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The situation is getting worse and worse in Spain, with July new car sales down 17% year-on-year to 65,481 registrations, the worst July on record in the country. Year-to-date sales are down 10% to 472,082 units. With the IVA tax on cars set to increase on September 1, predictions for the Full Year 2012 are now below 700,000 units or a level not seen in Spain since the mid-eighties. In this gloomy context, the Nissan Qashqai is the most popular model in the country for only the third time ever after December 2010 and January 2012 thanks to 1,940 sales for a 3% market share. It is #2 year-to-date at 3.1%.
Just 10 units below, the Seat Ibiza ranks #2 and stays in pole position year-to-date with 17,668 units and 3.7%. The Renault Megane is stable in third place with 1,862 sales and 2.8% and is also #3 year-to-date with 14,035 units and 3%. Other great performers in the Top 10 include the Opel Astra up 8 spots on June to #7 and the Renault Clio up 5 to #8. The Peugeot 208 slips down one rank to #11 but stays at 2% market share thanks to 1,294 sales.
Further down, the Hyundai ix35 is up 11 spots to #17, the Kia Sportage up 16 to #22, the Audi Q3 up 15 to #33, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta up 23 to #37, the Kia Cee’d up 20 to #41 while the Seat Mii breaks into the Spanish Top 50 for the first time, up 20 ranks on June to #47 with 440 sales and 0.7%. Notice also the Dacia Lodgy up to #88, the BMW X6 up to #120, the Toyota Prius+ up to #125 and two newcomers in the Top 200: the Toyota GT86 at #190 and the Chevrolet Malibu at #200.
Previous month: Spain June 2012: Seat Ibiza, Peugeot 208 and Audi A1 resist
One year ago: Spain July 2011: Seat Ibiza and Leon on top
Full July 2012 Top 200 Ranking Table below.