Leading passenger cars sold in the Netherlands 2018, by brand

As of 2018, German car manufacturer Volkswagen was the leading passenger car brand in terms of sales volume in the Netherlands. The car company sold approximately 50,000 passenger cars on the Dutch market, roughly 11,700 more than second-ranked Renault. Another German manufacturer, Opel, reached a sales volume of 36,419 passenger cars and held a third position in the ranking. The passenger car volume sold by leading models showed a similar result, as Volkswagen sold roughly 14,600 Polo car models in 2018. Renault reached with their Clio series a total sales volume of 12,001 passenger cars in the same year, whereas the Kia Picanto was sold 10,997 times.

Volkswagen, Opel and Renault market leaders in Dutch leasing industry

Volkswagen, Opel and Renault also dominated the top ten ranking of newly sold lease cars in the Netherlands in 2017. Volkswagen generated with the UP! Golf and Polo series a total sales volume of 16,812 passenger cars. Opel reached a total sales volume with their Astra and Karl models of approximately 11,000 leased cars, whereas the Renault Clio and Megane were leased 10,861 times.

Market share of Volkswagen

In summary, Volkswagen had in both the passenger car market as well as the car leasing market a leading position in the Netherlands. This is confirmed by the market share of Volkswagen in the Dutch passenger car market, as the company reached a share of 11.75 percent in 2018. Compared to the market share of Renault, it is a difference of 3.13 percent.

Number of passenger cars sold by the leading brands in the Netherlands 2018

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Release date

April 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2018

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