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Netherlands 2005-2006: VW Golf on top in fragmented market

Dutch car sales are down 4% in 2005 at 465,196 units then up by the same amount in 2006 at 483,999. The market is getting more and more fragmented with all models under 3% share by 2006. The VW Golf is in the lead over the period in spite of decreasing sales: -3% in 2005 at 16,349 units (3.5%) and -16% in 2006 at 13,790 sales (2.8%).

The Peugeot 307, leader in 2004, drops to #2 in 2005 (3.3%) and #3 in 2006 (2.4%), whereas the Opel Astra is up to #3 in 2005 (3.1%) and #2 in 2006 (2.8%) only 440 units below the Golf. The Ford Focus is #4 each year and the VW Passat replaces the Renault Scenic at the 5th place in 2006. Excellent performance of the Peugeot 407 in 8th place in 2005 at 9,484 sales and 2%.

Full 2005 Top 40 and 2006 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

Netherlands Full Year 2005:

Pos Model 2005 % 05/04 2004 % Pos
1 VW Golf 16,349 3.5% -3% 16,887 3.5% 2
2 Peugeot 307 15,493 3.3% -31% 22,507 4.7% 1
3 Opel Astra 14,520 3.1% 12% 12,982 2.7% 6
4 Ford Focus 12,664 2.7% -7% 13,687 2.8% 5
5 Renault Scenic 12,495 2.7% -15% 14,703 3.0% 4
6 Peugeot 206 11,370 2.4% -25% 15,259 3.2% 3
7 Volvo S40/V50 9,488 2.0% 37% 6,916 1.4% 12
8 Peugeot 407 9,484 2.0% 172% 3,482 0.7% 46
9 Opel Corsa 8,762 1.9% -1% 8,848 1.8% 9
10 Renault Megane 8,361 1.8% -31% 12,094 2.5% 7
11 VW Polo 8,163 1.8% 0% 8,192 1.7% 11
12 Ford Fiesta 6,871 1.5% 10% 6,236 1.3% 19
13 Fiat Panda 6,827 1.5% -30% 9,696 2.0% 8
14 VW Passat 6,777 1.5% 13% 5,992 1.2% 20
15 Opel Meriva 6,584 1.4% -22% 8,426 1.7% 10
16 Ford Ka 6,354 1.4% 1% 6,266 1.3% 17
17 Audi A4 6,203 1.3% 17% 5,289 1.1% 25
18 Toyota Yaris 6,133 1.3% -11% 6,854 1.4% 13
19 Opel Zafira 6,042 1.3% -10% 6,679 1.4% 14
20 VW Touran 6,014 1.3% -4% 6,256 1.3% 18
21 Toyota Corolla Verso 5,480 1.2% 23% 4,439 0.9% 37
22 Toyota Avensis 5,450 1.2% -9% 5,986 1.2% 21
23 BMW 3-Series 5,415 1.2% 8% 5,025 1.0% 28
24 Hyundai Tucson 5,348 1.1% 368% 1,142 0.2% 96
25 Citroen C3 4,714 1.0% -26% 6,368 1.3% 15
26 Kia Picanto 4,578 1.0% -9% 5,056 1.0% 27
27 Skoda Octavia 4,517 1.0% 147% 1,832 0.4% 73
28 Renault Modus 4,450 1.0% 344% 1,002 0.2% 99
29 Citroen C4 4,364 0.9% new 157 0.0%
30 Hyundai Getz 4,307 0.9% -14% 5,006 1.0% 30
31 Toyota Corolla 4,283 0.9% -16% 5,071 1.0% 26
32 Audi A6 4,188 0.9% 70% 2,470 0.5% 58
33 Citroen Xsara Picasso 4,170 0.9% -22% 5,374 1.1% 24
34 Renault Clio 4,133 0.9% -11% 4,620 1.0% 35
35 Opel Vectra 4,123 0.9% -34% 6,266 1.3% 16
36 Ford Focus C Max 4,078 0.9% -27% 5,611 1.2% 23
37 Ford Mondeo 4,043 0.9% -16% 4,823 1.0% 33
38 Mitsubishi Colt 3,992 0.9% 161% 1,527 0.3% 79
39 Hyundai Atos 3,908 0.8% 0% 3,917 0.8% 43
40 Suzuki Alto 3,899 0.8% -4% 4,057 0.8% 41

Netherlands Full Year 2006:

Pos Model 2006 % 06/05 2005 % Pos
1 VW Golf/Golf Plus 13,790 2.8% -16% 16,349 3.5% 1
2 Opel Astra 13,350 2.8% -8% 14,520 3.1% 3
3 Peugeot 307 11,806 2.4% -24% 15,493 3.3% 2
4 Ford Focus 11,716 2.4% -7% 12,664 2.7% 4
5 VW Passat 10,754 2.2% 59% 6,777 1.5% 14
6 Renault Scenic 10,673 2.2% -15% 12,495 2.7% 5
7 Opel Zafira 9,319 1.9% 54% 6,042 1.3% 19
8 Toyota Yaris 8,846 1.8% 44% 6,133 1.3% 18
9 Opel Corsa 8,837 1.8% 1% 8,762 1.9% 9
10 Renault Clio 8,649 1.8% 109% 4,133 0.9% 34
11 VW Polo 8,600 1.8% 5% 8,163 1.8% 11
12 Volvo S40/V50 8,196 1.7% -14% 9,488 2.0% 7
13 Fiat Punto 7,523 1.6% 122% 3,394 0.7% 49
14 Peugeot 207 7,447 1.5% new 0 0.0%
15 Ford Ka 7,430 1.5% 17% 6,354 1.4% 16
16 Renault Megane 7,039 1.5% -16% 8,361 1.8% 10
17 Peugeot 206 6,970 1.4% -39% 11,370 2.4% 6
18 Fiat Panda 6,710 1.4% -2% 6,827 1.5% 13
19 Toyota Aygo 6,677 1.4% 979% 619 0.1%
20 Toyota Corolla Verso 6,347 1.3% 16% 5,480 1.2% 21
21 BMW 3-Series 6,345 1.3% 17% 5,415 1.2% 23
22 VW Fox 6,317 1.3% 113% 2,959 0.6% 54
23 Opel Meriva 6,268 1.3% -5% 6,584 1.4% 15
24 Ford Fiesta 6,137 1.3% -11% 6,871 1.5% 12
25 Peugeot 407 5,893 1.2% -38% 9,484 2.0% 8
26 Audi A4 5,715 1.2% -8% 6,203 1.3% 17
27 Seat Leon 5,531 1.1% 194% 1,881 0.4%
28 Suzuki Swift 5,314 1.1% 56% 3,406 0.7% 48
29 Toyota Avensis 5,229 1.1% -4% 5,450 1.2% 22
30 Skoda Octavia 5,037 1.0% 12% 4,517 1.0% 27
31 Kia Picanto 5,000 1.0% 9% 4,578 1.0% 26
32 Citroen C1 4,965 1.0% 523% 797 0.2%
33 Hyundai Tucson 4,754 1.0% -11% 5,348 1.1% 24
34 VW Touran 4,735 1.0% -21% 6,014 1.3% 20
35 Nissan Note 4,695 1.0% new 0 0.0%
36 Mitsubishi Colt 4,391 0.9% 10% 3,992 0.9% 38
37 Ford Focus C Max 4,281 0.9% 5% 4,078 0.9% 36
38 Audi A6 4,219 0.9% 1% 4,188 0.9% 32
39 Chevrolet Matiz 4,149 0.9% 17% 3,535 0.8% 47
40 Hyundai Atos 3,990 0.8% 2% 3,908 0.8% 39
41 Opel Vectra 3,971 0.8% -4% 4,123 0.9% 35
42 Ford Mondeo 3,817 0.8% -6% 4,043 0.9% 37
43 Citroen C3 3,754 0.8% -20% 4,714 1.0% 25
44 Seat Ibiza 3,728 0.8% 4% 3,570 0.8% 46
45 Ford Fusion 3,727 0.8% 67% 2,238 0.5%
46 Nissan Micra 3,688 0.8% -4% 3,827 0.8% 41
47 Citroen Xsara Picasso 3,613 0.7% -13% 4,170 0.9% 33
48 Audi A3 3,602 0.7% -5% 3,783 0.8% 42
49 Skoda Fabia 3,583 0.7% -3% 3,691 0.8% 44
50 Peugeot 107 3,580 0.7% new 0 0.0%

Source: RAI Vereniging

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