As in the first half of 2020, Volkswagen and Kia are the numbers one and two among the brands, but for Volkswagen it should feel like a Pyrrhic victory. The Wolfsburgers (or should we call them Leusdenaren?) have had to surrender almost 3000 cars (-17%), while Kia is making a profit in line with the market (+484 units, 3.4%). Despite the significant loss at brand and model level, the Polo is still in the top 5. The bestseller of the last months of 2020, the Volkswagen ID.3, is nowhere to be seen and also the T-Cross, Golf and Up show significant losses. 1276 units of the Volkswagen ID.4 have been sold so far. At Kia, the Niro is still the bestseller, and the loss it makes is largely compensated by the Picanto.
Toyota is mainly benefiting from the success of the new Yaris and then the new Yaris Cross is yet to come. Remarkably enough, the now very old Aygo (3328, +528) is also doing very well. Peugeot maintains itself in fourth place with a little noticeable decrease in sales. The number five is a different story. Following the example of the Czech national football team, Skoda overwhelms the Netherlands. It's a huge plus, especially thanks to the electric Enyaq iV, the Kamiq, Karoq and Octavia. In the month of June, the Enyaq was even number three in the model chart. The differences between the numbers three, four and five are small, and the numbers below are also close to each other.
With sales of 7,787 new cars (-2167), Opel has disappeared from the top 5. Especially the decline of the Grandland (X) and the Ampera E hurts, but the still relatively fresh Corsa also has to take a significant loss (-12.5%).
With 10,378 units sold (+1201), BMW may just not count itself among the absolute sales elite, but it still leaves Ford (9489, -85 units) and Volvo (9210, +2960) behind. Nobody will shed a tear at the Swedish brand, given the growth of more than 47 percent compared to last year. Thanks to the XC40, which has become the bestseller in our country over the first six months.
Renault is in ninth place, but in a growing market, a decrease of more than 800 cars is not a good result. Especially the declining interest in the Clio (-1700 pieces) is striking.
Although Mercedes (7,049 units) lags considerably behind competitor BMW, with a growth of 8.3 percent, it is quite possible to raise a small flag. Audi (5707) shows an increase of almost 21 percent. That success is almost entirely due to the new A3. A little further down in the list, Mazda shows a nice profit (+33%), while Nissan (-20%) and Hyundai (-21%) have to drop their springs. But there is hope: the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the new Nissan Qashqai are on the starting blocks.
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