After two consecutive record annual volumes, the Spanish market catches its breath in 2000, edging down just -1.9% to 1.359.866 which is the 2nd largest annual score in Spanish history. Renault (-11.9%) is faithful to its traditional brands pole position, but Seat (+2.3%), Citroen (+1%) and Peugeot (+3.6%) all catch up and gain share vs. 1999. Nissan (+18.4%), Skoda (+17.1%) and BMW (+16.8%) post the largest gains in the Top 20. Citroen (+5.2%) holds onto the LCV pole position ahead of Nissan (+5.8%) overtaking Renault (-9.5%).
A previous version of this article had the Citroen Xsara #1 but official figures show the Seat Ibiza (-5%) is taking advantage of its facelift to reclaim the top spot for the 4th time in the past 5 years and the 5th time overall, but it was the closest finish in the history of automobile in Spain: the Xsara is only 43 sales below! The Renault Megane (-10.7%) remains at #3 while the Peugeot 206 (+11.2%) is up two spots to #4 and the Opel Astra (-9.2%) is down one to close the Top 5. The Citroen Berlingo (+14.8%) reclaims the title of #1 LCV in Spain off the Renault Kangoo (-9.7%).
Full 2000 Top 50 All-brands, Top 260 All-models, Top 40 All LCV brands and Top 125 All LCV models vs. Full 1999 figures below.