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The Spanish new car market confirms it is back into positive waters this month: up 7% year-on-year to 53,489 registrations, however still the 2nd weakest January result in 18 years and 54% off the January record of 116,434 sales established in 2007. The Top 3 brands this month all deliver impressive growth: Volkswagen is up 41% on January 2013, Peugeot up 26% and Citroen up 50%. With a reduced market has come much increased volatility in the Spanish models ranking, and this month is no exception: the VW Golf is up 8 spots on December to lodge its 2nd ever #1 month after last September thanks to 1,826 sales and 3.4% share. After topping the sales charts 3 times in 2013, the Dacia Sandero starts 2014 in a great way: it ranks #2 with 1,486 units and 2.8%, just above 2013′s leader the Seat Ibiza (2.7%), Seat Leon (2.6%) and VW Polo (2.4%).
The Toyota Auris delivers an outstanding 6th consecutive month inside the Spanish Top 10 at #6 with 1,218 sales and 2.3%, the Citroen C4 is up 4 spots to #8 and the VW Tiguan breaks into the monthly Top 10 for the very first time at #10 with 1,027 units and 1.9%, its previous best being #16 last November! Other great performers this month in Spain include the Audi A3 up 35 spots on last month to #12, the BMW 1 Series up 36 to #14, Peugeot 3008 up 20 to #17, Fiat Panda up 57 to #26, the Peugeot 2008 up one rank to #27, the Range Rover Evoque up a further 6 to reach a best-ever #32, the Skoda Spaceback (aka Rapid hatchback) up 41 to #58 and the Mercedes CLA up 8 to #59.
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Full January 2014 Top 210 models and Top 46 All-brands Ranking Tables below.