Spain March 2015: Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus up

Ford Focus Spain March 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Ford Focus is the 5th best-selling nameplate in Spain in March.

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Lifted by scrappage scheme and a recovering economy, Spanish new car sales are up by a very sizeable 41% year-on-year in March to 112,792 registrations, the first March above 100,000 units since 2010, bringing the year-to-date total to 268,602 deliveries, up a stunning 33% on 2014 and the best first quarter in 5 years. Brand-wise, Volkswagen reclaims the top spot it held in 2014 both in March (8.3% share) and year-to-date (8.8%), overtaking Seat (7.8% and 8.7%) each time. Ford jumps 4 spots on February to #3 with 8,593 sales and 7.6% share, placing the Focus at #5 (+14) and the Fiesta at #12 (+13), Fiat is up 77%, Nissan up 82%, Lexus up 84%, Kia up 85%, Mazda up 102%, Mitsubishi up 180% and Jeep up 260% thanks to the Renegade.

Citroën C4 Cactus Spain March 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Citroen C4 Cactus is up to a best-ever #15 in Spain this month.

The Seat Ibiza remains the most popular nameplate at home with 3,932 units and 3.5% share above its big bro the Seat Leon at 3,546 and 3.1% while the Nissan Qashqai jumps onto the podium with 3,311 deliveries and 2.9%, now ranking #5 year-to-date vs. #9 in FY14. Excellent performance of the Citroen C4 Cactus up to a record #15 (vs. #21 at home in France), the Hyundai i30 is up 6 spots on last month to #20, the Nissan Pulsar up a further 12 to #26, the Hyundai i20 up 31 to #34 and the Nissan Note up 30 to #40. Among recent launches, the Suzuki Vitara appears at #192 and the Mercedes AMG GT lands at #247 with 3 units sold.

Previous month: Spain February 2015: Seat Ibiza hits highest share in one year

One year ago: Spain March 2014: Seat Ibiza leads, only 20 sales above Leon

Full March 2015 Top 45 All-brands and Top 282 All-models below.

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