The Renault 19 repeats at #1 in Spain despite a harsh year-on-year drop.
After four consecutive record years, the Spanish new car market hits the brakes in 1990 with sales down a harsh -12.6% year-on-year to tilt back below the million mark at 981.298 units. The Top 7 best-selling brands all drop by the double-digits, led once again by Renault (-24%) posting the largest fall in the Top 25 to just 14.7% share, ahead of Ford (-11.5%), Opel (-17.4%), Peugeot (-11.6%) and Seat (-13.4%). Audi (+8.8%) and Fiat (+1.7%) are the only gainers in the Top 10, with Mazda (+184.5%), Nissan (+72.3%), Toyota (+63.9%), Suzuki (+60.2%), Honda (+58.2%) and Yugoslavian brand Zastava (+23.1%) the most dynamic in the Top 25.
Model-wise, the Renault 19 (-23.7%) manages to remain in pole position despite its honeymoon period with the Spanish customers ending abruptly, whereas the Ford Fiesta (+8.1%) is catching up, up 3 spots to #2 and knocking the Opel Kadett (-20.8%) and Seat Ibiza (-11.5%) down to #3 and #4 respectively. The Citroen AX (-13.9%) breaks into the Top 5, dislodging the Renault Supercinq (-42.2%) hit by the arrival of its replacement, the Renault Clio landing directly at #21 as the most popular new launch of 1990.
Full Year 1990 Top 45 All-brands, Top 190 All-models, Top 28 All LCV brands and Top 65 All LCV models below.