827Kia Rio18696033,8%-23,1%0,7%0,88%
4963BMW 1 Series1825394,6%-16,3%0,6%0,49%
5067Volvo V40181504-9,0%-30,0%0,6%0,46%

To know all about this market, consider to read the 2015 Autobook just published:

 

 

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