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Car sales – Netherlands – January 2021: The KIA Picanto is close to victory

New car sales in the Netherlands have reached a total of 35,193 units during the month of January 2021. This figure, compared to that obtained in the same period of the previous year, represents a sharp drop of 20.0%. The new KIA Picanto has been one of the outstanding models, coming close to victory.

During the past month of January 2021 the car sales in the Netherlands have reported a total of 35,193 units traded. A record that, compared to that harvested in the same period of the previous year, represents a strong 20.0% drop. In this way, the Dutch automobile market started the year with a notable drop in sales.

It is important to bear in mind that last year the registrations of new cars in the Netherlands already fell by 19.5%. The coronavirus pandemic and the current situation of economic uncertainty are two determining factors that are wreaking havoc on business in this sector.

Volvo XC40The Volvo XC40 was the best-selling car in the Netherlands in January 2021

Volvo XC40, the best-selling car in the Netherlands in January 2021

And what have been the most popular models? The ranking of the best-selling cars in the Netherlands during January it brings with it the odd surprise regarding this monthly delivery list. The Volvo XC40 takes the win being the first choice among Dutch drivers when buying a car.

Now, the first place is not the great news. The surprise is one notch below. The second position is for the KIA Picanto, which has practically touched the first place. It is logical that they have a great performance, since we are facing one of the best small cars. And closing the podium, in third place, the Skoda Octavia appears. Its new generation is reaping excellent commercial performance.

Other models that have performed well on the Dutch market in the first month of this year have been the Volkswagen Polo (4th), the Ford Fiesta (6th) and the Volvo V60 (11th). It is not usual that these models are so high.

The new generation of the Skoda Octavia has been able to enter the podium and be in third position

Regarding the top-selling car brandsIt should be noted that there are several changes at the top of the table. The first place is for Volkswagen, while in second position makes an appearance BMW and, on the third step of the podium, is Skoda.

Sales by model

The best-selling cars in the Netherlands are:

RankingModeloVentas ene’211Volvo XC401.0362KIA Picanto1.0003Skoda Octavia9294Volkswagen Polo8655Ford Focus8426Ford Fiesta7427Toyota Yaris7108Peugeot 2087039KIA Niro69010Volkswagen T-Roc67711Volvo V6065912SEAT León63013BMW 362714BMW Serie Serie 160915Toyota Aygo54216Peugeot 200853417Opel Corsa52118Toyota Corolla52019Volkswagen Golf51820MINI MINI502

Sales by brand

The registrations achieved by the manufacturers in the Netherlands are:

RankingMarcaVentas ene’211Volkswagen3.6422BMW3.2033Skoda2.5144KIA2.4335Peugeot2.2806Volvo2.2707Ford2.2658Toyota2.1209Mercedes1.68110Opel1.48711SEAT1.42212Audi1.40613Renault1.38014Suzuki1.03815Citroën92516MINI92117Mazda83718Hyundai56219Mitsubishi48120FIAT46121Nissan42922Porsche34223Jeep14824Dacia14725Morris Garage12526Land Rover12227Honda10228Polestar7829Subaru5030Lexus4831Jaguar3432Alfa Romeo2133Bentley2034Tesla1635DS1336Ferrari937Smart738Aston Martin539Lamborghini540McLaren441Rolls-Royce442Morgan243Cadillac144CUPRA145Lotus146Maserati147SsangYong1- (other brands) 129