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Spain June 2014: Renault up 50% to lead with 12% share

July 2nd, 2014 7 comments

Renault Mégane Spain June 2014. Picture by largus.frThe Renault Mégane is up 15 spots on May to #2!

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Another very satisfying month for new car sales in Spain: up a beautiful 24% year-on-year in June to 90,265 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 455,362 units, up 18% on 2013. This is the best June score since 2010 (121,649). There is one winner and one winner only in the brands ranking this month: shooting up from its traditional 5th place, Renault gains 50% on June 2013 to become the first manufacturer to sell over 10,000 monthly units in at least 4 years at 10,828 sales and an out-of-this-word 12% share. Opel (+26%) takes the 2nd spot ahead of Volkswagen (+49%), Seat (+5%) and Ford (+52%). Fiat (+52%), Kia (+55%), Mazda (+93%), Honda (+47%) and Lancia (+80%) also shine.

Opel Corsa Spain June 2014The Opel Corsa is the best-selling model in Spain this month.

After 3 consecutive months dominated by the Seat Ibiza, the models ranking gets a proper reshuffle, keeping in mind this time of year is heavily influence by rental company purchase in anticipation of summer holidays. Like last year, the Opel Corsa is the most popular vehicle in the country in June with 3,916 sales and 4.3% but the real star of the month is the Renault Mégane up 15 spots on May to #2 at 3,891 units and 4.3% also, while Renault makes it two models on the podium with the Clio up 3 ranks to #3. The Seat Ibiza (#6) and Leon (#5) are down but remain the Top 2 best-sellers year-to-date.

Citroen C4 Cactus Spain June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Citroen C4 Cactus is already inside the Spanish Top 50!

Further down, the Renault Captur is up a massive 44 ranks on last month to reach #11, its best-ever ranking in Spain, the Citroen C4 Picasso is up 11 to #12, the Renault Scénic up 24 to #12, Fiat 500L up 22 to #22 and the Mercedes GLA down 3 to #64. One model makes a splash in the Spanish sales charts this month: the Citroen C4 Cactus is up no less than 151 spots on May to break into the Top 50 for the first time at #41 with 676 sales and 0.7% share. Notice also the Mercedes V-Class landing at #139 and the Ford Tourneo Courier arriving at #171.

Previous month: Spain May 2014: Seat Ibiza and Leon cement domination

One year ago: Spain June 2013: Opel Corsa confirms #1 spot, Dacia Sandero #5

Full June 2014 Top 225 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain May 2014: Seat Ibiza and Leon cement domination

June 2nd, 2014 No comments

Seat Leon Spain May 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frSeat Leon

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The Spanish new car market continues to revive: up 17% year-on-year in May to 82,584 registrations, the best month of May since 2010 and the 2nd best since 2008. This is in line with the progression of the market year-to-date: up 16% to 365,090 units, here too the best result since 2010 and 2nd best since 2008. The Seat Ibiza has uncovered a newfound stability in pole position: #1 for the third consecutive month thanks to 3,486 sales and 4.2% while its big sister the Seat Leon remains #2 at 3,159 units and 3.8%. Both models therefore cement their domination year-to-date with 13,865 and 12,704 sales respectively.

Fiat 500 Spain May 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frThe Fiat 500 is up to #13 in Spain this month.

The VW Polo delivers a very solid month in third place with 2,964 sales and 3.6% ahead of the VW Golf at 3.1% and the Opel Corsa at 2.6% while the Renault Clio is back up 3 spots on April to #6, enabling it to reclaim a spot in the year-to-date Top 10 at #9. The Peugeot 308 is up 10 ranks on last month to become the brand’s best-seller in Spain at #8, the Fiat 500 is up a gigantic 26 spots to #13, the Audi A3 up 10 to #16, the Dacia Duster stable at #25 vs. #33 year-to-date, the Citroen C3 Picasso up 36 to #31, Nissan Note up 44 to #40 and the Citroen C-Elysée up 11 to #54.

Nissan Pulsar Spain May 2014The All-new Nissan Pulsar makes its very first appearance in the Spanish ranking in May.

Among recent launches, notice the Mercedes GLA up 34 ranks to a fantastic 61st spot, the Ford Ecosport up 63 to #115 and the Porsche Macan up a further 11 to #124 and consolidating its Porsche best-seller status. We welcome 3 newcomers in the Spanish ranking this month: the Nissan Pulsar, unveiled this very month, lands at #189 with 24 sales, the Citroen C4 Cactus ranks 192nd at 22 units and the BMW X4 is #204 with 17 sales. Brand-wise, in spite of the Ibiza-Leon lockdown, Volkswagen reclaims the top spot it holds year-to-date with sales up 37% in May, ahead of Seat (+40%) and Peugeot (+17%). Notice also Citroen up 47%, Renault up 33%, Dacia up 67%, Fiat up 68% and Mazda up 103%.

Previous month: Spain April 2014: Seat Ibiza triumphs in market up 29%

One year ago: Spain May 2013: Opel Corsa distant leader, Nissan Juke in Top 10

Full May 2014 Top 220 models and Top 50 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain April 2014: Seat Ibiza triumphs in market up 29%

May 6th, 2014 12 comments

Seat Ibiza Spain April 2014Seat Ibiza

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Stuck in hell for a few very long years, the Spanish new car market is definitely smelling the roses now: up 28% year-on-year to 80,210 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 282,502 units, up 16% on 2013. In both cases (April and year-to-date), these are the best scores since 2010 and the 2nd best-performance since 2008. Very encouraging figures indeed. Brand-wise, Seat reclaims the throne thanks to 8,513 sales and 10.6% share, two percentage points above its year-to-date level, leaving Volkswagen in the dust this month at 7,808 units and 9.7%  but not year-to-date (9.2% vs. 8.6%) with Opel in third place in both rankings. Ford is up 48%, Citroen up 56%, Hyundai up 43%, Dacia up 133%, Kia up 48%, Skoda up 62%, Mazda up 105%, Lancia up 125% and Porsche up 93%. I told you – it’s a good month to be in Spain.

Dacia Lodgy Spain April 2014Dacia more than doubles its sales year-on-year in Spain in April.

In the models ranking, the Seat Ibiza confirms it loves the month of April – traditionally when car rental companies start to purchase big batches in preparation for Summer: it jumps up to 5% of the market thanks to 4,006 sales, its best share at home since… April 2013 (5.2%) and nearly double the market share it commended last January (2.7%). The Ibiza therefore leads the Spanish car sales for the 2nd month running, something that had not happened in at least two years.

Porsche Macan Spain April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Macan is already Porsche’s best-seller in Spain.

The Seat Leon remains at an excellent second spot both this month with 3,155 sales and 3.9% and year-to-date at 9,545 units and 3.4%, and is followed in both rankings by the Opel Corsa, also boosted by rental companies. The Peugeot 208 is back up 5 spots on March to #5, the Ford Focus up 6 to #7, VW Tiguan up 7 to #15, Peugeot 3008 up 17 to #22 and the Fiat 500L is up 15 ranks to #23. Further down, the Kia Carens gains 24 ranks to #43, the Seat Alhambra enjoys a second wind, up 67 to #62, the Mercedes GLA maintains itself inside the Top 100 at #95 and the Porsche Macan is the brand’s best-seller already (it’s becoming a habit!) for its first appearance in the Spanish ranking at #135 with 72 sales.

Previous month: Spain March 2014: Seat Ibiza leads, only 20 sales above Leon

One year ago: Spain April 2013: “I’m not dead” says Seat Ibiza

Full April 2014 Top 215 models and Top 47 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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

April 2nd, 2014 No comments

Seat Leon Spain March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Seat Leon remains #1 so far in 2014.

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The Spanish new car market enjoys its 7th consecutive month of year-on-year gain at +10% to 79,990 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 202,289 units, up 11% on 2013. In the brands ranking, Volkswagen reclaims the pole position it held over the Full Year 2013 and year-to-date this year thanks to 7,274 sales and 9.1% share, passing the February #1 Opel down to #2 with 6,789 units and 8.5%. Ford is up 2 spots on February and 12% year-on-year to #3 with 6,143 sales and 7.7%, kicking down Seat to #4. Other great performers include Audi up 24%, Hyundai up 44%, Toyota up 36%, Dacia up 66%, Kia up 95% and Mercedes up 22%.

Nissan Micra Spain March 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frNissan Micra

Even though Seat is down to #4 brand this month, it places two models in the Top 2 like in February, with the Ibiza in the overall lead for the first time since last July thanks to 2,548 sales and 3.2% share, but its very thin advantage over its big brother the Seat Leon this month (only 20 units!) means the Leon keeps the lead year-to-date – just – at 6,390 units vs. 6,373. The VW Polo is up 4 spots to #3, the Renault Mégane up 11 to #6, Ford Fiesta up 6 to #8, Audi A1 up 16 to #15 and the Nissan Micra up 67 ranks to #28.

Previous month: Spain February 2014: Seat Leon triumphs

One year ago: Spain March 2013: Opel Corsa surprise leader

Full March 2014 Top 220 models and Top 45 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain February 2014: Seat Leon triumphs

March 7th, 2014 8 comments

Seat Leon Spain February 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frSeat Leon

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Now we’re talking. This month the Spanish new car market is up a shiny 18% year-on-year to 68,806 registrations, the best February result in 4 years and 2nd best since 2008! The year-to-date total stands at 122,297 units, up 13% on 2013 and here too the highest volume since 2010 and 2nd highest since 2008. Local manufacturer Seat historically places two models atop the sales charts in February: the Leon brilliantly takes the lead thanks to 2,453 sales and 3.6% above the Ibiza at 2,356 units and 3.4%, with the two cars now also leading the year-to-date ranking in this order!

Opel Astra Spain February 2014Opel Astra

Number 1 last month, the VW Golf is down to #6 and #3 year-to-date while the Opel Corsa is back up 8 spots on January to #3 and #4 year-to-date like in 2013. Opel is in great shape for once: it is the #1 carmaker in the country with a round 10% market share! The Astra is up 14 ranks to #4 and 2.7% share and is now #7 so far in 2014 vs. #11 in 2013. The Dacia Sandero is down 3 spots to a still very impressive 5th place both in February and year-to-date vs. #10 in 2013. Notice also the Fiat 500 up a mammoth 63 ranks to #9, the Opel Meriva up 110 to #29, the BMW 2 Series up to #181, the Mercedes GLA landing at #205 and the Maserati Ghibli at #222.

Previous month: Spain January 2014: VW Golf and Dacia Sandero dominate

One year ago: Spain February 2013: VW Polo #1 for the first time

Full February 2014 Top 220 models and Top 48 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain January 2014: VW Golf and Dacia Sandero dominate

February 4th, 2014 1 comment

VW Golf Spain January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frVW Golf

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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%).

VW Tiguan Spain January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFirst ever Top 10 ranking for the VW Tiguan this month in Spain.

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.

Previous post: Spain Full Year 2013: Seat Ibiza marks 10 years at #1

Previous month: Spain December 2013: Dacia Sandero leads for third time this year

One year ago: Spain January 2013: Dacia Sandero takes the lead

Full January 2014 Top 210 models and Top 46 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain Full Year 2013: Seat Ibiza marks 10 years in the lead

January 6th, 2014 3 comments

Seat Ibiza Spain 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Seat Ibiza tops the Spanish annual sales charts for the 10th time this year.

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After crumbling down 57% between 2007 and 2012 to reach its lowest level since data is recorded, 2013 could mark a turnaround for the Spanish car market, up a timid 3% to 723,936 units but nevertheless the biggest year-on-year gain since 2004. Plus the last few months of the year showed very vigorous growth: +29% in September, +35% in October, +15% in November and +18% in December, which bodes well for 2014. Brand-wise, Volkswagen keeps its crown, up 2% to 8.8% share, Seat is back up one spot to #2 and 8.2%, passing Peugeot (7.9%) while Opel is up 10% to #4. Dacia delivers the biggest gain in the Top 30 at +47%, followed by Fiat (+27%), Mazda (+26%) and Kia (+20%).

The Seat Ibiza first topped Spanish sales in 1987.

This year and for the first time ever on BSCB, I give you an all-models ranking for Spain! The Seat Ibiza celebrates its 5th consecutive year and 10th year overall atop the Spanish sales charts, the first time being in 1987. At 23,512 sales and 3.2% share, it is however down 3% on 2012 and delivers its weakest annual tally ever. Needless to say this is the smallest volume enabling a model to rank #1 in Spain in almost 50 years! The Ibiza topped the monthly ranking only twice this year (vs. 4 times in 2012): in April and July, and is the only model to hold over 3% market share in a Spanish market reaching its highest fragmentation ever.

Renault Clio Spain 2013Renault Clio sales are up 53% in 2013 in Spain.

Higher fragmentation means higher volatility and no less than 7 models held the monthly top spot this year – a record, 4 of them doing so for the first time ever! The Nissan Qashqai remains the 2nd best-selling model in the country but drops 9% to 20,372 units and 2.9%, topping the charts once (November) vs. 4 times in 2012. The VW Polo climbs onto the year-end podium thanks to sales up 17% to 20,284 and ranked #1 for the first time in February. The Opel Corsa also potentially led the market for the first time in March, and repeated this feat in May and June to finish the year up 19% to #4 and 20,090 units. But the most spectacular progression in the Top 5 is delivered by the Renault Clio, boosted by the new model and up 53% on 2012 to 19,958 sales. It ranked first in October for only the third time in 20 years after October 2012.

Dacia Sandero Spain 2013The Dacia Sandero topped the Spanish monthly ranking 3 times this year!

Excellent hold of the Seat Leon up 18% to #6, while the VW Golf – #1 for the first time in September – is down 3 spots to #7 in spite of sales up 8% and the Peugeot 208 up 66% to #8 for its first full year in market – frankly below 207 levels. Finally, the most unexpected monthly leader but also the most prolific this year with the Opel Corsa is the Dacia Sandero, #1 for the first time in January, but also in August and December! Widely varying monthly results mean it is ‘only’ #10 over the full year, up 8 spots and 58% on 2012. Notice also the Toyota Auris up 19% to #15 but breaking into the Top 5 in December, Nissan Juke up 10 ranks to #20, Kia Cee’d up 59% to #30, Mercedes A-Class up 177% to #33 and the Toyota Verso up 51% to #40.

The most successful all-new model of 2013 is the Renault Captur at #46, and the analysis continues below.

Previous post: Spain December 2013: Dacia Sandero leads for third time this year

Previous year: Spain 2012: Seat Ibiza and Nissan Qashqai resist in worst year since the eighties

Two years ago: Spain 2011: Seat Ibiza #1 for the 8th time in lowest market in 18 years

More analysis, Full Year 2013 Top 350 All-models and Top 60 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain December 2013: Dacia Sandero leads for third time this year

January 3rd, 2014 4 comments

Dacia Sandero Spain December 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Sandero

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The eye of the storm has passed for Spanish new car sales, up a nice 18% year-on-year in December to 60,661 registrations, meaning the final 2013 total is up 3% on 2012 to 723,936 units. Whereas it had never topped the Spanish sales charts before 2013, in December the Dacia Sandero leads the way for the third time after last January and August thanks to 1,976 sales and 3.3%. A volatile year only sees it rank #10 annually though. Very solid performance of the Seat Leon up 3 spots on last month to #2 at 1,724 units and 2.8% while the Peugeot 308, now clearly boosted by the new model, is up 8 to land on the podium for the 2nd time in the last 4 months with 1,708 sales and 2.8% also.

TOYOTA AURIS TOURING SPORTSThe Toyota Auris breaks into the Spanish monthly Top 5 for the first time this month.

The Seat Ibiza, leader over the Full Year, is down one rank on last month to #4 at 2.7% whereas the Toyota Auris makes an astounding entrance among Spain’s Top 5 best-seller, up 2 spots to a record-breaking 5th place thanks to 1,594 sales and 2.6%! Leader last month, the Nissan Qashqai is down to #8 but the Dacia Duster is already enjoying the effects of its facelift, up 7 to #14 and 1.7% share vs. #37 and 0.9% over the Full Year. Notice also the Renault Captur up 3 to #22, Ford Kuga up 18 to #26, Peugeot 2008 up 3 to #28 and Honda CR-V up 5 to #36 vs. #66 in 2013.

Previous month: Spain November 2013: Nissan Qashqai back in charge

One year ago:  Spain December 2012: Peugeot 208 jumps on top, Dacia Sandero #3

Full December 2013 Top 220 models and Top 47 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain November 2013: Nissan Qashqai back in charge

December 3rd, 2013 3 comments

Nissan Qashqai Spain November 20132014 Nissan Qashqai

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New car sales in Spain confirm they are back into positive territory, up a fantastic 15% year-on-year in October to 55,675 registrations. Granted, October 2012 was one of the worst in history but the year-to-date total is now up 2% on 2012 to 663,275 units. Just as the new generation was revealed, the Nissan Qashqai tops the models ranking for the first time since last November thanks to 1,537 sales and 2.8% market share, enabling it to climb back up to #2 year-to-date with 2.9% share. This could potentially be the result of the old generation in runout mode. The Dacia Sandero lodges another huge month, up 14 spots on October to #2 at 1,491 units and 2.7% and now ranking #11 year-to-date. 2013′s leader, the Seat Ibiza, is #3 once again with 1,476 sales and 2.7%, maintaining a comfortable advantage in the year-to-date rankings.

Dacia Sandero Spain November 2013. Picture courtesy of auto-mag.com copyThe Dacia Sandero is up to #2 this month in Spain.

October’s leader the Renault Clio is down 3 ranks to #4. while the Toyota Auris improves further on an already excellent October score, up one spot to #7 with 1,247 sales and 2.2%. Other great performers include the VW Tiguan up 3 ranks to #16 vs. #28 year-to-date, the VW Passat up 26 to #20, Dacia Duster slicing its October ranking in to to #21 and the Honda CR-V up 30 spots to #41. Notice also the Renault Captur down 7 ranks to #25 and the Peugeot 2008 stable at #31.

Previous month: Spain October 2013: Renault Clio tops market up 35%

One year ago:  Spain November 2012: Nissan Qashqai and Citroen C4 on top

Full November 2013 Top 215 models and Top 50 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Spain October 2013: Renault Clio tops market up 35%

November 4th, 2013 12 comments

RENAULT CLIO 1.5 dCi 90ch EDC Zen

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This month is on for Spanish new car sales, up a spectacular 35% year-on-year to 60,458 registrations, bringing the market back to its 2010 level but still far off the record 129,390 units sold back in October 2007. The year-to-date total is back into positive at 607,606 units, up 1% on 2012. Another very volatile and fragmented models ranking in October: thanks to 1,900 sales and 3.1% share, the Renault Clio is the most popular model in the country. It is only the second time in one year and potentially the last 20 years that the Renault Clio tops the Spanish sales charts, and this performance enables the nameplate to go up to #4 year-to-date. The VW Polo is up 3 spots on September to a brilliant 2nd place at 1,769 units and 2.9% and is now only 108 sales off the 2nd spot year-to-date at 17,661 sales vs. 17,769 for the Opel Corsa down to #14 this month.

Land Rover Defender Spain October 2013Land Rover Defender

Even though it has only ranked #1 twice this year (in April and July), the Seat Ibiza is comfortably installed in pole position year-to-date with 20,019 units and 3.3%. It is up 3 ranks to #3 this month, ahead of the Nissan Qashqai (-1) and last month’s leader the VW Golf. The Toyota Auris continues to impress, up 2 spots to #8 vs. #17 year-to-date, while the Renault Captur is down 4 to #14, the VW Tiguan stays solid at #19, the Renault Scenic is up 25 to #22, Peugeot 2008 up 19 to #31, BMW X1 up 9 to #37, Fiat 500L up 32 to #41 and Land Rover Defender up 67 to #115.

Fiat 500L Living Spain October 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.fr

As far as new models are concerned, notice the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross at #130, the BMW 4 Series at #163, Fiat 500L Living at #216 and the Maserati Ghibli selling its first 3 units.

Previous month: Spain September 2013: VW Golf and Peugeot 308 on top

One year ago: Spain October 2012: Renault Clio and Dacia Sandero get a boost

Full October 2013 Top 215 models and Top 46 All-Brands Ranking Tables below.

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