Car sales are down by more than 17% in November

Car sales are down by more than 17% in November


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Just before the automotive industry begins the race at the end of the year, things do not seem to be going well for numbers. The industry recorded a 17.5 percent decline in sales in November compared to the same period last year, according to data from Aumacon and Bovag.

A total of 27,333 new drivers were registered last month, compared to 33,149 last year.

However, it is an increase compared to October this year. Then 24,110 were registered. Aumacon expects another 30,000 vehicles to be added in December and estimates that the total number of vehicles sold will be 315,000 units. This means that total sales are 11.5% lower than in 2020.

Not much has changed in standards: Kia is still on Volkswagen as the best-selling brand in 2021 and has expanded its leadership slightly in November. So it looks like the South Korean car brand will end the year as a market leader.

By 2020, Volkswagen sold about 10,000 Kia cars in the Netherlands.

5 best print in the Netherlands from January 1 to November 30, 2021

  1. Kia with a market share of 9.5 percent (27,282 cars for sale)
  2. Volkswagen with a market share of 9.2 percent (26,453 cars for sale)
  3. Toyota with 7.4 percent market share (21,177 cars for sale)
  4. Peugeot with a market share of 6.5 percent (18,618 cars for sale)
  5. Skoda with a market share of 6.4 percent (18,411 cars for sale)

Most registered products in November 2021

  1. KIA with a market share of 10.1 percent (2,766 vehicles for sale)
  2. Volkswagen with 9.3 percent market share (2,538 cars for sale)
  3. Toyota with 8% market share (2,194 cars for sale)
  4. Skoda with a market share of 6.7 percent (1,821 vehicles for sale)
  5. Hyundai with 6.6 percent market (1,798 cars for sale)

The real steps are out of the top 5. There we find a Lynk & Co foreigner who ‘sells’ his car in the registration form. There is one at the door for less than 500 euros per month. And the construction seems to be working well, because within a few months of the brand operating in the Netherlands, it surpassed Tesla.

Lynk & Co has so far registered 2,485 vehicles (of which 649 in November). Tesla will not get more than 2,270 (of which 246 in November) registered cars this year in 2021. But the company Elon Musk promises big deliveries in the last days of December.

At the bottom of the list are the most expensive brands such as the Rolls-Royce. And they do not seem to be bothered by declining numbers.

Although the manufacturers of these luxury cars also face delivery problems due to chip shortages, they are still making great strides. Rolls-Royce has already sold more than 166.7 percent of cars this year. That is equivalent to 16 cars so far compared to 6 in 2020.

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