Spain 1996: Seat Ibiza in pole position for the second time
* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC *
Very solid year for Spanish new car sales at 911,000 registrations. For the second time after 1987, the Seat Ibiza is the best-selling model at home thanks to 50,880 sales and 5.6% market share, up from #6 in 1994. The Ford Escort, leader in 1994, is down to #2 with 46.076 units and 5.1% while the Ford Fiesta rounds up the podium with 42,477 sales and 4.7%.
In fact, only one percentage point separates the #1 from the #9! The Citroen ZX is up from #9 in 1994 to #4 this year at 40,621 units and 4.5%, just above the Opel Corsa at 4.4%, the Renault Megane and Clio at 4.3% and the Opel Astra and Peugeot 306 at 4%. The VW Polo is up dramatically to #10. Notice also the Opel Vectra up to #15, the Citroen Saxo landing directly at #17, the Peugeot 406 at #18, the Fiat Bravo/a at #21 and the Audi A4 at #22.
For the first time in Spain, the best-selling Asian model is not Japanese but Korean: it's the Hyundai Accent up to a fantastic 29th place with 8,319 sales and 0.9% and one of 4 Koreans (vs. 6 Japanese) in the Top 50: the Daewoo Nexia is #33, the Daewoo Aranos (aka Espero) is #37 and the Hyundai Lantra is #48. The #1 Japanese is the Honda Civic at #31.
Full Year 1996 Top 50 Ranking Table below.