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Spain 1994: Ford Escort takes the lead

Ford Escort

* See the Top 50 best-selling models by clicking on the title! Many thanks to STAC *

1994 was a great year for Spanish new car sales, up a massive 21% year-on-year to 860,000 registrations. The models pole position changes hands for the third consecutive year: after the Renault 19 in 1991, the Renault Clio in 1992 and the Opel Astra in 1993, the Ford Escort takes the lead in Spain this year with sales up 28% to 52,631 and 6.1% market share. The Opel Astra is down to #2 at 46,683 units and 5.4%, followed by the Opel Corsa up 5 spots and 38% to 45,120 sales and 5.3%.

Seat Cordoba

The Ford Fiesta is also up sharply at +30% to #5, while the Peugeot 306 breaks into the year-end Spanish Top 10 for the first time, up 165% and 10 spots to #8 and 38,787 units. The best performing newcomer in the Top 50 is the the sedan version of the Seat Ibiza, the Seat Cordoba, landing directly at a fantastic 12th position with 22,282 sales and 2.6%. Add these to the 41,942 Seat Ibiza sold this year and with 64,224 units the Ibiza/Cordoba family would be by far #1.

Renault Laguna

Another all-new model that gets noticed in Spain this year is the Renault Laguna, directly at #13 with 22,135 units and 2.6%. Notice also the Fiat Punto landing at #15, the Renault Twingo up 142% to #18, the Nissan Micra up 70% to #24 and #1 Japanese, the Fiat Cinquecento up 204% to #28 and the Rover 600 landing at #39.

Full Year and January 1994 Top 50 Ranking Tables below.

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