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Spain 1989: Renault 19 takes the lead in record market

Renault 19

Now with the Top 45 All-brands, Top 180 All-models, Top 25 All LCV brands and Top 65 All LCV models.

New car sales in Spain gain another 8.8% in 1989 to hit a new all-time record at 1.123.083 units. Renault (+3.5%) continues to dominate and drop share at 19.3%, with Opel (+5.5%), Ford (+10.4%), Peugeot (+0.1%) and Seat (+3.6%) closing an unchanged Top 5. Audi (+144%) storms into the Top 10 at #9 in a splendid year for premium Germans: Mercedes (+102.7%) and BMW (+51.3%) also shoot up while Volkswagen (+19.1%) and Fiat (+17.1%) also impress in the Top 10.

Seat Ibiza

Launched in late 1988, the Renault 19 is an instant hit with Spanish consumers, and the model enjoys even greater success in Spain than it does in France, up 23 spots on last year to rank #1 as soon as its first full year in market with 8.2% share. The Opel Kadett (+3.6%), Seat Ibiza (+8%) and Renault Supercinq (+5.3%) all drop one spot to #2 to #4. The Ford Fiesta (+38.5%) leaps up 5 spots to #5 and the VW Golf (+34.9%) is up 4 to #9. Curiosities: the Renault 4 is still at a respectable #29 at 0.7% share.

Full Year 1989 Top 45 All-brands, Top 180 All-models, Top 25 All LCV brands and Top 65 All LCV models below.

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