Spain May 2016: Opel cements lead with Corsa best-seller

Opel Corsa Spain May 2016Opel is the best-selling brand in Spain so far in 2016, the Corsa is #1 in May. 

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The Spanish new car market is up a whopping 21% year-on-year in May to 114.441 registrations, the strongest May score in 8 years (116.137 in 2008), lifting the year-to-date total up 12.5% to 502.558 units, the first time Spain is above the half-million mark after five months since 2008 (587.519). A look at sales by channels shows that a large part of these gains are due to sales to rental companies up 38% or almost 10.000 units to 34.111 and 29.8% share (vs. 26.1% a year ago) whereas company sales and private sales are both up 15% but lose market share: 46.2% for private sales vs. 48.7% a year ago.

Seat Ateca Spain May 2016The Seat Ateca is gearing up to #134 at home.

Brand-wise, Opel reclaims the top spot it also holds year-to-date thanks to sales up a magnificent 36% to 10.563 and 9.2% share above Renault up 37% to 9.948 units and 8.7%. Volkswagen (+1%), Seat (+5%) and Peugeot (+10%) round up the Top 5. Audi (+49%), Kia (+40%), Hyundai (+41%), Mazda (+42%), Jeep (+110%), Lexus (+59%), Suzuki (+72%) and Jaguar (+263%) also frankly outperform the market this month.

Ford Edge Spain May 2016The Ford Edge makes its first appearance in the Spanish ranking this month.

Model-wise, the Opel Corsa shoots up 48% year-on-year to take the lead for the first time since June 2014 with 3.671 deliveries, outpacing the Seat Leon (3.511) and Ibiza (3.496) with the Renault Clio up 44% (3.107) and Nissan Qashqai up 39% (2.698) in tow. The Renault Captur is up 69% to #8, the Opel Mokka up 66% to #11 and the Audi A3 up 94% to #13. Among recent launches, the Hyundai Tucson shines once again at #14 with 1.810 sales, miles above the next best-selling newcomers being the Renault Talisman (#84) and Mercedes GLC (#87). Further down, the Seat Ateca is gearing up at #113 (+91 spots on April), the Jaguar F-Pace is up a further 11 ranks to #132 and we welcome the Ford Edge at #175 with 62 units sold in May.

Previous month: Spain April 2016: Market back in positive (+21%), VW back to #1

One year ago: Spain May 2015: Seat Ibiza and Leon cross over again

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Spain April 2016: Market back in positive (+21%), VW back to #1

VW Golf Spain April 2016. Picture courtesy of autobild.deVW Golf sales are up 45% year-on-year in Spain in April, helping the brand back to #1.

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After ending 30 consecutive months of year-on-year gains in March with a 0.6% drop, the Spanish new car market is back in frankly positive territory with April up a gigantic 21% to 100.889 registrations, the first six-digit April score in eight years – since the 123.620 deliveries of April 2008. The year-to-date total is now up 10% to 388.087, here too the best tally after 4 months since 2008 (471.382), but still a fair distance from the all-time record of 2005 (546.906). Once again sales to rental pull the market up with a 29% increase to reach 20.9% market share. Company sales are up 21% to 26.5% share while private sales are up 18% to 52.6% vs. 53.8% a year ago and 50.5% so far in 2016 (52.6% at the same stage in 2015). So all-in-all a pretty homogeneous growth across all channels which is great news.

Seat Ibiza Spain April 2016. Picture courtesy autoexpress.co.ukThe Seat Ibiza is the best-selling nameplate in Spain in April but the Leon is #1 YTD.

In the brands ranking, Volkswagen puts an end to three consecutive months of reign by Opel with sales up 31% to 9.014 and 8.9% share vs. 7.720 and 7.7% (+10%) for Opel which however remains in the year-to-date lead at 32.740 deliveries (+22%) vs. 31.537 (+3%) for VW. Peugeot holds itself in third position, gaining slightly less ground than the market in April at +18% to 7.403 deliveries. Seat is down 4% to 4th place above Renault (+7%) while Citroen (+46%), Kia (+34%) and Toyota (+13%) are the other double-digit gainers inside the Top 10. Below, Volvo (+44%), Suzuki (+49%), Hyundai (+60%), Land Rover (+69%), Jeep (+71%) and Honda (+83%) are among the greatest performers while Jaguar (+309%), Ferrari (+200%), Tesla (+133%) and Lamborghini (+100%) lead smaller brands.

Dacia Sandero Spain April 2016. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Dacia Sandero ranks third overall in Spain this month.

Overtaking its larger stablemate the Leon for 149 units (3.363 vs. 3.214), the Seat Ibiza becomes the best-selling nameplate in the country in April for the first time in almost a year – the last was in May 2015 – but the Leon retains the year-to-date pole position at 12.962 units vs. 11.508. The Dacia Sandero is up two spots on March to brilliantly land on the third step of the podium, followed by the VW Golf (+45%) and Polo (+49%) both extremely dynamic, as is the Peugeot 308 at #7 (+46%). Less than a year after its launch, the Hyundai Tucson manages to crack the Spanish Top 10 for the 2nd time at #10 thanks to 1.765 sales.

Jaguar F-Pace Spain April 2016The F-Pace is already Jaguar’s best-seller in Spain. 

Among other recent launches, the Renault Kadjar is stable at #33, the Fiat Tipo is up 22 spots on last month to #73, the Mercedes GLC up 6 to #76 and the Suzuki Vitara is up 14 to #87. The Jaguar F-Pace up almost 100 ranks to #143 with 118 sales, becoming the brand’s best-seller in Spain as early as its third appearance in the Spanish charts – the Jaguar XE follows at #162. Further down, the Seat Ateca is up 21 ranks to #203, and we welcome the Suzuki Baleno at #210, the Porsche 718 at #217, the Mercedes GLS at #254 and the Ssangyong XLV at #255.

Previous month: Spain March 2016: First decline in 31 months on weak rentals

One year ago: Spain April 2015: Seat Leon takes clear advantage, Dacia Sandero #3

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Spain March 2016: First decline in 31 months on weak rentals

Opel Corsa Spain February 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Corsa (+13%) keeps Opel as the #1 brand in Spain so far in 2016. 

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If last month we described the Spanish new car market as artificially up, this time and after a whopping 30 consecutive months of year-on-year gains, it is actually down at -0.6% to 112.122 registrations. This is the first time since August 2013 that new car sales in Spain lose ground year-on-year, marking an abrupt end to a speedy recovery from the global recession of 2009. The year-to-date total is still up by a vigorous 7% at 287.193 units over the first quarter but this weak March result definitely puts a damper on hopes for a third consecutive year of double-digits gains in Spain, whose car market is still a long way from its record level of 2006 (413.295 sales during the first quarter). A look at sales by channels confirms what we observed so far this year: sales to rental companies now dictate the Spanish market: they single-handedly drove it into negative by skid 10% to 32.330 units or 28.8% share just as sales to companies are up 11% to 27.572 and 24.6% share and retail sales are up a very timid 0.2% to 52.115 or 46.6% share, still well below the symbolic 50% mark. That rental sales are down isn’t a bad thing in itself, but that they have enough clout to be capable to driving the entire market down, is.

Jaguar F-Pace Spain March 2016After the Jaguar F-Pace in February… 

Opel continues on its excellent streak and remains the #1 brand in the country, going against the grain with sales up 11% to 9.299 and 8.3% share, ahead of Peugeot (+8%) while Volkswagen (-17%) and Seat (-12%) both drop much faster than the market, as do Renault (-14%), Nissan (-17%) and Ford (-26%). In the Top 20, Dacia (+11%), Kia (+13%), BMW (+26%), Honda (+26%), Mercedes (+28%), Volvo (+35%) and Mazda (+48%) ignore the negative trend and all post spectacular gains. Smart (+111%) and Jaguar (+103%) lead smaller brands.

Model-wise, the Seat Leon (3.609) and Ibiza (3.293) continue to dominate the sales charts, but if the Leon keeps its head above the water (+2%), the Ibiza sinks (-16%). The Opel Corsa lodges another excellent month in third place, coming up 4th so far in 2016 vs. #10 in 2015. Below the Nissan Qashqai (-22%), the Dacia Sandero and Peugeot 308 markedly progress, each gaining 27% on their March 2015 respective levels. Both the VW Polo (-23%) and Golf (-5%) lose ground.

Bentley Bentayga Spain March 2016… it’s the turn of the Bentley Bentayga to hit Spanish roads in March. 

Recent launches are led once again by the Hyundai Tucson (#14) and Renault Kadjar (#33), with the Mazda CX-3 (#80), Mercedes GLC (#82) and Honda HR-V (#85) in tow while the new Fiat Tipo breaks into the Top 100 for the first time (#95). After the Jaguar F-Pace last month, we welcome another luxury SUV in March: the Bentley Bentayga at #244 with 3 sales. These two nameplates are destined to stellar sales success in Spain, if Porsche figures are to be replicated: the Macan (83) and Cayenne (58) account for a whopping 79% of the brand’s sales in the country this month…

Previous month: Spain February 2016: Seat Leon and Ibiza top market artificially up

One year ago: Spain March 2015: Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus up

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Spain February 2016: Seat Leon & Ibiza top market artificially up

Seat Ateca Spain February 2016. Picture courtesy autobild.deVery first appearance of the Seat Ateca in the Spanish ranking. 

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Once again, the monthly Spanish results, seemingly showing a market in excellent health – best February since 2008 and +13% to 98.154 registrations – hide a different reality once we look at sales by channel. Sales to rental companies are up 19% to 26.583 and 27.1% share vs. 25.5% a year ago, business sales are up 25% to 23.674 and 24.1% share vs. 21.7% in February but private sales, the real measure of how healthy the Spanish new car market is, are up just 4% to 47.897 to fall below 50% share at 48.8% vs. 52.7% a year ago. In other words, 82.5% of the year-on-year gain registered in Spain in February is delivered artificially through tactical sales… A champion at this strategy, Opel (+19%) remains the #1 brand above Volkswagen (+4%), Seat (-15%) and Peugeot (+32%). Audi (+30%), Toyota (+22%), Mercedes (+66%), Mazda (+79%), Mini (+38%) and Land Rover (+105%) shine.

Opel Zafira Tourer Spain February 2016The Zafira Tourer helps keep Opel at #1 in the Spanish brands ranking.

The Seat Leon remains on top of the models ranking with stable sales at 3.656 while its little sister the Seat Ibiza is back up 11 spots on January to land at #2 both this month (3.588 sales) and year-to-date (4.852). The VW Polo (+22%) and Opel Corsa (+16%) follow with the Peugeot 308, up a spectacular 81% year-on-year, rounding up the Top 5 above the Peugeot 208. The Toyota Auris is up 29% to #8, the Renault Captur up 109% to #9 and the Opel Zafira Tourer gets a second wind, up 3-fold on February 2015 to an impressive 12th position. Further down, the Hyundai Tucson is up to #23, the Renault Kadjar up to #34 and we welcome the Jaguar F-Pace (#215) and Seat Ateca (#256) into the ranking.

Previous month: Spain January 2016: Opel soars to #1, Mokka in Top 10

One year ago: Spain February 2015: Seat Ibiza hits highest share in one year

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Spain January 2016: Opel soars to #1, Mokka in Top 10

Opel Mokka Spain January 2016. Picture courtesy of autobild.deFirst Top 10 ranking for the Opel Mokka in Spain.

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On paper the Spanish market is up by another flamboyant 12% year-on-year to 76.904 registrations, the best January score since 2008 (101.664), showing signs of being back to pre-recession levels. Looking closer though, the year-on-year gain is almost 100% artificial, with private sales up just 1.5% to 42.651 units and 55.5% share vs. 61.3% a year ago, whereas sales to rental companies are up a whopping 35% to 11.651 and business sales are up 26% to 22.602. Although the detail by channel isn’t available, Opel has been known to load up on tactical sales all across Europe and notably at home in Germany and – coincidence? – lodges a particularly spectacular month in Spain, shooting up 71% on a year ago to #1 brand in the country with 9.4% share vs. #9 in December.

Peugeot 308 Spain January 2016. Picture courtesy of autocar.co.ukPeugeot 308 sales are up 42% year-on-year in Spain in January.

If the Seat Leon (+10%) holds onto the pole position it has now snapped for two consecutive years, followed by the VW Golf (-7%) and Peugeot 308 (+42%), it’s a festival of Opel in the Top 20. The Astra is up 60% to #4, the Corsa up 25% to #5, the Mokka breaks into the Spanish Top 10 for the very first time thanks to volumes doubling year-on-year at #10 (previous best: #13 last February) and the Zafira Tourer is up a gigantic 149% to #17. Notice also Peugeot up 31% at #3 in the brands ranking, Citroen up 27%, Audi up 21%, BMW up 18%, Mercedes up 19%, Kia up 50%, Mazda up 94%, Land Rover up 37% and Honda up 82%.

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Previous month: Spain December 2015: Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 10

One year ago: Spain January 2015: Seat Leon #1 with VW Golf in tow

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Spain Full Year 2015: Second year of reign for the Seat Leon

Seat Leon Spain 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Seat Leon is the best-selling model at home for the 2nd year running.

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After gaining 18% in 2014, the Spanish new car market is up another 21% or almost 200.000 sales in 2015 to cross the symbolic one million annual sales milestone for the first time since 2008 at 1.041.276 registrations. Spain is now well out of recession and has improved 49% since the low of 700.562 in 2012. However if in 2014 the growth came mainly from private sales, this year businesses are doing the heavy lifting with sales up 32% to 275.596 compared to +19% to 588.909 for private sales and +14% to 176.571 short-term rentals. All-in-all very healthy figures though. Volkswagen tops the brands ranking for the 4th year in a row but lags behind the market at +15%, resulting in a reduced 8.5% market share, and the same goes for Seat: #2 again but up ‘just’ 14% to 7.5% share.

Dacia Sandero Spain 2015. Picture courtesy honestjohn.co.ukThe Dacia Sandero is #4 in Spain in 2015.

Renault (+19%) overtakes Opel (+15%) for third place while Peugeot (+22%), Ford (+17%) and Citroen (+13%) hold onto their ranking. Nissan jumps 39% to #8, Kia 43% to #11, Mazda is up 54%, Mitsubishi up 61%, Jaguar up 80%, Smart up 99% and Jeep up 205%. A very rare feat, all Top 32 brands lodge year-on-year gains. Model-wise, the Seat Leon posts a 2nd consecutive (and ever) year in pole position. If in 2014 its advantage over stablemate and perennial market leader the Seat Ibiza was a meagre 142 units, this year it has improved to 1.853 thanks to sales up 20% vs. +14% for the Ibiza. The VW Golf gains two spots to land on the podium at #3, the Dacia Sandero is up 3 to #4 while the VW Polo is down two to #5.

Peugeot 2008 Spain 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe 2008 (+67%) helps Peugeot to a 22% improvement of its Spanish sales in 2015.

Thanks to the new model, the Nissan Qashqai is back up 35% to 6th place, with the Opel Astra (+30%), Peugeot 308 (+36%), 208 (+28%), 2008 (+67%) and Opel Mokka (+95%) displaying outlandish growth rates within the Top 30. The Citroen C4 Cactus ends its first full year in market at #23, while the Hyundai Tucson (#56), Renault Kadjar (#70) and Fiat 500X (#86) are the only three all-new models in the 2015 Spanish Top 100. Finally, notice the Jeep Renegade up to #92, the Ford Ecosport up 323% to #94 and the Jaguar XE landing at #144.

Previous post: Spain December 2015: Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 10

Previous year: Spain Full Year 2014: First ever year of reign for the Seat Leon

Two years ago: Spain Full Year 2013: Seat Ibiza marks 10 years at #1

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Spain December 2015: Hyundai Tucson breaks into Top 10

Hyundai Tucson Spain December 2015The Hyundai Tucson ranks 8th in Spain this month.

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The Spanish new car market continues on its steady growth at another very dynamic +20% in December to 89.211 units, the best December score since 2009 and pushing the overall 2015 total past one million units at 1.041.276. Peugeot outpaces the market by a large margin (+33%) to take the lead of the brands ranking at 8.5% share above Volkswagen (+17%), Ford (+5%) and Renault (+9%) while Seat (+3%) rounds up the Top 5. Hyundai is up 107% to 6th place vs. #12 year-to-date, Dacia is up 34%, BMW up 57% and Audi up 48%.

Model-wise, the Seat Leon reclaims the top spot it holds annually with a full one percentage point of share market advantage over all other nameplates on sale in the country at 3.7% vs. 2.7% for its stablemate the Seat Ibiza in 2nd place. The Dacia Sandero, #1 in November, is knocked off to third position but up 57% year-on-year to 2.414 sales, distancing the Nissan Qashqai (+6%), Peugeot 308 (+44%) and VW Golf (+37%). The performance of the month is delivered by the Hyundai Tucson: up four spots on November to brilliantly break into the Top 10 at #8 with 1.909 sales and 2.1% share.

Previous month: Spain November 2015: Dacia Sandero doubles sales to #1

One year ago: Spain December 2014: Seat Leon, Ibiza and Nissan Qashqai on top

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Spain November 2015: Dacia Sandero doubles sales to #1

Dacia Sandero Spain November 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frDacia Sandero sales are up by a round 100% year-on-year this month. Picture largus.fr

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After gaining just 6% in October, the Spanish new car market is back to extravagant growth rates with November sales up 26% year-on-year to 82.332 units, the largest November volume since 2009 (86.941), lifting the year-to-date total up 21.5% to 952.060 deliveries, highest since 2008 (1.089.112). If Peugeot managed to outsell traditional market leader Volkswagen last month, this time Opel has the honour of topping the Spanish brands ranking despite simply evolving like the market at +25% to 8% share, toppling Peugeot (+44%), while Volkswagen (+19%) ranks third but is still #1 year-to-date by almost 10.000 units. Renault (+3%), Ford (+9%) and Citroen (+40%) follow, and Land Rover (+51%), Kia (+63%), Dacia (+72%), Smart (+76%), Jeep (+81%), Mazda (+89%) and Suzuki (+255%) all post spectacular gains.

Ford Ecosport Spain November 2015. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Ford Ecosport hits its best-ever ranking in Spain this month at #66. Picture largus.fr

Model-wise, the Dacia Sandero exactly doubles its sales year-on-year to 2.383 and 2.9%, enough to snap the top spot for the first time since September 2014 and the 6th time ever along with JanuaryAugustDecember 2013 and August 2014. Apart from the Seat Leon stable in 2nd place and now almost certain to score an annual win at home for the 2nd consecutive year, all nameplates in the Top 5 frankly outpace the market: the Nissan Qashqai is up 50% to #3, the Seat Ibiza up 52% to #4 and the Opel Astra up 46% to #5, overtaking the Corsa year-to-date to rank 9th. The Peugeot 308 (+39%) and 208 (+58%) also shine at #7 and #8 respectively.

Jaguar XE Spain November 2015. Picture courtesy autocar.co.ukJaguar XE

Among recent launches, the Hyundai Tucson gains a further three spots on October to get even closer to a formidable Top 10 ranking: #12 for now with 1.368 sales and 2nd best-selling SUV in the country below the Nissan Qashqai. On that note, the Renault Kadjar, based on the same platform and assembled locally, is down 19 ranks and struggles to really make a mark for now at #44, while the Ford Ecosport, labelled a flop in most parts of Europe, is slowly but surely making its way to the top: up 7 spots to a best-ever #66 this month. If most nameplates launched in the past few months mark a pause in November (Mazda CX-3, Fiat 500X, Mercedes GLC, Honda HR-V…), the Land Rover Discovery Sport (#91), Ssangyong Tivoli (#118) and Jaguar XE (#129) continue to progress.

Previous month: Spain October 2015: Peugeot leads, Hyundai Tucson up to #15

One year ago: Spain November 2014: Seat Leon #1, now threatens Ibiza year-to-date

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Spain October 2015: Peugeot leads, Hyundai Tucson up to #15

Hyundai Tucson Spain October 2015. Picture courtesy itempo.noHyundai Tucson

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Spanish new car sales slow down their growth this month to just +6% yet deliver the best October score since 2009 at 80.675 registrations. The year-to-date total now stands at 869.725 units, up 21% on 2014 and here too the strongest result since 2009. Peugeot surprises and takes the lead of the brands ranking off Volkswagen thanks to sales up 23% to 6.561 for a 8.1% market share vs. 6.363 and 7.9% (+1%) for the German manufacturer. Renault (-15%) remains in third position above Opel, Seat, Citroen and Ford. Nissan surges 27%, Mercedes is up 29%, Mazda up 48%, Land Rover up 29%, Smart up 5-fold thanks to the arrival of the Forfour and a very warm welcome to the new gen Fortwo (+277% to #64), Suzuki up 147%, Jeep up 137% and Jaguar up 71%.

Peugeot 308 Spain October 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frPeugeot is the most popular manufacturer in Spain this month.

Over in the models ranking, the Seat Leon cements its leadership thanks to sales up 19% to 2.465 and 3.1% share, above its little sister the Seat Ibiza at 2.169 and the VW Polo at 2.071, reproducing the year-to-date podium. Below the Dacia Sandero up two spots on September to #4 despite sales down 1%, the Peugeot 308 soars 37% to #5 overall vs. #12 year-to-date, partly justifying Peugeot’s pole position in the brands ranking along with the 208 up 45% to #8 and the 2008 up 48% to #12. The Opel Astra is up 44% to #7, the Hyundai Tucson is up a further 13 spots on last month to break into the Spanish Top 15 – becoming the brand’s best-seller in the country for only its 2nd full month of sales, the Renault Kadjar is up 30 to #25, the Nissan Pulsar up 26 to #35, the Mazda CX-3 is up 8 to #78, the Mercedes GLC up 23 to #90, Suzuki Vitara up 34 to #94 and the Honda HR-V up 25 to #110.

Previous month: Spain September 2015: Seat Leon resumes domination

One year ago: Spain October 2014: Renault Mégane and Clio on top

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Spain September 2015: Seat Leon resumes domination

Seat Leon Spain September 2015The Seat Leon is back to the pole position at home.

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The Spanish new car market continues on its recovery trend in September with sales up 23% year-on-year to 70.386 units, the best September result in Spain since 2009 and already double the score of September 2012 (35.216) at the worst of the financial crisis. The year-to-date total is also up 23% on 2014 to 789.024 deliveries in 9 months. In the first sales results published since the VW diesel scandal broke on September 18, Volkswagen manages outperform the market and remain in the brands pole position with sales up 28% to 5.979 and 8.5% share, distancing Peugeot (+21%), Renault (+5%), Opel (+20%) and Ford (+19%). Domestic carmaker Seat is up 29% but at #6 and 6.2% share it is well below its year-to-date level at #2 and 7.8%. Nissan (+26%), Audi (+41%), Skoda (+43%), Mazda (+51%) and Mitsubishi (+57%) impress, while Smart (+327%) and Jeep (+237%) take off.

Nissan Qashqai Spain September 2015Nissan Qashqai

Model-wise, after dropping to a paltry 12th spot in August, the Seat Leon resumes its market domination and snaps the Spanish pole position for the 4th time this year with sales up a fantastic 57% year-on-year to 1.929 units and 2.7% share – however well below the 3.2% it commands year-to-date. The VW Golf is up 37% to #2 while the Nissan Qashqai (+48%) completes a very dynamic podium. The Opel Astra (#5), Peugeot 308 (#7) and Peugeot 2008 (#12) all gain 49% for very different reasons: runout prices for the former, new generation and station wagon for the latter. Notice also the Citroen C3 up 53% to #20, the Dacia Duster up 69% to #21, VW Tiguan up 58% to #25, VW Passat up 75% to #26 and the Opel Mokka also up 75% to #29.

Mercedes GLC Spain September 2015The Mercedes GLC makes its first appearance in the Spanish sales charts this month.

Among recent newcomers, the Hyundai Tucson remains at a very solid level in 28th place with 1.1% share, the BMW 2 Series Tourer is up 11 spots on August to break into the Spanish Top 50 for the first time at #49, the Renault Kadjar is up 9 ranks to #55, the Fiat 500X is up 23 to #65, the Ford Ecosport up 38 to #75, the Mazda CX-3 up 9 to #86 and the Ssangyong Tivoli is up 23 to #126. We welcome two new nameplates in the Spanish sales charts this month: the Mercedes GLC lands at #113 with 146 sales and the Honda HR-V arrives at #135 with 95 units.

Previous month: Spain August 2015: Opel Astra surprise best-seller

One year ago:  Spain September 2014: Dacia Sandero confirms pole position

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