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In August, the Spanish new car market posts a 6th double-digit year-on-year gain for 2016 at +14% to 64.549 units, the best August score since 2007 (99.639). This means the year-to-date tally is now up 11% to 799.233 registrations, the highest since 2008 (882.565). Traditionally the rental channel is weak in August. 2016 is no exception, and even if sales to rental companies are up 48% to 2.544, they still account for just 3.9% of the August total vs. 22.3% year-to-date. Company sales do the heavy lifting at +17% to 19.420 and 30.1% share vs. 25.8% year-to-date but private sales are also very robust at +12% to 42.585 and 66% share vs. 51.9% so far in 2016.
Volkswagen snaps the brands pole position this month, up from #5 in July, despite gaining less ground than the market at +2% to 4.915 units. Renault is up 17% to #2, distancing Opel (+1%) and Peugeot (+6%). Toyota (+26%) is up 7 ranks on last month to a fantastic 5th place overall while Hyundai (+45%) is up 6 to #7. Seat (+21%), Kia (+21%), Mercedes (+22%), Fiat (+40%), Mitsubishi (+27%) and Volvo (+27%) also outpace the market in the Top 20. Beyond, notice Mini (+34%), Jeep (+36%), Land Rover (+37%), Porsche (+44%), Smart (+46%), Ssangyong (+55%), Suzuki (+93%), Jaguar (+127%), Infiniti (+385%) and Maserati (+400%) all posting spectacular gains.
The Seat Leon surges 82% year-on-year to remain in pole position with 1.694 sales and 2.6% share, denoting an extremely fragmented market. The Dacia Sandero (-3%) is just 100 units behind at a splendid 2nd place ahead of the Opel Corsa (+113%) and Seat Ibiza (+13%). But the hero of the month is without contest the Hyundai Tucson, celebrating one year in market with deliveries up 137% to a record-breaking 5th place overall. It is now #13 year-to-date and #3 SUV behind the Nissan Qashqai (#9) and Renault Captur (#12).
The Toyota Auris is up 9 spots on July to #8, the Kia Sportage is up 33% year-on-year to #12, the Toyota Yaris up 31% to #13, the VW Tiguan up 22 ranks on last month to #16 thanks to the new model and the Dacia Duster up 31% on August 2015 to #18. The Fiat Tipo (#66) and Mercedes GLC (#67) lead recent launches (<12 months), with the Seat Ateca (+8 spots to #91) and Honda HR-V (+9 to #99) also pointing their bonnet inside the Top 100. The Jaguar F-Pace is up a further 6 ranks to #106, the Ford Edge is up 45 to #138 and we welcome the Kia Niro at #142.
Previous month: Spain July 2016: Seat Ibiza, Leon and Dacia Sandero dominate
One year ago: Spain August 2015: Opel Astra surprise best-seller
Full August 2016 Top 45 All-brands and Top 290 All-models below.